Assoc Prof Dr. Shao Wei Sean Lam | Health Services Research | Best Researcher Award

SingHealth, Singapore

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Lam Shao Wei, Sean began his academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1999, followed by a Master of Engineering in Decision Science, Data Science, and Operations Research in 2003. He continued to pursue his passion for research, earning his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from NUS in 2011.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Lam's professional trajectory has been marked by significant contributions in various domains. From his early roles as a Research Engineer at NUS to serving as a Visiting Scholar in the Exxon-Mobil Corporate Strategic Research Lab and later transitioning to Senior Manager roles in Data Science and Biostatistics at SGH and SingHealth, he has showcased a diverse skill set. His tenure as an Associate Faculty at the School of Business, Singapore University of Social Sciences, and his involvement in senior positions within the Ministry of Education underscore his commitment to both academia and public service.

Contributions and Research Focus

With a focus on data science and artificial intelligence applications, Dr. Lam has made substantial contributions to multiple fields, including logistics, transportation, energy policy, supply chain management, and healthcare operations research. His research endeavors have led to the development of innovative solutions, such as the ODySSEy data science platform and the Citizen Data Science Programme, aimed at democratizing data-driven decision-making processes.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Lam's exemplary work has garnered widespread recognition, as evidenced by numerous awards and honors. These include commendations such as the APAC Data Impact Award Finalist, the Singapore Healthcare Management Conference Best Poster Presentation, and the SingHealth Quality and Innovation Day awards. Additionally, he has received accolades for his service, including Long Service Awards from esteemed institutions like Singapore Health Services and Singapore Management University.

Impact and Influence

Through his leadership roles and active involvement in various committees, Dr. Lam has exerted a significant influence on the scientific community. His contributions extend beyond research to encompass initiatives aimed at fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange, such as organizing symposiums and serving on organizing and technical committees for prestigious conferences.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Lam's legacy lies in his dedication to advancing knowledge and fostering innovation in data science and related fields. His multifaceted contributions, ranging from groundbreaking research to impactful mentorship and leadership, have positioned him as a trailblazer in the realm of healthcare data science and AI. Looking ahead, he continues to spearhead efforts to address complex challenges and drive positive change through research, education, and collaborative endeavors.


A total of 1768 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations        1768
  • h-index           20
  • i10-index        36

Notable Publications

Advance admission scheduling via resource satisficing

M Zhou, M Sim, SW Lam
Production and Operations Management
An Agile Systems Modeling Framework for Bed Resource Planning During COVID-19 Pandemic in Singapore

SSW Lam, AR Pourghaderi, HR Abdullah, FNHL Nguyen,FJ Siddiqui,
Frontiers in public health
AI and machine learning in resuscitation: Ongoing research, new concepts, and key challenges

Y Okada, M Mertens, N Liu, SSW Lam, MEH Ong
Resuscitation plus
Development of a real-world database for asthma and COPD: The SingHealth-Duke-NUS-GSK COPD and Asthma Real-World Evidence (SDG-CARE) collaboration

SSW Lam, AHS Fang, MS Koh, S Shantakumar, SH Yeo, DB Matchar, .
BMC medical informatics and decision making
Frameworks for measuring population health: A scoping review

SL Chan, CZH Ho, NEE Khaing, E Ho, C Pong, JS Guan, C Chua, Z Li, .
Plos one


Shao Wei Sean Lam | Health Services Research | Best Researcher Award

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