Institute for Application of Learning Science & Educational Technology

Patricia CHEN

ALSET Research Theme Lead

Psychology of Learning

Assistant Professor, NUS

patchen@nus.edu.sg

Patricia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and a Research Theme Lead in the Psychology of Learning. Her research focuses on understanding the mindsets and behaviours that promote goal achievement, and she designs psychological interventions that motivate people to pursue their goals strategically. She is an NRF Fellowship Recipient. A native of Singapore, she completed her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan and conducted her postdoctoral research at Stanford University.


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Jessica PAN

ALSET Research Theme Lead

Economic Impact of Education

Associate Professor, NUS

ecspyj@nus.edu.sg

Jessica is an Associate Professor of Economics and a Research Theme Lead in the Economic Impact of Education. She is an applied micro-economist with research interests in labor economics, the economics of education, gender, and immigration. Jessica earned a B.A. and Ph.D. in Economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago. She is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).


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Tuan Q. PHAN

ALSET Research Theme Lead

Social Networks and Learning Analytics

Associate Professor, NUS

phantq@comp.nus.edu.sg

Dr. Tuan Q. Phan is an Associate Professor (with tenure) at the National University of Singapore in the Department of Information Systems and Analytics (School of Computing), and the Department of Analytics and Operations (Business School), a Research Team Lead at the Institute of Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology, and affiliated with the Business Analytics Centre. His research spans multiple disciplines including economics, marketing, consumer behaviour, computer science, and statistics. His expertise covers various industries including retail and e-commerce, logistics and transportation, social media, news and video media, technology and consumer products, education, and FinTech. He received his doctorate from Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate from MIT. He is also an entrepreneur, and frequently consults industry leaders.


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Bibhas CHAKRABORTY

ALSET Core Faculty

Quantitative Medicine

Associate Professor & Director, Centre for Quantitative Medicine at Duke-NUS

bibhas.chakraborty@duke-nus.edu.sg

Bibhas is an Associate Professor and former Director of the Centre for Quantitative Medicine at Duke-NUS Medical School. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at NUS, as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke University, USA. Before moving to Duke-NUS, he was an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at Columbia University. His primary research interests relate to developing efficient study designs and statistical models to facilitate data-driven, personalised, and adaptive interventions, often in time-varying settings. In the education context, he is particularly interested in developing adaptive interventions or just-in-time adaptive interventions delivered via mobile devices for students' mental health and wellness through novel sequential multiple-assignment randomized trial (SMART) or micro-randomized trial (MRT) designs. He holds a M.S. in Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, India, and a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.


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Fun Man FUNG

ALSET Core Faculty

Chemistry

IT-for-Teaching Instructor, NUS

fun.man@nus.edu.sg

Fun Man FUNG holds a joint appointment as the ALSET Education Lead and a member of ALSET’s core teaching faculty. His primary appointment is an IT-for-Teaching Chemistry Instructor with the Department of Chemistry. An active member of the NUS community since 2012, he leads the Faculty of Science Laboratory-Video IT Taskforce and trailblazes novel filming methods using Lightboard and 360-degree video. A native of Singapore, he holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from NUS and a M.S. in Industrial Chemistry from the Technical University of Munich and NUS.


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Joshua GOOLEY

ALSET Research Theme Lead

Neuroscience of Learning

Associate Professor, Duke-NUS

joshua.gooley@duke-nus.edu.sg

Joshua is an Associate Professor in the Neuroscience & Behavioral Disorders Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School and a Research Theme Lead in the Neuroscience of Learning. He is Principal Investigator of the Chronobiology and Sleep Laboratory, which is part of the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience. His primary research interests relate to understanding the role of the circadian system and sleep in modulating human health, physiology, and cognitive performance. He holds a B.A. in Biology and Neuroscience from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Harvard Medical School.


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Paul O’KEEFE

ALSET Core Faculty

Psychology

Assistant Professor, NUS

paul.okeefe@yale-nus.edu.sg

Dr. O’Keefe is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale-NUS College and Director of the Mindsets & Motivation Lab. His research focuses on motivational factors involved in goal pursuit, particularly implicit self-theories, interest, and self-regulation. His research has been published in leading psychology journals and featured in numerous media outlets including The New York Times, Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, and The Atlantic. He co-edited the book The Science of Interest, and has been supported by various funding agencies including the National Institutes of Health (USA) and the Ministry of Education (Singapore). Prior to joining Yale-NUS, he was an NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Duke University.


