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Contact Info

Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology,

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,

94300 Kota Samarahan,

Sarawak, Malaysia.



Phone                :  +6082583728

Faks                   :  +6082583764

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



Mohammad b. Hossin was born in Sarawak, Malaysia on June 1978. He received his first degree in Information Technology from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia in 2000. In March, 2001, he joined the Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, UNIMAS as a tutor. Then, he continued his study at the University of Essex, United Kingdom in 2002, and received his second degree MSc. in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence and Agents) in 2003. In November, 2003, he joined back UNIMAS as a full-time lecturer. After seven years in UNIMAS, then he pursued his study at the doctoral level, at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and graduated in 2012. In April, 2014, he officially joined Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, UNIMAS.



His main research interest is on Data Mining Optimization using nature-inspired algorithms and applies to commercial data (eg. medical data, financial data, educational data and psychological data). As now, his current research focuses on evaluation problem in data classification problems. This study focuses on modifying the current performance metric that apply to search and select the optimal solution based on sampling classifiers such Genetic Algorithm, Learning Vector Quantization and Monte Carlo Sampling classifier.



In addition, he also interested on mining the massive commercial data. The focus of this study is more towards feature selection and extracting knowledge from massive data. As massive data are not always better data, therefore, finding a better preprocessing technique and robust data mining algorithms are become critical. Through a suitable preprocessing technique and robust data mining algorithm the time taken to analyze massive raw data and mining process can be reduced and simultaneously increase the performance of data mining algorithm. Through the above mentioned modifications, he believes a better development of decision support systems and data mining tools could be produced to assist human in their decision making.



Apart of Data Mining Optimization, he also interested on designing and constructing a knowledge model for crowdsourcing disaster management in Malaysia. Crowdsourcing is a method that collects the information and utilizes the data received from volunteers (human users) to provide critically lacking or complementary information during disaster response. This method is basically in line with the requirements of disaster preparedness. Through a better knowledge model, a better crowdsourcing disaster management system could be built to help public and disaster management agencies being prepared before the disaster take place.



:: PhD in Intelligent Computing, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia

:: MSc in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence and Agents), University of Essex, United Kingdom

:: B.IT (Hons), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia

Current Research Activities

·     :: Principal researcher, FRGS 2014. The Modified Data Classification Version of Bacterial Foraging Swarm Optimization Algorithm (Approved and In Progress)

:: Co-researcher, RACE--MOSTI, 2012. A novel filter module for mining DNA motif patterns. (Approved and In Progress)


Recent Publications

·     Refereed Journal

:: Hossin, M., Sulaiman, M.N., Mustapha, A., Mustapha, N. & Rahmat, R.W. (2011). OAERP: a BetterMeasure than Accuracy in Discriminating a Better Solution for Stochastic Classification Training. Journal of Artificial Intelligence4(3), pp. 187-196. doi: 10.3923/jai.2011.187.196 (Indexed by SCOPUS)

:: Hossin, M., Sulaiman, M.N., Mustapha, A., & Mustapha, N. (2011). A Novel Performance Metric forBuilding an           Optimized Classifier. Journal of Computer Science, 7 (4), pp. 582-509. doi: 10.3844/jcssp.2011.582.590 (Indexed by SCOPUS)

Refereed International Proceedings


:: Hossin, M., Sulaiman, M.N., Mustapha, A., Mustapha, N., & Rahmat, R.W. (2011). A Hybrid Evaluation Metric for       Optimizing Classifier. In Proceedings of the 2011 3rd Conference on Data Mining and Optimization, Putrajaya, Malaysia, pp.165-170. doi: 10.1109/DMO.2011.5976522 (Indexed by IEEE)


:: Hossin, M., Sulaiman, M.N., Mustapha, N., & Rahmat, R.W. (2011). Improving Accuracy Metric with Precision and Recall Metrics for Optimizing Stochastic Classifier. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computing and Informatics, Bandung, Indonesia, pp. 105-110.

Refereed National Proceedings


:: Hossin, M., Sulaiman, M.N., Mustapha, N., & Rahmat, R.W. (2010). Improved Version of Monte Carlo Algorithm. In   Book of Abstracts of The 1st National Doctoral Seminar on Artificial Intelligence Technology, Universiti         Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia. pp.12-17


:: Mohammad H., (2007). Isu-isu Keselamatan dan Privasi dalam e-Kaunseling:  Sorotan Literatur.  Prosiding   Konvensyen Isu-Isu Masyarakat 2007, Kompleks Pelancongan Sarawak.


:: Mohammad H., & Kartini A.G., (2005).  Pengenalan Kepada Teknologi Sistem Pakar dalam Bidang Kaunseling. Prosiding Persidangan Kaunseling 2005, (CD-ROM) UNIMAS.



:: Hossin, M. (2012). Hybrid Performance Measures and Mixed Evaluation Method for Data Classification Problems.       Unpublished Doctoral thesis, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

:: Mohammad H., (2003). A Comparison between Simulated Annealing and Ant Colony Optmisation for Several Combinatorial Optimisation Problems.  Unpublished Master thesis, University of Essex, UK.

Consultancy Work

Project member: Vehicle Maintenance Research – Ministry of Trade and Consumer Affair, RM92,000.00 (Completed 2006).


Project member: Single mother web database system-Ministry of Social Development and Urbanisation, Kuching, Sarawak, RM20,000.00 (Completed 2004).

Other Responsibilities

      Aug 2013 – now               Coordinator,Entrepreneurship Development Unit, Student Development Center, UNIMAS


Aug 2012 – Aug 2014        Member of Visitor Board for Rumah Kanak-kanak, Kuching, Sarawak

                                       Deputy Secretary, Community Service Project at Rumah Kanak-kanak Kuching, Sarawak


Apr – Dec 2014                Facilitator for Program Memaksima Kebolehpasaran Graduan UNIMAS


Aug 2012–Aug 2013         Technical Committee for the International Conference of Cognitive Science 2013

                                      Head(Workshop Unit) Pre-conference, International Conference of Cognitive Science '13


Jul 2013–Aug 2013           Conference paper reviewer for the International Conference of Cognitive Science '13                                         


2006 – 2008                    Program Coordinator for Program of Cognitive Science


Postgraduate Advicees for:


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·         2012                 MIMOS Prestigious Awards

2008                 Scholarship from Minister of Higher Education.

                        Skim Latihan Akademik IPT (SLAI)

2002                 Scholarship from Minister of Higher Education

                        Skim Latihan Akademik Bumiputera (SLAB)

1997                 Scholarship from Yayasan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Sarawak



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