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Ir. Professor Sim Kwan Yong

Executive Dean (Academic) - Interim
BEng (Hons)(UKM), MCompSc(UM), PhD (SUT), P.Eng, CEng, MIET, MIEEE, CTFL

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+6082 260 780
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: A413A
Email: ksim@swinburne.edu.my
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Biography

Ir. Professor Sim Kwan Yong joined Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus as a Lecturer in 2000. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2007 and Associate Professor in 2017. Since year 2002, he has served numerous academic leadership roles including Program Coordinator, Associate Head of School, Associate Dean (Curriculum Enhancement and Accreditation) and Associate Dean (Academic Operation). Currently, he is the Head of School, School of Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science. Ir. Dr Sim also serves numerous externally appointed roles including Lead Auditor for MyRA Internal Audit (MoE), panel of evaluator (EAC), external examiner and member of school board of management.

Ir. Professor Dr Sim has taught units in the broad area of electronic and computer engineering. In research and development (R&D) front, his interests include testing, fault localization as well as data mining and forecasting for various application domains. To date, he has won and undertaken seven competitive research grants and consultancy projects awarded by industry clients, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and Ministry of Education Malaysia.

He is a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Board of Engineer Malaysia (BEM), Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the UK Engineering Council, a member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET, UK) and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE, USA).

Research Interests

  • Testing and Fault Localization
  • Data Mining and Forecasting

Please contact Dr. Sim Kwang Yong for more information on the above topics.

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Engineer, Board of Engineer Malaysia
  • Chartered Engineer, UK Engineering Council
  • Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

PhD/Master by Research Opportunities

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

  1. Automated Fault-detection in Computerized Systems (without human judgement)
  2. Statistical Fault Localization
  3. Trend Forecasting for Time Series Data.

If you are interested in the above topics, please contact Associate Professor Ir. Dr Sim for more information.

Current RHD Supervision

NameDegreeArea of ResearchStart yearRole
James Sheldon CameronMScTesting/Blockchain2019Principal Coordinating Supervisor
Hung Quang LuPhDTesting / Data Mining2017Associate supervisor
Clement TingPhDData Mining2017Associate supervisor
Nicholas BongMSc (Completed)Time Series Analysis2016Associate supervisor
Issac GohMSc
(Completed)
Time Series Analysis2014Principle Coordinating Supervisor
Patrick DanielMSc
(Completed)
Fault Localization2012Principle Coordinating Supervisor
Jack LauMSc
(Completed)
Time Series Analysis2010Associate supervisor

