Associate Professor Santha Vaithilingam

Head of Department, Associate Professor

Department of Econometrics & Business Statistics

santha.vaithilingam@monash.edu
603 5514 6390
Room 6-5-91

 

Dr. Santha Vaithilingam is an Associate Professor and Head of Department of Econometrics & Business Statistics, Monash University Malaysia.  She is also the Cluster Leader for Industry, Market and Social  Analytics  under the Global Asia in the 21st Century (GA21), which undertakes economic modelling and data analytics of the regional economies and industrial sectors in the Asia-Pacific region.

Her research interests are in computable general equilibrium (CGE), financial econometrics, and behavioral economics. More recently, she has been working on modelling human behavior pertaining to technology adoption and its impact on economic development in the region using advanced econometrics techniques. She has published articles in international journals and has also presented in several national and international conferences and forums. Jointly working with Centre of Policy Studies in Monash University Australia, she assisted The Ministry of Finance, Malaysia in the development of the Malaysian Dynamic Computable General Equilibrium model for macroeconomic and industrial policy formulation. Assoc. Prof Santha is also supervising PhD students in the areas of behavioural economics and financial & technology policy formulation.  She is also a panel member of International Evaluation Panel for external research grants at Monash University Malaysia.

Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy
Institution Multimedia University
Year awarded 2002
Master of Economics
Institution University Malaya
Year awarded 1994
Bachelor of Science
Institution University Malaya
Year awarded 1985

Membership in Associations and International Bodies

Membership Malaysian Institute of Taxation
Role Chief Examiner
Duration 2004 - 2015
Membership Economic Bulletin
Role Editorial Board Member
Duration 2004 - 2012

Areas of Expertise

1Applied Econometrics
2Behavioural Research and Development Economics

Teaching

Subject CodeSubject
ETW1102Business Statistic
ETW2410Introductory Econometrics
ETW3410Applied Econometrics
MBA5607Evidence-Based Decision Making
BEX6100Advanced Quantitative Research Methods

Book Chapters

* Priyanka Puri, Manjit Sandhu, Vaithilingam, S., (2018), Air transport securities in Malaysia, Air Transport Security, Issues, Challenges and National Policies, (pp: 199-230). ISBN 9781786435200: Publisher: Edward Edgar Publishing Limited.
* Liew, E.J.Y,, Vaithilingam, S and Nair, M. (2014), “Social Network Technology and Socioeconomic Behaviour,” in editor Ramasamy, R., ICT Strategic Review 2014/2015, PIKOM and KMMM, Malaysia.
* Kuppusamy, K, and Vaithilingam, S. Capital markets: Islamic versus Conventional, Islamic Business: Contemporary Issues and Economic Development; ISBN 978-967-400-231-2.
* Nair, M. and Vaithilingam, S. (2013), “Innovative use of ICT among urban-poor communities: challenges and opportunities,” in editor Ramasamy, R., ICT Strategic Review 2012/2013, PIKOM and MOSTI, Malaysia, 181-191.
* Krishnan Guru, B., Vaithilingam, S., Ismail, N. and Prasad, R. Electronic Banking: The Ultimate Guide to Business and Technology of online Banking-Electronic Banking in Malaysia: A note on Evolution of Services and Consumer Reactions (pp. 135-149). ISBN 10: 3528057548; Publisher: Springler-Verlag New York Inc.

