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APU's Cyber Heroes

Our Cyber Heroes did it again! 

At the recently concluded Cyber Heroes Competition (CHC) 2019 that was jointly organized by Cyber Security Malaysia (CSM), Standard Chartered Bank and APU, our Year 2 Cyber Security students, Imran Esack Dawoodjee, Sritaran Doraisamy and Nicholas Leow Yung Jian (Team Shellhound) achieved the highest score and were crowned champions of the challenge. The challenge was hosted at APU’s Cyber Security Talent Zone, where it saw the participation from 13 local private and public universities.

Our teams, FetchOrbis and Shellhound demonstrated extra confidence throughout the competition, in which team Shellhound performed excellently by demonstration skills and talents in forensic analysis and outstanding teamwork. At the prize giving ceremony that was held in Putrajaya Mariott Hotel, apart from attaining the championship, Imran, who was the member of team Shellhound, was also announced as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for contributing the most points for his team. They receive their prizes from  YB Tuan Gobind Singh Deo, Minister of Communications and Multimedia who was also the guest of honour at the closing ceremony.

Apart from taking part in the competition, teams FetchOrbis and Shellhound also had the opportunity to be a part of the Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019  forum, to hear and discuss about youth initiatives in making the internet a safer place. Congratulations and well done to team Shellhound, as their mentor, Ms. Nor Azlina ffor their success!

2 Prizes at Once!

3 days are all we need, for our students to demonstrate their outstanding coding skills!

At the recently concluded “3 Days of Code” Hackathon organized by Multimedia University (MMU), we are proud to share that 2 of our student teams – team ‘KarmaPoints’ and team ‘VRoomFor2’ walked away as the Champion and 1st Runner Up teams, earning 2 awards at once!

The “3 Days of Code” Hackathon is an event that combines coding competition and hackathon to gauge students’ programming and problem solving skills. Organised annually by the IT Society of MMU Cyberjaya, this competition was open to all undergraduate students from Malaysian private and public universities. At the competition, students were expected to demonstrate teamwork to propose solutions for systems in the fields of Transport, Education or Finance.

Team ‘KarmaPoints’ developed an innovative mobile app that allows users to collect loyalty points via services and to donate them to charity organisations, whereas team ‘VRoomFor2’ invented a matchmaking and ride-hailing platform that combines the concepts of organizing dates without worrying on the issues of mobility.

 

Both teams walked away with cash prizes of RM1,000 and RM750 respectively. CONGRATULATIONS to team ‘KarmaPoints’ and team ‘VRoomFor2’!

6th Time Gold Winner

Our School of Engineering continues to stand tall and stay strong! At the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) 60th Annual Dinner that was held recently, we are pleased to share that Yim Jun Ming, our final year student of the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Engineering with Honours programme, attained the IEM Gold Medal award 2019. The award was to acknowledge Jun Ming’s outstanding academic excellence in his final year of studies, particularly in his final year project, that was built on an environment monitoring system using Internet of Things (IoT).

A moment of pride for APU was recorded at the event as well, when our own ELA robot, designed and built by the Asia Pacific Centre of Robotics Engineering (APCoRE), was used by the Minister of Primary Industries, YB Teresa Kok to officiate the event.

Jun Ming is the 6th Engineering student from APU to receive the IEM Gold Medal since 2014; our continuous success is a testament of our outstanding quality of teaching and learning at the School of Engineering.

Recognition for Excellence

At the recently concluded Malaysia OpenGov Leadership Forum, we are proud to share that APU has received the prestigious Recognition of Excellence Award. This award acknowledges our long-lasting effort  in using innovative and disruptive technologies through optimization of processes, delivering citizen-centric services and pushing new boundaries within the higher education scene.

Our Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ron Edwards, and Chief Innovation Officer cum Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Ir. Vinesh Thiruchelvam were present at the ceremony to receive the award from  Mohit Sagar, Group Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief, OpenGov Asia. It was also notable that the APU CyberSecurity Talent Zone, being Malaysia’s first cybersecurity talent zone with military-grade facilities, was well-acknowledged as a renowned innovation in this perspective!

We applaud all academic and non-academic staff for their efforts in always delivering, implementing and practicing innovative solutions, and we shall continue to think innovatively!

[Press Release] Asia Pacific Champs

Kuala Lumpur, 4 March 2019: Four students from the Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) brought pride to their university and the country as they emerged as the Champion Team at the 2019 Ernst & Young (EY) Asia-Pacific Cyber Hackathon Challenge.
The Hackathon took place in Hong Kong on 3rd March 2019. It was an international arena for top universities from across the Asia-Pacific to compete on strategic thinking, reasoning and technical programming skills. University teams from Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia were amongst the finalists.


All participating teams were required to work on a real-life cyber experience that challenges them to ‘capture the flags’ by completing various custom-made scenarios.


Team “FetchOrbis” from APU comprising Yap Chee Sing, Mun Chee Wah, Imran Esack Dawoodjee and Hassan Zayan Azzam from the School of Computing & Technology (SoCT) achieved the most points at the end of the challenge. They eventually championed the challenge and walked away with HKD20,000 (equivalent to RM10,380).


