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Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Professor Patrick Then

Professor, Head of School - Computing & Director - Centre for Digital Future
PhD, MSc, BIT(Hons)

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 682
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E305, Building E, FECS
Email: pthen@swinburne.edu.my

Biography

Professor Patrick Then the Director for the Centre for Digital Futures Swinburne Sarawak. Patrick is a strong advocate of R&D and commercialization of innovations in Big Data, Data Mining and Internet of Things.

He has established industry collaboration at national and international levels. He has been leading multiple industry-funded projects in research and development in collaboration with prominent ICT partners such as Sarawak Information Systems Sdn Bhd (SAINS), IDS (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd in Sarawak, and organizations around the world. Patrick has established partnership between Swinburne and international commercial partners such as Fusionex International Ltd, UK, D&J Human Care, South Korea, and Easy Global Market, France.

Patrick has won, and has been managing and leading projects worth millions funded by industry and government agencies at national and international level. He works closely with international researchers, which include Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMUC), USA, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), USA, University College of Southeast Norway (USN), Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (UPPA), France, National University Hospital Singapore (NUHS), and Universitas Sanata Dharma University (USD), Indonesia.

He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers USA and the Australian Computer Society.

Research Interests

Big Data, Data Mining, Health Informatics, and Internet of Things

  • Publications

Publications

  • Journal Wan-Tze Vong, Patrick Hang Hui Then (2016). An Evaluation of Hierarchical Methods for Visualization of Medical Interventions, JP Journal of Biostatistics, vol. 13 no. 1.ISSN 0973-5143, pp. 1-27, doi:10.17654/BO13010029
  • Journal Wan-Tze Vong, Patrick Hang Hui Then (2016). A Comparison of Similarity Metrics for Hierarchical Clustering Of Medical Interventions, JP Journal of Biostatistics, vol. 13 no. 1, ISSN 0973-5143, pp.29-63, doi:10.17654/BO13010001
    Wan-Tze Vong, Patrick Hang Hui Then (2015). Known-Item Retrieval Performance of a PICO-based Medical Question Answering Engine, Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems 25(4),686-711.
  • Journal Brian C.S. Loh and Patrick H.H. Then (2015). Mobile Imagery eXchange (MIX) toolkit: data sharing for the unconnected, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 19:723-740, DOI:10:1007/s00779-015-0835-2, Springer-Verlag London.[Scopus, impact factor 1.62]
  • Journal Siti Nadiah R, Lai LYH, Tiong LL, Sahimi M, Kamarun MA, Fong AYY, Yakub S, Yanti NS, Sim KH, Then PHH (2011). Impact of pharmacist initiated interventions in Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) secondary prevention pharmacotherapy prescribing at discharge [abstract]. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2011;19 (Suppl 2): p50-51. [Scopus, impact factor 0.398]
  • Journal Sebastian,Y. and Then, H.H. Patrick (2011). Domain-driven KDD for Mining Functionally Novel Rules and Linking Disjoint Medical Hypotheses, Knowledge-Based Systems 24(5), pp. 609-620.[SCI/Scopus, impact factor 2.422]
  • Journal Then H.H. Patrick, Fong AYY, Sebastian, Y., Raman, V, Wong, Y.H. Colin, Sim KH. (2009). Cardiovascular Diagnostics Mining on Borneo Island: From Labour-Intensive to Prototype, Informatics for Health and Social Care, vol.34,no.1,pp1-9. [ISI/Scopus, impact factor 0.872]
