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Virtual Workshop: Wireless Application Development Fundamentals Online Workshop


For enquiries, please contact:
Whatsapp: +6011 - 1888 9397 +603 - 9086 0288 Ext 118 / 119
Email: info@klesf.net

Date: 30 – 31 October 2020

Saturday Time: 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm 

Platform: Microsoft Teams

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Blockchain Applications


Blockchain is an emerging technology based on distributed computing system and cryptography. Bitcoin is one of the most well-known applications of blockchain technology which revolutionised the development of crypto-currency. Blockchain 2.0 has impacted various industries including finance (FinTech), manufacturing, insurance and renewable energy (SolarCoin). Drawing from his vast experiences in R&D as reviewer for international journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (2016 and 2017), IEEE Sensors, IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2018-2020) and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (2018-2020), Dr Ben Lee Wai-Kong will give an overview on the historical development of blockchain, its current advancement and future applications and potentials, particularly in the areas of cryptography, GPU computing, numerical algorithms, Internet of Things (IoT) and energy harvesting.

Date: 30 October 2020

Time: 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm 

Platform: Microsoft Teams

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Let's Mind Map


This talk will be delivered by Ms Catherine See, a Mathematics Lecturer in CFS-SL who graduated with a Bachelor of Education (Hons) Mathematics in 2010 and Master of Science (Mathematics) in 2011 from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). She won the first prize winner in the Mind Mapping Competition held by the Malaysia Mental Literacy Movement (MMLM) for two consecutive years in 2017 and 2018. She joined UTAR in 2016 and has worked in tertiary education as a lecturer for 9 years from 2011 to present.

Date: 30 October 2020

Time : 11.30 am - 1.00 pm 

Platform : Microsoft Teams

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Deep Learning-based Image Compression and Segmentation


Our recent research focus is applying deep learning techniques to various applications of image processing. In the past a few years, we have been working on several topics. One of them is road scene semantics segmentation. To lower the system complexity while maintaining good performance, we investigate the advantages and disadvantages of several popular CNN architectures in terms of speed, storage and segmentation accuracy. Through detailed experiments, we pick up the favorable components from the existing architectures, and at the end, we construct a light-weight network architecture called EDANet, which employs an asymmetric convolution structure and incorporates the dilated convolution and the dense connectivity. We test our proposed network on several datasets including the challenging Cityscapes dataset (resolution of 1024 ×512) with an mIoU of about 67.3% and 108 FPS on a single GTX 1080Ti.

The second topic is deep learning-based edge detection. we propose a traditional method inspired framework to produce good edges with minimal complexity. We simplify the network architecture to include Feature Extractor, Enrichment, and Summarizer, which roughly correspond to gradient, low pass filter, and pixel connection in the traditional edge detection schemes. The proposed structure can effectively reduce the complexity and retain the edge prediction quality. Our TIN2 (Traditional Inspired Network) model has an accuracy higher than the recent BDCN2 (Bi-Directional Cascade Network) but with a much smaller model.

The third topic is deep image compression. We propose several lossy image compression systems using the deep-learning autoencoder structure to participate in the Challenge on Learned Image Compression (CLIC), CVPR 2018, 2019, and 2020, and JPEG AI Call-for-Evidence 2020. We will briefly review the basic structure of a learning-based image coding system. And then we describe a hybrid coding system that includes a H.266 base laser and a CNN enhancement layer.

Date: 29 October 2020

Time: 2.00 pm

Platform: Zoom

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JOURNEY IN PHOTOSPLITTING OF WATER


Hydrogen is a potential energy carrier for the future which can be produced via steam reforming, electrolysis, solar thermochemical, photobiological, photocatalysis and other methods. The pioneering work by Fujishima and Honda in the early 1970s showed the possibility of producing H2 from water using sunlight. The research started by embarking on synthesizing Cu/TiO2 photocatalyst. The photocatalysts were synthesized based on Degussa P25 TiO2 at the initial stage but at later stage Sr2Ta2O7 was also investigated. In order to obtain deeper understanding on the morphological, optical and chemical properties of the photocatalysts, characterization was conducted using various techniques such as field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), diffuse reflectance UV-Vis spectroscopy (DR-UV-Vis) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The photocatalytic activity of supported metallic photocatalysts was assessed for hydrogen production from water under visible light illumination. Througho! ut the journey, the research parameters investigated include types of co-catalyst, total metal loading and the effect from the presence of non-metal. The impact of methanol, glycerol and KOH addition as hole-scavengers on the efficiency of solar hydrogen production from water was also investigated.

Speaker: Dr Chong Fai Kait is an Associate Professor at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. She graduated with B.Sc. (Hons) in Industrial Chemistry from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 1993, specializing in synthesis, characterization and application of copper(II)-glycerol complex. In 1998, she received her PhD from University of Dundee, Scotland in the area of heterogeneous catalysis for naphtha reforming process employing Pt-Re/Al2O3 catalyst. She has more than 20 years of academic and research experience and her main research interests are in photocatalysis and its integration with ionic liquids or other techniques for sustainable environmental applications. She is currently working on deep eutectic ionic liquids employed as extractant and electrolyte where glycerol is one of the precursor for synthesis. Her work was mainly dedicated to wastewater treatment and air pollution control. She has filed a total of 9 patents in Malaysia related to photocatalysis, of which two were granted.

