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Symposium 2006

The 6th SMA Annual Symposium will be held at the University Cultural Centre Theatre, and the Prince George's Park Function Rooms. The theme for this year's symposium is 'Technology Revolution of the Global Economy'. Programme highlights include addresses by prominent leaders in research and industry, and presentations by faculty, research fellows and graduate students.

Agenda - January 17th

Date Time   Details
January 17, 2006
Venue: University Cultural Centre Theatre, NUS
Plenary Session
08:30 - 09:00 Registration/Refreshments
Guests are requested to be seated by 08:45
09:00 - 09:05 Introduction and Welcome
Professor NG Wun Jern
SMA Co-Director, Singapore
09:05 - 09:25 Directors' Messages
Professor NG Wun Jern
SMA Co-Director, Singapore
Professor Anthony T. PATERA
SMA Co-Director, MIT
09:25 - 09:55 Keynote Speaker
Chair: Professor SHIH Choon Fong
President, NUS
Speaker: Dr Tony TAN
Chairman, National Research Foundation;
Deputy Chairman, Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council;
and Chairman, International Academic Advisory Panel
09:55 - 10:00 Memento presentation to Dr Tony TAN
by Professor SHIH Choon Fong
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:15 Topic: New approaches in the fight against tropical diseases
Chair: Professor TAN Chorh Chuan
Deputy President & Provost, NUS
Distinguished Speaker 1: Dr Alex MATTER
Director, Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases
11:15 - 12:00 Topic: Technology Revolution of the Global Economy---
the Excitement, the Possibilities and the Challenges
Chair: Professor LIM Mong King
Deputy President and Dean, College of Engineering, NTU
Distinguished Speaker 2: Mr FONG Saik Hay
Chief Technology Officer, Singapore Technologies Engineering;
and President, Singapore Technologies Dynamics
12:00 - 12:05 Memento presentation to Dr Alex MATTER
by Professor TAN Chorh Chuan
Memento presentation to Mr FONG Saik Hay
by Professor LIM Mong King
12:05 - 13:45 Lunch
End of Plenary Session
13:30 Shuttle bus service
From the University Cultural Centre front porch to Prince George's Park Function Rooms for the Technical Programme (Parallel Sessions)
Venue: Prince George's Park Function Rooms, NUS
Technical Programme (Parallel Sessions)

Advanced Materials for Micro- and Nano-Systems (AMM&NS)*

Computer Science (CS)
High Performance for Computation for Engineered Systems (HPCES)*
Innovation in Manufacturing Systems and Technology (IMST)*
Molecular Engineering of Biological and Chemical Systems (MEBCS)
13:45 - 14:00 Registration
14:00 - 16:00 Presentations
16:00 - 16:15 Break
16:15 - 17:30 Presentations
17:30 End of Technical Programme (Parallel Sessions)

Venue: Prince George's Park Multi-Purpose Hall for Reception
17:30 - 20:00 Reception


Prior to the 2006 SMA Annual Symposium, the SMA-CSB programme will sponsor the 2006 CSBi Symposium, "Systems Biology of Stem Cells". This event will be beamed live from Kresge Auditorium, MIT to NUS Global Classroom at Computer Centre Level 3, on Thursday, January 12, 2006, 21:00 to 01:00 (January 13, 2006).

* with participation from SMA-2.

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