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Singapore: Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)

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The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) is a major research enterprise established by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in partnership with the National Research Foundation of Singapore (NRF) in 2007. SMART is the first entity in the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) developed by NRF.

Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs)

Headed by senior MIT faculty members, research projects are organised into interdisciplinary research groups (IRGs). SMART expects to engage over 800 MIT and Singaporean researchers, comprising faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, to work and collaborate in the IRGs:

  • The BioSystems and Micromechanics (BioSyM) IRG aims to establish Singapore as the center of innovation for healthcare technologies of the future by merging diverse engineering and bioscience disciplines.
  • The Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling (CENSAM) IRG aims to develop a model of the natural and built environment of Singapore. The “virtual Singapore” model will be an invaluable tool in areas such as urban planning,environmental forecasting and environment impact assessment.
  • The Infectious Diseases (ID) IRG aims to develop an integrated research programme to study pathogen-host interactions of infectious diseases such as respiratory syncytial virus, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria and dengue.
  • The Future Urban Mobility (FM) IRG aims to develop, in and beyond Singapore, a new paradigm for the planning, design, and operation of future urban passenger and freight transportation systems that enhance sustainability and societal well-being.
  • The Low Energy Electronic Systems (LEES) IRG aims to identify new integrated circuit technologies that become the new added value for reduced energy per function, lower power consumption and higher performance in our electronics infrastructure.

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