1st Singapore ACM SIGKDD Symposium

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.

Look out for coming events in this space!


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


Koo Sengmeng (Deputy Director of Strategic Alliances, AI Singapore) introduced AI Singapore


Robby Tan (Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore) on Computer Vision: Bad Weather, Motion and Human Image Analysis


Gyorgy Lajtai (Chief Executive Officer, Lynx Analytics) on How Neural Networks Help the Science of Loyalty


David Hardoon (Chief Data Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore) on AI for Finance


Koo Ping Shung (Co-Founder, DataScience SG) introduced DataScience SG


João Gomes (Data Scientist and Director of Customer Success, DataRobot) on Automated Machine Learning: Enabling the AI-Driven Enterprise


Ying Li (SIGKDD Chapter Treasurer & Chief Scientist, Eureka AI) led an open discussion on data science issues


Xiaoli Li (Head of Data Analytics Department, Institute for Infocomm Research) on PU Learning and Imbalanced Learning


Jing Jiang (Associate Professor, Singapore Management University) on Recent Trends in Natural Language Processing


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


Ng See Kiong (Director of Translational Research, Institute for Data Science) on KDD Challenges & Opportunities


Zhu Feida (Associate Professor, Singapore Management University) on Data of the People, By the People, For the People




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