Dr Ian K T Tan

Senior Lecturer
Industry Engagement Coordinator
School of IT

ian.tan1@monash.edu
+603 5514 4433
Room 2-4-43
ORCID

Personal statement

Ian Tan is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Information Technology, Monash University Malaysia and serves on the Advisory Board of Teradata University Network. Prior to his academic appointments, he worked in various roles that provided him with a wide perspective of the technology industry, from microprocessor manufacturing, enterprise servers and storage solutions, broadcasting solutions, software development and telecommunications systems.

His current area of research is in multimedia analytics; ranging from plantation image analytics, information retrieval and Internet of Things (IoT) analytics.  He also has interest in the underlying technology of BlockChain. He is currently active in Palm Fruit Ripeness Classification (image analytics), Article Grading using SVM with feature engineering (text analytics), Recommender Systems (data analytics) and dynamic re-adjustment of difficulty for blockchain (BlockChain).

Ian holds a Ph.D. (I.T) from Multimedia University, an M.Sc. (Parallel Computers and Computation) from University of Warwick and a B.Eng. A.C.G.I. (Information Systems Engineering) from Imperial College London.

Academic degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology, Multimedia University Malaysia, 2016
  • Master of Science (Parallel Computers and Computation), University of Warwick, UK, 1993
  • Degree in Information Systems Engineering, Imperial College London, UL, 1992

Research interests

I have a broad-based research interest in the area of analytics and distributed and parallel systems. For the analytics research, I would be keen if they are directly applicable to the industry and if there is an industry partner. The partner can either be a for profit organization or preferably one that provides some form of social service. For the distributed and parallel systems, my interest would be on the underlying algorithms or methods. Generally, they will be performance based improvements and has a clear measurement metrics. In summary, my interests are in

Applied Analytics

  • Text Analytics with NLP Pre-processing
  • Image Processing
  • Data Analytics for Churn, Segmentation and Propensity

OS and Network scheduling

BlockChain algorithm improvements

Research projects

Title: Automatic Grading of English Essays

Using a Kaggle Dataset of pre-labelled English articles, this project aims to enhance an SVM based automatic grading of English articles using a set of experts derived scoring system, in other words a hybrid machine learning and rule-based scoring system to automatically grade articles.  The final project is expected to be launched online as a service and further collect data to enhance the machine learning component.

Title: Palm Kernel Ripeness Classification using Spikiness and Empty Socket Features

This project aims to feature engineer the spikiness of the palm fruit bunch through edge detection and empty fruit kernel socket detection through shape detection.  Through these additional features, the accuracy of automatically classifying the ripeness of the palm fruit bunch can be improved. This project works with actual image data from an oil palm plantation.

Journal

Hassan, Md Mahedi; Tan, Ian K.T.; Selvaretnam, Bhawani; Poo, Kuan Hoong (2019) SINR-based conversion and prediction approach for handover performance evaluation of video communication in Proxy Mobile IPv6, Computers and Electrical Engineering, (164-183), Volume: 74, Issue Number: 00457906, 10.1016/j.compeleceng.2019.01.008

Tan, Ian K.T.; Yaik, Ooi Boon; Sheng, Ooi Boon (2016) Predicting shopper volume using ARIMA on public Wi-Fi signals, Information (Japan), (3295-3300), Volume: 19, Issue Number: 13434500, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84994000497&origin=resultslist

Yaik, Ooi Boon; Wai, Kong Zan; Tan, Ian K.T.; Sheng, Ooi Boon (2016) Measuring the accuracy of crowd counting using Wi-Fi probe-request-frame counting technique, Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering, (79-81), Volume: 8, Issue Number: 21801843, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84984820134&origin=resultslist

Yang, Lim Cheng; Selvaretnam, Bhawani; Hoong, Poo Kuan; Tan, Ian K.T.; Howg, Ewe Kok; Kar, Lau Heng (2016) Exploration of road traffic tweets for congestion monitoring, Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering, (141-145), Volume: 8, Issue Number: 21801843, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84984848398&origin=resultslist