Date : 28 October 2020

Time : 3.00 pm - 4.30 pm  

Venue : Microsoft Teams (code: emjnmaf)


Topic Space of Rural Settlement


Speaker: Dr Wang Xin Associate Prof. Dr School of Architecture and Design, Beijing Jiaotong University

Date: 26 October 2020

Time:10.30 am

Platform: Zoom

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之《正念的幸福》中文线上讲座


您知道吗?未经训练的心,是一颗不幸福的心。 幸福是一种心的状态,而感受幸福是一种心的能力。人们大多时候以为幸福来自于完成某件外在的待办事项。然而,如果人们仅朝这方向去寻找幸福,很可能最终会大失所望。希望拥有幸福的人们,应该朝内心去发现那扇通往幸福的大门,而正念训练正是这扇门的钥匙。 在这个讲座中,我们将为您介绍近来风靡欧美各界的正念训练,包括正念课程的内涵,为何能带来幸福,正念在不同领域的运用,目前科学研究成果,以及培养正念训练方法。 我们这次诚邀到台湾的温宗堃 教授,与我们分享"正念的幸福"!

Date: 25 October 2020 

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Platform: Zoom

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Virtual Workshop: Wonder of Taxonomy 5.0: ‘Making Your Own Homemade Butter’


For enquiries, please contact: 
Whatsapp: +6011 - 1888 9397 / +603 - 9086 0288 Ext 118 / 119
Email: info@klesf.net 

Date: 24 October 2020 

Time: 11.30 am - 12.30 pm

Platform: Microsoft Teams

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与你有约 – 相谈忧郁症


October is the Mental Health Awareness Month that serves as a signal for us to focus on the Mental Health Care. One of the concerns when it comes to mental health is depression. Depression is a common illness worldwide, characterized by persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities, loss of energy, and other symptoms that affect our health condition. With this purpose, the Counselling and Guidance Unit of Sungai Long Campus invites all of you to join a free talk in Mandarin by our registered and licensed counsellor, Mr Barry Tie.

For more details, please contact: Ms Chew Seow Ping chewsp@utar.edu.my

Date: 24 October 2020

Time: 10:00 Am - 11:30 Am 

Platform: Microsoft Teams

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Managing Knowledge in the Era of Industrial Revolution 4.0


For enquiries, please contact:
Whatsapp: +6011 - 1888 9397 / +603 - 9086 0288 Ext 118 / 119
Email: info@klesf.net 

Date: 24 October 2020

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Platform: Zoom

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Cryptography: Core Technology for Blockchain


Blockchain technology is built upon cryptography particularly cryptographic primitives such as hash family and signature scheme. Blockchain enhances system security and reliability. Dr Denis Wong Chee Keong of the Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences (DMAS), LKCFES will present the use of blockchain technology for insurance underwriting process as a case study. Dr Denis Wong will share his experience in drawing linkage of mathematics to blockchain technology into selected Y2 and Y3 DMAS courses. The exposure of students to these theory-based courses has led to Final Year Project research in relation to IR4.0, IoT, cyber security, insurance, banking, data and financial analytics.

Date: 23 October 2020

Time: 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm 

Platform: Microsoft Teams

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CBM Research Talk: Theory, Theoretical Framework and Theory Development


Speaker: Dr. Francis Chuah Chin Wei (Universiti Utara Malaysia)

If you require any further information, feel free to contact Ms Mah Pei Yew (mahpy@utar.edu.my), Ms. Tan Mom Zee (tanmz@utar.edu.my), Ms. Sai Mei Ling (saiml@utar.edu.my), or Cik Wan Nuramira Fitrina (fitrina@utar.edu.my).

Date: 23 October 2020

Time: 10.30 am - 12.30 pm 

Platform: Microsoft Teams

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Doing Business in Hong Kong and China - Legal compliance, Tax and Financial Planning 香港和中国大陆开展业务的法律合规、税务和财务策划


Speaker 主讲人: Mr. Alex Chow (Founding director and member of Sino Asean Fiduciaries (HK) Limited, and Sino Singapore Corporate Services Pte. Ltd)

* English-Chinese simultaneous interpretation is available

Date: 21 October 2020

Time: 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm 

Platform: Zoom & Live Stream at https://www.facebook.com/Official.CABA/

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Expert Briefings: The impact and implications of COVID-19 to climate change, poverty, policy response and global recession


For any further enquiries, please contact Mr Chang (changtc@utar.edu.my) / Mr Nasrul (nasrul@utar.edu.my) for Kampar Campus or Pn Suraya (surayayu@utar.edu.my) / Pn Siti Zuliana (zuliana@utar.edu.my) for Sungai Long campus.