  • Publications

Publications

  • Journal paper Sim, K. H., Bong, N.C.-Y. and Sim, K. Y. (2017). “Analyzing Price Movement of Crude Oil through Historical Price Data Distribution by Using Apriori Data Mining Algorithm,” International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering, 9(5), 334-338.
  • Journal paper Goh, I. Y. S., Sim, K. H. and Sim, K. Y. (2016). Plantation index forecasting using historical price distribution. International Information Institute (Tokyo).Information, 19(8), 3289-3294.
  • Journal paper Sim, K. H., Goh, I.S.Y and Sim K. Y. (2015), Analysing Price Movements of Crude Oil Futures by Mining of Dynamic Sample Size through Price Distribution of the Historical Data, International Journal of Modeling and Optimization, 5 , 393-397, 2015. EI (INSPEC, IET).
  • Journal paper Patrick, D., Sim, K. Y. and Seol, S. (2014). Incremental Spectrum Cloning Algorithm for Optimization of Spectrum-Based Fault Localization. Contemporary Engineering Sciences, 7, 1649-1655.
  • Journal paper Sim, K. Y., Low, C. S. and Kuo, F. C. (2014). Eliminating Human Visual Judgment from Testing of Financial Charting Software. Journal of Software, 9, 298-312.
  • Journal paper Patrick, D., Sim, K. Y. and Seol, S. (2014). Improving Spectrum-based Fault-localization through Spectra Cloning for Fail Test Cases beyond Balanced Test Suite. Contemporary Engineering Sciences, 7, pp. 677-682.
  • Journal paper Patrick, D. and Sim, K.Y. (2013), Noise Reduction for Spectrum-based Fault Localization, International Journal of Control and Automation (IJCA), 6, 117-126.
  • Journal paper Sim, K.Y., Wong, M.L.D. and Hii T.Y. (2013), Evaluating the Effectiveness of Metamorphic Testing on Edge Detection Programs, International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology, 4, 6-10.
  • Journal paper Patrick, D. and Sim, K.Y. (2013), Debugging in the Extreme: Spectrum-based Fault Localization with Limited Test Cases, International Journal of Software Engineering and Its Applications (IJSEIA), 7, 403–412.
  • Journal paper Patrick, D. and Sim, K.Y. (2013), Spectrum-based Fault Localization: A Pair Scoring Approach, Journal of Industrial and Intelligent Information, 1, 185-190.
  • Journal paper Wong, M. L. D., Lau, S. I. J., Chong, N. S., and Sim, K. Y. (2013), A Salient Region Watermarking Scheme for Digital Mammogram Authentication, International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology, 4, 228-232.
  • Journal paper Chen, T.Y., Lau, M.F., Sim, K.Y. and Sun, C.A. (2009). On Detecting Faults for Boolean Expressions, Software Quality Journal, 17, 245-261.
  • Journal paper Sim, K.Y., Pao, W.K.S. and Lin C. (2005). Metamorphic Testing using Geometric Interrogation Technique and its Application, ECTI Transactions on Computer and Information Technology (ECTI-CIT), ECTI Association, 1, 91-95.
  • Conference paperSim, K. Y. and Sim, K. H. (2018), “Has Crude Oil Market Become More Efficient : A Study from the Day-of-the-Week Effect Perspective”, in the Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Information (Information’2018), 7-9 Dec 2018, Tokyo, Japan
  • Conference paperSim, K. H., Sim, K. Y., and Bong N. (2018), “Dynamic Time Interval Data Representation in Scalable Financial Time Series Pattern Recognition”, In the Proceedings of 2018 2nd International Conference on Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence 8-10 December, 2018, Shenzhen, China
  • Conference paper Sim, K. H., Sim K. Y. and Goh, I.S.Y. (2015), Analysing Price Movements of Crude Oil Futures by Mining of Dynamic Sample Size through Price Distribution of the Historical Data, In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Technology and Development (ICCTD 2015), Singapore, In press.
  • Conference paper Sim, K. H., Sim K. Y. and Goh, I.S.Y. (2015), Forecasting High Magnitude Price Movement of Crude Palm Oil Futures by Identifying the Breaching of Price Equilibrium through Price Distribution Mining, In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications, Sierre, Switzerland, IEEE, In press.
  • Conference paper Sim, K. H., Sim, K. Y. and Then P.H.H. (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. In Proceedings of 2014 International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies (CoDIT), Metz, France, IEEE, 758-763.
  • Conference paper Sim, K. H. , Goh, I. Y. S., Sim K. Y. and Tan Y. C. (2014), Forecasting Price Volatility Range of Crude Palm Oil by Mining the Historical Data using Hybrid Range Model, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Intelligent Systems and Applications, 274, 531 – 540
