Dr. Oka Kurniawan
The Lab Curriculum Specialist
Dr. Oka is a Senior Lecturer for Singapore University of Technology and Design. His research areas include Computer Science Education.
He came to Singapore in 2000 to study Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. After he finished his Bachelor’s degree, he continued his further study in NTU to obtain his doctoral degree in Semiconductor Physics. In the last year of his doctoral degree, he began to work at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR, Singapore. During his term in IHPC, he was involved with various research projects using numerical methods to solve quantum mechanics, electromagnetics, and plasmonics. After three and a half year in IHPC, he realized that his passion in teaching has not yet been realised, and so he moved on to School of Mathematics and Science, Singapore Polytechnic, in 2011. After completing his two-year contract, he then decided to join SUTD. While teaching in Singapore Polytechnic, he was also an adjunct lecturer at Digipen Singapore, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).
Besides his passion in teaching and research, he loves to read books, listens to music, outdoor activities, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Scarlett Mattoli
Child Psychology Specialist
Dr. Scarlett is a Psychotherapist/Counsellor, Coaching Psychologist & Supervisor and Psychometrist for The Psynamo Group., specialising in psychological and therapeutic support. Dr. Scarlett works therapeutically with children from five years of age, adolescents, families and individual adult clients throughout the lifespan development as well as with organizations through EAP programmes and in a consultancy capacity.
Additional training and credentialing in SPED, SpLD and Dyslexia support, Play Therapy and Psychometric and Educational Assessments is utilized in her work with families and clients. She also offers supervision for coaches, training for a range of disciplines and public speaking for a broad variety of topics.
Currently working towards her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD), she continues with her research and specialization interested in Additions, Family/Parenting and Learning Differences.
The Lab Junior Curriculum Specialist
Cynthia Lee is an education consultant, overseeing engagements in operational, curriculum and training matters for local and overseas companies such as China and Vietnam. She has more than 18 years of experience in the education industry.
After graduating from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia, Cynthia launched her career in Canadian International School (Singapore). Soon after, her expanding expertise that includes setting up, taking over and managing pre-schools allowed her to be the Assistant General Manager of this educational organisation that operates International school, childcare and kindergarten schools.
Cynthia has since moved on to an educational organisation that operates more than 50 pre-schools in South East Asia region. Cynthia was the Director of Pre-schools who oversees 30 pre-schools followed through as the Director of Business Development.
Dr. Collin Ang
Technology Industry Specialist
Dr. Collin is the Managing Director of Decision Science Agency Pte Ltd and is a thought leader in the industry for digital transformation and analytics. Collin has been a regular speaker at high profile events including the prestigious Adobe Summit.
With experience ranging from public service to banking, Collin has been consulted by Great Eastern Life, StarHub, Aviva, AIA and various Government ministries and Statutory Boards for their transformation programs.
During his spare time, Dr. Collin is a passionate philanthropist and actively engage himself in charities to contribute to the betterment of society.
Chris Young has over 26 years of investment, entrepreneurial, and board advisory experience. Chris has successfully started and sold 2 prior start-ups in the fashion industry. He enjoys mentoring young entrepreneurs and being the father of 2 young daughters, Chris is particularly passionate about education and has been involved with several educational entrepreneurs around the world.
Chris holds a Business Administration degree from the University of California, Riverside and a Senior Executive Education Certificate from Stanford University.
Ross A. Draper
IT infrastructure and Cybersecurity Specialist
Ross Draper is an IT consultant for WellteQ, specializing in IT infrastructure and software development. He has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry and worked across various large Media and Tech companies such as Global Radio and F5 Networks Ltd. During his spare time, Ross is a free-lance rock climbing instructor as he enjoys teaching and climbing.