Rohana Embong

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  Location U2-65
  Academic Position Assoc. Prof.
  Qualification
  • MSc (Pure Math) UMIST, UMIST and The Victoria University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, 1997
  • BSc (Math) State University, Iowa, United States of America, 1987
  • Diploma Penterjemahan, Persatuan Penterjemahan Malaysia dan Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1992
  Teaching Experience
  • Assoc. Prof.: Since 11 November 2019
  • Senior Lecturer: 1 March 2009 - 10 November 2019
  • Lecturer: 2 January 1992 – 28 February 2009
  Subject Taught
  • Real Analysis
  • Algebraic Structures
  • Calculus I, II & III
  Administrative Experience
  • Coordinator; Strategic Planning, Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, UiTM; 1 March 2018 - 28 February 2020
  • Chairperson; Final Examination Committee, Mathematics Department, UiTM; 2016 
  • Coordinator; Pre-University Mathematical Program, Pusat Pendidikan Persediaan, ITM; 1992 – 1995
  • Resident Staff; Kolej Kediaman Seksyen 18, Shah Alam, 1993 – 1996
  Professional Membership
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), since 1 January 2017
  • Malaysian Mathematical Society (Persatuan Sains Matematik Malaysia, PERSAMA), since 1994, life membership
  • Persatuan Penterjemah Malaysia, 1992 – 1993
  • Alumni, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, since 2009
  Professional Activities/Contribution
  • Resource Person for Algebraic Structures Course (MAT652); 1 September 2014-31 August 2019
  • Chairperson for FSKM Strategic Planning Unit for Anugerah Kualiti Naib Cancelor 2018 (AKNC 2018)
  • Paper Reviewer for IEEE TENCON 2018, Jeju, South Korea, 28-31 November 2018 
  • Committee member of Anugerah Kualiti Naib Cancelor (AKNC 2017)
  • Chairperson of parallel session 5, The 1st International Conference on Applied & Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (ICoAIMS 2017), Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia, 9 August 2017
  Area of Interest
  • Medical image processing
  • Islamic financial
  Paper Presented
  • Hamidah Maidinsah, Rohana Embong, Eng Wat Kim, Nor Maizan & Rashidah Ismail. 2004. Motivasi Dalam Rekabentuk Buku Teks Matematik Tingkatan Satu: Dari Perspektif Pelajar. Pembentangan Poster. Seminar Kebangsaan Sains Matematik ke-12 (SKSM04), Selangor, Malaysia, 23-24 Disember 2004
  • Rohana Embong, Eng Wat Kim & Hamidah Maidinsah. 2005. Penilaian buku teks tingkatan satu di sekolah-sekolah bandar di Selangor: Aspek motivasi. Seminar Matematik, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, 28-29 Disember 2005
  • Rohana Embong. 2007. Haar wavelet transformation on time series data. Mathematics Colloquium, UiTM, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. 19 Januari 2007
  • Rohana Embong & Maizatul Akmar Nor Azmi. 2007. Denoising on Haar wavelet transformed time series data. Seminar Kebangsaan Sains Matematik ke-15 (SKSM07), Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, 5-7 Jun 2007
  • Hamidah Maidinsah, Rashidah Ismail, Eng Wat Kim, Nor Maizan Abd Aziz, & Rohana Embong. 2007. Faktor motivasi dalam rekabentuk buku teks matematik tingkatan satu di Selangor. Conference on Scientific & Social Research 2006/2007 (CSSR 06/07), Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, 3-4 July 2007
  • Rohana Embong. 2007. Detection and classification of microcalcification in mammography images using fuzzy-snake algorithm. Post-Graduate Colloquium, UiTM, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, 19 November 2007
