Jeffrey Cheah Travel Grant Scholars

From Harvard University to Sunway

Lina Verchery, Ph.D candidate in Buddhist Studies, “Venerable Hsuan Hua”

Graham Moyer, BA candidate in History of Art and Architecture, “Influence of Art on Public Policy in Malaysia Compared to United States”

Rachel Leng, Master degree candidate in Regional Studies – East Asia, “Unravelling the Sinophone Malaysian Experience: The Circulation of Mahua Cultural Products Across Malaysia and Taiwan

Rema Hanna, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, “Using Experiments to Improve Public Policy in the Areas of Social Protection, Bureaucratic Reform, and Environmental Policy and Regulation

Damina Khaira, Ph.D candidate in Anthropology, “Storytelling and Nostalgia: The Experiences of Aging in a Longhouse Community

Seth Soderborg, Ph.D candidate in Government, “Neighborhood Associations and Electoral Politics in Indonesia

Karin B. Michels, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, “Folic Acid Rice Fortification in Vietnam

Murad, Munjed M, PhD candidate in Theology, Harvard Divinity School, “Unveiling an Islamic Epistemology of Nature: Interviewing Southeast Asian Intellectuals on the Islamic Sciences of Nature

Ong, Andrew W, PhD candidate in Department of AnthropologyHarvard University, “Make and Break: Connection and Isolation in Wa Special Region on the Burma-China Border

Choong Wilkins, Rebecca B, A.M. Candidate in Regional Studies of East Asia, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, “Giving Voice: Documenting the Dying and Living Languages of the Peranakan Chinese Diaspora in Southeast Asia

Katie Gonzalez, Candidate for J.D, Harvard Law School, Harvard University, “Unconstitutional Corporal Punishment? The Movement for an Islamic Penal Code in Malaysia and its Impact on Muslim Women

Mildred Hian Ya Voon, Master student in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, “Identification of Key Transformation Factors of Sarawak School Districts Under the District Transformation Program

Rema Hanna, Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South East Asia Studies, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, “Reducing Traffic in South East Asia: What Drives Carpooling in Malaysia and Singapore?

Genevieve Clutario, Assistant Professor of History and History & Literature, Department of History, Harvard University, The Appearance of Filipina Nationalism

Joshua Ehrlich, PhD candidate in History, Department of History, Harvard University, “The East India Company and the Politics of Knowledge

Seth Soderborg, PhD candidate in Political Science, Harvard University, “Mobilizing Votes under Uncertainty in Indonesia

Juan David Grisales, Master student in Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, “Mapping Identity in Decolonised Archipelagos

Peter Dziedzic, MTS Candidate, Harvard Divinity School, “Contextualizing Commentaries: Al-Fansuri, al-Sumatrani, and Persian Literary Production in Southeast Asia.”

From Sunway and Monash Universities to Harvard

Lavanya Vijayasingam, Ph.D candidate in Global Public Health, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, “Living with Chronic Illness in Malaysia

Poh Chit Laa, Distinguished Professor, Sunway University, “To Explore Research Collaborations In Virology Program

Glenda Crosling, Dean of Academic Enhancement, Sunway University, “Learning from the Most Accomplished: Investigating best practice at the Derek Bok Centre for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University

Mudiyanselage Gamini Herath, Professor of Economics, School of Business, Monash University Malaysia, “Research Networking on Globalization, Sustainable Economic Development (SD) and Growth of Asia

Liew Jie Ying, Ph.D candidate in the School of Business, Monash University Malaysia, “Social Network Technology, Dynamic Capabilities, and Creative Performance among University Students: A Case Study of Malaysia

V.Santha A. Vaithilingam, Associate Professor in the School of Business, Monash University Malaysia, “Smart Learning Ecosystem to Leap-Frog to An Innovation-Driven and High-Income Economy

Grace Lee Hooi Yean, Associate Professor in the School of Business, Monash University Malaysia, “Economic Integration in East Asia

Koh Geok May, Ph.D candidate in the School of Business, Monash University Malaysia, “Can Trade Liberalization and Better Governance Mitigate Asia’s Rising Inequality?”

Liyanage Devangi Hanamika Perera, Ph.D candidate in the School of Business, Monash University Malaysia, “Mind the Gap: What Explains Malaysia’s Underperformance in PISA?”