Scholarly Journals

* Ng, J.W. J, Vaithilingam, S., and Rangel, G.J., (2017) "The Role of Life Satisfaction on Election Voting Preferences in Malaysia", Asian Journal of Social Science, Vol 45, pp. 149-175.
* Ng, J.W.J, Rangel, G.J., Vaithilingam, S., Pillay, S.S. (2015). “2013 Malaysian Elections: Ethnic Politics or Urban Wave?”, Journal of East Asian Studies.
* Ng, J.W.J, Rangel, G.J., Vaithilingam, S., Pillay, S.S. (2015). “The Authors Respond – Interpreting Ethnicity and Urbanization in Malaysia’s 2013 General Election”, Journal of East Asian Studies.
* Crosling, G, Nair, M and Vaithilingam, S (2015), Creative learning ecosystem and innovative capacity: a perspective from higher education, Studies in Higher Education, Volume 40, No.7, 1147-1163.
*Vaithilingam, S., Nair, M., and Thangaraju, T. (2015), “Managing money laundering in a digital economy”, Journal of Asia-Pacific Business. Volume 16, 1, 44-65.
* Liew, E.J.Y.L, Vaithilingam, S., and Nair, M. (2014), “Facebook and Socioeconomic Development in the Developing World,” Behaviour and Information Technology, Vol 33, Issue 4, pp.345-360.
*Vaithilingam, S.; Nair, M., and Krishnan Guru, B. (2013) “Do Trust and Security matter for the Development of M-Banking? Evidence from a Developing Country”, Journal of Asia-Pacific Business Volume 14 Issue 1, March 2013.
* Nair, M. and Vaithilingam, S. (2013), “Leap-frogging the Urban-Poor to a High Income Economy: A Case Study From a Developing Country,” Journal of Emerging Economies and Islamic Research, Volume 1, Number 2, 1-27.
*Vaithilingam, S., Nair, M. and Samudram M.,(2010) “Trade Liberalization, Financial Deepening and Economic Growth in a Large Developing Economy: The Case of India” Economic Bulletin, Vol 11, December.
*Vaithilingam, S. and Nair, M. (2009), “Mapping Global Money laundering Trends: Lessons for Pace Setters”, Research in International Business and Finance, Vol. 23 Issue 1.
* Samudram, M., Nair, M. and Vaithilingam, S. (2009), “Keynes versus Wagner on Government Expenditures and Economic Development: The Case of a Developing Economy”, Empirical Economics, Vol. 36, Issue 3.
* Samudram, M., Nair, M. and Vaithilingam, S. (2008), “Human Capital and Endogenous Growth in a developing Economy: Evidence from Malaysia (1970-2004)”, International Journal of Economic Research (IJER).
* Nair, M., Samudram, M. and Vaithilingam, S. (2008), “Malaysian Money Demand Function Revisited: the ARDL Approach”, Journal of Asia Pacific Business, Vol. 9, Issue 2.
*Vaithilingam, S. and Nair, M. (2007), “The Factors Affecting the Pervasiveness of Money Laundering: Lessons for Developing Countries”, Journal of Money Laundering and Control, Vol. 10, Issue 3 (ISSN:1368-5201)
* Samudram, M. and Vaithilingam, S. (2007), “Trade Liberalization and Financial Development: Malaysian Experience”, Economic Bulletin, Vol. 8, December.
* Nair, M.and Vaithilingam, S. (2006), “Modeling Malaysian Natural Rubber Supply Response Function Startegies and Policies to enhance Competitiveness, Journal of International Business and Economics (JIBE) (ISSN: 1544-8037).
*Vaithilingam, S., Nair, M. and Muthi Samudram (2006), “Key Drivers for Soundness of the Banking Sector: Lessons for Developing Countries”, Journal of Global Business and Technology (JGBAT), Vol. 2 No. 1 Spring. (ISSN: 1553-5495)..
*Vaithilingam, S., Nair, M. and Krishnan Guru, B. (2005), “Private Sector Financing on Economic Growth in Malaysia: Results from Bounds Test”, The Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, Vol. V, No. II, 2005. ISSN: 1542-8710.
*Vaithilingam, S., Krishnan Guru, B. and Shanmugam, B. (2003), Bank Lending and Economic Growth in Malaysia, Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, Vol. 5, No. 1 2003.
* Krishnan Guru, B., Vaithilingam, S., and Shanmugam, B.(2002), Cash Management of Malaysian Banks, Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2002.
* Krishnan Guru, B., Avvari M. and Vaithilingam, S. (2001), Customer Satisfaction of Commercial Banks: A Malaysian Case Study, Banker' Journal Malaysia, No. 116, Dec 2000.
* Krishnan Guru, B., Vaithilingam, S., Ismail N. and Prasad, R. (2000) Electronic Banking in Malaysia: A Note on the Evolution of Services and Customer Reactions: Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce (JIBC) June 2000, Vol. 5, No.1.
* Krishnan Guru, B, Vaithilingam, S., and Sigamani, V. (1999), The Impact of Cash Flow Fluctuations on Banks', Banker' Journal Malaysia, No.112, Dec 1999.