  • Rohana Embong & Sharifah Sarimah Syed Abdullah. 2007. Denoising time series data using Haar wavelet packet transformation. The 3rd IMT-GT Regional Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and Applications (RCMSA07), Penang, Malaysia, 5-6 December 2007
  • Rohana Embong, Wan Eny Zarina Wan Abd Rahman, Tahir Ahmad & Arsmah Ibrahim. 2008. Mathematics role on breast cancer awareness in the society. Seminar Kebangsaan Matematik dan Masyarakat 2008 (SKMM08), Kuala Trengganu, Trengganu, Malaysia, 13-14 February 2008
  • Rohana Embong, Wan Eny Zarina Wan Abd Rahman, Tahir Ahmad & Arsmah Ibrahim. 2008. Mathematics role on breast cancer awareness in the society. Mathematics Colloquium, UiTM, Shah Alam, Malaysia, 7 March 2008
  • Rohana Embong. 2008. Image Segmentation of Mammography Images by Fuzzy C-means Clustering Algorithm. Post-Graduate Colloquium, UiTM, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, 28 May 2008
  • Rohana Embong, Wan Eny Zarina Wan Abd Rahman, Tahir Ahmad, Rozi Mahmud, Arsmah Ibrahim, Zainab Abu Bakar & Nurul Ain Ismail. 2008. Image Segmentation of Mammography Images Using Fuzzy C-means Clustering Algorithm. Seminar Kebangsaan Aplikasi Sains dan Matematik 2008 (SKASM08), Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia, 24-25 November 2008
  • Rohana Embong, Wan Eny Zarina Wan Abd Rahman & Tahir Ahmad. 2008. The Relation of Fuzzy Weight Exponent and Cluster Centre in Fuzzy C-means Clustering Algorithm for Mammography Images. National Seminar on Fuzzy Theory and Applications 2008 (NSFTA08), Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, 16 December 2008
  • Rohana Embong. 2009. Evaluation of Area of Breast Abnormality of Fuzzy C-means Clustering and Snake Algorithms Segmentized Images. Post-Graduate Colloquium, UiTM, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, 19 May 2009
  • Rohana Embong, Wan Eny Zarina Wan Abd Rahman, Tahir Ahmad, Rozi Mahmud, Arsmah Ibrahim, Zainab Abu Bakar & Md Saion Salikin. 2009. Pixel area validation of segmented malignant tumors in digital mammographic images. The 5th IMT-GT International Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and Their Applications (ICMSA09), Bukittinggi, West Sumatera, Indonesia, 9-11 June 2009
  • Rohana Embong, Nik Muhammad Faisal Bin Nik Ab Aziz, Abu Hanifah Bin Abd Karim & Muhamad Rafiq Bin Ibrahim.  Colour Application on Mammography Image Segmentation. The 1st International Conference on Applied & Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (ICoAIMS 2017), Kuantan, Pahang Malaysia, 8-10 August 2017
  • Rohana Embong, Siti Rohani Anuar, Noor Hazirah Ahmad Shukri & Nik Fathiah Nik Mohd Azlin Shah. Error Estimation Using Watershed Algorithm in Mammographic Images.  Simposium Kebangsaan Sains Matemetik ke-25 (SKSM 2017), Kuantan, Pahang Malaysia, 27-29 August 2017
  • Rohana Embong & Siti Rohani Anuar, Structuring Elements in the Watershed Algorithm for the Segmentation of Mammography Images.  IEEE TENCON 2018, Ramada Plaza Hotel, Jeju, South Korea, 28-31 November 2018
  • Rohana Embong, Mohamad Hiqal Sanuddin & Muhammad Shahhir Md Ali, Classification of Breast Cancer Based on the Area of the Primary Tumour.  2nd International Conference on Applied and Industrial Mathematics and Statistics 2019 (ICoAIMS 2019), The Zenith Hotel, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia, 23-25 July 2019
