Tan Tin Wee
|Academic and Professional Qualifications|
|1993||CBiol MIBiol, Institute of Biology, UK|
|1986-1990||PhD Prototype Recombinant Chlamydial Vaccine for Sheep
University of Edinburgh, UK
|1985-1986||MSc (Biotechnology and Molecular Biology) Distinction,University of London, UK|
|1982-1985||BA (Biochemistry) University of Cambridge, UK|
|1980||Officer Cadet School, Singapore Armed Forces Training Institute (SAFTI)|
Anglo Chinese Junior College, Singapore - 4As
Anglo Chinese Secondary School, Singapore - 6 A1s and 2 A2s
Anglo Chinese Primary School, Singapore
|.||International and Local Awards and Scholarships|
|Dec 2015, Singapore||
Keppel DC REIT - Best Equity Deal in Singapore|
Awarded by The Asset in the Triple A Country Awards 2015 South East Asia.
http://www.theasset.com/awards/country-awards-south-east-asia Awarded for the first data centre REIT (SGD 512.9 million) in Asia outside of Japan, and the largest REIT IPO in Singapore for 2014/2015. As Divestment and Investment Board Committee member of Keppel T&T Ltd (the Sponsor) from 2003 to April 2014, and as Keppel DC REIT Management Pte Ltd Board Director from Nov 2014.
|Oct 2015, Singapore||
PS21 ExCel Awards: Most Innovative Project/Policy(Gold), Public Service Division, Singapore Government|
Awarded to Creative Urban Sustainable Aquaculture (CUSA), Nanyang Polytechnic, led by Dr Jeffrey Seng Eng Khuan, with whom we co-supervised Joy Lin NUS Honours student 2014/2015, and as Academic Committee member of NP's School of Life Science (Director Joel Lee) to develop and produce fish vaccine for Barramundi Asia (Kuhlbarra) leading to UVaxx Pte Ltd vaccine manufacturing company for autogenous fish vaccines.
|Oct 2015, Singapore||
PS21 ExCel Awards: Most Innovative Project/Policy(Merit), Public Service Division, Singapore Government|
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) InfiniCortex Project by theA*CRC InfiniCortex Team. Participation as Chairman of A*CRC.
|May 2015, Singapore||
INFITT 2015 Award|
In recognition of invaluable services as founder and Tamil Internt pioneer by the International Forum for IT in Tamil, at the 14th Tamil Internet Conference, Singapore.
|April 2015, Singapore||
As Chairman of A*CRC and InfiniCortex Project team member
A*STAR Awards 2015 at the Annual Workplan Seminar, Resorts World Singapore Sentosa.
1. STAR Innovation Award to A*CRC for InfiniCortex (Galaxy of Supercomputers) Project. One of three Innovation Awards this year in an organisation of 5,300 researchers and 14 Institutes. Led by Senior Director Dr Marek Michalewicz and team. The InfiniCortex Project http://www.hpcwire.com/tag/infinicortex/
2. STAR Innovation Award to A*CRC Storage and Cloud Services team for the "Storage on Demand" project (Private Cloud Storage for whole of A*STAR lead by Director Mr Lai Loong Fong and team.
|April 2015, Singapore||
As Chairman of A*CRC and InfiniCortex Project team member
Innovative Project GOLD Award: InfiniCortex. Awarded by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore to A*STAR Computational Resource Centre (A*CRC) in collaboration with Obsidian Strategics and a dozen other local and international groups who have teamed up in the InfiniCortex project. Initiated a geographically distributed Supercomputer of Supercomputers based on global collaboration between HPC clusters partnering to form the Galaxy based on high performance network transmission using global distance InfiniBand. The project strives to pave a way towards distributed Exascale supercomputing. http://primeurmagazine.com/live/LV-PL-06-14-21.html
|April 2015, Singapore||Technology Leadership award - InfiniCortex, awarded by FutureGov Singapore Awards to the Agency
for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore.
