CHI Academic Co-Directors

Provost's Chair Professor Teo Hock Hai

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Teo Hock Hai (PI) is Professor of Information Systems and former Head, Department of Information Systems at National University of Singapore. He has made significant contributions to two streams of research: innovation assimilation and IT-enabled decision-making. His recent research interests have focused mainly on Health IT assimilation and the use of fMRI techniques to examine IT-enabled decision making.

His MIS Quarterly publication is considered the seminal paper that examines the role of institutional theory in IT adoption and the IS field in general, and has garnered more than 1000 citations. His other works have appeared in top IS journals such as ACM TOCHI, MIS Quarterly, JMIS, ISR, and IEEE TEM. He is among the top 100 researchers based on the top 2 IS journal publications and the top 3 researchers based on publications at ICIS. He has won numerous best conference paper awards. He has garnered several local and international research grants.

Besides research, he has also made outstanding contributions to the IS community. He is serving/has served in various capacities (e.g., Senior Editor at ISR and Journal of the AIS; Editorial Board Member at MIS Quarterly, IEEE TEM, IJEC, EJIS; Conference-, Program- and Track Chair in PACIS and ICIS; and AIS Region 3 representative). He won the MIS Quarterly Reviewer of the Year (2004) award. He has led his department to become one of the top 10 IS departments in the world by developing a strong research culture there. In recognition of his achievements and service, he was awarded the AIS Fellow (2014) by the Association of Information Systems.

Assistant Professor Tan Swee Lin, Sharon


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Sharon Swee-Lin Tan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and Academic Co-director of the Centre for Health Informatics (CHI) at NUS. She holds a Ph.D. from Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, and a MSc. and BSc. (Honors) in Information Systems from the National University of Singapore. Her research focuses mainly on the intersection of IT and healthcare with a special focus on HIT adoption and use, Health 2.0 and Mobile Health, and Health Analytics.

Her work has been presented at premier conferences such as International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) and Association of Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and published in MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research. She is a recipient of the University's Annual Teaching Excellence Award and the Faculty Teaching Excellence award and several research awards including the Emerald Citations of Excellence Award. She has served as guest co-editor for a special section in Information Systems Frontiers and a focus theme issue for Methods of Information in Medicine on “Big Data & Analytics in Healthcare" and currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of AIS and the Journal of Database Management.