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Contact Info

Deputy Dean, Undergraduate


Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology,

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,

94300 Kota Samarahan,

Sarawak, Malaysia.



Phone                :  +6082583756

Fax                     :  +6082583764

Room Location  :   Admin Office, 3rd Floor, Block A.


Kartinah bt Hj Zen is a Senior Lecturer of Computer Science at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). She received her Masters of Computer Science in Computer Networking (MComp Sc (Networking)) from Universiti Malaya, Malaysia. In 2006 until 2010, she pursued her Ph.D in mobile sensor network in Edith Cowan University, Australia. Her research interest is in wireless sensor networks data transmission, especially at data link and network layer.  She is also a research fellow at the Centre of Excellence for Rural Informatics, and working on project in wireless sensor network.


:: Phd (Wireless Sensor Network) Edith Cowan University, Australia – 2010

:: M. Computer Science, University Malaya – 2002

:: B. Computer Science (Hons), University Malaya - 1996

Current Research Activities

·          List of Grants

:: An Energy-Aware Soft-Handoff Algorithm To Support Strong Mobility In Mobile Wireless Sensor Network (MWSN), FRGS 2013

:: Social Based Neighbor Selection Protocol for Data Dissemination in Opportunistic Networks.Edited By Ahmad Khushairy Makhtar, Hanafiah Yussof, Hayder Al-Assadi and Low Cheng Yee , FRGS 2013

:: Wireless Sensor Network for Precision Agriculture

:: Offline Internet System for Rural Network

:: Protocol Design to support high speed Mobile Sensor Network

:: Proposal of "An Offline Internet System to Provide ICT Facilities in Sarawak Rural Area" under CoERi

Recent Publications

·          :: Javed,M. Zen, K. Lenando, H.Zen,H. “Performance Evaluation of Beacon Enabled IEEE 802.15.4 MAC for Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks under NS-2,” 8th International Conference on IT in Asia (CITA 13), July 2013.


:: Javed,M. Zen, K. Lenando, H.Zen,H. “Fast Association Process (FAP) of Beacon Enabled for IEEE 802.15.4 in Strong Mobility, 8th International Conference on IT in Asia (CITA 13), July 2013

:: Mohd Zain, M.I.S. Zen, K. Mohammad Alias, S. Sahmat, S.L, Mohd Zamri, M.H. “UNIMAS Achievement In The Implementation Of The First Phase Of The National Higher Education Strategic Plan (PSPTN) 2007-2010, Bulletin of Higher Education, No.21, June 2013.

:: Jambli, M. N. Lenando, H. Zen, K. Mohamad Suhaili,S. Tully, A, “Transmission Power Control in Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks: Simulation-based Approach”, IET International Conference on Wireless Communications and Applications (ICWCA 2012), January 2012 page 95

:: Jambli, M. N. Lenando, H. Zen, K. Mohamad Suhaili,S. Tully, A, “Simulation Tools for Mobile Ad-hoc SensorNetworks: A State-of-the-Art Survey,” 2012 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies, pg 1-6

:: Jambli, M. N. Lenando, H. Zen, K. Mohamad Suhaili,S. Tully, A.,” The Effects of Transmission Power Control in Mobile Ad-Hoc Sensor Networks,” International Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors 2012 (IRIS 2012), Volume 41, 2012, Pages 1244–1252

:: Zen, K. Lenando, H.,Jambli, M. N. (2011). Load Balancing based on Nodes Distribution in Mobile Sensor Network,, In the proceedings of the Conference on IT in Asia 2011, Kuching, Sarawak

:: Labadin, J., Zen, K., Hossain, E. D., Chen, S. R. (2011). Paddy Yield Prediction Tool-A Proposal., In the proceedings of the 3rd eBario Knowledge Fair 2011, Bario Sarawak, Malaysia.

:: Lenando, H. Zen, K. Jambli, M. N. Thangaveloo, R. (2011). Forming a Social Structure in Mobile Opportunistic Networks, In the proceedings of the In Proceeding of 17th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC 2011), Sutera Harbour Resort, Sabah.

:: Jambli, M. N., Tully, A., Zen, K., Lenando, H. (2011). Performance Evaluation of AODV Routing Protocol for Mobile Wireless Sensor Network, In the proceedings of the In Proceeding of 7th International Conference on IT in Asia (CITA 2011), pg 123-128, Hilton Hotel, Sarawak, Malaysia.

