Congratulation to our alumni, Dr Tan Jen Hong on being named one of the Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate in Computer Science category in 2020!
Jen Hong had always loved programming and soon found the process of developing algorithms very fascinating and highly satisfactory. His focus of research has always been about developing and utilising algorithms to analyse and diagnose ocular thermal images.
Back then as an undergraduate, the subjects he took up help him a lot in his later research. Thermodynamics plays an important role in his PhD research and he managed to propose a novel method to measure tear evaporation through thermal images. Without a foundation in thermodynamics, that would not be possible. Many ideas and concepts in ‘Dynamic and Control’ and ‘Flight mechanics & control’ helped him to understand concepts in image processing and signal processing.
His message to MAE students: “I was never a top student in my time in NTU, and in fact I never strived to be one. But I have my own passion and my pursuits. I happened to be in the generation when the internet started to become the main source of information and I spent a lot of time during my studies in NTU, both undergraduate and post-graduate, reading widely and extensively. Although the time spent in these activities did not translate into good results, I like to think that it helped greatly in my later research.”
About Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate: The Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate identifies scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence through multiple publication papers, highly cited by their peers in between the year 2009 and 2019. Around the world, approximately 6,400 researchers are named Highly Cited Researchers in 2020, and in the case of NUS, this year there are 25 of them.