=============================================== Centre of Mathematical Sciences Seminar Series
Date: 26 June 2009 (Friday) Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm Venue: FICT Meeting Room, FICT, UTAR. Speaker: Dr. Goh Yong Kheng, UTAR Title: Palindromic RNA distributions of Bacteria
This week's CMS talk will be on this Friday, 2:30-3:30pm. This week speaker will be myself. I will talk about the distributions of Palindromes in various bacteria genome and potential application of these distributions to categorize bacteria families.
Please note that the venue will be in Room PD208A.
Thank you very much.
---- Dr. Goh Yong Kheng Assistant Professor / Deputy Dean Faculty of Information & Communication Technology University of Tunku Abdul Rahman 13, Jalan 13/6, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MALAYSIA Tel: 03-7955-1511 Ext 105
The Centre for Computing and Intelligent Systems (CCIS) will be organizing a talk by Mr. Yap Keem Siah, Senior Lecturer, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN). The details of the talk are as the following:
Date: 24 June 2009 (Wednesday) Time: 10 am – 11 am Venue: PD206, FICT, UTAR. Title: Non-Technical Loss Detection for Metered Customers in Power Utility using Support Vector Machines Abstract: Electricity consumer dishonesty is a problem faced by all power utilities. Finding efficient measurements for detecting fraudulent electricity consumption has been an active research area in recent years. This presentation proposed a new approach towards non-technical loss (NTL) detection in power utilities using an artificial intelligence based technique, i. e., support vector machine (SVM). The main motivation of this study is to assist power utilities to reduce its NTLs in the distribution sector due to abnormalities and fraud activities, i.e., electricity theft. The fraud detection model developed in this research study pre-selects suspected customers to be inspected onsite fraud based on irregularities in consumption behavior. This approach provides a method of data mining, which involves feature extraction from historical customer consumption data. This SVM based approach uses customer load profile information and additional attributes to expose abnormal behavior that is known to be highly correlated with NTL activities. The result yields customer classes which are used to shortlist potential suspects for onsite inspection based on significant behavior that emerges due to fraud activities. Model testing is performed using historical kWh consumption data for three towns and the feedback from the onsite inspection indicates that the proposed method is more effective compared to the current actions taken by them. With the implementation of this new fraud detection system detection hit-rate will increase from 3% to 60%.
This week's CMS talk will be on this Wednesday, 2:30-3:30pm. The speaker is our Ms. Lee Tse Yueng. She is current our doing her postgraduate study under supervision of Dr. Chin Seong Tah. Her talk will be on Numerical Option Pricing.
Please note that the venue will be in FICT Meeting Room.
UTAR CCIS and MNCC will be jointly organising an Evening Talk on 'Digital Gold Currency - A Solution to the Global Financial Crisis'. The talk will be presented by Dr. Ng Liang Shing from the Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology University of Malaya.It will be held as follows:
Date : 17 June 2009 (Wednesday) Time : 6.30pm Venue :
PB Auditorium 1, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) No. 13 Jalan 13/6 46200 Petaling Jaya Selangor
Abstract: "Is the root cause of the global financial crisis due to the fact that governments / central banks can print as much as money as they like?" "If so, is it possible to eliminate paper money and consequently eliminate financial crises altogether?" The recent global financial crisis has raised many questions on a global scale -- from technical, financial, to political and even moral. In this lecture, we explore the following issues: a) the role of fiat currency in the global financial crisis, b) the history of money: from Roman, Persian, Islamic, Chinese to modern c) a novel form of currency called the Digital Gold Currency.
We further discuss the use of computer simulation of Digital Gold Currency to investigate the future of global and national economies, including worst case scenarios such as capital flight and currency collapse, more specifically: i) how to model the impact of Digital Gold Currency for small, medium and large businesses ii) how to prepare small, medium and large businesses for the adoption of Digital Gold Currency iii) simulation of capital flight and currency collapse, and how Digital Gold Currency can help minimize the impact iv) the scenario of a truly globalised economy with DGC as a universal currency.
Speaker's Biography: Dr. Ng Liang Shing is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaya. His research areas include Artificial Intelligence, Image Processing, Computer Architecture and Internet applications.