Dr Lee Hing Yan

Director, National Cloud Computing Office

Dr. Lee Hing-Yan is Director of National Cloud Computing Office at the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, where he oversees the national programme in cloud computing.  Under his purview are initiatives such as grid service provisioning, SaaS incubation centre, cloud innovation centre, SaaS Enablement Programme, Technology Evaluation Programme, Data-as-a-Service Programme, development of the multi-tier cloud security standards as well as collaboration in Open Cirrus and IBM Cloud Lab Singapore. 


Prior to this appointment, Hing Yan was Deputy Director of National Grid Office at the Agency of Science, Technology and Research as well as Principal Scientist at the Institute for Infocomm Research. He also held senior management and technical positions at Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Japan-Singapore Artificial Intelligence Centre, Information Technology Institute (the applied R&D arm of the National Computer Board) as well as two high-tech start-ups. 


Hing-Yan has served on the School of Digital Media & Infocomm Technology advisory panel at the Singapore Polytechnic, NatSteel Corporate R&D advisory panel, IDA-WDA Technical Committee on Cloud Computing, ITSC Cloud Computing Standards Coordinating Task Force, Singapore National Archives Board, and the Australia-Singapore Joint ICT Council.  He is vice-chair of the Cloud Computing SIG and Fellow of the Singapore Computing Society.


He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in USA with PhD and MS degrees in Computer Science, specializing in artificial intelligence and software reuse. He previously studied at Imperial College London in UK where he obtained a BSc (Eng.) with 1st Class Honours in Computing and MSc in Management Science.