Technical Session

Presenter

Mr. Yousuf Nasser Al Husaini

PhD Candidate, Universiti Selangor, Faculty of Communication Visual Art and Computing

Factors Affecting Students' Academic Performance: A review

Abstract:

Students' Academic Performance is vital for assessing a student's standing within a university. It makes it possible for academic staff, educational administrators, and decision-makers to precisely evaluate students taking various courses throughout a semester. Additionally, it served as a cautionary tale for the students to assess their performance level and make subsequent improvements. According to official statistics in Oman, the number of students who don't graduate on time and college dropouts rise dramatically yearly. These problems hindered Oman's higher education mission. All stakeholders in Oman's higher education system must pay attention to these statistics. The main objective of our paper is to identify what factors most influence students' academic performance. Systematic literature review is used as the technique to identify the factors. This paper presents a comprehensive review of the factors affecting student academic performance. The results revealed that low entry grades, family support, accommodation, student gender, previous assessment grade, student internal assessment grade, GPA, and students' e- learning activity are the most significant factors influencing students' academic performance. This finding would be helpful for other researchers interested in academic performance issues such as modeling the predicting students’ academic performance.

Biography:

Mr. Yousuf Nasser Al Husaini is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Computing at Universiti Selangor (UNISEL), Malaysia. He received his master’s degree in information management and Security from University of Bedfordshire in 2015. His research interests include the applications of artificial intelligence, IoT, big data analytics, and deep learning techniques.

Presenter

Prof. Angshuman Sarkar, PhD., FRSB

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, NH17B Bypass Road, Zuarinagr, Goa, 403 726, India

Quinacrine: A potential small molecule for the treatment of invasive ductal carcinoma in the future.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Despite significant advances in research and clinical drug development, breast cancer still remains the cause of significant mortality annually. The probability of occurrence of breast cancer has increased to 1 in 8, and it continues to be the most common cancer in women worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) breast cancer alone caused almost 15% of all cancer-related deaths in women. Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) is the most recurrent cancer, accounting for 80% of all breast cancers worldwide. Originating from the milk duct, it eventually invades the fibrous tissue of the breast outside the duct, proliferation takes 1–2 months for each division. Quinacrine (QC), an FDA- approved small molecule, has been shown to have anti-cancer activity in numerous cancerous cell lines through diverse pathways; ultimately leading to cell death. METHOD: In our laboratory we have investigated the mode of action of QC in MCF7 cells. We have exposed the invitro cultured cells to different concentrations of QC up on which we have checked the expression pattern of various cell cytoskeleton, apoptotic genes both at RNA as well as at the protein level by RTPCR and Western Blot analysis. We have also carried out cell morphology as well as cell apoptosis studies by various microscopic methods. RESULTS: Our study demonstrated the modulation of cellular cytoskeleton, such as the formation of distinct filopodial and lamellipodial structures and spikes, through the regulation of small-GTPases. We also observed that QC induces a signalling cascade by inducing apoptotic cell death by increasing ROS generation and altering HSP70 expression; which presumably involves ERK regulation. CONCLUSION: Our findings show that QC could be an attractive chemotherapeutic agent having a “shotgun” nature with potential of inducing different signalling pathways leading to apoptotic cell death. This opens new avenues for research on developing QC as an effective therapeutic agent for the treatment of invasive ductal carcinomas.

Biography:

Dr. Angshuman Sarkar obtained his Ph.D. degree from University of Pune, India in 2004. He went for a post-Doctoral training in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, USA for 3 years. After finishing there he joined Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology in Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, USA as a senior research fellow. Later on, he was offered Associateship in the Cancer Biology Department in Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, USA. He joined Department of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, Goa in September, 2009. He has been handling few important projects related to DBT Cancer Biology Mission Govt. of India. He is also handling various other administrative responsibilities in BITS Pilani and Institute of Eminence.

Presenter

Cipriano M. Ticman Jr

Institute Director, Institute of Agricultural Techology , Isabela State University Cauayan Campus

Efficacy of Pelletized Biochar from Various Agri-waste Materials on Soil Chemical Properties and Growth and Yield of Honeydew Melon ( Cucumis melo l.)

