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Reviewer Wanted for IJIC Journal: International Postgrad Alumni

Reviewer Wanted for IJIC Journal: International Postgrad Alumni

Faculty’s IJIC journal is in the process of obtaining potential international reviewer. Supervisors with former international students who have graduated can nominate their names or if the alumni themselves want to contribute, please do so by providing the NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS to Dr Azlan Mohd Zain (azlanmz @ utm.my) or directly to the chief editor Dr Roselina (roselina @ utm.my).
Jurnal fakulti IJIC dalam proses mendapatkan reviewer antarabangsa berpotensi. Mohon SV yang mempunyai bekas pelajar antarabangsa yang telah tamat pengajian mencalonkan nama mereka.
Sekiranya ada, mohon bantuan SV memberi maklumat NAMA beserta EMAIL adress mereka kepada saya atau terus kepada ketua editor IJIC PM Dr Roselina roselina@utm.my. Bantuan diberi amat dihargai.
Aim Higher: Adibah Yahaya (Class of 2013)

Aim Higher: Adibah Yahaya (Class of 2013)

AIM Higher

by Adibah Yahaya

Adibah, Feb 2014

Adibah, Feb 2014

UTM is my first choice of university. After SPM, I have always aspire to enter UTM. I started in UTMKL as a computer science multimedia student (DDZ). In my second semester, a few of computer science students from my batch were selected to join UTM Skudai elite program. We were offered to pursue our degree in UTM Skudai without finishing our diploma. But we have to pass the Programming test and the interview.

It was not easy for me to cope with living in UTM Skudai because I was in my comfort zone when I was in KL. However, I’m glad that I made the right decision to go to UTM Skudai.

It was really fun learning network and security from lecturers in SCR department. SCR lecturers were quite famous in the FSKSM faculty because of their fun/easygoing/crazy personality. The subject is tough but their teaching technique make it easier for us to understand. I will always make sure that I get to join Miss Hazinah classes. She taught Computer Forensic subject like CSI. And I was blessed to get Puan Mazura as my FYP Supervisor. They carried me through when I was down and giving up.

After graduating, I get a job with Local Microsoft Partner Company (MLIT) as an application support but, I was trained to be a consultant specialized in ERP Solution.

After 2 years in technical project, I decided to challenge myself in technical operation, and I get a job at AT&T as Real-time Communication (RTC) Engineer. A year later, IBM bought over Hosting and Application Services technology from AT&T to aligned with their diverse portfolio of cloud and services.

I never imagine myself to work with the biggest multinational technology company such as IBM because I was always scared of the future. Now I’m aiming to work with Microsoft as Premier Field Engineer.


Written by Adibah Yahaya

Our first ever newsletter publishing soon!

The CS Department is pleased to announce that we will be producing our first ever newsletter NewsByte. This will be annual newsletter for *alumni and friends of the department. *SKK/PPI/SCR/SCI/SCSR/Master & PhD under the old and new department.

The temporary name is given by Ms Hazinah, our alumna class of 1997 and current member of the department. Later on, we will make a contest to name our newsletter and maybe NewsByte will end up permanent

We welcome any entries, long and short, English or BM and can be about anything. If you, current students, undergrad, postgrad, alumni, staff, family members, anyone would like to contribute, send your entry and queries to marinama @ fc.utm.my or mazura @ fc.utm.my and include “NewsByte” in the subject line.

And if any of the students and staff members would like to become a member of the editorial team, do contact us too. Lets make this a reality!

Stay tuned for the inaugural issue.

STUDENT JOB POSTING | SCSR1013 Digital Logic Lab Assistant

Vacancy Deadline : 31 October 2016 |
Languages : Malay & English |
Job Category : Lab Assistants (4 vacancies) |
Description  For Lab 3

  • Delivering labs
  • Preparing labs and conduct experiment
  • Marking lab book

For Project

  • Working night shift & weekends
  • Handling students queries and helping with the project
  • Familiar with basic electronics circuits and tools such as DEEDS to design basic circuitry.
  • Know how to use ETS-500 Digital Circuit, Wellon Universal Programmer & Tester and WinCUPL Software
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work with students, staff, and faculty in a team based environment.
  • Applicant who has passed the SCSR1013 course with at least A- is at an advantage.
  • Since this is a core subject for the faculty, students from other departments can apply too.
Payment : RM6/hour, office hour.
RM9/hour weekend & night.
Maximum 20 hours
Contact Person : Course Coordinator: Raja Zahilah, N28-347-10 +607 55 32367 zahilah @ utm.my
Research Vacancy | Master Student & GRA (Master) | PCRG

Research Vacancy | Master Student & GRA (Master) | PCRG


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.