  • Journal Then, H.H.P. & Wang, Y.C. (2007). Perceiving Digital Watermark Detection as Image Classification Problem, Journal of Information Technology in Asia (JITA), vol.2, no.1, ISSN 1823-5042, pp.1-22.
  • Book chapter Mark Tee Kit Tsun, Lau Bee Theng, Hudyjaya Siswoyo Jo and Patrick Then Hang Hui (2014). Robotics for Assisting Children with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities, Chapter 5, Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities, IGI Global, ISBN 9781466673731.
  • Book chapter Valliappan Raman, Putra Sumari and Patrick Then (2011). Matab Implementation and Results of Region Growing Segmentation using Haralic Texture Features on Mammogram Mass Segmentation, Advances in Wireless, Mobile Networks and Applications, Springer-Verlag, vol. 154, part 2, pp. 293-303.
  • Book chapter Valliappan Raman, Patrick Then and Putra Sumari (2011). Mammogram Problem Solving Approach: Building Case-based Reasoning (CBR) Classifier for Classification of Masses in Mammogram, Computer Networks and Information Technologies, Springer-Verlag, vol.142, part 2, pp.284-289.
  • Book chapter Issac, B., Mering, J., Chiong, R., Jacob, S.M. & Then, H.H.P. (2007). E-learning Implementation and its Diverse Effects in “Information Technology and Economic Development”. Ed. Kurihara, Y, IGI Global Publishing, USA, pp. 260-277.
  • Conference proceeding Caleb Lai Chen Ee, Patrick Then Hang Hui, Lau Bee Theng, Teo Tien Hiong (2016). Factors determining the performance of the RIGHT candidates using Spearman’s rho, Journal of Developing Areas, vol.50, pp.537-545, DOI:10.1353/jda.2016.0042.
  • Conference proceeding Valliappan Raman, Patrick Then and Putra Sumari (2016). Proposed Retinal Abnormality Detection and Classification Approach, 2016 International Conference on Communication Software and Networks (ICCSN), 4-6 June, 2016, Beijing, China, pp.636-641, ISBN 978-1-5090-1779-9.
  • Conference proceeding Brian C.S. Loh, Patrick H.H. Then (2015). Region of Interest Video Coding for Ultrasound Imagery, The Third Intl. Conf. on Advances in Computing, Control and Networking – ACCN 2015.
  • Conference proceeding T.L. King, Brian C.S. Loh, Patrick H.H. Then (2015). Heartplus: Towards Medication Adherence In Cardiac Rehabilitation Study Design Using Mobile Technologies, The 20th International Conference on Transformative Science and Engineering, Business and Social Innovation 2015, ISSN 1090-9389, pp.328-333.
  • Conference proceeding Wan-Tze Vong, Patrick Hang Hui Then (2015). Information Seeking Features of a PICO-based Medical Question-answering System, Proceedings of 9th International Conference on IT in Asia (CITA), 2015, Kota Samarahan, 2015, pp.1-7. doi: 10.1109/CITA.2015.7349828
  • Conference proceeding Teo Tien Hiong, Caleb Lai Chen Ee, Patrick Then Hang Hui, Lau Bee Theng (2015). Evaluating The Role of Motivation and Study Strategy Towards the Performance of Candidates in the Right (Rural ICT Guided Home-Based Technopreneur) Programme, Australasian Conference on Business and Social Sciences 2015, Sydney, Australia, 13-14 April 2015;pp.591-601.
  • Conference proceeding Kwan-Hua Sim, Kwan-Yong Sim and Patrick H.H. Then (2014). Forecasting price volatility cluster of commodity futures index by using standard deviation with dynamic data sampling based on significant interval mined from historical data, IEEE International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies (CoDIT) 2014, 3-5 Nov 2014, pp. 758-763.
  • Conference proceeding Vong Wan-Tze and Patrick H.H. Then (2014). Visualization of PICO Elements for Information Needs Clarification and query Refinement, Proceedings of 18th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD), 13-16 May 2014, Tainan, Taiwan, pp.360-372.
