Join Garbage Can!

Join the Garbage Can Lab!

The NUS School of Computing's Information Systems and Analytics department is home to the Garbage Can Lab. In our research group, there is currently a range of initiatives aimed at developing novel IT artefacts and theories in the wider scope of Information Systems and Computing. Our group welcomes postdoctoral scholars, research higher degree (PhD and Masters) students, honours students, and undergraduate students.

Masters, Mphil and Honours

The student is expected to have a good understanding of Information Systems – with experience in the field of Computer Science a distinct advantage. He/She will need to demonstrate adaptability to the multidisciplinary nature of the projects. Masters, Mphil and Honours students are encouraged to contact Prof. Hahn to express his/her interest.


PhD opportunities with government and university-funded scholarships are available each year, both to domestic and international students.

Key criteria

Domestic students –The students should have a strong academic track record (including research and write-up) with first-class honours. The student’s research and academic background might be in one or more Information Systems, Computer Science, Business, and related disciplines.

International students – For international students, he/she is expected to have masters and honours degrees with very strong academic and research background in a relevant field. The students are likely to have a good background in speaking and writing English (IELTS score of 7 or above with a minimum of 6.5 scores in each band). He/She is also expected to have at least a research article in a high impact journal of the field.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Post-doctoral fellowship opportunities open to both domestic and international candidates are often available with on-going research grants.

Key criteria

The applicant must be of exceptional calibre, having attained a doctoral degree in a relevant areas of research (e.g., computer science, information systems, data science, etc.). Applicants who have not been awarded the doctoral degree but expect to complete the degree requirements by the time he/she joins are welcome to apply.  But in these circumstances written assurance is required from the applicant's advisor that there is reasonable expectation that the doctoral degree will be awarded. Applicant must hold a doctoral degree by the time of appointment.

The principal selection criterion will be the applicant’s potential for excellence in research and the proposed program of research of the applicant. An existing record of publication or participation in research projects are examples of evidence of such potential.

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