  Publication
  • Rohana Embong, Eng Wat Kim & Hamidah Maidinsah. 2005. Penilaian buku teks tingkatan satu di sekolah-sekolah bandar di Selangor: Aspek motivasi. Prosiding Seminar Matematik, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, 28-29 Disember 2005. ISBN: 983-43151-0-4: pp 51-59
  • Rohana Embong et al., . 2007. CALCULUS 1: Laboratory Manual in Maple. University Publication Centre (UPENA), UiTM. ISBN: 983-3644-39-2
  • Rohana Embong & Maizatul Akmar Nor Azmi. 2007. Denoising on Haar wavelet transformed time series data. Prosiding Seminar Kebangsaan Sains Matematik ke-15 (SKSM07), Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, 5-7 Jun 2007. UPENA. ISBN: 978-967-305-000-0
  • Hamidah Maidinsah, Rashidah Ismail, Eng Wat Kim, Nor Maizan Abd Aziz, & Rohana Embong. 2007. Faktor motivasi dalam rekabentuk buku teks matematik tingkatan satu di Selangor. Proceedings of the Conference on Scientific & Social Research 2006/2007 (CSSR 06/07), Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, 3-4 July 2007. UPENA. ISBN: 978-967-305-014-7
  • Rohana Embong & Sharifah Sarimah Syed Abdullah. 2007. Denoising time series data using Haar wavelet packet transformation. Proceedings of the 3rd IMT-GT Regional Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and Applications (RCMSA07), Penang, Malaysia, 5-6 December 2007. ISBN: 978-983-3986-25-5
  • Rohana Embong et al. (Rohana Bt Embong, Khadijah Bt Abdul Hamid, Nik Azhani Bt Nik Ibrahim, Norlaila Bt Juddin, Normah Binti Salim, Nurul Izzah Bt Othman, Roselah Bt Osman, Sayed Ahmad, S. A., Zaharah Bt Hamzah), . 2007. CALCULUS 1: Laboratory Manual in Maple. University Publication Centre (UPENA), UiTM. ISBN: 983-3644-39-2
  • Rohana Embong, Wan Eny Zarina Wan Abd Rahman, Tahir Ahmad & Arsmah Ibrahim. 2008. Mathematics role on breast cancer awareness in the society. Prosiding Seminar Kebangsaan Matematik dan Masyarakat 2008 (SKMM08), Kuala Trengganu, Trengganu, Malaysia, 13-14 February 2008: pp 288-295
  • Rohana Embong, Wan Eny Zarina Wan Abd Rahman, Tahir Ahmad, Rozi Mahmud, Arsmah Ibrahim, Zainab Abu Bakar & Nurul Ain Ismail. 2008. Image Segmentation of Mammography Images Using Fuzzy C-means Clustering Algorithm. Prosiding Seminar Kebangsaan Aplikasi Sains dan Matematik 2008 (SKASM08), Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia, 24-25 November 2008: pp 215-220
  • Rohana Embong, Wan Eny Zarina Wan Abd Rahman, Tahir Ahmad, Rozi Mahmud, Arsmah Ibrahim, Zainab Abu Bakar & Md Saion Salikin. 2009. Pixel area validation of segmented malignant tumors in digital mammographic images. Proceedings of The 5th IMT-GT International Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and Their Applications (ICMSA09), Bukittinggi, West Sumatera, Indonesia, 9-11 June 2009, ISBN 978-602-95343-0-6, pp499
  • Rohana Embong, Wan Eny Zarina W.Abd. Rahman, Tahir Ahmad, Rozi Mahmud, Arsmah Ibrahim, Zainab Abu Bakar, Md Saion Salikin & Abdul Kadir Jumaat. 2009. Boundary Segmentation of Tumor Regions Using Snake Algorithms in Digital Mammography Images. Proceedings of The 7th International Conference on Robotics, Vision, Signal Processing, & Power Applications (RoViSP 2009), Penang, Malaysia, 19-20 December 2009, ISBN 978-983-3986-52-1
  • Rohana Embong, Wan Eny Zarina W.A. Rahman & Tahir Ahmad, 2010, The Relation of Fuzzy Weight Exponent and Cluster Centre in Fuzzy C-means Clustering Algorithm for Mammography Images, In Fuzzy: From theory to applications, Eds. Daud Mohamad et al., University Publication Centre (UPENA) UiTM, ISBN: 978-967-305-490-9, pp 169-174
