Prof. Pao-Chuen LUI
Professor Pao Chuen LUI retired in 2008 after serving 41 years in MINDEF and as Singapore’s first Chief Defence Scientist in his last 22 years service.
He is now an adviser to the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office and to six Ministries and Government Agencies and to NUS and NTU. He serves on the board of twelve research institutes and corporations. He is Professor of Large Scale Systems Engineering in NUS since 1990.
In 2002 Prof Lui received the National Science & Technology Medal “For his outstanding leadership in the build up of science and technology capability for the nation and its exploitation for major systems of national impact”.
In 2009 he received the rare Pioneer Award of International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) “for dedicating his life to systems thinking and application, resulting in both an unparalleled impact in Singapore, and advances in the development of systems engineering around the world.”
In 2011 he was conferred an Honorary Fellow of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations for his contributions to the engineering fields. He was elected by the Institute of Physics of Singapore as the winner of the 2011 IPS President Medal for his contributions to the Physics community. He was also one of the eleven professors elected to be a Fellow of the Singapore National Academy of Sciences and one of the 75 Fellows of the Singapore Academy of Engineering.
Prof. Daniel Krob
Former student of Ecole Normale Supérieure, Daniel Krob got a Ph.D. (1988) and an Habilitation (1991) in Computer Science from University Paris 7. He is Senior Researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), presently Institute Professor at Ecole Polytechnique and head of the Dassault Aviation - DCNS - DGA - Thales - Ecole Polytechnique - ENSTA ParisTech - Telecom ParisTech Chair "Engineering of Complex Systems" since its creation in 2003. Daniel Krob worked in algebraic & enumerative combinatorics, algorithms for mobile telecommunications and finite automata & formal languages, before specializing nowadays in systems architecture, systems engineering and systems modeling.
He is the author of more than 90 scientific papers, 4 books and holds 2 patents. Daniel Krob founded and directed the "Laboratoire d’Informatique Algorithmique: Fondements et Applications" ( LIAFA) of University Paris 7 during 6 years. He was also head, during several years, of the steering committees of two major international conferences in combinatorics & theoretical computer science (FPSAC & STACS). Presently Daniel Krob is chairman of the evaluation commitees of the "Information Management & Modelling" departement of the French Aerospace lab (ONERA) and of the "Architecture & Evaluation of Systems of Systems" group of the technical expertise department of the French ministry of defense (DGA). At international level, he is also one of the 15 founding members of the Omega-Alpha honour association in Systems Engineering.