DM6102 Multimedia Information Management
Description: This course focuses on multimedia database management including the fundamental principles underlying the new generation of multimedia databases, and describes how such databases can be designed. It covers information retrieval techniques, multimedia interfaces, memory management, high-speed multimedia, and contains case studies on prototype systems. Topics: Data modelling: modelling time-based media. Document model issues for hypermedia. Information retrieval techniques: content-based indexing and retrieval. Video and Image Content Representation and Retrieval; Video Segmentation for Video Data management. Multimedia interfaces: visual interfaces to multimedia databases. Visualization of web applications and database structure. Multimedia presentation: composite models. Memory management: codecs, design of large-scale multimedia-on-demand storage servers and storage hierarchies. Prototype systems: image database prototypes. Video database systems - recent trends in research and development activities, third-generation distributed hypermedia systems.
CI6122 Multimedia Systems Development
Introduction to multimedia, hypertext, hypermedia and their applications; Multimedia basics: text, graphics, animation, audio, video and file formats; Compression techniques in images, audio and video content; Multimedia standards; Multimedia development tools, technologies and languages; Development for standalone and Web-based multimedia information systems; Media rights management; Distributed multimedia; Technologies and techniques for multimedia content management.
SC301 Control & Instrumentation
Control : Analogue feedback control system: Linear time invariant system, open and closed loop, time response, stability analysis of closed loop system, simple 3-Term controller design. Digital feedback control system: difference equation, Z-plane analysis, realisation of digital controllers, stability analysis of discrete-time closed loop system, digital proportional controller.
Instrumentation : Measurement systems: op-amp characteristics and circuits, instrumentation and isolation amplifiers, signal conditioning - active and passive filters, interference. Computerised data acquisition systems: sampling theorem, sample and hold, multiplexers, analogue to digital conversion, digital to analogue conversion. Transducers: sensors for temperature, force and velocity, bridges, analog and digital actuators.
I was nominated for Teacher of the Year Award for two successive years, Years 2000 and 2001. Although I did not win the award, the nomination to me is already an encouragement and is indicative that students do value my contributions in their academic life at the University. My feedback across the years shows my weakness in big classes and I am constantly looking at improving my teaching in bigger classes.
Development of teaching materials/ Short courses
I have been involved in the preparation of a postgraduate course Multimedia Information Management recently. The postgraduate course is new and we started off from scratch to prepare the course. I have also been involved in the undergraduate course, Control and Instrumentation. I have been involved as a speaker in the bi-yearly NTU-NIE Staff Orientation Seminar on “Teaching is more than Telling” from 1998 till 2002. My involvement when invited will be as a panelist/presenter in the module on “Assessment in Higher Education”. This allows me to be involved with new staff members from the various schools and provide me with an opportunity to highlight some development within SCE and how I am involved in the assessment system both as a year coordinator and a subject coordinator.
Courses Attended PGDipTHE - Attended the one-year part-time postgraduate diploma course for Teaching in Higher Education in 1996/1997. The one year postgraduate diploma course PGDipTHE is conducted by the National Institute of Education and I am one of the top achievers in my cohort of colleagues from the various Institutes of Higher Learning in Singapore. My Project centered on modifications to the table of specifications that could be used for the scheduling of topics in a subject and also to assist in the preparation of the assessment method. The modifications to the table of specifications have been adopted by the School of Computer Engineering (School of Applied Science) since 1997 as part of the requirements for the “Examination Questions and Answers Review Form”, a form which every subject coordinator has to complete when setting an examination paper.