Associate Professor Terence SIM


Dr. Terence Sim is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing, National University of Singapore.  He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002.  He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science (1991) from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering (1990) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He serves as President of the Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Association (PREMIA), a national professional body for pattern recognition, affiliated with the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).  He received the 4th Temasek Young Investigators Award (2005) for his 3-year project in Extreme Face Recognition.

Dr. Sim’s current research focuses on face recognition, biometrics, and computational photography.  He is interested in computer vision problems in general, such as shape-from-shading, photometric stereo, and object recognition.   He also provides consultancy services on biometrics deployment: review of technology, assessment of vendor's proposal, education and training.