Conference and Seminar Presentation

*Selvarajah J., Nair, M., and Vaithilingam, S., (2018) “Does Microfinance Deepen Socioeconomic Wellbeing of Urban micro and small entrepreneurs? Evidence from a Developing Country” presented at the 26th EBES conference in Prague from 24 to 26 October, 2018.
*Selvarajah,J., Nair, M., and Vaithilingam S., (2015) “Behavioral Intention to Use Microfinance: A Developing Country Perspective” at 2nd International Symposium on Partial Least Squares Path Modelling. The Conference for PLS users. June 17th and 18th, Seville Spain.
*Liew, E., Vaithilingam, S. and Nair, M. (2015), “Quality of Regulatory Governance and Affordability on Information Seeking Use and Economic Benefits of Facebook in a Developing Country," 11th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, 23-25 February 2015, University of Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA.
*Crosling, G., Nair, M., and Vaithilingam, S., (2015) “Access and Quality Education in the South East Asia Region” in the Global Access to Post-Secondary Education (GAPS) Forum (15th Jan 2015) at Sunway University. Joint presentation
*Chua, J.M., Ng, J.W.J., Vaithilingam, S., 2015, “Key Determinants of Happiness for Developing and Developed Countries: A Panel Data Analysis”. Proceedings of The International Statistical Institute Regional Statistics Conference 2015, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 16-19 November 2015.
*Wong, C. C., Vaithilingam, S., and Nair, M.(2013), “Attitudes of Different Segments of Consumers towards Mobile Advertising”, Paper accepted for publication at the International Academy of Management and Business (14th IAMB conference, January 21-23, 2013, Texas, USA.
*M. Nair, Vaithilingam, S. and Crosling, G. (2012), “Learning Environment for an Innovation-driven Economy”, paper presented at the International Congress on Innovation and Regional Economic Development at the University of Science and Technology of China on the 2nd and 3rd of December 2012 (Best Paper award)
*Selvarajah,J., Nair, M., Vaithilingam S., and Ng, Jason, (2012) “Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Development of Marginalised Communities in ASEAN: An Exploratory Analysis”, paper presented at the International Congress on Innovation and Regional Economic Development at the University of Science and Technology of China.
* Wong, C.C., Vaithilingam, S. and Nair, M. (2011), “Adoption of Mobile Advertising: Empirical Evidence from a Malaysian Survey”, Paper accepted for publication at the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS, May 23-25, 2011, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
*Informational Value effect of Syariah Index Original Inclusions and Additions: Evidence form the Malaysia Stock Market”, Paper to be presented in the 2nd IBS Ahmedabad International Conference on Management (IBSA-ICON 07).
*Vaithilingam, S. and Nair, M. (2006), “Key Drivers for the Soundness of the Banking Sector: Lessons for Developing Countries” Paper presented in the GBATA International Conference in Moscow, Russia, June 27-July 1,2006
*The Association between Accruals and Cashflow Measures with Malaysian Firms’ Performances”, Paper presented in the GBATA International Conference in Moscow, Russia, June 27-July 1,2006
*Evaluating the Productivity and Efficiency of Malaysian Commercial Banks”, Paper presented in the GBATA International Conference to be held in Lisbon/Leiria, Portugal, July 12-16, 2005
*Vaithilingam, S., Krishnan Guru, B. and Shanmugam, B. “The Role of Commercial Banks in Economic Growth in Malaysia: Lessons for Islamic Bank”, Paper presented at the International Islamic Banking Conference, Prato, Italy, 9th-10th September, 2003.
*Factors Affecting the Adoption of Internet Banking in Malaysia, Paper Presented at the 7th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis (ISA 2001), Orlando, USA.
* Nair, M.and Vaithilingam, S. (2006), “Modeling Malaysian Natural Rubber Supply Response Function Startegies and Policies to enhance Competitiveness, Journal of International Business and Economics (JIBE) (ISSN: 1544-8037).
*A Study of Implementation of Teleworking in the Customer Service Department: A Study in two Organisations in the Malaysian Banking Sector,(co-authored)(INFORMS \KORMS - Seoul 2000 Conference on Information and Knowledge Management)
*An Application of The Transportation Algorithm in Selecting Bank Merger Partners (co-authored) (INFORMS \KORMS - Seoul 2000 Conference on Information and Knowledge Management.
*A Study Of The Seasonal Variations In The Demand For And Supply Of Cash At Commercial Banks: A Malaysian Case Study.’ 12th Australian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney, Australia, 1999..
*Electronic Banking in Malaysia: A Note on the Evolution of Services and Consumer Reactions’ (co-authored) Third Annual Collector Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 1999.