  • Abdul Kadir Jumaat, Siti Salmah Yasiran, Aminah Abdul Malek, Rohana Embong, Wan Eny Zarina Wan Abdul Rahman, Arsmah Ibrahim & Rozi Mahmud, 31 July 2013, S3RG1: Segmentation Platform for Mammography Image Analysis; Book: INOVASI DI PERSADA INSTITUSI PENGAJIAN TINGGI MALAYSIA 2011/2012, Ministry of Higher Education, National Library of Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-0334-59-2
  • R Embong, N M Nik Ab. Aziz, A H Abd Karim and M R Ibrahim, 2017, Colour application on mammography image segmentation. IOP Conf. Series: Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 890 (2017) 012066, Online ISSN: 1742-6596; Printed ISSN: 1742-6588 doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/890/1/012066
  • Rohana Embong & Siti Rohani Anuar, published 2019, Structuring elements in the watershed algorithm for the segmentation of mammography images, IEEE Xplore, TENCON 2018 - Region 10 Conference, doi: 10.1109/TENCON.2018.8650121
  • R Embong, M H Sanuddin, M M Ali, 2019, Staging of breast cancer based on the area of the primary tumour. In Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Vol. 1366, No. 1, p. 012087).  IOP Publishing. Doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/1366/1/012087
  Research Project/Grant Grant:
  • Kesan rekabentuk buku teks matematik tingkatan satu terhadap tahap motivasi pelajar tingkatan satu di sekolah-sekolah bandar di Selangor. RM10,000. (Member). UiTM (IRDC): 600-IRDC/SSP.5/3/956, January 2004 – May 2005
  • Graphic user interface application of mammography image segmentation for breast cancer detection. RM10,000. (Member) UiTM (Dana Kecemerlangan): 600-IRDC/ST/DANA 5/3/Dst(62/2008), 1 July 2008 – 1 July 2009
  • Fuzzy clustering algorithm on mammographic image segmentation. RM61,000. (Member) MHE (Fundamental Research Grant): 600-MI/ST/FRGS 5/3/Fst (24/2008), 1 November 2008 – 30 October 2010
  • Mathematical modelling of palmprint region of interest (ROI) for reliable identification segmentation process. RM20,000. (Member) UiTM (LESTARI): 600-IRMI/DANA 5/3/LESTARI (0126/2016), 1 September 2016 - 31 August 2018
  • Application of different colours on gray scale mammographic images for accurate and efficient segmentation process. RM20,000. (Lead Researcher) UiTM (LESTARI): 600-IRMI/DANA 5/3/LESTARI (0128/2016), 1 September 2016 - 31 August 2018
  Supervisions

MSc Dissertation:

  • Dayangku Nur Faizah Bt Pengiran Mohamad. September 2016 -  July 2017. An improved seed-based region growing algorithm for the segmentation of mammography images.
  • Siti Rohani Bt Anuar. March 2017 - January 2018. The performance of different shapes of structuring element in the watershed algorithm for mammography images.
  • Wan Natasha Bt Wan Hussin. March 2018 - January 2019. (Co-supervisor). Effects of selective harvesting and time delay on the stability of the critical points from the generalized Gause type predator-prey fishery models.
  • Nur Athirah Bt Mazlan. March 2018 - August 2019. Improved image segmentation method of the watershed algorithm for mammogram images using different shapes and sizes of structuring elements.
  • Nurul Nadiah Bt Rosli. September 2019 - ongoing. Colour mapping with improved fast and robust fuzzy C-means algorithm in the segmentation of granulation tissues in diabetic foot ulcer images.
  • Hanis Sofia Bt Mohd Rodi. March 2020 - ongoing. Space optimization in Covid-19 environment.

