List of Lecturers

We advocate and believe in academic excellence and we strive to achieve the highest standards in education to become a globally recognised institution.

All our lecturers, both full-time and part-time, are qualified, experienced and committed. They are also entrepreneurs, consultants and provide mentorship to our students. This combination supports a unique and exceptional quality of teaching and learning.

Our lecturer-student ratio is 1:40 for practical lessons, and 1:50 for classroom lecture.

List of Lecturers

Francis Ho

Lecturer

Francis has a Master of Software, System and Information Engineering from University of Sheffield (UK) and Master of Business Administration from University of Leicester (UK). He joined Informatics Academy as a lecturer in 2002. During his tenure, he has held positions such as Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer.

Prior to joining Informatics Academy, he was a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified Information Security Manager. His industrial work experience include management and administration of network infrastructure, data centre, web-site and server security.

His teaching profiles include ecommerce, advanced networking, network security and network management at diploma, advanced diploma and degree level. Besides teaching, Francis also supervises students in their project works at diploma, advanced diploma and degree level.

Dr. Teo Kim Heng

Lecturer

Dr. Teo Kim Heng has been working with Informatics Academy for more than 20 years. Prior to working with Informatics, he had taught at the Yuanpei University of Medical Technology, National Taipei University of Technology, and the National University of Singapore. His past industry working experience includes Chief Technology Officer for iHive Technology, Assistant Director for Genovate Solutions, and Product Research and Development Manager for Elcom Software. His research interests include Algorithm Design, Algorithm Performance Analysis. Object-Oriented Technology, Distributed Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics. He has published ten papers in international conferences and journals. His hobbies include juggling, table tennis, and video editing. He has three wonderful children and a beautiful wife.

Mr Tan Kia Wa

Lecturer

Mr Tan Kia Wa has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing Science. He has been teaching courses at tertiary-level to both local and International students since he joined Informatics Academy in 1990.  He is passionate in imparting skills in software development to students. He is well liked by the students and has consistently voted as best lecturers for consecutive years. His teaching profile include Java Programming Language, C#, Creating Arcade Style Game, Unity, VB.NET,  and Web Publishing with HTML, Javascript and Java Applets and Multimedia Streaming Technology.

Prior to joining Informatics Academy, he was a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified Information Security Manager. His industrial work experiences include management and administration of network infrastructure, data centre, web-site and server security.

His teaching profiles include ecommerce, advanced networking, network security and network management at diploma, advanced diploma and degree level. Besides teaching, Francis also supervised student in their project works at diploma, advanced diploma and degree level.

Palaniappan Karuppan Chettiar

Lecturer

Mr Pala has a degree BSc (Computer Science), a postgraduate degree MSc (Computer Science) and a research degree MPhil (Computer Science) from India. He have also obtained a Specialist Diploma in Applied Learning and Teaching (SDALT) from Republic Polytechnic, Singapore. At informatics, He has held positions such as Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader managing the University Programmes and proprietary courses.

His teaching profile includes broad areas of specializations in Project Management, Advanced Web Technologies, Information Systems Design, Software Engineering, Database Design and Internet ecommerce Technology. He enjoys reading eBooks and listening to music during his leisure time.

Priya Rengasamy

Lecturer

Priya graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Annamalai University. She is  certified in Enterprise Application Development and Innovative Teaching Methodologies. She has been working as a lecturer for the past 9 years and have an extensive knowledge in electrical and computer modules like microprocessor, digital electronics, C and C++ programming. She believes that lecturing is a creative process and is always keen to develop a positive attitude in the class to enable students to better learn new skills and the latest technology.

Fabian Benedict Lee Jun Jie

Lecturer

Fabian has over 7 years experience in the Esports broadcast industry. He started off working in Garena as a program director/ Esports producer. The more notable events that he has worked on are the Garena Carnival, Garena Premier League finals and the League of Legends Worlds Southeast Asia Qualifiers. He has also worked on other notable games such as Fifa Online 3 and Blackshot.

After leaving Garena, he has worked with many companies for example, SCOGA to direct the Campus Game festival at the indoor stadium, Sony to produce and direct talk shows like WELP tonight and also held live streaming workshops for companies such as Mediacorp.

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