Professor Ooi Beng Chin is a Non-Independent Non- Executive Director of VICOM Ltd. He is a member of the Technology Committee. Concurrently, he is an Independent Non-Executive Director of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited, which is VICOM Ltd’s parent company.
Professor Ooi is the Lee Kong Chian Centennial Professor of Computer Science and a Faculty Member of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Graduate School. He is also an Adjunct Chang Jiang Professor at Zhejiang University, and a visiting Distinguished Professor at Tsinghua University, China.
He is a Co-Founder of yzBigData in 2012 for big data management and analytics, and MediLot in 2017 for healthcare data management and analytics. He is also a Director of AlDigi Holdings Pte Ltd
Professor Ooi’s research interests include database, blockchain, distributed processing, machine learning and large scale analytics, in the aspects of system architectures, performance issues, security, accuracy and correctness. He is also interested in exploiting IT in production and process reengineering (e.g. fintech innovation, healthcare innovation, food analysis, metaverse and smart city).
He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Singapore National Academy of Science, and the Singapore Academy of Engineering. He has received numerous awards in the field of computer science
Professor Ooi was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2013 and the Long Service Medal in 2018 by the President of Singapore.
Professor Ooi holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) and a Doctor of Philosophy from Monash University, Australia.