Hoong, Poo Kuan; Tan, Ian K.T.; Weng, Chai Kai (2015) A comparison of people counting techniques via video scene analysis, ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, (18123-18129), Volume: 10, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84953426299&origin=resultslist

Yong Goh, Chin; Shyong Yeo, Hui; Lim, Hyotaek; Kuan Hoong, Poo; Lim, Jay W.Y.; Tan, Ian K.T. (2013) A comparative study of tree-based and mesh-based overlay P2P media streaming, International Journal of Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering, (97-105), Volume: 8, Issue Number: 19750080, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84881040112&origin=resultslist

Tan, Ian K.T.; Chai, Ian; Hoong, Poo Kuan (2013) Dynamic threshold for imbalance assessment on load balancing for multicore systems, Computers and Electrical Engineering, (338-348), Volume: 39, Issue Number: 00457906, 10.1016/j.compeleceng.2012.10.013

Book

Chin, Zi Hau; Yap, Timothy Tzen Vun; Tan, Ian K.T. (2020) On the trade-offs of Proof-of-Work algorithms in blockchains, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, (575-584), Volume: 603, Issue Number: 18761100, 10.1007/978-981-15-0058-9_55

Cheong, Clarence Weihan; Lim, Ryan Woei Sheng; See, John; Wong, Lai Kuan; Tan, Ian K.T.; Aris, Azrin (2018) Vehicle semantics extraction and retrieval for long-term carpark video surveillance, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), (315-326), Volume: 10705 LNCS, Issue Number: 03029743, 10.1007/978-3-319-73600-6_27

Tan, Ian K.T.; Poo, Kuan Hoong; Yap, Chin Hong (2015) Towards auto-extracting car park structures: Image processing approach on low powered devices, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), (315-325), Volume: 9429, Issue Number: 03029743, 10.1007/978-3-319-25939-0_28

Tan, Ian K.T.; Hoong, Poo Kuan; Hong, Chee Ken; Wen, Low Zhi (2014) Towards the implementation of an ubiquitous car park availability detection system, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, (864-884), Volume: 301, Issue Number: 18761100, 10.1007/978-94-017-8798-7_96

Ooi, Boon Yaik; Wong, Chee Siang; Tan, Ian Kt; Lee, Chee Keong (2014) Towards natural gestures for presentation control using microsoft kinect, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), (258-261), Volume: 8879, Issue Number: 03029743, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84910128344&origin=resultslist

Conference

Cheong, Clarence Weihan; Lim, Ryan Woei Sheng; See, John; Wong, Lai Kuan; Tan, Ian K.T. (2019) Efficient semantic-based vehicle retrieval in long-term car park videos, Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops, ICMEW 2019, (138-143), 10.1109/ICMEW.2019.00-97

Yang, Lim Cheng; Tan, Ian K.T.; Selvaretnam, Bhawani; Howg, Ewe Kok; Kar, Lau Heng (2019) Text: Traffic entity extraction from twitter, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, (53-59), 10.1145/3330530.3330547

Ming, Low Jia; Tan, Ian K.T.; Hoong, Poo Kuan (2017) Classifying drivers using electronic logging devices, 2017 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology, ICoIC7 2017, 10.1109/ICoICT.2017.8074705

Lim, Ryan Woei Sheng; Cheong, Clarence Weihan; See, John; Tan, Ian K.T.; Wong, Lai Kuan; Khor, Huai Qian (2017) On vehicle state tracking for long-Term carpark video surveillance, Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications, ICSIPA 2017, (368-373), 10.1109/ICSIPA.2017.8120638

Yean, Choo Jiun; Yee, Ting Choo; Tan, Ian K.T. (2014) Relative trust management model for twitter: An analytic hierarchy process approach, IET Seminar Digest, Volume: 2014, 10.1049/cp.2014.1424

