"YOU CAN CALL ME AZIZI"
U-ASSIST ONLINE: "The most important thing that have my concern is punctuality." said Dr. Azizi in short briefing with the staff. Dr. Azizi has been appointed as new U-Assist Director to replace Salehuddin Salim who is in charge of the new department with effect from 1st January 2018.
Dr. Azizi originally from Pasir Puteh, Kelantan formerly was the Deputy Dean of the Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Deputy Director at ITU-UUM CoE for ICT in Rural Development. He is also one of the technical committee members for a number of (inter)national projects such as the National Big Data Analytics Initiative, Digital Malaysia, National Agent and Multi-Agent Systems Task Force, Inter-Agencies Planning Group for 11th Malaysia Plan, National Bridging Digital Divide (BDD) Programmes, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation DOC Mobile Lab, and Kedah Transformation Lab. He received his Ph.D degree in Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Science from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in The Netherlands. His doctoral thesis work with Professor Dr. Jan Treur and Dr. Michel Klein used temporal dynamic models drawn from cognitive science and neurosciences domains to build a foundation for allowing cognitive robots, ambient agents and assistive technology to support people with cognitive disorders.
Prior to joining Universiti Utara Malaysia, he was the AIO researcher at Agent Systems Research Group, VU Amsterdam where he developed computational models for ambient agents to support individuals with unipolar depression. In addition, he was a research engineer at Artificial Intelligence System Development Laboratory (AISDEL), SIRIM Berhad where he designed smart algorithms for a port management system, an automated product scheduler, path-finding robots, and smart card applications. Furthermore, he was the principle software engineer for "Automated Personalized Management System for Diabetic Patients", an award winning project from B|Braun (M).