Associate Professor Dr J. Joshua Thomas

Email: jjoshua@kdupg.edu.my

J. Joshua Thomas is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College. He obtained his PhD (Intelligent Systems Techniques) in 2015 from University Sains Malaysia, Penang and Master’s degree in 1999 from Madurai Kamaraj University, India. He served as Head and deputy head of department computing between the year 2012 to 2017. From July to September 2005, he worked as a research assistant at the Artificial Intelligence Lab in University Sains Malaysia. From March 2008 to March 2010, he worked as a research associate at the same University. His work involves intelligent systems techniques in which he adopts computational algorithm implementation in inter-discipline field areas. His expertise is evident in working with International collaborators in publications, visiting research fellow to share knowledge.

Recently, work in Deep Learning, data analytics specially targeting on Graph Convolutional Neural Networks (GCNN) and Graph Recurrent Neural Networks(GRNN), Hyper-Graph Attentions, End to end steering learning systems, design algorithms in drug discovery and Quantum machine learning. He is a principal investigator, co-investigator in various grants funding, including internal, national and international levels. He is an editorial board member for the Journal of Energy Optimization and Engineering (IJEOE), Book author, guest editor for Applied Sciences, Computations (MDPI), Mathematics Biosciences and Engineering (MBE), Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences(CMES). He has authored and edited four books (Wiley and IGI publishers). He has published more than 40 papers in leading international conference proceedings and peer reviewed journals. Regular Invited, Planetary, Keynote speaker and workshop presenter in IAIM2019, LCQAI2021, ICRITCC’21 and IAIM2022.

PhD in Computer Science University Sains Malaysia (USM), 2015
Research Title: Adapting and Integrating a Visual Analytics Process for the University Examination Timetabling Problem

Master in Computer Science Madurai Kamaraj University (India), 1997
First Class (Area: AI, Programming Systems)

Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications Madurai Kamaraj University (India), 1997
First Class (Area: Computer Applications)

Bachelor in Physics (Special) The American College, Madurai (India), 1996

Year Title
2021

 

Journal Publications

Chui, K. T., Gupta, B. B., Liu, R. W., Zhang, X., Vasant, P., & Thomas, J. J. Extended-range prediction model using NSGA-III Optimized RNN-GRU-LSTM for driver stress and drowsiness,(2021) MDPI Sensors, 21(19), 6412; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21196412 (IF 3.576/Indexed/Scopus)

Murugappan, M., Thomas, J.J., Fiore, U., Jinila, Y. B., & Radhakrishnan, S. COVIDNet: Implementing Parallel Architecture on Sound and Image for High Efficacy,(2021)MDPI Future Internet, 13(11), 269; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi13110269 (Indexed/Scopus)
Weber, G. W., Thomas, J. J., Saucedo, J. A. M., Fiore, U., Litvinchev, I., & Vasant, P. (2021). Preface: Special Issue on Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization in Operational Research. Journal of the Operations Research Society of China, 1-5. (IF 0.70/Indexed/Scopus)

Nurul Hashimah Ahamed Hassain Malim, Thomas,J.J, Mohamad Azmeer Effendy, Zurina Hassan, Automated classification of eight different Electroencephalo-gram (EEG) bands using hybrid of Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) with machine learning methods.(2022) Neuroscience Research Notes, -In Press

Edited Books

Smart Cities and Machine Learning in Urban Health
Thomas, J. J., Geropanta, V., Karagianni, A., Panchenko, V., & Vasant, P. (Eds.)(2022). Smart Cities and Machine Learning in Urban Health. IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-7176-7 https://www.igi-global.com/book/smart-cities-machine-learning-urban/261124

Handbook of Intelligent Computing and Optimization for Sustainable Development
Mukhdeep Singh Manshahia, Valeriy Kharchenko, Elias Munapo, J. Joshua Thomas and Pandian Vasant (Eds).(2022)Handbook of Intelligent Computing and Optimization for Sustainable Developement, ISBN: 9781119791829 http://www.scrivenerpublishing.com/cart/title.php?id=654

Advances of Machine Learning in Clean Energy and the Transportation Industry
Vasant,P. Karchenko,V, Thomas,J.J.,Weber,G,W,Panchenko,V.(Eds) (2022) Advances of Machine Learning in Clean Energy and the Transportation Industry,DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/SJDR3905, https://novapublishers.com/shop/advances-of-machine-learning-in-clean-energy-and-the-transportation-industry/

Conference Proceedings (Indexed/Scopus/WoS)
Banik, A., Biswal, S. K., Bandyopadhyay, T. K., Panchenko, V., & Thomas, J. J. Modeling and Simulation of Rectangular Sheet Membrane Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). In International Conference on Intelligent Computing & Optimization (pp. 345-356). Springer, Cham.

