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Contact Info

Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology,

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,

94300 Kota Samarahan,

Sarawak, Malaysia.



Phone                :  +6082583747

Faks                   :  +6082583764

Room Location  :   2T, 2nd Floor, Block B.



Jacey-Lynn Minoi is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). She joined the faculty in 1999. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Imperial College London, UK in 2009. Dr Minoi is also a Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations.  Late 2009, she was granted to do her postdoctoral under the Wellcome Trust, UK, at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Glasgow University, UK. She is also a member of ACM and IEEE Computer Society. Her research interest lies in the field of computational multivariate statistical methods for numerical data analysis applications such as biometric recognition, face analysis, medical imaging, surveillance and security. 


·         :: 2005 – 2009 Imperial College London, UK

I was awarded a Sarawak Foundation Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship to do my Ph.D in Computer Engineering. My principle research was in the field of computational multivariate statistical methods used to improve the recognition performance in 3D face recognition system invariant of facial expressions. (see Apppendix)

Thesis: Geometric Expression Invariant 3D Face Recognition using Statistical Discriminant Models

Supervisors: Prof. Duncan Fyfe Gillies and Prof. Daniel Rüeckert

Examiners: Prof. Mark Nixon (Southampton University) and Dr. Simon Colton (Imperial College London)

:: 2000 – 2001 UMIST/University of Manchester, UK

I was awarded a Public Service Department (PSD) Scholarship to do an M.Sc in Multimedia Technologies

Dissertation: Navigation and Orientation with Mobile Telephony

:: 1996 – 1999 Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia

Bachelor in Information Technology degree in Computational Science (with honours), minor degree in East Asian Economics and Business, 2nd Upper (2ii)

Current Research Activities

·         :: Three-dimensional Face Recognition using Multivariate Tensor Method

Role : Project Leader      

Sponsor : FRGS/02(29)/837/2012/(77)                             

Allocation : RM52,000.00

Duration : June 2012 – December 2013                            

Status : On-going

:: Geometric Feature Identification Invariant of Scale and Orientation

Role : Project Leader      

Sponsor : Science Fund [Grant: 01-01-09-SF0097]              

Allocation : RM107,080.00

Duration: February 2007 - July 2008                                 

Status      :  On-going

:: Mobile Computer Assisted Intervention Programme (the Evaluation and Process Protocols) for Isolated Speech and Language Impairment among Pre-school Children

Role: Project Member

Sponsor : ERGS/02(05)/857/2012(09)                              

Allocation : RM72,000.00

Duration : June 2012 - May 2014                                      

Status   : On-going

:: A Novel Filtering Module for Mining Gnome Scale DNA Motif Patterns

Role: Project Member

Sponsor : RACE/B(2)/886/2012(04)                                  

Allocation : RM50,000.00

Duration : Dec 2012 - Nov 2014                                       

Status : On-going

:: Learning History via Automatically Generated Lexical Games

Role : Project Member

Sponsor : RAGS/2012/UNIMAS/TKDG/1                             

Allocation : RM20,000.00

Duration : November 2012 - October 2014                     

Status          : On-going

:: Culture Picture: Capturing Culture in a Role-playing Games using an Extended Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) Approach

Role : Project Member

Sponsor : FPI (F08)76/2012 (36)                                                 

Allocation : RM-

Duration : July 2012 - December 2013                              

Status        : On-going

:: Indigenous Technological Innovation in Malaysia: Reducing Vulnerability and Marginalisation among Malaysia’s Indegenous Peoples

Role : Research Fellow

Sponsor : IFAD/L18403 F08 00                                       

Allocation : RM500,000.00

Duration            : June 2011 – December 2012                            

Status : On-going

:: Video Surveillance and Monitoring: Tracking Participants in Lab(s)

