Research Capabilities

External Grants
YearProject TitleFunding AgencyAward Amount
2022
AUTOMATING TRUTH & ACCOUNTABILITY? Public Attitudes toward AI and Human-Machine Communication in Singapore
AI Singapore (Assoc Prof Edson C Tandoc Jr.)S$299,975.00
2022
Preparing for the Era of AI-powered Synthetic 
Advertising: Theoretical Development, Practical and Policy Recommendations
AI Singapore (Asst Prof Chen Lou)S$299,904.80
2022
ATTAIN*SG: Achieving public TrusT in AI in autoNomous vehicles in SinGapore
AI Singapore (Prof Shirley S. Ho)S$498,024.80
2022
Consumers' Risk Perceptions, Rational and Implicit Considerations in Alternative Protein Acceptance Behaviours
A*STAR (Prof May Oo Lwin)S$1,960,200.00
2022
Policies and Strategies for Sustainable News Media in Small Markets
MCI (Prof Ang Peng Hwa)S$149,500.00
2022
Singapore Food Demand Survey
Singapore Food Agency (Prof May Oo Lwin)S$495,950.00
2022
Shaping Public Adaptive Capacity for Environmental Infectious Disease (SPACE)
CNRS@CREATE Ltd (Prof Shirley S. Ho)S$4,999,995.00
2022
Understanding the Roles of Discrete Emotions in Privacy Management
Meta Platforms, Inc. (Asst Prof Kang Hyunjin)S$136,220.00
2022
Piloting a sustainable community-care ecosystem of gamified digital health technologies to improve elderly mobility and well-being in Singapore
NRF (Asst Prof Edmund Lee Wei Jian)S$249,665.26
2022
A Review of Trade-Related Digital Libraries
Hinrich Foundation Limited (Assoc Prof Goh Hoe Lian, Dion)S$44,430.68
2022
A Longitudinal Assessment of Children’s Advertising Guidelines on Child Food Consumption and Preferences in Singapore
NMRC (Prof May Oo Lwin)S$424,800.00
2021
Intelligent Modelling for Decision-making in Critical Urban Systems (DESCARTES): WKW (Sub-project 2)
CNRS@CREATE Ltd (Prof Shirley S. Ho)
 
S$389,500.00
2021
Perceived and Actual Effectiveness of COVID-19 Communication - What, How and Whom to Address
DSO National Laboratories (Assoc Prof Kim Hye Kyung)S$197,139.60
2021
Strengthening the Social Fabric of Singapore: Perspective from Intergroup Contact Theory
DSO National Laboratories (Asst Prof Nuri Kim/Asst Prof Benjamin Li)S$321,310.00
2021
Strengthening the Sense of Belonging to Singapore: Explicating Cognitive, Affective and Neural Pathways (Excan)
DSO National Laboratories (Assoc Prof Kim Hye Kyung/Asst Prof Ben Turner)S$639,164.90
2021
Examining and inoculating against the digital deception of deepfakes
DSO National Laboratories (Asst Prof Saifuddin Ahmed/Assoc Prof Edson C Tandoc Jr.)S$731,280.00
2021
Gamification of Hand Rehabilitation Exercise with Wearable Data Gloves
Singapore Health Technologies Consortium (HealthTEC) - NUS (Asst Prof Edmund Lee Wei Jian)S$50,000.00
2021
Video composite lectures, guided gaze, and content depth position
TechSmith Corporation (Asst Prof Sonny Ben Rosenthal)S$10,000.00
2021
Trust to Train and Train to Trust: Agent Training Programs for Safety-Critical Environments [AISG RP]
SMU (Assoc Prof Vivian Chen Hsueh-hua)S$740,439.81
2021
Conversations for life: Laying the groundwork for more effective communication in palliative care
NMRC (Prof May Oo Lwin)S$705,588.00
2021
Vaccine communication and messaging: Addressing COVID- 19 vaccine hesitancy and promoting population acceptance
NMRC (Prof May Oo Lwin)
S$1,184,400.00 