Tran, H. T., Thomas, J. J., Malim, N. H. A. H., Ali, A. M., & Huynh, S. B. Graph Neural Networks in Cheminformatics. In International Conference on Intelligent Computing & Optimization (pp. 823-837). Springer, Cham.

Ali, A. M., Thomas, J. J., & Nair, G. Academic and Uncertainty Attributes in Predicting Student Performance. In International Conference on Intelligent Computing & Optimization (pp. 838-847). Springer, Cham.

Ramasamy, S., & Thomas, J. J. AutoMove: An End-to-End Deep Learning System for Self-driving Vehicles. In International Conference on Intelligent Computing & Optimization (pp. 1082-1096). Springer, Cham.

2020 Journal Publications

Ganesan, T., Vasant, P., Sanghvi, P., Thomas, J.J, & Litvinchev, I. (2020). Random matrix generators for optimizing a fuzzy biofuel supply chain system. Journal of Advanced Engineering and Computation, 4(1), 33-50 (Indexed/non-Scopus)

Edited Books

Thomas, J. J., Fiore, U., Lechuga, G. P., Kharchenko, V., & Vasant, P. (2020). Handbook of Research on Smart Technology Models for Business and Industry (pp. 1-400). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-3645-2 – June 2020, https://www.igi-global.com/book/handbook-research-smart-technology-models/243743

Book Chapter

Thomas, J. J., Wei, L. T., Jinila, Y. B., & Subhashini, R. (2020). Smart Computerized Essay Scoring Using Deep Neural Networks for Universities and Institutions. In Thomas, J. J., Fiore, U., Lechuga, G. P., Kharchenko, V., & Vasant, P. (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Smart Technology Models for Business and Industry (pp. 125-152). IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-3645-2.ch006.

Conference Proceedings (Indexed/Scopus/WoS)

Y.Bevish Jinila, Thomas, J.J, Priestly Shan, Internet of Things Enabled Approach for Hygiene Monitoring in Hospitals:. International Conference on Signal Processing (ICCCSP 2020), Chennai, INDIA

2019 Journal Publications

Thomas, J. Joshua; Yen Ling, Jodene Ooi; Belaton, Bahari.A Hybrid Neural Knowledge Expert System With Parallel Coordinates Visualization in Dengue Diagnosis. Malaysian Journal of Computer Science, [S.l.], p. 38-55, nov. 2019. ISSN 0127-9084. (WOS, Scopus, IF 0.65)

Edited Books

Thomas, J. J., Karagoz, P., Ahamed, B. B., & Vasant, P. (2019). Deep Learning Techniques and Optimization Strategies in Big Data Analytics (pp. 1-355). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. DOI:10.4018/978-1-7998-1192-3, https://www.igi-global.com/book/deep-learning-techniques-optimization-strategies/231554

Book Chapter

Thomas, J. J., Tran, T. H., Lechuga, G. P., & Belaton, B. (2019). Convolutional Graph Neural Networks: A Review and Applications of Graph Autoencoder in Chemoinformatics. In J. Thomas, P. Karagoz, B. Ahamed, & P. Vasant (Eds.), Deep Learning Techniques and Optimization Strategies in Big Data Analytics (pp. 107-123). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. DOI:10.4018/978-1-7998-1192- 3.ch007

Conference Proceedings (Indexed/Scopus/WoS)

Thomas J.J., Ali A.M. (2019) Dispositional Learning Analytics Structure Integrated with Recurrent Neural Networks in Predicting Students Performance. In: Vasant P., Zelinka I., Weber GW. (eds) Intelligent Computing and Optimization. ICO 2019. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1072. Springer, Cham.

