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About David LO

David Lo is Professor of Computer Science at Singapore Management University. He is also the Director of Information Systems & Technology Cluster and Director of Centre for Research for Intelligent Software Engineering at SMU. His research interest is in the intersection of software engineering and data science, encompassing socio-technical aspects and analysis of different kinds of software artefacts, with the goal of improving software quality and developer productivity. His work has been published in major and premier conferences and journals in the area of software engineering, AI, and cybersecurity attracting substantial interest from the community. He has won more than 10 international research and service awards including 4 ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper awards. His work has been supported by NRF, MOE, NCR, AI Singapore, and several international research projects. He has served in more than 20 organizing committees and numerous program committees of research conferences including serving as general or program co-chairs of ASE 2020, SANER 2019, ICSME 2018, ICPC 2017, and ASE 2016. He is also serving in the editorial board of Empirical Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, Information and Software Technology, Information Systems, and Neurocomputing (Software Section). His former PhD students have secured faculty positions (University of Melbourne, Australia; Queen's University, Canada; Mississippi State University, USA) and employment at high-tech industries (Microsoft, Canada; Schroder Investment Management, Luxembourg; Hudson River Trading, Singapore; Telkom, Indonesia) around the globe.


Present Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Singapore Management University School of Information Systems


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Honors and Awards

  • Nominated for Most Promising Teacher Award, 2011
  • Lee Foundation Fellow for Research Excellence, 2009 - 2010
  • President Graduate Fellowship, National University of Singapore , 2008
  • 2nd Position, ACM SIGPLAN Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI) Student Research Competition, 2007
  • Dean's Graduate Award, National University of Singapore, School of Computing, 2007
  • President Graduate Fellowship, National University of Singapore, 2007
  • Dean's List, Nanyang Technological University, School of Computer Engineering , 2004


  • IS201 – Object Oriented Application Development
  • IS706 – Engineering Software Systems

Contact Information

80 Stamford Road
School of Information Systems
Singapore Management University
Singapore 178902


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