Dr. Soo Ling Lim is Honorary Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science in UCL, Visiting Associate Professor at the National Institute of Informatics in Japan, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in UK.
Her research focuses on understanding human collaboration relating to technology. It encompasses agent-based modelling, evolutionary computation, personality psychology, stakeholder analysis, requirements elicitation, crowdsourcing, and social network analysis. She has published more than 40 research papers and given invited talks to research labs and universities in UK, Europe, Japan, Canada, and Australia. Her research has been featured in New Scientist.
Soo Ling is a computer scientist and software engineer with over 15 years industrial experience, specialising in data intensive and scalable systems. She has developed software products for a wide range of organisations from startups to multinational public companies. She also advises startups on their technology strategy.
She has held various positions in industry including Chief R&D Officer, Chief Data Scientist, Chief Technology Officer, consultant, and software engineer. She was also Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Informatics in Japan, postdoctoral researcher at the UCL Department of Computer Science, UCL Department of Statistical Science, UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC), and Bournemouth University Department of Computing & Informatics.
Soo Ling achieved her PhD at UCL, supervised by Professor Anthony Finkelstein, and received funding from UCL Business to commercialise her research. She was awarded PhD from University of New South Wales in Australia and Bachelor of Software Engineering from the Australian National University, where she graduated top 3 with first class honours.
She also studied entrepreneuship, negotiatation and managing change at the London Business School, and obtained a Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education from UCL Institute of Education.
She is the winner of numerous awards and scholarships: UCL PhD scholarship, Australian Postgraduate Award, NICTA Research Project Award, Nate Zusman Scholarship, Australian Computer Society Prize for Computer Science, CSC Most Valuable Team Member Award, ANU Honours Scholarship, ANU Summer Research Scholarship, ANU Dean's Prize, and ANU Chancellor’s Letter of Commendation, Outstanding Student Award.