Bong C.W., Xian P.Y., Thomas J.J (2019) Face Recognition and Detection Using Haars Features with Template Matching Algorithm. In: Vasant P., Zelinka I., Weber GW. (eds) Intelligent Computing and Optimization. ICO 2019. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1072. Springer, Cham.

2018 Book Chapter

Joshua Thomas, J. & Pillai, N. (2018, October). A Deep Learning Framework on Generation of Image Descriptions with Bidirectional Recurrent Neural Networks. In International Conference on Intelligent Computing & Optimization (pp. 219-230). Springer, Cham.

Joshua Thomas, J. Belaton, B., & Khader, A. T. (2018, October). Visual Analytics Solution for Scheduling Processing Phases. In International Conference on Intelligent Computing & Optimization (pp. 395-408). Springer, Cham.
Joshua Thomas, J. (2018) Data Analytics to Classify Insights of Music Data. The 1ST International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Optimization, Thailand ICO2018 October 4-5, 2018

2017 Conference Proceedings (Indexed/Scopus/WoS)

Joshua Thomas, J., Jodene Ooi (2017). DengueViz: A Knowledge-Based Expert System Integrated with Parallel Coordinates Visualization in the Dengue Diagnosis IVIC2017, November 28-30, 2017. Joshua Thomas, J., Ching May Lee (2017). Travel Route Recommendation Based on Geotagged Photo Metadata IVIC2017, November 28-30, 2017.

2016 Conference Proceedings (Indexed/Scopus/WoS)

Joshua Thomas, J., Raaj, Justtina (2016)Parallel Coordinates Visualization Tool on the Air Pollution Data for Northern Malaysia, First EAI International Conference on Computer Science and Engineering, Penang Malaysia, November 2016, Springer

2015 Conference Proceedings (Indexed/Scopus/WoS)

Joshua Thomas, J., Khader, A. T., & Belaton, B (2015) SpaceViz: Visualization Tool for the computer Storage big-data In International conference on Big Data Intelligence and Computing (DataCom 2015).

2014 Conference Proceedings (Indexed/Scopus/WoS)

Chin, K. Y., & Joshua Thomas, J. (2014, Sep.). 3D Android Based Pocket Dictionary with Augmented Reality for Children. In 5th International Conference on Science & Technology: Applications in Industry and Education. Penang, Malaysia

2012 Conference Proceedings (Indexed/Scopus/WoS)

Laaro, B. A., Khader, A. T., Al-Betar, M. A., Joshua Thomas, J., & Awadallah, M. (2012, Aug.). The effect of neighborhood structures on examination timetabling with artificial bee colony. In Proceedings of 9th International Conference On The Practice And Theory Of Automated Timetabling (PATAT2012).
Joshua Thomas, J., Khader, A. T., & Belaton, B. (2012). Integrated problem solving steering framework on clash reconciliation strategies for university examination timetabling problem. ICONIP2012, Part II, LNCS, 7077, 27–37.
Joshua Thomas, J., Khader, A. T., & Belaton, B. (2012). Integrated problem solving steering framework on clash reconciliation strategies for university examination timetabling problem. ICONIP2012, Part II, LNCS, 7077, 27–37.

2011 Referred Proceedings (Indexed/Scopus/Wos)

Joshua Thomas, J., Khader, A. T., Belaton, B., & Leow, A. (2011). Exploration of rough sets analysis in real-world examination timetabling problem instances. ICSI2011, Part II, LNCS, 6729, 173–182.
Joshua Thomas, J., Khader, A. T., & Belaton, B. (2011a). A parallel coordinates visualization for the incapacitated examination-timetabling problem. IVIC2011, Part I, LNCS, 7066, 87–98.
Joshua Thomas, J., Khader, A. T., & Belaton, B. (2011b). A practical rough sets analysis in real-world examination timetabling problem instances. In D.-S. Huang, D. Wunsch, D. Levine, & K.-H. Jo (Eds.), Computer Networks and Intelligent Computing (pp. 21–30). Springer.

