Thursday, April 20, 2017

Semester March - July 2017

Assalamu'alaikum and Very Good Morning.
My students for class CSC742- Storage and Retrieval Algorithms


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Smartphone App Detects Sleep Apnea

 Mobile technology could fill a gap in medical diagnosis
23 January 2015

Loud snoring, restless sleep, morning headaches, and changes in mood are signs that someone may have sleep apnea, a disorder in which people stop breathing repeatedly throughout the night. Most people with the disorder, which increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke, are often unaware and go undiagnosed. To help solve this problem, one Ph.D. student has been working on an app for mobile devices to help detect sleep apnea. Eventually, he hopes it will be accurate enough to be used as a screening tool for the disorder.
Smartphone apps are already available to measure sleep activity such as tossing and turning, waking during the night, heavy breathing, and snoring, which could all be signs of a sleep disorder. Joachim Behar thought he might use these apps to detect sleep apnea, but after spending two months reviewing some 40 of these apps, he and his team at Oxford found them all lacking. They concluded that most were scientifically unsound and did not have any clinical evidence that they are accurate. Taking matters into his own hands, Behar designed SleepAp to help detect sleep apnea with the help of colleagues in Oxford’s department of engineering science. He also received support from the Oxford Centre for Affordable Technology, which is headed by his professor Gari Clifford, and the sleep unit at the Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine at Churchill Hospital.

More reading: IEEE the Institute

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Semester has come to the end... it is now exam week

This is during our last class for this sem..
my Master of Computer Science students, all of them are working and studying as part time students.
Attending classes during weekends and nights, need a lot of scarifice.
Sometimes couldn't come to class due to working commitments ..have to go out-stations, workshops etc. Nevertheless, they are good students ...


Friday, December 12, 2014

The 10th AIRS'2014

AIRS 2014: The Tenth Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference
3 – 5 December 2014
Kuching, Malaysia

AIRS 2014: The Tenth Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference 2014  was held in Kuching, Sarawak, MALAYSIA on 3rd – 5th December 2014. The conference was hosted by the Malaysia Society of Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management (PECAMP), together with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (UTHM) and Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor (KUIS).
AIRS Conference is an annual event organised together with the Asia Information Retrieval Society ( since 2004. The Asia Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS) aims to bring together researchers and developers to exchange new ideas and latest achievements in the field of Information Retrieval. The scope of the conference covers applications, systems, technologies and theoretical aspects of information retrieval with the following tracks.

IR Models and Applications
IR Evaluation, User Study and Interactive IR
Web IR, Scalability and Adversarial IR
Multimedia IR
NLP for IR
Machine Learning and Data Mining for IR
IR Applications

With the keynotes speakers and Steering AIRS Committee

Sunday, November 16, 2014

10 places where anyone can learn to code

Teens, tweens and kids are often referred to as “digital natives.” Having grown up with the Internet, smartphones and tablets, they’re often extraordinarily adept at interacting with digital technology. But Mitch Resnick, who spoke at TEDxBeaconStreet, is skeptical of this descriptor. Sure, young people can text and chat and play games, he says, “but that doesn’t really make you fluent.”
Fluency, Resnick proposes in this TED Talk, comes not through interacting with new technologies, but through creating them. The former is like reading, while the latter is like writing. He means this figuratively — that creating new technologies, like writing a book, requires creative expression — but also literally: to make new computer programs, you actually must write the code.

Read More .... here

Posted by: Jessica Gross 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Industrial Visit to CARI.COM.MY

Last month on 30th October 2014 our class went for an industrial visit to CARI.COM.MY

It used to be the FIRST Malaysian search engine created in 1996, but now it no longer a search engine, but more towards a community based portal.

 Having our breakfast at the faculty before started our journey to
Happy faces!
 Briefing and Presentation session by the CEO and founder of,
Mr. Liew Chew Keat

Mr. Liew Chew Keat

Everybody is concentrating on the presentation

Mr Tan explaining about the database used for

 A token of appreciation from FSKM to

Dr Normaly, Dr Nurazzah, Mr Liew and Mr Tan


Crowdfunding Your Next Project: Delivering What Users/Customers Want

by Mr. Sam Shafie on 26 October 2014

Tutorial Session during ICOS2014
International Conference on Open System
hosted by IEEE Computer Society Malaysia Section
held in Grand |Dorsett Hotel, Subang Jaya