Dean's Message

Welcome to NTU's newest academic college, College of Computing and Data Science (CCDS).

CCDS is formed by combining the School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE) with other related disciplines in NTU. This strategic initiative comes at an exciting time, as computing, data science and artificial intelligence (AI) reshape our world.

The new College will draw on a diverse pool of talent from NTU’s various schools and colleges to seize new opportunities and address societal challenges brought about by AI. We aim to be a talent magnet attracting world-class AI and computing scholars to Singapore. Students will be groomed to become skilled professionals who will drive innovation and technological excellence in developing AI and high-tech solutions for industry and society.

CCDS will catalyse interdisciplinary research and education relating to computing and data science. This reflects the pervasive impact of these two fields in virtually all academic domains. CCDS will also develop new and exciting interdisciplinary areas of scientific inquiry using AI, spearheaded by the AI-for-X Research Centre, and the Computing and Society Institute, which will be hosted by the new college.

AI is becoming a general-purpose technology. CCDS will serve as a platform for effectively delivering industry-relevant degree programmes. Among the new academic offerings this year are the interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in AI and Society degree programme, the Turing AI Scholars Programme, and a Minor in AI for all undergraduates.

In the pipeline are more undergraduate and postgraduate offerings in AI and computing to uplift the digital capabilities of NTU graduates and the broader workforce. CCDS will accelerate the adoption of AI to personalise education in all academic disciplines at NTU.

These initiatives are in line with Singapore’s refreshed national AI strategy to triple the AI talent pool, develop a trusted AI ecosystem, and use AI to drive innovation and economic growth.

CCDS will foster a pioneering spirit and cultivate a risk-taking culture. We will develop a community focused on innovation, out-of-the-box thinking, and staying ahead of the curve in the AI age.

Located in the heart of Asia, NTU’s College of Computing and Data Science is an exciting place to learn and grow. We welcome you to join our community of faculty, staff, students and alumni who are shaping the future of AI and Computing.


Prof Luke Ong
Distinguished University Professor,
Vice President (AI & Digital Economy) and Dean, CCDS