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First Name Benjamin(學雍)
Last Name Koo (顧)
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Birthday September 5, 1967
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This person's name is Benjamin(學雍) Koo (顧).

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Name Benjamin Koo
Date of Birth September 5, 1967 Gender Male
Highest Degree PHD Institution MIT
Employment Surya University Title Professor, Vice President of R&D
Office Working from Home E-mail

Curriculum Vitae


Education Background

Time College Degree
2005 MIT Engineering Systems Ph.D.
2001 MIT Master of System Design and Management
1995 University of Minnesota Master of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
1992 University of Minnesota Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

Working Experience

Time Company / Organization Position Job Description
2021.07~Present Surya Institute Vice President of Research and Development Responsible for research and development of knowledge management technologies and content dissemination
  • Develop a hybrid mechanism for individual and institutional learning based on Extreme Learning Process.
  • Provide professional advice to government agencies and local businesses for technology development.
  • Working with Indonesian Academy of Science (AIPI) to frame the notion of Science of Governance.
  • Prepare and create the G20 Professorship Governance Board and relevant infrastructures.
2015.11~2021.07 iCenter, Tsinghua University Associate Professor Responsible for the internationalization of iCenter, course development, and the implementation of on-site teaching tasks
  • Develop a general engineering course suitable for all undergraduate students based on the methodology of the Extreme Learning Process.
  • Provide professional advice on curriculum development as a member of the Tsinghua University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Teaching Committee.
  • Profess and develop new courses, including global manufacturing strategies, global innovation strategies, industry frontier etc.
  • Develop a new type of curriculum and teaching system based on the global network culture, with the Engineering Education Research Center established by UNESCO and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
2006.11-2015.11 Department of Industrial Engineering , Tsinghua University Associate Professor Personal research projects, course development, implementation of on-site teaching tasks
  • Develop group teaching methods and courses such as Extreme Learning Process and Cognitive Foundation
  • Profess courses, including global manufacturing strategies, global innovation strategies, data structures and algorithms, database principles, etc.
  • Cooperate with UNESCO's industry-university cooperation professor, Cha Jianzhong, co-develop group learning methodology and other theoretical research, publish several papers at home and abroad
2005.01-2005.09 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellow Developed an executable system specifcation language to automate design and verification tasks.
2001.01-2001.11 United Technologies Corporation Research Engineer
  • Research risk factors for large-scale engineering projects and develop calculation tools for estimating risks
  • Propose and install a set of distributed design collaboration tools for the combinatorial design of full-machine power and energy systems for commercial aircraft power systems
1997.09-2000.01 Advis Systems, Inc. Director Consultant Engineer Design and develop enterprise information systems for Fortune 500 customers, including AT&T's Internet Broadband Data Telephony Service Center for whom a set of 5,000 phone service staff in New England to contact multiple knowledge bases and customer service tracking systems is designed.
1997.01-1997.09 New Resources, Inc. Senior Consultant Engineer Design and develop enterprise decision support system for customer Snap-on Company. A multi-dimensional data statistics system that visualizes and quickly reports for sales and performance evaluations of the customer across the United States
1995-1997 Integrity Solutions, Inc. Software Engineer Design and develop an interactive Pixar-Renderman based 3-Dimensional risk visualization system ( for Cargill Financial to provide real-time trading evaluation services for its 300 traders in their global financial centers.

Develop TravelApp, the first application that visualizes traveling service in browser webpage using Sun Java, which is in its Beta Test at the time. It was later cited by Accenture as the first commercially available Java system software.

Research Area

  • Science of Governance (SoG)
  • Extreme Learning Process (XLP) and Knowledge Management Technologies.
  • Algebra of Systems (AoS), primarily on engineering or data-intensive systems.

Short Bio

Dr. Ben Koo is a curriculum designer who has received a number of international honors. He has been a software engineer since 1990, developing scalable information systems for global enterprises in the manufacturing, telecommunications, supply chain analytics, and aerospace industries.

In 2002, he began his formal study of systems architecture at MIT under the guidance of Prof. Edward Crawley, where he developed an executable meta-language for automatically generating designs for human spaceflight mission plans and formalized this meta-language as an Algebra of Systems (AoS). In 2006, he began teaching at Beijing Tsinghua University and ultimately developed the Extreme Learning Process (XLP) as a data-intensive methodology for collaborative learning, a process that prepares students, teachers, and industry participants to capture the joint learning experience as a consensus-building procedure with publicly-observed data.

In a system engineering conference in Saint Paulo, Brazil, Dr. Koo met with Prof. John Cha and Prof. Shuo-Yan Chou and became close collaborators over the years. With Prof. Cha and Prof. Chou's support, XLP was deployed in many universities around Taiwan and China. Prof. Darong Lu, was the force that pushed through the ideals, political hurdles, and logistics details of integrated educational practice in a general university, such as Tsinghua.

