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The University of Fiji is a university based in Saweni, Lautoka, Fiji. It was established in December 2004 under academic leadership of the Fiji Institute of Applied Studies and financial sponsorship of the Arya Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji, a Hindu religious organization dedicated to education. Its website describes it as a "private, nonpartisan and non-profit making university." On 14 February 2006, the Native Lands Trust Board signed a 99-year lease with the university for the 5-hectare property, for which the university paid F$100,000. The university agreed in return to provide two scholarships annually for the children of landowners.The University of Fiji honoured its first graduates in March 2008. Fiji's President Ratu Josefa Iloilovatu, who is also the University's Chancellor, spoke at the graduation ceremony, and commended the university for making it compulsory for all students to follow basic courses in Fijian and Hindi: “Our future depends on our ability and desire to understand each other better, to communicate with each other better, and to assist each other. Being able to communicate in each other’s language is vital for this.” Fijian is the language of the country's majority ethnic group, while Hindi is the main language of the largest ethnic minority. Wikipedia.


Paliwal K.K.,Griffith University | Sharma A.,The University of Fiji | Sharma A.,Grifith University | Lyons J.,Griffith University | And 2 more authors.
IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience | Year: 2014

In biological sciences, the deciphering of a three dimensional structure of a protein sequence is considered to be an important and challenging task. The identification of protein folds from primary protein sequences is an intermediate step in discovering the three dimensional structure of a protein. This can be done by utilizing feature extraction technique to accurately extract all the relevant information followed by employing a suitable classifier to label an unknown protein. In the past, several feature extraction techniques have been developed but with limited recognition accuracy only. In this study, we have developed a feature extraction technique based on tri-grams computed directly from Position Specific Scoring Matrices. The effectiveness of the feature extraction technique has been shown on two benchmark datasets. The proposed technique exhibits up to 4.4% improvement in protein fold recognition accuracy compared to the state-of-the-art feature extraction techniques. © 2002-2011 IEEE. Source


Shafiullah G.M.,Deakin University | Oo A.M.T.,Deakin University | Stojcevski A.,Deakin University | Shawkat Ali A.B.M.,The University of Fiji
Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy | Year: 2014

The advancement in solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, the cost and efficiency of PVs have encouraged users worldwide to adopt more and more PVs as it is free from greenhouse gas emissions and unlimited in nature. Integration of roof-top solar PV systems is currently emerging rapidly in Australia as the governments are giving attractive incentives and encouraging households to build a sustainable climate-friendly society for the future. The key major barriers to the integration of roof-top solar PV systems are the uncertainties in the performance of the low voltage distribution network due to the intermittent nature of solar PV sources. In this paper, a model was developed to investigate the potential technical impacts of integrating roof-top solar PV systems into the low voltage distribution network in a subtropical climate. The results show that integration of roof-top solar PV in the customer premises causes uncertainties such as voltage fluctuations, phase unbalance, distribution transformer overloading, reactive power compensation, and harmonic injections that detract the overall power quality of the typical distribution network. © 2014 AIP Publishing LLC. Source


Saha T.K.,Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University | Ali A.B.M.S.,The University of Fiji
Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering, APWC on CSE 2014 | Year: 2014

Cloud computing has been able to change the present style of computation all over the internet. This technology has proved itself as a blessing of computational science because of its ability for releasing massive computational and storage load with reducing cost from anywhere to any user and any time. Now the concern is how secured and reliable the service can be provided to its customers with lower cost. Throughout this research we have first reviewed some cloud storage research, cost minimization procedures and data security approaches used in the cloud. Here we propose a novel approach for reducing file storage size based on data to RGB image conversion technique. Then we apply multiple key cryptography (MKC) technique which also provides security to the cloud data. Lastly we have been able to show the cost minimization strategy in the cloud storage using data-to-image-to-data conversion procedure. This in turn helps power consumption in the cloud storage and thus also serves the purpose of green cloud computing. We have evaluated our approach using 10 different types of files within size of 1 MB where average file size reduction rate is 38.82%. © 2014 IEEE. Source


Mishra D.,Atilim University | Mishra A.,Atilim University | Mishra A.,The University of Fiji | Ostrovska S.,Atilim University
Information and Software Technology | Year: 2012

Context: Communication, collaboration and coordination are key enablers of software development and even more so in agile methods. The physical environment of the workspace plays a significant role in effective communication, collaboration, and coordination among people while developing software. Objective: In this paper, we have studied and further evaluated empirically the effect of different constituents of physical environment on communication, coordination, and collaboration, respectively. The study aims to provide a guideline for prospective agile software developers. Method: A survey was conducted among software developers at a software development organization. To collect data, a survey was carried out along with observations, and interviews. Results: It has been found that half cubicles are 'very effective' for the frequency of communication. Further, half cubicles were discovered 'effective' but not 'very effective' for the quality/effectiveness of communication. It is found that half-height cubicles and status boards are 'very effective' for the coordination among team members according to the survey. Communal/discussion space is found to be 'effective' but not 'very effective' for coordination among team members. Our analysis also reveals that half-height glass barriers are 'very effective' during the individuals problem-solving activities while working together as a team. Infact, such a physically open environment appears to improve communication, coordination, and collaboration. Conclusion: According to this study, an open working environment with only half-height glass barriers and communal space plays a major role in communication among team members. The presence of status boards significantly help in reducing unnecessary communication by providing the required information to individuals and therefore, in turn reduce distractions a team member may confront in their absence. As communication plays a significant role in improving coordination and collaboration, it is not surprising to find the effect of open working environment and status boards in improving coordination and collaboration. An open working environment increases the awareness among software developers e.g. who is doing what, what is on the agenda, what is taking place, etc. That in turn, improves coordination among them. A communal/discussion space helps in collaboration immensely. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source


Kumar B.A.,The University of Fiji
Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering, APWC on CSE 2014 | Year: 2014

Mobile and other PDA devices allow us to access the World Wide Web anytime and anywhere. Developing dynamic web based applications for mobile devices is a challenging task, because these devices have limited computational resource such as CPU and Physical Memory. In order to overcome these limitations, we proposed layered architecture for the development of mobile web applications. This paper describes the architecture, design and implementation details. Experimental results demonstrate that proposed architecture can effectively reduce client side resource utilization by mobile web applications. © 2014 IEEE. Source

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