  • Conference proceeding Brian C.S. Loh and Patrick H.H. Then (2013). Cardiac Echo to Text Conversion: Closing the Urban-Rural Connectivity Gap, Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing, 10-13 Dec 2013, Tainan, Taiwan, DOI 978-1-4799-0434-1/13.
  • Conference proceeding Brian C.S. Loh and Patrick H.H. Then (2013). Ontology-Based Constrained Anonymization for Domain-driven Data Mining Outsourcing, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Transformative Science and Engineering, Business and Social Innovation, ISSN1090-9389, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 27Oct-1 Nov , pp. 169-178.
  • Conference proceeding Juliet,W.Kiama, Raman,V., and Then, H.H. Patrick (2013). Low-cost RFID-based Palm Oil Monitoring Systems (PMS): First Prototype, Proceedings of 8th International Symposium on Digital Earth, 26-29 Aug 2013, Kuching, Malaysia, pp.C10-1-C10-7.
  • Conference proceeding Pui, Ondris; Sriratanaviriyakul, Narumon; Wei, Wei; Then, Patrick; Tho, Zia-Yee (2013). Using PRS to enhance student learning process: the application of revised study process questionnaire-2 factors, 4th International Conference on IS Management and Evaluation (ICIME 2013), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 13-14 May 2013, pp. 206-214.
  • Conference proceeding Julius Then, Valliappan Raman, Patrick HH Then, and Eng SE Ong (2012). Literature Review and Proposed Framework on CAD: Automated Cardiac MR Images Segmentation and Classification, 5th International Conference of Advances in Information Technology and Communications in Computer and Information Science, 6-7 Dec, Bangkok, Thailand, vol. 344, pp.170-180.
  • Conference proceeding Valliappan Raman, Patrick HH Then, and Putra Sumari (2012). Comparative Analysis on Evaluation Results of Case Base Reasoning Classification and ANN classification on Mammogram Mass Detection 8th International Conference on Computing Technology and Information Management (ICCM2012), 24-26 April, Seoul, Korea, pp.527-531.
  • Conference proceeding Wendy Japutra Jap and Patrick HH Then (2012). Deriving Domain Knowledge from Unstructured Information: A Forecasting Framework Based on Judgmental Adjustment Approach, International Conference on Man Machine Interface and Automation 2012 (ICoMMS 2012), 27-28 Feb, Penang, Malaysia, paper 6B1. [Scopus]
  • Conference proceeding Lai Chee Ping, Vong Wan Tze and Patrick HH Then (2012). A Patient-Centric Framework for Multisourced Actionable Health Solution, International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2012 (ICoBE 2012), 27-28 Feb, Penang, Malaysia, pp. 573-578. [Scopus]
  • Conference proceeding Loh, Brian C.S., Raman, Valliappan and Then, Patrick H.H. (2011). First Prototype of Aquatic Tool Kit: Towards Low-Cost Intelligent Larval Fish Counting in Hatcheries, Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE Ninth International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, ISBN: 978-0-7698-4612-4, pp. 192-195. [Scopus]
  • Conference proceeding Sim, S, S.Y., Wee, G, L.H. & Then, P, H.H. (2011), Learners’ Readiness: Social Software for Collaboration Adaptive Learning in E-learning, Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011, pp. 354-359.
  • Conference proceeding Raman,V., Then,H.H. Patrick and Sumari, P. Venkatesa Mohan,N. (2011). Case Base Classification on Mammograms: Improving the Performance of Case Base Classifier, Proceeding of 2011 International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP2011), Manila, Philippines, 4-5 Dec, SPIE, vol. 8285, pp. 828506-7. [ISI/EI]
  • Conference proceeding Sim, S, SY, Wee, G, LH & Then, P (2010), Social Software for Collaboration Adaptive Learning in E-Learning, Emerging Trends in Higher Education Learning and Teaching. TARC International Conference 2010, pp. 310-316.
