Sun Sun Lim

Sun Sun Lim

Singapore University of Technology and Design

Sun Sun Lim is professor of communication and technology and dean of humanities, arts and social sciences at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). She recently authored Transcendent Parenting – Raising Children in the Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2020) and co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Communication and Society (Oxford University Press, 2020). She serves on the boards of the Social Science Research Council, the Singapore Environment Council, the Media Literacy Council, and eleven international journals. She was named to the inaugural Singapore 100 Women in Tech list in 2020 for her pioneering research on the social impact of technology. From 2018-20, she served as a nominated member of the Parliament of Singapore, where she was an advocate for more responsible use of artificial intelligence, transparency in data sharing, greater digital inclusion, and enacting digital rights for children.

Articles by Sun Sun Lim


Diversity, Inclusion and the Future of Work

Thursday, September 26, 2019

For the future of work to be inclusive, efforts are required to promote diversity and address the low level of participation of women at all stages of the development of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation. Brigid Trenerry, Gayathri Haridas and Sun Sun Lim of the Singapore University of Technology and Design stress the importance of preventing biases and existing prejudices from being built into technological applications.


When a Disease Uncovers Digital Divides

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Educational and employment exclusions due to the digital divide have been exacerbated by the lockdowns caused by this unprecedented public-health crisis.


Confronting Viral Resurgences: Are Lockdowns the Only Solution?

Thursday, September 3, 2020

A more calibrated containment strategy can and should be developed using insights gleaned from big data.