ABOUT THE CENTRE FOR COMPUTING FOR SOCIAL GOOD & PHILANTHROPY
The Centre for Computing for Social Good & Philanthropy (CCSGP) is newly set up in March 2021 by the School of Computing (SoC), National University of Singapore (NUS). Leveraging on the students’ motivation to deepen their knowledge and expand their skills, the Centre helps to cultivate students’ interest and abilities to advance social good as well as support the School’s long-term goal in grooming leaders for the IT industry. The Centre is made possible with a generous donation from Mrs Lee Choon Guan Trust Fund.
Cultivating future technology leaders who have the ethos of service and giving back to society.
To complement the technical training provided by the NUS School of Computing with opportunities to do good, mentorship in leadership training and encouraging philanthropy among our successful alumni.
The Centre also builds on the work of the former Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (ACSEP), managed by the NUS Business School. Find out more here.
DR. BEN LEONG
As the Founding Director for the Centre for Computing Good & Philanthropy, Dr Ben Leong has more than 15 years of experience in mentoring close to 300 NUS School of Computing students to serve the community through the CVWO Programme. Read more about Dr Ben Leong's bio here.
DR. BIMLESH WADHWA
Dr Bimlesh Wadhwa initiated and led the Code for Community programme, to bring computing education to underserved communities. Since it began in 2017, more than 80 student volunteers and alumni from School of Computing have conducted 25 courses for over 200 participants. Read more about Dr Bimlesh Wadhwa's bio here.
DR. DANIEL PS GOH
Dr Daniel Goh is a sociologist with abiding interest in education for the public good. As Vice Dean Designate (Special Programmes) at NUS College, he is setting up the Impact Experience Projects programme for interdisciplinary teams of students to design and implement projects to benefit communities, including projects on digital philanthropy. Read more about Dr Daniel’s bio here.
DR. PRABHU NATARAJAN
Dr. Prabhu Natarajan firmly holds the belief that genuine joy lies in "GIVING BACK" to the community. Since 2014, he has actively dedicated his time to the local community clubs as a volunteer. Now, he aspires to extend this sense of fulfillment to his computing students by involving them in volunteering endeavors. He has actively participated in the Code for Community programme to teach AI skills to communities. Read more about Dr.Prabhu's bio here.
DR. MIKHAIL FILIPPOV
Dr Mikhail Filippov is a Lecturer in the University Scholars Programme (USP) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also a co-founder at Quod AI and an honorary research fellow at University College London. Dr Filippov holds a PhD in physics from Nanyang Technological University. As a mathematical physicist, he studied the dynamics of complex systems and has built mathematical and AI models for tsunami prediction, tropical atmosphere, the housing market, historical information and visual cortex of the human brain. His models have been used by NASA and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. At Quod AI, he is applying natural language processing, deep learning and statistical models to explain source code in plain English.