    Loh,C.S. Brian and Then,H.H. Patrick (2010). Ontology-Enhanced Interactive Anonymization in Domain-Driven Data Mining Outsourcing, Proceeding of 2nd International Symposium on Data, Privacy and E-Commerce, Buffalo, NY, USA, Sept 13-14,, pp.9-14. [EI/Scopus]
  • Conference proceeding Yakub Sebastian, Brian C.S. Loh, and Patrick H.H. Then (2009). A Paradigm Shift: Combined Literature and Ontology-driven Data Mining for Discovering Novel Relations in Biomedical Domain, Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Domain Driven Data Mining, ICDM’09, Miami, FL, USA,pp.51-57. [Scopus]
  • Conference proceeding Sebastian, Y., Loh,C.S. Brian, Then, H.H. Patrick (2009). Towards Natural Language Interface Framework for Automated Medical Analysis, Proceedings of 2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (IEEE ICCSIT 2009), vol.3, pp.5-9. [ISI/EI/Scopus]
  • Conference proceeding Valliappan Raman, Patrick Then, & Putra Sumari (2009). Digital Mammogram Tumor Preprocessing Segmentation Feature Extraction and Classification, Proceedings of the World Congress of Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE 2009), 30 March – 2 April, Los Angeles, pp. 507-511.[EI/ISTP/Scopus]
  • Conference proceeding Sebastian, Y., Then, H.H. Patrick, Raman, V., Wong, Y.H, Fong, A.Y.Y., Sim, K.H. (2008). Software Engineer’s Approach towards Cardiac Knowledge Discovery, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Information Technology 2008, vol.2, pp.1-6. [Scopus]
  • Conference proceeding Valliappan, R & Then,H.H.Patrick (2008), Novelty towards Hybrid Segmentation of Coronary Artery in CT Cardiac Images, Ninth ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking, and Parallel/Distributed Computing (SNPD 2008), Phuket, Thailand, 6-8 Aug 2008, pp. 513-516. [EI/INSPEC]
  • Conference proceeding Loh,C.S.Brian, Then, H.H. Patrick (2008). Enterprise Resource Planning: Alignment of User Needs and Dynamic Hierarchical Architecture, 2008 IEEE International Conference on Research, Innovation and Vision for the Future in Computing & Communications Technologies (RIVF’08), Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 13-18 July 2008, ISSN 1242-5125, pp.140-143.
  • Conference proceeding Then, H.H.Patrick, Pui, H.H.Ondris, & Loh, C.S. Brian (2007). Momentary Content Management via General Packets Radio Service (GPRS) And Flash on Wireless Communication Devices, Proceedings of International Conference on Mobile Technology, Applications and Systems, Singapore, ISBN:978-1-59593-819-0, pp. 202-207. [Scopus]
  • Conference proceeding Valliappan, R. & Then, H.H.P. (2007). Novelty towards Highly Secured Personnel Authentication System by Blood Vessels, Proceedings of 1st Regional Conference on Computational Science and Technologies 2007, 29-30 November 2007, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, pp.393-396.
  • Conference proceeding Valliappan, R. & Then, H.H.P. (2007). Intelligent Mammography Retrieval Engine, Proceedings of IEEE TENCON 2007, Taipei, Taiwan, 30 Oct- 2 Nov, ISBN: 978-1-4244-1272-3, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/TENCON.2007.4428930, pp.1-3. [Scopus]
  • Conference proceeding Then, H.H.P. (2007). Support Vector Machine and Hyperplanes in Digital Watermark Detection, Proceedings of IEEE TENCON 2007, Taipei, Taiwan, 30 Oct – 2 Nov, ISBN: 978-1-4244-1272-3, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/TENCON.2007.4429122, pp.1-4.[Scopus]
  • Conference proceeding Then, H.H.P. (2006). Online Student Enrolment System. Proceedings of the ACM Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (SIGUCCS) Fall Conference, Edmonton, Canada, ISBN:1-59593-438-3, pp. 393-396.
