YIN-LENG THENG

Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information


Dr. Theng Yin Leng is Professor, Acting Executive Director at the Ageing Research Institute for Society and Education, Nanyang Technological University and Interim Director, NTU-WSH Institute Research Centre. She is also the Founding Director of the Centre of Healthy and Sustainable Cities (CHESS) at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, and Research Director at the Research Strategy and Coordination Unit (President’s Office), Nanyang Technological University (NTU, Singapore).



Dr. Theng Yin Leng is Professor, Acting Executive Director at the Ageing Research Institute for Society and Education, Nanyang Technological University and Interim Director, NTU-WSH Institute Research Centre. She is also the Founding Director of the Centre of Healthy and Sustainable Cities (CHESS) at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, and Research Director at the Research Strategy and Coordination Unit (President’s Office), Nanyang Technological University (NTU, Singapore).

In the area of research, Professor Theng’s philosophy is about doing worthwhile, scientifically-based experimental Human-Computer Interaction in understanding users and their interactions, especially for Information Systems, in her earlier research on the World Wide Web and Digital Libraries, and with recent focus on interactive systems/devices for Healthcare and Education. Her main research interest is to develop innovative tools, techniques, methods and models to assist in the design and evaluation of interactive systems/devices, making research relevant and impacting society.

In the areas of ageing and healthcare, notable projects include: (i) modelling and optimizing caregiving models for the elderly; (ii) intergenerational digitally-mediated fitness games for elderly users; (iii) socially-mediated system for tuberculosis and chronic illnesses for public health alert, care and education; and (iv) workplace safety and health.

Professor Theng has been active as a Principal Investigator (PI), Co-Principal Investigator and Collaborator in competitive research grants outside WKWSCI from the A*Star (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), National Research Foundation (Media Development Authority), Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to name a few. From 2003 to 2017, as a PI, she garnered a total of slightly over S$10M as PI and about S$2.8M as Co-PI and Collaborator. Professor Theng has more than 200 papers and publishes widely in top-tiered international journals and conferences.

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