2010 Journal Publications

Joshua Thomas, J., Khader, A. T., Belaton, B., & Leow, A. (2010). Vizsolution: an interface tool to solve real-world examination timetabling problem. International Journal of Advancements in Computing Technology (IJACT), 2(5), 80–88. (Indexed/non-Scopus)

Referred Proceedings (Indexed/Scopus/Wos)

Al-Betar, M. A., Khader, A. T., & Joshua Thomas, J. (2010, Aug.). A combination of metaheuristic components based on harmony search for the university examination timetabling problem. In Proceedings of International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling. Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Joshua Thomas, J. & Ken, C. C. (2010, Sept.). Process visualization to solve the travelling salesman problem. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Visual Information Communication. Beijing, China.
Joshua Thomas, J., Khader, A. T., Al-Betar, M. A., & Belaton, B. (2010). The perception of interaction on the University examination timetabling problem. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT2010). Belfast, Northern Ireland.

2009 Referred Proceedings (Indexed/Scopus/Wos)

Joshua Thomas, J., Khader, A. T., & Belaton, B. (2009a, July). Adapting information visualization techniques on the examination timetabling pre-processing data. In Proceedings of IEEE 13th International Conference on Information Visualization (IV09).
Joshua Thomas, J., Khader, A. T., & Belaton, B. (2009b). Information visualization approach on the university examination-timetabling problem. In M. H. et al (Ed.), Visual Information Communication (pp. 255–264). Springer Science + Business Media.
Joshua Thomas, J., Khader, A. T., & Belaton, B. (2009c, Mar.). Visualization of preprocess data in the examination timetabling problem. In IEEE Proceedings on World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE2009). Los Angels.
Joshua Thomas, J., Khader, A. T., & Belaton, B. (2009d, Aug.). Visualization techniques on the examination timetabling pre-processing data. In Proceedings of IEEE Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization (CGIV). Tianjin, China.

2008 Referred Proceedings (Indexed/Scopus/Wos)

Joshua Thomas, J., Khader, A. T., & Belaton, B. (2008). A visual analytics framework for the university examination timetabling problem. In Proceedings of 5th International Conference On Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation (CGIV2008) (pp. 305–310).

2007 Referred Proceedings (Indexed/Scopus/Wos)

Joshua Thomas, J. & Khader, A. T. (2007, July). Evolutionary data mining design to visualize the examination timetabling data at a university: a first round development. In Proceedings of 11th International Conference On Knowledge Generation, Communication And Management.

2006 Referred Proceedings (Indexed/Scopus/Wos)

Joshua Thomas, J. & Khader, A. T. (2006a, Dec.). Identifying the clusters and cliques in examination time tabling data for visualization. In Proceedings of Visualization International Conference on Science, Technologies And Education (ICSITE06). Penang, Malaysia.
Joshua Thomas, J. & Khader, A. T. (2006b, June). Visualizing the examination timetabling data using clustering method and treemaps. In Proceedings of the 2nd IMT-GT Regional Conference On Mathematics, Statistics And Their Applications. Penang, Malaysia.

2005 Referred Proceedings (Indexed/Scopus/Wos)

Joshua Thomas, J. & Khader, A. T. (2005). A constraint solving scheduling application by using constraint logic programming. In Proceedings of 2005 INFORMS. San Francisco.

2021

CONSULTANCY WORK

Workshop on Much Big Data with Apache Spark and Python Workshop for the 7th International Visual Informatics Conference in at IVIC 2021 organized by UNITEN. November 25th 2021. W: http://ivic2021.uniten.edu.my/02_workshop.html

 

2019

RESEARCH GRANT

Title: Intelligence-based Algorithm to generate focused molecule structure for immunopathogenesis allergy drug
Duration: 2019-2022
Sponsors/Grant: FRGS grant scheme of Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia (RM77,770)

Title: An Adaptive Learning Analytics (ALA) data intensive framework to predict candidates academic performance and retention strategies at a university
Duration: January 2019-December 2019
Sponsors/Grant: UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College (RM10,000)

 

2017

RESEARCH GRANT

Title: Computerised Expert Tool to Diagnose Dengue Fever Data Analytics- DengueViz
Duration: September 2016-September 2017
Sponsors/Grant: UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College (RM10,000)

 

2010

RESEARCH GRANT

Title: The preprocessing phase of a visual analytics framework for the university examination timetabling problem – ExamViz
Duration: 2008-2010
Sponsors/Grant: Universiti Sains Malaysia (RM40,000)

