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NTU ‘Cloud3DView’ wins the 5th ASEAN ICT Gold Award

Published on: 13-Dec-2016


NTU research team (Dr Li Yuanlong, Zhang Ge and Zhou Fengyi) led by Assoc Professor Wen Yonggang (2nd from left), SCSE Assistant Chair (Innovation), clinched the Gold Medal in ASEAN ICT Award 2016 under Research and Development category.

NTU research team led by Associate Professor Wen Yonggang, SCSE Assistant Chair (Innovation) clinched the Gold Medal in ASEAN ICT Award 2016 under Research and Development category. The award ceremony was held at the international convention center in Brunei Darussalam. Cloud3dView, the artificial intelligence (AI) based technology developed by the SCSE research team won over 100 other candidates from ASEAN countries to enter the round of 18 finalists to attend the award ceremony in Brunei on 25 November 2016. The trophy and certificate were presented by Dr Yaacob Ibrahim (Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs) to NTU researchers (Dr Li Yuanlong and Zhang Ge) on the stage.


The award was presented to NTU researchers, Dr Li Yuanlong and Zhang Ge at the ASEAN ICT Award ceremony in Brunei on 25 November 2016.

This is the second time Associate Professor Wen Yonggang’s team from SCSE brought back a gold award for Singapore, after the team’s Multi-Screen Cloud Social TV won the Gold Award in 2013.

This research started from the modular data centre project, funded by the previous IDA and lately grew substantially with support from public funding agencies (e.g.,, NRF, EMA, BCA, IMDA, MND, etc) and industrial partners (e.g.; Toshiba, Intel, Dell, Cisco, Singapore Power, etc). The team realized that the most pressing concern in adopting new technology in the data center industry was to understand its potential impact on business continuity, as constantly mentioned by industry players including Microsoft, Dell, HP and etc. The virtual 3D model in Cloud3DView would serve as a hot mirror of the physical data center and provide intuitive information visualization of its operational status.

As Associate Professor Wen Yonggang said: “before the operator issues a command to the data center, he can emulate it on the 3D model first. The application leverages advanced AI to predict the expected outcomes. The operator then can make an informed decision to commit the execution.”

The ASEAN ICT Awards (AICTA) is a project approved by the ASEAN Telecommunication Ministers with the wish to recognize the best ICT achievement among entrepreneurs and researchers across the ASEAN region. AICTA aims to be the benchmark for success in terms of innovation and creativity, offering business opportunities and promote trade relations to uplift the strength of ICT and community awareness in ASEAN and international regions.


NTU researchers, Dr Li Yuanlong and Zhang Ge are next to Dr Yaacob Ibrahim (Minister for Communications).

 

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