Once again graduates from Fakulti Sains Komputer dan Matematik (FSKM), UiTM made the university very proud and honoured when two of them landed on excellent opportunities upon leaving the university. Recently, Nabilah Mohd Akhir and Farah Nabillah Mohamed Jizad, both graduates of Master of Data Science, from FSKM were appointed to join the newly-formed Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) department in Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) together with three graduates from USM, UNIMAS and UTM. This all-women team will continue MDEC’s constant drive to leverage on new technologies to bring relevant and market-driven products and services.
The announcement was made by Surina Shukri, CEO of MDEC on 9 March 2021, in conjunction of International Women’ Day. Surina was very pleased that MDEC continues to bridge the gender divide reflecting their commitment in ensuring a shared prosperity for all, in line with the visions of the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL). The appointment is a continuation of the Digital for Malaysia Associate Programme (DMAP) which provides opportunities for new graduates in the fields of digital technology, data science, and AI to gain digital work experience in these fields.
Farah Nabillah and Nabilah completed their studies successfully in August 2020 and March 2021 respectively. Realizing that there is a growing demand for data scientists, Farah and Nabilah were both motivated to pursue their masters in data science program. They now have developed some analytical and investigative knowledge and skills using data science tools and techniques, and understand the impact of data science upon modern processes and businesses which would be very helpful in their new endeavour in MDEC.
FSKM is committed to the university’s vision in providing frontier technology knowledge to bumiputra and the nation. Among the programs offered is the Master of Data Science, which was first offered in September 2017, and to date, the program has around 50 graduated students. Like Farah and Nabilah, students from the Masters in Data Science program were trained to transform a sea of data into actionable insights and solve vexing problems through modeling, statistics, analytics, and mathematics skills and help make objective decisions for organizations. The appointment proved that graduates from the Masters in Data Science have high employability prospects and with the full support from the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM), UiTM continue to lead the digital economy forward; centered on ensuring shared prosperity for the many and towards realizing Malaysia 5.0.