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NUS Centre for Maritime Studies Summer Program

Course Introduction

In order to strengthen the ties between National University of Singapore (NUS) and partnering Chinese universities and to provide opportunities for academically-inclined students to step out their comfort zone and practice their specialization, the Centre for Maritime Studies (CMS) will be organizing a one-week summer program from 19 to 26 August 2018. The purpose is to allow students to fully utilize their time to experience the lesson conducted by professors from the top-tier global university in Asia and immerse themselves in a classroom project environment to experience team-building and bonding. Also, the students can experience the multi-culture environment in Singapore and exchange knowledge with local students. This program serves to enable students the pathway to internationalization in the future.

Artificial Intelligence Course Outline

Day 1

  1. What is Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how is it relevant and practical in this modern time and age (finance modelling, optimisation, machine learning etc.)
  2. What are the major impacts of AI and how should we ready ourselves to embrace for these changes?
  3. What are some major uses of AI at the current moment and how these uses are shaping the industries (drone technologies, automatic cleaning robots, autonomous cars, ships and planes)?


Day 2

  1. How machine learning has taken flight since the revolutionary system has developed?
  2. What are the major components (linear regression, logistic regression, regularisation etc.) of machine learning and why do they matter in machine learning?
  3. How can we design a machine learning system to take advantage of the AI system?


Day 3

  1. What is a neural network and how does this network revolutionise the next generation AI technology?
  2. How does Siri and Alexa work in a neural network, and how can we fully utilise this technology to consumers?
  3. What are the mechanics and methods behind the neural network?


Day 4

  1. What is optimisation and why is it relevant in today’s AI context?
  2. What are the algorithms that are defining optimisation and how do we utilise them to our full advantage?
  3. How are the components in optimisation (Hyperparameter tuning, Batch Normalization and Programming Frameworks) important?


Day 5

  1. Group Presentation of ideas using AI technology to provide solution to the problem set given.
  2. Certification Ceremony
  3. Group Photo


Interested candidates should submit their applications, with the attached Registration Form to:


Centre for Maritime Studies
National University of Singapore
15 Prince George’s Park
Singapore 118414
Fax: (65)7756762
EMAIL: cmsxy@nus.edu.sg

Post-doc Position in Greenhouse Gas Emission Study in International Shipping

Job Description

The Centre for Maritime Studies, National University of Singapore, invites applications for three (3) research fellow/engineer positions in Greenhouse Gas Emission Study in International Shipping. The starting date of the position is expected to be August 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is linked to a research project on greenhouse gas emission study in international shipping. The project will involve literature review on emission mitigation mechanisms in various sectors, case studies of selected IMO energy efficiency measures, data collection from various sources and development of energy system models. Interviews, focus groups and a large scale survey will also be used to collect primary data.

We are seeking a highly motivated and outgoing person, who must be a good team player and be able to work independently at the same time. The person should have excellent communication and written skills and be able to work effectively in a project team comprising professors, industry fellows, and research assistants. The ideal candidates should have an engineering and/or economic background with advanced research/working/education experience in the following topics:

  • Maritime Economics
  • Maritime Shipping
  • IMO Emission Regulations
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Economic Modelling


Applicants for the position should have at least an undergraduate degree, preferably PhD qualification, related to one of the above mentioned research areas, and familiar with established qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods. Working experience and knowledge about the maritime industry would be highly desirable. The Centre encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation, or ethnic background.

Applicants are expected to submit a

  • Cover letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the position
  • A Curriculum Vitae including contact details and information on previous employment
  • Reprints of recent publications (if applicable)
  • At least two recommendation letters (Should be sent via email to Ms. Zhou Chuanbei cmszc@nus.edu.sg)

The level of appointment and remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualification and work experience.


Terms and conditions:

  1. Contract tenable for 1 year in the first instance to be offered on a competitive basis
  2. An annual based salary which will commensurate with qualifications and relevant working experience
  3. Vacation leave of 28 days per calendar year
  4. Other staff benefits entitlement

Interested candidates should submit their applications, with the attached Application Form and NUS Personal Data Consent Form for Job Applicants, detailed curriculum vitae together with copies of their academic certificates, and transcripts of detailed results to:


Centre for Maritime Studies
National University of Singapore
15 Prince George’s Park
Singapore 118414
Fax: (65)7756762
EMAIL: cmssec@nus.edu.sg

Application via email is encouraged. We regret that only short listed candidates will be notified. Enquires may be sent to our Centre by email.