BSc Final Year Project:

  • Nurulhuda Bt Abd Manaf. December 2005 - April 2006. (Co-supervisor). Determining tender evaluation for Permodalan Nasional Berhad using APPLET.
  • Dayang Zakiah Bt Abang Sharbini. July 2005 - April 2006. (Co-supervisor). Population dynamics in Sarawak: Comparison between rural and urban.
  • Maizatul Akhmar Bt Norazmi. December 2005 - November 2006. Denoising time series using Haar wavelet transformation.
  • Nor Zaihan Bt Zakaria. January 2007 - April 2007. E-math for e-learning: Calculus 1 MAT183.
  • Sharifah Sarimah Bt Syed Abdullah. July 2006 - April 2007. Haar wavelet with lifting scheme on time series information.
  • Maimun Bt Abdullah. January 2007 - October 2007. Image segmentation by fuzzy c-means algorithm.
  • Nurul Ain Bt Ismail. July 2007 - April 2008. Fuzzy C-means image clustering.
  • Abdul Kadir Bin Jumaat. July 2007 - April 2008. Comparison of GVF snake and balloon model in the segmentation of breast abnormality in mammographic images.
  • Wan Mohd Nazri Bin Wan Mustaffa. January 2008 - October 2008. Image segmentation by using FCM clustering in mammographic images.
  • Nuril Zahara Bt Md Zin. July 2008 - April 2009. Segmentation of mammographic images using snake algorithms.
  • Norhidayah Bt Samat. July 2008 - April 2009. (Co-supervisor). Comparison on different types of noise removal and image enhancement methods for mammographic images.
  • Mohd Ridhwan Bin Zulkifli. January 2009 - October 2009. Identifying breast abnormality region based pixel values in mammographic images. 
  • Azwani Bt Aziz. July 2009 - April 2010. Cluster validity of FCM by the partition coefficient and the partition entropy.
  • Nor Azrin Bt Ahmad Mustaffa. July 2009 - April 2010. Cluster validity of FCM by the proportion exponent, and the separation and compactness.
  • Nur Izzah bt Ab Ghani. January 1020 - November 2010. Feature extractions for breast density in mammographic images.
  • Azizah Bt Nordin. January 2010 - November 2010. Segmentation of breast density in mammographic images.
  • Nurshahida Bt Roslan & Norshamsidah Bt Abdul Ghafar. June 2010 - May 2011. Comparison of kernel parameters in SVM algorithm.
  • Nur Dalila Bt Mahadi, Nur Suhaida Aznidar Bt Ismail & Nurul Huda Bt Roslee. September 2012 - July 2013. Fuzzy set theory and the segmentation of mammography images using fuzzy algorithm.
  • Abu Hanifah Bin Abd Karim, Nik Muhammad Faisal Bin Nik Ab Aziz & Muhamad Rafiq Bin Ibrahim. September 2014 - July 2015. Colour application on gray scale mammographic image segmentation.
  • Nik Fathiah Bt Nik Mohd Azlin shah, Noor Hazirah Bt Ahmad Shukri & Siti Rohani Bt Anuar. September 2015 - July 2016. Error estimation in mammographic images using watershed algorithm.
  • Mohamad Hiqal Bin Sanuddin & Muhammad Shahhir bin Md Ali. September 2017 - July 2018. Staging of breast cancer based on the pixel area of the tumour region.
  • Intan Nuraini Bt Ahmad & Anis Hidayah Bt Sabri. March 2019 - December 2019. Selection of Malaysian public universities based on the degree program in Mathematics using fuzzy technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solutions (TOPSIS).

BSc Industrial Training:

  • Mazeedah Bt Haji Md Zin. December 2005 – April 2006. Determining Process Time for Car Loan Application Using ARENA.
  • Umi Kalsom Bt Ibrahim. December 2005 – April 2006. Determining Uruf Zakat of Gold in Negeri Sembilan.
