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Centre of Excellence for Image Analysis and Spatial Technologies (IMAST) is a research and development unit under the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (FCSIT) in Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS).

IMAST is a forward looking Technology center which focuses on IT software development, business strategies planning and consultancy services. We provide excellence and clients satisfy services to meet their business objectives.  We strive to provide world class excellence in everything we do and provide services that enable clients to meet their business objectives.

Based in Malaysia, IMAST has a wealth of experience in Image Analysis and Spatial Technologies credited with several award winning products such as Content Based Image Retrieval Algorithm.

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Research Focus

IMAST research focus is in the area of image processing & analysis and spatial technologies. The main research activities are related to Content Based Image Retrieval (CBIR), biometrics, medical images analysis, satellite images interpretation, spatial data acquisition tools, spatial visualisation, spatial modelling and analysis, spatial data mining, environmental and natural disaster, disease control and spatial related problem, and agriculture based management tools.  The core expertise of IMAST is in the delivery of image processing based applications such as CBIR based search engine, satellite image interpretation for  agriculture industries, spatial modelling and tools for planning, medical application related to disease control & monitoring and biometrics solutions which are of high commercial values.

IMAST currently has 12 research fellows and 15 researchers.  More than 100 papers related to spatial technologies and image processing have been published at national and international journal and conferences.