2017 OCAA Winners

Class of 1998
Department of Information Systems and Computer Science
Vice President and Director of Customer Solutions, Former CEO, ANTlabs

Mr Ang Kwang Tat graduated from the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science (DISCS) in 1996 with a BSc degree in Information Systems, and went on to complete his Honours degree with 1st Class Honours in 1997. He subsequently took an accelerated Masters of Computing programme and graduated in 1998.

Kwang Tat founded Advanced Network Technology Laboratories (ANTlabs) in October 1999, a startup focusing on broadband technology and network security solutions, with alumni from NUS and NTU.

Today, the company is a technology and market leader in South East Asia, with 100% market share in enabling Telco wireless hotspots in Singapore, and majority market share in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia for wireless hotspots and broadband infrastructure.

As Chief Executive Officer of ANTlabs from 1999 to 2009, Kwang Tat played a pivotal role in raising vital capital funding, which helped the company overcome challenging periods such as the economic crises in early 2000 and 2008. His experience in strategic development and management helped expand ANTlabs’ presence and operations across Asia, Europe and USA. Under his leadership, ANTlabs won the 2008 National Infocomm Award (NIA) for Most Innovative Product/Service by the Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority.

He is currently the Vice President and Director of Customer Solutions of ANTlabs. As Vice President, Kwang Tat handles sales and account management for carrier and telco accounts in various territories in ASEAN and the Middle East.

During his time in NUS Computing, Kwang Tat was awarded Dean’s List and the DPMA Gold Medal during his undergraduate days. He was also the valedictorian of his 1998 Masters class. After graduation, Kwang Tat served on the 9th to 15th Executive Committee of NUS Computing’s Computer and Information Science Alumni Association (CISAA).

Kwang Tat serves as a member of the Institute of Technical Education’s Electronics and Info-Comm Academic Advisory Board. The board’s responsibilities include vetting existing and proposed new courses in the institute to ensure the relevance of education to industry and completeness in terms of breadth and depth for students.

Class of 2008
School of Computing
Principal Data Scientist Manager, Microsoft and Affiliate Professor, University of Washington

Dr Tok Wee Hyong graduated from the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science (DISCS) in 2000 with a BSc degree with 1st Class Honours in Computer Science. He went on to pursue a Masters and a PhD in Computer Science subsequently, graduating from the School of Computing in 2008.

Currently an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, and Principal Data Scientist at Microsoft, Wee Hyong has extensive academic and industry experience, spanning database systems, machine learning and artificial intelligence. With more than 10 years of product management experience in Microsoft Pte Ltd, Wee Hyong owned and shipped multiple versions of Microsoft products like SQL servers and cloud servers.

As part of giving back to the Data Science community, Wee Hyong teaches the University of Washington’s Data Science Certificate programme, an initiative to help mid-career IT professionals jumpstart their data science career.

Wee Hyong served on the 14th to 17th Executive Committee of NUS Computing’s Computer and Information Science Alumni Association (CISAA). He was also the Vice President in the 14th Exco and the Secretary in the 15th Exco. From 2016 to 2017, Wee Hyong helped establish a partnership between the school, the student run Computing Club and his employer, Microsoft, for the annual Data Science Student Challenge.

In 2016, Wee Hyong initiated and contributed to the Machine Learning and Data Science Summit, held in NUS. The Summit, jointly organised by Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech), NUS and Microsoft, had 400 participants.

From 2004 to 2006, Wee Hyong was a member of the Singapore Computer Society Young Professional Chapter Executive Committee. He was received Microsoft’s accolade, Most Valuable Professional (MVP), from 2004 to 2007.

He is also a prolific author and thought leader, having published several books on machine learning, Microsoft’s SQL server and analytics. Wee Hyong also holds two patents, one for data taps on a server-managed data integration process and another for metadata driven real-time analytics framework.