Role : Project Leader

Sponsor : UNIMAS                                                      

Allocation : RM10,000.00

Duration : June 2003 – March 2005                               

Status : Completed

:: Theory and Computation of Thread-Annular Flow

Role : Project Member

Sponsor : UNIMAS                                                    

Allocation : RM10,000.00

Duration            : November 2003 – April 2005                        

Status: Completed

:: Development of a Plagiarism Dectection System

Role : Project Member

Sponsor : UNIMAS                                                   

Allocation : RM10,000.00

Duration : June 2003 – May 2004                             

Status : Completed

Recent Publications

·          Editorial

:: Minoi J.L., Yeo A.W. and Abdelnour-Nocera J., 10th International Workshop on Internationalisation of Products and Systems Proceeding, 2011

Book chapter

:: Minoi J.L., and Gillies D.F. (2011), “Statistical Analysis of Facial Expression on 3D Face Shapes”, A book chapter for Assistive and Augmentive Communication for the Disabled: Intelligent Technologies for Communication, Learning and Teaching, IGI Global Publisher. ISBN13: 9781609605414

Journal paper

:: Ibrahim R. and Minoi J.L. (2005), “Usage of Information Technologies in Malaysian Businesses”, Journal of Information Technology Impact, Vol 5, No 1, pg 5-14 [2011 Impact Factor: 2.321*]


Conference papers

:: Minoi J.L., Thomaz C.E. and Gillies D.F. (2012), “Tensor-based Multivariate Statistical Discriminant Methods for Face Applications”, The International Conference on Statistics in Science, Business and Engineering 2012, Langkawi Malaysia (to be published)

:: Minoi J.L., Gillies D.F. and Jupit A.J.R. (2012), “Realistic Facial Expression Synthesis of 3D Human Face based on Real Data using Multivariate Tensor Methods”, The 20th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Visualisation and Computer Vision 2012, Plzen, Czech Republic (to be published)

:: Jupit, A.J.R., Minoi, J.L., Arnab, S. and Yeo, A.W. (2012). “Story-telling and Narrative Methods with Localised Content to Preserve Knowledge”. The 6th European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL), 4-5 October 2012, Cork, Ireland. (to be published)

:: Minoi, J.-L., Gillies, D.F., Arnab, S., Jupit, A.J.R. (2012). “Facial Expressions Reconstruction of 3D Faces based on Real Human Data”. IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Cybernetics (CYBERNETICSCOM 2012), Bali Indonesia. July 12-14 2012. (accepted and to be published)

:: Minoi J.L., Thomaz C.E. and Gillies D.F. (2011), “Synthesizing of 3D Face Shapes Using Tensor-based Multivariate Statistical Discriminant Analysis”, The International Conference on Informatics Engineering and Information Science, Malaysia, Series of Springer LNCS.

:: Minoi J.L., Siew S.T., Teh L.N., Chin S.S., Tai S., Raili M.S., FitzGerald K. (2011), “Remote Patient’s Health Monitoring System for Rural Population: Challenges and Opportunities”, The 3rd eBario Knowledge Fair, Malaysia.

:: Robert A.J., Minoi J.L., Arnab S. and Yeo A.W. (2011), “Cross-cultural Awareness in Game-based Learning using a TPACK Approach”, the 10th International Workshop on Internationalisation of Products and Systems, Malaysia.

:: Minoi J.L., and Gillies D.F. (2011), “Tensor-based Multivariate Statistical Model for 3D Face and Facial Expression Recognition”, 7th International Conference on IT in Asia, Malaysia.Best Paper Award.

:: Arnab S., Protopsaltis A., Minoi J.L. (2010), “Promoting cross-cultural awareness through exposure in Game-based Learning”, IEEE Learning Technology Newsletter (Special Issue on Game-Based Learning).

:: Minoi J.L., Amin, S.H., Thomaz C.E. and Gillies D.F. (2008), “Synthesizing Realistic Expressions in 3D Face Data Sets”, IEEE International Conference on Biometric: Theory, Applications and Systems, Washington D.C., 29 Sep – 1 Oct 2008.

:: Minoi J.L. and Gillies D.F. (2008), “Sub-tensor Decomposition for Expression Variant 3D Faces Recognition”, IEEE International Conference on Geometric Modeling and Imaging Proceeding, London, 9 – 11 July 2008.

