Jeffrey Koh, PhD

Director - Strategic Ventures

Jeffrey is Director of Strategic Ventures at Chemistry. He is tasked to seek out partnerships that enable bluesky activities for the organization.

In the past he has worked as a fine artist, exhibiting in venues such as the Barbican, Southbank Centre, Singapore Design Festival, Archifest and the Art House Singapore, and was recently Assistant Director of the National Gallery Singapore.

As an experience designer, he has developed catwalks and fashion shows for PRADA and Miu Miu for the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, and helped open the London office of KesselsKramer.

He has also worked in the past as an entrepreneur and advisor in the areas of AI, fine art provenance and crowdsourcing, and is a Fellow of the EF Singapore. He has been featured on Channel News Asia, Digital News Asia,Tech in Asia and the Straits Times.

Jeffrey earned his PhD in Integrative Sciences and Engineering from NUS. His research has been published in venues such as UBICOMP, CSCW, IEEE Haptics Symposium, SIGGRAPH, SIGDOC, ISMAR and RO-MAN, and has patents in the US, Singapore and Japan. He recently edited a book on Cultural Robotics for Springer and is pioneer in the field.

He currently sits on the advisory board for the NPE Gallery, is a Peer of the Australia Council for the Arts, and is a Researcher and Adjunct Lecturer for UNSW in Sydney, Australia.