Management

Professor Ho Teck Hua

Executive Chairman, ai singapore

Professor Ho Teck Hua is the senior deputy president and provost at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he is a Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor. He is also the executive chairman of AI Singapore, a national research and development programme, and chairman of the Singapore Data Science Consortium.

Teck is a prominent behavioural scientist with a PhD in decision sciences from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with first class honours, a master’s degree in computer and information sciences from NUS, and a master’s degree in decision sciences from the Wharton School.

In 2011, he took a part-time appointment at NUS as vice president of research strategy, and became director of the NUS Centre for Behavioural Economics. In 2015, he became deputy president of research and technology at NUS. Prior to his role as deputy president, Teck was the William Halford Jr Family Professor of Marketing at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. In 1999, he earned tenure in the marketing department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Before that, he was assistant professor of operations and technology management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Teck has published many significant works in refereed journals in the areas of behavioural economics, management science, and marketing. He was the first non-US citizen to be editor-in-chief of Management Science, the venerable flagship journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, and one of the top journals for research in management. He has also been an associate editor for the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, and a co-editor for Foundations and Trends in Marketing.

At the Haas School of Business, Teck received the 2015 Williamson Award, the School’s highest faculty award, named in honour of Oliver Williamson, the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. The award celebrates honourees who best reflect the character and integrity associated with Williamson’s scholarly work and legacy. 

Professor Chen Tsuhan

Chief Scientist

Tsuhan Chen is the Chief Scientist for AI Singapore and is responsible for AI Singapore’s fundamental research into artificial intelligence.

He was formerly the Dean of the College of Engineering, and the Cheng Tsang Man Chair Professor at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prior to that, he was the David E. Burr Professor of Engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and served as the Director of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 2009 to 2013. During his time at Cornell, Tsuhan promoted the School to a top ranking position, and launched several initiatives to encourage innovation and to promote research and teaching excellence. He increased the School’s funding level and enrollment, and developed a strategic plan to identify technical areas for future growth.

He also directed the Advanced Multimedia Processing Laboratory, with research activities in the interdisciplinary field of visual computing, which includes: computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, and image processing.

Professor Leong Tze Yun

director, aI technology

LEONG Tze Yun is Director of AI Technology at AI Singapore, a national program on Artificial Intelligence. She is also Professor of Practice of Computer Science at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore. She is an elected Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) and a founding Fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI).

Tze Yun received her SB, SM, and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Her research interests include decision-theoretic artificial intelligence, cognitive modeling, transfer and reinforcement learning, adaptive computing and biomedical and health informatics. She has over 150 international peer-reviewed publications. She has also served on editorial boards and program committees of leading international journals and conferences on artificial intelligence and biomedical informatics.

With both academic background and business experience, Tze Yun regularly contributes to panels and committees that advise on research and development directions and education models in computer science, artificial intelligence and health informatics in Singapore and abroad. She served as working committee member of the Information and Communication Technology and Media Master Plan 2025 in Singapore (2013-2015), advisory board member of the United Nations University Institute for Computing and Society (UNU-CS) (2012-2016), and vice president of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) (2013-2016). Currently, she is a member of the Ministry of Education Autonomous University Digital Readiness workgroup and a reviewer of the AI Ethics Body of Knowledge in Singapore. She is also a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Group on Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence in Health.

Laurence Liew

director, aI industry innovation

Laurence is the Director for AI Industry Innovation at AI Singapore and is driving the adoption of AI by the Singapore ecosystem through the 100 Experiments and AI Apprenticeship programmes.

A visionary and serial technopreneur, Laurence identified and introduced Singapore’s enterprises to:

  • Linux and open source in 1999, by being the first RED HAT partner and authorized training centre in Asia Pacific
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) Cluster in 2001, by building A-STAR’s IHPC first compute cluster (most of the initial HPC clusters in NUS, NTU, SMU were built by Laurence and his team)
  • Grid Computing in 2003, by building and operating Singapore’s first Grid platform – IDA’s National Grid Pilot Platform
  • Cloud Computing in 2007, by architecting both the Cloud business and technology for then Singapore Computer Systems’ Alatum Cloud (now owned by Singtel)
  • Open Source Analytics in 2011, by building Revolution Analytics Inc business in Asia and R&D team in Singapore. Revolution Analytics was acquired by Microsoft in 2015.

Laurence graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) with First Class Honours in Engineering and holds a Masters in Knowledge Engineering from NUS.

Pro-bono appointments:

2019
– ITE Board of Governors
– Chairman, AI Standards Technical Committee, ITSC,
   EnterpriseSG
– Council member for the following schools (IT/Computing): Singapore Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic

2018
– Advisor, SGTECH AI+HPC Chapter
– Technical Workgroup for IMDA National ICM Technology
   Roadmap: Track T4 (AI and Data, and Blockchain)

2013 – 2015
– Working Group Member, National Infocomm Media
   Masterplan 2025, Infocomm Development Authority of
   Singapore

Teams

AI Research

Professor Chen Tsuhan

Chief Scientist

A/Prof Bryan Low

Deputy Director

AI Technology

Professor Leong Tze Yun

Director

Dr Stefan Winkler

Deputy Director

A/Prof Bryan Low

Deputy Director

AI Industry Innovation

Laurence Liew

Director

Koo Seng Meng

Deputy Director

Maurice Manning

Head, Makerspace Engineering

Najib Ninaba

Head, Platforms