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Once a computer hobbyist, now a data scientist at A*STAR

Once a computer hobbyist, now a data scientist at A*STAR

07 May 2018
At 17, Dr Sari Shafidah Shafi'ee, a data scientist at A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), loved to set up her own computer and she helped her friends to do so too. Now, with her expertise in data analytics, she is helping companies to develop analytic solutions to improve efficiency and production operations.


A*STAR, Fujitsu, SMU develop predictive tech to prevent ship collisions

A*STAR, Fujitsu, SMU develop predictive tech to prevent ship collisions

16 Apr 2018
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research's Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), Singapore Management University (SMU) and Fujitsu are developing new predictive technologies for maritime vessel traffic management - with the support of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). These predictive technologies will tap the power of artificial intelligence and big data analytics, to enhance navigational safety within the Port of Singapore.


Fixation with Surfactants

Fixation with Surfactants

30 Mar 2018
Dr Freda Lim was featured in the publication, in an article titled “Fixation with Surfactants”. The interview highlighted Dr Lim’s research on specialty chemicals and surfacants, the impact of the research, and how A*STAR’s expertise in material modelling and simulation contributes to experimental outcomes.


Sensor platform allows companies to test bed green building solutions

Sensor platform allows companies to test bed green building solutions

10 Sep 2017
A*STAR’s platform for companies to testbed green building products in tropical climates was featured on media on 10 September 2017. Called the Intelligent Building Energy and Environmental Monitoring and Control System (i-BEEMS), the system is co-developed by EPGC and IHPC.


Solving transportation system problems through simulation

Solving transportation system problems through simulation

07 Sep 2017
IHPC’s work on transport simulations was featured in Berita Harian on 7 September 2017, in a story titled “Using simulation to resolve problems for transportation systems”.


IHPC develops technology that detects sarcasm on online platforms

IHPC develops technology that detects sarcasm on online platforms

24 Aug 2017
IHPC’s work on Sentimo and Crystalace was covered in an article on Lianhe Zaobao on 24 August 2017, titled “New Artificial Intelligence technology detects sarcasm on online platforms”.


Facing Up To Data

Facing Up To Data

31 Jul 2017
IHPC was cited in the cover story of the July issue of Challenge magazine, the magazine for the Singapore Public Service.


A*STAR Scholarship Award Recipients work on R&D for Singapore

A*STAR Scholarship Award Recipients work on R&D for Singapore

10 Jul 2017
IHPC’s researcher Mr Aniq Ahsan was interviewed by Berita Minggu in a story titled “Developing good policies for Singapore citizens” on 9 July 2017.


IHPC helps to develop advanced prediction tool for deep sea platforms

IHPC helps to develop advanced prediction tool for deep sea platforms

25 Apr 2017
IHPC's R&D work in offshore structures and its collaborative efforts with Sembcorp Marine for the ballast water treatment system were featured on the front page of the The Straits Times' Business section on 24 April 2017.


IHPC develops linguistic processing tools that could help businesses and governments to gauge public sentiments through social media

IHPC develops linguistic processing tools that could help businesses and governments to gauge public sentiments through social media

20 Mar 2017
IHPC’s research capabilities in social intelligence and sentiment analysis were featured in TODAY on 20 Mar 2017. The article, titled “A*STAR working on tools to analyse public sentiments on social media”, highlighted that A*STAR has developed linguistic processing tools that could help businesses and governments to gauge public sentiments, by collecting and analysing information from tons of social media posts.


IHPC works with Sembcorp Marine to develop more efficient ballast water treatment system

IHPC works with Sembcorp Marine to develop more efficient ballast water treatment system

06 Feb 2017
IHPC's collaboration with Sembcorp Marine Ltd to develop a ballast water treatment system was reported in Lianhe Zaobao on 6 Feb 2017.