:: Minoi J.L. and Gillies D.F. (2007), “3D Facial Expression Analysis and Deformation”, ACM Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualisation Proceeding, Vol 253, Tubingen Germany, July 2007.

:: Arnab S., Minoi J.L. and Phang E., (2004), “Digital Motion Data Analysis for Video Surveillance”, International Conference on Work with Computing Systems, Malaysia.

:: Minoi J.L., Arnab S., Phang E., Seah C.P., Ooi C.L., and Tan G.M. (2004), “Video Surveillance and Monitoring Motion Detection”, International Conference on Work with Computing Systems, Malaysia.

:: Minoi J.L., Green P., Arnab S., (2002), “Navigation Application with Mobile Telephony: Shortest-path”, Map Asia Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 7-9 August 2002.Best Application Paper.


Consultancy Work

:: Project Title: Connected Village – Need Analysis and Sustainability Project.

Role Consultant                                     

Sponsor: Maxis and MCMC                                               

Amount allocated: RM300,000.00

Duration: January 2013 - December 2013             

Current Status:  On-going

:: Project Title: Mobile Development Applications for Developers Workshop.

Role Consultant                                     

Sponsor: KTS Sarawak                                        

Amount allocated: RM10,000.00

Duration: February 2013 - June 2013                                

Current Status:  On-going

:: Project Title: Need Analysis, Feasibility and Impact on Mobile Innovation Village Project.

Role Consultant                                     

Sponsor: Ericsson (Malaysia) SHSB/B-AM2011/54               

Amount allocated: RM50,000.00

Duration: April 2011 - December 2011                              

Current Status:  Completed

:: May 2011 – November 2011: MCMC, Maxis and Ericsson (Malaysia)

Researcher on a Mobile Innovation Vehicle project. My work includes a participatory feasibility study on mobile health-care in rural areas. I am working with the technical team at the Centre of Broadband Community and the medical doctors at the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and the Sarawak General Hospital.

Other Responsibilities

:: Co-chair, 10th International Workshop on Internationalisation of Products and Systems, July 2011

:: Programme committee, 7th International Conference on IT in Asia, July 2011

:: Managing editor, Journal of Information Technology in Asia

:: Technical committee, Journal of Universal Computer Science


:: Head of Department for Multimedia Computing program 2004 – 2005


:: Multimodal Integration in a Map-based system using Temporal, Spatial and Deitic Relationship Approach by Mr Loh Chee Wyai 2011


:: The 7th International Conference for Information Technology in Asia, Kuching 2011

:: The IEEE International Conference on Statistics in Science, Business and Engineering 2012

Postgraduate Advisees for :

:: PhD student: Revelation Yoloye.

:: MSc students: Samuel Agianpuye, Pui Suk Ting, Tang Siong Lik, Azizul Azni Ahmad Zainuddin.



Best Paper (2011)

:: Minoi J.L. and Gillies D.F, “Tensor-based Multivariate Statistical Model for 3D Face and Facial Expression Recognition”, 7thInternational Conference on IT in Asia, Malaysia, 12-14 July 2011

:: Wellcome Trust Award postdoctoral research associate (2009-2010)Postdoctoral research associate position withProf. Adrian Bowman (Glasgow University,UK) and Prof. John Waddington (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin)

Highly Commended Research (2006)

:: Minoi J.L. and Gillies D.F., Statistical analysis of 3D facial expressions: landmark information maximization, Research Students’ Research Symposium Highly Commended prize winner by the Graduate School of Engineering and Physical Science (GSEPS) Imperial College London, 19 July 2006

Best Application Paper (2002)

:: Minoi J.L., Green P. and Arnab S., Navigation application with mobile telephony: shortest-path, Proceedings of Map Asia Conference, Thailand, 7 – 9 August 2002

Scholarship and student awards

:: Sarawak Foundation Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship Award 2005 – 2009

:: Public Service Department (PSD) Scholarship Award 2000 – 2001

:: Public Service Department (PSD) Scholarship Award 1997 – 1999



Jacey-Lynn Minoi