Dr Bimlesh Wadhwa

Senior Lecturer Department of Computer Science National University of Singapore
Residential Fellow Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Dr. Bimlesh Wadhwa is a Senior Lecturer of Computer Science and Assistant Dean (Student Life) of the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Dr Wadhwa’s research and teaching interests lie in software engineering, human-computer interaction, information visualization and computing education. In her teaching career at NUS,  she has taught several modules in these areas, and has supervised many undergraduate and post-graduate students, and has published several papers in leading conferences and journals in these subjects.

Dr Wadhwa has been very active in organising and judging many national and international competitions and hackathons including CodeXtreme, NUS Data Science Challenge, NUS Hack&Roll, Singapore Science and Engineering Fair, and Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.  She is also the initiator and programme leader of the Code for Community programme, that brings computing education to underserved communities.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.