Research Clusters
In the School of Computing and IT (SoCIT) research culture is deeply entrenched within their teaching philosophy that enriches the knowledge exchange that takes place in the classroom. By using real research examples and industry case studies in the classroom, the lecturers are able to inspire students to adopt a research-driven approach to problemsolving. SoCIT’s research focus areas include Security, Networks, Software Engineering, Knowledge Technologies, and Multimedia & Web Technologies clustered under the two major research groups Cyber Security, and Smart Technologies and Applications.
There is increasing concern about cyber terrorism, cyber warfare and regulatory compliance. As a result, there is a continued demand for security experts who are able to prevent security breaches and vulnerabilities. This research group focuses on studying and developing methods, tools and or applications to enhance security of information, and networks or the Internet.
This group performs research on Internet Architecture, IPv6 Protocols, Internet addressing that includes IPv6 addressing, Internet Routing and Switching, Quality of Service (QoS), Wireless Networks, Network Security, Future Internet, and Internet Governance.
Software Engineering
This group focuses on software requirements, design, development, formal methods, testing, traceability, reverse engineering, object and aspect-oriented programming, software development tools empirical studies, and software project management.
Knowledge Technologies
This group conducts research on information storage, retrieval, dissemination, management of data, information systems and technologies, data warehousing, knowledge discovery, knowledge management, decision support, semantic web, ontology, artificial intelligence, data mining, business intelligence, context aware systems, social network analysis, web mining, opinion mining, and semantic search.
Multimedia and Web Technologies
This research group explores the technology and application areas that includes Information hiding, compressed image or video processing, E-learning, edutainment, gaming (multi-player, online, mobile), rich media web portals, multimedia information systems, Social networking applications, social web (Blogs, YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, etc.), Virtual reality and e-commerce or e-business.
Research Grants
The School has succeeded in acquiring various research grants in recent years, totaling about RM1.3 million. Recent active research grants are identified below.
  • Modelling and Management of Responsible Rural Tourism Framework
    – One of the six research projects under the Multi-Dimensional Responsible Rural Tourism Capacity (RRTC) Framework for Sustainable Tourism under the Long Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)

  • Predictive Analytic Theory Generation for a Bio-Inspired Intrusion Prevention and Self Regeneration System for Improved Cyberdefense
    – Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)

  • A Novel Automatic Wrapper for Deep Web Resources Using Ontology
    – Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)

  • Properties and Estimation of The Parameters of Second Order Generalized Autoregressive Moving Average (GARM A) Models
    – Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)

  • Foundations for Nover Bio-Inspired Intrusion Prevention and Self-Healing System for Advanced Network Services
    – Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)

  • Gamification-Inspired Foundations and Self-Adaptive Approach for Traceability Between Test and Code Artifacts in Software-Intensive Systems
    – Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)

  • A Framework for Analytic Hierarchical Process (AHP ) – Entropy Network Security Situation Assessment and Adaptive Grey Verhulst-Kalman Network Security Situation Prediction in Intrusion Prevention System
    - Joint research with Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) under the USM Research University Grant in collaboration with Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka

  • Determining the Properties of Generalized Autoregressive Moving Average (GARM A (2,1;d,1)) and Its Application in Cyber-Attack Prediction
    – Taylor’s Research Grants Scheme (TRGS)

  • Traceability in Modern Software Test Engineering: Evaluation of State-of-the-art Technologies and New Research Directions and Solutions
    – Taylor’s Research Grants Scheme (TRGS)

  • Automated Extraction and Analysis of Heterogeneous Data from Real World Domain
    – Taylor’s Research Grants Scheme (TRGS)

  • Examining Social Commerce in Malaysia – A Study on Best Practices and Models in Malaysia
    – Taylor’s Research Grants Scheme (TRGS)

  • OntoClean – Cleaning Heterogeneous Data from Real World Domain
    - TRGS Taylor’s Research Grants Scheme (TRGS)

Apart from External and Internal Research grants, staff in the last couple of years have worked on consultancy projects under the MSC Malaysia Innovation voucher programme worth about RM100,000 in total.

Staff involve students in research and consultancy that they are actively engaged. They take every opportunity through the modules they teach to identify prospective students who could participate and can be groomed in research and consultancy that they are engaged. Undergraduate students in association with staff have published several research papers in cited International Conferences and Journals. A couple of these students have also acquired travel grants to participate and present their paper at International Conferences.