Awards & Honours

Professor Soh Khim Ong’s Honours & Awards

  • National University of Singapore Postgraduate Scholarship, 1992
  • Teaching Commendation Award for Excellence in Teaching, NUS, 1999/2000
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship, 2000
  • Best Paper Award, September 2002: A Distributed Feature-based Environment for Collaborative Design, W.D. Li, Y.Q. Lu, H. Zhou, S.K. Ong, A.Y.C. Nee, J.Y.H. Fuh and Y.S. Wong, 2002, Proceedings of the 6th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, SCI2002, 14-18 July 2002, Orlando, USA, 69 – 74.
  • IJPR Norman Dudley Award, September 2003: Hybrid Genetic Algorithm and Simulated Annealing Approach for the Optimisation of Process Plans for Prismatic Parts, W.D. Li, S.K. Ong, A.Y.C. Nee, 2002, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 40, No. 8, 1899 — 1922. First team recipient in the Asia-Pacific region. (Certificate)
  • 2004 M. Eugene Merchant SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, November 2003. First ASEAN female recipient of this award since the award was first established. (more information; a few photographs of the ceremony; citation read by Professor Marvin DeVries; Singapore LianHeZaoBao newsclip on 25th December 2003; newsclip on Global Network for Chinese Professionals, www.networkchinese.com)
  • 2004 Singapore Youth Award, Science & Technology Category, Singapore National Youth Council. First female faculty in the Faculty of Engineering at NUS to have received this award. (more information; a few photographs of the ceremony; citation). Only female technology recipient since the award was initiated.
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship, 2004
  • IES Publication Awards (Student Category), December 2004, C.C. Ng, S.K. Ong and A.Y.C. Nee, Development and Performance Verification of a Stewart Platform, IES Journal, The Institution of Engineers, Singapore.
  • 10th Natural Science Outstanding Paper Award, December 2004, An Internet-Enabled Image- and Model-Based Virtual Machining System, Y.B. Luo, S.K. Ong, D.F. Chen and A.Y.C. Nee, 2002, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 40, No. 10, 2269 — 2288. This paper won the top honour (best 5 out of 7000) after a complex and rigorous process of review and defence in the Hubei Province Excellent Paper Competition. (Certificate)
  • Samsung DigitAll HOPE Award, November 2005, A team led by Associate Professor Ong Soh Khim and Professor Andrew Nee has won the Samsung DigitAll Hope 2005 for their project Augmented Reality Assistive Keyboard. They share the prize, a grant of US$500,000 with 11 others from Southeast Asia and Australia. The team has invented a device which marries Assistive and Augmented Reality technologies, to help the elderly and disabled use full computer functions in composing and sending emails, control household appliances, such as television sets and lights. (newsclips)
  • The Outstanding Young Person of Singapore Award 2006 (Science and Technology Category), Junior Chamber of Commerce, Singapore. The award was presented by MCYS Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan on 29thMarch 2006. (newsclip)
  • 2009 Emerging Leaders Award in Academia, Society for Women Engineers, US. The award was presented by SWE President on 16 October 2009, Long Beach CA. First Singaporean recipient of this award since the award was first established. (more information from SWE, citation, official press release, pictures)
  • Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Welfare Foundation (MSIWF) Research Award 2010 Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Welfare Foundation. There are only 4 awards in Singapore in 2010. The team is awarded this award for their research project on an ‘Augmented Reality-Enhanced Navigation Assistance System’.
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship, 2011.
  • Teaching Commendation Award for Excellence in Teaching, NUS, 2000/2011.
  • Best Paper Award, June 2012, A Framework for Feature-based Product Modeling in a Collaborative Environment, S.K. Ong, L. Yang and A.Y.C. Nee, June 2012, ICFDM2012 10th International Conference on Frontiers of Design and Manufacturing Sciences (ICFDM), ChongQing, China, June 10-12, 2012 (Certificate).
  • 2013 Singapore Youth Award, Medal of Commendation, Singapore National Youth Council. First female faculty in the Faculty of Engineering at NUS to have received this award. Only female MOC recipient since the award was initiated. (citation, NYC Media Release, youtube)
  • 2015 Great Women of Our Time Award, Winner of Science & Technology, Singapore Women’s Weekly, SPH (press release, pictures)
  • Best Paper Award, March 2016, The 9th International Digital Enterprise Technology Conference, DET2016, 29-31 March 2016, Nanjing, China, for the paper on “Optimal pass planning for robotic welding of large-dimension joints with deep grooves” (Certificate)
  • Champion, March 2018, HILTI IT Competition, Theme: Augmented Reality and Internet of Things.
  • Second Highest Cited Paper in 2017, among the papers published in Advances in Manufacturing during 2015-2016, paper entitled “A comprehensive survey of augmented reality assembly research” published in Advances in Manufacturing (2016) 4:1-22, based on Web of Science citation count.
  • 12th among World Top 15 Augmented Reality Researchers (Link)
  • Best Presentation Award, Improving Maintenance Efficiency with an Adaptive AR-assisted Maintenance System, C.Y. Siew, A.Y.C. Nee, and S.K. Ong, ACM–2019 The 4th International Conference on Robotics, Control and Automation (ICRCA 2019), 26th to 28th July 2019, Guangzhou, China.
  • Long Service Medal, Singapore National Day Award 2021

 

 

Updated March 2022, Prof S K Ong