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Prof. Kay-Soon Low

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore

Dr. Low Kay-Soon is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore. He is also the director of Satellite Technology and Research centre (STAR). Before his present appointment, he was the centre director of satellite research centre (SaRC) of Nanyang Technological University. He has worked in the academia as well as in the industry. He has successfully supervised 55 graduate theses and delivered 50 funded projects. He has served as a consultant to many companies and had a number of patents on nonlinear circuits, UWB systems, solar energy management system and imaging sensor. His present funded projects are in the field of satellite mission development.

His satellite team has successfully developed and launched six satellites. These satellites cover different classes of satellites ranging from picosatellites to microsatellite. They weigh between 193g to 123kg. In orbit experiments include remote sensing, fault tolerant system, peak power solar energy tracking, model predictive control of satellite attitude, radio occultation experiment, precision navigation, inter-satellite data relay system has been successfully demonstrated. Dr Low received the best paper award from the IEEE conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA) in 2014, the Singapore Public Administration Medal (Bronze) in 2014, and Defence Technology Prize (Research & Development category) in 2011. Under his leadership, SaRC received the President's Technology Award in 2016 jointly with ST Electronics (satellite systems) Pte Ltd, DSO National laboratories and Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing & Processing.

He has been a senior member of IEEE since 2000. He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales.

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