Tan Le (Vietnamese: Lê Thị Thái Tần, born 20 May 1977), a Vietnamese-Australian telecommunications entrepreneur, is a co-founder of Emotiv. She was named the 1998 Young Australian of the Year. In 2019 Tan Le became a member of Rho Chi.
Early life and education
Born in South Vietnam, Le migrated to Australia as a refugee with her family in 1982. Le began university studies at the age of 16 and went on to complete a bachelor's degree in law and commerce in 1998 at Monash University.
Le is a co-founder of software company Emotiv which specialises in electroencephalography (EEG) headsets. Le has spoken of her desire to ensure the company's products are affordable enough for the consumer. She believes that by democratising the technology, there is a greater chance of innovation from individuals, research groups and companies.
Le's story was featured in the 'Hope' section of the Eternity Exhibition of the National Museum of Australia.
- "Young Australian of the Year 1998: Tan Le, Community Service Volunteer". National Australia Day Council. Archived from the original on 2013-05-11. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
- "Australian of the Year Awards". National Australia. Archived from the original on 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
- "The Technology Entrepreneur that's Making Science Fiction a Reality". Asian Fortune. Retrieved 2015-06-01.
- "Speaker Bio: Tan Le". Ideas At The Powerhouse. 2001. Archived from the original on October 3, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
- "Hope - National Museum of Australia". Retrieved 10 September 2016.
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