Sunday, 18 February 2018

Code Jam to I/O for Women 2018

Lim Li took part in Google Code Jam for Women 2018 on 17 Feb 2018, Singapore time 11 pm to 1.30 am.

She came in 1st out of over 800 contestants worldwide.


Full Results

Prizes: Those ranked in the top 150 scores of the Contest are eligible to receive a free non-transferable registration to Google I/O 2018 and a reimbursement for travel costs to Google I/O 2018 up to US$500.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Internship at Jane Street

Jane Street, a Quantitative Trading firm with offices in New York, London and Hong Kong, is known to pay attractively to their Interns. Each year, many undergraduates majoring in Math and/or Computing apply for Jane Street's summer internship.

Types of Internship (from Jane Street's Internship website):

Trading Interns
Work with experienced traders to find and analyze arbitrage strategies, hedge risk, and search for new opportunities. Trading interns usually split their summer between two different trading desks, and spend a week in one of our overseas offices.

Developer Interns
Work with experienced dev mentors on projects that are wide-ranging and have real impact. Learn about trading through classes and build bots that compete on a simulated exchange. Past interns have built protocol compilers, hacked on the internals of our concurrency library, and built real-time visualization tools. Many intern projects are subsequently released as open-source.

Business Development Interns
Work with our business development, compliance, and operations teams to understand the regulatory and operational frameworks of various financial markets, and how they impact the implementation of the firm’s systems, processes, and trading strategies.  Business development interns rotate through projects and mentors over the summer, and spend a week in our London office.

Research Interns
Construct mathematical models, learn about relevant academic research, explore new ideas, and execute studies using Jane Street’s massive research infrastructure.


Past interns have reported that the best part of the internship is the rich educational experience. Every week brings a mix of finance theory and technology classes, mock trading sessions, and guest speakers, on top of careful one-on-one mentoring with experienced traders and technologists.

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According to Glassdoor, the average monthly pay in US$ for a Software Engineer Intern is as follows:

Jane Street: $10,416
Facebook: $8,000
Amazon: $7,632
Twitter: $7,054
Microsoft: $6,816
Apple: $6,700
Google: $5,878

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Singapore Biology Olympiad 2017 Results

18TH SINGAPORE BIOLOGY OLYMPIAD (SBO 2017) – RESULTS

Note: Names within each award category are not arranged in order of merit.


NUSH Mums Gathering


21 January 2018, Lingzhi Vegetarian Restaurant, Velocity @ Novena Square

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Singapore Physics Olympiad 2017 Results

SPhO 2017 Results
Invitation to Participate in the Singapore Physics Olympiad Training for 2018

Singapore will be sending teams of students to compete in the 19 th Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) and the 49 th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) in 2018. 

On the basis of outstanding performance in the 30th Singapore Physics Olympiad (SPhO), the following students are invited to participate in the national training programme for 2018. 

The training programme has three phases: 
1. Initial training before selection of travelling teams (Jan to Mar) 
2. Intensive training for APhO and IPhO travelling teams (Mar to May) 
3. Intensive training for IPhO travelling team (May to July) 

Students who take up this invitation to participate in the training should be committed to undergo as many phases of the training as necessary. 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Informatics Olympiad Training, IOI 2018, Internship, NUS SoC

Lim Li has been quite busy after she has finished her NUS High final exams in the second week of Oct. She has done/will be doing the following:

Oct - Nov:  Taught a group of Primary 4-6 students Intro to Informatics Olympiad (IO); they were taught in groups of two, 3 sessions per group
Nov: Provided IO training to RI and RGS students, in RI
Nov: Provided 4 sessions of Basic IO training to 30+ students (from various schools in Singapore), in NUS School of Computing (SoC)
Dec: Providing 12 sessions of Advanced IO training, in NUS SoC
Jun - Sep 2018: Main trainer for IOI 2018 Singapore Team
Sep 2018: Accompanying Singapore Team to IOI 2018 in Japan

She has also secured an internship with a game design company, from Jan to Apr 2018.

Aug 2018: Starting Computer Science undergraduate course at NUS SoC

Monday, 4 December 2017

Singapore Schools' Oxbridge Applications, Offers & Acceptances in 2014-2016 Admission Cycles

Below are statistics of Singapore schools with considerable applications to and offers from Oxbridge. For complete lists, please refer to the respective Cambridge and Oxford application statistics websites' links after the tables below.

Note that 'admissions cycle' refers to the UCAS Apply cycle in which applications are considered, eg '2016 cycle' refers to applications made from September 2015 onwards for admission to courses starting in October 2016 or by deferred entry for courses starting in 2017.