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Timothy STRAUMAN

ALSET Core Faculty

Psychology and Neuroscience

Professor, Duke University

tjstraum@duke.edu

Tim is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University in the United States, where he also serves as Professor of Psychiatry as well as an Affiliate Faculty at Duke’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. His research focuses on how people evaluate themselves and how self-evaluation can lead to distress and vulnerability to both psychological and physical disorders. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Duquesne University, a M.A. in Psychology and Human Development from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Clinical and Social/Personality Psychology from New York University.


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Greg TUCKER-KELLOGG

ALSET Core Faculty

Biology

Professor in Practice, NUS

dbsgtk@nus.edu.sg

Greg is a Professor in Practice in the Department of Biological Sciences at NUS. His educational research interests relate to creating and interpreting topic models for instructors from student feedback. Prior to joining NUS, he served as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Director of Systems Biology at the Lilly Singapore Centre for Drug Discovery. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry and Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University.


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Ye WANG

ALSET Core Faculty

Computer Science

Associate Professor, NUS

wangye@comp.nus.edu.sg

Ye is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the School of Computing and Director of Sound and Music Computing (SMC) Lab at NUS. His research interests encompass mobile computing, sound and music computing, music information retrieval, and related applications in healthcare and education. Before joining NUS, he spent 9 years as a member of the technical staff at Nokia Research Center in Tampere, Finland. He holds a B.Sc. in Telecommunications from South China University of Technology, a M.Sc. in Telecommunications from Braunschweig University of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Information Technology from the Tampere University of Technology.


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Chris ASPLUND

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Psychology

Assistant Professor, Yale-NUS

chris.asplund@yale-nus.edu.sg

Chris is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale-NUS. His research interests relate to the neural basis of cognition, including the limits of human attention, working memory, and reasoning. Prior to joining Yale-NUS, he was a Research Fellow at Duke-NUS Medical School. His educational research interests involve how individual differences in cognitive function relate to predicting learning outcomes. He holds an A.B. in Psychology from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Integrative and Cognitive Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University.


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Trevor Carlson

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Computer Science

Assistant Professor, NUS

tcarlson@comp.nus.edu.sg

Trevor is an Assistant Professor at NUS. His primary research focuses on developing high-efficiency microarchitectures that can meet the performance and needs of future IoT and server applications. He is also interested in investigating pedagogical methods to embed critical literacy in upper-level computer science courses. Prior to joining NUS, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Uppsala University, Sweden. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Ghent University.


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Michael CHEE

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Neuroscience

Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School

michael.chee@duke-nus.edu.sg

Michael is Professor & Director of the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience and Principal Investigator of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at Duke-NUS Medical School. His lab studies memory and attention in the context of sleep, sleep deprivation and cognitive aging. His leadership in the ‘Need for Sleep 1-4’, ‘Start School Later’ and ‘Sleep Education’ studies have provided solid empirical evidence for educators and policy makers to transform practice to improve student performance and wellbeing.


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Mike CHEUNG

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Psychology

Associate Professor, NUS

mikewlcheung@nus.edu.sg

Mike is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at NUS. His main research areas are quantitative methods, especially structural equation modeling, meta-analysis, and multilevel modelling. He holds a B.S., an M.Phil., and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Chinese University in Hong Kong.


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Ji Yeh Choi

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Psychology

Assistant Professor, NUS

psycjy@nus.edu.sg

Ji Yeh is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at NUS. Her research focuses on the application of statistical and computational methods to psychology, including areas such as structural equation modeling, functional data analysis, multivariate statistics, high-dimensional data analysis, cluster analysis, and Bayesian statistics. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology from McGill University.

Annette Foo

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Accounting

Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Business

bizfwya@nus.edu.sg

Annette is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Accounting at the NUS School of Business. Apart from teaching accounting subjects, she also supervised Honours and MBA students in their projects with companies, in particular companies that seek to grow their presence in Asia. She is a Chartered Global Management Accountant and a Chartered Accountant (Singapore).

Zhenhui (Jack) JIANG

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Information Systems and Analytics

Professor, NUS

jiang@comp.nus.edu.sg

Zhenhui (Jack) Jiang is an Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Analytics (DISA) at the School of Computing at NUS. He is also an Affiliate Professor at the NUS Business Analytics Centre. His educational research interests relate to methods for leveraging information technology to enhance learning effectiveness. He holds his Bachelor’s and Master's degrees from Tsinghua University, and a Ph.D. from University of British Columbia.


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Lih Bin Oh

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Information Systems and Analytics

Associate Professor, NUS

ohlb@comp.nus.edu.sg

Lih Bin is an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Systems and Analytics (DISA) at the NUS School of Computing. His research interests relate to experiential learning, technology-enhanced learning, innovation and leadership capability development, service system innovation, and information ethics. Prior to joining NUS, he was an Associate Professor of Information Management at the School of Management at Xi’an Jiaotong University in China. He holds a B.S. (Hons. I) in Computer and Information Sciences and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Information Systems, all from NUS.


