MY RESEARCH ON THE METAVERSE – ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS THE FUTURE OF LEARNING

MY RESEARCH ON THE METAVERSE – ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS THE FUTURE OF LEARNING

My work on the “Virtual 3D Campus for Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)” has been cited in the recent paper “UniverseSITy: Applied Learning in a University Metaverse” presented at the International Workshop on Advanced Imaging Technology (IWAIT 2024).

So, what is the metaverse? The metaverse is a collective virtual shared space, merging virtually enhanced physical reality and physically persistent virtual spaces. It’s where digital and physical realities meet, allowing us to engage in ways we’ve only imagined in science fiction.

In practical terms, the metaverse can revolutionize education by providing immersive learning environments. Imagine attending a lecture, conducting experiments, or collaborating with peers from around the world—all in a virtual setting that feels just like being there in person.

However, it’s challenging to convince the older generation in academia about the metaverse. Their understanding often limits to just the digital world, but the metaverse is so much more—it’s an immersive and interactive experience that has the potential to revolutionize education and beyond. It’s fascinating to see how it can transform the way we learn, work, and interact.

But I hope to see positive growth in the understanding and acceptance of the metaverse among my academic circle in the near future. Better late than never.

For more insights into how the metaverse is shaping the future of education and to learn more about my work, feel free to contact me or explore my research further.

RESEARCH IN 3D STRATA VISUALIZATION – A VIVA SUCCESS

RESEARCH IN 3D STRATA VISUALIZATION – A VIVA SUCCESS

Delighted to served as an examiner for Faraliyana Binti Mohd Hanafi’s viva session at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia today. Her thesis, “Web Visualization of Three-Dimensional Strata Objects Based on Malaysian Land Administration Domain Model Country Profile,” showcases her dedication and innovative approach in Geoinformatics.

Congratulations to Faraliyana on this achievement. It was an honor to witness such a contribution to the field. Her work is sure to inspire future advancements in 3D visualization and land administration. 

3D TREE MODELLING FOR LESS NOISE

3D TREE MODELLING FOR LESS NOISE

Announcing our latest publication, “Improving Traffic-noise-mitigation Strategies with LiDAR-based 3D Tree-canopy Analysis,” in Geomatics and Environmental Engineering journal (Vol. 18, No. 3, 2024)! This groundbreaking study explores how trees can be our green heroes, reducing traffic noise naturally.

Our team used cutting-edge LiDAR technology to create 3D models of tree canopies. We analyzed how trees’ leaves and structures absorb traffic noise.

We developed a new equation to measure noise reduction, integrating it with existing models. Our findings show that trees can reduce traffic noise by 1 to 3 dB(A).

LiDAR-based 3D visualizations provide accurate data for better urban planning. Tree belts and dense planting schemes are particularly effective in noise mitigation.

Our discoveries pave the way for greener, quieter urban spaces. Imagine strolling down a city street with less noise and more peace—thanks to thoughtful tree planting!

The full study here: https://doi.org/10.7494/geom.2024.18.3.81. 

Join us in celebrating the power of nature and technology to improve urban living. Let’s make our cities not just smarter, but also greener and more serene!

#UrbanInnovation #TrafficNoise #LiDAR #TreeCanopy #GreenCities #SustainableLiving #EnvironmentalScience #UrbanForestry #HealthierCities #NatureBasedSolutions

CELEBRATING TEACHER’S DAY WITH HEARTFELT GRATITUDE

CELEBRATING TEACHER’S DAY WITH HEARTFELT GRATITUDE

On this Teacher’s Day, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the thoughtful messages and heartfelt wishes from my students. Teaching has always been a passion of mine, and your appreciation reinforces the joy I find in this profession. Each of you has contributed to my journey as much as I have to yours, and I am thankful for the opportunity to be part of your academic lives.

#TeachersDay #Gratitude #Education #TeachingJourney #ThankYou

ACKNOWLEDGING DEDICATION: FAIZAH’S PHD VIVA VOCE

ACKNOWLEDGING DEDICATION: FAIZAH’S PHD VIVA VOCE

Today, we celebrate a significant milestone as my student, Faizah, completes her PhD viva voce in Geoinformatics. Her thesis on integrating GIS and BIM in building construction projects highlights her dedication and hard work.

