Keynote Speakers

Prof Dr Abdullah Gani

Abdullah GANI is a Professor at the Department of Computer System and Technology, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, Malaysia. He obtained tertiary academic qualifications from the University of Hull, UK – B.Phil, and M.Sc (Information Management) and the University of Sheffield, UK for Phd in Computer Science. Prior to his degree studies, he acquired the Teaching Certificate from Kinta Teaching College, Ipoh and Diploma of Computer Science, from ITM. He has vast teaching experience due to having worked in a number of educational institutions locally and abroad – schools, Malay Women Teaching College, Melaka, Ministry of Education; Rotterham College of Technology and Art, Rotterham, UK, University of Sheffield, UK. His interest in research kicked off in 1983 when he was chosen to attend the 3-Month Scientific Research Course in RECSAM by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia. Since then, more than 150 academic papers have been published in proceedings and respectable journals internationally within top 10% ranking. He received a very good number of citation in Web of Science as well as Scopus databases. He actively supervises numerous students at all level of study – Bachelor, Master and Phd.
Area of interest in research includes Self-Organized Systems, Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Wireless related networks. He is now working on Mobile Cloud Computing with the High Impact Research Grant of USD 800,000 (RM2.5) for the period of 2011-2016. He is also the Principal Investigator of the research ‘Al-Quran and Hadith Authentication Systems’ with the grant of RM650,000. Besides that, he has received several grants of more than RM350,000. Currently, he is the Director of the Centre for Mobile Cloud Computing Research (C4MCCR at, which focuses on high impact research. The Centre has published more than 60 papers in Tier 1 and Tier 2 ISI-indexed journals in the last 5 years. Internationally, he serves as a Visiting Professor at the King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, Adjuct Professor at the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. Currently, he serves as a reviewer to several high quality journals, and Chief-in-Editor of Malaysian Journal of Computer Science, ISI-indexed journal.
Locally, he is a Visiting Professor at the University Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (2015-2017). He serves as a Chairman of Industry Advisory Panel for Research Degree Program at UNITEN, Malaysia (2015-2017). He is a senior member of IEEE and was elected as a Fellow Academy of Sciences Malaysia (FASc) for Engineering and Computer Science discipline.



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