Beng Chin Ooi

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Beng Chin Ooi is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, NGS faculty member and Director of Smart Systems Institute (SSI@NUS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), an adjunct Chang Jiang Professor at Zhejiang University, China, and the director of NUS AI Innovation and Commercialization Centre at Suzhou, China. He obtained his BSc (1st Class Honors) and PhD from Monash University, Australia, in 1985 and 1989 respectively.

Beng Chin’s research interests include database systems, distributed and blockchain systems, machine learning and large scale analytics, in the aspects of system architectures, performance issues, security, accuracy and correctness. He works closely with the industry (eg. NUHS, Jurong Health, Tan Tok Seng Hospital, Singapore General Hospital, KK Hospital on healthcare analytics and prediebetes prevention), and exploits IT for efficiency in various appplication domains, including healthcare, finance and smart city. He is a co-founder of yzBigData (2012) for Big Data Management and analytics, and Shentilium Technologies (2016) for AI- and data-driven Financial data analytics, MediLot Technologies(2018) for blockchain based healthcare data management and analytics. an advisory council member of a RegTech company, Cynopsis Solutions, and an advisor to blockchain based KYC ICO. Beng Chin serves as a non-executive and independent director of ComfortDelgro and a member of Hangzhou Government AI Development Committee (AI TOP 30)

Beng Chin is a fellow of the ACM , IEEE, and Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS).

He was the recipient of ACM SIGMOD 2009 Contributions award, a co-winner of the 2011 Singapore President’s Science Award, the recipient of 2012 IEEE Computer Society Kanai award, 2013 NUS Outstanding Researcher Award, 2014 IEEE TCDE CSEE Impact Award, and 2016 China Computer Federation (CCF) Overseas Outstanding Contributions Award. He was a recipient of VLDB’14 Best Paper award.

Beng Chin has served as a PC member for international conferences such as ACM SIGMOD, VLDB, IEEE ICDE, WWW, and SIGKDD, and as Vice PC Chair for ICDE’00,04,06, PC co-Chair for SSD’93 and DASFAA’05, PC Chair for ACM SIGMOD’07, Core DB PC chair for VLDB’08, and PC co-Chair for IEEE ICDE’12 and IEEE Big Data’15. He is serving as a PC Chair for IEEE ICDE’18. He was an associate editor of VLDB Journal, Springer’s Distributed and Parallel Databases and, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) (2009–2012), Elsevier’s founding co-cditor-in-chief of Journal of Big Data Research (2013-2015), and a co-chair of the ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray Best Thesis Award committee. He served as a trustee of VLDB endowment 2006–2017, as its secretary 2010-2013, and president 2014–2017, and as an Advisory Board Member of ACM SIGMOD, 2012-2017. He is serving as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC) and Communications of ACM (CACM), and the founding editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on Data Science (2018–).

Beng Chin participated/participates in once-every-five-years database self assessement meetings: Claremont, Berkeley 2008, Beckman, Irvine 2013, Seattle 2018.

This profile is from Beng Chin Ooi’s website.


2012 Tsutomu Kanai Award
“For pioneering research in distributed database management and peer-to-peer-based enterprise quality management.”
Learn more about the Tsutomu Kanai Award