2021

Appointments as Visiting Research Fellow – Sathyabama Institute of Technology (Deemed University)- Chennai, INDIA

Appointments as Panel Judge
Invited Panelist: Judge on Research Project Event: CS, PIXEL 2021, 4th & 5th July 2021 USM, School of Computer Science; PIXEL 2021

Appointments as Book/Journal Reviewer
[Editorial: Journal]
Computational Systems for sustainable development in Computing and Engineering Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering : (IF/Indexed/Scopus)
Paradigms of Deep Learning, Big Data Analytics, AI and Mathematical sciences in Medical Applications for Combating Epidemics Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences : (IF/Indexed/Scopus)
Intelligent Computing, Modelling and its Applications
MDPI-Computation (Indexed/Scopus)

[Editorial : Book Publishers]
J. Joshua Thomas, Vasiliki Geropanta, Anna Karagianni, Vladimir Panchenko, Pandian Vasant (2021)Smart Cities and Machine Learning in Urban Health – IGI Globalhttps://www.igi-global.com/book/smart-cities-machine-learning-urban/26112
Mukhdeep Singh Manshahia, Valeriy Kharchenko, Elias Munapo, J. Joshua Thomas and Pandian Vasant (Eds).(2022)Handbook of Intelligent Computing and Optimization for Sustainable Development,-WILEY ISBN: 9781119791829 http://www.scrivenerpublishing.com/cart/title.php?id=654
Vasant,P. Karchenko,V, Thomas,J.J.,Weber,G,W,Panchenko,V.(Eds) (2022) Advances of Machine Learning in Clean Energy and the Transportation Industry, Nova DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/SJDR3905, https://novapublishers.com/shop/advances-of-machine-learning-in-clean-energy-and-the-transportation-industry/

[Journal Reviewer]
https://publons.com/researcher/1504755/j-joshua-thomas/

Appointments as Key Note Speaker
Keynote speaker: Virtual: International Conference on Recent Innovative Trends in Communication and Computers, India
Title: Deep learning architectural paradigm on autonomous vehicle guidance systems.
URL : https://icritcc21.com/key-note/

Invited Speaker: Logic, Quantum, Computing, and Artificial Intelligence, Iran
Title: Drug discovery Algorithms in QC.
June 30- July 3, 2021 – http://lqcai.org/

CYBER SECURITY TOWARDS INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION 4.0, ICBE 2021, MBOT, MALAYSIA
Title: Quantum Computing

Appointments as Chairperson/Committee Member for Professional or Industry Bodies
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)-Professional Member (ID: 4480604)
International Advisory Member: ICSEM2021, Colombo, SRILANKA & ICCCT21, Chennai, INDIA
Program Committee Member: STUE2022, Kharkiv, UKRAINE
Technical Program Committee: IVIC2021, MALAYSIA
Board of Advisory: Department of Computing, UOW Malaysia, KDU Penang University College
RIEC – UOW Malaysia, KDU Penang University College.
Focus Group, UOW Malaysia, KDU Penang University College

 

2020

Appointments as Book/Journal Reviewer
[Editorial: Journal]
Artificial Intelligence & Quantum Computing
MDPI-sustainability(IF/Indexed/Scopus)
Cyber Security, Smart Cities and Big Data Optimization in Energy Applications”
MDPI-applied sciences(IF/Indexed/Scopus)
International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems
ICO’2020: Special Issue on: “Modern Computational Steering Techniques in Machine Learning and Mechatronics Systems”
[Editorial : Book Publishers]
Thomas, J. J., Fiore, U., Lechuga, G. P., Kharchenko, V., & Vasant, P. (2020). Handbook of Research on Smart Technology Models for Business and Industry (pp. 1-400). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-3645-2–
[Journal Reviewer]
https://publons.com/researcher/1504755/j-joshua-thomas/

Appointments as Key Note Speaker
Webinar Invited Speaker: Chennai, INDIA
Title: Fundamentals in Deep Learning and its applications
Sathyabama Institute of Technology, Chennai, INDIA
Webinar Invited Speaker: OMAN
Title: Deep Learning Algorithms and Applications
Al Musanna College of Technology, Sultanate of OMAN