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Mihi PARK

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Language Studies

Lecturer, NUS

clspm@nus.edu.sg

Mihi is a Lecturer at the Centre for Language Studies at NUS. Her research interests include computer-assisted language learning programmes, multilingualism, and cognitive development through language learning. As a founding staff member of the Korean language programme at NUS, Mihi has been developing the curriculum, materials, and assessments. She holds an M.A. in Korean Linguistics and Literature from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea, and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from NUS.


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Lakshminarayanan SAMAVEDHAM

ALSET Core Faculty

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Associate Professor, NUS

chels@nus.edu.sg

Laksh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NUS, and a member of ALSET’s Core Faculty. He also leads the Translational Classroom Research Special Interest Group at ALSET, a group of experienced NUS educators with an interest in leveraging the ALSET Educational Data Lake to enhance learning in the classroom. From 2012 to 2014, he served as Director of the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL). His research interests include machine learning and artificial intelligence as applied to engineering & medical domains, process modelling, process control, and engineering education. He holds a B.E. (Hons.) in Chemical Engineering from BITS Pilani, a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Madras, and a Ph.D. in Process Control from the University of Alberta.


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Kelvin K.C. Seah

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Economics

Lecturer, NUS

ecsskck@nus.edu.sg

Kelvin is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at NUS and a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). His research interests relate to applied microeconomics, labour economics, and the economics of education. Prior to his appointment at NUS, he served as a Research Fellow at Singapore Management University and a visiting scholar at Princeton University’s Office of Population Research. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Economics from NUS, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Otago.


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Min Kok SEET

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Economics

Senior Lecturer, NUS

ecssmk@nus.edu.sg

Min Kok is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at NUS. His research areas include applied macroeconomics, financial development, and economic growth. He obtained B.A. (Hons) and M.A. degrees from Oxford University and PhD from the University of Western Australia.


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Leher SINGH

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Psychology

Associate Professor, NUS

psyls@nus.edu.sg

Leher is an Associate Professor of Psychology at NUS. Her research interests include infant cognitive and linguistic development, particularly in the first three years of life. She holds a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and a Ph.D. from Brown University and served on the faculty of Boston University for 9 years before joining NUS in 2010.

Adelle YANG

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Assistant Professor

Marketing, NUS School of Business

Adelle.Yang@gmail.com

Adelle is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at NUS Business School. Her research interests cover consumer behavior and psychology with a focus on decision-making processes in a dynamic social context. She holds a B.S. in Statistics from East China Normal University, an M.S. in Management from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


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Thomas YEO

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS

thomas.yeo@nus.edu.sg

Thomas Yeo is an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to NUS, Thomas was a research fellow at Harvard University and Duke-NUS Medical School. Thomas’ lab develops machine learning algorithms to generate scientific discoveries from large-scale datasets comprising thousands of subjects with brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), behavioral, genetic and other physiological measures. By exploring large multi-modal datasets, he seeks to discover principles of brain network organization, how brain networks are organized to support cognition and how brain networks are disrupted in mental disorders. He received his BS and MS from Stanford University and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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Chris BOESCH

ALSET Core Faculty

Translational Research

Deputy Director (ALSET)

chrisboesch@nus.edu.sg

Chris is ALSET’s Deputy Director (Translational Research). In addition to having broad oversight over ALSET’s Translational Research Unit, he also serves as a researcher in ALSET-related projects. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University.


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Li Neng LEE

ALSET Core Faculty

Psychology

Lecturer, NUS

psylln@nus.edu.sg

Neng is a Lecturer with the Department of Psychology at NUS. His educational research interests relate to enhancing learning and curiosity through practical, low-cost interventions, as well as questions of how technology can be utilised to provide a more personalised form of education for individuals and support the development of good teaching. He holds a B.Soc.Sci. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from NUS.


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Robert KAMEI

ALSET Core Faculty

Director (ALSET) and Associate Provost (Education) at NUS

pvorkk@nus.edu.sg

Bob is the Associate Provost (Education) at NUS and the Director of ALSET. In addition to broad oversight of the institute, he also serves as a researcher in ALSET-related projects, with a particular interest in the implementation and evaluation of novel pedagogical approaches that can scale to large numbers of learners. He holds a B.S. in Human Biology from Stanford and an M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco.


