University Awards
Recognising Excellence
  • Neuroimage and cognitive neuroscience
  • Imaging genetics
  • Computer vision and pattern recognition
  • Developed advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) analysis techniques which offer a deeper understanding of the brain’s anatomy and function
  • Innovated computational analyses of complex and informative datasets comprising disease phenotypes and neuroimages to understand the origins of individual differences in health throughout the human lifespan
  • Pioneered paediatric neuroimaging research and discovered transgenerational transmission of maternal mental health to offspring during foetal life in humans, highlighting significant impact of quantitative medicine on clinical prevention
  • Co-owns three pending patents on medical imaging analysis
  • Secured grants from various sources including Agency for Science, Technology and Research; Ministry of Health; and National Medical Research Council, valued at more than $7 million
  • Ingeniously integrates mathematics, engineering approaches, neuroscience and genetics into translational clinical research
  • Engages in collaborative efforts with medical practitioners to create programmes that are successful in real-world situations
  • Published more than 90 papers in leading scientific journals such as IEEE Transactions on Medical Image and Image Processing, American Journal of Psychiatry and Biological Psychiatry
  • Obtained over 2,300 research citations
  • Delivered invited talks at international conferences and prestigious universities
  • Guest Associate Editor and Associate Editor at leading biomedical journals Frontiers in Brain Imaging Methods and Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering respectively, and as reviewer in major journals such as IEEE Transactions on Medical Image and Image Processing, Medical Image Analysis and NeuroImage.
  • Grant reviewer for UK Medical Research Council (2010, 2013) and Advisory Board for the Convening on Measuring Cognition at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2013)
  • L’Oreal Singapore Award Finalist for Women in Science National Fellowships (2015)
  • Young Faculty Research Award, NUS Engineering (2013)
  • Young Investigator Award, NUS (2010)
  • Invited Lecturer Award, International Symposium on Early Detection and Rehabilitation Technology of Dementia (2009)
" Quantitative medicine is in its infancy but will efficiently gather the most essential information to dramatically reduce the time and expenditures on disease prevention and improve disease diagnoses. "