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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.

An Innovative Visit

“Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth.” - Edith Widder

In order to expose students towards the array of innovative ideas, the Technology Management (TM) cluster of APU School of Technology organized an industrial visit to International Business Machines (IBM) Client Innovation Center in Cyberjaya, Selangor to equip students with the latest knowledge and innovative technology. 23 students from various technology specialisms were accompanied by Mr. Mohammad Namazee and Mr. Jerry Chong.

The visit to IBM CIC began with a welcoming speech by Mr. Yogeswaran, Team Leader for Global Shared Services Department who introduced the organization business units and their operations throughout the globe, providing students with the desired qualities of graduates that a fortune 500 company demands.

Students were then taken through a technical hands-on session by Mr. Mohammad Rizk and Mr. Musharraf, Senior Business Intelligence Architects in charge of IBM’s Artificial Intelligence system, Watson. The session educated students regarding this high impact revolutionary A.I technology in the ever-changing industry.

   

Overall, students had a positive feedback about the visit, widening their awareness on Artificial Intelligence and IBM itself. This aligned with the objective of the visit to expose students to a real-life working environment as an IT professional, as well as to equip them with the knowledge and understanding about the current and latest technology.

First LoRA Smart Campus in Malaysia

It’s time to bring technology to the next level!
 
We are absolutely proud to share that APU is now the FIRST LoRa Campus in Malaysia! Recently, Prof Dr Ir Vinesh Thiruchelvam, Dean of Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Technology (FCET) established collaboration with Semtech Corporation, in which APU Campus will now be equipped with a low-power, long-range wide area network (LPWAN) technology that is designed to meet the demands of Internet of Things (IoT) applications and services by connecting devices, such as sensors over a wide area.
 
Semtech will support APU by providing the LoRa gateway, the technical training and support for LoRa technology. This will be beneficial to our students, especially those who are undergoing the Internet of Things (IoT) specialism, as this provides students with the opportunities to be involved in practical application development within the LoRa network.
 
Congratulations to FCET for this astounding achievement! Internet of Things is the next “Thing”; to know more about the LoRa network, visit:  https://www.lora-alliance.org/what-is-lora

APU Partners with CASUGOL

Earlier this month, we signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with CASUGOL, a Singapore based international certification body, to officially kick-start an inspiring partnership to provide academicians, educators, researchers, and students with the opportunity to receive professional training and get certified in emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning, Big Data and Cloud Computing.

Based in Singapore, CASUGOL is an international certification body offering a wide range of professional training and certification programs designed for all industries and verticals. Courses designed by CASUGOL are constantly reviewed by educators who are industry experts in their chosen field to ensure that they remain current, relevant and consistently high quality.

As part of this partnership agreement, CASUGOL will serve as a principal and body of knowledge to transfer knowledge and technical know-how on Industry 4.0 related technologies to lecturers, researchers and students at APU and jointly organise courses, workshops, events with APU to encourage and promote the learning and adoption of industry 4.0 related technologies. This agreement also authorizes APU to incorporate and deliver CASUGOL Official Courseware within its academic curriculum.

This partnership is in line with the Malaysian Government’s drive to adopt Industry 4.0 which generally incorporates advanced sensors, machine-to-machine communication links, 3-D printing, robotics, artificial intelligence, big data analytics and cloud computing technology.


We Are The Rising Star!

We have a good news to share!

The School of Technology along with Forensics and Security Research Center (FSEC), recently organized the CompTIA Partner Summit Awards in which Datuk Parmjit Singh, CEO of APIIT Education Group on behalf of APU, received the “Rising Star Award – Academy Sector in Asia Pacific Region” from the President and CEO of CompTIA, Mr Todd Thibodeaux.  It was a remarkable milestone and a very proud moment for the FSEC team.

Mr Todd gave us a talk on his valuable industrial experience on cyber security and digital forensics titled, “The Global Trends in IT industry” which was followed by John McGlinchey, the Vice President of CompTIA, who presented the CompTIA certification roadmap and its value in the industry. 

 

As part of the award ceremony, APU students who have been certified with CompTIA Project+ received their certificates directly from Mr Todd. A token of appreciation was awarded to Nehru Nagappan, Dr Meisam and Dr Maryam for their contributions to the training conducted for the certification programmes, student competitions and industry links in the project management, forensics and cyber security areas. In addition, APU has now entered into an initial agreement to launch its first official CompTIA student Branch. We look forward to hearing more success stories in the upcoming academic year of 2017-2018!