XJTLU female academic member recognised as fellow of IET

18 Oct 2023

Professor of Artificial Intelligence Kah Phooi Seng from XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang) has received Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Fellowship, recognising her research creativity and leadership contributions in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) and innovative systems.

Professor Seng is also the only female academic staff member at XJTLU who has achieved the IET Fellowship.

Professor Seng’s dedication in teaching, research and leadership can be traced to 2001, when she joined Griffith University as a lecturer in microelectronic engineering. Since then, she has been working in academia in Australia, the UK, and China.

Over the years, Professor Seng has supervised sixteen PhD candidates, and recounts with pride on various career paths taken by them.

“Three of my former students have risen to become associate professors in their respective universities, and two students even went on to do their postdoctoral fellowships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States some years back,” Professor Seng recalled.

Professor Kah Phooi Seng

Professor Seng then added, “It is the success of my students that fills me with pride and motivates me to train and develop the next generation of researchers at XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang).”

Currently, four PhD research projects are under supervision by Professor Seng, spinning from artificial intelligent (AI) internet of things in smart cities to AI-empowered multimedia.

“We work as a team to address the research goals and challenges and are respectful of our different roles. I am also mindful of my students’ respective characters, strengths and different research backgrounds, and aim to maximise their individual potential” said Professor Seng.

One of Professor Seng’s PhD candidate Hanyue Xu expressed that “the free academic atmosphere at XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang) allows my supervisor and I to exchange research-related ideas on an equal footing.”

“I am a home-grown student of XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang), academics at the college use their networks in the academic community to find us a platform to participate or even lead research projects.”

Professor Kah Phooi Seng and her PhD candidates Yuanxin Su, Jieli Chen, Yibo He and Hanyue Xu) from the School of AI and Advanced Computing

Established in 1871, the IET is home to over 154,000 engineering and technology professionals from 148 countries. It has been influencing governments and industries across the globe to build engineering excellence into education programmes and profession.

In the history of IET, many of its members are Nobel Prize winners, including awardee of the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2009 Professor Charles K. Kao, awardee of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 1979 Godfrey N. Hounsfield, and awardee of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 1908 Ernest Rutherford.


By: Haolun Xu

18 Oct 2023


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