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11 Subjects Rank in Top 50 and 52 in Top 100 as Malaysia Continues to Redesign its Higher Education System to Deliver Holistic Graduates KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Malaysia, ranked the 12th most preferred education destination in the world (UNESCO 2014), continues to improve its global rankings, strengthening its position as an international education hub of quality. "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 reveals 11 subjects across 4 universities in Malaysia are ranked within the world's top 50 while 52 subjects are in the world's top 100," said Mohd Yazid Abd Hamid, CEO of Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS), a company of the Ministry of Higher Education responsible for the global promotion of Malaysia's higher education and international student services. University of Malaya (UM) leads the way with 5 subjects in top 50, achieving a remarkable 23rd in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, 26th in Developmental Studies, 33rd in Mechanical Engineering and 38th in Chemical Engineering. Taylor's University and Universiti Sains Malaysia rank 29th and 32nd respectively for Hospitality and Leisure Management. International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) is 46th for Theology, Divinity, and Religious Studies. "Islamic Banking and Finance is also Malaysia's specialisation. INCEIF and IIUM contribute about 11% of the world's research and publications on Islamic Banking," Mohd Yazid added. Malaysia's network of 480 institutions offers over 6,000 programmes at pre-university, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. There are nine international branch campuses of leading British, Australian and Chinese universities in Malaysia with three ranking in world's top 100 -- Monash, Southampton and Nottingham. Studying at these universities in Malaysia translates into a minimum 30% savings on tuition fee when compared to its parent campus. "Costs remains a critical challenge in the global higher education landscape. Malaysia is a practical solution -- we provide quality education with lower tuition fees, lower cost of living which adds to a greater student experience. Kuala Lumpur, for the third consecutive year has been voted the Most Affordable City in the World for Students (QS Best Student Cities Survey 2016)," Mohd Yazid said. Many colleges in Malaysia offer twinning programmes and some offer joint degree programmes with reputable foreign partner universities, allowing students to study in two campuses across two countries and graduate with dual certification from both institutions or a certification from the foreign partner university. "The Higher Education Blueprint (2015-2025) outlines clear strategies in redesigning higher education in Malaysia, focussing on creating holistic graduates -- graduates with knowledge, practical, entrepreneurial, information management, problem-solving, communication and social skills, social responsibility, and strong ethics and values. "With its cultural, religious and geographical proximity, Malaysia is the ideal education destination for Pakistanis who seek quality higher education and a great student experience, especially ideal for postgraduate students -- you can have your dependents and family with you during your study here," Mohd Yazid said. Visit www.educationmalaysia.gov.my or email to enquiry@emgs.com.my for more information.

Habaebi M.H.,IIUM | Azizan N.I.N.B.,IIUM
Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering: Innovative Technologies to Serve Humanity, ICCCE 2016 | Year: 2016

WiFi are easily available almost everywhere nowadays. Due to this, there is increasing interest in harnessing this technology for purposes other than communication. Therefore, this research was carried out with the main idea of using WiFi in developing an efficient, low cost control system for small office home office (SOHO) indoor environment. The main objective of the research is to develop a proof of concept that WiFi received signal strength indicator (RSSI) can be harnessed and used to develop a control system. The control system basically will help to save energy in an intelligent manner with a very minimum cost for the controller circuit. There are two main parts in the development of the system. First is extracting the RSSI monitoring feed information and analyzing it for designing the control system. The second is the development of the controller circuit for real environment. The simple yet inexpensive controller was tested in an indoor environment and results showed successful operation of the circuit developed. © 2016 IEEE.

Al-Ifan B.M.,IIUM
2013 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for the Muslim World, ICT4M 2013 | Year: 2013

It is accepted that a contract in E-commerce can be formed by two acts, speech act and written act, Although modern means of communication such as phones and e-mail, the Islamic jurisprudence have come with clear provisions, which can be guided through it to the Islamic provision in contract formation through these acts, where the contracting parties shall not meet in one place. In this paper first we will discuss the provision of Islam in forming contracts in E-commerce through speech act media followed by the provisions of Islam in contract formation by written act media © 2013 IEEE.

Mabrouk A.,IIUM | Hassim N.,IIUM
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Consumer Electronics, ISCE | Year: 2011

One of the main objectives of the widely used MPEG4 audio standard was to provide a technical framework for audio coding suited for low bit rate wireless communication. All variants of the MPEG4 audio coders use a Linear Prediction (LP) filtering system. The LP filter coefficients are calculated based on the Line Spectral Frequencies (LSF) parameters due to their excellent quantization characteristics. This work presents a hardware architecture that implements the conversion of the LSF parameters into the LP coefficients and the LP synthesis filter. The LSF conversion module is based on a simplified algorithm that cuts down on many arithmetic operations and thus results in a low gate count module. The architecture was implemented on Xilinx Virtex5 FPGA platform for performance measurement and verification. Module speeds are reported in terms of the number of clock cycles taken by each of their sub-modules to show suitability for real-time applications. Synthesis results are reported using various degrees of parallelism to explore the trade-off between gate count and time delay. Fixed-point implementation was carried out in a way that kept the original precision of the LSF parameters and input data in order to mitigate the severe impact of the tight bit rate budget. © 2011 IEEE.

