Faculty Profile

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Sun Sun LIM

Full-time Faculty
Professor of Communication and Technology; Vice President (Partnerships and Engagement); Lee Kong Chian Fellow
College of Integrative Studies CIS

Sun Sun Lim is Vice President, Partnerships and Engagement at the Singapore Management University where she is concurrently Professor of Communication and Technology at its College of Integrative Studies. She has extensively researched the social impact of technology, focusing on technology domestication by families and young people, future of work and AI ethics. A prolific scholar, she has over 90 academic publications including Transcendent Parenting: Raising Children in the Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2020) and The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Communication and Society (Oxford University Press, 2020). Her articles have been published in top journals such as Nature, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication and Big Data & Society. She is a Fellow of the International Communication Association and serves on fourteen journal editorial boards and the Social Science Research Council and Media Literacy Council. She is also Vice President of the Singapore Computer Society's Women in Tech Chapter. From 2018 - 2020, she was Nominated Member of the 13th Parliament of Singapore, raising issues such as governance of the use of big data, priorities in digital literacy education, and digital rights for children. She was an honoree of the inaugural Singapore 100 Women in Tech list in 2020. She frequently offers her expert commentary in international outlets including Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, Guardian, Scientific American, South China Morning Post and writes a monthly technology column in Singapore's largest circulation broadsheet The Straits Times. She has won eight awards for excellent teaching. See www.sunsunlim.com.


  • PhD, Media & Communication, London School of Economics, 2003
  • MSc (Distinction), Media & Communication, London School of Economics, 1998
  • BSocSci (Honours), Faculty of Arts & Sciences, National University of Singapore, 1995

Research Interests

  • Social Impact of Technology
  • Digital Rights and Digital Literacy
  • Future of Work
  • AI Ethics and Data Governance