Others

* Nair, M., Ahmed, P. Vaithilingam, S., Narayanan, P., Chan, A.W, Lee, D. and Yeng, Hong Qing (2018), “Business Sentiment 2017/2018: A Perspective from Malaysian Executives,” CPA (Australia) and Monash University Malaysia.
* Vaithilingam. S., Nair., M. Ahmed, Narayanan, P. (2017) Affordable Housing in Malaysia,” Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (REHDA) and Monash University Malaysia.
* Nair, M., Ahmed, P., Vaithilingam, S., Chan A.W. and Lee, D. (2017), A Study of the Malaysian Plastics Industry: Skills Need, Malaysian Plastics Manufacturing Association, and Monash University Malaysia.
* Nair, M., Ahmed, P. Vaithilingam, S., Narayanan, P., Chan, A.W, Lee, D. and Yeng, Hong Qing (2017), “Business Sentiment 2016/2017: A Perspective from Malaysian Executives,” CPA (Australia) and Monash University Malaysia.

Local Grants

Title Business Sentiment: A Perspective from Malaysia Executives
Investigators Professor Mahendhiran Nair (PI) Professor Pervaiz K. Ahmed Associate Professor Santha Vaithilingam Dr, Au Wee Chan Dr. Prabahkaran Narayanan Mr. Daniel Lee Mr. Mr. Yeng Hong Qin
Funding Period 2018/2017/2016
Funding Body/Organisation CPA Australia
Title Project Sunway REIT 2025
Investigators Prof Mahendhiran Nair Professor Pervaiz K. Ahmed (PI) Associate Professor Santha Vaithilingam Dr Au Wee Chan Dr Prabahkaran Narayanan
Funding Period 2017-2018
Funding Body/Organisation Sunway-REIT Management Sdn. Bhd.
Title Develop GDP Forecasting Model
Investigators Prof. Mahendhiran Nair Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam (PI) Dr. Prabahkaran Nair Dr. Akram Hasanov
Funding Period 2017-2018
Funding Body/Organisation RAM Consultancy Service Sdn. Bhd.
Title Affordable Housing in Malaysia,” Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (REHDA) and Monash University Malaysia.
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam (PI) Professor Mahendhiran Nair Professor Pervaiz Ahmed
Funding Period 2017
Funding Body/Organisation Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (REHDA)
Title Commercial Development of Biomass Torrefied Pellet
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period 2017
Funding Body/Organisation MOSTI Techno Fund Grant
Title Skills needs of Malaysian Plastics Industry
Investigators Professor Mahendhiran Nair Professor Pervaiz Ahmed Assoc. Professor Santha Vaithilingam Dr. Au Wee Chan Mr. Yeng Hong Qin
Funding Period 2016-2017
Funding Body/Organisation Malaysian Plastics manufacturers Association (MPMA)

External Competitive Grants

Title Seminar on Understanding the Impact of Smart Manufacturing in Policy and Regulatory Approaches
Investigators Professor Mahendhiran Nair (PI) Professor Pervaiz K Ahmed Associate Professor Santha Vaithilingam, Dr Au Wee Chan Dr Prabahkaran Narayanan Mr Daniel Lee
Funding Period 2018
Funding Body/Organisation Asia Pacific-Economic Corporation Secretariat
Title Knowledge Content in Key Economic Sectors in Malaysia: Phase 3 (MYKEIII)
Investigators Professor Mahendhiran Nair Professor Pervaiz Ahmed Professor Santha Vaithilingam Dr. Teh Pei Li Dr. Afkar Hilles Dr. Au Wee Chan
Funding Period 2014-2016
Funding Body/Organisation Economic Planning Unit (EPU) – High Impact Research Project
Title National Innovation Ecosystem and Sustainable Development: Leap-frogging Strategies for Marginalized Communities
Investigators Prof. Mahendhiran Nair Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period 2012-2012
Funding Body/Organisation Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE)
Title A Comparative-Static and Dynamic Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Model of Malaysia
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period Jan 2009 – Dec 2010
Funding Body/Organisation Ministry of Finance - High Impact Research Project

