Academic Profile : Faculty

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Mr Sam GU
Senior Lecturer, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Information Technology & Operations Management
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Gu Zhan (Sam) is a passionate lecturer currently serving at College of Business (Nanyang Business School). With extensive expertise in artificial intelligence, applied machine learning, data science, predictive analysis, intelligent process automation, and evolutionary computation, Sam is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of AI enthusiasts and leaders through innovative teaching methods and hands-on learning experiences.

At the National University of Singapore (NUS), Sam has been instrumental in developing and managing graduate courses such as software agents, machine reasoning, statistics bootcamp, and intelligent process automation. His teaching philosophy emphasizes the integration of interdisciplinary approaches and the use of modern toolsets to enhance student learning and engagement.

Prior to his academic career, Sam held various positions in the industry, including roles as a Data Scientist at Yokogawa Engineering Asia and an Assistant Project Manager at Barclays PLC. His professional experience spans across multiple domains, including process automation, financial applications, and consumer banking software and data systems.

Professional Experiences:
* Lecturer at National University of Singapore (NUS)
* Instructor and Co-founder at Kudos Data Pte Ltd
* Data Scientist at Yokogawa Engineering Asia
* Assistant Project Manager at Barclays PLC
* Software Engineer at Housing & Development Board (HDB) and Citibank, Shanghai

Education:
* Master of Technology in Knowledge Engineering, National University of Singapore
* Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Information Engineering, Shanghai University
"AI-Powered Assistive Technology (AT) for Neurodiverse and Special Needs Learners"
This research explores the development and implementation of AI technologies to enhance accessibility and learning outcomes for neurodiverse students and those with special needs. The aim is to create adaptive learning environments that cater to individual needs, ensuring an inclusive educational experience.

"Evolutionary Algorithms and Their Applications"
This research investigates the use of evolutionary algorithms to solve complex optimization problems across various domains. The study focuses on enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of these algorithms in practical applications.
 
Courses Taught
NTU:
* BC3409 AI IN ACCOUNTING & FINANCE
* BC2402 DESIGNING & DEVELOPING DATABASES