Science and Engineer Importance to Singapore

Singapore has boosted its water supply through water-recycling and also increased its land area by reclaiming land, all feats accomplished by engineers. And engineering will continue to be important for Singapore's future, as the country works towards becoming a smart nation and overcoming its lack of resources
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
(50th anniversary celebration of the IES)

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Logo of LIM Jun Long

A*STAR: Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore

I2R History and Information

(1) Extracted and modified from ResearchSEA

The Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R pronounced as i-squared-r) is a member of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) family. Established in 2002, their vision is to power a vibrant and strong infocomm ecosystem in Singapore. They seek to foster world-class infocomm and media research and develop a deep talent pool of infocomm professionals to power a vibrant knowledge-based Singapore. At I2R, intelligence, communications and media form their 3 strategic thrusts. Their research capabilities are in information technology, wireless and optical communication networks, interactive and digital media, signal processing and computing.
Retrieved Jan 01, 2017 from

The Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R - pronounced as i-squared-r) is a member of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) family. Established in 2002, our mission is to be the globally preferred source of innovations in `Interactive Secured Information, Content and Services Anytime Anywhere’ through research by passionate people dedicated to Singapore’s economic success. I²R performs R&D in information, communications and media (ICM) to develop holistic solutions across the ICM value chain. Our research capabilities are in information technology and science, wireless and optical communications, and interactive digital media. We seek to be the infocomm and media value creator that keeps Singapore ahead.
Retrieved 2019-08-14 from National Archives of Singapore

1 Fusionopolis Way #21-01 Connexis (South Tower)

Leadership / Executive Directors

  • Dr Ifay Chang (1985–1988)
  • Dr Juzar Motiwalla (1988–1998)
  • Lim Swee Say (1986–1988)
  • Mrs Chin Tahn Joo (1989–1991)
  • Dr Christopher Chia (1992–1994)
  • Dr Lim Joo Hong (1994–1995)
  • Dr Francis Yeoh (1995–1998)
  • Dr Juzar Motiwalla (1998–2001)
  • Prof Er Meng Hwa (1995–1997)
  • A/Prof Ser Wee (1997–2002)
  • Dr Wong Lim Soon (2002-)
  • Prof Tjhung Tjeng Thiang (1992–1993)
  • Prof Lye Kin Mun (1993–2002)
  • Prof Lye Kin Mun (2002)
  • Prof Lawrence Wong (2002–2006)
  • ExCo chaired by Prof Chong Tow Chong (2006–2010)
  • Prof Lye Kin Mun (2010–2012), I2R
  • Dr Tan Geok Leng (2012–2013), I2R
  • Dr Lee Shiang Long (2014–2016), I2R 
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  • Dr Lee Shiang Long, Executive Director of I2R

    Entities formed into (or merged into) lnfocomm Research Institute (I2R)

  • Institute of Systems Science (ISS), R&D Group
  • Information Technology Institute (ITI)
  • Network Technology Research Centre (NTRC), Optical
  • Kent Ridge Digital Labs (KRDL)
  • Centre for Signal Processing (CSP)
  • Laboratories for Information Technology (LIT)
  • Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC)
  • Institute for Communications Research (ICR)

  • For more information about Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), please visit:
    Obsolete links


  • Chang Chieh Hang, Teck Seng Low, and Raj Thampuran. (April, 2016) The Singapore Research Story. Retrieved Dec. 2, 2019 from DOI: 10.1142/9417

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