About Me

I am an Associate Professor as well as the Director of BSc (Computer Science) Programme at the School of Computing and Information System of Singapore Management University (SMU). My research group Preferred.AI is active in artificial intelligence, data mining, and machine learning, focusing on Web mining, preference analytics and recommender systems. Concurrently, I am holding National Research Foundation Fellowship, Lee Kong Chian Fellowship, and Educational Research Fellowship. I also currently serve as the Chair of the Singapore Chapter of ACM SIGKDD. Formerly, I served as Program Co-chair of TheWebConf-24 and PAKDD 2020 and General Co-chair of WSDM 2023.

Previously, I was a Scientist in A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research and a postdoctoral researcher in Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, after earning PhD and BEng (1st Class) degrees from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). I'm grateful for the education and the opportunities afforded me by the following generous and supportive scholarship programs: A*STAR Graduate Scholarship, Dr. Goh Keng Swee Scholarship & ASEAN Scholarships.