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PhD projects

1. Model-based mechanical ventilation treatment
2. Application of AI in healthcare research
3. Physiological modelling


Research activity per year

Personal profile


Dr. Chiew graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, with a Bachelor of Engineering Mechanical-Automotive and a Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. He obtained his PhD at the University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand investigating into model-based mechanical ventilation for patients with respiratory failure. After graduation, he works as a postdoctoral fellow at Centre for Bioengineering at UC, in a range of research including leadership of a large randomized controlled trial. He is currently a lecturer in Monash University Malaysia, pioneering model-based clinical mechanical ventilation trial in a local hospital as well as hospital in Singapore. His work spans from the development of physiological models, model development, algorithm and system identification methods, and the creation of unique clinical decision metrics, to conducting clinical and animal trials.

Research interests

Biomedical engineering: Research methodology, translational medical research, physiological modelling, clinical/ experimental protocol design and developments and biostatistics

Mechanical system design and control for application: Product design and development Virtual Reality Technology: Graphic user interface, study of end user experience.

Monash teaching commitment

  • ENG1001 - Engineering Design: Lighter, Faster, Stronger
  • MEC2402 - Engineering Design I
  • MEC3828 - Biomedical Engineering and Healthcare
  • MEC4407 - Engineering Design III

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Mechanical Engineering, PhD, Model-based mechanical ventilation for the critically ill, University of Canterbury

Award Date: 18 Dec 2013

Mechanical Engineering, Master of Engineering, Design of a Six Degree of Freedom Motion Platform for Vehicle Driving Simulator Application, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (University of Technology Malaysia)

Award Date: 27 Mar 2010

Mechanical-Automotive, Bachelors of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (University of Technology Malaysia)

Award Date: 18 Aug 2007

External positions

Scientific Collaborator, Universite de Liege (University of Liege)

Research area keywords

  • Biomedical engineering: Research methodology
  • translational medical research
  • physiological modelling
  • clinical/ experimental protocol design
  • developments and biostatistics
  • Chiew YS

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