The National University of Singapore (NUS) has appointed Professor Tan Kian Lee as its new Dean of the School of Computing.
The appointment takes effect from January 1 next year.
Tan succeeds Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, who has been Dean since July 2016.
He has particular expertise in issues relating to managing and analysing big data.
“I am deeply humbled and honoured to be the next Dean of NUS Computing,” Tan said in a statement.
“As a student and later, a faculty member, I’ve seen the school grow from a small department into one of the world’s top computing schools,” Tan said.
“Together with my talented colleagues, we will continue to build upon our strengths in education and research to nurture the next generation of socially responsible computing professionals and leaders, as well as to provide a stimulating environment for transformational research that will shape the way we live, work, play and interact with one another.”
Kankanhalli will continue to serve as director of NUS Centre for Research in Privacy Technologies (N-CRiPT), and deputy executive chairman of AI Singapore.
“Under his leadership, NUS Computing saw unprecedented growth in undergraduate enrolment and applications to its master’s degree programmes,” the university said.
“Enrolment at NUS Computing is now highly competitive, with the school admitting the best students from Singapore and around the world.”