Dr Hwang Li-Ann

Lecturer

Department of Econometrics & Business Statistics

hwang.li-ann@monash.edu
Room 6-5-72

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Dr. Hwang Li-Ann is a Lecturer for the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics. She completed her Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Honours) and her PhD at Monash University Malaysia. Being an early career researcher, her research interests revolve around technology acceptance and well-being. Li-Ann is also involved in translational research projects focusing on children from vulnerable communities. These projects are extensions of her PhD research which examined the role of computer-aided education in nurturing academic enthusiasm and creativity amongst students from these communities.

Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy
Institution Monash University
Year awarded 2020
Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Honours)
Institution Monash University
Year awarded 2016
Bachelor of Business and Commerce
Institution Monash University
Year awarded 2015

Areas of Expertise

1ICT and education
2Technology acceptance
3Subjective well-being

Teaching

Subject CodeSubject
ETW1001 Introduction to statistical analysis
ETW3420 Principles of forecasting and applications
ETW3450Applied time series econometrics

Scholarly Journals

*Hwang, L.-A., Vaithilingam, S., Nair, M., & Ng, J. W. J. (2021). Nurturing academic enthusiasm and creativity among children from vulnerable communities: The role of computers. Behaviour & Information Technology, 0(0), 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/0144929X.2021.1938227 (ABDC: A; Scimago: Q1)
*Hwang, L.-A., Ng, J. W. J., & Vaithilingam, S. (2019). Social capital and subjective well-being: The mediating role of social networking sites. First Monday. https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v24i10.10130 (ABDC: B; Scimago: Q1)

Local Grants

Title 
Investigators 
Funding Period 
Funding Body/Organisation 
Title Constructing Rental Housing Indices for the Malaysian Housing Market: Is Renting an Affordable Option for Malaysian Households?
Investigators Dr. Gary John Rangel (Principal Investigator)
 Dr. Jason Ng Wei Jian
Dr. Thiagu Thangarajah
A/Prof Poon Wai Ching
Funding Period Sept 2019 - Aug 2021
Funding Body/Organisation Fundamental Research Grant Scheme
Title Poverty and Neuroplasticity: The Effects of Prolonged Exposure to Technology on Cognitive Function among Marginalised Communities in Malaysia
Investigators A/Prof Alexandre Schaefer (Principal Investigator)
A/Prof Santha Vaithilingam
A/Prof Motoki Watabe
Prof. Mahendhiran Nair
Dr. Jason Ng Wei Jian
Funding Period 20 Jun 2019 - 19 Jun 2021
Funding Body/Organisation Global Asia in the 21st Century (GA21) Research Platform
Title Measuring Housing Affordability in Malaysia Using a Lifetime Income Measure
Investigators Dr Jason Ng (Principal Investigator)
Dr. Gary John Rangel
Dr. Poon Wai Ching
Mr. Thangarajah Thiagu
Funding Period 2014-2017
Funding Body/Organisation Fundamental Research Grant Scheme
Title Social Ties and Subjective Well-Being of University Students: The Role of Social Network Sites
Investigators Dr. Jason Ng
A/Prof Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period 1 March 2016 - 31 December 2016
Funding Body/Organisation School of Business, Monash University Malaysia
Title Top Tier Grant Funding 2015
Investigators Dr. Jason Ng
Funding Period August – December 2015
Funding Body/Organisation School of Business, Monash University Malaysia
Title Monte Carlo filtering of state space models - application to stochastic volatility models
Investigators Dr Jason Ng
Prof Gael Martin
A/Prof Catherine Forbes
Funding Period 1 Jan -31 Dec 2013
Funding Body/Organisation MUSC

Current Supervision

Student 
Program of study 
Year 
Student Ee Von Koh
Program of study Does Auditor's Ethnicity Affect Audit Quality? Evidence from Malaysia (Honours)
Year 2020-2021

Completed Supervision

Student Hwang Li-Ann
Program of study Academic Enthusiasm and Creativity Among Children from Vulnerable Communities: The Role of Computers (PhD)
Year 2017-2020
Student Hwang Li-Ann
Program of study Social Ties and Subjective Well-Being of University Students: The Role of Social Network Sites (Honours)
Year 2015-2016
Student Chua Jing Moon
Program of study Key Determinants of Happiness: A panel data analysis (Honours)
Year 2014

Local Award

Award Name 
Awarding Body 
Year of award 
Project Title 
Award Name Private Education Excellence Awards 2019 - Finalist for National Outstanding Young Educator Award
Awarding Body Private Education Co-Operative of Malaysia
Year of award 2019
Project Title NA
Award Name Engagement, Innovation and Impact (EII) Awards - Education Impact Award
Awarding Body School of Business, Monash University Malaysia
Year of award 2018
Project Title NA

Local Presentation

1 
2 Trainer for "Introduction to R" workshop jointly organised by Global Asia in the 21st Century (GA21) Research Platform and Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, 25-26 Jan 2018, Monash University Malaysia
3 Facilitator for International Workshop on Mathematical Modelling for Applications organized by Academy Science Malaysia, Track C: Big Data and the Power of Statistics for Decision Makers: Patterns, Predictions and Prescriptive Analytics, 25-27 November 2014 in Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur