Focus on cyber bullying

MULTIMEDIA University is looking for a candidate keen to pursue a PhD in information technolgy (IT) but the catch is that the area of study is cyber bullying.

It is a relatively new phenonemon enabled by the prevalence of social media use.

To make it even more intriguing, it is about using IT to detect cyber bullying, said Dr Peter Ho of MMU’s Faculty of Computing and Informatics,

Cyber bullying refers to bullying in electronic format, and with around one-third of school students in Malaysia having encountered cyber bullying, the matter is expected to remain serious in the years to come.

On a regional level, industry players expect half a billion youth in Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan and Thailand to access the Internet for the first time in the next five years.

MMU’s research calls for someone to look into cyber bullying detection using deep neural network techniques.

Successful applicants will be granted a scholarship, subject to meeting other conditions.

Those with a strong publication track record will have an advantage, said Dr Ho, who has research interest in action/activity recognition, data mining, mobile computing, and location based services.

Interested candidates should email him at by Nov 10.

Family & Community , cyberbully


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