As Chairman of A*CRC and InfiniCortex Project team member
Singapore Government's Best ICT Projects for 2015. Team Project of A*STAR Computational Resource Centre (A*CRC) (Senior Director Dr Marek Michalewicz and team) and CIO's Office (A*STAR CIO Dr John Kan and team)
|August 2013, Singapore||National Day Awards - awarded by the Singapore Government, for 25 Years Long Service Medal (Pingkat Bakti Setia) oonferred at the Investiture Ceremony on 21 Feb 2014 by the Ministry of Education|
|July 2013, Singapore||SINGAREN Appreciation Award, awarded by the President of the Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network (SINGAREN) Association|
|April 2013, Singapore||National University of Singapore (25 Years) Long Service Award 2013, Stars@NUHS Awards Presentation Ceremony 3 April 2013|
|April 2012, Geneva||Internet Hall of Fame Inaugural Inductee 2012, one of 33 first Internet Pineeers (such as Bob Kahn, Vint Cerf, Al Gore, Tim Berners-Lee) to be accorded this honour, one of three Asians, and the only Chinese Singaporean|
|July 2011, Singapore||Keppel Telecommunications and Transportation Ltd, Singapore Corporate Awards, Best Managed Board Award, (mid-cap category)|
|2010, Singapore||Keppel Telecommunications and Transportation Ltd, Singapore Corporate Awards, Best Annual Report Award. Gold (mid-cap category)|
|Tamil Internet Frontier Award
9th Tamil Internet Conference, World Classical Tamil Congress, Coimbatore
|ASEAN Science and Technology Meritorious Award
ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology.
High Performance Grid Computing Competition, 2nd Prize
National University of Singapore Computer Centre
Recognition Award for early pioneering contributions to
Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies
during APRICOT2005 10th Anniversary.
HPC Challenge Award: Most Geographically Distributed Application at SC2003
Member of the international team on project entitled "Global Analysis of Arthropod Evolution"
|National University of Singapore Annual Staff Achievement Award 1998|
7th Indian Cultural Festival Innovation Award (Tamil Web Project)
Awarded to Project Team: Dr Tan Tin Wee, Mr Naa Govindasamy, Mr Leong Kok Yong
Centre for Internet Research/NUS and School of Arts/NIE/NTU
|ASEAN Achievement Award (Research and Development)
ASEAN Business Forum
|Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) Singapore Foundation
(for contribution towards Internet and IT in education)
|Life Insurance Association (LIA) Award, Singapore
(team award for community work in building Internet access for people with disabilities)
|Singapore Youth Award (Excellence in Science and Technology)
(Internet biological databases and biocomputing)
|Gold Medal, World Congress for Medical Informatics, Geneva
MEDINFO'92 (best presentation - Internet biomedical databases)
|1989 UK||Annual Award, Vaccine Research Trust, UK - (Chlamydial vaccines for sheep)|
|1986-89 UK||Animal Health Trust (UK) Research Fellowship|
|1986-89 UK||UK Overseas Research Student Award (ORS)|
|Trinity College (Cambridge, UK) Travelling Studentship|
|Present Concurrent Appointments|
|2015-||Director, National Supercomputing Centre, Singapore|
|2011-||Chairman, A*STAR Computational Resource Centre (A*CRC), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Singapore|
|1999-||Associate Professor (Management Committtee, Deputy Head, Acting Head)
Dept of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Keppel Telecommunications and Transportation (KT&T)
Chairman of the Nominations Committee
Member of the Audit Committee, Safety Committee, Divestment and Investment Committee.
