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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sameer Kumar

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sameer Kumar

Associate Professor

+603-7967 6929 sameer@um.edu.my

Dr. Sameer Kumar has a PhD in Social Networking and is presently working as Associate Professor at Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya. He has extensive prior work experience as IT Project Manager and also holds a PMP® (Project Management Professional) certification from PMI, USA. At Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), Dr. Sameer has taught courses at the Masters level on K-Economy, Social and economic dimensions of Digital Economy, History of Southeast Asia and Research Methods . He has been the Program Co-ordinator for International Masters in Information Management (2014 - 2016) and is currently the Programme Co-ordinator for International Masters in ASEAN Studies program (2016 -). He is the founding Managing Editor of AEI Insights (an official AEI peer reviewed journal) since 2014. During 2015 he was the visiting scientist at Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany.

His current research and teaching interests are in the field of Social Networks, Digital economy in Asia-Europe, Academic network, and History of Southeast Asia. Dr. Sameer has successfully completed grant-based research projects (High Impact Research and UM Frontier Science Research) as Principal Investigator and a bilateral interational project (ETH- Switzerland funded). He has organised international workshops and events and has chaired panels in international foras. He is the life member of Computer Society of India and member of several national and international research centers and associations. He has several papers published in ISI-Web of Science indexed journals (publishers include Springer, Emerald, Wiley, McMillan Palgrave, Elsevier and others). He has regularly reviewed for top ISI journals including JMIR, PlosOne, JASIST, Scienometrics, and several others and supervises candidates at both Masters and PhD levels.

Recent Selected Publications

Sameer Kumar, (2019) "Do prestige and trust sustain knowledge-based communities? Evidence from Medical Ethics co-authorship networks in France: A micro study", Aslib Journal of Information Management, Vol. 71 Issue: 2, pp.281-302, https://doi.org/10.1108/AJIM-06-2018-0155 (ISI-Indexed)

Chuan Hu, Sameer Kumar, et al (2019) "The predictors of users’ satisfaction in an anonymous environment: the role of the negative true self" Behaviour & Information Technology, Taylor and Francis, ISI Tier 2, Accepted. https://doi.org/10.1080/0144929X.2019.1597165 (ISI-Indexed)

Chuan H , Sameer K, , Jiao H, Kurunathan R, How to Better Satisfy Online Users? A Quantitative Study of Identity Reconstruction Based on Advanced Self-discrepancy Theory, AIP Conference Proceedings 2020, 020081 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5062707, ISSN‎: ‎0094-243X (print); 1551-7616 (web) (SCOPUS-Indexed)

Huang Jiao , Sameer Kumar ; Hu Chuan (2018),Gender Differences in Motivations for Identity Reconstruction on Social Network Sites, International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, Volume 34, 2018 - Issue 7 Pages 591-602 , https://doi.org/10.1080/10447318.2017.1383061 (ISI-Indexed)

Kumar, Sameer (2018). Ethical concerns in the rise of co-authorship and its role as a proxy of research collaborations. Publications , 6, 37. (ISI-Indexed)

Kumar Sameer (2018), Innovation of Products, Services and Business Processes In ASEAN through Design Thinking, AIP Conference Proceedings 2020, 020048 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5062674, ISSN‎: ‎0094-243X (print); 1551-7616 (web) (SCOPUS-Indexed)

Sameer Kumar (2018), The US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement: What lies ahead and who fills the vacuum?: AEI Insights: An International Journal of Asia-Europe Relations, Vol.4, Issue 1, pp 81-82, ISSN 2289-800X (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

Azman Amira and Sameer Kumar (2018), ASEAN’s principled pragmatism and the evolving normative security strategy on the South China Sea, AEI Insights: An International Journal of Asia-Europe Relations, Vol.4, Issue 1, pp 33-48, ISSN 2289-800X (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

Sameer Kumar (2017), "The EU─ASEAN Socio-Cultural Cooperation", EU-ASEAN Relations: Perspectives from Malaysia, , Pages 27-38. Published by Asia-Europe Institute and supported by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Malaysia.

Kumar Sameer (2017), The Dual Nature of Participatory Web: How Misinformation Seemingly Travels, in Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 2017. ISBN13: 9781522522553;ISBN10: 1522522557;EISBN13: 9781522522560;DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3 Published by IGI Global USA ( ISI Indexed book chapter)

C Hu, S Kumar, J Huang, K Ratnavelu (2017) Disinhibition of negative true self for identity reconstructions in cyberspace: Advancing self-discrepancy theory for virtual setting PloS one. Published. (ISI-Indexed)

Kumar Sameer, Ratnavelu K (2016), Perceptions of scholars in the field of Economics on co-authorship associations: Evidence from an international survey, PLoSOne, 11(6): e0157633. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157633 (ISI-Indexed)

Waheed M, Kiran K, Sameer K (2016), What role does knowledge quality play in online students satisfaction, learning and loyalty? An empirical investigation in an eLearning context (2016), Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Volume 32, Issue 6, pp 561–575 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

Kumar Sameer, Efficacy of a Giant Component in Co- authorship Networks: Evidence from a Southeast Asian Dataset in Economics, Aslib Journal of Information Management (ISI Indexed, Vol 68, Issue 1 pp.19 - 32 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

Kumar Sameer, Bernd M (2016), Bonded-communities in HantaVirus research: A Research Collaboration Network (RCN) Analysis, Scientometrics, Volume 109, Issue 1, pp 533–550 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

Lewison, G., Kumar, S., Wong, C. Y., Roe, P., & Webber, R. The contribution of ethnic groups to Malaysian scientific output, 1982 2014, and the effects of the new economic policy. Scientometrics, Vol 109, Issue 3, Pages - 1877 - 1893 (ISI-Indexed)

