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Used to breaking down boundaries and collaborating across borders, DataKind Singapore (DataKind SG) launched in August 2014 with a vision of bringing together data scientists and nonprofits to tackle challenges in Singapore and beyond! Singapore is one of the world's top five international financial centers, and already a regional and international hub for data, analytics and insurance with fast growing tech and startup sectors.  While Singapore is a wealthy nation, many countries in the region are still developing, which means there is a robust nonprofit sector working to provide support. As many data professionals in Singapore are originally from nearby countries, there's an opportunity and motivation to see how data science can help support causes in Singapore and the region at large.

Meet the Team

  • Raymond Chan

    Raymond is the principal data scientist at the Tao of Shop. As part of a startup applying agile methodology, he works with a number of software engineers to fully integrate his algorithms into production systems with little hierarchical bureaucracy. His primary expertise is in building mathematical models for decision making during movement which he developed both as a postdoc at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) and as a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig, Germany). Raymond believes in the deliciousness of insects though he has not been able to convince others of this.

  • Neil Shah

    Neil works as a data scientist in a startup based in Singapore. He has been in love with data science since 2013 when he moved to Singapore to pursue his master's degree at National University of Singapore. Neil strongly believes in the power of data and the way it can shape our world. When not making plans around taking a holiday, you can find him reading a book or spending time with loved ones.

  • Arrchana Muruganantham

    Arrchana currently teaches at the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She received her PhD in 2017 from NUS, specializing in Computational Intelligence (Evolutionary Computation in particular). Arrchana is passionate about giving back to society. What's not to like when you can do good with your data skills!

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