Venerable Dr Juewei
Ph.D (Religious Studies) University of the West, USA, MA (Buddhist Studies) Tsung-Lin Buddhist College, Taiwan, MBA (Cranfield University) Bedford, UK, MS (Computer Science and Engineering) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, BS with highest distinction (Computer Science and Engineering), Honors in Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
Head of Program (Humanistic Buddhism)
Acting Head of Program (Applied Buddhist Studies)
Director (Humanistic Buddhism Centre)
Juewei Shi is Head of Program for Humanistic Buddhism, Director of the Humanistic Buddhism Centre, and Senior Lecturer at Nan Tien Institute in Australia. She teaches subjects related to Humanistic Buddhism (HB) and Chinese Buddhism, supported by her research and development that revolves around acculturation and application of Buddhist teachings in the modern world. She also authored Parading the Buddha: localising Buddha’s birthday celebrations.
Juewei holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies, a Master of Arts in Buddhist studies, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering. Juewei began her career as an applied R&D engineer in Artificial Intelligence systems in the 1980s and moved on to management positions in Singapore’s statutory bodies. She made her millennial decision to join the Fo Guang Shan order when she realised that she could be of the best service to humanity through promoting humanistic values in an increasingly-divided world.
To increase the accessibility of Juewei’s research and development, she leads global teams of volunteers to develop an HB Visualiser (visualiser.nantien.edu.au), HB Journal (journal.nantien.edu.au), Communities of Practice (communities.nantien.edu.au), Turning Points stories (facebook.com/turningpointsstories), Buddha’s Birthday Education Project (thebbep.org) as well as mobile apps and podcasts (soundcloud.com/nti-hbc).