Who We Are
Vision
The overall vision of the Data Science & Analytics Centre is to be a leading centre in applied data science and analytics for innovation, solutioning and training.

Our Mission

To support SkillsFuture and Industry Transformation across sectors through:
Partnering industries to enable innovation and growth
Strengthening enterprise capabilities in DSA to improve productivity
Building strong DSA capabilities in our students and professionals

The Team

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Dr. Edna Chan / Centre Director
Research Interest: Data Analytics, Learning Analytics, Machine Learning, Optimization, Text Analytics
Research Interest: Data Analytics, Learning Analytics, Machine Learning, Optimization, Text Analytics
Dr. Edna is an enthusiastic teacher, researcher and developer. She received the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award in 2002 while working on her Ph.D., and the Excellence in Teaching award in 2009 at SP. National funding sources she has received include MOE Innovation Fund, and MTI-MOF Public-Private Co-Innovation Fund.
Her latest research which involves the development of the Learning Analytics Networked Tutoring System (LearningANTS), a research collaboration between SP and 3ELogic, received the MOE Innergy SB Award in 2016. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key and Omega Rho.
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Ms. Dora Chua
Research Interest: Internet Of Things (IoT), Big Data Platforms (Hadoop),
Research Interest: Internet Of Things (IoT), Big Data Platforms (Hadoop), Streaming Analytics (Spark), Cognitive Services (Image Recognition/ Chatbots), cloud computing platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)

Ms. Dora has a breadth of experience in developing desktop, web-based and mobile applications using various programming languages such as C#, Java, PHP, Python, JavaScript, C++ etc. Besides her strength in application development, she is also proficient in other areas such as database design/ administration, user interface design and data visualization. She was awarded with the Accenture Gold Medal as the top student in her Master degree course with the Institute of System Science (ISS) at NUS in 2011. Ms. Dora is a certified Amazon Web Services (AWS) trainer.
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Ms. Leong Fong Sow
Research Interest: Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Internet Computing, Curriculum Design
Research Interest:  Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Internet Computing, Curriculum Design
Ms. Leong is a keen software developer and an experienced educator with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. She is skilled in Curriculum Development and Web/Mobile Application Development. She had served as the Chairperson of the course management team of the Diploma in Business Information Technology and Diploma in Information Technology offered by Singapore Polytechnic.
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Dr. Peter Leong
Research Interest: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing
Research Interest: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing
Dr. Leong is an experienced technopreneur in high-tech hardware and software technology companies. He is always keen to take advantage of new emerging technologies to improve lives and add economic value. He has played varied roles in his high-tech career as Researcher, Academic, Project Manager, Software Architect, and Software Developer in a wide variety of Internet, ubiquitous and mobile applications.
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Dr. Robert Straughan
Research Interest: Data Mining, Text Analytics, Optimization
Research Interest:  Data Mining, Text Analytics, Optimization
Dr. Straughan worked for several years in the U.S. as a chemical engineer in the Oil & Gas Industry before receiving his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. After relocating to Singapore, he worked at a Japanese MNC where he developed mathematical libraries for vector supercomputers, and at a research institute where he led a team that carried out commercial data mining projects. As a Senior Lecturer at SP, he teaches statistics and data mining, and leads data analytics projects. He is the course chair of the Specialist Diploma in Data Science (Data Analytics).
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Dr. Jaya Shreeram
Research Interest: Statistical Modelling / Predictive Analytics Theory, System Quality and Reliability by Statistical Design
Research Interest:  Statistical Modelling / Predictive Analytics Theory, System Quality and Reliability by Statistical Design
Dr. Jaya received his PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering. His research interests include Statistical Modelling and Predictive Analytics theory. He has supervised several postgraduate research work and has published in the area of System Quality and Reliability by Statistical Design. He has a record of teaching and working in the higher education industry. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at Singapore Polytechnic where he teaches Mathematics, Statistics and Data Analytics and is the Course Chair of the Specialist Diploma in Data Science (Predictive Analytics) program offered by Singapore Polytechnic.
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Dr. Edna Chan
Research Interest: Data Analytics, Learning Analytics, Machine Learning, Optimization, Text Analytics
Dr. Edna is an enthusiastic teacher, researcher and developer. She received the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award in 2002 while working on her Ph.D., and the Excellence in Teaching award in 2009 at SP. National funding sources she has received include MOE Innovation Fund, and MTI-MOF Public-Private Co-Innovation Fund.
Her latest research which involves the development of the Learning Analytics Networked Tutoring System (LearningANTS), a research collaboration between SP and 3ELogic, received the MOE Innergy SB Award in 2016. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key and Omega Rho.
Ms. Dora Chua
Research Interest: Internet Of Things (IoT), Big Data Platforms (Hadoop), Streaming Analytics (Spark), Cognitive Services (Image Recognition/ Chatbots), cloud computing platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)

Ms. Dora has a breadth of experience in developing desktop, web-based and mobile applications using various programming languages such as C#, Java, PHP, Python, JavaScript, C++ etc. Besides her strength in application development, she is also proficient in other areas such as database design/ administration, user interface design and data visualization. She was awarded with the Accenture Gold Medal as the top student in her Master degree course with the Institute of System Science (ISS) at NUS in 2011. Ms. Dora is a certified Amazon Web Services (AWS) trainer.
Ms. Leong Fong Sow
Research Interest:  Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Internet Computing, Curriculum Design
Ms. Leong is a keen software developer and an experienced educator with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. She is skilled in Curriculum Development and Web/Mobile Application Development. She had served as the Chairperson of the course management team of the Diploma in Business Information Technology and Diploma in Information Technology offered by Singapore Polytechnic.
Dr. Peter Leong
Research Interest: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing
Dr. Leong is an experienced technopreneur in high-tech hardware and software technology companies. He is always keen to take advantage of new emerging technologies to improve lives and add economic value. He has played varied roles in his high-tech career as Researcher, Academic, Project Manager, Software Architect, and Software Developer in a wide variety of Internet, ubiquitous and mobile applications.
Dr. Robert Straughan
Research Interest:  Data Mining, Text Analytics, Optimization
Dr. Straughan worked for several years in the U.S. as a chemical engineer in the Oil & Gas Industry before receiving his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. After relocating to Singapore, he worked at a Japanese MNC where he developed mathematical libraries for vector supercomputers, and at a research institute where he led a team that carried out commercial data mining projects. As a Senior Lecturer at SP, he teaches statistics and data mining, and leads data analytics projects. He is the course chair of the Specialist Diploma in Data Science (Data Analytics).
Dr. Jaya Shreeram
Research Interest:  Statistical Modelling / Predictive Analytics Theory, System Quality and Reliability by Statistical Design
Dr. Jaya received his PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering. His research interests include Statistical Modelling and Predictive Analytics theory. He has supervised several postgraduate research work and has published in the area of System Quality and Reliability by Statistical Design. He has a record of teaching and working in the higher education industry. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at Singapore Polytechnic where he teaches Mathematics, Statistics and Data Analytics and is the Course Chair of the Specialist Diploma in Data Science (Predictive Analytics) program offered by Singapore Polytechnic.

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