BANGI, Nov 27 - Mathematicians in the field of science or engineering need to aggressively improve cooperation among themselves, urged the Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Prof. Dr. Zulkifli Idrus.
He said such effort was to enhance the progress and sophistication of research findings which are applicable to the industry for commercialisation purposes.
He said this when officiating the 27th National Symposium of Mathematical Sciences (SKSM27) here. The symposium was organised by the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, UPM, in collaboration with the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society (PERSAMA) aimed at strengthening the field of mathematical sciences in Malaysia.
The chairman of SKSM27, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norfifah Bachok @ Lati, said the conference provided a platform for academicians, local researchers and students to gather, exchange ideas, and build networks to advance research.
"Symposium such as this is very beneficial in strengthening the field of Mathematical Sciences and its applications in Malaysia through the discussion of innovative ideas from researchers in developing knowledge to conduct future research and achieving Industry 4.0," she said.
It was attended by 152 presenters, 55 participants, five invited speakers and two keynote speakers from all public universities in Malaysia.
The paper presentations covered a wide range of topics, including pure mathematics, applied mathematics, computational mathematics, engineering mathematics, financial mathematics, mathematics education, operations and optimization research, statistics, and data science.
At the inauguration and dinner of SKSM27, PERSAMA also presented annual recognition to local mathematicians at the PERSAMA Awards Ceremony.
The PERSAMA Awards are given to lecturers, graduate students and teachers in recognition of their contributions to the discoveries in the fields of mathematical sciences, originality, quality and speciality. Nominations began in early 2019.
Seventeen categories of awards were presented to the winners, including the 2019 Joint Fellow Award, the Book Category (Original Work), and the Mathematics Design Award.
The conference with the theme "Mathematical Sciences as Leader of Industrial Sustainability and Human Civilization" had also organised a forum entitled "Strengthening the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in Schools" which brought together three panelists from the Ministry of Education to discuss issues and challenges in strengthening and enriching the teaching and learning of Mathematics and Additional Mathematics in schools throughout Malaysia.
The forum was attended by more than 40 teachers representing the Petaling Perdana district, Hulu Langat, Hulu Selangor, Sepang, Federal Territories of Putrajaya and the STEM Teachers' Association, and the MARA Secondary Education Division. – UPM
Date of Input: 09/12/2019 | Updated: 09/12/2019 | hairul_nizam
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