Prof HO Teck Hua
Deputy President (Research & Technology)
Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor
Professor Ho Teck Hua is Deputy President (Research & Technology) and Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
He is a prominent behavioural scientist with a PhD in Decision Sciences from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also has a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Computer and Information Sciences from NUS, and a Master of Arts in Decision Sciences from the Wharton School.
Prof Ho began his academic career at NUS in 1988 and remained an adjunct professor at the University starting in 1997. In 2011, he took on a part-time appointment as Vice President (Research Strategy), and became Director of the Centre for Behavioural Economics at NUS. In 2012, he became Director of the NUS Global Asia Institute. He is Board Member of the National University Health System, a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Environment Agency, a Fellow at the Singapore Civil Service College, and Chair of a Research Advisory Panel for the Land Transport Authority.
Prior to his role as Deputy President (Research & Technology), Prof Ho was the William Halford Jr Family Professor of Marketing at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business. He was also the Director of the Asia Business Center and served as the Haas School’s Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and the Chair of the Marketing Group. He earned tenure at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, before which he was Assistant Professor of Operations and Technology Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Prof Ho has published many significant works in refereed journals in the areas of economics, management science, and marketing. In 2014, a co-authored paper won the second place Wickham Skinner Best Paper Award from Production and Operations Management. He has also been a finalist for three of the most prestigious awards in marketing research, including the 2011 William F O'Dell Award, the 2006 John DC Little Best Paper Award, and the 2005 Paul Green Best Paper Award.
He is the first non-US citizen to be Editor-in-Chief of Management Science, the venerable flagship journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, and one of the top journals for research in management. He has also been an associate editor for the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, and a co-editor for Foundations and Trends in Marketing.
At the Haas School of Business, Prof Ho received the 2015 Williamson Award, the School’s highest faculty award, named in honour of Oliver Williamson, the 2009 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences. The award celebrates honourees who best reflect the character and integrity associated with Williamson’s scholarly work and legacy. He was awarded the prestigious Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award in 2010, and the Earl F Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2004, 2005, and 2006.