Keynote Speakers Introduction



Prof. Chou Loke Ming
Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dr. CHOU Loke Ming is Emeritus Professor at the National University of Singapore (Department of Biological Sciences). He obtained his PhD in Zoology from the University of Singapore in 1976. His research on coral reef ecology and integrated coastal management covers Southeast Asia. His current research focus is reef restoration and he is particularly interested in how corals can be re-established in the highly turbid conditions of rapidly developing coastal areas. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Biology and a Fellow of the Singapore National Academy of Science.



Edmond Yat-Man LO
Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Deputy Director, Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management (ICRM)
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A/P Edmond Lo is currently the Deputy Director of the Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management (ICRM) at NTU, Singapore. He joined NTU in 1996 where he was Head of the Division of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (2005-08) and Chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (2008-2011). A/P Lo’s current research work is in flood risk management for S.E. Asian cities with a particular view of how flood resiliency evolves as cities develop under the influence of growing urbanization and climate change. He co-leading ICRM’s efforts in the CREATE Future Resilient Systems program, a multi-university effort led by ETH Zurich. He is also co-PI in ICRM’s flagship Natural Catastrophe and Data Analysis Exchange project wherein high resolution satellite imaging is being applied to develop building exposure models for risk assessment in major Southeast Asian cities.