About Me

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.

@ Annarpurna, Nepal

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 graph queries across federated graph, relational and time-series databases. I was supervised by Dr Thanassis Tiropanis and Professor Dame Wendy Hall.

Engineer - I am from Singapore and am employed by the national defence R&D institute, DSO National Laboratories as a Principal Member of Technical Staff (PMTS). Between 2019 and 2024, I led the build up of GPU compute infrastructure as the Chief Architect of the AI Stack. I currently co-lead the group pre-training Large Language Models and also serve as the tech lead for information-related capabilities. Prior to my doctoral studies, I worked in the areas of big data systems and real-time maritime security systems. I hold a degree in Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore and am the receipient of the Halbrecht Associates Book Prize for the best graduating Honours student.

Designer - I like to think that I have an eye for aesthetics (I picked up a couple of web design awards back in my school days) and have done freelance design work in the past. My interest further developed into R&D and teaching in the area of User Experience, Human Computer Interaction and Human Factors Engineering in NUS. More recently, I’m thinking and experimenting with ideas of how humans and AI machines of the future will interact. I am a proponent of minimalistic design.

Outside of work, I enjoy mountain trekking, watching football and anime, fantasy novels and history.

You can connect with me on Twitter, LinkedIn or on Github.