Norashikin Ahmad

  Dr Norashikin Ahmad
Senior Lecturer
       
  Email : norashikin@utem.edu.my
  Phone : +606 270 2455
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  Office : D1 D/1-08
 
Qualification
PhD. in Information Technology (Monash University, Australia)
MSc. Computer Science (UTM)
BIT. (Hons) Computer Science (UKM)
 
Field of Specialization
Data Mining, Artificial Neural Networks, Incremental Learning
 
Research Group
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Biography
Dr. Norashikin is a Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering Department. She received the degree of Bachelor of Information Technology from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1998, Masters in Computer Science from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2003 and PhD in Information Technology in 2012 from Monash University, Australia. Her PhD thesis addresses the problem of incorporating incremental learning in artificial learning models and highlights its practical value and utility.

From 1998 to 1999, Dr. Norashikin was an analyst programmer at a software company in Johor, Malaysia. From 1999 to 2001 Norashikin worked at Johor Islamic College, Malaysia as a lecturer. Norashikin started her academic career with Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia as a tutor in October 2001. She has been a lecturer in Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka since 2003. Dr. Norashikin has taught a variety of subjects including C++ and Java programming, database, artificial intelligence, software engineering, software development, data mining and data warehousing, database administration and also algorithm analysis and design. She is also an Oracle 9i PL/SQL Developer Associate (OCA).

Dr. Norashikin's research interests include intelligence techniques especially artificial neural networks, pattern recognition, data mining and bioinformatics.
 
Publication

1. Norashikin Ahmad (2003) "Meteorological Data Classification in Rainfall Forecasting From Multiple Station Using Neural Network", Master Thesis, UTM.

2. Norashikin Ahmad, Noraswaliza Abdullah, Nor Mas Aina Md. Bohari (2005), "Lab Modul - BITP 1323 Database", UTeM

3. Conference paper - Ahmad N, Alahakoon D: Generating Concept Trees from Dynamic Self-organizing Map in Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Systems (ICIS 2010), 2010

4. Conference paper - Ahmad N, Alahakoon D, Chau R: Classification of protein sequences using the growing self-organizing map. In: 4th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability: 2008; 2008: 167-172

5. Journal paper - Ahmad N, Alahakoon D, Chau R: Cluster identification and separation in the growing self-organizing map: application in protein sequence classification. Neural Computing & Applications 2010. Volume 19, Number 4, 531-542, DOI: 10.1007/s00521-009-0300-0

6. Norashikin Ahmad (2012) "Data Mining with Incremental Learning Inspired Dynamic Tree Structures", PhD Thesis, Monash University, Australia

7. Conference paper - Nurul A. Emran, Suzanne M. Embury, Paolo Missier, Norashikin Ahmad: Reference Architectures to Measure Data Completeness across Integrated Databases.ACIIDS (1) 2013: 216-225