|2003-2013||Master, Eusoff Hall, National University of Singapore|
|1992-2003||Resident Fellow, Sheares Hall of Residence, NUS|
Bioinformatics Centre, National University of Singapore (NUS)
|1997-2001||Founding Non-executive director
Bioinformatrix Pte Ltd -An NUS Spin-off Company
|1997-2000||Co-Director, User Community Area
Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) Consortium -Advancing high performance networking in AP region
Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG) -Fostering new AP Internet organisations
|1998-1999||Special Advisor to Director-General
Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) -Internet Addresses and Numbers for AP Region
|1998-2000||Associate Director, Centre for Internet Research, NUS|
|1997-2000||South East Asian Representative,
Coordinating Committee for InterContinental Research Networking (CCIRN)
|1996-2000||President, Association for Informatics in Medicine Singapore (AIMS)|
|1996 - 2000||Co-Chairman, Enable2000 virtual committee for Internet among people with disabiilties|
|1997-98||Chairman, CAL Project, IT Task Force for Special Education Schools,
National Council for Social Service, Singapore
The International Centre for Disability Resources on the Internet
|1997 - 99||Advisor to
SingCERT Incident response and Internet Security for Singapore
Telemanufacturing Research Group Pioneering remote rapid prototyping
Satellite Internet Competency Unit Advancing satellite internet technology
|1997||Principal Investigator and Founder
Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network (SINGAREN)
|1995-1997||Consultant, National Technology Databank, Singapore|
|1996-1997||Consultant, ASEAN Science and Technology Information Network (ASTNET) Project|
|1995-1998||Head, Internet Research and Development Unit;
Assistant Director, Computer Centre, NUS
Upgraded into Centre for Internet Research
|1994-95||Head, Technet Unit, National University of Singapore (NUS)
commercialised into Pacific Internet
|1990-1995||Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Dept of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, NUS|
|1993-96||Coordinator, EDB-NUS Biotechnology Database|
|1993-94||Consultant, Education Sector, Schools Internet Pilot Project
National Computer Board
|1992-96||Coordinator, Biocomputing Research and User Support technology group|
|1990-95||Lecturer, Dept of Biochemistry, NUS|
|1986-89||Research Fellow, Animal Health Trust, UK|
|Major Grants awarded and/or managed|
|1994-1995||S$3.5M - Internet for R&D (as the last Head of Technet Unit) from National Science and Technology Board (NSTB), Singapore|
|1995-1998||S$2.08M - Internet R&D Unit (Founding Principal Investigator) from NSTB, Singapore|
|1996-1999||S$6M - Bioinformatics Centre (Founding Principal Investigator) from Economic Development Board (EDB), Singapore|
|1997-1998||S$28M - Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network (SingAREN)
(Founding Principal Investigator - upgraded to national-status project in 1998)
from Telecommunications Authority of Singapore and National Science and Technology Board
|1998-2000||S$2M - GlaxoWellcome-BIC Bioinformatics research grant in collaboration with CNPR (under BIC directorship) from GW Manufacturing (Singapore) Pte Ltd|
|1999-2001||S$1M - GlaxoWellcome-BIC Bioinformatics research grant in collaboration with CNPR (under BIC directorship) from GW Manufacturing (Singapore) Pte Ltd|
|1999-2002||S$6.1M - Bioinformatics Research Programmes from NSTB, Singapore|
|2015-2018||S$98M - National Supercomputing Centre, Singapore|
|1992-1994||S$33K? - National Biotechnology Database-Directory project (PI) from TIBS grant, National Biotechnology Programme, EDB, Singapore|
|1994-1996||S$30K - Biocomputing Research grant (PI) (self-contributed from KC Lun, Derek Kiong and Tan Tin Wee as a bridging grant for sustaining bioinformatics research in NUS)|
|1995-1996||S$185K - Singapore Broadcasting Authority Grant on Internet regulation (Co-PI)|
|1995-1996||S$100K - Singapore Network Services (Co-PI)|
|1997-1999||S$88K - NUS Grant for running Asia Pacific Networking Group secretariat (PI)|
|1999-2000||C$72K - Pan-Asia Networking Research Grant, International Development Research Centre, Canada (PI)|
Under his leadership, Singapore hosted the first
Chinese Website in 1994, the first Tamil Web site using Tamil scripts in
1995, and a multilingual web site in 1996. During his headship of the Internet
Research and Development Unit (IRDU), Singapore became the first regional
Java Web site, VRML Website, 6Bone node, ActiveX Web site and the
world's first operational Multilingual Domain Name system (iDNS).
