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Student Achievements 2021

Here are some of the accolades garnered by our students:

Singapore Data Science Consortium Dissertation Research Fellowship

For his research ‘Data Issues in Urban Freight Studies’, SUTD Engineering Systems and Design PhD student, Low Ching Nam Raymond, has been awarded the Singapore Data Science Consortium (SDSC) Dissertation Research Fellowship.

Raymond’s research involves developing and applying novel machine learning algorithms to resolve prevalent data issues commonly encountered in urban freight datasets, and gaining insights to support decision-making and urban planning.

 The SDSC Dissertation Research Fellowship aims to promote and recognise innovative and impactful data science thesis work of doctoral students at local universities. Raymond is one of 10 recipients of the inaugural award.

Multiple Wins at Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition 2021

Representing SUTD at the Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition 2021 (SAFMC), 12 students took home multiple awards across four different categories - D2 (Autonomous), D1 (Semi-Autonomous), C3 (FPV Flight – Advanced) and C2 (FPV Flight – Novice). The virtual award ceremony was held on 21 April where the winners received the awards from guest-of-honour, Senior Minister of State for Defence, Mr Heng Chee How. 

Category D2 (Autonomous)

1st place

MRS Team 1 consisting:

  • Li Senrui (ISTD Senior)
  • Amos Sim (EPD Senior)
  • Tan Kian Wee (EPD Senior)
  • Tan Weiheng (EPD Senior)

3rd place

MRS Team 2 consisting:

  • Tan Jin Yuan (EPD Senior)
  • Chung Wah Kit (EPD Junior)
  • Ma Yuchen (EPD Junior)
  • Sean Yeo (EPD Junior)

Category D1 (Semi-Autonomous)

2nd place

MRS Team consisting:

  • Kristabel Lim (EPD Junior)
  • Low Jia Hwee (EPD Junior)
  • Hung Chia-Yu (Freshmore)
  • Tham Jit (Freshmore)

Category C3 (FPV Flight – Advanced)

5th place

  • Tan Kian Wee (EPD Senior)

7th place

  • Amos Sim (EPD Senior)

Category C2 (FPV Flight – Novice)

11th place

  • Tham Jit (Freshmore)

The SAFMC, Singapore’s premier annual flying machine competition, is jointly organised by DSO National Laboratories and Science Centre Singapore, and supported by Ministry of Defence (MINDEF).

Top 3 at Mapletree-SCCCI River Hongbao Hackathon 2021

Team E-Duo, comprising two first year SUTD students, Tan Hong Zhang and Dylan Raharja, and NUS student, Lim Wei Xiang Andy, was one of three winning teams out of 10 finalists at the Mapletree-SCCCI River Hongbao Hackathon (RHBHacks) 2021, an annual youth entrepreneurship competition sponsored by Mapletree Investments (Mapletree) and supported by the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI).
Their business to sell customised 3D printed bio-degradable planting pots for home gardeners won them S$2,000 cash prize and S$5,000 seed money to develop and sell their environmentally friendly products. Re-branded as ‘Printed’, the group will be operating at booth #17 during the River Hongbao (RHB) Showcase from 10 to 16 February 2021 at Gardens by the Bay.

Held on 7 January 2021, the finals of RHBHacks 2021 was graced by Guest-of-Honour, Ms Low Yen Ling, Minister of State for the Ministry of Trade and Industry & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth. (Image credit: RHB 2021 Organising Committee)
This year’s challenge, themed “Forging a Brighter Future”, saw a record 45 enterprising submissions from 11 local and private tertiary institution.