Research

The Research Centre for Human-Machine Collaboration (HUMAC) Wins Collaborative Grant Funded by the Government of Japan

  • Associate Professor Dr Yap Kian Meng

The project to predict plant health mapping in Mangrove/Nipah protected area in Belawai, Sarawak, Malaysia has garnered the attention of the Government of Japan with a US$59,900 grant. The technology will also be used to conduct artisanal-fishing mapping and create hotspots where such fishing is conducted at the community level. 

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Sunway University and the Toy Eight Team Up to Develop an Early Childhood Development Assessment Tool

  • Professor Alvin Ng Lai Oon

Researchers from the Department of Psychology at the School of Medical and Life Sciences, Dr Woo Pei Jun and Dr Wo Su Woan are collaborating with Japanese AI edutech company Toy Box Creation and Technology (ToyEight) to build a phone app that can provide early childhood development assessment. This assessment provides parents with information about their child’s adaptive behaviour skills development including language skills, cognitive ability, and motor movement skills. The purpose of this tool is to bridge the gaps in the accessibility and affordability of developmental assessments for early childhood in Southeast Asia.

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Research Ties between Sunway University with AstraZeneca get a Timely Boost!

  • Professor Gopalasamy Reuben Clements

Researchers from Sunway’s School of Medical and Life Sciences and AstraZeneca met for the first time to understand each other’s research interests and to explore potential research collaborations. This article briefly describes the main outcomes of this collaborative discussion.

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Co-designing a Future of Healthy-Ageing & Well-Being at Sunway City

  • Professor Abhi Veerakumarasivam

Sunway University collaborates with a community-based Senior Citizens Club to promote healthy-ageing and well-being. By collaborating in meaningful research and education initiatives, this partnership aims to inform, engage and empower a whole-of-society approach to maximise the opportunities and overcome challenges associated with the rapidly ageing demographic shift.  

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Mathematics Colloquium: Promoting and Enhancing Research Collaboration

  • Professor Teo Kok Lay

The mathematics colloquium, organized by the School of Mathematical Sciences, serves as a platform for researchers to exchange research ideas. The first talk of the series was presented by Professor Teo Kok Lay, a prominent figure in the fields of optimisation and control. The talk, entitled “Portfolio Optimization under Portfolio Risk Measure”, discussed useful mathematical models that could be adopted by investors in the task of portfolio optimization.

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New Relationships between Research and Tourism

  • Associate Professor Dr Alexander Trupp

In existing studies, research tourism has been examined in a narrow way without broadly considering research as the search for knowledge and discovery. This article introduces six types of Research-related Tourism (RrT) which can further serve as a useful tool for tourism destination planning and marketing.

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Immunobiology and Pathophysiology of Hodgkin Lymphomas

  • Professor Sibrandes Poppema

As a medical student at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, the author was intrigued to see a young man with Hodgkin Lymphoma, a lymphoid cancer that is characterized by large multinucleated tumor cells and a prominent inflammatory infiltrate. 

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Digital Citizenship during a Global Pandemic: Moving Beyond Digital Literacy

  • Associate Professor Dr Malissa Maria Mahmud

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience." 

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Silver Market- The Portrayal of Older People in Media Advertising

  • Associate Professor Dr. Izian Idris

Despite the growing number, older adults are constantly being overlooked as consumers in marketing campaigns. 

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Action in Accounting Research

  • Professor Dr Susela Devi K Suppiah

The COVID-19 pandemic provides unmistakable evidence of the current tempest sweeping the face of the earth that has resulted in humanity’s foundations being rocked.

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