31 MARCH 2018 – The School of Computing and Informatics (SCI) organised the First UTB Postgraduate Colloquium 2018 at the Lecture Theatre 2, Library Complex, Phase 3, UTB. The themes for the Colloquium were ‘Smart Computing’; ‘Future Network Architecture and Security’; ‘Sustainable and Innovative Engineering’; and ‘Sustainable Business’.

The aim of the colloquium was to facilitate the University’s current postgraduate students to present their research in various aspects relevant to the themes in the presence of experienced researchers.

The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah by Mr. Burhan Rashid Hussien, a postgraduate student from SCI, followed by a welcoming speech by the Guest of Honour, Yang Mulia, Professor Dr Dayang Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, Vice-Chancellor of UTB.

In her speech, Professor Dr Dayang Hajah Zohrah congratulated the School of Computing and Informatics for its first postgraduate colloquium. “I understand that this colloquium serves as a platform for postgraduate students to engage and interact with each other and to discuss the common challenges they are facing, be it academic or personal.”


She also added that new research students will encounter several challenges, and each student should understand what is required to be an ideal research student. “I hope that you understand what is required of you as research students, amongst others are: flexible with your thoughts and planning, hardworking and open to suggestions, able to evaluate existing work and being able to come up with your own ideas, self-reliant and well organised, competent in research skills, and continuously seek training and active feedback from your supervisors. Keep your supervisor updated on your progress” she added.


The event then continued with a talk by Associate Professor Dr. Somnuk Phon-Amnuaisuk, Director of Centre for Innovative Engineering, also a lecturer of SCI, followed by presentations by the postgraduate students. The participating students also showcased their research in the form of posters.


The colloquium ended with prize presentations to the winners and participants. The winners of the first Colloquium were:


Oral Presentation

PhD : Rahul Breh
First year PhD student from School of Computing and Informatics 
Masters : Chai Zen Lee
First year Masters by research student from Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering



PhD : Dayang Safwanah Ni’matullah bt. Mohd. Said
First year PhD student from the Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering 
Masters : Dk. Nur Siti Khadhijah bt. Pg. Hj. Ali Kumar
Masters by Coursework student from School of Computing and Informatics