“Did You Know” Monthly Talk Series

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As part of the university's community engagement initiatives, the "Did You Know" Monthly Talk Series will be organized and held on the last Friday of every month (subject to changes). To be delivered by NTU experts in their respective fields, this talk series aims to discuss the hottest research topics and latest trends affecting society. Admission to these talks is free. Registration is required.



Title: From Mythology to Artificial Intelligence

Speaker: Professor Nadia Thalmann, Director, Interdisciplinary Institute for Media Innovation

Date: 26 October 2018, Friday

Time: 7pm - 9pm

Venue: Tan Chin Tuan Lecture Theatre

Registration: REGISTER

For information regarding buses, please click on either of these links depending on the venue for the month (please refer to details above):

Bus Services - Tan Chin Tuan Lecture Theatre OR Bus Services - HSS Auditorium

For more details, please refer to the poster below.

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​1​The Sustainability of Singapore and Its Neighbors in the Face of Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanoes and a Changing Climate

​Professor Kerry Sieh

Director, Earth Observatory of Singapore

​27 Jul 2017

​Unmasking the Invisible Threat of Diabetes

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​Asst Professor Yusuf Ali

Assistant Professor of Metabolic Disease and Lead for Practicals, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

​25 Aug 2017

​中药 、针灸和饮食起居对失智者的防护

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​29 Sep 2017
​New Drugs for Old Diseases - The Challenges of Overcoming Drug Resistance

​Professor Peter Preiser

Chair, School of Biological Sciences

​27 Oct 2017

​Explorations in Confucian Philosophy

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​Professor Alan Chan

Dean, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

​22 Nov 2017

​"Uberising" Health Coaching: An Answer to Just-in-Time, Bite-Sized and Affordable Eldercare?

​Professor Theng Yin Leng

Acting Executive Director, Ageing Research Institute for Society and Education 

​21 Dec 2017
​7​Managing for Success: Some Perspectives for Personal & Corporate Applications

​Professor C H Wee

Head, Division of Marketing and International Business, Nanyang Business School

​25 Jan 2018

​The 5Cs of 3D Printing - Chocolate, Cells, Concrete, Circuits and Copper

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​Professor Chua Chee Kai

Executive Director, Singapore Centre for 3D Printing

​23 Feb 2018

​Educational Response to Disruptive Technology in Finance

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​Professor Lee Boon Keng

Associate Professor in Banking and Finance, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University


Dr. Rohan Mahadevan

Senior Vice President, PayPal, Asia Pacific

29 Mar 2018

​Uninterrupted Sitting is the New Smoking: How Does This Sit with You?

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Professor Michael Chia, Professor of Paediatric Exercise Science, National Institute of Education


​27 Apr 2018

​Bitcoin and Beyond – The World of Cryptocurrencies

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​Dr Sourav Sen Gupta, Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Engineering​25 May 2018

​Robots are taking over human jobs - what should you do to future-proof yours?

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Professor Ang Wei Tech, Associate Chair (Research), School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering​29 Jun 2018

​​“Doing Good with the Small" - Microbes in Environmental Protection and Remediation

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Professor Ng Wun Jern, Professor and Principal Lead, Environmental Bio-innovations Group (EBiG), School of Civil & Environmental Engineering 27 Jul 2018

​"False Online Information: What Is New From Research And What Can We Do About It?"

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​Professor Ang Peng Hwa (WKWSCI)

Assistant Professor Edson C. Tandoc. Jr (WKWSCI)

Mr Benjamin Ang (CENS, RSIS)

​31 Aug 2018

​Cutting-Edge Technologies Geared for the 4th Industrial Revolution

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Professor Louis Phee, Dean, College of Engineering28 Sep 2018


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