Chung Piaw is Provost Chair Professor and Head of Decision Sciences at NUS Business School. Prior to his current appointments, he was Acting Deputy Dean, Vice Dean of the Research and PhD Programme, as well as Chair of the PhD Committee in the School. He was an Eschbach Scholar in Northwestern University, Professor in Sungkyunkwan Graduate School of Business, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor in Yuan Ze University. His research interests lie in service and manufacturing flexibility, discrete optimisation, ports container operations, matching and exchange, and healthcare management. He is currently an area editor for Operations and Supply Chains, and associate editor of Management Science (Optimisation). He has also served on several international committees, such as the Chair of the George Nicholson Student Paper Competition (INFORMS, USA), member of the IMPACT Prize Committee (INFORMS, USA), Fudan Prize Committee on Outstanding Contribution to Management (China), and the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Selection Panel.
Tuan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems at NUS School of Computing. He has a Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in Marketing, and a Bachelor of Science from MIT in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, with concentrations in Business and Economics. Prior to his graduate studies, he started a company providing 3D computer graphics for mobile devices. He has extensive consulting experience with firms dealing with big data issues in advertising, media, e-commerce and retail. His research brings together social sciences, computer science, and statistics to investigate social networks, social media, big data, product diffusion, word-of-mouth, and web and mobile commerce.