Research Fellow (Digital Twin)

Date: 9 Jun 2024

Location: COLLEGE OF DESIGN & ENG, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description


The Department of the Built Environment at the National University of Singapore hosts the Centre for 5G Digital Building Technology (5GDBT), which focuses on several key research areas. These include:


1. Smart Facilities Management (FM) through Digital Twin (DT) technology.
2. Integration of Robotics and Internet of Things (IoT) sensors.
3. Exploration of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (XR).
4. Advancements in 5G Network Technology.
5. Implementation of a Common Data Environment for the integration of Smart Technologies.


The primary objective of the Centre for 5GDBT is to play a pivotal role in Singapore's digital research transformation, aligning with the nation's goal of achieving nationwide 5G coverage by 2025. The Centre for 5GDBT aspires to become a leading hub for digital building technology, focusing on impactful research, comprehensive education, and the adoption of best practices. Its strategy involves leveraging 5G connectivity, cloud-based DT technology, and robotics for applications in Smart FM and the Built Environment (BE) industry. Ultimately, the Centre seeks to revolutionise the design, delivery, and management of Singapore's BE.

The Centre for 5GDBT is in search of a Research Fellow (RF) with a proven ability to lead and execute research projects independently. The role requires a strong foundation in managing research projects and a deep understanding of smart technologies within the Built Environment (BE) industry, specifically in the Facilities Management (FM) domain. This encompasses expertise in technological competencies and smart technologies such as robotics (e.g., cleaning robots, concierge robots) and IoT devices.

The RF will be tasked with not only the technical aspects of research projects but also administrative and managerial responsibilities associated with them. Additionally, they will play a crucial role in supporting PhD students by offering academic and research guidance, collaborating closely with the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr Shah. Ideal candidates should bring substantial research experience in relevant fields, possess robust data analysis skills, and demonstrate proficiency in programming.

The selected candidate will engage in both academic development and hands-on fieldwork, collaborating with fellow research staff and students. This will be carried out under the guidance and supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI).


Job Requirements

- Hold or be in the process of obtaining a Ph.D. (i.e. is in the final stages of PhD studies meaning submitted thesis or pending oral defence) in a relevant field, such as Computer Science, Building Science, or related disciplines.
- Demonstrate a proven track record in effectively managing and actively participating in advanced theoretical and computational research projects.
-  Able to develop robotic use-cases for Smart Buildings and Smart Facilities Management
-  Working with integration of Digital Twins with Robotics and IoT sensors
- Possess strong programming skills, with specific knowledge or experience in the areas listed below:
•    Digital Twin
•    Robots = Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT), Robot Operating System (ROS) 1 & 2, Python, Java, C++
•    Cameras = Localised LAN Server, Video Management Server (VMS), Streaming RTMP
•    Display = Remote PC Display
•    Experience in API, APKs, SDKs, UI/UX
•    Experience in Artificial Intelligence (AI), ChatGPT, Video Analytics
•    Developer:
(1) AI detection models for Andriod
(2) Video Analytics (MobileNet, TensorflowLite, Kotlin)
(3) Andriod Apps Developer
(4) Live Streaming Andriod Apps
(5) Live Broadcasting Andriod Apps
(6) Backend Video Server Developer
- Skills listed below would be strongly preferred:
•    Video Analytics Detection Models
•    Large Language Models (LLM)
•    Artificial Neural Networks
- Working with integration of Digital Twins with Robotics and IoT sensors, Generative AI, Smart Cameras, Drones
- Exhibit exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, and demonstrate proficiency in team management. The candidate should also showcase independent problem-solving abilities.
- Fluency in oral and written English is essential to effectively collaborate and communicate within a diverse research environment.
- Experience in writing proposals and paper publications
- Ability to contribute to and lead the development of academic papers for publication in reputable and high-impact journals, reflecting a commitment to scholarly excellence.
- Proven capability to mentor and guide research staff and students, fostering a collaborative and innovative research culture.
- Display a keen interest in staying abreast of emerging technologies and methodologies within the specified research areas, continuously contributing to the intellectual advancement of the team.
- Previous experience in securing research funding, collaborating with industry partners, and participating in interdisciplinary research initiatives would be considered advantageous.




More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: College of Design and Engineering

Department : The Built Environment

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 24109