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Embarking a New Beginning
The first newsletter issue, December 2021
Welcome to the first issue of the School of Digital Science’s postgraduate and faculty newsletter!
We are a newly formed faculty at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). Previously, we ran the programme: Bachelor of Science, Major in Computer Science at the Faculty of Science.
Taking a digital initiative, UBD started to offer the Bachelor of Digital Science at the new School of Digital Science in August 2020. Four majors are offered; Computer Science, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Cybersecurity & Forensic for excited and curious students wanting to get hands-on with problem solving and to explore new ideas, together with our team of academics, with Professor Liyanage Chandratilak De Silva as our Dean and Dr Ong Wee Hong as our Deputy Dean. Postgraduate research programmes at the Masters and PhD levels are also offered.
“We are pleased to announce the first issue of the postgraduate and faculty newsletter of School of Digital Science. We are a new school offering the Bachelor of Digital Science degree with the following majors: Computer Science, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Cybersecurity & Forensic.”
Please read here: Dean’s Welcoming Remarks
Welcoming our new colleagues
In 2021, we are blessed with the arrival of four new members during the challenging times of COVID-19 (Read more) :
Dr Nagender Aneja, Assistant Professor. Dr Nagender's expertise is in the areas of Deep learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning.
Dr Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, Assistant Professor. Dr Ajaz's expertise is in the areas of Robotic Systems, Cognitive Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence.
Dr Mueen Uddin, Assistant Professor. Dr Mueen is an active researcher in the areas of Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics, Blockchain, and Cloud Infrastructures.
Dr Ali Tufail, Senior Assistant Professor . Dr Ali's expertise is in the areas of Wireless Sensor Networks, IoT and Vehicular Adhoc Networks.
Meet our programme leaders
Dr Ajaz Bhat, Dr Nagender Aneja and Dr Rosyzie Apong are our Programme Leaders in our four majors Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Data Science, Computer Science and Cybersecurity & Forensic.
Research Activities and Updates
Congratulations, Dr Burhan! Dr Burhan Rashid Hussein passed his viva in November with his research, Segmentation and Species Identification for Digitized Herbarium Specimen Images Using Computer Vision and ML Techniques. (Read more)
Congratulations, Dr Soni! Dr Soni Karri Lanka has passed her viva earlier this year in June with her research project, Identification and classification of driving behaviour at signalized intersections using machine learning". (Read more)
Congratulations, Dr Mueen! Dr Mueen Uddin, has been elevated to the grade of Senior Member of IEEE this year. (Read more)
Congratulations Afiqah! Afiqah Basheer has passed her masters examination on her research project, "A Comparative Study of Multi-Objective Functions in MOEA/D and Their Effects on Fuzzy Clustering" (Read more)
Congratulations to our colleagues and students for the acceptance and publication of their work as well as their editorial contributions:
Dr Mueen's paper as "Electronics" issue cover Dr Mueen's paper, Next-Generation Blockchain-Enabled Virtualized Cloud Security Solutions: Review and Open Challenges, has been highlighted in the issue cover of Electronics. (Read more)
Best Technical Presentation Dr Rosyzie and her team has been awarded the Best Technical Presentation for her paper "The Evaluation of Machine Learning Algorithms for Detecting Islamophobic Tweets". (Read more)
MSc in Computer Science student, Usman Khalil has published research in Asia-Pacific Journal of Information Technology and Multimedia (APJITM). Well done! (Read more)
Dr Mueen has joined several editorial committees in the following Scopus-indexed journals, Mobile Information Systems and IET Networks. (Read more)
Selected Publication List
Automated extraction of phenotypic leaf traits of individual intact herbarium leaves from herbarium specimen images using deep learning based semantic segmentation
Reconstruction of damaged herbarium leaves using deep learning techniques for improving classification accuracy
Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology, 2021, 29(4), pp. 2383–2407
Design of a performance prediction system for a distributed computer environment and its adaptation on the cloud computing
Electronics (Switzerland), 2021, 10(20), 2493
Computers, Materials and Continua, 2021, 68(2), pp. 2377–2397
The complementarity of ‘Muscleless’ motor synergies with motor control strategies in humans and robots: Reply to comments on “Muscleless motor synergies and actions without movements: From motor neuroscience to cognitive robotics”
Goal-Directed Reasoning and Cooperation in Robots in Shared Workspaces: an Internal Simulation Based Neural Framework
Real-time visual inspection system for grading fruits using computer vision and deep learning techniques
International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 2021, 35(1), pp. 1–18
Environments - MDPI, 2021, 8(1), pp. 1–15, 6
DTC Lai, Y Sato
Algorithms 14 (11), 338; SI: Nature-Inspired Algorithm in ML
A Comparative Analysis of Scalability Issues within Blockchain-based Solutions in the Internet of Things
International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 2021, 12(9), pp. 480–490
Identification and Classification of Driving Behaviour at Signalized Intersections Using Support Vector Machine
International Journal of Automation and Computing, 2021, 18(3), pp. 480–491
Seminars and workshops
We had our first SDS seminar on 3rd November 2021 via MS Teams with our PhD student, Usman Sani giving two talks. (Read more)
Nazrul Ismail and Michelle Luon presented their Masters research project on Monocular Visual SLAM and IOT in Agriculture respectively. (Read more)
Hafiq Anas presented his latest results on "Comparison of Deep Q Learning, Q Learning and SARSA Reinforced Learning for Robot Local Navigation". (Read more)
The 5 of November 2021 saw a nervous day for our final year project students as they presented their projects. (Read more)
Dr Nagender Aneja conducted the workshop “Data Decoded With Tableau”, which was organised by IEEE Delhi Section. (Read more)
Dr Owais Ahmed Malik, our SDS Assistant Professor and Director of Institute of Applied Data Analytics at UBD, was a conference keynote speaker. (Read more)
Mr Chong has made a UBD COVID-19 Vaccination webpage with multiple translation. (Read more)
UBD Digital Science student awarded first place of the Low-Code Jumpstart Competition (Read more)
SDS offers short course: ZD-2401 Data Analysis and Visualization, conducted by Dr Nagender (Read more)
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