:: Zen, K., Awang Iskandar, D.N., O.Linang (2011). Using Latent Semantic Analysis for Automated Grading Programming Assignments,, In the proceedings of the International Conference on Semantic Technology and Information Retrieval (STAIR) 2011. pg 82-83., UKM

:: Zen, K. Juan, S.F.S.Annuar, N.Lenando, H. (2011). An Offline Internet Services for Remote Villages in Bario: Framework and Challenges”. , In the proceedings of the eBario Knowledge Fair. Bario, Sarawak, Malaysia, Bario.

:: Zen K., Habibi D., Ahmad I., “Adaptive Coordinator Switching Scheme for Mobile Sensor Networks,” published in Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (AJEEE), 2011, Vol 8, No.3 , Pgs. 189-198.

:: Zen K., Habibi D., Ahmad I., Lenando H., “Load Balancing Scheme in Mobile Sensor Network”, IEEE Conference on Intelligent Network and Computing (ICINC 2010), Kuala Lumpur.

:: Zen K., Habibi D., Ahmad I., “An Efficient Coordinator Selection Scheme in Mobile Sensor Networks,” to be submitted to IEEE Transactions on Wireles Communications.

:: Zen K., Habibi D., Ahmad I., “A New Algorithm to Improve Mobile Sensor Node Connectivity Based on Link Quality Indicator,” in Proceedings of Technical Conference of IEEE (TENCON) 2009, pp: 1-6

:: Zen K., Habibi D., Ahmad I., “Improving Mobile Sensor Connectivity Time in the IEEE 802.15.4 Networks,” in Proceedings of Australiasian Telecommunications Networks and Applications (ATNAC) 2008, pp: 317-320.

:: Zen K., Habibi D., “Improving the IEEE 802.15.4 Re-association Process in Mobile Sensor Networks”, in Proceedings of the 7th IASTED International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (CSN 2008), 2008.

:: Zen, K., Habibi, D.  Rassau A., Ahmad I., “Performance Evaluation of IEEE 802.15.4 For Mobile Sensor Networks,” in Proceedings of the 5thWireless and Optical Communications Networks (WOCN 08), pp. 1-5, 2008.

Consultancy Work

Will be updated soon.

Other Responsibilities

      Administrative Responsibilities

:: Head of Institutional Programme Management Office  in Quality Assurance Department (QAD) UNIMAS 2013

:: Unit of Strategic Planning, Implementation and KPI, QAD 2013

:: Member of Postgraduate Committee of FCSIT, UNIMAS 2013

:: Member of Technical Committee of FCSIT, UNIMAS 2013

:: Ahli Jawantankuasa Majlis Anugerah Gemilang UNIMAS (MAGU) 2013

:: Pasukan Petugas Malaysia Research Assessment Instrument (MyRA) 2012, 2013

:: Urusetia Anugerah Inovasi Naib Canselor (AINC) 2012, 2013

:: Urusetia Hari Inovasi UNIMAS 2013

:: Penceramah Bengkel Sistem Performance Management System (PerforMS) 2013

:: Ahli Jawatankuasa Kecil Bengkel UNIMAS, UMK AKEPT, 2013

:: Urusetia Sumbangsaran Majlis Dekan UNIMAS 2013

:: Head of Publicity Committee in International Conference on IT in Asia (CITA) 2011

:: Internal Examiner MAIT Dissertation, 2012, 2013

:: Chairperson for Viva Voce session Master in IT by Research, 2011

Reviewer / Examiner

:: Reviewer in Conference of IT in Asia 2011, 2012, 2013

:: Reviewer of Journal  Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCM) 2011

:: Reviewer of Australia Journal of Electrical Electronic Engineering (AJEEE) 2013

:: Internal Examiner Master of Advanced Information Technology (MAIT) Dissertation

Professional Menbership

:: IEEE Membership 2013

:: Research Fellow Institut Informatik Sosial dan Inovasi Teknologi (ISITI)

Community Service

:: Pusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Sarawak (PPKS) Quality Council Meeting 2012, 2013


Postgraduate Advicees for:

PhD Student Supervisor :

:: Mujahid Tabassum : Wireless Sensor Network for Precision Agriculture; Jun 2011-

:: Muhamad Javed : Protocol Design To Support High Speed Mobile Sensor Network; Feb 2012-

:: Nurudeen Mohammad : Corona Energy Demand Driven Node Deployment Scheme in WSN ; Sept 2013-

PhD Student Co-Supervisor :

:: Yong Yueh Tiam : Efficient MAC Algorithm in WSN; 2012-

:: Mian Hammad Nazir : Efficient Protocols for Energy-Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN); Sept 2013-

MAIT Student Supervisor :

:: Mohd Khairun Nasir Sa’adi : Offline Internet System for Rural Network; 2012-2013 (completed)


·          Will be updated soon.


Kartinah Zen