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Patricia Chen

ALSET Research Theme Lead

Teaching and Learning Excellence

Assistant Professor, NUS

patchen@nus.edu.sg

Patricia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and a Research Theme Lead for Teaching and Learning Excellence. Her research focuses on understanding the mindsets and behaviors that promote goal achievement, and she designs psychological interventions that motivate people to pursue their goals strategically. A native of Singapore, she completed her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan and conducted her postdoctoral research at Stanford University.


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Jessica Pan

ALSET Research Theme Lead

Economics

Associate Professor, NUS

ecspyj@nus.edu.sg

Jessica is an Associate Professor of Economics and a Research Theme Lead in Economics. She is an applied micro-economist with research interests in labor economics, the economics of education, gender, and immigration. Jessica earned a B.A. and Ph.D. in Economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago. She is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).


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Tuan Q. Phan

ALSET Research Theme Lead

Social and Networks Analysis

Assistant Professor, NUS

phantq@comp.nus.edu.sg

Tuan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Analytics (DISA) at the School of Computing and a Research Theme Lead for Social and Networks Analysis. His research interests relate to online and offline social networks, social media, product diffusion, and web/mobile commerce. His work draws upon methods at the intersection of computer science, statistics, and the social sciences. A native of the United States, he earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and a Doctor of Business Administration in Marketing from Harvard University.


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Bibhas Chakraborty

ALSET Core Faculty

Quantitative Medicine

Associate Professor & Director, Centre for Quantitative Medicine at Duke-NUS

bibhas.chakraborty@duke-nus.edu.sg

Bibhas is an Associate Professor and Director at the Centre for Quantitative Medicine at Duke-NUS Medical School. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at NUS. His primary research interests relate to developing statistical models to facilitate evidence-based personalized medicine in a time-varying setting. Before moving to Duke-NUS, he was an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He holds a M.S. in Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata and a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


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Fun Man Fung

ALSET Core Faculty

Chemistry

IT-for-Teaching Instructor, NUS

fun.man@u.nus.edu

Fun Man Fung is an IT-for-Teaching Chemistry Instructor with the Department of Chemistry and a member of ALSET’s core teaching faculty. An active member of the NUS community since 2012, he leads the Faculty of Science Laboratory-Video IT Taskforce and trail blazes novel filming methods using Lightboard and 360-video. Fun Man serves as an elected member of the International Chemistry Olympiad Steering Committee (first term 2014-2016, re-elected a second term 2016-2018). A native of Singapore, he holds a B.S. in Chemistry from NUS and a M.S. in Industrial Chemistry from the Technical University of Munich and NUS.


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Joshua Gooley

ALSET Core Faculty

Neuroscience

Associate Professor, Duke-NUS

joshua.gooley@duke-nus.edu.sg

Joshua is an Associate Professor in the Neuroscience & Behavioral Disorders Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School. He is Principal Investigator of the Chronobiology and Sleep Laboratory, which is part of the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience. His primary research interests relate to understanding the role of the circadian system and sleep in modulating human health, physiology, and cognitive performance. He holds a B.A. in Biology and Neuroscience from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Harvard Medical School.


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Paul O’Keefe

ALSET Core Faculty

Psychology

Assistant Professor, NUS

paul.okeefe@yale-nus.edu.sg

Paul is an Assistant Professor in Psychology and Director of the Mindsets & Motivation Lab at Yale-NUS. His research investigates how goals are most effectively pursued, examining variables relating to motivation such as implicit self-theories, interest, and self-regulation. Prior to joining Yale-NUS, he was an NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Duke University.


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Timothy Strauman

ALSET Core Faculty

Psychology and Neuroscience

Professor, Duke University

tjstraum@duke.edu

Tim is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University in the United States, where he also serves as Professor of Psychiatry as well as an Affiliate Faculty at Duke’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. His research focuses on how people evaluate themselves and how self-evaluation can lead to distress and vulnerability to both psychological and physical disorders. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Duquesne University, a M.A. in Psychology and Human Development from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Clinical and Social/Personality Psychology from New York University.


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Greg Tucker-Kellogg

ALSET Core Faculty

Biology

Professor in Practice, NUS

dbsgtk@nus.edu.sg

Greg is a Professor in Practice in the Department of Biological Sciences at NUS. Prior to joining NUS, he served as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Director of Systems Biology at the Lilly Singapore Centre for Drug Discovery. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry and Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University.


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Ye Wang

ALSET Core Faculty

Computer Science

Associate Professor, NUS

wangye@comp.nus.edu.sg

Ye is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science at the School of Computing and Director of Sound and Music Computing (SMC) Lab at NUS. His research interests encompass mobile computing, sound and music computing, music information retrieval, and related applications in healthcare and education. Before joining NUS, he spent 9 years as a member of the technical staff at Nokia Research Center in Tampere, Finland. He holds a BSc in Telecommunications from South China University of Technology, a MSc in Telecommunications from Braunschweig University of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Information Technology from the Tampere University of Technology.


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