Keynotes, Plenary, Conference Presentations

Invited Speaker, Applied Sciences Webinar on Advances in Human Machine Interfaces, 23 November 2022

Invited Plenary Speaker, The IFAC Symposium on Robotics and Control, Japan, Topic: Augmented Reality Application in Robotics, 17-20 October 2022

Jury Member, Aegis Graham Bell Awards Jury Judging, Aegis Graham Bell Awards (AGBA) . The award is supported by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India., 28 September 2022

Invited Speaker; Topic: Digital Twin and Human Symbiosis, The 2nd Digital Twin International Conference (DigiTwin 2022), Sydney, Australia, 26 September 2022

Invited Plenary Speaker, 2nd Global summit and Expo on Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering 2022 (GSEIME2022), 19-21 September 2022, Barcelona, Spain, Topic: Augmented Reality in Manufacturing, 19-21 September 2022

Invited Keynote Speaker, Third International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Technologies 2022, ICICICT2022, Kannur, Kerala, India,  Topic: Augmented Reality in Manufacturing, 11-12 August 2022

Invited Speaker, ST Engineering Seminar on Digital Twin and Augmented Reality in Manufacturing, Topic: Digital Twin and Augmented Reality in Manufacturing, 20 January 2022

Plenary Speaker, 2021 World Engineers Summit “Engineering Towards a Post-Pandemic Sustainable World”, Institute of Engineers Singapore, Singapore, Topic: Digital Twin and Augmented Reality in Manufacturing, 10-12 November 2021

Keynote Speaker, The 2nd International Conference on Advanced Surface Enhancement (INCASE 2021), Keynote: Augmented Reality in the Manufacturing, Singapore, 7-8 September 2021

Invited Speaker and Panelist, Institute of Engineers Singapore (IES), Technical Seminar on “Energy Efficiency, Productivity and Digital Transformation in the Manufacturing Sector” (webinar), 4 February 2021

Invited Speaker, International Collaboration Activity Week on Digital and Intelligent Manufacturing, NUAA, Nanjing, China, Title: Augmented Reality in the Manufacturing, 28/10/2019 – 2/11/2019

Invited Conference Speaker, The 4th International Conference on Robotics, Control and Automation (ICRCA 2019), 26-28 July 2019, Guangzhou, China, Title: Improving Maintenance Efficiency with an Adaptive AR-assisted Maintenance System

Invited Speaker, Aditya Birla Group Study Tour 2019, Singapore, organized by People Matters and NUS Enterprise, Theme: Augmented Reality in Workplace, 10 May 2019

Invited International Judge, Hilti IT Competition 2019 event themed The Future of Construction in a Digital World, KL, Malaysia, 8-10 April 2019

Invited Speaker, TechHR Conference 2019, Singapore, Invited Talk, Theme: Augmented Reality in Manufacturing and Engineering, 9 January 2019

Keynote Speaker, The 5th International Conference on Innovative Design and Manufacturing, Invited Keynote
Topic: State-of-the-Art of Augmented Reality Ubiquitous Manufacturing Research, 23-25 November 2018

Invited Speaker, 36th Conference of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (CAFEO36) Women Summit, Invited Presentation, Topic: Female in Engineering – Education & Career Developments, 13 November 2018

Invited Speaker, Singapore International Robo Expo (SIRE) 2018, Symposium 6: Be Extraordinary – The Power of Women in Robotics, Invited Presentation, Theme: Power in numbers – Female in Engineering & STEM, 1-2 November 2018

Keynote Speaker, International Judge, Grand Challenge Scholar Program, Theme: VR and AR for Healthcare, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1-3 June 2018 (fully sponsored by UNSW), 1-3 June 2018

Jury Member, Jury member for 4th Winsemius Awards, Singapore Dutch Chamber of Commerce, 17 May 2018

Panel Speaker, TechSummit 2018, Theme: Exploring the Real Life Applications of Augmented Reality, 3 May 2018, Singapore,, 3 May 2018

Invited Panel Speaker, International Women’s Day Panel Discussion on “Gender Parity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics); the Cause, Consequence and Affecting Change”. Organized by Michael Page (Page Group) is a UK listed recruitment firm., * March 2018