In 2013, he began implementing blockchain technologies into classrooms to aid schools in conducting hackathons/design sprints (a.k.a. XLP) as credit-bearing courses for various degree programs and as an activity format for teacher training. Universities and secondary institutions in Taiwan, China, and a number of other nations have adopted XLP as a framework for interdisciplinary learning activities.

As an epistemological procedure for acquiring modern literacy, he also designed a three-tiered associate-degree curriculum beginning with Cognitive Foundation, Computational Thinking, and Industrial Frontier for interdisciplinary student teams who wish to systematically study with peers from different academic departments. Subsequently, he received numerous national, regional, and international educational innovation awards for his work, including the 2014 QS Reimagine Education Award and the 2015 UNESCO IITE Competition on the Use of ICT in Education.

Dr. Koo relocated to Bali at the end of 2019 and began developing the Personal Knowledge Container (PKC) to enable individuals and small organizations to participate in global workflows by leveraging computable resources (software packages, data services, networked computation) across the open-source community. Starting in 2022, Dr. Koo started to work with Dr. Satryo Brodjonegoro, president of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences, to initiate the initiative on Science of Governance during G20 events in Bali. Science of Governance through Self-Administered Data is an effort to use PKC as an open-source implementation reference to incorporate data-intensive technologies into the governance practices of organizations of all sizes. Dr. Koo believes that contemporary citizens must be adequately educated in political numeracy, have a set of socially and physically meaningful interfaces to publicly witnessed community data as the basis for decision/policy making, and continuously examine the constitutional code's logical integrity to prevent systematic information asymmetry in society. Under the support of Coordinating Minister Luhut Pandjaitan, Dr. Koo is assisting Prof. Yohanes Surya to roll out his GASing method, a nationwide math and science literacy program for the youth in Indonesia. The GASing program will use PKC as a trusted data platform to measure learning outcomes and safeguard the data sovereignty of individual participants. He is also collaborating with the IEEE Standards Association to incorporate the design intent of the legal framework Age-Appropriate Design Code (AADC) into the process architecture of the engineering and operational practices of PKC. Dr. Koo holds a bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering, a master's in Industrial Engineering from the University of Minnesota, a master's degree in Systems Design and Management, and a doctorate in Engineering Systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Papers in English

  • Hsueh-Yung Koo, John J.Z. Cha, and Edward F. Crawley, The Four Forces that Influences the Quality of Knowledge Provision Services, Singapore, CDIO International Conference Proceeding. June 7~10, 2009

  • Hsueh-Yung Koo, An Algebra of Systems, International Conference on Systems Engineering and Modeling, Haifa, Israel, 20 Mar. - 23 Mar. 2007
  • Hsueh-Yung Koo, David Loda, Applying Object-Process Network (OPN) to Aircraft Data Management and Power System Architecture Design. IMAPP 2006 International Meeting for Applied Product Support Processes – held between April 5-7 2006 by Royal Aeronautical Society New Zealand Division (RAeS) and the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Willard L. Simmons, Hsueh-Yung Koo, and Edward F. Crawley, Architecture Generation for Moon-Mars Exploration Using an Executable Meta-Language, Proceedings of AIAA Space 2005 Conference, Long Beach, CA, 30 Aug. - 1 Sept. 2005, AIAA-2005-672
  • H.Y. Koo, A-P Hurd, David Loda, Dov Dori1, and Edward F. Crawley, Architecting Systems Under Uncertainty with Object-Process Networks. Proc. International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS04), Boston, MA, USA, May 16-21, 2004.
  • H.Y. Koo, Willard Simmons, and Edward F. Crawley, Algebra of Systems: An Executable Framework for Model Synthesis and Evaluation. Proc. of the 2007 International Conference on Systems Engineering and Modeling, 2007.
  • H.Y. Koo, Willard Simmons, and Edward F. Crawley, A Valuation Technology for Product Development Options Using an Executable Meta-modeling Language. In Complex Systems Concurrent Engineering: Collaboration, Technology Innovation, and Sustainability, Springer-Verlag, 2007
  • H.Y. Koo, A-P Hurd, David Loda, Dov Dori1, and Edward F. Crawley, Architecting Systems Under Uncertainty with Object-Process Networks. Proc. International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS04), Boston, MA, USA, May 16-21, 2004.

Papers in Chinese

  • Ben Koo,Wang Deyu, Zhou Shuoyan (Shuo-Yan Chou), Yang Fufang, Lu Darong, 分布式学习工作流 (Distributed Learning Workflow: An Operating System for Schools to Integrate Physical Infrastructures with Information Technologies), Advanced Engineering Education Research, April 2013
  • Ben Koo, Cha Jianzhong, Edward F. Crawley, 影响教学质量的四种力量(The Four Forces that Influences Quality of Service in Educational Institutions), Advanced Engineering Education Research, July 2009
  • Ben Koo, 连接理论与实践的CDIO教学方法:在清华大学的工程教学实践经验 (The CDIO that connects Theory with Practice: an explorative Engineering Pedagogy Experiment at Tsinghua University), Advanced Engineering Education Research,11-23, March 2009


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