The Faculty of Creative Media & Innovative Technology organized a professional talk on “Impactful Research and Performance Analysis Strategies” at the Mini Theatre, IUKL on 7th December 2015. The talk was given by Prof. Dr. Shamala K. Subramaniam from the Faculty of Computer and Information Technology, UPM. The programme started with a welcoming speech from the Vice President (Networking & Strategic Planning) Dr. Khor Mi Nee. She talked about the benefits of research for students and the goals they have to set. After her short speech, she gave the floor to Dr Shamala.
Prof. Dr. Shamala started the talk by introducing herself, and then shared her personal experiences as a PhD. student. The first question she posed to the audience was the reason for wanting to do research. Taking their answers, she went on with her vision about research. She spoke about how research satisfies the curiosity of the researcher and how it extends the frontiers of knowledge.
After that, Prof. Shamala focused on the future research strategies in the fields of Computer, Technology and Networking. According to her, as a Computer Science or Networking student, creating and developing applications for the computer and phones might seem very alluring, but that alone cannot be the future. The future, she said, lies in making the technology and networking, mobile and portable. Everything involving technology is compacted into a size that can easily be carried around by the users. That should be the main focus of research for Technology and Networking students.
As for the Performance Analyzing Strategies, the book, Only the Paranoid Survive by Andrew S. Grove was extensively quoted by the speaker. She insisted on the need to expose oneself to the winds of change. Technology is a field where anything that can be done, will be done, she said, quoting from the book. To achieve that, we need to be motivated in being the reason of a new phenomenon rather than following the lead of an old one.
The professional talk left a great impression on the listeners. It motivated them to reflect upon professional life and innovative ideas in the field of technology and computers.