Class of 2018, Singapore
Pursuing a master’s degree in Computation for Design and Optimisation at MIT, before joining the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech).
Gin Ong is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Computation for Design and Optimisation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), before she joins the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech).
Gin Ong majored in Mathematical, Computational and Statistical Sciences (MCS), and has an interest in using computational methods and techniques. Gin hopes to apply the technical knowledge gleaned through her education to help Singapore achieve the goal of becoming a “Smart Nation”.
Gin’s summer internship with the Services and Digital Economy department in the National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) in 2016 highlighted the importance of the knowledge of computational tools with regards to decision-making in the civil service. In addition, her participation in the international competition Data Science Game in 2016 introduced her to the potential of modern computational approaches for tackling urban challenges. Gin is also a firm believer that MCS and technology should never be an exclusive space, and that everyone should be able to pursue fields in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
“I feel that the programme at Yale-NUS has trained me to be a highly motivated, independent and resilient learner, and these are traits that I believe will be useful in whatever role I choose to take in the future.”