On Friday afternoon 27 July 2018, a number of esteemed data science thought leaders gathered at Hotel Jen Orchardgateway in the first-ever, invitation-only Singapore ACM SIGKDD Symposium.
It was an insightful session, and the attendees got to know one another, shared their current focus, exchanged ideas, and began a discussion towards a common vision. We were very fortunate to have a diverse representation from academia, government, and industry. There is also a consensus to pursue further such activities in the future that forge a stronger connection among the data science community in Singapore.
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Aloysius Lim (in green, SIGKDD Chapter Membership Chairperson & Director of AI Products, Eureka AI) welcomed arriving attendees
Hady Lauw (SIGKDD Chapter Chair & Associate Professor, Singapore Management University) opened the session by introducing the Singapore ACM SIGKDD Chapter
Ee-Peng Lim (Professor, Singapore Management University) on Smart Systems for Citizens
David Hardoon (Chief Data Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore) on AI for Finance
Koo Ping Shung (Co-Founder, DataScience SG) introduced DataScience SG
Xiaoli Li (Head of Data Analytics Department, Institute for Infocomm Research) on PU Learning and Imbalanced Learning
Arijit Khan (Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University) on Expressibility of Vertex-Centric, Distributed Graph Processing Paradigm
Bing Tian Dai (in blue, Assistant Professor, Singapore Management University) discussed his work on AI for Pedagogy