Kenneth obtained his BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and MBBS degrees from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a PhD in Cancer Biology from Stanford University. He completed his postdoctoral training in mouse cancer genetics at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) Singapore before joining the Department of Biochemistry at NUS. He also serves as the Program Director for Health/Biomedical and Life Sciences at the National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore. His research and education interests are in cancer genetics, high-performance computing for precision medicine, and the development of technology-enhanced learning platforms for medical and health/bioinformatics education.


DSxConference 2020 Session

High-Performance Computing for Accelerating Anti-COVID Research and Development
Tuesday, December 1  | 1130 – 1215
Virtual Room 1

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a major global healthcare crisis that has altered how we live and work. In response to this, research activities have intensified with a goal to find solutions to the wide-ranging problems that arose from the pandemic, from developing new diagnostics, finding new therapies, to building models in anticipation of the evolution of the virus. Many of these research and development critically depend on the computation of datasets and simulation of multiple scenarios, all of which can be accelerated with high performance computing (HPC).

The National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore’s first national petascale facility with available HPC infrastructure, has joined other global HPC centres in offering resources for anti-COVID research & development.

In this talk, I will discuss how HPC can help in these endeavours and provide capabilities to users to accelerate their research and development efforts in finding urgent solutions to our COVID-19 crisis together.