IHPC's researchers develop crowd modelling and simulation tool for public safety enhancement

IHPC's researchers develop crowd modelling and simulation tool for public safety enhancement

27 Dec 2016
IHPC's work on developing a public transport modelling tool was reported in The Straits Times on 27 Dec 2016. The article, titled "Computers track people for better crowd control", highlighted that researchers in A*STAR's IHPC are using computer modelling to predict congestion hot spots in situations where there are large crowds in public spaces.


IHPC's tool Sentimo provides in-depth analysis of netizens' comments

IHPC's tool Sentimo provides in-depth analysis of netizens' comments

15 Sep 2016
IHPC's work on the sentiment analysis technology SentiMo was reported in Lianhe Zaobao on 15 Sep 2016. The article, titled "New artificial intelligence could provide in-depth analysis of people's comments", introduced SentiMo and its ability to quickly decipher comments from netizens, analysing their sentiments and emotions towards products or businesses.


IHPC researcher named best trainee in SCDF's volunteer firefighting course

IHPC researcher named best trainee in SCDF's volunteer firefighting course

16 Jul 2016
IHPC's research engineer Ms Clare Tan was recently named the Best Trainee in the Singapore Civil Defence Force's Volunteer Firefighting Course. The article by The New Paper on 16 Jul 2016 highlighted Clare's achievements in the course, reporting that she topped the theory component and came in first in the obstacle course during the training programme.


IHPC's transport modelling tool helps to improve public transport

IHPC's transport modelling tool helps to improve public transport

29 Jun 2016
IHPC's work on developing a public transport modelling tool was reported in Lianhe Zaobao and other media on 29 Jun 2016. The article highlighted that researchers in A*STAR's IHPC have worked with the Land Transport Authority to develop a tool that is able to model the effects of platform crowdedness, passenger movement and simulate disruptions on Singapore's MRT lines.


IHPC develops new imaging technique that better detects lung tumours

IHPC develops new imaging technique that better detects lung tumours

09 Jun 2016
IHPC and its collaborators have developed a new imaging technique, MRI+CT fusion, which provides continuous motion tracking of the lungs, along with enough detail for clinicians to plan the right treatment. Dr Teo Soo Kng's article in The Pathologist magazine describes more.


IHPC creates monitoring system for home-alone seniors

IHPC creates monitoring system for home-alone seniors

22 Apr 2016
IHPC's work on a monitoring system for home-alone seniors was covered in a sponsored article in The Straits Times titled "Keeping tabs on seniors' safety" on 22 April 16. The article explained about the infra-red sensors installed in various locations of the senior's home that enables caregivers to remotely monitor the well-being of the senior.


IHPC partners Sembcorp Marine and Ecospec Technology to develop greener ships

IHPC partners Sembcorp Marine and Ecospec Technology to develop greener ships

31 Mar 2016
IHPC's research collaboration with Sembcorp Marine Ltd and Ecospec Technology Pte Ltd to reduce emissions from the shipping industry was covered by Asia Research News in March 2016.


IHPC partners WDA to provide new advanced manufacturing courses

IHPC partners WDA to provide new advanced manufacturing courses

22 Feb 2016
IHPC's partnership with the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) to provide new manufacturing courses was covered by the media on 23 Feb 2016. Various print and broadcast local media reported on the agreement signed between WDA, A*STAR's ARTC and IHPC, Nanyang Technological University and Nanyang Polytechnic, to conduct masterclasses, workshops and conferences to deepen workers' skills in advanced technologies.


IHPC tool helps to match senior volunteers with suitable activities

IHPC tool helps to match senior volunteers with suitable activities

06 Feb 2016
IHPC's work on People Analytics was reported in Lianhe Zaobao on 6 Feb 2016. The article, titled "Matching volunteers to activities based on their interests and character", reported that researchers at IHPC worked with RSVP Singapore to develop a tool to help match senior volunteers with suitable activities based on their interests, character and personality.


IHPC designs games to help detect early signs of cognitive decline

IHPC designs games to help detect early signs of cognitive decline

15 Jan 2016
IHPC's work on Monitoring Cognitive Health using Apps (MoCHA) was reported in The Straits Times on 15 Jan 2016. The article, titled "Games for seniors are not just for fun", reported on the suite of games designed by IHPC, to help detect early signs of cognitive decline.


