Desmond C. Ong, Ph.D.
Research Scientist,
A*STAR Artificial Intelligence Initiative (A*AI),
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

Email: desmond (underscore) ong (at)
Github Github: desmond-ong

I am currently a Research Scientist at the A*STAR Artificial Intelligence Initiative (A*AI), an agency-wide, cross-institute programme that focuses research efforts on human-centric AI. The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is the national agency that coordinates Singapore's publicly-funded research and development. I am also affiliated with the Department of Social and Cognitive Computing in the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), a Research Institute under A*STAR.

I earned my Ph.D. in Psychology and a Master's degree in Computer Science from Stanford University. For my dissertation research, I worked primarily with Noah Goodman (Computation and Cognition Lab) and Jamil Zaki (Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab). I also hold an undergraduate degree in Economics and Physics from Cornell University.

You can find a recent CV here.

If you are a student, and the research that I do sounds interesting to you, we are always looking for skilled and capable computer scientists and psychologists to join our team, so get in touch with me! We have full-time positions available (post-baccalaureate, post-masters, and post-doctoral), as well as internships and other potential research attachment opportunities.