  • Conference paper Patrick, D. and Sim, K. Y. (2013), Spectrum-based Fault Localization Tools with Test Case Preprocessor, In Proceedings of 2013 IEEE Conference on Open System, IEEE, 162 – 16.
  • Conference paper Patrick, D. and Sim, K. Y. (2012). Dynamic Fault Visualization Tool for Fault-based Testing and Prioritization. 2012 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies (ACSAT), IEEE, 301-306.
  • Conference paper Emami, S.A., Sim, J.C.L. and Sim, K.Y. (2011). A Survey on Open Source Software Testing Tools: A Preliminary Study in 2011, Fourth International Conference on Machine Vision (ICMV 2011): Computer Vision and Image Analysis; Pattern Recognition and Basic Technologies. Edited by Zeng, Zhu; Li, Yuting. Proceedings of the SPIE, 8350, 83502Y-83502Y-6.
  • Conference paper Sim, K. Y., Kuo, F.-C. and Merkel R. (2011). Fuzzing the out-of-memory killer on embedded Linux: an adaptive random approach, InProceedings of the 2011 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC’11), Taichung, Taiwan, 387-392.
  • Conference paper Sim, K. Y., Low, C. S. and Kuo, F.-C. (2010). Detecting faults in technical indicator computations for financial market analysis, In Proceedings of 2010 International Conference on Information Science and Engineering (ICISE’10), Hangzhou, China, IEEE, 2749 – 2754.
  • Conference paper Chong N. S., Wong M. L. D., Sim K. Y., Goi B. M. and Ling H. C. (2010), Hardware Accelerated Sobel Edge Detection Using Common GPU Parallel Computing Platform, Conference on Electrical and Electronic Technology, 4th World Engineering Congress (CEET-WEC2010), Kuching, Malaysia, August 2010.
  • Conference paper Law S. I. J., Wong M. L. D., Sim K. Goi Y., Ling B. M. and H. C. (2010), Evaluation of Automatic ROI Selection Schemes for a Digital Mammogram Authentication Using Reversible Watermarking, Conference on Information Security, 4th World Engineering Congress (CIS-WEC2010), Kuching, Malaysia, August 2010.
  • Conference paper Sim, K. Y., Low, C. S. and Kuo. F. -C. (2009). Automatic testing of financial charting software component: a case study on point and figure chart, In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (CSA 2009), Jeju, Korea, IEEE, 177-183.
  • Conference paper Sim, K.Y., Low, C.S. and Wong, M.L.D. (2008). Visualization of Fault Density for Specification-based Testing. Proceedings of the 4th Malaysian Software Engineering Conference (MySEC’08), Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia,145-148.
  • Conference paper Kuo F.-C., Sim K.Y., Sun C.A., Tang S.F. and Zhou Z.Q. (2007). Enhanced Random Testing for Programs with High Dimensional Input Domains, In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE’07), Boston, USA, 135-140.
  • Conference paper Sun, C., Dong Y., Lai R., Sim K.Y. and Chen T.Y. (2006). Analyzing and Extending MUMCUT for Fault-based Testing of General Boolean Expression. Proceedings of The Sixth IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT’06), IEEE Computer Society, 1-6.
  • Conference paper Pao, WKS., Sim, K.Y., Ransing, R.S. and Lewis, R.W. (2005). A New Geometric Reasoning Technique for Hot Spot Prediction in Sand Casting. In Proceedings of the 2005 Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications, and Information Technology (ECTI) International Conference, Pattaya, Thailand, 730-733.
  • Conference paper Sun, C. and Sim, K.Y. (2004). An FSM-based Parameterized Generator of General Boolean Expressions. Proceedings of International Computer Engineering Conference 2004 (ICENCO2004), Cairo, Egypt, 119-126.
  • Conference paper Sun, C., Sim, K.Y., Tse, T.H. and Chen, T.Y. (2004). An Empirical Evaluation and Analysis of the Fault-Detection Capability of MUMCUT for General Boolean Expressions. Proceedings of International Computer Symposium (ICS2004), Taipei, Taiwan, 926-932.
  • Conference paper Alias, A.J., Mohd Supian, M.K. & Sim K.Y. (2001). Linux-Based Local Area Network Intrusion Detection System. Proceedings of the IEEE Malaysia International Conference on Communications 2001 (MICC2001), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Conference paper Alias, A. J., Sim K.Y. & Mat, K. (2001). Developing An Internet-Based Distance Learning: From Software Selection To Integration. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Technology and Multimedia 2001 (ICIMu2001), Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Conference paper Alias, A. J., Mat, K. and Sim K.Y. (2000). Interactive Multimedia Courseware for Engineer and Scientist: Communication Systems. Proceedings of the Malaysian Science and Technology Congress 2000 (MSTC2000), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.