Invited Speaker, Topic: State-of-the-art of ubiquitous manufacturing research, 17th International Manufacturing Conference in China, 23-26 November 2017, Invited Presentation, Shenzhen, China

Invited Speaker for Women in Science, Engineering and Research (WiSER) Summit, IES, Title: Professional Development for Women Leaders in Industry, 20 July 2017

Keynote Speaker, NTUC Inaugural U Women’s Network Progressive Forum on Women in Science and Engineering, 25 April, 2017

Invited Speaker for Women in Science, Engineering and Research (WiSER) Summit, IES, Title: Women Leadership in Industry & Gender Diversity, 23 October 2015

Invited Guest Speaker for Harvard College in Asia Program, 14-22 March 2015, Singapore Management University, Title of talk: Gender Diversity in Technology, 19 March 2015

Invited Speaker for Infineon Singapore – International Women’s Day Celebration on Women in Technical Career, 6 March 2015

Guest of Honour and Panelist for NUS Centre for Future Ready Graduates Panel Discussion – In Conversation with Female Engineers, 16 October 2014

Speaker for Workshop on Innovative Leadership: Taking Charge of Solutions, as part of 6th PL-National Youth Council Student Leadership Conference 2014, 13 August 2014, Title: Engineering and Leadership

Invited Speaker for Session “Women in Engineering”, National Engineers Day organized by Institute of Engineers Singapore, Title: Why are you not an Engineer?, 19 July 2014

Invited Speaker for Workshop on AR in Maintenance Activities, Cranfield University, UK, Title of talk: A novel AR-assisted maintenance system for equipment serviceability improvement, 23 June 2014

Invited Panel Speaker for International Federation of University Women (IFUW) Policy Seminar Asia, 30 June 2014, Title of talk: Increasing Access to Education for Girls & Women in Asia: Solutions for Success, 30 June 2014

Invited Panel Speaker for UN Women SG Committee Seminar – Pioneers of Today, The Female Leaders in STEM, A Panel Discussion on Navigating Opportunities and Challenges, Title of talk: Female Leaders in STEM: Challenges and Opportunities, Relevance to Businesses, 27 May 2014

Invited Panel Speaker for Singapore MasterCard Townhall Session on “Women in Technology”, Title of talk: Women in Technology, 28 April 2014

Invited Panel Speaker for UN Women Singapore Committee – Public Launch of Women in STEM Programme, Title of talk: Women in STEM, 17 April 2014

Invited Panel Speaker for UN Women Singapore Committee – Private Launch of Women in STEM Programme, Title of talk: Women in STEM, 18 March 2014

Speaker, NUS CDTL TEG Seminar, Title: Achieving interactive and participative teaching and learning with Augmented Reality (AR) technology, 19 November 2013

Invited Workshop Speaker, Singapore Youth Award – SYA-McDonald’s Be Inspired Conference 2013, Title: Why are you not a scientist? , 9 November 2013

Plenary Keynote Speaker, 2nd International Conference on Research and Use of VR/AR Technologies, Chemnitz, Germany, 31 Jan – 1 Feb, 2013, Title: Use of augmented reality in design and manufacturing

Invited Speaker, JSPS-DST Asian Academic Seminar, Theme: Manufacturing, Design and Innovation, Mumbai, India, 2-8 December 2012, Title: Innovative Design and Manufacturing with Augmented Reality

Invited Speaker, 2011 Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing: Augmented Reality and E-Learning Applications, Changhua, Taiwan, 29 May 2011, Title of Talk: Augmented Reality in Assistive Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering

Invited Speaker, Asia-Pacific Conference on Ageing (APCA), Singapore, 24-26 March 2011, Title of Talk: Augmented Reality in Assistive Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering

Invited Keynote Speaker, Inaugural Living Business Seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility organized by HSBC Bank, Title of Seminar: CSR for SMEs – Building Sustainable Businesses, Title of Talk: Trends and Practices in Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing

Session Keynote: A Systematic Approach for Evaluating the Manufacturability of Machined Parts and Their Set-ups Plans, CIRP International Seminar on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering, 1-3 July 1998, Capri, Naples, Italy.



Updated December 2022, Prof S K Ong