2016 Admission Cycle Cambridge 剑桥 Oxford 牛津

UCAS Sch ID
Applns Offers Acceptances Applns Offers Acceptances

45199 HCI 华中 81 18 (22%) 12 (15%) 61 17 (28%) 16 (26%)

45681 ACSI 英华自主 63 15 (24%) 13 (21%) 39 5 (13%) 4 (10%)

45765 SJII 圣约瑟国际 9 3 (33%) 3 (33%) 8 2 (25%) 2 (25%)

45769 NUSH 国大附中 20 7 (35%) 4 (20%) 13 3 (23%) 3 (23%)

45777 DHS 德明 12 <3 <3 13 3 (23%) 3 (23%)

46015 RVHS 立化 6 <3 <3 5 0 (0%) 0 (0%)

48056 RI 莱初 109 35 (32%) 26 (24%) 134 35 (26%) 27 (20%)

48057 ACJC 英初 16 <3 <3 11 3 (27%) 3 (27%)

48058 NJC 国初 21 6 (29%) <3 15 2 (13%) 1 (7%)

48091 VJC 维初 35 9 (26%) 7 (20%) 25 5 (20%) 5 (20%)











2015 Admission Cycle Cambridge 剑桥 Oxford 牛津

UCAS Sch ID
Applns Offers Acceptances Applns Offers Acceptances

45199 HCI 华中 83 26 (31%) 20 (24%) 71 19 (27%) 15 (21%)

45539 OFS 6 3 (50%) <3 2 0 (0%) 0 (0%)

45681 ACSI 英华自主 53 15 (28%) 15 (28%) 46 7 (15%) 5 (11%)

45765 SJII 圣约瑟国际 7 3 (43%) <3 12 4 (33%) 2 (17%)

45769 NUSH 国大附中 21 4 (19%) 4 (19%) 12 4 (33%) 3 (25%)

45777 DHS 德明 15 3 (20%) 3 (20%) 44 8 (18%) 6 (14%)

46015 RVHS 立化 11 <3 <3 20 5 (25%) 4 (20%)

48056 RI 莱初 136 39 (29%) 26 (19%) 161 39 (24%) 19 (12%)

48057 ACJC 英初 24 7 (29%) 7 (29%) 10 1 (10%) 1 (10%)

48058 NJC 国初 18 <3 <3 18 2 (11%) 1 (6%)

48091 VJC 维初 22 <3 <3 26 6 (23%) 5 (19%)











2014 Admission Cycle Cambridge 剑桥 Oxford 牛津

UCAS Sch ID
Applns Offers Acceptances Applns Offers Acceptances

45126 Tanglin Trust Sch 7 4 (57%) 4 (57%) 11 2 (18%) 2 (18%)

45199 HCI 华中 84 24(29%) 16 (19%) 68 20 (29%) 16 (24%)

45681 ACSI 英华自主 62 16 (26%) 12 (19%) 55 7 (13%) 6 (11%)

45765 SJII 圣约瑟国际 7 3 (43%) 3 (43%) 5 2 (40%) 2 (40%)

45769 NUSH 国大附中 19 8 (42%) 8 (42%) 12 3 (25%) 1 (8%)

45777 DHS 德明 15 <3 <3 20 2 (10%) 2 (10%)

46015 RVHS 立化 9 <3 <3 17 2 (12%) 2 (12%)

48056 RI 莱初 123 37 (30%) 27 (22%) 132 40 (30%) 31 (23%)

48057 ACJC 英初 24 6 (25%) 4 (17%) 9 1 (11%) 1 (11%)

48058 NJC 国初 13 3 (23%) <3 14 2 (14%) 2 (14%)

48091 VJC 维初 30 5 (17%) 5 (17%) 28 6 (21%) 5 (18%)










Cambridge Application Statistics
(refer to Applications, Offers & Acceptances by UCAS Apply Centre on the right of webpage)

Oxford Applications and Acceptances by UCAS Apply Centre

Friday, 1 December 2017

Activities and Handicraft with SilverACE @ Redhill

Volunteering in Enriching Lives of Seniors Programme (ELSP), RSVP Singapore

Some activities and handicraft work with the elderly at SilverACE @ Redhill
Every Wednesday, 2-4 pm

























Friday, 17 November 2017

NUS High School Convocation, Class of 2017

Lim Li is at the front row, 4th from the left
165 graduands. 87 High Distinctions, 47 Distinctions and 31 Merit/Pass.