I²P: ISTD Immersion Programme

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I²P is a challenging and rewarding research programme offered by the Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) pillar of the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

This programme is offered to students with the aim to widen the learning horizon and deepen the subject knowledge. I²P aims to complement the experiential learning component of a student’s experience.

A student will engage in a research topic of her or his interest and work closely with a member of the ISTD faculty for a period of two to six months. This engagement will provide opportunities for students to participate in meaningful exchange of rich ideas from diversified backgrounds, interdisciplinary collaboration with local and overseas researchers, and engagement in advanced technologies.


Faculty in ISTD is actively engaged in cutting edge research in audio engineering, cyber security, graphics and visualization, human-computer interaction, image processing, information retrieval, machine learning, natural language processing, networks, signal processing, software engineering, and wireless and sensor networks.

ISTD encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative research. Research projects grow out of real-world problems and are aimed at making social impact. ISTD believes in involving both undergraduate and graduate students in research. Doing so has helped ISTD faculty in creating diverse and vibrant research groups.

ISTD is the host for several SUTD-wide interdisciplinary research centers. These include Project GREaT for research and education in the area of gaming, and iTRUST that focuses on security of cyber physical systems. A Center for Information Systems for Decision Making is in the process of being established and will focus on cyber security of enterprise systems. All centers involve faculty and students from multiple pillars and engage in cutting edge impactful research.


We welcome final-year students from local schools with outstanding standing to apply. An ideal student should also possess a passion for research and aspire to be a technically-grounded leader.


All interested students should be endorsed and referred by their respective schools. All CVs, including GCE ‘O’ level results, should be emailed to the following:

Seah Hou Liang
Deputy Director – ISTD Pillar, SUTD