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Faculty Profile

College of Integrative Studies CIS

Daniel SEAH

Full-time Faculty

Joint Appointment with Yong Pung How School of Law; Assistant Professor of Law (Education)

Daniel Seah joined SMU in 2022. His research interests concern emerging technologies. Daniel is the Principal Investigator of a fake news project that studies the harms of video content, and studies the law’s role – and constraints - in mediating the harms of misinformation. Daniel obtained his PhD in law at UCL (University College London) and is admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Singapore Supreme Court (2004).


  • Ph.D., University College London, UK, 2018
  • M.Jur., University of Birmingham, UK, 2008
  • LL.B., University of Durham, UK, 2001

Research Interests

  • Fake News & Ranking Algorithms on Social Media
  • Explainable AI in the Metaverse
  • Cryptocourts & Decentralized Dispute Resolution
  • Islamic Divorces & Access to Justice

Course(s) Taught in SMU

  • Big Questions
  • Digital Law and Technological Innovations
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Singapore: Imagining The Next Fifty Years