Date: 19 October 2020

Time: 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Platform: GoToWebinar

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Resilient Thinking for Challenging Times


Many uncertainties and challenges will occur in our life, which is inevitable. Therefore, we need to be resilient to stay healthy and productive in our life. Resilience helps to increase our ability to adapt the changes and improve work-life integration and satisfaction. Having high resilience and grit level can help us to perform consistently in an excellent way by maintaining good health and happiness. Thus, we can easily bounce back up if we fall down. With that in mind, the Counselling and Guidance Unit of Sungai Long Campus is organising this online talk.

This free online talk is designed to provide resilient thinking skills to increase a person's resilience level and grit. Participants will learn practical skills and strategies that can be immediately applied in their both work life and personal life. With these knowledgeable skills and strategies, enable you to deal with unexpected stress in a better way, e.g. unexpected emergencies, crisis and drastic changes. 

For more information, please contact: Ms. Grace ngwf@utar.edu.my 03-90860288 Ext:823

Date: 17 October 2020

Time: 10.00 am 

Platform: Microsoft Teams

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Virtual Workshop: Chemistry in Pocket


For enquiries, please contact:
Whatsapp: +6011 - 1888 9397 / +603 - 9086 0288 Ext 118 / 119
Email: info@klesf.net

Date: 17 October 2020 (Saturday) 

Time: 9 am - 10 am (1 hour) 

Platform: Microsoft Teams

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CEO Forum: Connected Campus Tour Online Youth's Talk with CEOs!


Come let's join us for another Live session of our Connected Campus Tour Online Youth's Talk, we are very honored to have Mr. Nelson Liew, Founder of Vanilla Crepe & Vanilla Mille Crepe, and Mr. Richard Khoo, Group Strategist of JPM Group of Companies as our panelists. Save the dateto listen and understand on how to build yourself as an entrepreneur especially during this pandemic together with our host Mr. Eldrick Koh, Founder of GenYouth, and Ms. Gillian Oi, Co-Founder of GenYouth.

Date: 16 October 2020

Time: 8.30 pm - 10.30 pm

Platform: Facebook Live

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Introduction to Electronic System


How to become an electronic system engineer? What is the importance of system engineering? Who needs system engineering in their life. In this webinar, UTAR lecturer will share the introduction to the electronic system and what they will offer through this new programme.

Speaker: Ir Dr Yeap Kim Ho, Associate Professor at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

Date: 16 October 2020

Time: 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm

Platform: Microsoft Teams

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马来西亚历史云学堂3.0: 疾病、疫情与社会 Cloud Academy of Malaysian History 3.3: Disease, Pandemic and Society


Date: 16 October - 1 November 2020

Platform: Zoom (ID: 919 6388 6496 PW: 31081957)

Wiley Webinar: Engaging Audience with STM


For any further enquiries, please contact Mr Chang (changtc@utar.edu.my) / Mr Nasrul (nasrul@utar.edu.my) for Kampar Campus or Pn Suraya (surayayu@utar.edu.my) / Pn Siti Zuliana (zuliana@utar.edu.my) for Sungai Long campus.

Date: 15 October 2020

Time: 2.00 pm 

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Food Safety and Sustainability from Packaging Ink Perspective


Date : 15 October 2020 (Thursday) 

Time :10.00 am - 12.00 pm

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3rd Industrial Business Conference


Date: 15 October  - 17 November 2020

Time: 9.00 am - 10.00 pm

Platform: Zoom

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Introduction to Railway Electrification Systems


For further information, please contact Ms Hema at Mobile: 012-647 6555 or Email: hemalatha@utar.edu.my

Date: 15 & 16 October 2020 (Thursday & Friday) 

Time: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Platform: Microsoft Teams

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当越南使节去到马来亚


主讲:陈益源教授
主持:郑文泉副教授

Date: 14 October 2020

Time: 8.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Platform: Zoom

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Free Virtual Training: Mushroom Cultivation (Chinese)


Schedule:
Day 1 12/10/2020 (10 am - 12 pm)
现代农业的朝阳产业-食用菌 & 草菇栽培技术
By: 任鹏飞博士 

Day 2 13/10/2020 (10 am - 12 pm)
秀珍菇栽培技术 & 香菇栽培技术
By: 王延锋博士 

 Day 3 14/10/2020 (2 pm - 4 pm)
黑木耳栽培技术 & 食用菌保鲜加工
By 赵立艳博士

For further enquiries, please contact: Dr. Ong Mei Kying E-mail: ongmk@utar.edu.my / Dr. Clement Wong Kiing Fook E-mail: kfwong@utar.edu.my

Date: 12 - 14 October 2020

Platform: TenCent Meeting

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仁嘉隆幸福村与东禅寺的文化旅游营造


Speaker: 洪顺明(仁嘉隆幸福村文化馆馆长)

Date: 9 October 2020

Time: 8.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Platform: Zoom / Facebook Live

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Wiley Webinar on Improving Research Integrity: Managing and Sharing Research Data


For any further enquiries, please contact Mr Chang (changtc@utar.edu.my) / Mr Nasrul (nasrul@utar.edu.my) for Kampar Campus or Pn Suraya (surayayu@utar.edu.my) / Pn Siti Zuliana (zuliana@utar.edu.my) for Sungai Long campus.

Date: 6 October 2020

Time: 11.00 am -  12.00 pm

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