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UMS collaborating with Microsoft to upskill lecturers in emerging technologies

KOTA KINABALU: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) through its Faculty of Computing and Informatics (FKI) in collaboration with Microsoft hosted a two-day Train the Trainers programme beginning Apr 8.

The Dean of FKI, Associate Prof Ag Asri Ag Ibrahim said participating faculty members will be exposed to new emerging digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Cybersecurity using Microsoft’s latest platform and module content.

Group photo session after the event. Also in the photo are Prof. Dr. Arham Abdullah (front sixth right), Prof. Datuk Dr. D Kamarudin D Mudin (front fifth right), Prof. Dr. Rasid Mail (front third right), Associate Prof. Ag. Asri Ag. Ibrahim (front fifth left). SNT Pix/Credit UMS

“Upon completion of the programme, the faculty members would be able to conduct knowledge transfers to UMS final year students in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Cybersecurity by using the same platform.

“The knowledge transfer to students is expected to run from May to September 2019 via either bootcamp, workshops or syllabus embedment,” he told the media after the opening.

According to Prof. Ag. Asri, students completing the modules have the opportunity through various job placement activities scheduled for the end of the year.

He said some 15 faculty members from UMS with an estimated 400 undergraduates are expected to benefit from this programme.

“This programme has the full support from both Ministry of Education (MOE) and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).
“Technology changed the rules of business, and it is imperative that UMS future-proofed its graduates by building a strong digital innovation ecosystem.

“Given the tremendous potential of Artificial Intelligence and other emerging technologies, it is the absolutely the right moment for UMS to equip their graduates. 

“The programme is an important aspect of this effort and UMS is delighted with this latest collaboration,” he added.

Also present were Director of Industry Relations Division, Ministry of Education, Prof. Dr. Arham Abdullah; UMS Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. D Kamarudin D Mudin; UMS Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International), Prof. Dr. Rasid Mail; Senior Manager MDEC, Rohidah Maskuri; Sales Director of Microsoft Malaysia, Khatijah Samah and the FKI Information Technology Deputy Chief Officer, Effendy Hadis.

UMS through the FKI welcomed collaboration of such nature with any organisation that can enhance and provide upskill for undergraduates especially in the area of digital initiatives to meet the requirements of talents in the country. For any inquiries please e-mail us through [email protected] -SabahNewsToday