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Coffee World 2- Update

Sorry for the short notice guys, Dato Anwar Fazal isn’t able to join us today. Don’t fret, we will still have an introduction on the topic for the day, by one of our moderators to kick of this session of Coffee World.

Awesome Coffee and snacks will be served Free of Charge, and hopefully it’ll still be a great session. Don’t be afraid to SPEAK YOUR MIND!

See you guys there!


SOI Asia lectures on Security Management

The SOI (School on Internet) Asia Project aims at contributing to the higher development in Asian countries through the utilization of Internet and digital technology, and by fully making use of educational resources and technology of SOI. The current collaborators of SOI Asia platform are many universities from South east asia and USM is one of them. The list of universities can be found here

Date: Thursday 25 November 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m – 11:45 a.m
Topic: Security of Individuals and Society (2)
Venue: Level#6, NAv6 Meeting room [School of Computer Sciences Building]
Prof. Jun Murai [Keio University Japan]
Jun Murai is a Japanese computer scientist, known as “the father of Japan’s Internet”. A professor at Keio University, Murai is the founder of JUNET and president of WIDE Project. Murai graduated from Keio University in 1979 and received a Ph.D. from the same school in 1984.

For more information, please contact;
Mr. Burak Sener: 0147433795

Coffee World 2 – Volunteerism

Guys! Don’t forget to mark your calendars!

We’ve got an exciting session planned. Dato Anwar Fazal, Right Livelihood Award Laureate will be there to give us an insight on volunteerism, the kind of information you can’t put a price tag on, lucky for you… Coffee World doesn’t 🙂 All sessions are free for postgraduate students to attend, no strings attached. We even serve you awesome coffee.

All you have to do is show up and give us your honest thoughts and opinions on the subject.

Important Details:

Time: 3.30pm

Date: 24th November 2010 (wednesday)

Venue: Anjung Semarak (Next to Dewan Budaya, opposite IPS)

See you all there! and bring a friend 🙂

SPSS Predictive Analytics 2010 Conference.

Warmest greetings from SPSS! Join us at the SPSS Predictive Analytics 2010 Conference.

This is the event to see the latest trends in predictive analytics, network with your peers,

discover best practices, preview new technologies, and train with experts.

We are pleased to invite you to the SPSS 16th Annual Conference. The details are as follows;


Date :  9th December 2010
Venue :  Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya

Some highlights on the topics are:-

1) What’s New – IBM SPSS Statistics 19

~ SPSS Malaysia


2) What’s New – IBM SPSS Modeler 14 & Decision Management 6

~ SPSS Malaysia


3) Developing Forecast Models based on Time Series Data

~ Assoc. Prof. Napisah Shafii, UiTM Kelantan


4) SPSS & Text Analysis for Researchers

~ Dr. Soon Seng Thah, PhD, MOE


5) Multiple Regression – Testing Mediating Variables

~ Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yap Bee Wah & Prof. Dr. Hazman Shah Abdullah, UiTM


6) A Case Study: Understanding Consumer Using Segmentation Analysis – in Food Industry

~ Dr. Boo Huey Chern, PhD, Univ. Putra Malaysia


7) Validating Psychometric Instruments using SEM in Healthcare

~ Dr. Karuthan Chinna, PhD, UiTM




Fee : RM 200 per participant (inclusive of conference materials, lunch & tea breaks)


Quickly sign up now to enjoy the early bird discount (RM 150 per person if register by 21 Nov 2010)!


To get a copy of the conference registration form, please send a reply to


Should you have further enquiries, please feel free to contact us at 03-6203 2300.





(for research mode only)



(for coursework and mixed mode students)

1. All research mode postgraduate students and their  main supervisors are required to fill  their respective progress reports online via the Campus Online Portal at to enable existing research mode students to renew their registration online.

2. Both students and supervisors may start updating reports for Semester I, Academic Session 2010/2011 from 15 November 2010 onwards.

3. You can login to your profile in the Campus Online Portal using your current username and password used in healthycampus portal and click on “progress report” .

4. Students will not be allowed to renew their registration for Semester II, Academic Session 2010/2011 unless both student’s and main supervisor’s reports for Semester I, Academic Session 2010/2011 have been submitted online.

5. You are advised to update your progress report on time as last minute updating may affect your renewal of registration activities. Kindly remind your supervisor to also update your progress report online via his/her account in the Healthy Campus Portal.

6. Please do not submit any hard copy of the report to IPS.

See attachment for registration activities for Semester II, Academic Session 2010/2011 (Applies to Coursework, Mixed and Research Mode Students)

Registration Activities 102_151110

SAS – Job Advertisements

Company:Maybank GroupExecutive, Risk Charge, ORM Analytics,Operational Risk Management,Risk Management

Requirements: At least 2 – 3 years experience in Risk Management or business operations preferably inthe banking industry. Tertiary education in Business, Finance, Statistic, Accounting or equivalent professional qualifications with any SAS skills. Ability to cope with tight deadlines and demanding work nature. Must have inclination and interest in figures and analytical work. Possess positive attitude, meticulous and pro-active Have good communication and interpersonal skills Fresh graduate are encourage to apply

Job Descriptions: Assist in the Implementation of business lines mapping methodology and operational riskcapital charge process within the Maybank Group. Prepare training materials & conduct training for Business / Support Unit on Operational Risk Charge Methodology and Policy. Liaise with Business / Support Units and Specialised support functions on all aspects of Operational Risk Capital Charge Methodology and Policy. Coordinate and manage the operational aspects of the Business Lines Mapping & Operational Risk Capital Charge Calculation process. Review and validate the Operational Risk Capital Charge figures before submission /reporting to Senior Management & BNM. Submit periodical reporting of Operational Risk Capital Charge to Executive Risk Committee, Risk Management Committee and other relevant parties. Assist in conducting research and development of future Operational Risk Capital Management and allocation methodologies.

To apply, please send your CV to before 30th Nov2010

P/S: email title must be “Job Application: Maybank Group – Executive”.

2nd Coffee World Meet

2nd  Coffee World Meet, detail are as follows:

Date: 24th November 2010 (Wednesday)

Time: 3.30pm

Venue: Anjung Semarak (Opposite IPS, next to Dewan Budaya)

Theme: Volunteerism (Guest Speaker Dato Anwar Fazal, 1982 Right Livelihood Award Laureate) to read up on Dato Anwar, check out: or

All postgraduate students are welcomed and highly reccomended to attend. There is no fee for participation.

World Class Coffee and refreshments are provided!

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