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GovInsider has published a special report about “Women in GovTech 2020”, where they profiled 49 incredible women who have innovated to fight COVID-19, transform government and serve the vulnerable. Among those from Singapore was Dr Yang Yinping, who is currently leading the Affective and Social Intelligence Group as Group Manager of the Social and Cognitive Computing Department at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR’s) Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC).

Together with her team, she develops and applies social technologies – in particular fine-grained sentiment and emotion analytic engines — to help policy makers understand the different types and intensities of emotions, topics and their patterns and trends, using data from digital and social media that cannot be easily extracted or analysed using conventional tools.

Since January this year, Dr Yang started working on a project centred on the understanding of population and media responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on the trends and insights in Singapore and worldwide. The data and insights from the project turned out to be well-received by the research and public health communities, and fostered new collaborations with communication scientists, psychologists, and public health researchers.

Read the full article here.

Once again, our heartiest congratulations to Dr Yang for her continuous effort in making a difference to the Singapore community!