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Dr Kok Chiang Liang

Lecturer (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

College of Engineering, Science and Environment / School of Engineering

Biography

In 2010, Chiang Liang graduated with First Class Honours in Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the prestigious Nanyang Technological University (NTU). His exceptional performance and potential were swiftly recognized as he was awarded the highly coveted Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) Integrated Circuit Design PhD Scholarship to pursue his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at NTU. In 2014, Chiang Liang emerged triumphant, earning his PhD Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. His doctoral thesis delved deeply into power management units (PMUs), exploring applications in smartphone technology, artificial intelligence sensors, robotics, and energy harvesting systems. Throughout his doctoral studies, Chiang Liang's intellectual contributions garnered widespread recognition, with numerous publications appearing in esteemed journals and conferences. He also served as an NTU undergraduate tutor and teaching assistant for NTU-TUM Master courses, imparting knowledge, and guidance to aspiring minds. In 2014, Chiang Liang joined the Ministry of Défense (MINDEF) DSO National Lab as a senior member of technical staff. Here, he spearheaded several state-of-the-art projects in power management and crypto-electronics design, earning acclaim with the prestigious Design Innovation Award at the Electronics division level. Driven by his passion for education, Chiang Liang was invited to be the Adjunct Professor (Faculty Member) at Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), where he teaches electronics courses with passion. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to education, Chiang Liang was bestowed with the prestigious Gold Medal Award for Teaching Excellence (University level) at SUSS in 2021 

In 2020, Chiang Liang embarked on a new chapter in his career, joining the Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education as a lecturer and program coordinator for the Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BEEE). His influence extends far beyond the classroom, as evidenced by his exclusive invitation to the Channel News Asia (CNA) Money Mind programme in May 2021, where he shared his expertise on blockchain technology and sustainable energy solutions. In November 2021, Chiang Liang's scholarly contributions were once again celebrated with the Best Paper award at the 4th International Conference on Environmental Science and Applications (ICESA 2021). As a respected leader in the engineering community, Chiang Liang plays an active role in shaping the future of the industry, serving as chairman for the STEM Industrial Advisory Board Committee and a committee member for the PEI Exam Board Council. His expertise is sought after on the international stage, with invitations as keynote speaker and plenary speaker for GMASC 2023, MSM 2024, CCCN 2024 and ACEE 2024. He is also the local and technical co-chair for CCCN 2024, ACEE 2024 and PCDS 2024. Furthermore, he is in the technical program committee for ICET 2024, ITET 2024 and ICICDT 2024. He is also the chairperson and moderator for track 1 session in WES 2023 and session chair for AGBRP 2024. He also serves as the publicity chair for MCSoC 2024. Chiang Liang's dedication to scholarly excellence is evident in his role as guest editor and reviewer for esteemed journals such as MDPI Electronics Journal, IEEE Access, and Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing. In early 2024, Chiang Liang's secured a S$20k external funding grant through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cushman & Wakefield. With over 50 publications in Q2 ranking journals, top conferences, and several book chapters, Chiang Liang's scholarly impact continues to reverberate across the global engineering landscape, driving innovation and shaping the future of the industry. His dedication to mentoring future engineers is evident in his supervision of Final Year Project (FYP) students, guiding them in research endeavours spanning machine learning, biomedical devices, limb lengthening implants, and power management units for portable devices. 