Appointments as Chairperson/Committee Member for Professional or Industry Bodies
3rd International Conference of Intelligent Computing and Optimization

 

2019

Appointments as External Examinor/Inspector
Foreign Examiner : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (VIT, INDIA)
External Examiner: Masters in Computer Science (UM, Malaysia)

Masters in Computer Science by Research
Main Supervisor: Abdalla/An Adaptive Learning Analytics (ALA) Data Intensive Framework to Predict Student Academic Grades Attrition/Retention Strategies at a University
Main Supervisor: TRAN Huu Ngoc Tran/ Intelligence-Based Algorithm to Generate focused molecule structure for Immunopathogenesis Allergy drug.
Co-Supervisor: Huynh Son Bach/Anti-Spoofing in Face recognition for student attendance system using deep neural network (DNN)

Appointments as Book/Journal Reviewer
[Editorial: Journal]
International Journal of Energy Optimization and Engineering (IJEOE)https://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-energy-optimization-engineering/47187
International Journal of Cloud Computing.IAIM2019: Special Issue on: “Advances in Data Science and Computing”InderScience Publishers, Linking academia, business, and industry through research.
[Editorial : Book Publishers]
Deep Learning Techniques and Optimization Strategies in Big Data AnalyticsJ. Joshua Thomas, Pinar Karagoz, B. Bazeer Ahamed, Pandian Vasant
Publisher: IGI Global, USA, https://www.igi-global.com/book/deep-learning-techniques-optimization-
[Journal Reviewer]
https://publons.com/researcher/1504755/j-joshua-thomas/

Appointments as Key Note Speaker
Plenary speaker: International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (IAIM2019) Chennai, INDIA(Fully funded by the IAIM organisers)
Title: Deep learning analysis framework for image descriptions in data driven problems.
Date: 3rd April 2019

IVIC2019 International Conference on Visual Informatics, UKM, MALAYSIA
Title: Understandable Data Intelligence Elucidating the Puff
Date: 21st November 2019

Appointments as Chairperson/Committee Member for Professional or Industry Bodies
International Advisory Committee: IAIM2019, ICCCT’19
Technical Program Committee: IVIC2019
Program Committee: ICO2019

Appointments as Academic Panel Member/External Academic Moderator
Session Chair: IAIM2019,ICO2019

 

2018

Appointments as Evaluation Committee Panel Member
Data Science Research Symposium, 2018, Universiti Malaya
Evaluation Committee/panel

Appointments as Academic Panel Member/External Academic Moderator
International Conference on Intelligent Computing & Optimization
Publication chair: IcoTech 2018

 

2017

Appointments as Key Note Speaker
Invited Speaker: Penang State/International Educational Forum
Penang International Education Forum (PIEF 2017)
Title: Capturing the Attention of Millennials through Big

International Business talk on Games Computing (July 9, 2017)
You Tube: TNN ASEAN Business

Appointments as Book/Journal Reviewer
Journal: International journal of Data Science and Analytics – Springer 2016- present
http://www.springer.com/computer/database+management+%26+information+retrieval/journal/41060Journal: Information Visualization (ISI – Impact factor 0.639) SAGE Track 2017 –present

Appointments as Academic Panel Member/External Academic Moderator
Technical Program Committee: IVIC2017
Workshop Presenter: IVIC2017, UKM, Bangi Malaysia. November, 28th – 30th 2017.
Title: Excavate Data for Decision HDP & HDF http://ivic.org.my/wp/workshops
Technical Program Committee: COMPSE2017, Thailand

 

2016

Appointments as External Examinor/Inspector
Academic Department Head: Computing

Appointments as Curriculum Development Committee Member
Curriculum development: Dual Awards
Dual Awards/Home Grown undergraduate (University of Lincoln and KDU Penang University College)

Appointments as Key Note Speaker
Guest/Invited Speaker
Title: Data Analytics: Drill, Hit, Predict and Visualise using Microsoft Azure and Power Maps
SQL-Saturday 2016 to train chief technical officers in business sectors and working adults, organized by Microsoft, Malaysia,KLCC2016.
http://www.sqlsaturday.com/562/Sessions/Details.aspx?sid=53245

 