Internal Competitive Grants

Title Smart Sunway City Sustainable Project
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period 2016-2017
Funding Body/Organisation Monash Malaysia Sustainable Community Grants Scheme
Title Bandar Sunway “River of Sustainability” – Multidisciplinary Study
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period 2016-2017
Funding Body/Organisation Monash Malaysia Sustainable Community Grants Scheme
Title A Linux Learning Module (LLM) for Big Data Analysis and Bioinformatics
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period 2016
Funding Body/Organisation Monash Malaysia: Better Teaching Better Learning (BTBL), Education Grant
Title Sustainable ICT Development in 'Urban-Poor' Communities, The Malaysia case.
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period Jan 2009 to Jun 2010
Funding Body/Organisation Monash University Malaysia
Title High Impact Research Project with the Malaysian Government - A Comparative-Static and Dynamic Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Model of Malaysia
Investigators Professor Mahendhiran Nair Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam Centre for Policy Studies-Monash Australia
Funding Period 2008 to 2010
Funding Body/Organisation Ministry of Finance Malaysia
Title Identification and Inference of Banking Sector Fragility: An Econometrics Analysis
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period Jan 2008 – Dec 2008
Funding Body/Organisation Monash University Malaysia
Title Assessment of the Financial Systems in ASEAN 5 Countries: A Longitudinal Study.
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period Jan 2007 – Dec 2007
Funding Body/Organisation Monash University Malaysia
Title Mobile Banking in Malaysia : Strategies and Policies to Enhance Greater Usage of New Technology
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period Jan 2006 – Dec 2006
Funding Body/Organisation Monash University Malaysia
Title Risk and Market Segmentation in the Returns of Financial Intermediaries in Malaysia
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period Jan 2005 – Dec 2005
Funding Body/Organisation Monash University Malaysia
Title The Role of Banks on Economic Growth: Time Series Evidence from Selected Southeast Asian Countries
Investigators Assoc. Prof. Santha Vaithilingam
Funding Period Jan 2004 – Dec 2004
Funding Body/Organisation Monash University Malaysia

Current Supervision

Student Kimberly Soh Sui Ling
Title The Role of Design Thinking Orientation in Strengthening Dynamic Capabilities, PhD
Student Nazirul Hazim A. Khalim
Title Hunting Unicorns in the Magic Forest: Innovation and Dynamic Capabilities of Start-ups, PhD
Student Chun Min Soo
Title Key drivers for Gross National Happiness: the perspective of Malaysia PhD
Student Li-Ann Hwang
Title The Role of ICT in enhancing the education development of children from marginalized communities, PhD

Completed PhD Supervision

Student Jie Ying Ewilly, Liew
Title Social Network Technology, Dynamic Capability and Creative Learning, PhD
Awarding University Monash University
Student Jeyanthi Thuraisingham
Title Efficacy of microfinance schemes in enhancing economic wealth of marginalized communities in a developing country: the case of Malaysia
Awarding University Monash University
Student N. Suppiah, Visvalingam
Title An Empirical Examination of Selected Factors Influencing Tacit Knowledge Sharing Behaviour in Organizations, PhD
Awarding University Monash University
Student Chin Chin, Wong
Title An Empirical Study of Consumers’ Perspectives on Mobile Advertising in an Emerging Market, PhD
Awarding University Monash University

Completed Hons Supervision

Student Hwang Li-Ann
Title Social Ties and Subjective Well-Being of University Students: The Role of Social Network Sites (BBusCom, Honours)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Nursultan Zhamgyrchiev
Title Personal & Social factors that Influence entrepreneurial intention and Orientation among University Students, (BBusCom, Honours)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Chua Jing Moon
Title The Key Determinants of Happiness: A Panel Data Approach (BBusCom Honours)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Priyanka Puri
Title Post Air Travel Tragedies: Factors Influencing Malaysia Airlines Brand Image and Behavioral Intention, (BBusCom Honours
Awarding University Monash University
Student Jie Ying Ewilly, Liew
Title Key Drivers of Social Network Services Adoption in a Developing Country: The case of facebook in Malaysia: (BBusCom Honours)
Awarding University Monash University
Student Lim Xi Roa
Title Performance of Initial Public Offerings in Malaysia, (BBusCom Honours), 2008
Awarding University Monash University
Student Yap Seong Yu
Title Adoption of Mobile Banking in the Klang Valley, BBusCom Honours, 2006
Awarding University Monash University