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Min-Yen KAN

ALSET Core Faculty

Discovery Research

Deputy Director (ALSET) and Associate Professor, NUS

knmnyn@nus.edu.sg

Min-Yen is ALSET’s Deputy Director (Discovery Research) and an Associate Professor in the School of Computing at NUS, where he also serves as Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Office. In addition to having broad oversight over ALSET’s Discovery Research Unit, he also serves as a researcher in ALSET-related projects, with particular interest in AI-powered interventions in online discussion forums and course/career guidance applications. He holds a B.S. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University.


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Weiquan LU

ALSET Core Faculty

Information Systems and Analytics

Senior Lecturer, NUS

lu.weiquan@nus.edu.sg

Weiquan is a Senior Lecturer of Information Systems at the School of Computing at NUS. His education interests are in the domains of Experiential and Embodied Learning, with fringe pursuits including figuring out how bodily physical actions and movement affect (and even predict) human learning performance. He also advises government and industry in the fields of UX Design, as well as how to apply Virtual and Augmented Reality for Learning. He holds a BSc in Computing and a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from NUS.


Foong May YEONG

ALSET Core Faculty

Biochemistry

Associate Professor, NUS

bchyfm@nus.edu.sg

Foong May is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS. Her educational research interests relate to competency mapping for life sciences students and understanding problem solving behaviours in online discussion forums. She is a molecular and cell biologist by training. She holds a B.Sc. in Microbiology from NUS and a Ph.D. in Medical Biochemistry from the University of Vienna, Austria. She is Fellow at NUS Teaching Academy. More recently, she completed a Master’s in Research in Education and Social Research from the Institute of Education at University College London.


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Hui Ting CHNG

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Pharmacy

Lecturer, NUS

phacht@nus.edu.sg

Hui Ting is a Lecturer with the Department of Pharmacy at NUS. Her educational research interests relate to active and collaborative learning approaches, empathy, metacognition and interprofessional education. She holds a B.Sc. in Pharmacy (Hons) and a Ph.D. from NUS.


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Yuan Yi (Francis) CHONG

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Chemistry

Lecturer, NUS

chmcyyi@nus.edu.sg

Yuan Yi is an Lecturer with the Department of Chemistry at NUS. His educational research interests relate to student-centered experiential design of courses in higher education, technology-enhanced active learning, and gamification in education, to promote intrinsic motivation in learning. He holds a B.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore.


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Siu Loon HOE

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Smart Health Leadership Centre

Principal Lecturer & Consultant, NUS-ISS

isshsl@nus.edu.sg

Hoe Siu Loon is Principal Lecturer and Consultant at the Smart Health Leadership Centre, NUS Institute of Systems Science, where he teaches the Professional Diploma in Smart Health Leadership and executive education programmes. His research interests include digital health, adult learning and competency development. Siu Loon holds a BSc (Economics and General Mathematics) from NUS, and a PhD (Management) and MBA (International Business) from The University of Western Australia.


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Siew Hong LAM

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Biology

Senior Lecturer, NUS

dbslsh@nus.edu.sg

Siew Hong is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Biology at NUS. His educational research interests relate to the dynamics of skills development, as well as how skills can be transferred between different settings. He holds a B.AS. in Applied Biology (Biotechnology) from University of Science, Malaysia (USM) and a Ph.D. in Biology from NUS.


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Ben LEONG

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Computer Science

Associate Professor, NUS

benleong@comp.nus.edu.sg

Dr. Leong is an Associate Professor of Computer Science with the School of Computing at NUS. He was the recipient of the NUS Outstanding Educator Award in 2015. He is working on scaling up teaching online effectively for a large number of students. He is currently developing a technique to personalise the learning timeline for individual students and investigating the effectiveness of this approach. He received his SB, MEng and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


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Haoming LIU

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Economics

Associate Professor, NUS

ecsliuhm@nus.edu.sg

Haoming is an Associate Professor of Economics at NUS. His research interests relate to labor and environmental economics, applied microeconomics, and the Chinese economy. He is currently working on examining the impact of air pollution on labour productivity, health and school performance. He holds a B. Eng from Northern Jiaotong University (Beijing) a Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario.


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Ivan LOW

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Physiology

Instructor, NUS

phsilcc@nus.edu.sg

Ivan is an Instructor in the Department of Physiology at NUS, where he also leads an Exercise and Applied Physiology lab in NUS. His primary research interests relate to human thermoregulation and fluid balance, as well as mitigation strategies to enhance human performance and productivity in extreme environmental conditions. He is also interested in understanding how physical exercise and changes in environmental conditions modulate mental well-being, learning, and cognitive performance. Ivan holds a B.Sc. in Life Sciences from NUS and a PhD from the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS).


