Stanford Thailand Research Consortium

Stanford Initiative Facilitates Research in Thailand

The Stanford Thailand Research Consortium (STRC) supports Stanford faculty research pertinent to areas of social, economic, and technological development vital to Thailand’s future success.

Consortium-funded research projects align to central themes of raising human values, increasing economic prosperity, ensuring environmental protection, and advancing social well-being throughout Thai society. Established in 2018, the Consortium creates avenues for faculty across Stanford schools and disciplines to engage in research with real-world applications.

The Consortium is actively managed by the STRC faculty steering committee and the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD). Funded by a combined gift pledge of $15 million, the Consortium fund is housed in Stanford’s Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research. The Consortium also works closely with the Southeast Asia Center (SEAC) in Thailand to support and advance the work of Stanford faculty conducting Consortium research.

We offer our sincere appreciation to AP (Thailand), AIS, and Kasikornbank for their generous support as members of the Stanford Thailand Research Consortium.

Consortium Projects

The Stanford Thailand Research Consortium has supported over 15 research and education projects to date, across a  range of domains and topics of inquiry. Below is a list of current research projects and their associated principal investigators across Stanford.

Stanford Earth

Land Use in Nan Province, Thailand

Eric Lambin

Stanford Engineering

Corporate Training and Innovation in Entrepreneurship

Charles Eesley

Assessing Efficacy of Entrepreneurship Training Programs and Platforms

Charles Eesley
Amin Saberi

Populating Data Insight Platforms for the Build Environment

Martin Fischer

Data Analytics Work and Decision Making

Pamela Hinds

Understanding Complex Cross-boundary Collaboration for Innovation

Pamela Hinds

Leveraging Tool Development for Data Insight Platforms for the Built Environment

Michael Lepech

Efficacy and Design of Virtual Training Interventions for Thai University Educators

Sheri Sheppard
Bernard Roth

Relational Analytics: Debiasing Machine Learning at the Fringe

Johan Ugander

Advanced Data Analytics for Unstructured Data

Johan Ugander
Jose Blanchet
Ramesh Johari

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Improving Smallholder Welfare and Protecting Natural Resources in Nan Province

Dan Iancu
Erica Plambeck

Stanford Medicine

WELL Thailand, Identifying Domains of Well-being to the Thai Population

Ann Hsing
Catherine Heaney

Artificial intelligence-based Technologies for Improving Elderly Care

Kevin Schulman

Research Proposal Submission

Each September, STRC  invites short-form research proposals from Stanford faculty interested in funding for projects aligned with the Consortium’s purpose and themes. Submitted proposals are evaluated by the STRC faculty steering committee and funding decisions are made in October. In some years, additional proposal reviews are conducted in January, contingent on available gift funds.

Stanford faculty and researchers interested in engaging with the Consortium, or who have questions regarding the research proposal process or timeline, may contact Matt Harvey.

Consortium Leadership

STRC Faculty Steering Committee Members

Charles Prober  (chair)
Tom Kenny
Michael Lepech
John Mitchell

STRC Lead Principal Investigators

Pamela Hinds
Michael Lepech
Kevin Schulman

Connecting with the Consortium

Companies, universities, and organizations based in Thailand and/or interested in supporting the Consortium’s activities may learn more by contacting Matt Harvey, SCPD’s senior director of global initiatives and strategy.

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