Education

  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (08.2009--08.2014)
  • Bachelor (1st Class Honors), Computer Science, National University of Singapore (08.2005--07.2009)

Employment

  • Assistant Professor, Singapore Management University (07.2018--Present)
  • Data Scientist, Group Audit, DBS Bank (11.2017--06.2018)
  • Scientist, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR (08.2014--11.2017)
  • Research Intern, Microsoft Research, United States (05.2013--08.2013)
  • Research Intern, Microsoft Research, United States (05.2011--08.2011)
  • Research Engineer, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR (08.2009--08.2010)

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized as one of the best papers of VLDB’13, 2015
  • IEEE ICDE Student Travel Scholarship, 2013
  • A*STAR Graduate Scholarship (Overseas), 2010
  • Medal and Prize for Top Student in Computer Science, 2009
  • Baden-Württemberg International Exchange Scholarship, 2008
  • NUS School of Computing Dean’s List Awards, 2006/2007/2009
  • NUS Undergraduate Scholarship, 2005
  • Singapore National Olympiad in Informatics, Gold Award, 2004
  • Singapore Ministry of Education Pre-University Scholarship, 2003
  • Best Student in Computing (Pre-University), 2003
  • Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Scholarship, 2001
  • Most Outstanding Student in Mathematics (High School), 2001
  • Singapore Mathematical Olympiad, Gold Award and Individual 7th, 2001

Professional Services

  • Journal Reviewer
    ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS)
    IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)
    The Int’l Journal on Very Large Data Bases (VLDBJ)
  • Conference Program Committee Member
    2019: AAAI, CIKM, ASONAM
    2018: WWW, CIKM, ASONAM, APWeb-WAIM
    2017: SIGIR, CIKM, ASONAM, APWeb-WAIM, ADMA
    2016: IJCAI, CIKM, ASONAM, APWeb
    2015: APWeb
  • Dissertation and Qualifying Exam Committee Member
    2018: LE Duc Trong, TRUONG Quoc Tuan, Tan Minghuan
  • Other Committees and Councils
    Member, Computer Science Graduate Student Academic Council, UIUC, 2011--2013
  • Scientific Outreach Programs
    Judge, International Science Youth Forum, 2016
    Judge, Singapore Science and Engineering Fair, 2015--2016
    Liaison Officer, Global Young Scientist Summit, 2016