06/2014 Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), an enlightenment organisation which is committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges.

11/2012 DESIGNOMICS Leadership Award Individual International

04/2012 Best Paper Honorable Mention Award CHI 2012 for paper “Keep in Touch: Channel, Expectation and Experience”. It is the premiere academic paper Human Computer Interaction.

11/2011 Media Furniture received Red Dot Award

09/2011 First Prize in Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards 2011 for the work “Selective Inductive Powering System (SIPS) for Paper Computing” The Nokia UbiMedia MindTrek Competition is a competition sponsored by Nokia in search of projects, products or services that seek to broaden our understanding of how ubiquitous media will influence out future

09/2011 Selected as of one of 10 best Singaporean artists for exhibition at Ascendas 10th anniversary event and commemorative book. Received award from Ascendas CEO, Ms Chong Siak Ching

07/2011 Research work “Ambikraf” (non emmissive color changing material) selected for NUS Official Calendar 2012

06/2011 25th NUS Faculty of Engineering Innovation and Research Award

05/2011 25 most influential people about Augmented Reality in Twitter

04/2011 Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering 2012

03/2011 Best Paper Award for A Multimodal Virtual Anatomy Learning Tool for Medical Education

01/2011 Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering 2011-2012

01/2011 Selected amongst 30 Young Global Leaders to attend WEF Public Leadership Masterclass hosted by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

11/2010 Winner of Keio University Gijyuju-sho award. Awarded for the best research annually in Keio University, Japan’s first and one of the most prestigious Universities in Japan. A ceremony and prize of 200,000 Yen is awarded. Awarded for my research in “Interaction Design Research for Feeling Communication”

11/2010 Gold Prize (First Prize), Creative Showcase, for research work “Liquid Media” at the International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology

11/ 2010 SIP Fellow Award. The SIP Distinguished Fellow Award honours legendary leaders whose illustrious lives have positively influenced lives across generations and communities around the globe. The Distinguished Fellow motivates collaborations and inspires extraordinary innovations across sectors. SIP Distinguished Fellows are outstanding role models and stalwarts of SIP’s community of changemakers in shaping a more inclusive, sustainable, and better world. Previous winners include S Robson Walton Chairman, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., USA ( 2009) and Jet Li Founder, One Foundation ( 2008)

09/ 2010 Winner from the Communication Technologies and interfaces track at YR-RISE of the AAL forum. The Ambient Assisted Living Joint Program is a new joint research and development funding activity by  23 European Members and Associated States with the financial support of the European Community provided on the basis of article 185 of the EC treaty.

09/ 2010 Certificate of Honor NOKIA Ubimedia MindTrek Awards

08/ 2010 Profiled in Marquis Who’s Who of the World  2010 in Science and Engineering

04/ 2010 First Prize for Petimo: social networking robot for children, Milan International InventiON competition. Petimo won the first prize in the ICT (information and communication technologies) track. The competition is sponsored by the Municipality of Milan and the chamber of commerce, and is co-organized by a service company (Alintec) together with “Nova-Sole ore”, (Italian financial times). The main sponsor of the competition is 3M.

01/ 2010 Marquis Who’s Who of The world  2010 under Distinguished Professors/Scholars

06/ 2009 C 4C- Como for Children Competition (Interaction Design for Children) Winner

04/ 2009 Laval Virtual Revolution Award France  2009 (Given for Best Virtual Reality Inventions approximately 10 selected each year)

01/ 2009 Winner of The Integrated Art Competition. Awarded First Prize for “BlogWall” for the Kent Ridge Station of the new subway “Circle Line”, $ 50, 000 prize money

01/ 2009 [Award for my PhD students] YoungCT Prize (Young Creative Technology prize). Best graduate students submissions are selected and invited to KAIST in Korea with full air fare and accomodation. The prize was awarded to my PhD students James Teh, Khoo Eng Tat, and Nimesha Ranasinghe in the years 2008, 2009 for work which we submitted together (Prize is given to the student).

12/ 2008 First Prize Winner of Creativity of Warm.  8th International University Creative-in- Action Contest held in IShou University, Taiwan

10/ 2008 Nokia Ubimedia Mindtrek Award for Best Ubiquitous Computing Research. Babbage Cabbage Empathetic Living Media was one of three prize winner’s of the international NOKIA Ubimedia MindTrek Award. The Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards was an international competition arranged by MindTrek, Nokia, NAMU Lab. Tampere University of Technology, and the Tampere Region Centre of Expertise in Ubiquitous Computing, and, Finland. The purpose of the competition was to encourage makers of digital media to generate ideas and develop new and innovative ubiquitous media products and services. The entries were expected to take a stand on the question, how ubiquitous computing affects intelligent media environments and what the future of location and context aware media services might look like.

03/ 2008 Young Global Leader Award  2008. This honour is bestowed each year by the World Ecomonic Forum to recognize and acknowledge the top young leaders from around the world for the professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world.

09/ 2007 Winners of the MobileHCI 2007 Demo Category

01/ 2005 Winner of Microsoft Research Award for Gaming and Graphics USD $10, 000

01/ 2005 MENCIONES ESPECIALES Award for Poultry Internet, Art and Artificial Life International Competition Vida 8.0 competition in Madrid

10/ 2004 Award of Fellow in Education, World Technology Network Awarded. In held in association with Nasdaq, Microsoft, TIME magazine, Science magazine, and CNN. Only five ( 5) people in the world, out of the global selection process were selected as Fellow in the Category of Education.

01/ 2004 Associate of the Arts Awards, a prestigious national award, awarded by the National Arts Council, Award presented by Dr Lee Boon Yang, Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts

01/ 2004 Young Professional of the Year 2004. A prestigious national award, awarded by the Singapore Computer Society.

01/ 2003 Singapore National Young Scientist Award Winner. This prestigious award is organised by the Singapore National Academy of Science and supported by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research. Recipients receive a trophy, certificate of commendation and a prize of $ 12, 500.

01/ 2003 Certificate of Appreciation Award from National Heritage Board

01/ 2003 Winner of Hitachi Research Fellowship. Two months fully funded visiting Professorship to Japan

01/ 2003 International Touring Award, National Arts Council