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Dr. Cynthia Kon Mui Lian

Academic Coordinator, Lecturer
BSc (Hons) (USM), MSc, PhD (UNIMAS)

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 653
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E606
Email: ckon@swinburne.edu.my
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Biography

Dr. Cynthia Kon is interested in mathematical modeling, population dynamics and modeling the spread of infectious diseases. Her research work is on formulating generic model for transmission of mosquito-borne diseases based on reaction-diffusion equations. She received her BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from Universiti Sains Malaysia. She received her MSc in Computational Science and PhD in Computer Science from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. Dr. Kon currently teaches Engineering Mathematics in Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak)..

Research Interests

  • Mathematical modeling;
  • Infectious disease modeling;
  • Population dynamics;
  • Computational methods;

Professional Memberships

  • Golden Key International Honour Society

PhD/Master by Research Opportunity

Potential research higher degree candidates are welcome to enquire about postgraduate opportunities in the following areas/ projects:

  1. Mathematical Modeling of Transmission of Infectious Diseases
  2. Oxygen Permeation Model

Please contact Dr. Cynthia Kon for more information on the above topics.


  • Publications

Publications

  • Conference paper Kon, C.M.L. & Labadin, J. (2016). Generic reaction-diffusion model for transmission of mosquito-borne diseases: Results of simulation with actual cases in Proceedings of 30th European Conference on Modeling and Simulation, 2016, Regensburg, Germany, pp. 93-99. ISBN: 978-0-9932440-2-5 / ISBN: 978-0-9932440-3-2 (CD)
  • Conference paper Kon, C.M.L & Labadin, J. (2016). Simulating the Spread of Malaria Using a Generic Transmission Model for Mosquito-Borne Infectious Diseases in Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Mathematical Sciences and Statistics 2016, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1739, 020052, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4952532.
  • Conference paper Kon, C.M.L & Labadin, J. (2015). Impact of Human Diffusion and Spatial Heterogeneity on Transmission Dynamics of Mosquito-borne Diseases. Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia (CITA). Kuching, Sarawak, IEEE, pp. 1-6.
  • Conference paper Kon, C.M.L & Labadin, J. (2015). Spatial model for transmission of mosquito-borne diseases. Proceedings of International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering & Industrial Applications. AIP Conference Proceedings 1660, 050023.
  • Conference paper Kon, C.M.L. & Labadin, J. (2014). Spatial Model for Transmission Of Mosquito-Borne Diseases, Proceedings of International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering & Industrial Applications 2014 (ICoMEIA 2014). To be published.
  • Conference paper Kon, C. & Labadin, J. (2013). Reaction-Diffusion Generic Model for Mosquito- Borne Diseases, Proceedings of 8th International Conference on IT in Asia 2013 (CITA 2013), IEEE, pp.1-4.
  • Conference paper Kon, C.M.L. (2010). Mathematical Modeling of the Transmission Dynamics of Malaria, Young ICT Researchers Colloquium 2010, UNIMAS.
  • Conference paper Labadin, J., Kon, C. M. L. & Juan, S.F.S. (2009). Deterministic Malaria Transmission Model with Acquired Immunity, Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2009 Vol II WCECS 2009, October 20-22, 2009, San Francisco, USA, pp.779-784. (Best Paper Award of International Conference in Modeling Health Advances 2009)
  • Conference paper Kon, C.M.L & Labadin, J. (2009). Mathematical Modeling of the Transmission Dynamics of Malaria, 5th Asian Mathematical Conference 2009, Malaysia
  • Conference paper Kon, C.M.L & Labadin, J. (2007). Mathematical Modeling of Malaria, 2nd Postgraduate Colloquium 2007, UNIMAS
  • Awards Kon, C.M.L & Labadin,J. (2014). A general spatial-temporal transmission model for mosquito-borne infectious diseases, International Congress of Women Mathematicians (ICWM 2014) – Best Poster
  • Awards Kon, C.M.L & Labadin,J. (2010). Comparison of Simulated Malaria Transmission Model with Acquired Immunity with Malaria Cases in Malaysia. R&D EXPO, UNIMAS, 25-26 March 2010 – Silver Award
  • Awards Kon, C.M.L & Labadin,J. (2010). Comparison of Simulated Malaria Transmission Model with Acquired Immunity with Malaria Cases in Malaysia, 21st International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition, KLCC, Malaysia, 14-16 May 2010 – Silver Award