Qiang Yan, SMU PhD in Information Systems graduate receiving his degree in 2013.


SMU’s first PhD programme was launched in 2006 and we had our first graduate in 2011. Till-date, we have over 30 PhD graduates who have secured good placements at prestigious international academic institutions and industry organisations.

Our graduates have successfully found placements as faculty members and academic researchers around the world. Several academic institutions our graduates have joined include Carnegie Mellon University (USA), Chinese University of Hong Kong and New York University (Abu Dhabi). Several industry organisations where our graduates have been appointed to include A*STAR (Singapore), DSO National Laboratories (Singapore), Google Switzerland GmbH and Twitter, Inc. (USA). Our graduates have indeed been successful in advancing their careers.

You can view details of SMU’s PhD graduates’ placements.