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, DBS Bank Singapore (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

Grants and Fundings

  • PI, Few-shot learning, AI Singapore Research Programme, ~ SGD 500K, 2019
  • PI, Semantic learning on graphs, Ministry of Education Singapore Tier-1 Fund, ~ SGD 100K, 2018
  • Co-PI, Network functional blocks, Alibaba Innovation Research Grant, ~ USD 80K, 2018
  • WP Lead, Deep learning 2.0, Institute for Infocomm Research Singapore, ~SGD 2M for all Work Packages (WP), 2017
  • Co-PI, Network-based risk prediction, DBS Bank Singapore, ~ SGD 400K, 2016
  • PI, Branch predictive analytics, DBS Bank Singapore, ~ SGD 100K, 2015

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)
    IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS)
    Frontiers of Computer Science (FCS)
  • Conference Program Committee Member
    2020: ECAI (Senior PC), NIPS, AAAI, CIKM, IJCAI, ASONAM, PAKDD, ACML
    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