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Team Name Project Title Project Description Project Artifacts Members Sponsor or potential users

Something New

What's FAIR about WELFARE The goal of governing any country is to be able to manage the citizens in such a way that they will work, start a family and stay a citizen.

One of the difficult decisions that governments and policy makers have to implement is the extent of welfare given back to the society, also, probably more impact to all of us, personal income taxes.

Click further to take a look at our process as we attempt to provide a global, national and personal perspective to comparisons of welfare states with visualization framework d3.js and data sets from global networks.

  • Lim Quan Heng
  • Lee De Sheng, Nicholas
  • Janan Tan

Chocolate Candy Cookie

What are you happy about? As quality of life is an important indicator of a country's development, data have been collected for its discovery. Our team would like interpret these data and visualise our happiness and possible variables that we have selected.

  • Chan Yong Guang
  • Hoe Bing Huan
  • Shih Fu Hua


Be POSITIVE About AIDS The AIDS epidemic is an unparalleled attack on the lives and well-being of children, their families and communities, and the systems that are meant to protect and provide them services. The epidemic knows no borders. It has spread to every region in the world and infects and affects people regardless of age, gender, wealth, geography, or sexual orientation. This had increased need to take actions to prevent such spreading. Government of different nations and organisations such as UNAIDS, AFA ( Actions for AIDS) are increasing their efforts to contain this spreading. With the widespread of AIDS across the world, the team has decided to explore how AIDS had been spreading over the years. Due to the lack of information available, we would be zooming into US specific data.
  • Chai Kang Rui Kenneth
  • Lee Yao Zong
  • Tay Li Ying Karen

Spoil Market

Past for Future $ Our project is to visualize and analyze sales and market of a company. Based on sales-related information, including year, sales, budget, product, and customer, we are going to take a look at the dataset and find the relationships among them. In the end, we would like to provide users/ managers clear and interactive graphic and dashboard with easy understanding sales and markets information.

  • Fransisca Fortunata
  • Wang Zunhua
  • Zhang Zhongyun

The Nature Prophets

Going up in smoke

Countries around the world have been modernising and improving as a result of globalisation. Globalisation has led to improvements, however, it has also harmed our earth in many different ways - pollution of our environment and the depletion of our natural resources at a rate faster than it could be replaced.

Our team would be looking into issues pertaining to the rate of consumption, its effects. We would attempt to identify the main sources/ countries that are causing the rapid depletion of our resources. We aim to come up with a visualisation that are dynamic enough for user to explore and view from different angles, filtering and drawing comparisons across visualisations to gain insights and answer further questions. Was there any chaining effect around the globe? Are countries on a race to expand their economy and build wealth? Are these being done at the expense of mother nature? Are there policies involved to curb the issues and how well are they being enforced?

  • Lim Ding Yang Justin
  • Nicholas Li
  • Tan Wei Chong


Citius, Altius, Fortius Our project aims to identify trends and patterns of the past Olympic games through the use of visualization techniques. By looking into sports events, we hope to provide users with greater knowledge and information about international relations and politics and how this actually affects the Olympic Games.
  • Lim Ken Khoon
  • Wang Can
  • Lee Wen Jie


Healthcare: Spend or DIE! The project aim to take a snapshot of healthcare in general focusing on mortality and health spending in the world and the common factors for linking these 2 factors globally. Furthermore the project hopes to identify the main causes of death around the world and how governments are dealing with it and any related issues that may arise in the process of our research.
  • Eugene Low
  • Ong Guang Shan Leonard
  • Ng Zhenyuan


Wealth || Energy

Are there correlations between GDP, energy use and carbon dioxide emissions of countries?

Do wealthier nations use more energy or emit more carbon dioxide per capita?

Does using more energy definitely mean more carbon dioxide emissions in the country?

Using our interactive parallel coordinates, we explore the data retrieved from the World Bank and discover their patterns. Users can pick the countries and year for more focus.