Abstract:

A field experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect pelletized biochar derived from various agricultural waste materials on the growth and yield of honeydew melon, it’s sensory characteristic, and on chemical properties of soil. Pelletized biochar from 60:40 mixture of poultry manure and corn stalk/ cobs, rice hull/ straw, peanut shell, sugar cane bagasse and coconut husk at 3 tons per hectare was applied as organic fertilizer and inorganic fertilizer (40-0- 0 kg NPK) as control, the experiment was arranged in RCBD with three replications. The study was conducted at Isabela State University, Cauayan Campus, Cauayan City from January 28, 2022 to April 07, 2022. The experiment was laid out in randomized Complete Block Design with three replications. The application of pelletized biochar on honeydew melon increased the pH level of the soil after it was amended with different pelletized biochar. It is also enhanced the availability of macro and micro nutrient of the soil. Application of pelletized biochar enhanced the growth of honeydew melon where the pelletized biochar from poultry manure and peanut shell produced the maximum yield of 17 tons/ ha. honeydew melon applied with different pelletized biochar reflected similar sensory characteristics of fruit in terms of color, aroma, taste, and texture. Production of honeydew melon using pelletized biochar from poultry manure and coconut husk reflected the maximum ROI of 83.06%, hence recommended. Keyword: Sensory, biochar, physiological maturity, pelletized, chemical properties, organic, amendments

Biography:

Mr. Cipriano M. Ticman Jr. is the sixth children of Mr. Cipriano M. Ticman Sr. and Melita M. Ticman. He was born in Villa Miemban Cordon, Isabela on the 25 th day of October 1988. He graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Isabela State University- Echague in 2015. At the same year, he passed the License Examination for Agriculturists. In December 2019 he passed the Licensure Examination for teachers. Last July 3, 2018, he graduated his Master’s degree in Agricultural Science major in Crop Science at Isabela State University- Echague Campus. He has four years working as Research Coordinator. Currently, he is the Institute Director of the Institute of Agricultural Technology.

Presenter

Ms. Khriseenda May C. Ferrer

Faculty, Isabela State University-Cauayan Campus

Growth Performance And Organoleptic Evaluation Of Broiler Fed With Medicinal Leaf Meal Supplementation

Abstract:

The effects of medicinal leaf meal on the growth performance and organoleptic qualities of broiler meat were conducted at experimental poultry house of Isabela State University, Cauyan City, Isabela from December 26, 2012 to February 6, 2013. A total of 120 three day-old broilers were randomly assigned to four dietary treatments: T 1 - Homemixed Ration without medicinal leaf meal, T 2 - Homemixed Ration with 0.50% Turmeric Leaf Meal (TLM), T 3 - Homemixed Ration with 0.50% Herbaka Leaf Meal (HLM), T 4 - Homemixed Ration with 0.50% Holy Basil Leaf Meal (HBLM). Each treatment was replicated thrice with ten birds per replication distributed in a Completely Randomized Design. Data collected were subjected to analysis of variance (ANOVA) and comparison of means was made using Least Significant Difference Test. Insignificant weekly body weight of the birds was recorded indicating that inclusion of leaf meals did not enhance body weight of the broilers. The effect of leaf meal influences the gain in weight of the birds over the birds at fifth week of the feeding trial. The fourth week percentage rate of growth exhibited significant differences in which the birds fed with holy basil and herbaka leaf meals obtained the highest rate of growth. Other parameters such the feed conversion ratio and efficiency, dressing percentage with or without giblets, liver and pancreas weights had comparable results. On the sensory evaluation results showed that all the parameters used on the bird’s meat characteristics regardless of the rations offered were generally accepted with a scale of “like very much”. Result arising from the feed cost analysis show that it is highly beneficial to include any of the medicinal leaf meal which is highly reasonable. The addition of medicinal leaf meal to broiler diet increase income as shown on the return above feed cost analysis. The incorporation of medicinal leaf meal particularly herbaka leaf meal could reduced the production cost of broilers as shown in the return above feed cost, hence recommended. Keyword: Broiler, organoleptic, medicinal leaf meal, homed-mixed, ration, feeds

Biography:

