Tan Soo Pieng

Research Engineer

Soo Pieng received her bachelor of engineering (BEng) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Nottingham Trent university. She was attached to ARL before her graduation and joined ARL as a research engineer in 2001. Her work involves supporting hardware prototyping, software development and ambient noise signal analysis. She has participated in the development of many underwater related projects including ROMANIS, mini-PANDAs, TRM and the Singapore water ambient noise database. She likes to be with her 2 kids and husband during weekends. They love to go for a hiking, reading and occasional movie watching.

Research Interests


T. B. Koay, A. Raste, Y. H. Tay, Y. S. Wu, A. Mahadevan, S. P. Tan, J. Lim, M. Chitre, and C. N. Ong, “Interactive monitoring in reservoirs using NUSwan – preliminary field results,” Water Practice & Technology, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 806–817, 2017. [ DOI  | .pdf  ]

P. Venugopalan, M. A. Chitre, K. Subash, A. R. Raichur, M. Ignatius, K. C. Unnikrishnan, S. P. Tan, and R. C. Naveen, “Ambient Noise Imaging:Experiments with ROMANIS,” in ICTCA 2011- 10th International Conference on Theoretical and Computational Acoustics, Taipei, April 2011. (Invited).

T. B. Koay, A. Raste, Y. H. Tay, Y. Wu, A. Mahadevan, S. P. Tan, J. Lim, M. Chitre, and C. N. Ong, “Near Persistent Interactive Monitoring In Reservoirs Using NUSwan — Preliminary Field Results,” in Water Conventions, Singapore International Water Week, (Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.), 10-14 July 2016. [ .pdf ]

T. B. Koay, J. Tan, S. P. Tan, S. K. Yeo, H. Tay, M. Chitre, and J. Potter, “Enabling humans to hear the direction of sounds underwater – Experiments and preliminary results,” in OCEANS 2008 MTS/IEEE, (Quebec City, Canada), September 2008. [ DOI | .pdf ]

J. R. Potter, V. Pallayil, M. A. Chitre, T. B. Koay, S. P. Tan, E. T. Tan, and P. D. Deshpande, “Shallow Water Ambient Noise Imaging Camera Developed at the ARL,” in Defence Research and Development conference, (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), May 23 2006.

T. B. Koay, P. J. Seeking, M. Chitre, S. P. Tan, and M. Hoffmann-Kuhnt, “Advanced PANDA for high speed autonomous ambient noise data collection and boat tracking – system and results,” in OCEANS 2006 MTS/IEEE – Asia Pacific, (Singapore), pp. 1–9, May 2006. [ DOI | .pdf ]

S. P. Tan, T. B. Koay, P. Venugopalan, M. A. Chitre, and J. R. Potter, “Development of a shallow water ambient noise database,” in Underwater Technology, 2004. UT ’04. 2004 International Symposium on, (Taipei, Taiwan), pp. 169–173, April 2004. [ DOI | .pdf ]

V. Pallayil, M. A. Chitre, E. T. Tan, J. R. Potter, T. B. Koay, S. B. Ruiz, and S. P. Tan, “Ambient noise imaging – First deployments of ROMANIS and preliminary data analysis,” in OCEANS 2003 MTS/IEEE, (San Diego, CA, USA), pp. 882–888, September 2003. [ DOI | .pdf ]