  • Conference proceeding Valliappan, R. & Then, H.H.P. (2006). Novelty towards Wavelet Based Skin Disease Recognition and Detection System, Proceedings of the International Conference on Science & Technology: Application in Industry & Education (ICSTIE), UiTM Penang, Malaysia.
  • Conference proceeding Then, H.H.P. & Wang, Y.C. (2006). Support Vector Machine as Digital Image Watermark Detector. Proceedings of the IS&T SPIE Electronic Imaging (EI ’06), San Jose, CA, USA, 6064-62. [Scopus]
  • Conference proceeding Then, H.H.P & Wang, Y.C. (2005). Perceiving Digital Watermark Detection as Image Classification Problem using Support Vector Machine, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of Information Technology in Asia (CITA ’05), Kuching, Malaysia, pp.198-206. Best Paper Award. [DBLP]
  • Conference proceeding Then, H.H.P & Wang, Y.C. (2004). Towards Generic Detection Scheme in Zero Knowledge Protocol for Blind Watermark Detection, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Digital Watermark (IWDW03), Seoul, Korea, Springer-Verlag LNCS2939, pp.570-580. [Scopus/DBLP]
  • Conference proceeding Then, H.H.P & Wang, Y.C. (2004). Towards using Neural Networks as Digital Watermark Detector in Zero-knowledge Proofs, Proceedings of the 1st Postgraduate Colloquium, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. Best Paper and Best Presenter Awards.
  • Conference proceeding Then, H.H.P & Wang, Y.C. (2003). Towards Generic Zero Knowledge Protocol for Blind Watermark Detection, Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Information Technology in Asia (CITA’03), Kuching, Malaysia, pp.278-282.[DBLP]
  • Conference proceeding Then, H.H.P & Wang, Y.C. (2001). Towards Hybrid 2D Phase Unwrapping Using Fuzzy Clustering and Neurofuzzy Classification in SAR Application, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Intelligent Multimedia, Video & Speech Processing (ISIMP2001), IEEE Hong Kong Chapter of Signal Processing, Hong Kong, pp.271-274.
  • Conference proceeding Then, H.H.P & Wang, Y.C. (2001). Incorporating Hybrid Approach in 2D Phase Unwrapping, Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Information Technology in Asia (CITA’01), Kuching, Malaysia.
  • Seminar and presentation Plenary Speaker, 2014 State level Conference for Innovation, Action Research and Research for Teachers, co-organized by State Department of Education, University College of Technology Sarawak, and SMK Sacred Heart Sibu.
  • Seminar and presentation Siti Nadiah Rusli, Lai LYH, Tiong LL, Sahimi M, Kamarun MA, Fong AYY, Sebastian Y, YanyiNS, Sim KH and Then Patrick HH (2011), Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Secondary Prevention Pharmacotherapy: A Comparison of the First, Second and Third National Multicenter Audit, Proceedings of 18th Asian Pacific Congress of Cardiology (APCC2011), KLCC, Malaysia, 5-8 May 2011, page 106, extended abstract.
  • Seminar and presentation Lu LTC, Fong AYY, Then PHH, and Sim KH (2011), Tertiary Referral Cardiology Centre, Proceedings of 18th Asian Pacific Congress of Cardiology (APCC2011), KLCC, Malaysia, 5-8 May 2011, page 116, extended abstract.
  • Seminar and presentation Sebastian, Y., Then, H.H. Patrick, Lai, C.P., Jap, W.J.., Fong, A.Y.Y., & Sim, K.H. (2010). Novel Hidden Link Discovery Application By Combining Local Cardiovascular Data Sets And Pubmed Literatures In Cardiology, National Heart Association of Malaysia (NHAM), 14th Annual Scientific Meeting 2009, Hilton KL, 9-11 April 2010., extended abstract.
  • Seminar and presentation Then, H.H. Patrick, Sebastian, Y., Loh, C.S. Brian, Fong, AYY, KH Sim (2009). Informatics Approach to Answer Clinician Information Needs: A Prototype with Sarawak General Hospital, National Heart Association of Malaysia, 13th Annual Scientific Meeting 2009, Hilton KL, 17-19 April 2009, extended abstract.