Ms. Khriseenda May C. Ferrer is the eldest children of Mr. Crispin C. Contawe. and Luzviminda R. Contawe. She was born in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija on the 16 th day of May 1978. She graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biology major in Zoology from Central Luzon State University, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija in 2001. She graduated her Master’s degree and Doctorate degree in Agricultural Science major in Animal Science at Isabela State University- Echague Campus. Currently, she is the Faculty of Isabela State University-Cauayan Campus

Presenter

Musa Adamu Eya

Ph.D, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Department of Transportation Planning

Measuring Travel Time Reliability Variables In A Non-Signal Highway Traffic Route

Abstract:

Traffic congestion has become a severe scourge in highly densely populated towns in both developed and developing countries. Longer travel times, as well as a higher incidence of crushed vehicles, environmental issues, and deterioration in the quality of life, have been caused by increased demand for urban mobility and transit. Highway traffic congestion is often considered a routine occurrence; plan period accordingly. The study looks into the measure variables that influence travel time reliability (TTR). However, severe and unanticipated delays disrupted deliveries, program and activity schedules, operations, and other logistics. In other words, the study looks into the potential factors that influence travel time reliability (TTR). This study used the highway capacity manual (HCM) as a basis to assess the travel time reliability index. The authors employed Log odd ratio to identify the relationship between the buffer time index (BTI), and the planning time index (PTI) as well determine the ratio of the travel time- reliability threshold. Travel time reliability is a dependent variable in the study to measure the buffer time index (BTI) and planning time index (PTI) by the Highway capacity manual. The study revealed that the buffer time index is more fitted due to the fact that the P-value does not correspond with the (HCM)The study's findings will be useful to transportation planners, academics, and traffic engineers in their decision-making process to improve TTR. The study will also provide a better understanding of the system's capabilities, limitations, and data collection for real-time performance measurement.
Keywords: Travel time, Reliability, Buffer time index, Planning time index, Highway Capacity Manual.

Biography:

A. M. Eya (2022) Measuring Travel Time Reliability Variables In A Non-Signal Highway Traffic Route

Presenter

Rehna V. J

Post-Doctoral Research Scholar, Lincoln University College, Department of Engineering, Malaysia

Suitability of drone-dispersal pollination in enhancing the fruiting characteristics in date palms

Abstract:

As the date palms are dioecious, pollen must be moved from male to female palms in order to produce a harvest that is profitable. The requirement for artificial cross- pollination for this species to survive was recognized even in very early times. This has conventionally been accomplished by planting male flower spikelet on female inflorescences, manually by climbing each palm tree. This procedure was found to be labor-intensive, tiresome, and time-consuming. Some regions of the world experimented with mechanical pollination techniques as a result of changes in agricultural practices during the modern era. However, due to technological, environmental, or economic difficulties, machine pollination of date palms has not gained widespread acceptance. Recently, agricultural drones are employed to pollinate date palms quickly, safely, cheaply, and with minimal danger of injury. But this technology is in its early stages of development and has not been adopted by the general public for use. The method's impact analysis has not yet been done because this technology is still in its infancy. This paper presents the results of an experimental drone dispersal pollination study on Omani date palm cultivars. Suitability of this technique is examined by contrasting the fruit yield characteristics with those of the widely used traditional method and the less common machine/hand pollination methods.

Biography:

Rehna V. J, post-doctorate research scholar at the Department of Engineering, Lincoln University College, Malaysia is presently working as Lecturer at the University of Technology and Applied Sciences-Ibri, Oman. She received PhD in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Noorul Islam University, India in 2014. She has more than 17 years teaching and research experience in various reputed technical universities in India and Oman. She has presented and published more than 80 papers in international conferences and high impact journals and is also a member of several professional bodies. Her research interests include Communication Systems, Numerical Computation, Soft Computing, Signal and Image Processing, Coding and their applications.

Presenter

Anuj Kumar

Prime Minister Research fellow, IIT Roorkee, India.

