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Dr Sagaya Amalathas 

Associate Professor , Head of Computer Science Programme

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Dr Sagaya Amalathas is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Computer Science Programme at the University of Southampton, Malaysia.

She obtained her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. During her PhD candidature, she was awarded the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship and Asia Pacific Society of Computers in Education (APSCE) merit award. She has also attained a Certificate in Big Data and Business Analytics from Harvard Business School.

Dr Sagaya has extensive experience not only in academia and research but also in the computing industry. She has played vital roles in research, design, development and implementation of applications that are widely used in the agriculture technology, medical and telecommunication industries in Malaysia. She was a Senior Researcher in Artificial Intelligence at MIMOS, Malaysia's national applied research and development centre under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI). She has also successfully managed software projects in Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines.

Prior to joining University of Southampton, she held academic leadership roles at UNITAR International University and Taylor’s University Malaysia. She has a strong passion for curriculum innovation. She is committed towards achieving growth and innovation in Computer Science education in Malaysia and the wider region of South East Asia through academic excellence, industry engagement and research.

Her current research focus is in Artificial Intelligence technologies, Big Data Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT). Topics of interest include artificial intelligence techniques for plant disease and nutrient deficiency detection, retail analytics using Big Data Analytics, diagnostic and predictive analytics for software error, text analytics and sentiment analysis. Previously she used to work on intelligent and contextualised learning techniques.

Dr Sagaya Amalathas
No. 3, Persiaran Canselor 1,
Kota Ilmu EduCity,
79200 Iskandar Puteri, Johor,

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