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Business Plan and Business Idea Groups Won MSC-IHL Business Plan Competition

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Two groups from the School of Computer Sciences won MSC-IHL Business Plan Competition.
One group won the grand prize for the Business Category Plan for their business plan entitled 
"Education Services Mashup (EdSem) Portal. For the grand prize they received RM 5,000, voucher and a trophy. 
They are also eligible to apply for RM 150,000 MdeC Pre-Seed grant. 
The group members are: Dr Seow Siew Hua, Ting Tin Tin, Shee Mooi Yee, Chan Yew Hiok 
(3 of them are from the MIT Techno program). They are guided by
Dr. Vincent Khoo Khay Teong.
The second group won 3rd Runner Up for Business Idea Category. 
They received RM 1,000 and voucher. The students are: Darshan Kaur, Lim Min See and Seow Han Ping and their idea is "Extreme Map".

Team BST Won The Best of Mobile Education

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On 10th of Dec 2008, BST team from the School of Computer Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia won the “Best of Mobile Education" category in the ‘Mobile Content Challenge’, at national level. The competition was organized by Maxis, KTAK and SKMM .

Team BST comprises:

Advisor : Mohd Azam Osman
Team members: Teoh Khah Swee, Benjamin Yeoh Chia Liang and Soo Kok Hong

 

Winning team

International Exposition of Research and Inventions of Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA 2009)

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A group of researchers from the School of Computer Sciences won a silver medal at PECIPTA 2009 held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 8-10 Oct. 2009. The project headed by Dr Dhanesh Ramachandram and Assoc. Prof. Dr Mandava Rajeswari presented the research project known as WML-Endeavor. White Matter Lesions (WML), also known as White Matter Hyperintensities and Leukoraiosis, have been shown to be indicators of several neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and Alheizmer’s Disease which often affect older aged individuals.

In screening patients for WML, a radiologist often needs to examine hundreds of individual MRI slices as the prevalence and presentation of WML vary from one patient to another. Not withstanding, T2-weighted and T1-weighted modalities and more significantly, the FLAIR (Fluid Attenuated Inversion Recovery) modalities should be examined in the manual detection process. This turns out to be time consuming and laborious.

Dr Dhanesh and the team members won silver medal at PECIPTA 2009


WML- Endeavor is a Java-based software for automatically Detecting WML in Brain MRI images. It is part of the award-winning, multi-platform Extensible Medical Image Analysis and Visualization Platform (ENDEAVOR). Unlike most available approaches, the software requires no prior training, is extremely fast and very accurate. The detection workflow includes skull stripping, histogram processing and statistical analysis. The detection results can then be used to further scrutinize images, perform accurate segmentation or volumetric quantification. The software is DICOM compatible, allows multi-user image annotation and even generates interactive 3D-models. WML-Endeavor has potential usage in clinical studies, aiding drug discovery and mass screening of brain MRI.

Contact: Dr Dhanesh Ramachandram dhaneshr@cs.usm.my for more info on the research.

2 Gold, 1 Silver And 1 Special Award At MTE2008

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During the recent Malaysian Technology Expo 2008 that was held at PWTC, Kuala Lumpur, from 21 - 23 February, three of our lecturers have won 2 Gold Medals, 1 Silver medal and 1 Special Award.

The project entitled "iNet Portable - An Intelligent Realtime Network Monitoring and Surveillance Tool" by Mr. Azlan Osman and team were able to secure a Gold Medal and The Best Award (Special Award). Associate Professor Dr. Bahari Belaton project entitled "Quality Alerter - A Security Appliance for Reducing False.

Alerts in Intrusion Detection System" walked away with a Gold Medal. Mr. Mohd Azam Osman and Ms. Maziani Sabudin were awarded a Silver Medal for their project entitled "Info-Link for Halal Food Restaurant".

All 15 projects entered in the exhibition by USM were awarded medals

Winners with their medals at MTE 2008

1 Gold & 3 Silver Medals At ITEX '08

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Four products from the School of Computer Sciences were awarded 4 medals in total at the recent ITEX '08 that was held from 9 - 11 May 2008 at KLCC Convention Center

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