Transport guru cuts teeth in commercial sector

Work at Chinese AI firm has its rewards but NUS don will still stay on in academic field

Those who can't, teach may be an unfair adage, but it certainly does not apply to National University of Singapore (NUS) transport researcher Lee Der-Horng.

Professor Lee, 52, has completed a year as head of research and development (R&D) at Chinese tech firm PCITech, which recently launched cutting-edge projects such as facial recognition transit fare collection and a security-thermal scanning system with track and trace capabilities - something which came into good use as China battled the coronavirus pandemic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2020, with the headline 'Transport guru cuts teeth in commercial sector'. Print Edition | Subscribe