Rebecca Tan


Rebecca did her PhD at the National University of Singapore where she studied how macrophages integrate multiple signals from the toll-like receptor system. She was formerly the editor-in-chief of Asian Scientist Magazine.

Stories by Rebecca Tan

What It Takes To Win The Student Cluster Competition

We catch up with the team from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, that scored a record-breaking win at the SC17 Student Cluster Competition.

Playing The Woman Card In Science

Being a woman in science can be a disadvantage, but our columnist Rebecca would prefer people to focus on the ‘science’ rather than the ‘woman’ part of her identity as a professional.

The View From The TOP500

The TOP500 list may have begun almost as an accident, but it has nonetheless come to shape the way we think about supercomputers. Supercomputing Asia catches up with the co-originator of the list, Jack Dongarra, to find out more about its past, present and future.

Riding The HPC Wave

Supercomputers are useful in practically every stage of the oil production process. Here are five ways they play a role in the oil and gas industry.

Security Made Simple

Internet of Things devices only have so much bandwidth and power. MicroSec is developing security solutions small enough to fit these constraints but strong enough to withstand attacks.

China Overtakes The US On The TOP500 Ranking

For the first time since its inception, the number of supercomputers on the TOP500 list installed in China has surpassed that of the United States.

Surviving The Mediapocalypse

It may not be easy, but the Asian Scientist team intends to stay in the media for a long time to come.

High Performance Healthcare

Thanks to all the data that is already available, the healthcare sector is ripe for a data-driven transformation. Here’s how supercomputers can make a difference.

The Ocean Is Starting To Boil

Over the hundred years that they have been used, floating-point numbers have become so entrenched that replacing them would be like “boiling the ocean.” But Dr. John Gustafson believes he has done just that.