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Magdeline (Tao Tao) NG

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Librarian

Science Library, NUS Libraries

magdeline.ng@nus.edu.sg

Magdeline is a Librarian at NUS Libraries. Some of her interests relate to pedagogical research, innovative teaching methods, educational interventions, and research impact assessment. She received her B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. in Chemistry from NUS, and Ph.D. in Chemistry from NTU.

Michael Yudistira PATUWO

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Chemistry

Lecturer, NUS

michael.yp@nus.edu.sg

Michael is an Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at NUS. His research interests relate to computer-based learning for undergraduate science education through flipped classroom and module-objective-focused class tasks. He received a B.Sc. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in the field of theoretical and computational chemistry from NUS.


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Poh Lin TAN

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Public Policy

Assistant Professor, LKYSPP

spptplj@nus.edu.sg

Poh Lin is an Assistant Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS. Her research interests focus on Singaporean fertility policy, including work-life arrangements, housing policy, and policy ideas for increasing and accelerating childbearing. She is also interested in coursework diversity and long-term effects on men's and women's career and marriage trajectories. She received her B.A. in Economics from Princeton University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Public Policy from Duke University.


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Xing XIA

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Assistant Professor

Economics, Yale-NUS

xing.xia@yale-nus.edu.sg

Xing is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Yale-NUS. An applied microeconomist, her primary research focus is on educational institutions and the labor market. This encompasses topics related to human capital development and the finance and governance of educational institutions, with particularly attention to higher education. She holds a B.A in Economics and a B.S. in Mathematics from Wuhan University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.


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Joseph Jay WILLIAMS

External Collaborator

Computer Science

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Williams@cs.Toronto.edu

Joseph is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. His research interests focus on creating intelligent, self-improving systems that conduct dynamic experiments to discover how to optimise and personalise technology. A native of Trinidad, he holds a B.S. from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in Computational Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley.


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London Lucien OOI

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Surgery, Oncology

Professor, Duke-NUS

london.lucien.ooi.p.j@singhealth.com.sg

London Lucien Ooi is a Professor of Surgery at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS and Duke-NUS Medical School, where he serves as Associate Dean of Admissions, Recruitment and Financial Aid. He is also a senior HPB surgical oncologist in the Department of HPB & Transplant Surgery (Singhealth) practicing in Singapore General Hospital and the National Cancer Centre Singapore. His educational research interests include innovating novel medical teaching methods using 360-degree video and immersive experience. He holds an MBBS and an MD from NUS.


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Julian AZFAR

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

English

Instructor, NUS

ephjam@nus.edu.sg

Julian is an Instructor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS. His educational research interests relate to how socio-cultural contexts influence how teachers teach, and how learners learn. He is also curious about citizenship education, social justice, as well as national and international education. Prior to joining NUS, he began his career as a high school teacher and has taught in both Singapore and international schools. He holds an M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies and a B.A. in Geography from NUS, as well as a Postgrad Diploma in Education (with Distinction) from the Nanyang Technological University.


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Ee-Chien CHANG

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Computer Science

Associate Professor, NUS

changec@comp.nus.edu.sg

Ee-Chien is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at NUS. His educational research interests relate to cybersecurity training, in particular on cyber-range tecnologies. He holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and a M.Sc. from NUS, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University.


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Nan CHEN

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Computer Science

Assistant Professor, NUS

chenn@comp.nus.edu.sg

Nan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Analytics (DISA) at NUS. His educational research interests relate to identifying potential suboptimal educational choices and measuring the returns to courses. He holds a B.S. from Wuhan University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.


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Peng Chung CHEOW

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Surgery

Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke-NUS

cheow.peng.chung@singhealth.com.sg

Dr Cheow is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Hepato-pancreato-biliary and Transplant Surgery at Singapore General Hospital, a Visiting Consultant to the National Cancer Centre in Singapore, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Duke-NUS Medical School and the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS. He is actively involved with the teaching and mentoring of medical students, junior doctors, and surgical trainees, with educational research interests that include the investigation of interactive and explorable 360-degree video environments to create engaging content for post-graduate medical students. He graduated from the NUS Faculty of Medicine in 1992.


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Irene DE PATER

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Management & Operation

Assistant Professor, School of Business

biziren@nus.edu.sg

Irene is an Asisstant Professor of Management & Operation at the NUS School of Business. Her educational research interests relate to learning in both pre-occupational and occupational settings. This includes student learning from field projects and internships, as well as on-the-job and lifelong learning strategies for adults. She completed her PhD from the Department of Work and Organizational Psychology at University of Amsterdam and has worked in retail management for several years prior to her doctorate.