2021
Skillsets Mapping for Future-Ready Seniors: Comparative Investigations within the Food Services Sector
  
SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (Assoc Prof Goh Hoe Lian, Dion)


S$403,556.40
2020Border Crossings in Celluloid Asia: South Korea's Encounter with Sinophone Cinemas in Southeast AsiaAcademy of Korean Studies (Asst Prof Lee Sang Joon)S$28,120.96
2020Consumers' implicit and explicit responses to sensory cues in alternate protein foods: A cross-cultural investigationA*Star (Prof May Oo Lwin)S$203,280.00
2020PIONEERS: Public Opinion of Nuclear Energy and other Energy SourcesNRF (Prof Shirley Ho)S$697,500.00
2020Anonymizing Driver and Passenger DataGrabtaxi Holdings (Prof Theng Yin Leng)S$120,000.00
2020Media communication, online falsehoods and population responses surrounding the novel coronavirus disease crisis (COVID-19) in SingaporeNMRC, (Prof May Oo Lwin)S$275,400.00
2020Sustainment, Development and Enhancement of a Mobile Surveillance System for Vector-Borne Diseases: Mo-Buzz+Tides Foundation, (Prof May Oo Lwin)S$151,673.59
2020Littering – Reducing Litter through Group CompetitionNRF (Asst Prof Sonny Rosenthal)S$542,929.90
2020Modelling and analytics for the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Singapore (COVID19RF-004)MOH (Prof May Oo Lwin)S$140,000.00
2019Defining, Determining, and Dealing with Deliberate Online Falsehoods in SingaporeMOE-SSRTG (Assoc Prof Edson Tandoc)S$385,984.00
2019Is Correction Fluid? How to Make Fact-Checks On WhatsApp More EffectiveWhatsApp
(Assoc Prof Edson C. Tandoc Jr.)
S$67,617.90
2018Virtual and augmented reality training systems for the elderly in SingaporeWDARF
(Prof Jung YounBo)
S$1,319,820.00
2018Preventing obesity-related diseases from young: Evaluating the longitudinal impact of multimedia intervention in promoting self-regulation of calorie consumption in childrenMOH-NMRC
(Prof May Oo Lwin)
S$423,055.20
2018Home First Study: Information Seeking Behaviour on Ageing WellAIC
(A/Prof Alton Chua)
$44,400.00
2018Mobile gamification strategies to manage online emergence of nativismMOE, Tier 2
(Assoc Prof Arul Chib)
$602,856.00

 

MOE Tier 1
YearProject TitleFunding AgencyAward Amount
2022
Preemptive Defense Mechanisms against the Strategic Use of False Information
MOE, Tier 1 (Asst Prof Poong Oh)S$81,367.10
2022
Narratives, perceived experience, and false memories of climate change
MOE, Tier 1 (Asst Prof Sonny Ben Rosenthal)S$89,208.00
2022
Information Fatigue Among Online Information Seekers: Defining It and Exploring Its Impact
MOE, Tier 1 (Asst Prof Li Junting Benjamin)S$86,670.00
2022
Piloting the Equitable use of Telehealth Technologies Among the Underprivileged in Singapore: A Sustainable Community-Centric Approach
MOE, Tier 1 (Asst Prof Edmund Lee Wei Jian)S$49,900.00
2022
Why don't you fact-check? Investigating how to encourage individuals to use fact-checking sites to fight fake news
MOE, Tier 1 (Assoc Prof Edson C Tandoc Jr.)S$89,514.00
2022
Leveraging Social Media Influencers and Artificial Intelligence For Psychosocial Wellbeing Interventions Among the Elderly
MOE, Tier 1 (Asst Prof Chen Lou)S$100,000.00
2022
Intergenerational Digital Media Socialisation for Enhancing Elderly Digital and Health Literacy
MOE, Tier 1 (Prof May O. Lwin)S$196,500.00
2021
Videoconference Fatigue: Defining it, understanding its impact and assessing potential solutions
MOE, Tier 1 (Asst Prof Li Junting Benjamin)S$83,358.00
2021
Automatic Profiling of User Accounts Driving Scholarly Communication on Twitter
MOE, Tier 1 (Assoc Prof Jin Cheon Na)S$79,733.34
2021A multi-methods approach to investigate factors shaping public acceptance of cultured meat in SingaporeMOE, Tier 1 (Prof Shirley S. Ho)
 