Panel sharing on Channel NewsAsia's Perspectives discussion forum

Panel sharing on Channel NewsAsia's Perspectives discussion forum

06 Jan 2016
Prof Alfred Huan, Executive Director of IHPC, participated in Perspectives, a Channel NewsAsia discussion forum that was broadcasted on 6 Jan 2016.


IHPC leverages social media for disease surveillance

IHPC leverages social media for disease surveillance

30 Dec 2015
IHPC's work on leveraging data analytics of social networking sites to track disease outbreaks was reported in Channel News Asia's Singapore Tonight. Singapore can leverage data analytics to build models to identify the sources and paths of disease outbreaks, enabling authorities to take quick preventive actions.


IHPC works on tackling urban heat island issues

IHPC works on tackling urban heat island issues

02 Jun 2015
IHPC researcher, Dr Poh Hee Joo, was invited and interviewed by CNA’s Between the Lines current affairs show and Lianhe Zaobao about the Urban Heat Island (UHI) phenomena, and how urbanisation is contributing to extreme weather conditions.


IHPC helps create smart cities through complex systems, algorithms and advanced computing

IHPC helps create smart cities through complex systems, algorithms and advanced computing

31 Mar 2015
IHPC's role in helping create smart cities through our work in complex systems, algorithms and advanced computing was featured in an episode of Channel News Asia's technology-based documentary, Future Forward, on 31 March 2015.


New research collaboration to develop more efficient and eco-friendly ships

New research collaboration to develop more efficient and eco-friendly ships

21 Jan 2015
A new research collaboration between A*STAR's Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), SembCorp Marine University of Glasgow and University of Glasgow Singapore (UGS) is looking to make a ship's voyage more smooth sailing by improving its hydrodynamics and energy efficiency.


New $54m centre to focus on sustainable urbanisation

New $54m centre to focus on sustainable urbanisation

18 Oct 2014
Congestion and its solutions are some of the things to be studied at the $54 million Urban Computing and Engineering Centre of Excellence launched in Singapore yesterday. The centre is a five-year partnership between the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore Management University (SMU) and Japanese information and communication technology company Fujitsu. It will study the flow of traffic, both human and vehicular, and model simulations to test how Singapore can ensure smooth traffic flow in crowded areas.


Multiphase Oil-Water-Air Flow Loop facility draws upon IHPC’s modelling and simulation expertise

Multiphase Oil-Water-Air Flow Loop facility draws upon IHPC’s modelling and simulation expertise

15 Oct 2014
A cutting-edge research facility for experimenting and testing novel subsea technologies was launched on 15 Oct 14 in a collaboration by NUS, EDB and A*STAR’s IHPC.


New A*STAR-SMU Centre Combines High-Powered Computing and Behavioural Sciences to Study People-Centric Issues

New A*STAR-SMU Centre Combines High-Powered Computing and Behavioural Sciences to Study People-Centric Issues

18 Jun 2014
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Singapore Management University (SMU) will establish a Centre for Technology and Social-Behavioural Insights (CTSBI) to tap on high performance computing technology, big data analytics and behavioural sciences to study people-centric issues and human behaviour including how people think, feel and act in different settings


IHPC's researchers develop model to facilitate disaster relief

IHPC's researchers develop model to facilitate disaster relief

28 Apr 2014
Researchers from IHPC"s Computing Science (CS) Department were featured in a news feature on April 28, 2014 issue in The Straits Times, titled "Mapping a tool to guide rescuers in disaster zones".


Singapore and UK Researchers Team up to Transform Marine & Offshore R&D Through Joint Lab

Singapore and UK Researchers Team up to Transform Marine & Offshore R&D Through Joint Lab

05 Mar 2014
Building on the fruitful past decade of UK-Singapore cooperation in scientific research and development, A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) and the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) officially launched a joint laboratory in Maritime and Offshore Engineering R&D today.