Congratulations Dr Fasee Ullah!

Congratulations Dr Fasee Ullah!

SKUDAI, 27th October 2017, FC postgraduate student, Fasee Ullah, has received the prestigious Chancellor’s and Best Student Award during 59th UTM Convocation. The Best Postgraduate Student Award took place at Dewan Kencanapuri, Pulai Spring Resort, Johor Bahru in conjunction with UTM 59th Convocation. Fasee, with his supervisor, Prof. Dr. Abdul Hanan bin Abdullah and Deputy Dean in Research and Innovation of Faculty of Computing, Prof. Dr. Kamalrulnizam bin Abu Bakar

Fasee Ullah, from Faculty of  Computing was among 11 students who received the reputable Best Student Award. He was hooded by his supervisor, Prof. Dr. Abdul Hanan bin Abdullah, for signifying his successful achievement in his graduate program.

The Chancellor Award is given at Convocation Ceremony to only two excellent postgraduate graduates who have obtained the First Class for their Doctor of Philosophy and fulfilled the selection criteria and conditions set by the university. As the honorable recipient of this award, Fasee had received medal, cash and Certificate of Commendation.

Following Fasee’s successful achievement, the faculty hope that Fasee will be an example for fellow undergraduate and postgraduate students.

PCRG Aidilfitri Gathering

PCRG Aidilfitri Gathering


PCRG Aidilfitri gathering was held on Thursday, 20th July 2017 at Bilik Perbincangan Utama, FC.
The agenda of the meeting was as follows:

  1. Welcoming speech by Head of PCRG, Prof. Dr. Abdul Hanan.
  2. Sharing session on current research activities in UTM by TDPI, Prof. Dr. Kamalrulnizam.
  3. Sharing session on “Signature Project – Cargo Transportation and Logistic” by Assoc. Prof. Dr Muhammad Shafie.
  4. Aidilfitri lunch gathering.
  5. Photo session.
  6. End of event.


Master and PhD Students – Network and Signaling for Health Monitoring Application

Master and PhD Students – Network and Signaling for Health Monitoring Application


 Pervasive Computing Research Group (PCRG)


OPPORTUNITIES FOR Master and PhD studies (full time research) in Computer Science in the area network and signaling for Health Monitoring Application.


Research Topics:

  1. Wireless Mesh Netwroks (WMN) cannot be fully realized unless a number of issues related to channel assignment (CA) are properly handled, such as: delivery probability of wireless links and dynamic nature of wireless environment. This research is to design a channel assignment (CA) scheme that will generate the network topologies ensuring less interference, high throughput and better connectivity for providing a reliable data transfer in WMN. The designed of the CA scheme will be implemented into the programmable routers. This research requires knowlledge of low level language and hardware.

*** The  research will be conducted at the Faculty of Computing, UTM Skudai.


Avalilable support and opportunities:

  • MyBrain (MOHE) and KPT Grant.
  • Possibility research attachment at Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) and Telekom Malaysia.




Assoc Prof Dr Mazleena Salleh   Dr Maznah Kamat      Dr Mohd Foad Rohani

mazleena @                      kmaznah @     foad @

PCRG Community Engagement: Visit to Institut Pertanian Ayer Hitam

PCRG Community Engagement: Visit to Institut Pertanian Ayer Hitam

PCRG bersama Kolej Perdana di bawah Dr Mohd Murtadha akan menjalankan Jalinan Masyarakat bersama Jabatan Pertanian Negeri Johor. Program bercorak penempatan verticultur (vertical culture) dan penggunaan ruang tengah di antara dua bangunan flat untuk gunasama dan lestari di PPR/RRNJ (perumahan rakyat flat/pangsapuri) Parlimen Johor Bahru.


1 Nov – Lawatan ke Institut Pertanian Ayer Hitam



17 Oktober 2016. Perbincangan dengan Jabatan Pertanian Negeri Johor.

Visit by Dr Marian Walter, Germany | Digital Lifestyle Project

We had a visit from Dr. Marian Walter from MEDIT RWTH Aachen Germany and his assistant, Mr. Christoph Hoog Antink from 9-13 Oct. 2016.

Both did some lectures (scheduled attached) in their area of Bio Medical Engineering in the Faculty of Computing and Faculty of Bio Medical Engineering (FBME).

Their visit was founded by the project “Digital Lifestyle”, a project which started from 12 January 2016 with an amount of around 345,650 Euro for 4 year long from DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services) to strengthen the industry and academic relationships between UTM and RWTH Aachen Germany with partners in the industry Prasarana Malaysia, Heidelberg Mobil International in Heidelberg, Germany and IVU Traffic Technologies in Aachen Germany which are all working in the area of People Friendly Commuting, coordinated in Germany by Dr. Marian Walter and in Malaysia by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Toni Anwar, Faculty of Computing, UTM.

Master Students and Graduate Research Assistant Wanted in WBAN


Closing Date for Applications:
: Ongoing |
: Computer Science |
Research Group
: Pervasive Computing |
Contract Type
: Master Student  / Graduate Research Assistant (GRA Master) |
Project Title
: iBOSS-MAC: inter-Connected Body Sensors for Traffic Priority-Aware and Reliable Medium Access Control Protocol in Medical Healthcare Networks |
Project Summary
Recently, Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) has brought revolutionary changes and achieved significant research attention due to the growing importance of sensor-based applications in healthcare domain. In WBAN, various biomedical sensors (BMSs) are deployed to monitor various vital signs of a patient and detecting abnormality such as low/high threshold values of a heartbeat, respiratory rate, blood pressure, glucose level, and temperature. The efficient design of Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol has become one of the fundamental research theme in WBAN. MAC protocol has several challenges that needs to be addressed before developing an efficient MAC protocol for WBAN. The challenges are inappropriate slot allocation and contention requirement for patient’s emergency data, lower data reliability due to higher delay, and network lifetime limitation. Insufficient slot allocation to BMSs degrades the performance of WBAN. Priority-based slot allocation reduces contention and thus, increases data reliability which prolongs the network’s lifetime. This fundamental research in the healthcare domain of WBAN has following research objectives.

  • To design and develop a MAC Superframe structure for Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) that will allocate slots to the heterogeneous nature of patient’s data.
  • To design and develop algorithms to allocate slots on the priorities-based to the vital signs of emergency data and reduce contention for non-emergency data.
  • In the proposed MAC Superframe structure, the low duty cycles nodes will be used for low energy consumption.

The proposed MAC protocol for WBAN will help all types of patients in Malaysia in monitoring the different vital signs. The Malaysian health department can deploy this project nation-wide for patients in old-aged home, traveling patients in monitoring their health conditions, patients in intensive care units (ICUs), and patients in remote areas where the medical doctors cannot reach or patients who are away from medical doctors.

Grant Provider
: Malaysian Government Fundamental Research Grant (FRGS)
Grant Duration
: August 2016 – July 2018 (2 years)
Job Type
: Research
Key Duties and Responsibilities
: Master student (Open to everyone)
: Graduate Research Assistant (Master) – Malaysian only
: RM 1800/month (Malaysian only – FRGS requirement)
For Informal Enquiries, contact:
: Marina Md Arshad (Project Leader) OR
: Professor Abdul Hanan Abdullah (Project Member)
To Apply
: Please email a short cover letter and CV to the name above. Please quote GRA/Master in the email title.