Palakorn Achananuparp (Aek)

Palakorn Achananuparp (Aek)

Senior Research Scientist

Living Analytics Research Centre (LARC)


I am a senior research scientist at Living Analytics Research Centre (LARC), Singapore Management University. Currently, I am leading LARC’s research in the Smart Consumption and Healthy Lifestyle application domain where we are developing personalized healthy eating and behavioral change technology for just-in-time behavioral change interventions.

My research interests include the applications of data mining, natural language processing, and machine learning techniques in digital health and well-being domains, especially food consumption and health, personal informatics and quantified self, crowdsourcing, and computational social science in general.


  • Computational Social Science
  • Data Science
  • Digital Health


  • PhD in Information Science, 2010

    Drexel University

  • Master in Information Systems Management (MISM), 2004

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • Bachelor in Economics, 2000

    Chulalongkorn University

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I was born and grew up in Thailand. Most of the time, people call me by my nickname Aek (as in egg 🔈 Google Translate). My first name and last name are pronounced as follows:


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Under Preparation

Things I’m currently working on

  • Evaluating Food Recommender Systems Beyond Accuracy Metrics
  • Incremental Transformation of Facial Weight by Steering StyleGAN Latent Space
  • Early Detection of About-to-Eat Moments
  • Evaluating Persona-Based Utterance Styles
  • A Randomized Trial of Conversational Agents in Just-in-Time Eating Intervention


The primary way of contacting me is through my work email. I can also be reached on Twitter though I rarely tweet except to occasionally broadcast updates about research and publication. For internal project chats, discussions, and paper sharing, I primarily use Slack. Lastly, I only accept a connection request and read messages on LinkedIn from people whom I’ve professionally met in real life.