The students are part of the Cyber Security and Software Engineering programmes at APU. This is their first time participating in the EY Asia-Pacific Cyber Hackathon Challenge.


 “This has been an incredible learning experience for us as we are still very new to the competitive scene. The competition emulated real world environments and scenarios really well and it certainly was challenging,” expressed Hassan Zayan Azzam, member of team “FetchOrbis”, as he recalled the memorable experience.


Congratulations Team FetchOrbis! They made us proud by demonstrating not only knowledge and skills in cyber security but also the necessary passion, dedication, team-spirit, problem-solving skills and emotional intelligence to be able to withstand the demands and pressure which comes in any hackathon,” expressed Surpriya Singh, Head of School of Technology, APU.

Showcasing an Edge in Technology

Lecturers and students from the School of Computing & Technology demonstrated innovative projects at the Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2019 that was held recently. We are pleased to share with you that all 5 projects developed by our teams walked away with awards in both the “Mentor Mentee Awards” and the “Education Innovation Awards” categories.    

Our teams’ success is as displayed below:
 
Mentor Mentee AwardsProject SynopsisParticipantsAward

Project Name:

C-Heart: Augmented Reality Of 3D Heart Anatomy

M-Learning application to learn about Heart anatomy through Augmented Reality.

  • Aida Zamnah Binti Zainal Abidin
  • Muhammad Biki Saputra
  • Amni Amira Binti Redzuan
  • Nor Amanina Binti Zamri
  • Chen Tet Khuan
Silver

Project Name:

Cake Frenzy: An Easy & Enjoyable Way To Learn About Indonesian Cultures Through A Mobile Game

Game-based learning application on learning different cultures and cakes of Indonesia.

  • Aida Zamnah Binti Zainal Abidin
  • Salsabila Patria Wibowo
  • Pang Wen Horng
  • Nor Hilman Amri Bin Shaiful Amri
  • Muhammad Fauzan Apriyani
  • Chen Tet Khuan
Bronze
Education Innovation AwardsProject SynopsisParticipantsAward

Project Name:

EduQRation

A web-based application using a QR code as a tool in assisting the learning activities.

  • Mohamad Firdaus Che Abdul Rani
  • Vinothini Kasinathan
  • Nor Azlina Abd Rahman
Silver

Project Name: 

Web-Based Learning tool for primary school students with Dyscalculia

A web-based application in teaching Mathematics subject for special children with dyscalculia in primary school

  • Mohamad Firdaus Che Abdul Rani
  • Nor Azlina Abd Rahman
  • Rizawati Rohizan
Silver

Project Name:

Smuggy

Smuggy is a fun-filled web application security learning platform that is designed to teach its users about the various security issues that are associated with a poorly designed web application that is deployed on the Internet today. Smuggy is able to serve as a risk-free platform to provide the proof-of-concept on showing the consequences when the web application security is neglected by the developer

  • Kua Wee Seng
  • Yusnita Yusof
  • Nor Azlina Abd Rahman
  • Dr Ma’en Tayseer Ekrayem
  • Yogeswaran Nathan
Silver

The Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2019 is a prestigious platform for inventors and innovators to showcase their findings. During the exhibition, our students had the opportunity to pitch their projects to industry professionals. We are pleased that our teams obtained positive feedback, as they demonstrated a great level of enthusiasm and professionalism.

   

We are proud of our teams; it was an amazing experience for the students, while it provides them with real-life exposure and an opportunity to interact with industry professionals.

[Press Release] A Perfect Blend of Creativity, Ingenuity and Technology

Kuala Lumpur, 10 December 2018: A cross-faculty and trans-disciplinary effort among students and staff from Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) and the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) led to the production of the university concept car named - Invictus.

The Invictus was a working prototype designed and assembled by team Invictus to compete in the Proton DRB-Hicom Creative Car Challenge (PD3C) 2018 which was concluded on 8 December. The car emerged as the champion of the challenge and the team walked away with a cash prize of RM7,000. In addition, Khoo Wern Sheung, Year 3 student of the BA (Hons) Transport Design programme, who was part of the team also achieved a 3rd Prize at the Design Battle.

Prior to the final challenge, the team from APU was one of the 13 finalists at the PD3C pitching session held in March 2018. At the pitching session, the team proposed to use the Proton Preve as the base model of the Invictus’s concept design. They were then given a Proton Preve and were required to re-design and re-engineer the given car model with brand new ideas and concepts.

Under the guidance of academic staff from the School of Media, Arts & Design (SoMAD) at APIIT, 20 students from the Product Design, Transport Design and Engineering disciplines worked on sketching, designing, modelling, assembling and styling the Invictus over 9 months.

 

Animation and Visual Effects students applied their skills and knowledge in creating the promotion video and designing the electronic display panels available within Invictus.

Personnel from the PD3C committee visited the team and were kept updated of the progress twice throughout the progression. The car development process was fully documented in the logbook as required by the organizers.

This was the first concept car assembled by APU & APIIT students, as they participated in the PD3C for the first time.