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Jie GONG

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Strategy & Policy

Assistant Professor, NUS

gong@nus.edu.sg

Jie is an Assistant Professor at the NUS School of Business. Her educational research interests relate to peer effects, gender and incentive provision. She holds a B.A. in Economics and Mathematical Logic from Peking University, and a Ph.D. in Managerial Economics and Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


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Eldin LIM

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Senior Lecturer, NUS

chelwce@nus.edu.sg

Eldin is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NUS. His educational research interests relate to application of technology enhanced learning approaches for developing quantitative critical thinking and other higher order thinking skills in students. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing & Information Systems from the University of London, and a B.Eng. (Hons), M.Eng., and Ph.D. and in Chemical Engineering from NUS.


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Yun LONG

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Senior Lecturer, NUS

y.long@nus.edu.sg

Yun is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at NUS. His educational research interests relate to feedback-enhanced learning and assessing critical & creative thinking. He holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Zhejiang University, an M.Sc. in Materials Science from Erasmus Mundus Program, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University.


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Mrinal MUSIB

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Biomedical Engineering

Senior Lecturer, NUS

biemkm@nus.edu.sg

Mrinal is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at NUS. His research interests include implications of ethics in sciences and engineering, medical devices, and biomaterials. He extensively employs technology-enhanced learning techniques, flipped classrooms, and self-created “scenario-based learning” (SBL) strategies in his modules. He holds a Bachelor’s in Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Technology and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas, Health Science Centre at San Antonio.


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Weiyi NG

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Strategy & Policy

Assistant Professor, Business

weiyi_ng@nus.edu.sg

Weiyu is an Assistant Professor of Strategy & Policy at the NUS School of Business. His main stream of research examines the careers of high potential entrepreneurs in the technology sector through the lens of computational sociology. He holds a double B.A. in Physics; and History, Philosophy & Social Studies of Science and Medicine (HIPS) from the University of Chicago, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business.


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Kian-Lee TAN

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Computer Science

Professor, NUS

tankl@comp.nus.edu.sg

Kian-Lee Tan is a Professor of Computer Science at NUS. His primary research is in developing core database technologies to manage and analyze large amount of data of diverse types. He is also developing a tool (NUS career+) that leverages artificial intelligence and big data to help NUS students align their learning journeys with their career aspirations. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from NUS.


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Simon WATTS

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Chemistry

Associate Professor, NUS

sfwatts@hotmail.com

Simon Watts is an Associate Professor of Biogeochemistry (Visiting) at the Department of Chemistry at NUS, where he also serves as a scientist at the NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI). His educational research interests relate to cross-cultural communication and its impact on learning. Born in the UK, he holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Imperial College London.



Poh Kam WONG

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Strategy & Policy

Professor, NUS

PohKam@nus.edu.sg

Poh Kam is a Professor of Strategy & Policy in the Department of Business Policy at the NUS School of Business. He is also a Professor (by courtesy) at the NUS Faculty of Engineering and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, as well as senior director of the NUS Entrepreneurship Centre. His educational research interests relate to the engagement propensity and outcomes of NUS professors, students, and alumni in entrepreneurial and innovative activities, and how educational backgrounds and educational institutional contexts influence such engagement propensity and outcomes. He holds a B.S. in Physics and Electrical Engineering, an MSc in Elec Eng and Computer Science, and a Ph.D. in Regional Planning from MIT.


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Jinlu WU

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Department of Biological Sciences

Senior Lecturer, NUS

dbswjl@nus.edu.sg

Jinlu is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences at NUS. His research focuses on aquatic viruses and viral diseases that are important for aquaculture and marine environment. As a staff in educator track, he is also interested in pedagogical research related to assessment, motivation, and tech-enhanced learning. He has a B.Sc. in Biology from HuBei University, M.Sc. in Virology from Wuhan Institute of Virology, China, and a Ph.D. in Virology from Hiroshima University Japan.


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Ke-Wei HUANG

ALSET Core Faculty

Information Systems and Analytics

Associate Professor, NUS

huangkw@comp.nus.edu.sg

Ke-Wei is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Analytics at the NUS School of Computing. His primary research interests relate to investigating the relationship between entrepreneurship and educational backgrounds or work experiences. He is also interested in developing prediction models for solving various labour market problems. He received his Ph.D. (2007), M.Phil. (2005), and M.Sc. (2002) degrees in Information Systems from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and his M.B.A. in Finance (1997) and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (1995) from National Taiwan University.


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Lile JIA

ALSET Core Faculty

Psychology

Assistant Professor, NUS

psyjl@nus.edu.sg

Lile is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at NUS. His educational research interests relate to the maintenance of motivation in the pursuit of the long-term learning goal. In particular, he is interested in how individuals deal with the obstacles, setbacks, and temptations that often beset their learning. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from NUS and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Indiana University Bloomington.


