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 and responsible artificial intelligence (AI), cognitive modelling and causal reasoning, transfer and reinforcement learning, human-aware and adaptive computing, and biomedical and health informatics. She has over 160 international peer-reviewed publications. She has also served on editorial boards and program committees of leading international journals and conferences on AI and biomedical informatics.

With both academic background and business experience, Tze-Yun regularly participates in policy and advisory committees on research and development directions, and education and skills training models in computing, AI, and health informatics in Singapore and abroad. Her recent work focuses on scientific, ethical, and regulatory considerations of digital and AI technologies for positive social and economic impact, in general and in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

She is currently a Board member of the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) of Singapore, and a member of the AI Ethics and Governance Steering Committee in Singapore.  Internationally, she is an expert member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Group on Ethics and Governance of AI for Health, an expert member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)-WHO Regulatory Considerations working group of the Focus Group on AI for Health (FG-AI4H), and an expert member of the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) AI and Pandemic Response subgroup of the Responsible AI working group.

Laurence Liew

Director, AI Innovation

Laurence Liew is the Director for AI 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:

2020 – Ministry of National Development Scientific Panel Member

2020 – Global Partnership of AI (GPAI) Committee Member

2019 – ITE Board of Governors

2019 – Chairman, AI Standards Technical Committee, ITSC, EnterpriseSG

2019 – Council member for the following schools (IT/Computing):  Singapore Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic

2018 – Advisor, SGTECH AI+HPC Chapter

2018 – 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

Dr Sintia Teddy-Ang

Director, Planning & Operations

Dr Sintia Teddy-Ang graduated with First Class Honours in Computer Engineering in 2003 from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and subsequently received her PhD from the same university in 2008.

She spent about 6 years in data analytics and computational intelligence-related research projects and consultancies in collaboration with both public and private industry sectors when she was with the Institute for Infomcomm Researc (I2R), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Singapore, from 2007-2013. Her key expertise was in data mining, intelligent systems and predictive analytics and their applications in addressing Business Analytics problems. She has published significant papers in internationally acclaimed journals and conferences such as IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, International Journal of Forecasting and IEEE Transactions on Reliability.

Dr Teddy-Ang joined NUS in June 2018 and she is currently the Director for Strategic and Synergetic Programmes at the Office of the Senior Deputy President and Provost, where she assists Provost with Research, Innovation, Academic and Admission related policies and programmes. She is concurrently the Director of Planning & Operations at AI Singapore (a national R&D Programme in Artificial Intelligence hosted at NUS), and Deputy Director of Strategy & Operations at NUS Centre for Trusted Internet and Community (CTIC).

Prior to NUS, she was the Deputy Director for Services and Digital Economy (SDE) directorate at the National Research Foundation (NRF), where she was responsible for the management and strategy development of R&D in SDE domain, with a vision to develop, integrate and leverage Singapore’s digital innovation capabilities to meet national priorities, raise productivity and support key services, create sustainable economic opportunities and high quality jobs. She was also leading the planning, strategising and implementation of national digital R&D programs such as AI Singapore and Singapore Data Science Consortium.

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 Innovation

Laurence Liew

Director

Koo Seng Meng

Deputy Director

Maurice Manning

Head, Data & Start-up Engineering

Najib Ninaba

Head, Platforms & Product Engineering

Kevin Oh
Head, AI (100E), Co-Head, AIEH

Dr Weng Jianshu

Head, AI (AI Advisory), Federated Learning Lab, SecureAI Lab, Co-Head, AI

Dr William Tjhi

Head, AI (AIAP & Products), NLP Lab

Linus Mok

Head, Talent & Career Management

Kevin Lee

Head, AI Advisory & Adoption

Ng Kim Hock

Head, Project Management

See Bee Leng

Head, Talent Operations

Theresa Chan

Head, Industry Development

Dr Daniel Ng

Head, CV Hub & AIAP

AI Operations and Administration

Sintia-Teddy Ang

Director

Abigail Toh

Head, Marketing Communications

Asha Srinivasan

Head, IP Management & Commercialisation

Rachel Tay

Head, Finance & Operations