UiO-66-NH2 Metal Organic Framework: an effective heterogeneous catalyst for rapid methylation of fluorinated aromatic carboxylic acids

Abstract:

The massive use of fluorinated aromatic carboxylic acids as chemical tracers in EOR and their methylation for achieving lower limit of detection are driving the current research trend to study alternative materials for these organic reactions to overcome the disadvantage of longer reaction time in GC-EI-MS. In this context, the present article presents a study of the catalytic esterification of fluorinated aromatic carboxylic acids using methanol as solvent and UiO-66- NH2 as catalyst. Metal-organic framework (MOF) type compounds UiO-66-NH2 have been synthesized, using zirconium chloride as a metal precursor and 2-aminoterephthalic acid as an organic binding agent using DMF as solvent and DCM as solvent exchanger to achieve the optimum surface area. The characterization of the synthesized material was done by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry (FTIR) using KBr pellets, Field Emission Scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), and BET surface area analyzer to understand their morphology, crystallinity and porosity. The yield of the reaction was evaluated by gas chromatography coupled with Electron Ionization mass spectroscopy. The good catalytic performance was observed for different isomers of fluorinated aromatic acids showing the conversion yield greater than 90%.

Biography:

Mr. Anuj Kumar is working as a Prime Minister Research Fellow in Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India under the supervision of Prof. Chhaya Sharma. He is currently working on the applications of different materials in extraction and sensing of chemical tracers like fluorinated aromatic carboxylic acids.

Presenter

Yaseein Soubhi Hussein

Assistant Professor , Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military College, Computer Science and Information Systems Department

Virtual Reality Systems For Exposure Therapy

Abstract:

Exposure therapy has proven to be an effective method for treating Fears, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and anxiety but it quickly loses its effectiveness due to either little or too much patient participation in therapy. Because it generates imaginary, safe, and controllable environments that might heighten emotional engagement, virtual reality (VR) can aid in the improvement of extended exposure. Due to the fact that many industries have found a method to adapt this growing technology to meet their demands, demand for it has increased. This study will discuss research on how Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) affects the accomplishment of its goals and objectives. To hasten the uptake of VR headsets, the manufacturers of goods like Head Mounted Displays (HMD) intend to keep creating more immersive content for these headsets at even better-quality levels.

Biography:

Yaseein Soubhi Hussein received his BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Baghdad, Iraq, in 1999. His Master degree in Telecommunications Engineering was from University of Malaya, Malaysia, in 2010 and PhD in Communication and Networks Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2014. He worked as senior lecturer at School of Technology, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, till 2019. Currently, he is Assistant Professor at Department of Information Systems and Computer Science, Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military College (ABMMC), Doha, Qatar. His main research interests are Big data, 5G Networks, Computer Networks, LTE and LTE-Advance, Wireless Channel Modeling, Millimeter wave technology (mmW) and visible light communication (VLC), also known as Li- Fi.

Presenter

Shahirah Binti Ahmad Kamal

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia, NANO-ElecTronic Centre (NET), School of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Structural and Humidity sensing Characteristics of Zinc Oxide Nanostructure on PET substrate Prepared by Sol-Gel Immersion Method Immersed at Different Times

Abstract:

In this paper, ZnO nanostructure based humidity sensor using sol gel immersion method on the Al-doped ZnO seed layer PET substrate were examined to gain insight into the behaviour and design of high-performing humidity sensors. The parameter that was used during this research was different immersion time which is 30 min, 2 hour and 4 hour. From the results, it shows that the average diameter of ZnO nanostructure obtained by using Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) were 99nm, 106nm and 111nm respectively. It was also revealed that through X-Ray diffractometer (XRD), all samples were able to have (002) peak, which indicate that there are a high degree of crystallinity in each of the samples. In the humidity sensor performance, it shows that 4 hour ZnO nanostructure have a better performance compare to 30 min ZnO nanostructure and 2 hour ZnO nanostructure with sensitivity ratio were 68.4, 43.5 and 93.4 respectively.
Keywords: Humidity Sensor, PET Substrate, Sol-Gel Immersion Method, ZnO Nanostructure

Biography:

Shahirah Ahmad Kamal is currently a Master student at Nano-ElecTronic Centre (NET), School of Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. She earned her degree in Bachelor of Engineering (HONS.) Electronics Engineering from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). Her research interests focus on humidity sensor, it also include the area of nanotechnology, nanomaterial, and nanodevice.

