Associate Professor Milagros (Millie) Rivera is the Head of the Communications and New Media Programme in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore. She is also the Director of the Social and Cognitive Lab in NUS' Interactive and Digital
She joined NUS in July 2002 as a Visiting Fellow while she was an associate professor in the Department of Telecommunications at Indiana University, U.S.A. She became the head of CNM in 2004 and under her leadership CNM's enrollment tripled and its full time teaching staff
more than quadrupled in three years. CNM offers an integrated curriculum in communication management, new media studies and new/interactive media design with lecturers from more than 15 countries and backgrounds ranging from engineering, computing, visual and interactive design, public relations, communications, sociology, psychology, economics, law and policy, and arts and humanities.
Dr. Rivera, a ten-time award winning educator. She teaches infocomm policy, impact of new media on society, and cyber crime, among others. Her current research involves a study of information and communciation technologies localization policies in 14 developing Asian countries and a six-country study exploring how young people use interactive and digital media in small and medium towns in developing Asia.
Dr. Rivera's work has been published in New Media and Society; Communications of the Association for Computer Machinery; Journal of Science, Technology and Society; Asian Pacific Law and Policy Journal; Media Asia; Asian Journal of Communication; Journalism and Mass Communication Monographs; Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly; Journalism History; Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal; Federal Communications Law Journal; World Internet Law Report; and Communications and the Law among others.