Who is Dr Myo Thida?

Dr Myo Thida received her PhD degree in Computer Vision from Kingston University, UK in 2013 and the B.Eng. and M.Eng degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in 2005 and 2008 respectively. Over the last decade, she has carried research in computer vision, image processing, machine learning, pattern recognition and video surveillance. She has published over 10 scientific papers and articles in international conferences and high impact journals. Together with other team-members, she has developed a real-time surveillance system to monitor living organisms for water security. This technology has been deployed in Public Utilities Board, Singapore and the team received the 2008 IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement award from Institution of Engineers, Singapore and the 2012 IWA applied research honour award from International Water Association.

Since 2013, Dr Myo Thida has come back to Myanmar to help in providing the industry-related training to Myanmar youths and enhance the nation employment rate. With a strong passion to serve the community, Dr Myo Thida has  worked on a Vocational Education Training project between the Governments of Singapore and Myanmar known then as the Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute (SMVTI). She has led 81 Myanmar local staff with diverse background while making the collaboration better and faster within the regulations of the civil service in Myanmar.

This is what other people thinks about her:

“One of Dr Myo Thida’s strongest attributes is her cross-cultural sensitivity. She has been an effective bridge between our two Governments which have two different working cultures and style. Having studied and worked in Singapore and the UK for twelve years between 2001 and 2013, she has developed a strong work ethic and is driven to deliver the best results. During her stint in the Ministries of Science and Technology and Education, she has also demonstrated empathy for the Myanmar civil service culture and an understanding of how to make things work better and faster within the regulations of the civil service.” (By DCM, Singapore Embassy)

“As a Vice Principal and representative of Myanmar team, she has led 81 government officials, most of whom have served longer than her and some of them even holding higher positions than herself in the Civil service.  However, in a short period, she has gained the trust from the team and motivated the team to venture beyond its comfort zone. She has also shown her ability of being a good team player and has established and maintained strong working relationship with other Civil Servants from different departments.” (By Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education)