Singapore Institute of Technology

Liang Boon Wee

Associate Professor (Engineering)


Liang-Boon graduated from The National University of Singapore in 1986 with 1st class Honors degree in Electrical Engineering. He continued his research at NUS and completed his M.Eng degree in motion control and power electric drives in 1987. In 1989 he was awarded the Defense Technology Training Award to pursue his PhD studies in the field of Robotics at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Liang-Boon started his career at DSO National Laboratories as a project engineer in 1987. He held various leadership position throughout his career in DSO and was holding the appointment of Chief Engineer before he joined Singapore Institute of Technology in 2019 as Associate Professor in the Engineering cluster. His technical expertise includes Navigation, Computer Vision, Smart Actuators and Control systems, and Systems of Systems Engineering. He served as a member of the Project Evaluation Panel (PEP) for EDB OSTin. He is also a senior member of the IEEE.


  • M.F. Rahman, T.S. Low, L.B. Wee, "Development of a digitally controlled permanent magnet brushless dc drive system", Proc. of conference on applied motion control, USA, Jun 1986.
  • L.B. Wee, M.F. Rahman, T.S. Low, "Control of a permanent magnet brushless dc drive", Proc. of International Conference on Power Conversion and Industrial Control, Singapore, Oct 1986
  • T.S. Low, M.F. Rahman, K.J. Binns, L.B. Wee, "Performance of a motor with Nd-Fe-B permanent magnet excitation", Digest of INTERMAG '87 Conference, Tokyo Japan, Apr. 1987.
  • L.B. Wee, K.W. Lim, T.S. Low, M.F. Rahman, "A Nd-Fe-B excited permanent motor - Design and Performance", Proc. of 3rd International Conference on Drives, London U.K., Nov. 1987.
  • M.W. Walker and L.B. Wee, "Adaptive control of space based robot manipulators", SOAR 90 workshop, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jun. 1990.
  • M.W. Walker and L.B. Wee, "An adaptive control strategy for space based manipulators", IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation, Sacromento USA, May 1991.
  • L.B. Wee and M.W. Walker, "On parameter estimation and adaptive control of space robots", Proc SICICI 1992.
  • L.B. Wee and M.W. Walker, "Space based robot manipulators: dynamics of contact and trajectory planning for impact minimization", American Control Conference 1992.
  • L.B. Wee, "A Multi-Objective Control Surface Mixer", GW Technology Platform Seminar, NTU S'pore, 1994.
  • L.B. Wee, "Satellite Re-Orientations Using Momentum Preserving Control Torques", 6th Mindef-Nus Joint R&D Seminar, 1994.
  • L.B. Wee, "A Nonlinear Controller for An Acrobot", 3th Int Conf. on Automation, Robotics and Computer Vision, 8-11 Nov, S'pore 1994.
  • M.W. Walker and L.B. Wee, "Adaptive cartesian control of space robots", American Control Conference, Boston Jun 1991.
  • K.W. Lim, T.S. Low, M.F. Rahman, L.B. Wee, "A discrete time variable structure controller for a brushless dc motor drive", IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics, Vol 38, No. 2, Apr. 1991.
  • M.W. Walker and L.B. Wee, "Adaptive control of space based manipulators", IEEE Transaction on Robotics and Automation, Vol 7, No. 6, Dec. 1991.
  • L.B. Wee and M.W. Walker, "On the dynamics of contact between space robots and configuration control for impact minimization", in Special issue on Space robotics IEEE Tran. of Rob. and Aut. Oct 1993.
  • L.B. Wee, M.W. Walker, N.H. McClamroch, "An articulated-body model for free-flying robot and its use for adaptive motion control", IEEE Trans. on Robotics and Automation, Vol 13 Issue 2, 1997.
  • L.B. Wee, "Non-linear autopilot design for a fighter aircraft", AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Aug 7-9, 1995 Baltimore.
  • L.B. Wee, "On zero dynamics of nonlinear flight control systems", ICARCV 98, Dec 9-11, Singapore 1998.
  • L.B. Wee, "Strapdown seeker guidance", 11th GW & Armamenet Tech Seminar, Nov 24, 2000.
  • Z.Guo, H.Y.Yu, L.B. Wee, “Design of a Novel Compliant Differential Shape Memory Alloy Actuator”, IROS 2013, Nov 3-7, Tokyo Japan 2013.
  • Z.Guo, H.Y.Yu, L.B. Wee, “Compliant Shape Memory Alloy Actuator Design, Modeling and Motion Control”, p131-146, Advances in Engineering Research, Vol 9, NOVA 2015.
  • L.B. Wee, E. Lee, "A Unified Method for Vision Aided Navigation of Autonomous Systems ", IEEE PLANS 2020, Apr 20-23, Portland Oregon.

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