Hoong, Poo Kuan; Shyang, Ong Yen; Tan, Ian K.T. (2013) Red-black tree architecture for P2P media streaming, IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON, Issue Number: 21593442, 10.1109/TENCON.2013.6719004

Beikverdi, Alireza; Tan, Ian K.T. (2012) Improved look-ahead re-synchronization window for HMAC-Based One-Time Password, IET Conference Publications, Volume: 2012, 10.1049/cp.2012.2111

Hoong, Poo Kuan; Tan, Ian K.T.; Chien, Ong Kok; Ting, Choo Yee (2012) Road traffic prediction using Bayesian networks, IET Conference Publications, Volume: 2012, 10.1049/cp.2012.2098

Lim, Jay W.Y.; Hoong, Poo Kuan; Yeoh, Eng Thiam; Tan, Ian K.T. (2011) Performance analysis of parallel computing in a distributed overlay network, IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON, (1404-1408), 10.1109/TENCON.2011.6129040

Chee, Y. K.; Lim, Jay W.Y.; Lau, K. W.; Tan, Ian K.T.; Hoong, Poo Kuan (2011) A scalable approach to real-time Multiplayer Online in-game advertisement via Peer-to-Peer, 2011 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Communication Software and Networks, ICCSN 2011, (242-246), 10.1109/ICCSN.2011.6013584

Hoong, Ng Kar; Hoong, Poo Kuan; Tan, Ian K.T.; Muthuvelu, Nithiapidary; Seng, Lee Ching (2011) Impact of utilizing forecasted network traffic for data transfers, International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology, ICACT, (1199-1204), Issue Number: 17389445, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-79955682883&origin=resultslist

Tan, Ian K.T.; Hoong, Poo Kuan; Keong, Chee Yik (2010) Towards forecasting low network traffic for software patch downloads: An ARMA model forecast using CRONOS, 2nd International Conference on Computer and Network Technology, ICCNT 2010, (88-92), 10.1109/ICCNT.2010.35

Tan, Ian K.T.; Chai, Ian; Hoong, Poo Kuan (2010) Pthreads performance characteristics on shared cache CMP, private cache CMP and SMP, 2010 2nd International Conference on Computer Engineering and Applications, ICCEA 2010, (186-191), Volume: 1, 10.1109/ICCEA.2010.44

Yaacob, Asrul H.; Tan, Ian K.T.; Chien, Su Fong; Tan, Hon Khi (2010) ARIMA based network anomaly detection, 2nd International Conference on Communication Software and Networks, ICCSN 2010, (205-209), 10.1109/ICCSN.2010.55

Lee, Chee Keong; Tan, Ian K.T. (2010) RETRACTED ARTICLE: Efficient sub-optimal earliest deadline with local search job shop scheduling algorithm, ICAMS 2010 - Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Management Science, (484-488), Volume: 2, 10.1109/ICAMS.2010.5552968

Wong, C. S.; Tan, I. K.T.; Kumari, R. D.; Kalaiyappan, K. P. (2009) Iterative performance bounding for greedy-threaded process, IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON, 10.1109/TENCON.2009.5396124

Lam, Jun Wei; Tan, Ian; Ong, Boon Leong; Tan, Chang Kian (2009) Effective operating system scheduling domain hierarchy for core-cache awareness, IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON, 10.1109/TENCON.2009.5395800

Ghobadi, Alireza; Eswaran, C.; Muthuvelu, Nithiapidary; Tan, Ian K.T.; Kee, Yong Lee (2009) An adaptive wrapper algorithm for file transfer applications to support optimal large file transfers, International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology, ICACT, (315-320), Volume: 1, Issue Number: 17389445, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-67649890829&origin=resultslist

Wong, C. S.; Tan, I. K.T.; Kumari, R. D.; Lam, J. W.; Fun, W. (2008) Fairness and interactive performance of O(1) and CFS Linux kernel schedulers, Proceedings - International Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim, Volume: 3, 10.1109/ITSIM.2008.4631872