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Awards

Publications

Journals
Year Citation
2024 C. L. Kok, L. Siek, “Designing a Twin Frequency Control DC-DC Buck Converter Using Accurate Load Current Sensing Technique,“ Electronics 2024, 13, 45. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics13010045.
2024 C. L. Kok. K. J. Chia and L. Siek, “A 87dB SNR and THD+N 0.03% HiFi Grade Audio Preamplfiier,“ Electronics 2024, 13, 118. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics13010118.
2024 C. L. Kok, X. Fu, Y. Y. Koh and T. H. Teo, “ A Novel Portable Solar Powered Wireless Charging Device,“ Electronics 2024, 13, 403. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics13020403.
2024 C. L. Kok, I.M.B.P. Kusuma, Y. Y. Koh, H. Tang and A. B. Lim, “ Smart Aquaponics: An Automated Water Quality Management System for Sustainable Urban Agriculture,“ Electronics 2024, 13, 820. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics13050820.
2024 C. L. Kok, Y. Dai, T. K. Lee, Y. Y. Koh, T. H. Teo and J. P. Chai, “ A Novel Low-Cost Capacitance Sensor Solution for Real-Time Bubble Monitoring in Medical Infusion Devices,“ Electronics 2024, 13, 1111. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics13061111.
2024 C. L. Kok, H. Tang, T. H. Teo and Y. Y. Koh, “ A DC-DC Converter with Switched Capacitor Delay Deadtime Controller and Enhanced Unbalanced Input Pair Zero Current Detector to Boost Efficiency,“ Electronics 2024, 13, 1237. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics13071237.
2024 C. L. Kok, T. C. Tan, Y. Y. Koh, T. K. Lee and J. P. Chai, “ Design and Testing of an Intramedullary Nail Implant Enhanced with Active Feedback and Wireless Connectivity for Precise Limb Lengthening,“ Electronics 2024, 13, 1519. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics13081519.
2024 K. H. H. Aung, C. L. Kok, Y. Y. Koh and T. H. Teo, “ An Embedded Machine Learning Fault Detection System for Electric Fan Drive,“ Electronics 2024, 13, 493. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics13030493. (Featured Paper)
2024 J. Chen, T. H. Teo, C. L. Kok and Y. Y. Koh, “ A Novel Single Word Speech Recognition on Embedded Systems using Convolution Neuron Network with Improved Out-of-Distribution Detection,“ Electronics 2024, 13, 530. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics13030530.
2024 W. F. D. Chua, C. L. Lim, Y. Y. Koh and C. L. Kok, “ A Novel IoT Photovoltaic-Powered Water Irrigation Control and Monitoring System For Sustainable City Farming,“ Electronics 2024, 13, 676. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics13040676.
2024 Y. Y. Koh, C. L. Kok, N. Ibraahim and C. G. Lim “ Smart Water ATM with Arduino Integration, RFID Authentication, and Dynamic Dispensing for Enhanced Hydration Practices,“ Electronics 2024, 13, 1657. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics13091657.
2024 C. L. Kok, C. K. Ho, Y. Dai, T. K. Lee, Y. Y. Koh and J. P. Chai, “ A Novel and Self-CalibratingWeighing Sensor with Intelligent Peristaltic Pump Control for Real-Time Closed-Loop Infusion Monitoring in IoT-Enabled Sustainable Medical Devices,“ Electronics 2024, 13, 1724. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics13091724.
2024 C. L. Kok, C. K. Ho, T. K. Lee, Z. Y. Loo, Y. Y. Koh and J. P. Chai, “ A Novel and Low-Cost Cloud-Enabled IoT Integration for Sustainable Remote Intravenous Therapy Management,“ Electronics 2024, 13, 1801. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics13101801.
2024 C. K. Ho, C. Lee, K. J. Tseng, C. L. Kok and Y. Y Koh, “ Navigating the Metaverse: Exploring the Impact on Building Performance, Decarbonization, and Human Wellbeing,“ The International Journal of Engineering and Science (IJES), 13(01), (2024): pp.44-50, DOI:10.9790/1813-13014450.
2023 C. L. Kok, N. S. Selvaraj, Y. Y Koh, “ A Multi-Threaded Real Time Operating System based Robotic Car,“ The International Journal of Engineering and Science (IJES), 12(11), (2023): pp.80-89, DOI:10.9790/1813-12118089.
2023 C. L. Kok, S. M. Chan, Y. Y Koh and C. K. Ho, “ A Green IoT Solution Coupled with Machine Learning to Tackle Climate Change,“ The International Journal of Engineering and Science (IJES), 12(12), (2023): pp.01-16, DOI:10.9790/1813-12120116
