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Discover Our Research and Development Journey!

15 Oct

Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), Fujitsu Limited (Fujitsu) and
Singapore Management University (SMU) established Urban Computing
& Engineering Centre of Excellence (CoE).

SMU (funded by National Research Foundation, Singapore) and Fujitsu established
Fujitsu-SMU Urban Computing and Engineering (UNiCEN) Corp. Lab. as part of CoE.

Jan - Mar

UNiCEN team started its operation at SMU Labs with 12 SMU headcounts
(3 faculty, 6 researchers and 3 Admin staff).

Ryoichi Yamaura from Fujitsu Limited – Japan joined UNiCEN as Co-Lab Director. Shortly another 3 members from Fujitsu Japan joined to build up Fujitsu’s team.


Official commencement of the Dynamic Mobility Management (DMM) and Maritime & Port Optimisation (MPO) research works - active engagement and recruitment of potential research partners & research team and growth of research capabilities.

CoE partnered with Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre to develop an integrated crowd management solution.


CoE collaborated with Jurong Port to develop smart port operation solutions to optimize and improve port operations.

A shared research infrastructure known as Urban Computing Platform (UCP)
was launched for researchers.

UNiCEN conferred the 1st PhD scholarship to Tanvi Verma and engaged SIS undergraduate students for summer internship.


Our DMM research team conducted its maiden field experiment at Suntec Convention Centre over a week to test the ride-sharing matching system.



DMM team completed & delivered the Crowd Simulator for management of crowd in large facility after successfully tested during IT Fair in Nov 2017 and MotorShow in Jan 2018.


The MPO team delivered the Smart Port Operation tools after 2 successful field tests with the research partner’s operation team.


The DGS project team clinched the Best Application Demo Award for the demo on ‘A Driver Guidance System for Taxis in Singapore’ at the 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagents Systems 2018.


UNiCEN collaborated with a local large logistic company to develop solution to address the challenge of e-commerce fulfilment and last-mile crowd sourced delivery.


Last updated on 29 Aug 2018 .