• PhD in Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (08.2009--08.2014)

    • Bachelor of Computing (First Class Honors), National University of Singapore (08.2005--07.2009)


    • 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, Redmond (05.2013--08.2013)

    • Research Intern, Microsoft Research, Redmond (05.2011--08.2011)

    • Research Engineer, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR (08.2009--08.2010)

Honors and Awards

    • Lee Kong Chian Fellowship, 2021

    • Research featured in VLDB'13 Best Papers Collection, 2015

    • A*STAR Graduate Scholarship (Overseas), 2010--2014

    • Top Student Medal and Prize in Computer Science, 2009

    • Baden-Württemberg International Exchange Scholarship, 2008

    • Dean’s List Awards, 2006/2007/2009

    • Singapore National Olympiad in Informatics, Gold Award, 2004

    • Singapore Mathematical Olympiad (Senior), Gold Award and Individual 7th, 2001

Grants and Funding

    • PI, Pre-training Graph Neural Networks, Ministry of Education, Singapore Tier-2 Fund, SGD 676K, to start in early 2023.

    • Fellow, Lee Kong Chian Fellowship, SGD 30K, 2021

    • Co-PI, Learning with Less Data, A*STAR AME Programmatic Funds, SGD 8.9M (for Co-PI: SGD 960K), 2021

    • 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

    • Co-PI, Network-based Risk Prediction, DBS Bank Singapore, SGD 400K, 2016

    • PI, Branch Predictive Analytics, DBS Bank Singapore, SGD 100K, 2015

Academic/Professional Services

Professional Organization

  • Membership Chair, Singapore ACM SIGKDD Chapter, 2021--Present

  • Member, ACM

  • Member, IEEE

Editorial Services

    • Young Associate Editor, Frontiers of Computer Science (FCS), 2020--Present

Conference/Workshop Organizing Committee

    • Workshop Co-Chair, WSDM 2023

    • Registration Co-Chair, KDD 2021

    • Co-Chair, the 4th Workshop on Heterogeneous Information Network Analysis and Applications (HENA), co-located with KDD 2021

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)

    • IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (TCYB)

    • IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC)

    • Neurocomputing

Conference Program Committee Member

    • 2021: IJCAI (Senior PC), SDM, AAAI, DASFAA, CIKM, ICML, NeurIPS, WSDM, ICLR, TheWebConf


    • 2019: AAAI, CIKM, ASONAM

    • 2018: WWW, CIKM, ASONAM, APWeb-WAIM


    • 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