About Us

Welcome to CHESS!


CHESS is an interdisciplinary research centre devoted to projects at the convergence of technology, communication and information on health, food and well-being, and environmental issues from human-centred perspectives in the Asian context. 

Situated at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI), Nanyang Technological University, CHESS aims to advance knowledge, and foster innovation in order to address critical scientific, technological, and innovation challenges and gaps in computational social science – an emerging field that leverages the capacity to collect and analyze data at a scale that may reveal patterns of individual and group behaviors, facing issues relating to health, food and well-being, ageing population, science communication, and environment.


Professor Theng Y​in Leng and Professor May O. Lwin
Centre for Healthy and Sustainable Cities​ (CHESS)

Theng Yin Leng

What We Do


Our People

We aim to nurture future researchers that take on challenges in developing and refining healthy and sustainable cities!

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News & Events

We organise events to showcase our research, communicate with experts in interdisciplinary fields, and connect to the world!

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We consistently contribute to academic literature in our expertise.

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Research partners and collaborations

Partnership Institutes

We cultivate extensive network of partnerships, spanning from local government agencies to international organisations.

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Contact Us

Enquires? Collaboration opportunities? Please feel free to get in touch with us.

 Dr. Cao Yuanyuan 
Research Fellow, Centre for Healthy and Sustainable Cities
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, NTU

Email: [email protected]