2023 H. Y. Li, C. G. Lim, Y. Y Koh and C. L. Kok, “Design A DIY 3D Scanner for Scanning a 3D Object Using Arduino,“ The International Journal of Engineering and Science (IJES), 12(12), (2023): pp.113-136, DOI:10.9790/1813-1212113136
2023 H. R. Tan, C. G. Lim, Y. Y Koh and C. L. Kok, “ Design the Air Powered Vehicle for Clean and Green Environments,“ The International Journal of Engineering and Science (IJES), 12(12), (2023): pp.65-112, DOI:10.9790/1813-121265112
2015 C. L. Kok and L. Siek, “Unbalanced input pair zero current detector for DC–DC buck converter,” in Electronics Letters, vol. 51, no. 17, pp. 1359-1361, 20 8 2015, doi: 10.1049/el.2015.0323.
2012 C. L. Kok, L. Siek, and W. M. Lim, “A Novel Ultra-low Power Two-Terminal Zener Voltage Reference,” J. Circuit., Syst. Comp. 21, 1240017 (2012), doi: 10.1142/S0218126612400178
Conference Papers
Year Citation
2024 C. L. Kok, T. H. Teo, Y. Y. Koh, Y. Dai, B. K. Ang and J. P. Chai, ” IoT Based Drug Infusion Device Using Load Monitoring Technique for Detection of Volume and Flow Rate,” 2024 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) – Accepted for Publication
2024 C. L. Kok, N. S. Selvaraj, Y. Y Koh, “A Real Time Operating System (RTOS) based Robotic Car,“ 18th International Conference of the Academy of Global Business Research and Practice (AGBRP) 2024 – Accepted for Publication
2024 C. L. Kok, N. Tanjodi, “A Novel IoT-based Automatic Water Changing System with Proposed Water Parameter Monitoring Technique,“ 18th International Conference of the Academy of Global Business Research and Practice (AGBRP) 2024 – Accepted for Publication
2024 C. L. Kok, Y. Y Koh, C. W. Tay “A Novel machine learning based systems for gesture recognition,“ 18th International Conference of the Academy of Global Business Research and Practice (AGBRP) 2024 – Accepted for Publication
2024 C. L. Kok, H. S. Nyein, “Development of an universal battery charger,“ 18th International Conference of the Academy of Global Business Research and Practice (AGBRP) 2024 – Accepted for Publication
2024 C. L. Kok, P. K. Bagus, “Sustainable Vertical Farming,“ 18th International Conference of the Academy of Global Business Research and Practice (AGBRP) 2024 – Accepted for Publication
2024 C. K. Ho, C. Lee, T. K. Jet, C. L. Kok and Y. Y. Koh, “ Navigating the Metaverse: Exploring the Impact on Building Performance and Operations, Decarbonization, and Human Wellbeing,“ 18th International Conference of the Academy of Global Business Research and Practice (AGBRP) 2024 – Accepted for Publication
2023 Y. Y Koh, C. L. Kok,“ Comparing the Pros and Cons: An Analysis of Online and Offline Assessment in Engineering Education,“ Proceedings of AAEE 2023 Griffith University, Gold Coast, Qld, Australia.
2023 C. L. Kok, Z. Y. Loo, J. P. Chai, “Embedded Solutions for IoT Based Automated Drug Infusion Device,” 2023 20th International SoC Design Conference (ISOCC)
2022 Wen Da Tan, Yit Yan Koh and Chiang Liang Kok, “A feasibility study of a net zero energy HDB house in Singapore,” Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Environmental Science and Applications (ICESA ’22), Virtual Conference – Nov 24 to 26, 2022, doi: 10.11159/icesa22.139.
2022 Kenicho Kato, Chiang Liang Kok, Yit Yan Koh and Liter Siek, “Foresting the urban environment through living walls autonomously maintained by symbiotic autonomous systems,” Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Environmental Science and Applications (ICESA ’22), Virtual Conference – Nov 24 to 26, 2022, doi: 10.11159/icesa22.112. (Best Paper Award)
2022 C. L. Kok, “A Novel Study on a 300°C, High Performance LDO Regulator Using Silicon-On-Insulator Process for Extreme Drill Bit Application,” 2022 19th International SoC Design Conference (ISOCC), Gangneung-si, Korea, Republic of, 2022, pp. 286-289, doi: 10.1109/ISOCC56007.2022.10031521.
2021 Kavitha Palaniappan, Chiang Liang Kok, Kenichi Kato. ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) Coupled with the Internet of Things (IoT) for the Enhancement of Occupational Health and Safety in the Construction Industry. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems: Vol 271, 2021: ISSN 2367-3370