Faridi A.,IIUM | Rahman M.M.H.,IIUM
Procedia Computer Science | Year: 2015

Context awareness is an important element in the pervasive and ubiquitous computing. It involves the ability of the computing system to be aware of the context in which a particular target user is experiencing. This involves the location in which the target is, the activity that the target is doing, the identity of that target and the time in which the activity occur. Once these two elements are known we propose the use of HMM to predict and infer the context of the user. © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.

Muthalif A.G.A.,IIUM | Langley R.S.,University of Cambridge
Journal of Sound and Vibration | Year: 2012

This work presents active control of high-frequency vibration using skyhook dampers. The choice of the damper gain and its optimal location is crucial for the effective implementation of active vibration control. In vibration control, certain sensor/actuator locations are preferable for reducing structural vibration while using minimum control effort. In order to perform optimisation on a general built-up structure to control vibration, it is necessary to have a good modelling technique to predict the performance of the controller. The present work exploits the hybrid modelling approach, which combines the finite element method (FEM) and statistical energy analysis (SEA) to provide efficient response predictions at medium to high frequencies. The hybrid method is implemented here for a general network of plates, coupled via springs, to allow study of a variety of generic control design problems. By combining the hybrid method with numerical optimisation using a genetic algorithm, optimal skyhook damper gains and locations are obtained. The optimal controller gain and location found from the hybrid method are compared with results from a deterministic modelling method. Good agreement between the results is observed, whereas results from the hybrid method are found in a significantly reduced amount of time. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Hakiem N.,IIUM | Siddiqi M.U.,IIUM
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology | Year: 2013

This paper presents the development of a one-to-many reversible mapping mechanism simulation for IPv6 address generation. The aim of this mechanism is to improve IPv6 addresses generation in terms of privacy and security in an enterprise local area network (LAN). Each time a user accesses a network, a dynamic IPv6 address is assigned via the DHCPv6 server. The dynamic address (one-to-many mapping) is to protect a user from unwanted behavior analysis attempting to exploit IPv6 addresses, thus protecting user privacy. However, the dynamic address can be uniquely linked to the user (many-to-one mapping) if the need arises. The one-to-many reversible mapping is generated dynamically using Cipher Feedback (CFB) mode of operation of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Software simulation is developed using the software engineering waterfall model and a Unified Modeling Language (UML) class diagram as a notation. The results show that the mechanism simulates well for IPv6 address generation and IPv6 address owner identification. The one-to-many mapping may be incorporated into DHCPv6 software and many-to-one mapping may be implemented as a complement of local area network monitoring software. © 2005 - 2013 JATIT & LLS. All rights reserved.

Prawoto Y.,University of Technology Malaysia | Djuansjah J.R.P.,University of Technology Malaysia | Shaffiar N.B.,IIUM
Computational Materials Science | Year: 2012

This is a technical note highlighting a method on how to perform averaging the elastic properties. The drawback of the traditional rule of mixture (ROM) is briefly discussed. The technique considers the effect of morphology based on classical continuum mechanics, taking the advantages of fracture mechanics. As an example, a model that simulates the possible configuration of constituting phases commonly found in austenite microstructure is chosen. The result is compared with traditional ROM. It is found that although similar, the result is better due to the stress amplification that is accommodated in the method, unlike the traditional ROM, which merely considers only the volumetric ratio. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Alawi M.A.,IIUM | Saeed R.A.,IIUM | Hassan A.A.,IIUM
2012 International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering, ICCCE 2012 | Year: 2012

Dead spot and out of coverage problem are serious problems especially in the rural and suburban areas where the network infrastructure is not deployed. In this paper, a new end to end multi hop relay scheme for vehicular communication is proposed to extend the coverage or/and relaxing frequent handoff process. The scheme allows vehicles to continue connected to infrastructure network i.e. UMTS. Relay discovery, relay selection and gateway selection are discussed and examined. The proposed scheme can be implemented on top of any VANET routing protocols. AODV and DSDV were used as underlying protocol to evaluate our scheme. An integrated simulation environment combined of VanetMobiSim and NS2 is used to simulate our proposed scheme. The simplified gateway selection shows the best performance on top of AODV compare to DSDV. © 2012 IEEE.

Lai W.K.,TAR College | Khan I.M.,IIUM | Poh G.S.,MIMOS
Procedia Engineering | Year: 2012

Image segmentation is one of the fundamental and important steps that is needed to prepare an image for further processing in many computer vision applications. Over the last few decades, many image segmentation methods have been proposed, as accurate image segmentation is vitally important for many image, video and computer vision applications. A common approach is to look at the grey level colours of the image to perform multi-level-thresholding. The ability to quantify and compare the resulting segmented images is of vital importance even though it can be a major challenge. One measure used here computes the total distances of the pixels to its centroid for each region to provide a quantifiable measure of the segmented images. We also suggest an improved Zhang's entropy measure for image segmentation based on computing the entropy of the image and segmented regions. In this paper, we will present the results from both of these approaches. © 2012 The Authors.

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