Keynote Speaker


Keynote: Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab

CYBERSECURITY Malaysia (CSM) has announced the appointment of Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab to the role of chief executive officer, effective Jan 14. CSM is the national cyber security specialist center under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI).

Prior to his appointment, Amirudin served as head of MOSTI’s ICT Policy Division since January 2010. He has led and coordinated various development programs and activities of the ICT Cluster of MOSTI agencies, namely the Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDec), Mimos Berhad, CyberSecurity Malaysia and .my Domain Registry. In his capacity as the head of MOSTI’s ICT Policy Division, he also managed MOSTI ICT-related international affairs, as well as national programs.

He also headed the Secretariat to the National Information Technology Council (NITC), which is chaired by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, and was a National Committee Member of the e-Sovereignty Working Committee, which is chaired by the Secretary General of the National Security Council.

Amirudin is currently the National Chairman of Jawatankuasa Standard Perindustrian bagi Teknologi Maklumat, Telekomunikasi dan Multimedia, an Adjunct Professor at Uniten and the International Islamic University of Malaysia (UIAM). He is also an Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) Member of Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP).

He holds a doctorate (PhD) in National ICT Policy and Strategic Management, from the School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Dubuque, Iowa, USA; a Master’s degree in Information Technology (MSc. IT), from the National University of Malaysia (UKM), and a Bachelor of Science Engineering in Electrical Engineering (BSEEE) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Keynote: Prof. Dr. Ku Ruhana Ku Mahamud

Professor Dr. Ku Ruhana holds a Bachelor in Mathematical Sciences and a Masters degree in Computing, both from Bradford University, United Kingdom in 1983 and 1986 respectively. Her PhD in Computer Science was obtained from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia in 1994.

She is currently a professor in the School of Computing at the College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia. As an academic, her research interests include computer systems performance modeling, ant colony optimization and computational intelligence. These and other works have been published in international and national journals, proceedings of national and international conferences and other publications. Her book on 'C Programming' has won her the best publication award in the academic book category in 1999 and in 2002, she published another academic book on 'Mathematics for Business'.

She is also chief editor of the Journal of Information and Communication Technology and associate editors to several other refereed journals.

Keynote: Prof Dr. Atsuo Yoshitaka

Dr. Atsuo Yoshitaka graduated from Hiroshima University in 1989, and received his master and doctor of engineering degrees from Hiroshima University in 1991 and 1997, respectively. He is currently an associate professor at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

He served as a program co-chair of International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems 2009, and IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia 2012. His research interest includes content-based retrieval for multimedia databases, image/video indexing, affective information processing, and visual user interfaces.