S$152,000.00
2021
Planned seeking of secondary risk information about climate change mitigation
MOE, Tier 1 (Asst Prof Sonny Ben Rosenthal)


S$74,737.50

2021
Examining health mobile apps and wearables use through the lenses of communication equality
MOE, Tier 1 (Asst Prof Edmund Lee Wei Jian)
S$50,000.00 
2020The Social Laboratory of Apps: Tech, Everyday Life and Trust from Mobiles to Internet of ThingsMOE, Tier 1 (Prof Gerard Goggin)S$88,316.28
2020An Investigation of the antecedents and user responses to the personalization-privacy paradox of the Internet of ThingsMOE, Tier 1 (Asst Prof Kang Hyunjin)S$83,737.80
2020Using public opinion to reach common ground on a contentious social issue: Attitudes toward lesbians and gays in Singapore 2005-2020MOE, Tier 1 (Assoc Prof Benjamin DetenberS$89,478.00
2020Us and AI: Public Opinion on Artificial Intelligence in a Post-Trust EraMOE, Tier 1 (Asst Prof Saifuddin Ahmed)S$84,498.50
2019Framework for the Sustainability and Viability of Media in Small StatesMOE, Tier 1 (Prof Ang Peng Hwa)S$82,450.00
2019Social oil and social glue: Sharing news on smartphones as ritualised performances of self and community, and its impact on society.MOE, Tier 1 (Asst Prof Duffy Andrew Micheal)S$59,500.00
2019Redefining Parasocial Relationship in Social Media Marketing and Ensuring Adequate Consumer ProtectionMOE, Tier 1 (Asst Prof Chen Lou)S$66,640.00
2019Public Practices and Misconceptions Surrounding Antimicrobial-Related Behaviors in SingaporeMOE, Tier 1 (Prof May Oo Lwin)S$84,541.00
2019Fake vs. fact: The rise of fact-checking in AsiaMOE, Tier 1
(Assoc Prof Edson C. Tandoc Jr.)
$56,896.00
2019U.S. Propaganda and the Cultural Cold War in AsiaMOE, Tier 1
(Asst Prof Lee Sang Joon)
$59,040.00
2018Motivating physical activity among elderly Singaporeans: The role of fitness tracking and social contextMOE, Tier 1
(Prof Richard Seyler Ling)
$87,426.00
2018Science Communication on Social Media: Investigating the Roles of Spokesperson Credibility, Issue Controversy, and Discourse Civility on Public Perceptions of Science & TechnologyMOE, Tier 1
(Assoc Prof Shirley Ho Soo Yee)
$89,910.00
2018Broadening minds through intergroup contact: A test of a new scale for representative thinkingMOE, Tier 1
(Asst Prof Nuri Kim)
$79,920.00
2018Social responses to virtual FinTech agents: Social presence of virtual FinTech agents and its implications on people's everyday financial activitiesMOE, Tier 1
(Prof Kwan Min Lee)
$99,700.00
2018‘SynBio & Singapore’: convergent research cases to prioritize public engagement and promote policy-makingMOE, Tier 1
(Asst Prof Christopher L. Cummings)
$59,460.00
2018Toward a Comprehensive Theory of Defensive Resistance in Health CommunicationMOE, Tier 1
(Asst Prof Kim Hye Kyung)
$58,800.00