Tan, Ian K.T.; Wong, C. S.; Lam, J. W.; Kumari, Rosalind D. (2008) Measuring operating systems' task fairness for cpu resource scheduling, Proceedings of the 4th IASTED International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Technology, ACST 2008, (79-84), https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-62649139573&origin=resultslist

Wong, Chee Siang; Tan, Ian; Kumari, Rosalind Deena; Wey, Fun (2008) Towards achieving fairness in the Linux scheduler, Operating Systems Review (ACM), (34-43), Volume: 42, Issue Number: 01635980, 10.1145/1400097.1400102

Local grants

  • Research, Development and Validation of Visual Cloud Systems Analytics Framework for Internet of Things Applications, See J.S.Y., Tan I.K.T., Wong L.K., Ho C.K., Ling T.C., Chan C.S., Liew C.S., Su M.T., Belaton B., Gan K.H., Chan H.Y., Mahinderjit M., Sumari P., Wong L.P., Kwong K.S., 2018 – 2021, Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST)
  • Learning Approaches with the Reparameterization of Proof-of-Work Protocols for BlockChain Consensus, Yap T.T.V., Ho C.C., Tong H.L., Ng H., Goh V.T., Tan I.K.T., 2018 - 2020, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
  • Context Aware Road Traffic Speech Information System from Social Media, Tan I.K.T., Poo K.H., Selvaretnam B., 2015 - 2017, Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST)
  • Video Analytics for Smart Cities (SHERLOCK), See J.S.Y., Wong L.K., Tan I.K.T., 2016 - 2018, Telekom Malaysia R&D Grant
  • Market Intelligence through Twitter Sentiment Analytics (MARTIAL), Ting, C.Y., Ho C.C., Tan I.K.T., Soon L.K., Poo K.H., Selvaretnam B., 2013 – 2015, Telekom Malaysia R&D Grant
  • OpenELEC TV for De N/D2x00 Based Motherboards, Tan I.K.T., Ho C.C., 2012, Intel (Kulim)
  • Developing an Enhanced Algorithm for Large File Transfers Between Two Geographically Separate Location, Ahmad I., Muthuvelu N., Tan I.K.T., 2009 - 2011, Intel
  • Improved File Transfer Method by using Hybrid ARIMA and ANN Models, Poo K.H., Tan I.K.T., Muthuvelu N., 2009 - 2011, Intel
  • Improved Scheduling Through Cache Affinity for Multicore Microprocessors, Tan I.K.T., Ewe H.T., 2007 - 2009, Intel
  • A Thread Fair Preferential Scheduling Algorithm for Linux, Tan I.K.T., Kumari R.D., 2007 - 2009, Intel

Current supervision

Low Jia Ming
Improving co-SVD by using data imputation
2020 - Present
Monash University Malaysia

Aitizaz Ali
Cloud TBAC for PHR using BlockChain
2019 - Present
Monash University Malaysia

Md Mahedi Hassan
Enhancement for Proxy Mobile IPv6 Live Video Streaming Using Seamless Handover Under High Network Utilization
2014 - Present
Multimedia University

Chin Zi Hau
Learning Approaches with The Reparameterization of Proof-of-Work Protocols for Blockchain Consensus
2019 - Present
Multimedia University

Completed supervision

Ryan Lim Woei Sheng
Visual Monitoring and Analysis of Car Parks for Long-Term Video Surveillance
2016 - 2019
Multimedia University

Lim Cheng Yang
Reconciliation of Road User Semantic for Traffic State Inference
2015 - 2019
Multimedia University

Choo Jiun Yean
Trust and Influence Modelling in Social Media using Analytic Hierarchy Process
2014 - 2019
Multimedia University

Wong Chee Siang
Weighted Multithreaded Process-Fair Operating System Scheduler
2008-2009
Multimedia University

Lam Jun Wei
Cache-Aware Multi-Core Operation System Scheduler Design
2008-2009
Multimedia University

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