Singapore 100 Women in Tech 2023

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The Singapore 100 Women in Tech (SG100WIT) 2023 list celebrates women who have made significant contributions to tech in Singapore.

This year's theme, "Empowering yourselves, inspiring others," spotlights role models who are driving a more inclusive digital economy and nurturing tech talent.

Join us to congratulate the nine remarkable women from A*STAR who have demonstrated excellence in technology, innovation, leadership and community impact. Hear about how they have inspired girls and women to pursue or advance their careers in technology.

The Singapore 100 Women in Tech List is organised by the Singapore Computer Society (SCS), in partnership with SG Women in Tech and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).

1_Chen JinmiaoCHEN JINMIAO
Principal Investigator
Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), A*STAR

“I hope my actions to better society through developing new ideas will resonate and motivate others to contribute positively. At work, I focus on developing AI-based tools for my research into subcellular spatial multi-omics data.

Throughout my journey, I have maintained an unceasing curiosity and an unwavering ambition to be the best in my chosen profession. Succeeding as a woman in tech means an ongoing commitment to broaden my knowledge and connections through collaborative efforts.”

2_Cui ShanCUI SHAN
Deputy Head
National Metrology Centre (NMC), A*STAR

“The essence of my work lies in creating meaningful projects that contribute to Singapore’s economy and benefit people's well-being. The exciting part of my work is when we demonstrate the developed measurement solutions for industrial use in an actual working environment, and the end-users recognise the impact. It shows the value of our work in translating measurement knowledge into economic and social benefits.

I embody the role of a dedicated researcher, fuelled by unrelenting curiosity and a fearless spirit to venture into unchartered territory, paving the way for exploration.”

Division Head
Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR

“At the heart of my career lies my passion for research coupled with an innate drive to seamlessly transition these innovations from the laboratory to tangible, real-world applications.

Earning the invaluable SG100WIT award holds profound significance, affirming the substantial contribution of my R&D efforts in the technology space. I hope this recognition catalyses to inspire other women and men to be researchers in the tech industry.”

4_Li HongyingLI HONGYING
Principal Scientist and Group Manager
Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR

“I aspire to inspire students, especially girls, to embark on the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) journey. I actively participated in the Scientist-in-School Programme organised by the Ministry of Education and A*STAR to further this effort. Through this platform, I aim to share my research insights and kindle a sense of wonder in these students, fostering in them a desire to go deeper into these fields.

Receiving the SG100WIT award is a validation of my contributions. This recognition motivates me to intensify my efforts towards making a more substantial contribution to the advancement of society and nation.”

5_Liu FayaoLIU FAYAO
Senior Scientist
Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR

“I have been fascinated by the boundless potential of AI and the myriad ways in which it can enrich lives and contribute to society. I want to be part of this remarkable journey.

Being recognised as a SG100WIT honouree is a gratifying and motivating moment. My intention has always been to serve as a beacon of inspiration, particularly to encourage more women to venture into the technology industry.”

6_Nur Atiqah OthmanNUR ATIQAH OTHMAN
Senior Research Engineer
Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR

“As a researcher, few things are as rewarding as translating our discoveries into a research paper for publication in a top-tier journal. It is most satisfying to see the impact of our studies in critical areas like the state of mental well-being during the pandemic and how they contribute to a better environment for everyone.

This award holds profound significance for me, a testament made possible through the support of an encouraging supervisor and collaborative colleagues.”

Division Head
Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR

"Having the opportunity to step into my workplace each day and collaborate with brilliant engineers, scientists and clinicians is a privilege I hold dear. My goal is to drive and support research that transform discoveries into solutions that impact people’s lives.

I also aim to be a role model for young aspiring female scientists, encouraging them to pursue their dreams."

8_Suphavilai ChayapornCHAYAPORN SUPHAVILAI
Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), A*STAR

“Deep tech has the potential to be a catalyst to drive transformation, advancing the boundaries of what is achievable. As a researcher delving into deep technologies, I aspire to forge a meaningful impact in the healthcare sector, employing cutting-edge technologies that cut disciplinary boundaries. I hope to be a role model for aspiring women researchers and scientists through these actions.

While strides have been made, gender biases persist. Overcoming these challenges demands concerted effort. Confidence and an up-to-date understanding of the current landscape serve as my key defence.”

9_Zhang MengmiZHANG MENGMI
Senior Scientist, Visual Intelligence
Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR

“My mission is to be a distinguished scientist and visionary technologist. I strive to push the boundaries of technological possibilities and empower individuals, especially under-represented groups, to thrive in technology. Amidst tech growth, it is important to emphasise ethical considerations in privacy, security, and responsible AI.

I am committed to championing diversity and inclusivity across the tech industry and academia, creating an environment that values individuals regardless of gender, background, or identity.”