Panel Members:

– Chairman: Prof. Sr Dr. Hishamuddin bin Mohd Ali

– Asst. Chairman: Dr. Suzanna binti Azmy

– External Examiner: Assoc. Prof. Sr Dr. Ts. Khairul Nizam bin Maulud (UKM)

– Internal Examiner: Prof. Sr Dr. Kherun binti Ali

– Main Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Sr Dr. Muhamad Uznir bin Ujang

– Co. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Zulkepi bin Majid

Thank you to the panel for their support and guidance. Congratulations to Faizah for her perseverance and commitment. Wishing her the best in her future endeavors.

#PhDSuccess #Geoinformatics #AcademicJourney #TeachersDay 

STUDENT ETHICS CONTACTING LECTURERS USING SOCIAL MEDIA MEDIUM – A GUIDE FROM UTM’S DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

STUDENT ETHICS CONTACTING LECTURERS USING SOCIAL MEDIA MEDIUM – A GUIDE FROM UTM’S DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

This visual guide outlines the best practices for students when communicating with lecturers via social media platforms. Whether it’s choosing the right time to message, using appropriate greetings, or keeping discussions confidential, these tips are designed to promote respect and professionalism.

  • Appropriate Time: Contact during suitable hours, avoiding rest or worship times.
  • Appropriate Wordings: Use full words, avoid slang and abbreviations.
  • Greeting: Start communications with a respectful salutation.
  • Introduce Yourself: Clearly state your name and your study details.
  • Request Phrases: Be polite in your requests for assistance or information.
  • Pronouns: Use polite and appropriate pronouns.
  • Behavior: Always be respectful and patient.
  • Simple and Concise: Keep your messages clear and to the point.
  • Confidentiality: Keep your interactions private.
  • Gratitude: End with a note of thanks.

Let’s all strive to maintain these standards and ensure our digital communication is as respectful and effective as possible.

#UTM #StudentEthics #ProfessionalCommunication #Education #SocialMediaEtiquette

FROM MPHIL TO PROMOTION – NEVIL’S INSPIRING STORY

FROM MPHIL TO PROMOTION – NEVIL’S INSPIRING STORY

I am thrilled to share a moment of pride and achievement as my supervisee, Nevil Wickramathilaka, reaches a significant milestone in his career. After completing his MPhil in Geoinformatics at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with a perfect CGPA of 4.00, Nevil has not only excelled academically but has also made remarkable contributions to the field.

His dedication over the past two (2) years has been truly inspirational. Nevil has published five (5) journal articles in renowned Scopus/WoS indexed journals, presented his innovative research at four (4) international conferences, received two (2) prestigious awards, and registered three (3) intellectual properties related to his groundbreaking work in traffic noise visualization and noise absorption assessment via spatial interpolation.

Today, I had the honor of writing a recommendation letter for his promotion at John Kotelawala Defence University, which reflects his hard work and potential. His promotion comes with a well-deserved salary increase of around 150%.

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” — Pele

#AcademicExcellence #Geoinformatics #CareerAchievement #UniversityLife #ScholarSuccess

THANK YOU FAIRUN! A GESTURE OF KINDNESS

THANK YOU FAIRUN! A GESTURE OF KINDNESS

Big thanks to Fairun for making the trip to UTM and for the thoughtful gift. Your gesture means a lot, and I’m grateful for our continued connection even after your time as my PhD student. Wishing you all the best in your role as an assistant professor!

CONGRATULATIONS MENG SEN – COMPLETING GEOINFORMATICS MASTER’S VIVA ONLINE FROM CHINA


CONGRATULATIONS MENG SEN – COMPLETING GEOINFORMATICS MASTER’S VIVA ONLINE FROM CHINA

Just wrapped up a stimulating session as an examiner for the viva of the Master of Science in Geoinformatics program! Congratulations to Meng Sen from China for successfully completing the examination. Despite the distance, conducting the session online went smoothly, showcasing the power of technology in enabling global collaboration in education. Excited to see the innovative work and contributions Meng Sen will make in the field. #Geoinformatics #GlobalEducation