Staff Profile

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Chai Ching Yi

Academic Coordinator and Lecturer
MEd (Asia E-University), BEng(Electronic and Computer System) (Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus), GCLT(Higher Education) (Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia), PCTP (Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia),MIET

School of Foundation Studies

Office No:+60 82 260 977
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: G214, Building G
Email: cychai@swinburne.edu.my


Ching Yi is the Academic Coordinator of School of Foundation Studies in Swinburne Sarawak.

She is part of the team of the ‘Digital Technologies Seniors Program (DTSP)’. DTSP is a community program with Foundation Rolf Schnyder aimed to empower, mentor and couch Seniors in Technology. In less than 3 months after it was officially launched in November 2021, DTSP has impacted more than 3000 seniors worldwide. She had won an internal grant for DTSP.

Apart from the Seniors, Ching Yi is also passionate with Youth’s mental wellness and children safety. Ching Yi is the pioneer advisor of Social Club in Swinburne Sarawak, which was formed in March 2020 during the first Movement Control Order (MCO). This club has been very active since then. Within 1 year, the club recruited 200 active members.

Ching Yi was also the mentor for Foundation students for one Nationwide competition (NMC 2021) and one International competition (MathStory) in 2021. One of the group won Second Prize in MathStory 2021.

Research Interests

  • Teacher and student engagement in Education
  • Seniors Digitalization

Professional Memberships

  • Member, IEEE
  • Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Graduate Member, Board of Engineers Malaysia

Grants Received

  • 2021, Knowledge Transfer Programme Initiative Scheme – Cyber-Seniors Project (Leader), School of Research, Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak.


  • Press: Su, S. I. & Chai, C. Y. (2021, November 3). Building Bridges: Older adults and the digital gap, Borneo Post, Sarawak, Malaysia.  
  • Conference Papers: Chai, C. Y., C. H. Lai, H. S. Chua, W. Shung, and H. Wong. 2017. “Sustainable load scheduling algorithm for stand-alone PV-battery system.” In Proc., TENCON 2017–2017 IEEE Region 10 Conf., 2325–2330. New York: IEEE.