  • Chan Keng Theng
  • Kean Kwok Jin
  • Virya Paramita

RubberDuck Analytics

Confessions Apprehension

SMU Confessions is a platform for SMU students to confess anonymously. This platform allows students to vent their frustrations, express gratitude, or simply share thoughts without revealing who they are. Our team aims to provide insights on SMU Confessions to viewers such that they are able to grasp the general picture without having to go through each and every confession.

  • Teo Jieting
  • Victor Chua Bing Huan
  • Alvin Soh Wei Sheng


BOSS Visualizer - Bid Like a BOSS BossVisualizer is aimed at helping students visualize the large and often confusing data into simple, easy to understand components. Using a highly adaptive design, BossVisualizer is intelligent enough to selectively display relevant BOSS bidding information based on the level of abstraction the user requires.
  • Ian Clarence CHAN
  • LEE Xiang Rui
  • Jeremy ZHONG Jiahao


Research Networks @ SMU Singapore Management University (SMU) has rigorous research activities all year round, produced by a diverse network of its fellow researchers from the six faculties- School of Information Systems, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, School of Economics, School of Social Sciences, School of Accountancy and School of Law.

Hence, it is deemed beneficial and useful for various stakeholders to find out how two or more researchers at SMU are linked in terms of their research activities, publications, or faculty as well as the degree of collaboration involved since the establishment of the University.
  • Aung Myat Ko
  • GOKARN Ila Nitin

SMU Office of Research

Social Analysts

Ageing World - Why It Matters Ageing is a significant phenomenon and a problem. If, we society don’t realize the impact of ageing, and don't do anything about it, future will be miserable! Population aging shapes the future of almost everyone on this planet – that’s why AGING MATTERS above all!'
  • Fu Yue
  • Saraswathy Aruna Annamalai


Military Matters Many countries such as the United States of America have been spending excessively on military. Albeit in national debt, such expenses are not cut down. In the case of developing countries, how much are they currently spending on military (as a percentage of GDP)? Should some of these resources be better spent on healthcare and education, which is more beneficial to their community in the long run? Have military expenses increased as a result of increased GDP, or are the increase in military expenses a result of budget restructuring? This vizualization aims to answer these questions, to provide a better view of how countries have been spending their money, and if these military expenditures are acceptable and justified.

  • Alfred Kusuma Kustedjo
  • Lee Yuxuan

Sleepy Heads

The Disaster

Evidence of natural disasters has been coming at a much steady pace over the years and hitting countries much harder each time. It is often difficult to tie down individual disasters that occurred over the years and to formulate human and economic losses from such incidents.

In the project, the team wishes to look into historical occurrences of natural disasters that happened all over the globe and to apply various visualization techniques and data simulation to look at different aspect of the damage caused by the disaster. The team hopes to present an intriguing visualization that will increase awareness and highlight the significance of natural disaster to the member of the public.

  • Lek Guan Zhou
  • Weng Xinyong
  • Wong Wei Xiong

Visually Awesome

Living Strong

Healthcare technology is breaching new ground within advanced economies, but dealing with health ain't just limited to borders. Is the rest of the world capable of handling the next big epidemic?

Within our visualization, we wish to study the quality of healthcare support and investment and compare it across the world to see if it reveals more about each countries' capability to handling outbreaks. By looking at the trends of the different diseases reflective of a certain social class, the comparisons will portray to reader the readiness and capabilities of each country towards the quality of healthcare

  • Chan Weitian
  • Koh Kar Chian
  • Melvrick Goh

Cambridge 42

Trade Flows Merchandise trade is always deemed as one of the most important indicator of the overall health of economies Notwithstanding the economic crisis, world trade has increased dramatically over the past decade, rising almost threefold since 2002 to reach about 18 trillion USD in 2011. Developed countries continue to constitute the main players in international trade, however developing countries account for an increasing share.

By using powerful visualization techniques, our team intends to illustrate the patterns and trends of global merchandise trade over recent years. We expect to show people a clear picture of intra-region and inter-regional trade flows and state of trade, such as deficit or surplus.

  • Luo Da Gang
  • Ma Chen Guang