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KRDL April 2001

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KRDL April 2001

  1. 1. Welcome to Kent Ridge Digital Labs Leading R&D for Leading-edge Businesses
  2. 2. MISSION KRDL spearheads the research and development of information and networking technology. Collaborating actively with industry partners in the development and transfer of leading-edge technologies, KRDL builds intellectual assets vital to keeping the nation, industry and businesses ahead globally.
  3. 3. KRDL's Core R&D Competency <ul><li>Pattern Recognition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Machine Translation, Text Mining and Search Engines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speech and Handwriting Recognition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optical Character Recognition & Biometrics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Imaging and Video based Object Recognition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bio-informatics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Protocol and Algorithmic Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Media Processing & 3D Visualization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security and Authenticity Processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduling and Optimization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptive and Ad-hoc Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distributed Computing </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Research Labs <ul><li>Media Engineering and Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Movement Analysis & Conversant Media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interacting Cyber Avatars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Context Based Media Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Imaging for Broadband & Wireless </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Language Engineering and Knowledge Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Language Understanding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dialogue Processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intelligent Cyber Agents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous & Distributed Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Security for Network and Appliances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pervasive Computing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service Creation and Quality of Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distributed Platform for Internet Hosting </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Research Labs (Cont'd) <ul><li>Bio-informatics & Medical imaging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bio-informatics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Imaging </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Initiatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Affective Computing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BodyNet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Centers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SingAREN </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. WHY KRDL? <ul><li>Our track record of world-class R&D achievements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International research partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International venture partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intellectual Property </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spin-offs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridging units </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investors / Partners in our spin-offs </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. International Research Partnerships IBM, Apple, SGI, Lucent, Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic HP Labs (Bristol) Ericsson CNRS, University of Joseph Fourier Real World Computing Siemens, Thieme Verlag, BrainLab
  8. 8. International Venture Partnerships Neoteny Co. Ltd, Japan Shenzhen Venture Capital Co. Ltd, China
  9. 9. Intellectual Capital
  10. 10. World class research results <ul><li>Kleisli </li></ul><ul><li>PREDICT </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-me PC </li></ul><ul><li>HotCard </li></ul><ul><li>muvee </li></ul><ul><li>smartcard break-in </li></ul><ul><li>multimedia information retrieval </li></ul><ul><li>video indexing </li></ul>
  11. 11. Awards <ul><li>European Congress of Radiology 2000 CompuRAD Awards - Magna Cum Laude - Dr Wieslaw Nowinski & team (Model-enhanced Neuroradiology) </li></ul><ul><li>Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) Team Excellence Awards 2000 - Best Overall, Best - People & Process, Best - Effectiveness and Best -Training </li></ul><ul><li>Best Paper in the session `Mathematical Methods and Optimization in Problem Solving Systems I’at the 4th World Multi-conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI 2000) - Dr. Roberto Mariani. </li></ul><ul><li>1998 DAPRA International Message Entity Tracking (MET) competition on Chinese text </li></ul><ul><li>2001 and 1998 Tan Kah Kee Young Inventor's Awards </li></ul><ul><li>1st National Young Scientist Award (1996) - Dr Wong Lim Soon </li></ul>
  12. 12. Our Spin-Offs <ul><li>SingaLab Pte Ltd </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Private Express </li></ul><ul><li>WholeTree .com </li></ul><ul><li>geneticXchange Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>ThirdVoice, Inc . </li></ul><ul><li>BuzzCity Pte Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>CommonTown </li></ul><ul><li>Transparity Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>Horizon. iExpress </li></ul><ul><li>Mustard Technology </li></ul><ul><li>NewsTakes </li></ul><ul><li>Volume Interactions </li></ul><ul><li>smartBridges </li></ul><ul><li>NanoStorage </li></ul>
  13. 13. Other affiliated* companies <ul><ul><ul><li>8path Pte Ltd </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Akenco </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All-Thinkers Lab </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AsiaRain Automated Translations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ecquaria Technologies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>eFreightStation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grapevyn Technologies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maverick Research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Media On Net Pte Ltd </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mobiwave Pte Ltd </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NexLabs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Optasia Systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pentagon </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Network Connections </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Right Spin </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vivid Technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pittas And Associates (Pte Ltd) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skinux </li></ul></ul></ul>* companies founded by KRDL Alumni
  14. 14. Investors / Partners in our spin-offs <ul><li>Achieva </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>BancBoston Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Bold Discovery </li></ul><ul><li>BIX </li></ul><ul><li>Comdisco </li></ul><ul><li>CSA </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Draper Fisher </li></ul><ul><li>Entrust Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>EDB Investments </li></ul><ul><li>EDB Ventures </li></ul><ul><li>Fortune Venture Management </li></ul><ul><li>Harbinger Venture Management </li></ul><ul><li>Hikari </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>IBM </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Life Science Investments </li></ul>
  15. 15. Investors / Partners in our spin-offs (Cont'd) <ul><li>Malkin </li></ul><ul><li>Mayfield </li></ul><ul><li>Nanochip Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Nomura International </li></ul><ul><li>Orange </li></ul><ul><li>OWW </li></ul><ul><li>Purse Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Silkroute Venture </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore Bio Innovations </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore Computer Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore Telecom </li></ul><ul><li>S'pore Press Holdings </li></ul><ul><li>Transpac </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Connexion </li></ul><ul><li>Venture TDF </li></ul><ul><li>Vertex </li></ul><ul><li>Walden </li></ul><ul><li>Wolfhound Assets </li></ul>
  16. 16. Current Bridging Units http://www. exage .com http://www. trustcopy .com http://www. ewgate .com http://www. logismatic .com http://www. bigonthenet .com http://www. myhotcard .com http://www. coresynapses .com http://www. muvee .com
  17. 17. Thank you for visiting KRDL. For more information about KRDL and its R&D programs, please visit our website, http://www. krdl .org. sg / .
  18. 18. Additional information
  19. 19. Background <ul><li>Formed as a result of the merger of the R&D Group of the Institute of Systems Science (ISS) and the Information Technology Institute (ITI) in January 1998. </li></ul><ul><li>Formally corporatised as a company limited by the guarantee of the National Science & Technology Board (NSTB) on 1 April 1998. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Our People PhDs : 61 MScs : 111 BScs : 120 Total : 292 Multi-national, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary. Indians 9% Other Asians 4% Malaysians 6% Chinese 28% Singaporeans 48% Americans 1% Europeans 4%
  21. 21. Our Management Team