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Sun Sun LIM

Full-time Faculty

Vice President (Partnerships and Engagement); Lee Kong Chian Professor of Communication & Technology

College of Integrative Studies CIS

Professor Sun Sun Lim is Vice President, Partnerships & Engagement and Lee Kong Chian Professor of Communication and Technology at the Singapore Management University. She has extensively researched the social impact of technology, focusing on technology domestication by families, future of work and AI ethics. A prolific scholar, she has over 100 academic publications including Digital Parenting Burdens in China: Online Homework, Parent Chats and Punch-in Culture (Emerald, 2024), 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. She also serves on the Media Literacy Council, SkillsFuture Research Advisory Panel and Singapore Environment Council. 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 is an honoree of the inaugural 2024 Top 50 Asia Women Tech Leaders Award and the 2020 Singapore 100 Women in Tech list. She is a Fellow of the Singapore Computer Society where she is also Vice President of the Women in Tech Chapter and Executive Committee member of the AI Ethics and Governance Special Interest Group. 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‚Äôs largest circulation broadsheet The Straits Times. She has won eight awards for excellent teaching.  See www.sunsunlim.com.

Qualifications

  • 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