Behavioral Change - Team


Prof HO Teck-Hua

Director, GAI
(65) 6601 2111



Professor Ho Teck Hua is Deputy President (Research & Technology) and Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor at the National University of Singapore. He is a prominent behavioural scientist with a PhD in Decision Sciences from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also Director of the Centre for Behavioural Economics and the NUS Global Asia Institute, a Board Member of the National University Health System and the National Environment Agency, a Fellow at the Singapore Civil Service College, and Chair of a Research Advisory Panel for the Singapore Land Transport Authority.

Prior to his role as Deputy President, Prof Ho was the William Halford Jr Family Professor of Marketing at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business. He was also Director of the Asia Business Center, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Haas School, and Chair of the Marketing Group. In 2015, he received the Williamson Award, the School's highest faculty award, named in honour of Oliver Williamson, the 2009 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences. He was awarded the prestigious Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award in 2010, and the Earl F Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2004, 2005, and 2006.

Prof Ho has published many significant works in the areas of economics, management science, and marketing. In 2014, a co-authored paper won the second place Wickham Skinner Best Paper Award from Production and Operations Management. He has also been a finalist for three of the most prestigious awards in marketing research, including the 2011 William F O'Dell Award, the 2006 John DC Little Best Paper Award, and the 2005 Paul Green Best Paper Award.

He is the first non-US citizen to be Editor-in-Chief of Management Science, the flagship journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, and one of the top journals for management research. .

Hang WU

Research Fellow

(65) 6516 6071


Hang Wu joined the Global Asia Institute in 2014 after completing his PhD in economics from the University of Adelaide. His research focuses on behavioral game theory, industrial organization and competition, and experimental economics.   

Ryoko SATO

Research Fellow

(65) 6601 1785

Ryoko Sato joined the Global Asia Institute in 2015 after completing her PhD in economics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Her research focuses on evaluating barriers to and incentives for health behaviours through field experiments in developing and developed countries.   

Anna Choi

Research Fellow

(65) 6601 1619

Anna L. Choi joined the Global Asia Institute in 2016. She received her ScD from Harvard University. As an epidemiologist with a strong background and extensive working experience in biostatistics and data analytics, she applies advanced statistical methods to study the effects of risk factors on human health in prospective cohorts and well-designed observational studies. She is currently focusing on healthcare research including data-driven decision science and patient-centered outcomes, and has been active in environmental epidemiology research at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health since 2005.  

Ashish Sachdeva

Research Fellow

(65) 6601 2087

Ashish Sachdeva joined the Global Asia Institute in 2015 after completing his PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.