My detailed CV/resume (in PDF) can be downloaded
2011 - ____
PhD in Informatics, The Swiss AI Lab (IDSIA), University of Lugano, Switzerland. Specialization: Distributed Robotics, Swarm Intelligence Supervisor(s): Prof. Luca Maria Gambardella, Dr. Gianni A. Di Caro
2008 - 2011
Masters in Computer Science, University of Malaya, Malaysia. Specialization: Medical Informatics Thesis: The Application of Image Processing and Machine Learning
Techniques for Detection and Classification of Cancerous Tissues in Digital
Mammograms [pdf] Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Datin Dr. Sameem Abdul Kareem
2008 - 2010
Masters in Electrical Engineering, University Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia. Specialization: Pattern Recognition Thesis: An Intelligent System for Detection of Non-Technical Losses in
Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) Low Voltage Distribution Network.
[pdf] Supervisor(s): Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Tiong Sieh Kiong and Dr. Yap Keem Siah
2002 - 2007
Bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Hons), University Tenaga Nasional,
Malaysia. Specialization: Artificial Intelligence Thesis: Design and Development of an Efficient High-Speed Face Recognition System.
[pdf] Supervisor: Mr. Syed Khaleel Ahmed
Work and Research Experience
2011 - ____
PhD Researcher, IDSIA (Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence — The Swiss AI Lab) Project: "Symbiotic Cooperation between Humans and Robotic Swarms".
NCCR Robotics project
(http://www.nccr-robotics.ch) funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
2010 - 2011
Research Engineer, UNITEN R&D Sdn. Bhd., University Tenaga Nasional. Project: Multi-Dimensional Modeling and Prediction for Gas Turbine Emission Using Support Vector Regression (SUVEMS).
2009 - 2010
Research Scientist, Clarify Consulting Sdn. Bhd., Technology Park Malaysia. Project 1: Development of an intelligent system for classification of subjectivity in Natural Language Processing (NLP) applications using SVMs. Project 2: Development of an image recognition system for object recognition using Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) and Bag-of-Words (BoW) with an indexing
approach for a Mobile Augmented Reality Solution.
2009 - 2010
Project Engineer, Research Management Centre, University Tenaga Nasional. Project 1: Design and development of an intelligent system for detection of electricity theft and abnormalities for Large Power Consumers (LPC) in
TNB Malaysia's high-voltage distribution network. Project 2: Development of an intelligent system for prediction of pressure, volume and temperature (PVT) properties in crude oil systems using SVMs.
2007 - 2009
Research Assistant, Power Engineering Centre, University Tenaga Nasional. Project 1: Development of an intelligent system for detection of
electricity theft and probable fraud for Ordinary Power Consumers (OPC) in TNB
Malaysia's low-voltage distribution network. Project 2: Design and development of a mid-term load forecasting model
for power utilities using a hybrid machine learning approach combining the SOM
and SVM. Project 3: Development an intelligent system for detection of Dual-Tone
Multi-Frequency (DTMF) signaling tones for telecommunication applications using
SVMs. Project 4: Case study based project on the efficiency of palm biodiesel
in Compression Ignition (CI) engines for the energy demands of the future.
Trainee Engineer, VA TECH SAT. Sdn. Bhd., Selangor, Malaysia.
Performed industrial training (internship) at VA TECH SAT for duration of three months,
a mandatory requirement for the completion of the Bachelor's degree.
Assisted company engineers, technicians and administrative staff in their daily routine tasks and company projects.
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