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Student Research Symposium

“Walailak University and Middlesex University Dubai Joint Student Research Symposium”

Online Event - Monday, 13 September 2021

10:00 am – 3.30 pm (Dubai)/1.00 pm – 6.30 pm (Bangkok)

Walailak University
MDX Dubai


Walailak University and Middlesex University Dubai are proud to announce the first Joint Student Research Symposium. The virtual event will be held on 13 September 2021.


Student research is integral part of University education. At Walailak University and Middlesex University Dubai, we are immensely proud of our students’ research accomplishments. The virtual student research symposium celebrates student research and seeks to provide a venue for undergraduate and graduate students from Walailak University and Middlesex University Dubai to showcase their research acumen and scientific research among faculty, peers, friends and family.

9.45 am - 10.00 am: Registration/Login

10.00 am - 10.15 pm: Attendees Welcome and Symposium Agenda

  • Associate Prof. Dr. Janya Chanchaichujit, Head Logistics and Business Analytics Center of Excellence, Walailak University

  • Dr. Cody Paris, Deputy Director Academic Planning & Research, Middlesex University, Dubai campus

  • Dr. Sreejith Balasubramanian, Chair of Research Committee, Middlesex University, Dubai campus

10.15 am - 10.30 am: Guest of Honor Welcome Address

  • Prof. Dr. Wanna Choorit, Vice President Research and Innovation, Walailak University

  • Dr. Cedwyn Fernandes, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Director, Middlesex University Dubai

10.30 am - 11.00 pm: Keynote Address - 1

  • “Student research is learning at its best”
    Dr. Tenia Kyriazi, Deputy Director Academic Operations & Head of Law and Politics, Middlesex University Dubai

11.00 pm - 11.30 am: Keynote Address - 2

  • “Building a Culture of Research for Students in Higher Education”
    Dr Fehmida Hussain, Head of Computer Engineering and Informatics and Chair of Student Research Committee, Middlesex University Dubai

11.30 am - 1.00 pm: Research Presentation (10 mins presentation and 2 mins Q&A)        

  • Online Zakat Calculator: A modern approach for the New Generation
    - Lubna AbdulShakoor, Middlesex University Dubai

  • Predictive Social Factors of Problematic Internet Usage
    - Alita Anna Abraham, Middlesex University Dubai

  • How does the nursery ethos facilitate children’s risk-taking in outdoor play provisions with special reference to staff attitudes and the environmental affordances?
    - Mashaal Hooda, Middlesex University Dubai

  • Application of Blockchain Technology used in Digital Forensic for the preservation of Online Evidence
    - Riccardo Tani, Middlesex University Dubai

  • Emerging Technology in Transforming Logistics and Supply Chain with Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
    - Prapasinee Mangprom, Jantima Kittipanangkul, Pimlaphat Konkaew & Suthida Kangrat, Walailak University

  • Time-Series Analysis and Forecasting
    - Kanokwan Chanduaykit, Kanyanut Panchan, Chanitsiree Kongjaidee, Pitchaporn Kanchanapetch & Malita Nurak, Walailak University

  • A study of raw material purchasing for Sushi shrimp production
    - Hama Sidi, Sutthirak Ninsamut, Wararat Sanitjai, Jutarat Promin, Walailak University 

1.00 pm - 1.30 pm: Keynote Address - 3

  • “Lesson learnt in developing and writing senior project”
    Associate Prof. Dr Albert Tan, Director Asia Pacific Graduate Institute Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Singapore

1.30 pm - 3.00 pm: Research Presentation (10 mins presentation and 2 mins Q&A)

  • The Impact of Covid-19 on Mental Health and Inclusion in Higher Education
    - Faareha Salman, Sowsan Yafi, Cynthia Warutere, Hala Al Madi, Jessica Alam Eddie, Middlesex University Dubai

  • Container Homes: Increasing affordability of student housing in UAE
    - Naicy Thakki, Middlesex University Dubai

  • Understanding social comparisons in South Indian women in relation to their social media usage and societal influences: An IPA study
    - Edna Sweetlyn Shekinah Gunaseelan, Middlesex University Dubai

  • Customers’ intention towards adopting Sari-Sari stores as collection-and-delivery points for last mile logistics in the Philippines.
    - Sean Glen M. Pastorfide, Walailak University

  • Impact of COVID-19 on warehouse performance and management: A case study of warehouses in Nakhon Si Thammarat
    - Zay Yar Nay Win, Walailak University

  • Customer intentions to purchase from Instagram shops: case study of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
    - Chelsea Maiyah Yimaya – Walailak University

 3.00 pm - 3.30 pm: Concluding Remark

  • Associate Prof. Dr. Janya Chanchaichujit, Head Logistics and Business Analytics Center of Excellence, Walailak University

  • Dr. Lynda Hyland, Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University Dubai

3.30 pm - 3.45 pm: Middlesex University Dubai UG Business Sustainability Hackathon Award Ceremony 

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We look forward to welcoming you to this research symposium.


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