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UTB Organised Talk on 'Creative Applications of Computer and Information Systems'
March 22nd, 2016 | 16:59 PM | 7880 views
TUNGKU LINK, BRUNEI-MUARA
A public talk on research was held at Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) yesterday carrying the theme 'Creative Applications of Computer and Information Systems'.
The event is the second in a series of planned public talks which aims to share various facets of research works undertaken at the university.
Each event will focus on a central theme related to the research expertise of academic staff in UTB, and cumulatively will provide a full and exciting overview of the diverse and cutting edge research and experience available at the university.
The objective of the series of UTB public talks on research is to publicise the research activities and achievements of UTB whilst engaging with and enthusing the general public on various aspects of engineering, computing and technology.
The university also aims to enhance ties and technical cooperation with both the industry and society in general by leveraging on its high caliber academic staff and graduate studies programmes.
Five researchers presented their research experience and results, highlighting both their industrial and public applications.
The researches and their topics are as follows: Professor Dr. Somnuk PhonAmnuaisuk on 'What Can Creative Computing Contribute to Brunei Economy', Awangku Haji Azhan bin Pengiran Haji Ahmad on 'How VR and AR Can Improve Education, Entertainment and Tourism Landscape', Peter David Shannon on 'Commoditisation of Computer Graphics: Knowledge, Not Money, is the True Barrier to Entry': Prof Dr. Sheung Hung Poon on 'Edge-Unlaling 3D Meshes and Lattice Polyhedral': and Dayang lkmalina Hakimah binti Haji Md Yunos, Founder/CEO Itsybytes on 'Creative Landscape in Brunei from an Entrepreneur's Perspective'.
Prior to the talks, welcoming remarks were delivered by Professor Dr. Guo Zhen Ren, UTB's Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. The talk was also attended by students, staff and industry professionals from the public and private sectors.
The research thrusts of the university are green technology, water, and oil and gas. There are 10 research clusters under the research thrusts namely Fuel Processing and Handling and Marketing, Environmental Science; Water Resources; Energy and Environment; Applied Mechanics; Materials and Manufacturing; Computational Sciences; Internet of Things; Communication and Education; and Sustainability in Management.
As of 2015, ITB has 30 on-going research projects with a total funding of BND$2.7 million.
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