Pamudi Banjitha Abeynayake Senadheerage, Ph.D candidate in the School of Business, Monash University Malaysia, “Economic Outcomes of Indonesian Internal Migrants and the Role of Social Networks

Leong Yoke Kiau, Ph.D candidate in the School of Business, Sunway University, “Parent’s Self-Control and Self-Regulation of Children Diet

Phoebe Than Lee Lee, Lecturer, Sunway TES Centre for Accountancy Excellence, “Higher Education Reforms and Performance of Malaysia Education System

James Chin, Director, Governance Studies Programme, JCI, Sunway University, “The Chinese Community in Malaysia and Promoting Malaysian Studies in Harvard

Jeff Tan Kuan Onn, Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sunway University, “Gene Therapy Through Virus-Mediated Delivery of Pro-apoptotic Genes to Eliminate Cancer and Drug-Resistant Cancer Cells

Juan Carlos Quiroz Aguilera, Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sunway University, “Predicting the Emotion of a User Based on Walking Patterns

Yau Kok Lim, Associate Professor, School of Science and Technology, Sunway University, “Deep Reinforcement Learning and Its Applications to Intelligent Systems

Sue-Ann Chia Yuin Quan, Manager – Alumni Relations & Cultural Exchange, Student LIFE, Sunway Education Group, “Becoming Exceptional: Learning Best Practices on Alumni Services and Summer Programmes from Harvard University

Lee Siok Ping, Director, Student LIFE, Sunway Education Group, “Learning from the Best in Promoting Student Opportunity, Achievement and Success at Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education

Benedict Valentine Arulanandam, Senior Lecturer, VU Undergraduate Programme, Sunway Education Group, “Poverty Reduction Through Financial Literacy among Underprivileged Communities in Cambodia – New Institutional Economics Approach”

Khor Kuan Siew, Senior Lecturer, Sunway University Business School, Sunway University, “Energy Strategies for Green Universities”

Priya Sharma a/p Amarjit Singh, Lecturer, School of Business, Monash University Malaysia, “The Trafficking of Migrant Workers for Forced Labour in Malaysia- Evidence from an Empirical Legal Study”

Linda Tan Kim Lian, Head – Facilities and Asset Management, Sunway Education Group, “Sustainable Strategies and Implementation Processes for a Modern Competitive Green Campus

Alireza Zarei, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics and Finance, Sunway University Business School, Sunway University, “Malaysian Ringgit Behaviour

Chow Shenn Kuan, Undergraduate student, Sunway University Business School, Sunway University, “Understanding Student Governing Bodies at Harvard University and Representing Sunway University at the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) Conference 2018″

Yap Kian Meng, Associate Professor, Department of Computing and Information Systems, School of Science and Technology (SST), Sunway University, “Harvard Biorobotics Laboratory, Haptic and Robotic Projects”

Ashutosh Sarker, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, School of Business, Monash University Malaysia, “Economic and Neural Bases of Cooperation for Sustainable Resource Management in Southeast Asia”

Kong Xin Ying, PhD candidate, Chemical Engineering Discipline, School of Engineering, Monash University Malaysia, “Exploiting Inexhaustible Solar Energy for Conversion of Carbon Dioxide Into Renewable Hydrocarbon Fuels: Towards Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia”

Chandrajit Lahiri, Senior Lecturer, School of Science and Technology, Sunway University, “Exploring The Potential Of Genome Instability For Oesophageal Cancer Drug Resistance Targets

Nur Ain Binti Shahrier, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics and Finance, Sunway University Business School, Sunway University, “The Impact Of Macroeconomic Policies On Economic Growth, Poverty And Income Nexus: Evidence Of Asean-3

Sha Hong Xi, Master student, School of Science and Technology, Sunway University, “Association Of Methotrexate Pathway Gene Polymorphisms With Methotrexate Efficacy And Toxicity In Malaysian Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis”

Koon Vui Yee, Senior Lecturer, Department of Management, Sunway University Business School, Sunway University, “Inclusive Human Resources Practices”

Manjeet Kaur A/P Harnek Singh, Lecturer, Department of Economics and Finance, Sunway University Business School, Sunway University, “Impact of Health Reform on Household Welfare and Labour Market in Malaysia”

Ooi Pei Boon, Principle Teaching Fellow, Department of Medical Sciences, School of Healthcare & Medical Sciences, Sunway University, “Knowledge Transfer: 3rd Wave of CBT- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy”