Real-world data science is messy, and very different from reading or learning from a book. Having developed and deployed data analytics projects around the APAC region since 2012, we know this well. In our courses, we draw from our “battlefront” not only technical knowledge but lessons learned to share with managers, data scientists and infrastructure engineers. We focus on telling it like it is, on showing what it really takes to deliver quality data science.

NUS SCALE Data Analytics Programmes

Data Analytics for Senior Executives

Data Analytics Fundamentals Programmes

Data Analytics Intermediate Programmes

Data Analytics Advanced Programmes


Dr Guo Lei

Dr Guo Lei is an active researcher and educator in behavioural research, data analytics, and service innovation, with international experience in delivering applied research and practice-based learning programmes with successful results. She has particular experience in tackling complex challenges through design thinking, business analytics and strategic communications. Dr Guo is also an accomplished author, having publications in both academic and professional domains. She has worked with clients in sectors such as transport, public service, banking, retail, gaming, support services and infocomm. Previous clients include Land Transport Authority of Singapore, Singapore Public Transport Council, Singapore National Library Board, Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore, United Overseas Bank, Bank of China, China Agricultural Bank, Club 21, CapitaLand, Singapore Pools, UK BAE Systems, China Mobile, and Wuxi Municipal Government China.

Jeanne Choo

Jeanne Choo , a bio-statistician by training but R and Python hacker by day. Prior to joining NUS, Jeanne worked in the analytics industry in London.

Jeanne draws on both technical and teaching experience to conduct workshops. Technically, her R skills came from training as an Oxford biologist wrangling with real-world datasets in the UK education technology sector. Jeanne has conducted R coding labs in London for the likes of Google and Huawei. Jeanne won the Best Data Hack Award at HackLondon (largest hackathon university in the UK) in 2015 where she built a prize-winning R Shiny application which predicted Bitcoin value using historical data. Jeanne works from the idea that personal experiences make each workshop participant's learning curve unique and is always open to requests, suggestions and productive digressions.

Laurence Liew

Laurence Liew is a veteran of the open source, Linux and high performance computing, grid and cloud community and has been promoting the use of Linux/HPC/grid/cloud since 1998.

Laurence currently heads up industry and engineering development under the Singapore National Research Foundation’s AI.SG initiative and is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (NUS SCALE).

Prior to joining NUS, Laurence introduced Singapore to advanced analytics and machine learning through companies such as Numascale where he architected an in-memory analytics appliance, and Revolution Analytics Singapore where he introduced enterprise R analytics to organisations in Singapore and Asia. In particular, he conceptualized and built the Revolution’s Centre of Excellence for Analytics in Singapore in partnership with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) in 2013. He also ran Revolution's development team responsible for putting Revolution R in the cloud. Revolution was subsequently acquired by Microsoft in 2015.

Laurence was involved in building the very first commercial Linux supercomputing cluster for an A*STAR research institute in 1999 and has since implemented and consulted for many organisations in Asia Pacific, Japan, Europe and US, on HPC, grid, cloud and now big data analytics.

Laurence is a member of the Singapore IT Masterplan 2025 committee and mentor to several startups in Singapore and a long time Editor of Transactions on Computational Sciences by Springer Journal.

Laurence graduated from NUS with First Class Honours in Engineering, and holds a Master in Knowledge Engineering from NUS.

Mohamed Najib Bin Ninaba

Najib Ninaba is a 17-year veteran of technology and startups, particularly, in high performance computing, big data and cloud with almost a singular focus on Free and Opensource Software (FOSS) throughout the years since 1999.

Prior to joining NUS, Najib co-founded Scalable Systems Pte Ltd back in 2003 where he led the development for high-performance cluster infrastructures and was the lead consultant for HPC professional services, working with partners such as Intel, Quadrics, and Myrinet. He built a close working relationship with the San Diego Supercomputer Center/National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (SDSC/NPACI) ROCKS team where Najib became the first external contributor/committer outside of the ROCKS core team and fellow collaborator for NPACI Rocks Clustering Toolkit. Scalable Systems was acquired by Platform Computing in 2006 when Najib became the Development Manager for Platform Computing Singapore.

At Platform Computing Singapore, Najib was responsible for leading the engineering team to develop and maintain system infrastructure management software. He ran several key product development projects across Singapore, China and North America as well as partner products integration projects. Under his technical leadership, his engineering team developed the open source software, Project Kusu, which became the original base for the Platform Cluster Manager solution. Platform Computing was later acquired by IBM in 2012.

After Platform Computing, Najib went on to become the Development Manager for Revolution Analytics Singapore where he built and managed the engineering team that focused on cloud, hadoop and virtual machine technologies. The team designed and developed RevoCloudR, a complete self-service provisioning service-as-a-software portal that deploys Revolution R Analytics stack including Cloudera Hadoop on Amazon Web Services and OpenStack. He also led the integration solution projects with partners such as Cloudera, IBM Netezza and Intel. Revolution Analytics was acquired by Microsoft in 2015.


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