The privilege to be recognized as a member of UTMShine was something I never expected.
What exactly is UTMShine? They called the programme as UTM Strategy for Recruiting and Inspiring Top-Notch Scientists and Researchers.
It is one of the strategies implemented by the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) to encourage UTM researchers to conduct high-impact research and produce high-quality research output.
Among the obligations I must embrace is to serve as the faculty’s ambassadors for research and innovation, respectively.
Only 14 individuals were recruited. Each of us received RM40,000 in the form of a research grant. Plus, extensive research activities at the university level in the future.
GIM International magazine has published an article about our research with the industry. GIM International, a well-known geomatics publication, is constantly looking for new, cutting-edge works to publish in their magazine.
Article: 3D Point Cloud Aerotriangulation for Smart City Reconstruction Magazine: GIM International Publisher: Geomares
I hope that by providing information about our research works at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia UTM, this article will help the global readership of this magazine. Many thanks to Wim van Wegen for his excellent works in managing and inviting us for this Data Visualisation theme edition.
You can read the magazine online at the following link: https://www.gim-international.com/content/article/3d-point-cloud-aerotriangulation-for-smart-city-reconstruction?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Data+Visualization+Weeks+%7C+Newsletter+1+%7C+27-09-21&sid=40195
This week, I’ve been invited to deliver a talk at the International Conference Geospatial Asia-Europe 2021 on my field of 3D topology.
The conference is being organised by Morocco’s Universite Hassan II De Casablanca. Additionally, the conference was held in conjunction with GeoAdvances 2021, which was co-organized by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
Moreover, I will serve as the chair of a session at this International Conference. If you’re interested in joining the conference, you can do so by visiting this conference website: https://www.geoinfo.utm.my/gae2021/
Honored to receive the excellence award for journal publication from UTM. Themed in traditional, it was conducted for the first time via online and being broadcast live. I wish to thank and congratulate the organizer for arranging this important event during the pandemic.
A fruitful discussion and positive outputs with Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT). As a sole Professional Technologist (Ts.) representative for my department, this meeting will bring new directions for Geospatial community in Malaysia.
I received an appreciation poster from the Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia management. Fortunate to be one of the recipients of this competitive national fundamental research grant. The grant allocation received is 100% as requested without any reduction. The highest amount grant received in Geoscience domain.
Research grant title: “Formulating 3D Topological Rules for Strata Rights, Restrictions and Responsibilities (3R)”.
Awarded by: Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.
Congratulations to Isa Muhammad Zumo from Adamawa, Nigeria for having his PhD defense on August 5th, 2021.
Held virtually, student is at his home country while the viva voce session is conducted according to Universiti Teknologi Malaysia local time. The session started at 2am (Nigeria time) and ended after a few hours. I believe it was a very long night for the student.
A bit of interesting info is that, at Adamawa state, it is recorded zero case for COVID-19 and there is no more rules to wear a face mask. Its an info that is quite different from what other countries are going through.
Anyway, congratulations once again to the student for passing his viva voce.