Professor Teo Kok Lay joins Curtin Sarawak Research Institute

Professor Teo giving a presentation during his recent visit to Curtin Sarawak.

Miri – 9 February 2012 – Curtin Sarawak Research Institute (CSRI) is pleased to announce that Professor Teo Kok Lay from Curtin University’s main Bentley Campus in Perth, Australia, has become a member of the Institute.

CSRI is a multi-disciplinary research institute at Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) committed to collaborating with distinguished professors from around the world to achieve its vision of being a world-renowned research organisation focusing on the energy and biotechnology needs of the region.

Since January 2011, Professor Teo has been a John Curtin Distinguished Professor at the Bentley Campus, one of the highest honours Curtin University bestows on its academic staff. It was bestowed on Professor Teo for his outstanding contribution to the field of mathematics known as optimal control and optimisation.

Professor Teo’s research encompasses both the theoretical and practical aspects of optimal control and optimisation, and has found applications in many fields including financial portfolio, process control, signal processing, power systems, chemical mixing and aerospace modelling. His research output includes five books and more than 400 journal papers.

At CSRI, Professor Teo will collaborate closely with Curtin Sarawak staff to strengthen their research. Curtin Sarawak already has a strong track record in developing optimisation solutions in diverse areas ranging from process simulation, modelling, control and optimisation, inverse analysis, materials and structural optimisation as well as signal processing.

“I am delighted that Professor Teo has joined CSRI. I believe that he will further increase the impact of Curtin Sarawak’s research in applications requiring optimal control and optimisation solutions,” said Professor Aaron Goh, Director of CSRI.

Professor Teo, meanwhile, said he has enjoyed the interactions with various Curtin Sarawak staff members in the past and is looking forward to working more closely with them in their research endeavours.

During a visit to Curtin Sarawak last month, Professor Teo gave two presentations and participated in two research seminars in the area of optimisation.

For more information on Curtin Sarawak, visit its website at Information on CSRI can be obtained by logging on to or contacting Professor Aaron Goh at [email protected] or +60 85 442 939 ext. 3966.

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