2015 C. L. Kok, X. Li, L. Siek, D. Zhu and J. J. Kong, “A switched capacitor deadtime controller for DC-DC buck converter,” 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Lisbon, 2015, pp. 217-220, doi: 10.1109/ISCAS.2015.7168609.
2015 C. Wu, W. L. Goh, C. L. Kok, W. Yang and L. Siek, “A low TC, supply independent and process compensated current reference,” 2015 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), San Jose, CA, 2015, pp. 1-4, doi: 10.1109/CICC.2015.7338488.
2012 C. L. Kok, Q. Huang, D. Zhu, L. Siek and W. M. Lim, “A fully digital green LDO regulator dedicated for biomedical implant using a power-aware binary switching technique,” 2012 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems, Kaohsiung, 2012, pp. 5-8, doi: 10.1109/APCCAS.2012.6418957.
2012 C. L. Kok, L. Siek and W. M. Lim, “An ultra-fast 65nm capacitorless LDO regulator dedicated for sensory detection using a direct feedback dual self-reacting loop technique,” 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Radio-Frequency Integration Technology (RFIT), Singapore, 2012, pp. 31-33, doi: 10.1109/RFIT.2012.6401604.
2012 C. L. Kok, L. Siek, F. Gao, Y. Zheng and W. M. Lim, “An ultra-compact green bio-regulator dedicated for brain cortical implant using a dynamic PSR enhancement technique,” 2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, San Diego, CA, 2012, pp. 1647-1650, doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346262.
2011 C. L. Kok and L. Siek, “A novel 2-terminal zener voltage reference,” 2011 IEEE 54th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), Seoul, 2011, pp. 1-4, doi: 10.1109/MWSCAS.2011.6026364.
2016 C. Wu, W. L. Goh, C. L. Kok et al., “Asymmetrical Dead-Time Control Driver for Buck Regulator,” in IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, vol. 24, no. 12, pp. 3543-3547, Dec. 2016, doi: 10.1109/TVLSI.2016.2551321.
2015 J. Kong, L. Siek and C. L. Kok, “A 9-bit body-biased vernier ring time-to-digital converter in 65 nm CMOS technology,” 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Lisbon, 2015, pp. 1650-1653, doi: 10.1109/ISCAS.2015.7168967.
2015 D. Zhu, J. Wang, C. L. Kok, L. Siek and Y. Zheng, “A new time-mode on-chip oscillator-based low power temperature sensor,” 2015 IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (EDSSC), Singapore, 2015, pp. 411-414, doi: 10.1109/EDSSC.2015.7285138.
2014 Z. Xiao, C. L. Kok and L. Siek, “Triple boundary multiphase with predictive interleaving technique for switched capacitor DC-DC converter regulation,” 2014 International Symposium on Integrated Circuits (ISIC), Singapore, 2014, pp. 17-20, doi: 10.1109/ISICIR.2014.7029473.
2014 D. Zhu, J. Wang, L. Siek, C. L. Kok, L. Qiu and Y. Zheng, “High accuracy time-mode duty-cycle-modulation-based temperature sensor for energy efficient system applications,” 2014 International Symposium on Integrated Circuits (ISIC), Singapore, 2014, pp. 400-403, doi: 10.1109/ISICIR.2014.7029502.
2013 X. Li, C. L. Kok et al., “A novel voltage reference with an improved folded cascode current mirror OpAmp dedicated for energy harvesting application,” 2013 International SoC Design Conference (ISOCC), Busan, 2013, pp. 318-321, doi: 10.1109/ISOCC.2013.6864038.
Book Chapters
YearCitation
2023Kok, C. L. (2023). A Low Cost, Power Efficient, Social Distancing Notification Embedded System Based on Intelligent Wireless Sensor Network. In R. Pandey, A. Gupta, & A. Pandey (Eds.), The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) and Telemedicine Frameworks and Applications (pp. 262-275). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-6684-3533-5.ch014
2023

Kok, C. L. & Setyadi, Y. (2023). Li-Ion-Based DC UPS for Remote Application. In R. Pandey, A. Gupta, & A. Pandey (Eds.), The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) and Telemedicine Frameworks and Applications (pp. 276-289). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-6684-3533-5.ch015

2023

Chiang Liang Kok, Kavitha Palaniappan (2023). A futuristic approach to decentralize and authenticate workplace safety records leveraging on blockchain distributed ledger network. Rajiv Pandey, Sam Goundar & Shahnaz Fatima (Eds.), Distributed Computing to Blockchain, Architecture, Technology and Applications (pp. 425-431). Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-96146-2.00002-4