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Contact Info



Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology,

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,

94300 Kota Samarahan,

Sarawak, Malaysia.



Phone                :  +6082583821

Faks                   :  +6082583764

Room Location  :   3P, 3rd Floor, Block B.



Dr Irwandi Hipiny is currently a senior lecturer at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. He holds an MSc in Computer Science from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (2005) and a PhD in Computer Vision from University of Bristol (2014). Prior to his current appointment, Irwandi was a National Science Academic Fellow (awarded by MOSTI) in Computer Science (2003 – 2005), and a Research Assistant at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (2003). Irwandi is currently involved in several Computer vision related research grants (see below). Recently, he was involved in the national initiative to develop the MOOC ICT Competency course. He also serves as a research fellow at CoE IMAST, UNIMAS.





(i) BSc (Comp. Science), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2003.


(ii) MSc (Comp. Science), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2005.


(iii) PhD, (Computer Vision), University of Bristol, 2014.



Current Research Activities


(i) Primary Researcher:


a. Egocentric Activity Recognition using Gaze, SLAB-MOHE, in the form of a PhD scholarship, Completed.


b. Passive Biometric Identification of Sea Turtles (Chelonia Mydas), SGS-UNIMAS, MYR22,500, On-going.


c. Background Subtraction in Egocentric Videos Depicting Activities of Daily Living, RACE, MYR46,600, On-going.


(ii) Co Researcher:


a. 3D Facial Features Tracking for 4D Facial Expression Intensity Estimation, ERGS-MOHE, MYR80,650, On-going.


b. Evaluation of Existing 3D Facial Features Performance for 3D Facial Expression using UPM3DFE Database, SGS-UNIMAS, MYR5000, On-going.


Recent Publications


Please refer to my Google Scholar page for an updated list of my publications.


Consultancy Work

(i) Ahli Jawatankuasa Pembangunan Kandungan untuk “Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) UNIMAS”, Apr 2014 - Mac 2016.

Other Responsibilities

Bentara Majlis Konvokesyen 2008, UNIMAS, Julai 2008.

Ahli Jawatankuasa Siasatan Tatatertib Akademik FSKTM, UNIMAS, Feb 2013 - Jan 2015.

Ahli Jawatankuasa Semakan Kurikulum Kursus Teknologi Maklumat (Pra-Universiti), UNIMAS, Nov 2013.

Ahli Jawatankuasa Semakan Kertas Peperiksaan PRX1021 Sessi 2013/2014 (Pra-Universiti), UNIMAS, Mac 2014.

Ahli Jawatankuasa Unit Peperiksaan, FSKTM, UNIMAS, Apr 2014 - Mac 2016.

Felo Penyelidik, CoE IMAST, UNIMAS, Jan 2014 - Jan 2016.






Irwandi Hipni Mohamad Hipiny