22 August 2018
Three Singaporeans have been awarded the Singapore Commonwealth Fellowship in Innovation by the British High Commissioner.
This global Commonwealth Scholarship programme will enable them to pursue research in robotics, health and leadership.
One of the awardees, Dr Ma Jun, a current National University of Singapore research fellow, hopes to develop control algorithms for robots that can assist in search-and-rescue operations in the rubble of a collapsed building.
Dr Ma will get to spend three months at the University College London next year to collaborate with researchers there on the development of such robots.
Mr Stefan Tan from the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore, Ms Jasmine Ang of JTC Corporation, and Mr Christopher Chok from River Valley High School, were awarded the Chevening Scholarship for the study on postgraduate courses in the UK.