Fellow of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2012, "For significant contributions to coreference resolution and semantic processing, and for the development of semantic corpora".
Best Paper Award for the paper ‘A Probabilistic Forest-to-String Model for Language Generation from Typed Lambda Calculus Expressions’ at the 2011 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-2011), Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, July 2011.
ACM Distinguished Scientist, 2010.
Defence Technology Prize 2007 (Team R&D Award).
Teaching Excellence Award, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, 2004.
DSO National Laboratories Excellence Award For Technology (Group), May 2000.
DSO National Laboratories Excellence Award For Technology (Group), April 1998.
Best Paper Award for the paper Feature Selection, Perceptron Learning, and a Usability Case Study for Text Categorization at the 20th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR-1997), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, July 1997.
IBM Graduate Fellowship, September 1990 May 1992.
Best Student Paper Award for the paper Model-Based, Multiple Fault Diagnosis of Time-Varying, Continuous Physical Devices at the Sixth IEEE Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications, Santa Barbara, CA, March 1990.
Microelectronics and Computer Development Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, September 1987 August 1989.
Faculty Scholar, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto, 1984 & 1985.
Singapore National Computer Board Undergraduate Scholarship, 1982.
Computer Science Prize, National Junior College, 1982.
Prime Ministers Book Prize (Singapore), 1982.
Prime Ministers Book Prize (Singapore), 1976.