Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Research Assistantship: Video Analytics for Intelligent Transport Systems

Research Assistantship
Number of Vacancies: 1 or 2
Available at
Faculty of Engineering & Science (FES),
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
KL Campus, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur

Project Title

Video Analytics for Intelligent Transport Systems

Project Leader

Associate Professor Dr. Tay Yong Haur (,
Department of Internet Engineering and Computer Science,
Faculty of Engineering and Science (FES), UTAR KL Campus.


To research and develop video content analysis algorithms for the purpose of intelligent transport systems (ITS)

Job Description

  • Remuneration of RM2000-2500 per month for 12 months.
  • The RA must help the project leader in all works associated with the research.
  • The RA must work closely with the sponsored industry partner to complete the research project.
  • The RA may register for Master Degree by research program with UTAR.


  • Passionate in computer programming, especially in C/C++/C#/Python under Windows & .NET environment
  • Strong interest and/or has working experience in image processing / pattern recognition project / GPU
  • Good English written and verbal communication
  • Good analytical skills
  • Self-motivated, requires minimal supervision, resourceful and willing to learn.
  • Available to start working preferably on June 2012.
If you are interested in the RA position advertised above, please email your CV directly to Dr. Tay Yong Haur ( as soon as possible. Feel free to write to Dr Tay for any further enquiry of the project.
Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Talk: Dynamic UAV Path Planning for Multi-target Tracking by Edwin K. P. Chong

Date: 29 May 2012
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Venue: NMES Center, Faculty of Engneering , MMU Cyberjaya
Title: Dynamic UAV Path Planning for Multi-target Tracking
We describe a path-planning method to guide unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for tracking multiple ground targets based on the theory of partially observable Markov decision processes (POMDPs). We demonstrate the power and flexibility of the POMDP framework by showing that a variety of features of interest are easy to incorporate into the framework by plugging in the appropriate models. Specifically, in this talk we show how to incorporate the following features by appropriately formulating the POMDP action space, transition law, and objective function: 1) control UAVs with both forward acceleration and bank angle subject to constraints; 2) account for the effect of wind disturbance on UAVs; 3) avoid collisions between UAVs and obstacles; and 4) mitigate track swaps.

Speaker: Professor Edwin K. P. Chong
Professor Edwin K. P. Chong received the B.E.(Hons.) degree with First Class Honors from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, in 1987; and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in 1989 and 1991, respectively, both from Princeton University, where he held an IBM Fellowship. He joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University in 1991, where he was named a University Faculty Scholar in 1999. Since August 2001, he has been a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Professor of Mathematics at Colorado State University. His current interests are in stochastic models and optimization methods.

He coauthored the recent best-selling book, An Introduction to Optimization, 3rd Edition, Wiley-Interscience, 2008. He is an inaugural Senior Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, and is also on the editorial boards of Computer Networks and the Journal of Control Science and Engineering.

Professor Chong is a Fellow of the IEEE, and served as an IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 1995 and the ASEE Frederick Emmons Terman Award in 1998. He was a co-recipient of the 2004 Best Paper Award for a paper in the journal Computer Networks. In 2010 he received the IEEE Distinguished Member Award from the Control System Society.

CCIS New Member: Dr Ng Oon-Ee

Let's welcome CCIS new member.

Dr. Ng Oon-Ee graduated in 2012 with a PhD in Engineering Research from Monash University Sunway Campus, after previously obtaining a Bachelors Degree (2006) in Mechatronics Engineering (First Class Honours) at the same institution. He is primarily interested in all forms of programming-related research, with special focus on machine vision. His PhD research was in the field of computational stereo vision.

Research areas: stereo vision, machine vision, artificial intelligence, image processing

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

MyTRIZ Competition 2012

Malaysia TRIZ Innovation Association (MyTRIZ) in partnership with Intel Foundation and Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) is very pleased to announce its inaugural MyTRIZ Competition 2012.

The competition objective is to encourage the application of systematic innovation TRIZ methodology, cultivate the spirit of innovation and generate awareness of TRIZ systematic innovation around the region. The competition is launched with the theme of THINK INNOVATION, THINK TRIZ.

It is open to all Malaysian and international students, researchers and lecturers who are enrolled in the Malaysian institutions of higher learning.

Entrance to the competition is free!

A total sum of RM 21,000 prize money and RM 60,000 complimentary MyTRIZ Conference & Workshops 2012 tickets to be won!

Check out the details here!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Visual Studio 11 Beta:Turning Ideas into Software

Date: 24 May 2012, Thursday
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm (Registration start at 9:00am)
Venue: Microsoft Auditorium, Level 29, Tower 2, Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Federal Territory, Malaysia.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Talk: Power Yourself with Mobile Internet by Francis Yeoh

Date: 11 May 2012 (Friday)
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Venue: College Hall, TAR College, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur
Speaker: Tan Sri Dato' Francis Yeoh, MD, YTL Corporation Berhad.
Title: Power Yourself with Mobile Internet

Saturday, May 5, 2012

1st MY Big Data Meetup

The First Malaysia Big Data meetup will be held on 16 May 2012. Details are as follow:

Date: 16 May 2012
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Telekom Research and Development, TM Innovation Center, Lingkaran Teknokrat Timur, 63000, Cyberjaya (map)
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