ESP Biography

CHRISTOPHER CHOO, MIT Grad Student - System Design and Management

Major: System Design and Management

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Prior to MIT, I worked on the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix for 7 years, and have been involved in the event since the inaugural race in 2008.

I was born and bred in Singapore, have a BSc in Information Systems Management from the Singapore Management University, and an MComp in Infocomm Security from the National University of Singapore.

In my spare time, I devise crafty strategies with the Wife to manage our son, invent nonsensical stories to distract him, and actively defend furniture in the house from destruction.

Past Classes

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E8521: Building a Race Track in a City: Lessons from the Singapore Grand Prix in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
We discuss some of the infrastructure considerations for building a race track in the middle of a city, and running a Formula One race at night. We will touch on race infrastructure such as roads, barriers, fences, and lights in the context of an urban setting. What are the design considerations, and how did engineers come up with solutions to solve some of these problems? What facilities are needed for spectators? How are these facilities serviced from an engineering standpoint, and what supporting infrastructure is required? Lastly, we will briefly discuss the reasons for organizing a night race in the city. Who benefits? Who is adversely affected? How do we as engineers deal with these issues?