Curriculum Vita 

Shih-Chiung Lai 

Professional Address:      Department of Exercise and Health Science
                                        National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences
                                        410 Inspiration Building, Taipei 112, Taiwan

                                       
Phone: 886-2-28227101 ext. 7719  
                                        Cell: 886-928728141
                                       
Fax: 886-2-28212124
                                       
E-mail:
shihchiung@ntuhns.edu.tw or lsc2kpsu@yahoo.com.tw

Professional Objectives

 1)      Research the information processing of human behaviors of healthy populations across the life span.
 
2)      Research the information processing of human behaviors of athletic populations in sport and exercise.  
 3)   Research the Tao of the universe.

Education

 School                                                   Date                         Degree

 The Pennsylvania State University           2000-2005               Ph.D.
 National Taiwan Normal University        1998-2000                M. Ed.
 Taipei Municipal Teachers College         1994-1998                B. Ed  

Current Research

 I-Ching (The Book of Changes).
 Investigating the individual, environmental, and task constraints in human behaviors with analyses based in information theory and non-linear dynamics.

Publications

Lai, S.-C., Lin, W.-C., Chen, C.-H., & Wu, S.-Y. (2017).  Development of a Taiwan cancer-related fatigue cognition questionnaire: Reliability and validity. Oncotarget, 8(17), 28880-28887. (SCI) (IF = 5.415)

Lai, S.-C., Hsieh, T.-Y., & Newell, K. M (2015).  Entropy of Movement Outcome in Space-Time.  Motor Control, 19(3), 173-190. (SCI) (IF = 1.037)

Lai, S.-C., & Lai, R.-L. (2014). The variability in the hands of pianists. Bulletin of Sport and Exercise Psychology of Taiwan, 14(2), 67-81.

Lai, S.-C., Mayer-Kress, G., & Newell, K. M (2008).  Mutual information in the evolution of trajectories in discrete aiming movements.  Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, 12(3), 241-259. (SSCI) (IF = 0.96)

Lai, S.-C., Mayer-Kress, G., & Newell, K. M (2006).  Information entropy and the variability of space-time movement error.  Journal of Motor Behavior, 38(6), 451-466. (SSCI & SCI) (IF = 1.686)

Lai, S.-C., Mayer-Kress, G., Sosnoff, J. J., & Newell, K. M. (2005).  Information entropy analysis of discrete aiming movements.  Acta Psychologica, 119(3), 283-304. (SSCI) (IF = 2.408)

Lai, S.-C., & Jwo, J. L. (2000).  The effect of force variability on dart throwing.  Journal of Chinese Physical Education, 29, 169-177.

Lai, S.-C., & Jwo, J. L. (1999).  Sex and age differences in motor performance during the late childhood.  Journal of Chinese Physical Education, 27, 43-50.

Conference Posters/Presentations

Lai, S.-C., & Lai, R.-L. (June, 2010).  The hands tremor of piano players.  North American Society for Psychology for Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA).  June 10-12, Tucson, Arizona, USA. (Presenter).

Lai, S.-C. (June, 2009).  Symmetry control in stepping movements.  North American Society for Psychology for Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA).  June 10-13, Austin, Texas, USA. (Presenter).

Lai, S.-C., & Newell, K. M. (June, 2008).  The spatiotemporal entropy analysis of discrete aiming movements.  North American Society for Psychology for Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA).  June 5-7, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, (Presenter).

Lin, Y.-C., Liu, B.-H., Lai, S.-C., Chen, Y.-C. (July, 2007).  Evaluating the Performance of Lower Extremity Activity with Slope-Adjustable Systems.  Journal of Biomechanics, 40 (S2), S727.  XXI ISB Congress (Poster 252), Taipei, Taiwan.

Lai, S.-C., Chen, P.-J., Tian, C.-W., & Tang, C. (June, 2006).  Environmental and biological restrictions to the movement variability in a stepping task.  North American Society for Psychology for Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA).  June 1-3, Denver, Colorado, USA, (Presenter).

Lai, S.-C., & Newell, K. M. (June, 2005).  Probability analysis of a unified spatial and temporal variability measure.  North American Society for Psychology for Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA).  June 9-11, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, (Presenter).

Lai, S.-C., Mayer-Kress, G., Sosnoff, J. J., & Newell, K. M. (June, 2004).  The non-normality examination of discrete aiming movements.  North American Society for Psychology for Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA).  June 10-12, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, (Presenter).

Lai, S.-C., Mayer-Kress, G., Sosnoff, J. J., & Newell, K. M. (June, 2003).  Examination of entropy algorithms in the analysis of discrete aiming movements.  North American Society for Psychology for Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA).  June 5-7, Savannah, GA, USA, (Presenter).

Lai, S.-C., Mayer-Kress, G., Sosnoff, J. J., & Newell, K. M. (June, 2002).  The application of information entropy.  North American Society for Psychology for Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA).  June 8-10, Baltimore, MD, USA, (Presenter).

Lai, S.-C., & Jwo, J. L. (2000).  The application of transformation theory model on the promotion of exercise behaviors.  National Society of Physical Education of the Republic of China.  January, 24-26, Taipei, Taiwan, (Presenter).

Professional Experience

Graduate Research Assistance – (1) Motor Behavior Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2000 – 2002, under the direction of Dr. Karl M. Newell, Associate Dean of Health and Human Development.  Responsibilities included laboratory management, experimental design, data collection, data analysis and writing.  (2) Exercise and Sport Psychological Research Committee of National Society of Physical Education, Taiwan.  Responsibilities included arrangement and records of meetings.  (3) Research and Development Center of School Physical Education of National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, September 1998 – June 1999.  Responsibilities included experimental design, data collection, data analysis and writing.  Worked on projects covered the examination and evaluation of movement ability in the children with movement disability.

Student Teacher – (1) Subordinate High School National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, May 1999 – June 1999.  Responsibilities of the above three institutions included teaching, lesson planning and classroom management of high and elementary school Chinese language, mathematics, and physical education classes.  (2) Taipei Municipal KuTing Elementary School, Taiwan, April 1998 – May 1998.  (3) Taipei Municipal Chinese Language Experiment Elementary School, Taiwan, April 1997 – May 1997.

Coordinator – Motor Behavior Seminar of National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, February, 1999 – July, 1999.

Fellowship, Scholarships, and Awards

Scholarship, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China.  (2000-2003)
Third place poster in the category of Social and Behavior Science presented at the 17th Annual Graduate Exhibition,
     the Pennsylvania State University, USA.  (2002, April).
Physical Education Honors, Taipei Municipal Teachers College, Taiwan.  (1998)
Scholarship, Taipei Municipal Teachers College, Taiwan.  (1994-1998)

Professional Affiliations

North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) (since 2002)
National Society of Physical Education of the Republic of China (since 1998)

Acquired Skills

Software and Statistical Techniques
   Microsoft FrontPage, Power Point, Excel, Word
   MATLAB
   SPSS
   Sigma Plot
   Time series analysis
   Statistica
   Minitab
Hardware and Data Collection Techniques
  
Motion Analysis System
   Digital Camera
   Wacom Intuos Graphics Tablet
   Force Plates

Associate Experiences

President, the Taiwanese Student Association at the Pennsylvania State University, USA.  June 2002 – May 2003.
Editor-In-Chief
, School Magazine of Taipei Municipal Teachers College, Taiwan.  September 1995 – July 1996.