20 scientists from the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) were lauded for research work focusing mainly on artificial intelligence (AI), myopia and glaucoma.
Published in October 2021, the Elsevier-Stanford database indexed more than 100,000 top scientists from 22 different fields. Their impact was gauged through metrics such as the number of citations received for their research papers.
20 scientists from SERI were listed in this comprehensive database as the world’s top two per cent for research work focused mainly on AI, myopia and glaucoma.
The SERI researchers featured included Prof Saw Seang Mei, Co-Head of the Myopia Research Group, who published a study on the progression of myopia in highly myopic Singaporean children. This first-of-its-kind study in Asia tracked myopia progression in almost 2,000 children starting from age seven to nine for 19 years. It has uncovered the causes of widespread and chronic myopia in children in Singapore.
Another researcher who was cited is Assoc Prof Daniel Ting, Head of SERI’s Artificial Intelligence and Digital Innovations Research Group. Assoc Prof Ting’s team has developed a deep-learning system — known as SELENA+ (Singapore Eye Lesion Analyzer Plus) — that is able to detect diabetic retinopathy and related eye diseases such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration to limit the effects of preventable blindness.
SERI SCIENTISTS AMONG TOP 2% IN THE WORLD
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