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Rongjun YU

ALSET Core Faculty

Psychology

Assistant Professor, NUS

psyyr@nus.edu.sg

Rongjun is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at NUS. His educational research interests relate to understanding the neural basis of learning using fMRI and profiling learning styles using social media data. He holds a B.S. in Psychology from Nankai University, an M.S. in Psychology from Peking University, and a Ph.D. in Cognition and Brain Science from Cambridge University.


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Sreenivasulu BELLAM

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Residential College 4

Resident Fellow, NUS

rc4bs@nus.edu.sg

Sreenivas is a Resident Fellow in Residential College 4 (RC4) at NUS. His educational research interests include chemistry/science education research towards investigating students’ misconceptions or alternative conceptions in physical sciences/chemistry and fostering their conceptual change, and their implications for assessment and instructional design. He is also interested in systems thinking and system dynamics education research and pedagogy. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from NUS. His other degrees include Master of Science in chemistry and Bachelor of Education in Physical Sciences.


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Misty COOK

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Centre for English Language Communication

Senior Lecturer, NUS

elcmsw@nus.edu.sg

Misty is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for English Language Communication at NUS. Her educational research interests relate to language teaching, cross-cultural communication, and second/foreign language acquisition (particularly inter-language pragmatics and study abroad initiatives). She holds a B.A.(Hons) and B.Sc. in Linguistics and Psychology from the Australian National University, Canberra; an M.Phil. in Applied Linguistics from the Chinese University in Hong Kong; and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.


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Qiushi FENG

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Sociology

Associate Professor, NUS

fengqiushi@nus.edu.sg

Qiushi is an Associate Professor of Sociology at NUS. His main research areas are aging and health, population studies, and economic sociology. He is also interested in topics related to lifelong learning. He holds a Ph.D. from Duke University.


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Nancy GLEASON

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Social Sciences (Political Science)

Senior Lecturer, Yale-NUS

nancy.gleason@yale-nus.edu.sg

Nancy is a Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences (Political Science) at Yale-NUS. She is also Director of the Centre for Teaching & Learning, where she is responsible for providing faculty development in teaching and student support in learning. She is a Senior Lecturer of Global Affairs in the Social Sciences Division as well. Her research focuses on pathways of globalisation, higher education, and the fourth industrial revolution. She received an B.A. from George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs; an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics; an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University; and a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School in International Relations.


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Cheng Seng HENG

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Information Systems and Analytics

Associate Professor, NUS

hengcs@comp.nus.edu.sg

Cheng Seng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Analytics in the School of Computing at NUS. His educational research interests relate to social media, digital economy, and IT entrepreneurship. He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from NUS and a Ph.D. (Organization, Technology and Entrepreneurship) from Stanford University, Management Science & Engineering Department. Prior to his post graduate studies, he worked with the former Singapore Trade Development Board (now known as Enterprise Singapore) as a Senior Trade Officer (Information, Technology & Communications).


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Sachin Vinayak JANGAM

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Lecturer, NUS

sachin@nus.edu.sg

Sachin is a Lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NUS. His educational research interests relate to the use of technology in teaching and active learning. He holds a Ph.D. of Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly UDCT) in India.


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Stephen LIM

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Associate Professor

Psychology, NUS

psylimwh@nus.edu.sg

Stephen is an Associate Professor of Psychology at NUS. He concurrently directs the Cognition and Education Laboratory@NUS, sits on his Faculty’s Teaching Excellence Committee, chairs the NUS Teaching Academy, and serves as an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Psychology: Educational Psychology. His research centers on the application of cognitive psychology in education. He holds B.Soc.Sci. (Hons.) and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology from NUS, and a SoTL Leadership Certificate on Curriculum and Pedagogy in Higher Education from The University of British Columbia. Outside of academia, he is a competitive musician.


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Satish L RAMAPATNA

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Anatomy

Lecturer, NUS

antslr@nus.edu.sg

Satish is a Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS. His educational research interests relate to use of Kahoot as an interactive teaching/quiz platform in small group teaching; use of Powerpoint slides [without labels] to encourage active learning and knowledge retention; use of student volunteers to teach surface anatomy relevant for clinical examination of patients; use of animations and videos to enhance interactive learning; and use of 3D-printed specimens to engage students during learning. He holds a Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore and an MBBS from Bangalore Medical College, India.


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Guillem Riambau

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Economics

Assistant Professor, Yale-NUS

guillem.riambau@yale-nus.edu.sg

Guillem is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Yale-NUS. Guillem's research interests relate to how grading schemes affect learning, effort, and academic performance overall. He's also interested in gender discrimination in the academic world, and on finding to what extent physical exercise can contribute to better learning. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Bs.C. in Economics from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University in 2012.


