June 19, 2018, by Lisa Chin

[Invitation] Researchers’ Writing Workshops

We are pleased to invite all academics, especially early career researchers, and postgraduate students to attend the following writing workshops.

To register, please click on the sign up link. This will direct you to our Moodle page where you can log in using your University credentials.

How to Publish in High Quality Journals?

Date: 4 July 2018 (Wednesday) 25 July 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Venue: BA05 H1B13

This workshop is designed to familiarise you with:

  • the criteria for good writing when writing academic papers
  • the mechanics of getting published
  • the publication steps
  • the criteria of an academic paper

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • identify the features of good writing in an academic (journal/conference) paper
  • identify individual sections or building blocks of the paper
  • understand the content and writing style for each section
  • practice writing and receive feedback on your writing
  • understand the mechanics of getting published

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Word Vs. LaTeX – Which One is the Best to Write Your Journal Paper?

Date: 10 July 2018 (Tuesday)

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Venue: H1B13

Microsoft Word and LaTeX are document preparation processors commonly used for writing scientific papers. However, which one is the best to write your paper or thesis?

This workshop aims to compare both processors, enabling you to make an informed decision.

The key objectives of the workshop are outlined below:

  • demonstrate the functionality differences of LaTeX and Word
  • outline the bibliography tools for LaTeX and Word

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About the Speakers

Professor Graham Kendall

Professor Graham Kendall is the Provost and CEO of the University of Nottingham Malaysia. He is also a Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Nottingham. He is a Director of MyResearch Sdn Bhd, Crops for the Future Sdn Bhd and Nottingham Green Technologies Sdn Bhd. Professor Kendall is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and a Fellow of the Operational Research Society (FORS). He has published over 100 refereed journal papers (the vast majority in ISI ranked journals) and over 240 peer reviewed papers in total. He has edited 11 books and authored almost 20 book chapters. He is currently an Associate Editor of 10 journals and was a former Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions of Computational Intelligence and AI in Games. As a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham he is a member of the Automated Scheduling, Planning and Optimisation Group (ASAP) in the School of Computer Science.

Dr Tissa Chandesa

Tissa Chandesa holds BSc (Hons) and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Nottingham. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. He was the first at University of Nottingham Malaysia to be bestowed such recognition. He is also a Malaysian Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) Certified Trainer. He specialises in supporting research students’ development in academic presentation and research communication skills, as well as has experience in delivering transferable skills in China and Malaysia. He currently specialises in academic continuous professional development and spearheads the Early Career Researchers as well as contributes to the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) at University of Nottingham Malaysia. He is a published author and his research interests centre on computer vision, image analysis and machine learning, particularly visual tracking, motion analysis, medical and plant image analysis as well as convolutional neural network. He contributes his research expertise towards the development of novel and efficient computer vision techniques and applications to support/solve interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research problems in science and engineering.

For any enquiries, please email us at rad@nottingham.edu.my.

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