Presenter

Aida Fadhlina Aqilah Mat Yusof

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam, Malaysia, Nano- ElecTronic Centre (NET), School of Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia

Preparation and characterization of composited Zinc Oxide (ZnO)/ Tin Oxide (SnO 2 ) nanostructure film-based humidity sensor by electrospraying method

Abstract:

This paper studies the fabrication of zinc oxide/tin oxide (ZnO/SnO 2 ) nanostructure in humidity sensors. Metal oxides such as SnO 2 and ZnO are suitable to produce high quality humidity sensors. Besides, ZnO and SnO 2 are the ideal heterojunction because of their wide band gap, high sensitivity and high thermal stability. The SnO 2 /ZnO nanostructure was grown on ITO glass using electrospraying. The SnO 2 /ZnO composite nanostructures were studied by varying different parameters including the ZnO, SnO 2 and SnO 2 /ZnO composition and different Sol concentration (0.1,0.5,0.7mol) annealing at 500ºC by using electrospraying method. The humidity sensing on sensitivity, response and recovery time were studied in this research. The result showed that the increasing of Sol concentration led to small the size of crystallite and diameter. When Sol concentration increased, the conductivity of the films was significantly decreased. The sensitivity of the humidity sensor decreasing when the Sol concentration increased. The sensitivity plots at different humidity levels in revealed the excellent performance of 0.1 mol with 7.46 ratio.
Index Terms—ZnO/SnO 2 , solution concentration, electrospraying, humidity sensor

Biography:

Aida Fadhlina Aqilah Binti Mat Yusof received a Bachelor (Hons) Electronics Engineering from Universiti Technologi MARA, Malaysia. She is currently a master student and research assistant in Nano-ElecTronic Centre (NET), School of Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia. Her research interests are in the area of nanotechnology and focus on humidity sensor.

Presenter

Ramadan Salem Ramadan Skkat

Candidate Doctoral of Mechanical Engineering Diponegoro University, Semarang Indonesia

Solar Power Generation System Model Integrated with Network Connected Battery Electricity

Abstract:

Utilization of solar energy as clean and renewable energy through the solar power generation system connected to the grid general electricity for example the State Electricity Company has become great concern for previous researchers. Newest update This grid general electricity system is integrated with an energy storage system for maintain the stability and reliability of the power system. This paper presents the grid general electricity model which is more stable, effective, cheap and reliable than the system existing areas that support environmental conservation areas. Method which used in this paper is to conduct a literature review to study and know the development of existing systems. The next step is performs optimal topological design, modelling, simulation and analysis for the integrated the grid general electricity system with a battery-like energy storage system. The power converter between the battery and the power grid is a 2 way system developing a new system based coordinating control strategy intelligent fuzzy logic controller in the grid general electricity system work system developed in comparison with existing models there is.

Biography:

Ramadan salem Ramadan Skkat has nationality as Libyan. Education graduate in 2009 From university higher institute for rehabilitation & upgrading trainers of Mechanical Enginering Department and majoring in Renewable Energy Convertion. Now as candidate doctoral at Diponegoro University in Semarang, Indonesia.

Presenter

Zhou, Yi

<<Master of Philosophy in Engineering, UCSI University, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY & BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Recycling of High Density Polyethylene Plastics (HDPE) Reinforced with Coconut Fibers for Floor Tiles

Abstract:

The increasing amount of plastic waste and biomass waste has become a growing global environmental problem, and combining the two to form composite materials is one way to solve the problem. HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) is a common material in a variety of industries, including packaging and automobiles. HDPE, on the other hand, has a number of disadvantages, including not biodegradable and of poor thermal stability at high temperatures. HDPE may be recycled by employing it in composites as a matrix. Meanwhile, natural fiber may be made from biomass waste, which is a low-cost resource that can be used to substitute scarce resources. In this study, HDPE is mixed with fibers from coconut shells to make a bio-composite material, which is then tested for mechanical properties (Tensile test, flexural test and impact test), hardness test, water absorption test and thermal insulating test. The purpose of this study is to confirm the suitability of coconut fiber reinforced HDPE composites for the manufacture of floor tiles and to confirm the scope of their application. Pure HDPE, and blends of 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% are tested. The results have proven that the material is suitable for exterior floor tiles, such as tile paths in parks and tiles in public places, due to the good mechanical properties, thermal insulation and low water absorption rate of the composite.

Biography:

Zhou, Yi, a UCSI student who is pursuing a Master of Philosophy in Engineering.

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