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Shefaly SHOREY

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies

Assistant Professor, NUS

nurssh@nus.edu.sg

Dr Shorey is an Assistant Professor of Nursing Studies at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS. Her research programme focuses on developing and evaluating educational and psychosocial interventions for perinatal care, chronic illness, and nursing education.


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Heidi STALLA

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Humanities

Assistant Professor, Yale-NUS

heidi.stalla@yale-nus.edu.sg

Heidi is an Assistant Professor of Humanities at Yale-NUS, who teaches in the Literature and the Creative Writing programs. Her educational research interests relate to writing pedagogy; she was Director of the Writing Program at NYU Abu Dhabi, and Deputy Director of the Writing Program at Yale-NUS for four years. She is working on a book about her experiences teaching writing pedagogy at new liberal arts institutions in multilingual contexts. She holds an AB (Honours) in Classics from Stanford University and M.Phil. and D.Phil. degrees in English Literature from Oxford University.


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Yeow Hwee CHUA

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Economics

Instructor, NUS

ecscyhw@nus.edu.sg

Yeow Hwee is an Instructor with the Department of Economics at NUS. He is currently the Honorary Assistant Secretary of the Economics Society of Singapore (ESS). His educational research interests relate to the decision-making process of students and the use of technology in the classroom. Prior to joining NUS, he was the Level Head (Economics) for a Junior College in Singapore. He holds a BSc in Economics from NUS and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as a Postgrad Diploma in Education from the Nanyang Technological University. Yeow Hwee is a CFA charter holder.


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Nina GUYON

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Economics

Assistant Professor, NUS

nina.guyon@nus.edu.sg

Nina is an Assistant Professor of Economics at NUS. She is an applied micro-economist with research interests in the economics of education and in urban economics with a specific focus on poor neighbourhoods. Her body of work covers topics such as parental involvement, social inequality in aspirations, tracking by ability, social housing demolitions, as well as violence at school. She holds an MSc from the Ecole Polytechnique and from the Paris School of Economics, and a PhD in Economics from the Paris School of Economics.


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Elizabeth (Liz) Ling Lee ONG

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Residential College 4

Lecturer & Residential Fellow, NUS

elizabethong@nus.edu.sg

Liz Ong is a Lecturer and Residential Fellow at Residential College 4 at NUS. Her educational research interests relate to using System Dynamics methodology to investigate the causal feedback interactions affecting singlehood rates, marriage age, decisions to have children, and what makes and breaks relationships. She is also interested in critical thinking skills and logical fallacies. Liz holds a BA in English Language, Mathematics and Philosophy from NUS, as well as a MPA from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS. In addition, she holds a Dip-in-Ed (Credit) from NIE and a Diploma in the Teaching of English (Credit with Distinctions in Project and Assignments) from University of Cambridge UCLES.


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Chuan-Hoo (CH) TAN

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Information Systems and Analytics

Associate Professor, NUS

tancho@comp.nus.edu.sg

Chuan-Hoo (CH) Tan is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Analytics at the School of Computing at NUS. His educational research interests relate to IT solution design and behavioral analysis; open innovation and open source software; and digital commerce. He holds a BSc in Computer and Information Sciences (First Class Honors), a MSc in Information Systems (Accelerated Masters), and a PhD in Information Systems from NUS.


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Eddie TONG

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Psychology

Associate Professor, NUS

psytmwe@nus.edu.sg

Eddie is an Associate Professor of Psychology at NUS. His educational research interests relate to how emotions (particularly positive emotions) affect cognitive and motivational processes related to learning. He holds a BA and MA in Psychology from NUS, and PhD in Psychology from the University of Michigan.


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Wei Yang WANG

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Assistant Director of Student Life

Residential College 4, NUS

w.y.wang@nus.edu.sg

Wei Yang Wang is the Assistant Director of Student Life at Residential College 4 at NUS. His educational research interests relate to how student social networks, mobility patterns, and the college environment can influence student development within NUS, as well as understanding the difference it makes for students as they graduate into the workforce. He holds a PhD in Particle Physics with the Astroparticle Physics Group at NUS.


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Wei-Jun Jean YEUNG

ALSET Affiliated Faculty

Provost-Chair Professor

Sociology, NUS

ariywj@nus.edu.sg

Wei-Jun Jean Yeung is a Professor in the Sociology Department and the Cluster Leader in the Changing Family in Asia research cluster in Asia Research Institute at NUS. She is also the founding Director of the Center for Family and Population Research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Soochow University in Taiwan; an M.A. in Sociology from Illinois State University in the United States; and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Alberta in Canada.


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