Yuan FANG, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
School of Information Systems (SIS)
Singapore Management University (SMU)



Address: 80 Stamford Road, Singapore 178902
Office: Room 4051, Level 4, SIS
Email: yfang "at" smu.edu.sg


Since July 2018, I have been an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University. Prior to joining SMU, I spent three years at A*STAR as a research scientist. I obtained a PhD Degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014 on a fully funded scholarship from A*STAR, and Bachelor of Computing with First Class Honors from National University of Singapore in 2009 as the top student in Computer Science. My general interest lies in the broad areas of data mining, machine learning and artificial intelligence. In particular, I have been focused on:
  • Learning on graphs and information networks;
  • Web and social media analytics;
  • Knowledge graphs;
  • Recommendation systems.
I am always on the lookout for potential PhD students in the above areas. Successful candidates should meet the following:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or other closely related quantitative fields;
  • Solid foundation in algorithms and programming;
  • Excellent academic standing in quantitative courses including mathematics and statistics;
  • Strong critical thinking and logical inference skills;
  • Intellectual curiosity to explore the unknown;
  • Good communications skills.
Admitted students may be offered full scholarships including monthly stipends and remission of tuition fees