02 December 2020 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Algorithms & Theory , Systems & Networking , Artificial Intelligence

2 December 2020 – Four new faculty members have joined NUS Computing’s Department of Computer Science:

Dr Yang You
Dr You officially joined the Department of Computer Science as an assistant professor on 14 August 2020. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, under the supervision of Professor James Demmel.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to soft computing and its applications as a PhD student, he won the Lotfi A. Zadeh Prize, and was also a Siebel Scholar.

His research interests are in the areas of Machine Learning, Parallel/Distributed Algorithms, and High-Performance Computing.

The focus of Dr You’s current research is scaling up deep neural networks training on distributed systems or supercomputers.

  

Dr Yang You

Dr Warut Suksompong
Dr Suksompong assumed duty as an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science on 18 August 2020. He obtained his PhD and Master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2018 and 2016 respectively.

Prior to that, he received a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 2014 and 2013 respectively.

His research focuses on algorithmic game theory, computational social choice, mechanism design, and other problems at the interface of computer science and economics.

 

Dr Warut Suksompong

Dr Christian Von Der Weth
Dr Von Der Weth joined the Department of Computer Science as a Lecturer on 1 September 2020. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany in 2009.

Prior to that, he obtained his Master of Computer Science from the Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany in 2004.

Dr Von Der Weth’s research interests are in the areas of Applied Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Social Media & Social Network Analysis, and Privacy.

 

Dr Christian von der Weth

Dr Ashish Deepak Danekar
Dr Dandekar joined the Department of Computer Science as a Lecturer on 26 October 2020. He received his PhD in Computer Science from NUS in May 2019.

Before that, he graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree from College of Engineering, Pune, India in May 2014.

Dr Dandekar’s research interests are in the areas of providing privacy guarantees for machine learning models, addressing privacy-utility trade off, and designing cost models for private data.

 

Dr Ashish Deepak Danekar