Innovation, Policy Advisory, and Outreach

Innovation and
Policy Advisory 

I work on understanding and recommending future education, research and innovation directions of general computing, human-aware, responsible AI and biomedical and health informatics. 

For education related activities:
I work on curriculum design and program advisory for Computing and AI programs. I submitted a working white paper on "Training AI Talent in Singapore” (2018-19) to local authorities for policy formulation consideration. Ideas and strategies suggested were also shared and well received at international forums on AI development and education plans in Singapore.

For public and industry related activites:
I work on public sector and industry-focused applied and translational research, technology review, and policy advisory, including topics in Health Sciences and Urban Design, 

For AI and other scientific areas:
I work on scientific and policy advisory projects in Responsible AI – including ethical, governance and regulatory considerations of digital and AI technologies for positive social and economic impact, in general and in the context of COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery. In particular, I have recently contributed to the following work with the World Health Organization (WHO):

Outreach (selected)

[Panel] Koch S, Hersh WR, Bellazzi R, Leong TY, Yedaly M, Al-Shorbaji N. Digital health during covid-19: Informatics dialogue with the World Health Organization. Yearb Med Inform. 2021 Apr 21. 10.1055/s-0041-1726480. (Related: WHO DG Speeach)

[Panel] Leong TY in: AI and digital transformation in the Covid age Invited Panel Discussion presented at NHK World Global Agenda. NHK World Japan: NHK. 20 March 2021.

[Keynote] Leong TY. Toward a culture of human aware AI: A Singapore perspective. Keynote session on AI and ethics: Lightning keynote presentation at the Times Higher Education (THE) Innovation Summit KAIST. Daejeong, South Korea 2-4 April 2019.

[Keynote Panel] Leong TY in: Who is responsible? The ethics and societal implications of artificial intelligence - panel discussion. Keynote session on AI and ethics: Keynote panel presentation at the Times Higher Education (THE) Innovation Summit, KAIST. Daejeong, South Korea 2-4 April 2019.

[Keynote] Leong T-Y. Artificial intelligence in medicine Plenary Keynote Address presented at the World Congress of Biomedical and Health Informatics (MEDINFO 2019) Lyon, France. 25-30 August 2019.

[Keynote] Leong TY. Artificial intelligence in medicine: Challenges and opportunities in a new era Keynote Lecture Presented at SingHealth Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Symposium (AIM 2018). Singapore. 4 April 2018.

[Feature] Creating human-aware artificial intelligence. NUS School of Computing Website.2021 [updated 21 May 2021]

[Feature] A woman in a digital world. NUS News Website2018 [updated 31 July 2018]

[Interview] Tze-yun Leong: The need for intelligent regulation. Bull World Health Organ. 2020 Apr 1;98(4):237-38. 10.2471/BLT.20.030420. 

[Interview] Embracing AI in Singapore Asian Scientist. 2019 January 2019.

Leong TY. AI planning in the real world: Concepts, trends, opportunities. resented at PLAN AI Workshop for Government Planning Agencies organized by URA. Singapore. 22 March 2021.

Leong TY. Toward responsible AI in health: Technical perspectives on ethical and governance considerations. Invited Presentation at the WHO Expert Group Meeting on Guideance on Ethics and Governance of AI in Health 8 Septembter 2020.

Leong TY. National R&D and promotional strategies for AI: Approaches and lessons to date? The singapore perspective Presented Oslo Met University/OECD workshop on digital technology for science and innovation – Emerging topics for policy and assessment. Olso, Norway. 4-8 Nov 2018.

[Panel] Leong TY in: The role of research universities in advancing artificial intelligence Presented at Elsevier AI Breakfast Session, co-located with Times Higher Education (THE) World Academic Summit in Singapore 2018. Singapore. 27 September 2018.

[Panel] Leong TY in: Regulating AI - better safe than sorry? panel discussion. Presented at The Economist Innovation Summit Asia 2018. Hong Kong 6 September 2018.

Leong TY. Singapore AI initiative Presented at Global AI Initiatives Event, co-located with Knowledge Discovery and Datamining Conference (KDD 2018). London, UK. 22 August 2018.

[Panel] Leong TY in: Global AI initiatives - how to create policies around investment in AI research and education, social policies such as in security, privacy and safety issues of AI - panel discussion. Presented at Global AI Initiatives Event, co-located with Knowledge Discovery and Datamining Conference (KDD 2018). London, UK. 22 August 2018.

Leong TY. AI singapore: An introuduction Presented at Global Data Science Institute Directors Rountable organized by the Alan Turing Institute and the Imperial College London Data Science Institute, co-located with Knowledge Discovery and Datamining Conference (KDD 2018). London, UK. 20 August 2018.

Leong TY. AI singapore: AI in health grand challenge Invited Talk Presented at NUS-NUHS-MIT Healthcare AI Datathon and Expo 2018. Singapore. 6 July 2018.

[Panel] Leong TY in: From research to innovation - roundtable discussion Presented at Singapore-France Year of Innovation Roundtable Dicussion hosted at NUS, with visit from the French Minister for Research, Higher Education, and Innovation Singapore. 23 January 2018.

[Panel] Leong TY in: Competition vs. Cooperation: Stakes in AI race - panel discussion. Presented at GLOBESEC 2018 Bratislava Forum. Bratislava, Slovakia. 17-19 May 2018.

Leong TY. Creating a better future with AI: A singapore vision Presented at NUS Greater Good Series Talk on Artificial Intelligence and Cybersercurity. Singapore. 18 January 2018