Tuesday, January 22, 2013

CMS Talk: Tight-frame Approach for Image Processing by Raymond Chan, CUHK

CMS proudly invite Prof. Dr. Raymond Chan from The Chinese University of Hong Kong to deliver a seminar related to his research field in CMS Workshop on Mathematics 2013. All staffs and students are welcome to attend. The details of seminar are given below:

Date: 30th January 2013 (Wednesday)
Time: 10.00am – 10.40am
Venue: SA 6th floor (West Wing), FES, UTAR KL Campus, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur.
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Raymond Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. Dr. Raymond Chan is the Chairman of the Department of Mathematics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong where he obtained his B.Sc. degree (First Class Honors) in 1980. Uncertain of what to do next, he stayed in the Department as a full-time Instructor after graduation. He started his graduate study in 1981 with a full fellowship from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Mathematics there in 1984 and 1985 respectively under the supervision of Professor Olof Widlund.
Chan began his career as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1985. With heart and mind always in Hong Kong, he came back to Hong Kong in 1986, first at The University of Hong Kong (1986-92) and then at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1993) before joining his Alma Mater in 1993.
Chan has published 110 journal papers and has been in the ISI Science Citation List of Top 250 Highly- Cited Mathematicians in the world since 2004. He won a Leslie Fox Prize for Numerical Analysis in 1989 at Cambridge in the United Kingdom; a Feng Kang Prize in 1997 in Beijing, China; a Morningside Award in 1998 in Beijing, China; and 2011 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (First Prize) from the Ministry of Education in China. He has served on the editorial boards of many journals, including: Asian Journal of Mathematics (co-Chief Editor since 1997), Advances in Computational Mathematics (since 2010), Journal of Scientific Computing (since 2013), Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications (since 2004), SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences (since 2007), and SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (served from 2000 to 2008). He also presented over 120 invited conference talks in more than 20 countries and reviewed papers for more than 80 different journals.
His wonderful group of graduate students includes: Xiaoqing Jin, the Head of Department of Mathematics at University of Macau; Michael Ng, who won an Honorable Mention in the Householder Prize Competition in 1996; Wai-Ki Ching, a prize winner of the 1998 Copper Mountain Conference Student Paper Competition; Chiu-Kwong Wong, a Sloan Dissertation Year Fellow in 1998; Hao-Min Zhou, who won an Honorable Mention in the Householder Prize Competition in 2002 and is an NSF CAREER awardee in 2007; and Zheng-Jian Bai, the Applied Numerical Algebra Prize Winner in 2008.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Entrepreneurial Talk Series: Francis Yeoh, YTL

Department of Consultancy & Commercialisation (DCC) is pleased to invite all UTAR staff and students to attend the "Entrepreneurial Talk Series" by Tan Sri Dato' Dr Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, Managing Director of YTL Corporation Berhad & Executive Chairman of YTL Communications Sdn Bhd.

Details of the talk are as follows:

Date : 30 January 2013 (Wednesday)
Venue: Dewan Tun Ling (Grand Hall), UTAR Perak Campus
Time : 3pm to 5pm
Speaker: Tan Sri Dato' Dr Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, Managing Director of YTL Corporation Berhad & Executive Chairman of YTL Communications Sdn Bhd

Admission is Free (UTAR students qualify for USSDC points)

Please bring along your student card for registration and lucky draw!!

For information and registration, please contact Vincent/Ronnie/Ching at the Department of Consultancy and Commercialisation (DCC). Tel: 03-79582628, extension 8255 (Ronnie) or 7127 (Vincent/Ching). Further enquiries please mail to dcc@utar.edu.my

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hardcode, the secure coding contest for App Engine

Google Developers Blog: Calling student coders: Hardcode, the secure codin...: By Parisa Tabriz, Security Team Cross-posted from the Google Online Security Blog Protecting user security and privacy is a huge respons...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

CCIS Talk: Professional Software Development - What you don't learn in university

You are cordially invited to attend the following talk:

Date: 31 January 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Venue: SB015, UTAR KL Campus, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur.
Admission: Free
Title: Professional Software Development - What you don't learn in university
Speaker: Mr. Ilyas Sapiyan, Technical Director, InternetNow International

So you will soon be entering the IT industry as a software development professional? Compared to your contemporaries in other fields such as medicine, engineering (other than software engineering of course),  law, accountancy; do you think you have received the requisite training to equip you as a professional in your field of endeavour? A doctor is entrusted to make life and death decisions, engineers must build constructions which must not collapse, accountants are expected to produce accurate accounts and so on.  Are you able to produce software which is correct (i.e. performs in accordance to specifications) and does not fail (i.e. bug free)?

The software industry today is still riddled with many delayed projects and bad products. The truth is that many of the exponents of the industry still do not know how to deliver products on time and with minimal bugs.  The computer science courses they undertook at university level did not fully prepare them for their future careers. They were not taught how professionals should behave, nor the skill sets required to be a professional software developer.

In this talk, the speaker covers what it means to be a professional developer: how to behave, how to deal with different people in the team, how to code, how to manage your time, how to practice and hone your programming skills, how to test your software, how to estimate your completion dates, how to deal with pressure and what tools professionals use. Hopefully, this will motivate you to explore further in this critical area and in turn prepare you to join the workforce as a true professional.


Ilyas Sapiyan is the Technical Director of InternetNow International Sdn Bhd (www.internetnow.com.my) , a software development company specialising in Internet communication and security. He has over 12 years of experience developing software products which have been sold for millions of ringgit worldwide.

A former child prodigy, he graduated at the age of 19 as the best student in his faculty and started his working career at Microsoft. He is a finalist of NEF-Awani Young IT Entrepreneur Award 2010. Away from programming, he enjoys being involved with nature, sports and photography. He also served as a committee member of Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) Selangor.

CCIS Talk: Optical Network Evolution and Advancement

You are cordially invited to the following talk:

Date: 22 Jan 2013 (Tuesday)
Time: 12.30pm - 2.00pm
Venue: N005, UTAR Perak Campus, Kampar.
Title: Optical Network Evolution and Advancement
Admission: Free
Presenter: Prof. Sung-Kwon Park
Prof. Sung-Kwon Park is currently Full Professor at Hanyang University and also serving as Dean of Office of Information and Communications, in charge of the entire computer communication networks and information systems in Hanyang University. He joined Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, USA as Assistant Professor in Department of Electrical Engineering, upon his graduation from RPI in 1987. In 1990, he received an Initiation Award from US National Science Foundation. He left Tennessee Tech in 1993 as Tenured Associate Professor to join Hanyang University. He is a senior member of IEEE, a member of the IEICE, a life member of Korean Information and Communications Society.
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