Dr. Reuben Ng (Principal Investigator)
Dr. Reuben Ng is an Assistant Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Lead Scientist at the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk. A behavioural and data scientist trained at NUS, Oxford and Yale, Reuben spent 16 years in government, consulting and research. In government, he was in the Prime Minister’s Office driving evidence-based policymaking through data analytics and Singapore's Smart Nation strategies. In consulting, he co-built an advanced analytics practice at a top firm, and implemented complex analytics capabilities across various industries and functions. In research, he is an expert on ageism, social gerontology and quantitative social science. He has been credited with creating innovative techniques for measuring societal perceptions that are applied to strategic policy communications.
Dr. Reuben Ng has been awarded competitive research grants worth more than $3.2 million as a Principal Investigator (PI). He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications and has presented at 85 conferences globally. His work has been featured in leading news outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, CNN, The Guardian, The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao. He leads workshops on innovation that blend data analytics, behavioural insights and design thinking, and serves on advisory boards in finance, defence, education and sustainability. He is the first Singaporean and Oxonian to win the International Fulbright Science and Technology Award. He won Singapore’s most prestigious prize for early career social scientists: the Social Science Research Council’s 1-million-dollar Fellowship. Most recently, he was named a Harkness Fellow for the 2023–2024 program, making him the first from Singapore and Asia to be awarded this fellowship.