Local Award

Award Name Jeffrey Cheah Travel Grant for Southeast Asia Studies at Harvard University
Awarding Body The Jeffrey Cheah Institute on (JCI) Southeast Asia
Year of award 2015
Project Title Smart Learning Ecosystem to Leap-Frog to an Innovation-Driven and High Income Economy
Award Name Commendation from the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) for Teaching
Awarding Body Monash University Sunway campus
Year of award 2011
Project Title 
Award Name Pro Vice Chancellor Award for Research
Awarding Body Monash University Sunway campus
Year of award 2010
Project Title MOF Project
Award Name Pro Vice Chancellor Award for Excellence (Teaching)
Awarding Body Monash University Sunway campus
Year of award Sem 1, 2009
Project Title Customization of Curriculum
Award Name Pro Vice Chancellor Award for Excellence (Research)
Awarding Body Monash University Sunway campus
Year of award Sem 2, 2009
Project Title Decomposing the Malaysian Aggregate Shocks Using the Bayesian State-Space Based Approach
Award Name Pro Vice Chancellor Award for Excellence (Teaching)
Awarding Body Monash University Sunway campus
Year of award Sem 1, 2008
Project Title Display of leadership and quality control of sessional staff through induction program and peer review

Local Presentation

* Vaithilingam, S., (2018) Local Programme Committee (LPC) Member, International Statistical Institute World Congress (ISI WSC) 2019.
* Vaithilingam, S., (2018) Panel Discussion at “Clarity Not Confusion Leading Business Direction” at the “Fourth Leap 2018 Conference” at One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya on 22 November 2018.
* Vaithilingam, S., (2018), Facilitated and presented at the 5 day “Newton Research Link Workshop” from 20 September till 25 September 2018.
* Vaithilingam, S., (2017), Invited speaker on “Statistic in Public Policy” (ICMS) Malaysian Public Policy Competition (MPPC), (2017), on 19 August 2017 at Sunway University.
* Vaithilingam, S., (2017) Facilitated for Power Statistics for Decision Makers: Patterns, Prediction and Prescriptive Analytics Workshop from 5-6 April 2017 at Monash University Malaysia.
* AKEPT workshop: publication writing forum-facilitated in the sessions.
* Vaithilingam, S., (2016), PhD Doctoral Colloquim, Langkawi, Penang (Panel Reviewer)
* Vaithilingam, S. (2015), PhD Doctoral Colloquim, Cherating, Kuantan, Pahang (Panel Reviewer)
* Vaithilingam, S. (2014), PhD Doctoral Colloquium, Port Dickson from 1-3 June 2014 (Panel Reviewer)
* Vaithilingam, S. appointed as Institute of Statistics (ISI) representative and liaison person (2014 to current).
* Vaithilingam, S., FRGS evaluation panel member for Social Sciences and Arts & Applied Arts Research, Monash University Malaysia.

Event Organisation (Local and International)

*Vaithilingam, S., (2018) “R-Studio” Workshop at Computer Lab 6-4-04, Monash University Malaysia
*Vaithilingam, S., (2018) “Two Day Time Series Econometrics: Unit Roots, Integration & Structural Breaks Workshop at Computer Lab 4, Monash University Malaysia.
*Vaithilingam, S., (2018) “Multivariate Data Analysis” workshop at Computer Lab (6604), Monash University Malaysia.
*Vaithilingam, S., (2018) “Power of Statistics for Decision Makers: Patterns, Prediction and Prescriptive Analytics” (Research Method Workshop) for staff and external participants at MUSST Lab, Monash University Malaysia.
*Vaithilingam, S., (2018) “Introduction to R workshop” at Smart Classroom (9-3-04) at Monash University Malaysia.
*Vaithilingamn, S., (2016) “Research Method Workshop for staff, external participants at Plenary Theatre, Monash University Malaysia.
*Vaithilingam, S., (2016) “Organized Econometrics workshops for staff, industry and others (including researchers from other institutions of higher learning.
*Vaithilingam, S., (2015) “Theory Development Workshop” at Plenary Theatre, Monash University Malaysia, 4 July 2015 (organizer).
*Vaithilingam, S., (2014) “Theory Development Workshop” at Plenary Theatre, Monash University Malaysia, 28 July 2014 (organizer).
*Vaithilingam, S., (2014) International Workshop on Mathematical Modelling for Application on “Big Data and the Power of Statistics for Decision Makers: Patterns, Predictions and prescriptive Analytics” at Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 25-27 November, 2014 (co-organizer for a three day workshop).
*Vaithilingam, S., (2010) “Organize and conducted CGE Training at Ministry of Finance from the 30th of November to 3 of December 2010.
*Vaithilingam, S., (2009-2010), assisted in 2 training programs at Ministry of Finance, jointly with Centre of Policy Studies (COPS), Monash University Australia from the 7th of December to 11 of December 2009, 12 of July to 16th of July 2010.