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Co-Principle Investigator (2021-2022), CTIC-DQI Pilot Project Proposal on Digital Wellbeing, CTIC, NUS, S$44,820 (PI is Dr. Audrey Yue, CNM, NUS)
Principle Investigator (2020-2022), Civic Tech in Asia, HSS Seed Fund (Collaborative Research), National University of Singapore, S$40,000.
Principle Investigator (2020-2021), The mediation of civic learning by digital social media: An Australian – Singapore comparison, NUS-University of Sydney Partnership Fund, S$19,888.
Principle Investigator (2019-2020), AcRF Tier 1 Grant, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, S$13,371
Collaborator (2018-2020), Artificial Intelligence, everyday life and disinformation across Asia, HSS Seed Fund, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, S$20,000. (PI is Dr. Taberez Neyazi, CNM, NUS)
Principal Investigator (2015-2016), FASS Book Grant Scheme, S$8,250
Principal Investigator (2014-2017), Deliberative governance: Developing a digital platform, Ministry of Education, Singapore, S$430,000
Principal Investigator (2011-2012), Large Grant Writing Workshop Scheme, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, S$9800
Co-Principal Investigator (2011-2013), News Across the Great Wall: Analyzing Taiwan, Asian, and Western News Media’s Web Strategies for Internet Users in China, CHIANG CHING-KUO FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARLY EXCHANGE, US$34,955. (PI is Dr. Iris Chyi, University of Texas-Austin).
Co-Principal Investigator (2011-2012), 2011 Singapore General Election Survey, IPS, Singapore, S$50,000 (US$40,116) (PI is Mr. Tan Tarn How, IPS, NUS)
Co-Principal Investigator (2009-2011), Citizen Participation and Legitimacy: Issues in the Evaluation of Health Policy-Making, Faculty Research Committee (FRC) Tier 1, National University of Singapore, S$62,100 (US$44,708) (PI is Dr. Leanne Chang, Baptist University of Hong Kong)
Co-Principal Investigator (2009-2011), IPS-CNM Media Use Surveys, Tote Board, Singapore, S$47,800 (US$34,388) (PI is Mr. Tan Tarn How, IPS, NUS)
Principal Investigator (2009-2011), Youth engagement and ICTs in Asia, PANeGov, IDRC, Canada, S$176,000 (US$122,000)
Principal Investigator (2008-2011), Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Start-Up Fund, National University of Singapore, S$20,000 (US$12,935)
Principal Investigator (2008), GAPSA-Provost Award for Interdisciplinary Innovation, University of Pennsylvania, US$6,000
The history of Civic Tech in Singapore, Singapore Research Nexus Virtual Event, FASS, NUS, May 12th, 2021.
When virtual ethnography becomes completely virtual, Revisiting Networked China Online Conference, School of Journalism and Media, University of Texas at Austin, April 10th, 2021.
Digital Media as Change Makers (in Chinese), School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong, January 29th, 2021.
Perceived electoral fairness and media use: Evidences from two General Elections, Singapore Research Nexus Virtual Event, FASS, NUS, November 26th, 2020.
Fandom publics (book talk), Guangxi Arts College, September 24th, 2019
Fandom publics (book talk), School of Journalism and Communication, Nanjing Normal University, July 2nd, 2019
Online Deliberation in Asia, the International Conference on “the Search for Deliberative Democracy in Asia”, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China, May 17th to 18th, 2019
Entertaining Publics, Sun Yet-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, November 10th, 2018
Youth, ICTs, and Political Engagement in Asia: A revisit after six years, DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP IN ASIA WORKSHOP, National University of Singapore, October 12th, 2018
Fostering citizen deliberation through online platforms, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, September 19th , 2018
Online deliberation in Singapore, The Lianhezaobao Singapore-China Forum, Singapore, July 10th, 2018
Audience/Consumer/Public/Crowd in media scape?: The history and future of media and cultural studies, Sun Yet-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, October 11th, 2017
Fandom publics: Networks and new social formation in China, Sun Yet-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, April 1st, 2017
Fandom publics: Networks and new social formation in China, City University of Hong Kong, March 31st, 2017
Fandom publics: Networks and new social formation in China, University of Virginia, March 21st, 2017
Fandom publics: The Internet and new social formation in China, Chinese University of Hong Kong, January 18th, 2017
Mapping the space for online deliberation, University of Wurzburg, November 28th, 2016
Fandom publics: The Internet and new social formation in China, Leiden University, November 9th, 2016
Online deliberation in Singapore, University of Amsterdam, October 25th, 2016
Mapping the field of online deliberation, University of Warsaw, October 12th, 2016
Fandom publics: The Internet and new social formation in China, Royal Holloway University, September 20th, 2016
Online deliberation in Singapore, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore, July 29th, 2016
Online deliberation in Singapore, Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore, July 27th, 2016
Mapping the field of online deliberation, Public Policy and Public Consultation: Deliberative Democracy in Asia, Singapore, May 20th – 21st, 2016
The reality of reality shows: Online fans community and intercultural communication (Keynote Speech), the Second Cross-Strait Conference on Speech Communication, Guangxi Arts University, Xiamen University and Shih Hsin University of Taiwan, Nanning, China, December 2015
Panelist on “Global Perspectives on Social Media and Sociopolitical Engagement”, Global Communication Research in the 21st Century Symposium, The Penn-Wharton China Center in Beijing, June 16th, 2015
Panelist on “Networked China Bluesky workshop”, the 65th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 25th, 2015.
Presenter at the Comparative Political Communication Conference, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, February 5th, 2015.
Celebrity activism on Weibo: Performance, style, and social networks (spotlight presentation), the China Internet Research Conference, Hong Kong Polytech University, Hong Kong, June 19th-21st, 2014
Fandom of foreign reality TV shows in Chinese cyber sphere, the conference on “Networked China: Global Dynamics of Digital Media and Civic Engagement”, College of Communication, the University of Texas at Austin, October 17th-19th, 2013
Social media in China: A credibility crisis?, the workshop on ‘China India Media Mediation’, Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS, Singapore, May 17th, 2012
Political Cynicism and Political Communications in an Authoritarian Democracy, the Seminar on "The Influence of Political Cynicism and Political Efficacy on Media Use: Further findings from the IPS Survey", Institute of Policy Studies, National University of Singapore, September 14th, 2011
Change, Youth, Failure, Excellence (keynote lecture), the 22nd International Youth Forum, Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and National Council of Youth Organizations in Korea, August 18th, 2011
Urban Youth, ICTs, and Civic Engagement in Asia, East Asia Institute, National University of Singapore, September 13th, 2010
Youth Engagement and ICTs in Asia: A Comparative Analysis, Young Scholar Forum 2010, School of Journalism, Renming University, July 10th, 2010
Youth Engagement and ICTs in Asia: A Comparative Approach, The Joint Summer School by Chinese University of Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Westminster and University of Pennsylvania, Chinese University of Communication, July 8th, 2010
Youth, ICTs and Political Engagement in Asia, Workshop on Potential for Mobile 2.0 in Emerging Asia, LIRNEAsia, June 22nd, 2010
Multitasking with (new) media, Communication and New Media Programme, National University of Singapore, April 14th, 2010
Communication and values on political engagement, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, December 7th, 2009
Multitasking with media: From antecedents to consequences, School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, October 21st, 2009
Pushing democracy: Prospects for media and technology, Peace, Human Rights, Good Governance: East Asian Democracies at the Crossroads, The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, September 30th, 2009
In search ofcollective action: Relationship-oriented vs. interest-oriented social networking sites in China, Communication and New Media Programme, National University of Singapore, April 1st, 2009
eDeliberation and the disempowered: Access, experience and influence, Communication and New Media Programme, National University of Singapore, March 2008
The Internet and disempowered groups, Department of Communication, College of Charleston, January 2008
New media behaviors: What they are and what they do, Department of Advertising, The University of Texas, Austin, November 2007
Editorial Board Membership
Annals of the International Communication Association, Associate Editor
International Communication Gazette, Associate Editor
Asian Journal of Communication, Editorial Board Member
Asian Communication Journal, Editorial Board Member