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Goh Eng Lim: First Singaporean on NRF's scientific advisory board

Dr Goh Eng Lim advises the National Research Foundation on its investments in services and the digital economy.
Dr Goh Eng Lim advises the National Research Foundation on its investments in services and the digital economy.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

AI specialist is first S'porean on prestigious advisory board

Even as a young engineer in the 1980s, Dr Goh Eng Lim saw how his field was changing. Engineers were no longer drawing by hand the items they needed built but instead, designing them on a computer.

The computer could then send these technical drawings straight to a machine to be produced. "I saw how engineering was being digitalised," said Dr Goh, now 58.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 02, 2018, with the headline 'Old school books gave him the basics '. Print Edition | Subscribe