His near misses include fostering the first Asian email forwarding system POBox, before Hotmail became wildly successful; Allo! java chat system while ICQ made its international debut; Auto-GIF multilingual image rendering system before Sinanet became prominent. Currently, he is trying to drive the commercialisation of several technologies - MIRAGE, multilingual Java Input and multilingual DNS.
The biggest challenge was to successfully initiate the first Asian STAR-TAP GigaPOP in November 1997, the first advanced research network (SINGAREN) to link to the USA vBNS outside North America. He continues to drive Asia Pacific advanced networking technologies through his founding role in the Asia Pacific Advanced Network consortium (APAN) and his current portfolio as User Community Co-Director, particularly in the bioinformatics and medical informatics area. He has successfully driven the formation of the Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet) and the Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI) telemedicine project.
In 1989, he won the Annual Prize of the Vaccine Research Trust, UK for his pioneering work on developing recombinant DNA vaccines for chlamydial infections at the Moredun Institute, Scotland. He won the Gold Medal at the World Congress for Medical Informatics in 1992 for his work in biocomputing and Internet, and was awarded the Singapore Youth Award for excellence in Science and Technology in 1994. In 1997, he led the team which was awarded the Life Insurance Association Award for volunteer community work in introducing Internet technology to the disability communities. In the same year, he was awarded the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI - Singapore Foundation) Education Award for his work on Internet technologies for education (previous winners including Dr Tony Tan and Prof Lawrence Chia).
In the same year, for his work in promoting R&D, he was awarded the ASEAN Achievement Award by the ASEAN Business Forum in Jakarta (other winners from Singapore including Dr Cham Tao Soon, President, Nanyang Technological University).
In 1998, in recognition of his pioneering contribution to the Tamil-speaking community in Singapore and world wide, through the development of Tamil Internet in Singapore, and the initiation of the first International Tamil Internet Symposium, the Boon Lay Community Centre organising committee awarded him and his colleagues the 7th Indian Cultural Festival Innovation Award. He continues to guide the development of Tamil internet. At the same time, he is also involved in the National Chinese Internet Steering Committee, as well as fostered the first Malay internet website, KampungNet. He is now technical advisor to the nascent Tamil Internet Steering Committee.
He has successfully conceptualised and initiated a $28M project to link Singapore into the vBNS (Very High Speed Backbone Network Service) and Internet 2 of the USA through the formation of a Singapore Research and Education Network (SINGAREN), which is now transitioned to CIR and the Kent Ridge Digital Labs (KRDL).
In 1996, after six years of negotiation, he and his colleagues finally established the formation of a Bioinformatics Centre (BIC) at the National University of Singapore with seed-funding of S$6 million from the Economic Development Board. He is now Director of BIC (concurrently Associate Director of CIR).
To commercialise biocomputing software solutions, he has co-founded a start-up Bioinformatics company (BIX) in Singapore with a presence in Menlo Park, California (1997). This company has completed a major contract with Schering Plough Research Institute with revenue of S$250,000 in the first year. It has now signed deals with JoyMail, SinaNet and Yahoo for some generic Internet technologies. In December 1998, BIX successfully licensed bioinformatics technology to a USA startup bioinformatics company, KRISTECH Inc. which is a $1.6M BIX-KRDL-NUS spin-off. BIX is now in the process of spinning off another company to handle the multilingual domain names system which he conceived and invented in March 1998.
Director, Bioinformatics Centre, NUS http://www.bic.nus.sg
Associate Director, Centre for Internet Research, NUS http://www.cir.nus.sg
Chairman (retired), Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG) http://www.apng.org
Co-Director, Asia Pacific Advanced Network consortium (APAN) http://www.apan.net
Special Advisor to Director General, Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) http://www.apnic.net
Singapore's oldest extant Website since September 1993 http://biomed.nus.sg (redesignated biomed.nus.edu.sg in accordance to new SGNIC rules)
Last updated September 1999; 12Jun99; 29Sep98
BTW My Chinese Name is transliterated as Chen Dingwei; planning to get a Chinese IDN including a TLD.