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Ms Tan Sang Sang

PhD Student (Information Studies)

Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information
Nanyang Technological University
31 Nanyang Link
Singapore 637718

Phone: 67906566
Office: 05-18, WKWSCI

Research, Teaching & Professional Experience

Tan Sang Sang received her bachelor’s degree (first class honours) and master’s degree in computer science from University of Technology, Malaysia. Her main research interests are in sentiment analysis, data mining, and machine learning. Before joining NTU as a Ph.D. student, she worked full-time as a software engineer while teaching several programming and database design courses as a part-time instructor at Open University Malaysia. At her full-time job, she was a lead software engineer on a sectoral ICT project in which she was responsible for the company’s transformation from traditional software delivery model to cloud-based SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) model. Together with IDA (Infocomm Development Authority) Singapore and SWAS (Spa & Wellness Association) Singapore, the project created the company’s main product that provides a subscription-based business management solution for the beauty, spa, and salon industry in multiple countries.


  • Best Paper Award at 18th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2016), Japan


  • Tan, S. S., & Na, J. C. (2016). Expanding Sentiment Lexicon with Multi-word Terms for Domain-Specific Sentiment Analysis. In Digital Libraries: Knowledge, Information, and Data in an Open Access Society (pp. 285-296). Springer International Publishing.