The geek in me is a strange blend of engineer, designer and academic. I think it helps explain my desire to create solutions, with technology, that are simple, fast and beautiful.
Academic - I received my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. My thesis, titled ‘Efficient Querying for Analytics on Internet of Things Databases and Streams’, was about improving the scalability and performance of semantically interopeable graph queries across time-series data and graph-structured metadata for the IoT. I was supervised by Dr Thanassis Tiropanis and Professor Dame Wendy Hall.
Engineer - I am from Singapore and am employed by the national defence research institute, DSO National Laboratories as a Member of Technical Staff. Previously, my work was in the area of big data systems for maritime security. I hold a degree in Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore and am the receipient of the 2011-12 Halbrecht Associates Book Prize for the best graduating Honours student.
Designer - I like to think that I have an eye for aesthetics that drove my freelance design work in the past. My interest developed further into R&D and teaching in the area of User Experience, Human Computer Interaction and Human Factors Engineering in NUS. I am a proponent of minimalistic design and interfaces.
Outside of work, I enjoy mountain trekking, watching football and anime, fantasy novels and history.