Peter (Yong) Lian


Research Interests
  • Zero-power wearable wireless biomedical sensors;
  • Miniaturized biomedical instrumentations;
  • Ultra low power biomedical circuits and systems;
  • Signal processing.

Peter (Yong) Lian received the B.Sc degree from the College of Economics & Management of Shanghai JiaoTong University (SJTU) in 1984, and the Ph.D degree from the EE Department of National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1994. He worked in industry for 9 years and joined NUS in 1996 where he served as the Deputy Department Head for Research, Area Director for IC and Embedded Systems in the ECE Department, member of University Tenure and Promotion Committee, and member of Senate Delegacy. His last appointment in NUS is the Provost’s Chair Professor. Currently he is the Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

His research has attracted more than US$20 million research funding from various sources in the past 6 years, the most recent one being a US$8 million grant under the 8th Competitive Research Program from the National Research Foundation of Singapore. Dr. Lian’s research has won more than 20 awards including 1996 Guillemin-Cauer Award for the Best Paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems and 2008 Multimedia Communications Best Paper Award from the IEEE Communications Society, the latest being the Institute of Engineers Singapore Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award in 2011 and Faculty Research Award of NUS in 2012. Dr. Lian is the Founder of ClearBridge Vital Signs Pte Ltd, a start-up company for wireless wearable biomedical devices. Dr. Lian is Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of Academy of Engineering Singapore.

Dr. Lian is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TCAS-II, Vice President for Publications of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Soeciety, Steering Committee Member of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems. He was the VP Region 10 of IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society (2007 – 2008), BioCAS TC Chair(2007-2009), DSP TC Chair(2010-2012), Member of the IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology Committee(2009-2012), Fellow Evaluation Committee member (2010-2012), Associate Editors of TCAS-I and II, TBioCAS, Circuits Systems and Signal Processing for more than 10 years. He is the founder of several conferences including ICGCS, PrimeAsia, and BioCAS. He organized many conferences such as BioCAS(04,06,08,09), APCCAS06, PrimeAsia(09,10), ICGCS10, and serves as General Chairs of Bio4Apps12 and ASP-DAC14, and TPC Chair of ISCAS 2013.

Selected Publications
Peter (Yong) Lian
Campus Address
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