  • Maswati Bt Suffian. July 2006 – November 2006. Determining Tender Evaluation at Malaysia Airports Berhad Using Fuzzy Logic.
  • Muhammad Hafiz Bin Abdul Aziz. July 2006 – November 2006. Simulation of Tender Application to Identify Process Time.
  • Nor Eleena Bt Yusoff. July 2007 – October 2007. Plant metabolite profiling.
  • Mohd Roszailan Bin Mohamad. September 2011 - January 2012. Multitasking job experience at Cannon Opto (M) Sdn Bhd.
  • Noor Nasyitah Anis Bt Abd Rashid. September 2014 - January 2015. 27 Legacy Tiedye, No 43, Jalan Bukit Midah, Taman Midah, 56000 Kuala Lumpur.
  • Nor Amnah Bt Mohd Nazar. September 2014 - January 2015. Siti Rokayah Management Services, 2-2-2 Jalan 20C/146, Taman Desa Tasik, Sungai Besi, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.
  • Noor Fazlina Bt Abd Rahman. March 2015 - June 2015. Microcorp Technology Sdn Bhd, B3-G-22 Wisma Microcorp, Jalan Pinggiran 1/3, Taman Pinggiran Putra, 433000 Seri Kembangan, Selangor.
  • Rosnira Bt Saleh. March 2015 - June 2015. Microcorp Technology Sdn Bhd, B3-G-22 Wisma Microcorp, Jalan Pinggiran 1/3, Taman Pinggiran Putra, 433000 Seri Kembangan, Selangor.
  • Nadhirah Syuhada Bt Noor Rahin. September 2015 - December 2015. T-Systems Malaysia Sdn Bhd, 2340 Century Square, Jalan Usahawan, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor.
  • Mazliana Bt Abd Malek. September 2016 - December 2016. eGP Tech Sdn Bhd, 71-2 Jalan Puteri 5/7, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor.
  • Siti Khairah Bt Khamis. September 2017 - January 2018. Interlink Impact Holding Sdn Bhd, No 18 Business Park, Jalan Keluli 7/109, Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor.
  • Mohamad Hiqal Bin Sanuddin. September 2018 - January 2019. Pejabat Daerah & Tanah Sabak Bernam, Kompleks Pejabat Daerah Sabak Bernam, 45300 Sungai Besar, Selangor.
  • Jazilah Ayu Bt Aliman. March 2019 - June 2019. Bank Simpanan Nasional, Wisma BSN Johor, No 2, Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor.
  • Nur Fadhilah Bt Samsuddin. September 2019 - December 2019. Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd, Depot Sungai Buloh, Lot 488 Jalan Batu 3 Sungai Buloh, Seksyen U4, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor.
  • Hanis Syahirah Bt Mayuddin. March 2020 - June 2020. Majlis Perbandaran Kuala Kangsar, Wisma MPKK, Jalan Taiping, 33000 Kuala Kangsar, Perak.
  • Nur Shahira Bt Zaini. March 2020 - June 2020. Achik Sdn Bhd, No 218, 219 & 220, Jalan Negara 2, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur. 
  Research Award
  • Best Presenter award for social science at the Conference on Scientific & Social Research (CSSR) 2007
  • Best Research Abstract at Hari Bertemu Pelanggan IRDC UiTM 2008
  • Bronze medal (Innovation) at The Invention, Innovation and Designs (IID) UiTM 2009
  • Bronze medal (Innovation) at The Invention, Innovation and Designs (IID) UiTM 2009
  • Bronze medal (Innovation) at The Inventiion, Innovation and Designs (IIDSe) UiTM 2010 Special Edition
  • Bronze medal at The International Conference and Exposition on Inventions of Institutions of Higher Learning (PENCIPTA 2011)
  • Bronze medal at The 23rd International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2012)
  • Silver medal at UMP TVET Exposition 2017
  • Silver medal at FSKM Innovation Competition 2018
  • Gold medal at The Invention, Innovation & Design Exposition (IIDEX) UiTM 2018