Special Business Unit (SBU) Workshop 2010

Date: 10 – 11 December 2010
Venue: School of Computer Sciences & Flamingo by the Beach Hotel
Organised by School of Computer Sciences, USM

The workshop aims to spearhead the initiative in creating a conducive environment to optimise the existing expertise at the School of Computer Sciences towards education business, business initiative and consultancy, and innovation and commercialisation. At the end of the workshop a strategic plan will be produced, which will be a blue print for the proposed SBU.



Twenty three participants consisting of support staff and academic staff attended the workshop. The workshop started with the talk by En Khairul Anuar Haji Azmi of Innovation Office on intellectual property protection and commercialisation at the School of Computer Sciences. The event followed by round table discussions at Flamingo Hotel. During the workshop, En Khairul along with En Rizal Alwani of Sanggar Sains Sdn. Bhd. facilitated the round table discussions. At the end of the workshop, each group leader presented its action plan to materialise the strategic plan and later it will be our blueprint towards sustainable commercialisation effort specifically at the school and generally at USM.
Participants of the workshop listening and pondering on a topic

Silver Prize of the 5th Open Source Software (OSS) World Challenge, 2011

Mr. Tan Choo Jun, a PhD student at School of Computer Sciences, USM, won the Silver Prize of the 5th Open Source Software (OSS) World Challenge, 2011 with his OSS package named “USM Extract”, a suite of soft computing and other data-based learning algorithms for Extracting information/knowledge from complex databases, which contributes towards the use of OSS-based intelligent systems in the KDD (Knowledge Discovery in Databases) domain.

OSS World Challenge is an annual competition on OSS projects hosted by Ministry of Knowledge and Economy of Korea. The main aim of the competition is to promote OSS development and to expand various exchanges among OSS developers all over the world.

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SOI Asia e-learning course

: 01-10-2012 05-11-2012
: 03:30pm - 05:30pm
: 7th floor Meeting Room
: School
: Student
SOI Asia , Malaysia

Time : 3.30 pm - 5.30 pm

The HTML5 workshop series in cooperation with Mozilla Japan will be conducted with the following schedule:
Oct 1 - Session 1: What's new in HTML5?
Oct 15 - Session 2: CSS3 and beyond
Oct 29 - Session 3: Multimedia
Nov 5 - Session 4: Mobile development Nov 19 - Session 5: App development
Time: 1:30-18:30JST

Workshop style, some hands-on
A task after each session.

Intended audience:
Students who are already familiar with web/front-end development.

Detail contents

Session 1: What's new in HTML5?
Overview - what is HTML5 actually?
How to write:
HTML 5 parsing
Tags / semantics
Frameworks vs native:
New native JS / DOM features (incl. classList, selector API) CSS
frameworks Designing for new and old

Session 2: CSS3 and beyond
CSS Gradients
CSS Transforms
CSS Transitions / Animations
Filters (incl. shaders), masking, compositing
Regions, Exclusions

Session 3: Multimedia
Audio (, Web Audio API)

Session 4: Mobile development
Responsive design:
Media queries
Image formats
Touch events
New Web APIs: SMS, vibration, battery, calling, FM etc.

Session 5: App development
Offline Cache
Local storage
History API
Drag and drop
Packaging and deployment (incl. Marketplace)

Please register via the following page to join this course.




Visit from Thaksin University, Thailand

: Visit from Thaksin University, Thailand

A delegation of 4 academics and 47 students of the Faculty of Science, Thaksin University, Thailand are going to visit the School of Computer Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia from 13.00 hrs to 14.30 hrs on August 18, 2011. The groups’ objective is to learn about teaching and learning Computer Sciences and Information Technology at the School of Computer Science. The activity will take place at Lecture Hall DK G31.

Tentative schedule:
1-1:30pm         Overview of CS School by Assoc. Prof. Abdullah Zawawi, Deputy Dean (Industry & Community Network)
1:30-1:45pm    M Sc. IT Techno by Dr. Nasriah Zakaria
1:45 – 2:00pm  M Sc. Computer Science by Assoc. Prof. Cheah Yu-N
2 – 2:15pm       IT research by Dr. Ahmad Suhaimi Baharudin
2:15 – 2:25pm  Parallel Computing by Assoc. Prof. Nur’Aini Abdul Rashid, Deputy Dean (Academic & Student Development)
2:25 – 2:30pm  Q&A
Student, Academic Staff, External

A group of 47 students, 2 academic staff and 2 technicians from Computer & Information Technology Department, Faculty of Science, Thaksin University visited our school from 1:20pm until 4pm. Our academic staff presented the research done in our school as well as the postgraduate programs. They also visited the research & teaching labs in the school. The head of department, Ms Ajaree Naco expressed her thanks and hope we can visit their university in the near future. Thank you to all for the work done.

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