2015

Appointments as Key Note Speaker
Guest/Invited Speaker
Title: Visualization and Data Science using visualization tools
SQL-Saturday 2015 to train chief technical officers in business sectors and working adults, organized by Microsoft, Malaysia KLCC. 2015.
http://www.sqlsaturday.com/438/Sessions/Details.aspx?sid=39029

 

2013

Appointments as External Examinor/Inspector
Acting Academic Department Head: Computing

Appointments as Curriculum Development Committee Member
Home Grown undergraduate and postgraduate Programs

 

2011

Appointments as Panel Judge
Judge Industry Projects Politeknik, Sultan Abdual Halim : iCompEX 2013

Appointments as Key Note Speaker
Invited as Guest Lecturer for CCS514 – Envisioning Information Visualization

Masters in Computer Science by Research

Title: An Adaptive Learning Analytics (ALA) Data Intensive Framework to Predict Student Academic Grades Attrition/Retention Strategies at a University (2019- 2022)
Abdalla M.Ali (Main-Supervisor, UOW Malaysia, KDU Penang University College)

Title: Intelligence-Based Algorithm to Generate focused molecule structure for Immunopathogenesis Allergy drug (2019-2022)
TRAN Huu Ngoc Tran (Main-Supervisor, UOW Malaysia, KDU Penang University College)

Title: Anti-Spoofing in Face recognition for student attendance system using deep neural network (DNN) (2019-2022)
Huynh Son Bach (Co-Supervisor, UOW Malaysia, KDU Penang University College)

Masters Dissertation

Title: Impacts of IT on Private Institutes of Higher Learning in Malaysia. (2007-2008)
Degree: Master’s by Research (MSC Business Information Technology)
Role: Main Supervisor
Adrian(Main Supervisor, Northumbria University, UK)

Undergraduate Project Supervision

Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Business Information Systems
Industry project supervision:
Lim Khai Sian, Flextronics, Penang (2021)
Lee Xin Hong, Bizwise, Penang (2021)
Kusuki Damai, Kerry Logistics Penang(2016-2017)

2021

Invention Category – GOLD AWARD
V-MIIEX2021: COVIDNet
https://www.miiex.my/v-miiex-2021-results/#page-content
Awarded by: Universiti Technologi Mara (UTM), Melaka, Malaysia
Competition website: http://www.miiex.my

 

2020

Most Research Paper published in Scopus
Published: 1 Edited Book,1 Impact Factor Journal, 1 Book Chapter, 1 Conference article.
Awarded by : UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College,

ZERO Medical Leave Award: (2011-2020)
Awarded by: UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College

 

2019

Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
Title: Intelligence-based Algorithm to generate focused molecule structure for immunopathogenesis allergy drug
File No: FRGS/1/2019/ICT02/KDUPG/02/1,
Awarded by: Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia
Amount: RM77,770

 

2017

Long Service Award 2002- 2017 (15-Years)
Awarded by: UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College

Best Paper Award
Joshua Thomas, J., Jodene Ooi (2017) DengueViz: A Knowledge-Based Expert System Integrated with Parallel Coordinates Visualization in the Dengue Diagnosis IVIC2017, November 28-30, 2017.
Awarded by: IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity, IEEE Computer Society Malaysia Section.

 

2016

CHAMPION 
Competitions: National
HackFEST.my (Smart Tourism) BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION
TEAM: FORTRA SOFTWARE: Augmented Reality Street Art
Awarded by: Knowledge Group of Companies Sdn Bhd

Home grown – Undergraduate programs provisional approval (as at Head of Department(HOD)- Computing)
Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (MQA/PA 8050)
Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Computer and Network Technology (MQA/PA8180)
Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Computer Games Programming (MQA/PA8185)
Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Business Information Systems (MQA/PA8186)
Awarded by: Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysian Quality Agency(MQA), Govt. of Malaysia

 

2015

MYQUEST 2014/2015: Outstanding 6-Star (as at Acting Head of Department – Computing)
Category: Information Technology, School of Engineering, Science and Technology
Cluster: (Science, Mathematics, Computing)
Awarded by: Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia

 

2010

MSC MALAYSIA-IHL (MIBPC) BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION
2010/2011 – 2ND WINNER UP RM5,000
Team: Striver Software Solution SOFTWARE: TSPALGO
Awarded by: MDeC Malaysia