Tamjidyamcholo A, Kumar Sameer, Sulaiman A, Gholipour R. Willingness of members to participate in professional virtual communities. Quality & Quantity, Volume 50, Issue 6, pp 2515–2534 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

Kumar, Sameer, Effect of gender on collaborative associations of researchers in Malaysia, The Electronic Library (TEL), Vol 34, Issue 1 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

Kumar Sameer, Co-authorship networks: A review of the literature, Aslib Journal of Information Management. Vol 67, Issue 1, Pages 55-73 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

Kumar, Sameer. and Jariah Mohd. Jan. "The Assortativity of Scholars at a research-intensive university in Malaysia", The Electronic Library, Volume: 33 Issue: 2 Pages: 162-180 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

Rohani, V. A., Kasirun, Z. M., Kumar, S., et al (2014). An effective recommender algorithm for cold-start problem in academic social networks. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2014. (ISI-Indexed)

Kumar, Sameer. and Jariah Mohd. Jan. "Research Collaboration Networks of two OIC Nations: Comparing work in the field of 'Energy Fuels' in Turkey and Malaysia, 2009-2011" Scientometrics, (2013). (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

Kumar, Sameer. Vala Ali Rohani and Kuru Ratnavelu. "International Research Collaborations of ASEAN Nations in Economics, 1979 -2010" Scientometrics, Vol. 101, Issue:1, Page: 847-867 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

Kumar, Sameer. and Jariah Mohd. Jan. "Relationship between Authors Structural Position in Collaboration Network and Research Productivity: Case of Indian Earth Scientists" Program: electronic library and information systems, Vol. 48, Issue 4, Page 355-369. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

Kumar, Sameer. and Jariah Mohd. Jan. "Mapping research collaborations in the business and management field in Malaysia, 1980 -2010,Volume: 97 Issue: 3 Pages: 491-517 Scientometrics (2013). (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

Kumar, Sameer. and Jariah Mohd. Jan. "On Giant Components in Research Collaboration Networks: Case of Four Engineering Disciplines in Malaysia." Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science. 18(2), 65-78 (2013) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

Kumar, Sameer. Review of Understanding Social Networks: Theories, Concepts and Findings. Information Research-an International Electronic Journal 18, no. 1 (2013) (ISI-Indexed)

Kumar, Sameer. and Jariah Mohd. Jan. "Mapping the Structure, Evolution and Geo-Spatiality of a Social Media Network." International Journal of Physical Sciences 7, no. 13 (2012): 2038-2051. (ISI-Indexed)

Kumar, S., & Jan, M. (2012). Discovering Knowledge Landscapes: An Epistemic Analysis of Business and Management Field in Malaysia. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 65, 1027-1032 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

Kumar, Sameer (2012). Review of The New Edge in Knowledge: How Knowledge Management Is Changing the Way We Do Business. Knowledge Management Research & Practice 10, no. 1 (2012): 99-101. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

Professional Associations:

  • Computer Society of India, Life Member, 2002, (National)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI), USA, Project Management Professional, Us, 2008 to 2021, (International)
  • COLLNET - Global interdisciplinary research network Collaboration in Science and in Technology , Member, 2013, (International)
  • Centre For Theoretical And Computational Physics, Member, 2014, (University)

Co-ordinator Assignments:

  • Coordinator, Faculty, 05/01/2018 to 31/08/2020 (Social Cultural (Year3), Jean Monnet Center of Excellence)
  • Programme Coordinator, Faculty, 22/11/2016 to 31/12/2019 (International Masters of ASEAN Studies)
  • Coordinator, International, 03/10/2016 to 13/07/2017 (Member of the SAR Team and programme co-ordinator for the International Masters in ASEAN studies program AUN-QA Assessment at the Asia-Europe Institute)
  • Programme Coordinator, Faculty, 14/04/2014 to 31/08/2016 (International Masters in Information Management (IMIM))

Academic Journal Editorship:

  • Managing Editor, AEI Insights: An International Journal of Asia-Europe Relations (Official Academic journal of Asia Europe Institute) , Faculty, 07/04/2014 to 30/11/2019

Research Projects Executed:

  • Pilot activities with Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), Co-Investigator, 2014 - 2015, ETH, Switzerland (Swiss Federal Inst. of Tech Zurich), (National)
  • Investigation of Academic Communications using Network Analysis tools, Principal Investigator(PI), 2014 - 2015, High Impact Research (HIR), (International)
  • Investigation Of Academic Communications Using Network Analysis Tools, Principal Investigator(PI), 2014 - 2016, High Impact Research - Ministry of Education (HIR-MOE) Cycle 1, (National)
  • Network Analysis of Social, Technological and Biological Networks, Co-Investigator, 2013 - 2016, High Impact Research (HIR), (National)

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2018, (University)
  • Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Social Sciences and Humanities At Innovation and Creativity Expo 2010 in Recognition of Research Excellence Titled 'Patterns of Complex Networks in Business: Socially Sustainable Gender Based Business Networks', University of Malaya, 2010, (University)

PhD Supervision (Completed):

  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Chuan Hu, Predictors of Online Identity Reconstruction from an Advanced Self-discrepancy theory Perspective, 2014/2015(Completed)
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Jiao Huang, Motivational Differences in Online Identity Reconstruction: A Comparative between China and Malaysia, 2015/2016 (Completed)

Recent teaching at AEI:

  • Research Methodology
  • History Society and Culture of Southeast Asia
  • Social And Economic Dimensions Of IT And The Digital Economy
  • Information Technology and the K-Economy

Last Update: 05/01/2023