We are pleased to share that our faculty Associate Professor Cai Kui, made it to the 2021 Singapore 100 Women in Tech (SG100WIT) List.

The 2021 SG100WIT List was unveiled on 15 October by Mrs Josephine Teo, Singapore’s Minister of Communications & Information, and Patron of the Singapore Women in Tech (SGWIT) movement, at the 2021 Tech Forum. Organised by the Singapore Computer Society (SCS) and in partnership with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the SG100WIT List celebrates women role models in tech who have made significant contributions to the industry. A total of 600 nominations were received this year.

Associate Professor Cai Kui

Cai Kui is a distinguished scientist working in advanced ICT for the last 20 years. Recognised as a thought leader, her work has contributed significantly to the advancement of ICT and data storage technologies for Singapore. Her patents on coding had also been licensed to large multinational corporation like Marvell Technology.

The research field that she is working on relies on the combination of mathematics, information and communication theory, which is traditionally dominated by men. It makes her achievements even more inspiring. In the past 18 months, she has successfully received significant research grants from the Ministry of Education and defence agencies; published 29 papers in prestigious journals and filed one patent.

Her most recent project is very cool, studying the use of DNA-based data storage technology which stores digital data using synthetic DNA. This approach has emerged as a promising candidate for the storage of over 180 zettabytes of data the world will generate by 2025. She is the principal investigator for this three-year project awarded by the Ministry of Education.

Read more about SGWIT 2021 here.