The car featured futuristic design elements that cater for urban living lifestyle, in line with APU’s nature of being a technology-savvy and innovative university. Some key features on the concept car include:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) integrated headlamps
  • Integrated side view cameras to replace traditional wing mirrors
  • Smart Auto Door with Facial Recognition System
  • Fully digital Infotainment System
  • High-pressure front windshield to replace traditional wipers
  • Touch-screen and fully-interactive panel to replace traditional dashboard, speedometer, odometer and fault indicators
  • Front lower radar sensor to detect uneven objects or surfaces ahead

 

Khoo Wern Sheung, Year 3 student of the BA (Hons) Transport Design programme, also participated in the Design Battle that was held as part of the competition. His hand-sketched design of a compact car based on the theme given, ‘Fish’, emerged as the 3rd Prize Winner of the Battle.

Overwhelmed by their victory at the competition, Invictus team member, Lee Kian Chong, expressed his gratitude to the university lecturers and his team mates for the support. “It’s been such a wonderful experience! There were times we felt frustrated but with great team work we are proud of the final outcome. I am really proud to be part of the team. We manage to turn the impossible to possible,” said Lee.

Saifullizan Bin Abdul Wahab, academic staff of APIIT, recalled the team’s efforts and the strong passion demonstrated by the staff and students over the 9 months while working on the Invictus, “The Invictus born out of teamwork among all staff and students, as well as the strong support by the management and our colleagues at APU and APIIT. Team Invictus had a challenging yet memorable 9 months; I am thankful to all students and staff who had worked on the Invictus tirelessly. Our hard work paid off!” 

The team worked with passion, perseverance and dedication to achieve a concept that is revolutionary. An awesome effort by students and staff from across different schools, working together as an integrated effort,” commended Datuk Parmjit Singh, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of APIIT Education Group.

The Invictus is on display at APU’s campus located in Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil from 10 December 2018 onwards. For more information about the Invictus, follow them on social media: Invictus – APIIT (Facebook) / invictus.apiit (Instagram).

The Top University Goes To.. APU!

 

We are announced as the Top University at the KPMG Cyber Challenge 2018!

Our teams achieved tremendously, at the recently concluded competition. Among all universities that participated, our students achieved the highest number of awards in various categories, with their outstanding skills and knowledge in the cyber security field.

The challenge was a 4th installation initiated by KPMG, to nurture undergraduates on their ability to develop innovative, real-world cyber security solutions. Apart from the main “Cyber Security Challenge” track, KPMG’s strategic partners, Netpoleon, Google Cloud, FireEye and IET developed different tracks to assess participants on based different technologies. Our students’ have attained awards in the following categories:

Based on the highest number of awards achieved by our teams, we emerged as the Overall Champion and are now recognized as the Top University at the challenge!  Without doubt, this excellent performance was a result of dedication and effort by the mentors, Dr. Meisam Eslahi, Ms. Maryam Var Naseri, and Mr. Umapathy Eaganathan who have assisted, guided as well as supported the teams towards their success.

Double Win at Hack @ 10

We are pleased to share that our students attained marvelous achievements at the Hack@10 competition, that was held at University Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) recently. Hack@10 is a security competition to search new security talents among the competing students and to reward those who have successfully demonstrated their Cyber Security knowledge and skills. 
 
APU Forensics & Cybersecurity Research Centre (FSec) Student Section coordinated and arrange the participation of our students in the competition, who were spread into three teams:
 
hashcow: Choong Chih Xien (APU), Alexandr Sukhamera (APU) 
Cmonster: Rueben Ng Yuan Jiun, Pea Jia Ying and Lee Liang Foong 
Leviathan: Teng Chee Yuen, Barath a/l Siva Kumar and Imran Esack Dawoodjee 
 
 
 
These teams were supported by Yusnita Yusof, Nor Azlina Abd Rahman and Yogeswaran A/L Nathan from the Network, Security and Forensic (NSF) academic group under the School of Technology, Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Technology (FCET) and who also members of FSec.
 
After an intense 6-hour competition, two of our teams, hashcow and Leviathan won as the Champion & 2nd Runner Up. They received cash prizes of RM3000 and RM1000 respectively. Cmonster managed to be at 10th place, sharing the same score with 4 other teams (7th - 10th places). Great to know that all of our teams were among the Top 10!
 
Congrats to APU teams for job well done! 


APU Cricket Team Wins Bronze

We are happy and pleased to share with you that our APU Cricket Club won the Bronze Medal in the prestigious SUKAN INSTITUSI PENDIDIKAN TINGGI - SUKIPT 2018 which was held earlier this month. The annual sports event was jointly organized by Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) with the cooperation of the IPT Sports Council (MASUM, MSP, MASKOM and MASISWA) took the initiative to organize SUKIPT 2018 at UKM, Bangi.
 
Cricket was introduced in SUKIPT 2018 for the first time in history, and we are glad that our cricket team was able to attain the Bronze Medal. The tournament saw participation from Malaysian public and private universities; it was an uphill battle for the team, but we were glad that they made it. 
 
Kudos to the team for the outstanding success; under the facilitation and encouragement by Mentor, Prof. Siva Muthaly. 


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