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10 Nov: The real CSI
Sunway campus staff and students were privy to the role of forensic psychology in court cases by University of Auckland’s Professor Glynn Owens.
At the invitation of the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Prof Owens, who regularly testifies as an expert witness on behalf of the prosecution or the defence in criminal matters, explained the changing face of forensic psychology in “Application of Scientific Matters within the Justice System”.
“There is a major effort underway to see what we can rely on and what we can’t. In New Zealand, we are looking at the reliability of bloodstain analysis,” he said.
Around the world, he added, research was ongoing on the reliability of eyewitness testimony and fingerprint analysis.
“On tv, actors can catch a criminal from a really clear fingerprint. In real life, although each individual fingerprint is unique, picking up a fingerprint is a very messy process.”
28 July : Prestigious symposium a stepping stone for David Hong
David Hong Jer Lang from the School of IT was among the privileged few who attended the Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) held in Switzerland on March 21.
The journey was made possible after Hong won the prestigious Student Travel Award to attend the conference organised by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Hong has since presented in over 10 conferences and had his PhD paper published in the Elsevier. Recently, he was nominated to be listed in Who's Who in the World for the 2011 edition.
28 July : Advisory panel to keep School of Business in top form
The School of Business has formed an advisory board made up of industry captains whose primary goal is to provide professional advise on academic and administrative development of courses, recruitment and funding, among other core initiatives.
he School of Business has formed an advisory board made up of industry captains whose primary goal is to provide professional advise on academic and administrative development of courses, recruitment and funding, among other core initiatives.
Issues discussed at its recent first meeting included a possible collaboration with Bursa Malaysia and the Securities Commision on external research funding.
18 August : Possible research collaborations with UK university
Prof Janet Eyre, Professor of Paediatric Neuroscience from University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, recently visited Monash University Sunway campus to explore possible research collaborations.
An existing memorandum of understanding would allow the two universities to collaborate in research on shared areas of strengths, she said.