Asst Prof Sean Lam has a PhD and Master’s in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Operations and Business Analytics from the National University of Singapore. He is currently the Head of Data Science in the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, overseeing a team of data scientists for the enhancement of patient care and outcomes through health services research. Sean is also an Assistant Professor at the Signature Programme in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS. He has more than 20 international publications, and won numerous local and international awards.
Sean has contributed to the areas of data science and artificial intelligence research with particular applications in health services research, healthcare operations research, transportation, supply chain, energy and defence. Specific areas of interest in health services research include emergency medicine, prehospital emergency care, respiratory medicine, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, glaucoma, disease registries, data science infrastructure, diagnostic radiology, inpatient bed management, surgical and emergency department resource optimization and NLP for unstructured medical notes. His generic interest areas are in the resolution of epidemiological, quality/ service improvement and translational health services research problems leveraging on real-world data coupled with applied optimization and simulation techniques, statistical theory and machine learning (reinforcement and supervised/unsupervised learning).