PSTA2019

PRESIDENT'S SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

The President's Science and Technology Awards (PSTA) are the highest honours bestowed on exceptional research scientists and engineers in Singapore for their excellent achievements in science and technology. Given annually, the awards are presented to recognise and celebrate outstanding and invaluable contributions by individuals or teams to the research and development landscape in Singapore. 2009 marked the first year that the President's Science and Technology Awards were presented.

The awards, formerly known as the National Science and Technology Awards since 1987, have been elevated to the status of the President's awards to highlight and give due recognition to the important role research scientists and engineers play in Singapore. The prestige of the President's awards underpins Singapore's efforts to raise the level of excellence in research and strengthen the growing community of scientific talent in Singapore.

The President's Science and Technology Awards constitute three different awards, namely, the President's Science and Technology Medal, the President's Science Award and the President's Technology Award. The winners of the respective awards have been carefully chosen through a rigorous process by a selection committee comprising key representatives from the government, industry, academia, defence and public research institutes.


PRESIDENT'S SCIENCE AWARD, PSA (INDIVIDUAL)

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Professor Toh Kim Chuan
Department of Mathematics and Institute of Operations Research and Analytics, National University of Singapore

For his fundamental contributions to the theory, algorithms, and applications of convex optimisation, especially the development of algorithms and software for semi-definite and conic programming

 
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PRESIDENT'S SCIENCE AWARD, PSA (TEAM)

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Associate Professor Audrey Chia
Co-Head, Myopia Research, Singapore Eye Research Institute
Co-Director, Myopia Centre @ Bedok, Singapore National Eye Centre
Vice-Chair, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme (ACP), Duke-NUS Medical School
Head, Paediatric and Strabismus Service, Singapore National Eye Centre & KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Professor Saw Seang Mei
Co-Head, Myopia Research, Singapore Eye Research Institute
Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore
Joint Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School

Professor Roger Beuerman
Senior Scientific Advisor, Singapore Eye Research Institute
Professor, SRP in Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders,
Professor, Emerging Infectious Diseases,
Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences ACP,
Duke-NUS Medical School

Adjunct Professor Donald Tan
Adjunct Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences ACP, Duke-NUS Medical School
Senior Scientific Advisor, Singapore Eye Research Institute
Visiting Senior Consultant, Singapore National Eye Centre
Senior Partner, Eye & Retina Surgeons, Camden Medical Centre

For their dedicated research spanning over three decades in the field of myopia, which resulted in public health strategies and interventional myopia control therapies which help decrease the rates of myopia/high myopia, and myopia-related blindness in Singapore

 
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PRESIDENT’S TECHNOLOGY AWARD, PTA

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Dr Poh Hee Joo
Senior Scientist, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR

Dr Koh Wee Shing
Senior Scientist, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR

Mr Fachmin Folianto
Senior Research Engineer, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR

Mr Tan Sze Tiong
Director, Centre of Excellence for Environmental Sustainability Research, Housing & Development Board

For their development of the Integrated Environmental Modeller, an advanced modelling tool that is capable of integrating combined wind-solar-noise environmental factors, their interrelationship, and their total impact on an urban setting

 
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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2019 PRESIDENT'S SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AWARDS PRESENTATION CEREMONY

One individual and two teams of four were conferred the 2019 President’s Science and Technology Awards (PSTA) by President Halimah Yacob at the awards ceremony held at Istana on 17 October 2019.


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