Dr Nik Nailah binti Abdullah

External Engagement (EE) Coordinator
School of IT

nik.nailah@monash.edu
+603 5514 6086
Room 2-4-20
ORCID

Personal statement

Dr Nik Nailah is a computer scientist specializing in applying cognitive science theories to develop multi-agent systems. Her research interest is in developing cost-effective AI applications for the undeserved, rural patients diagnosed with heart failure and cancer disease. Specifically, she looks into applying multi-agent system and cognitive science methods and approach to developing the applications.

Some of the impact of her research have been featured in the STAR newspaper in analysing hospital systems and developing early prototyping of improved human computer interface design. In 2015, Dr Nik Nailah received the Pro Vice Chancellor Award for Excellence in Education (Open Category) in her contribution to establishing project based learning in the industry for our undergraduate course.

In 2009, she was invited as a speaker at the ‘Technovisionaire’ for the opening of the Year of Creativity Milano officiated by President Filippo Penati as a recognition as being one of the three finalists for the "The Technovisionarie"  BlackBerry¨ “Women and Technology Award” associated by IFIP in 2008. In 2008, she was invited as a Google Tech Talk speaker at Google Mountain View, California in 2008 to speak on the theoretical framework that she had developed 'The Activity States Framework' for human-agent communication.

Academic degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Informatics (AI and Cognitive Science), Universite Montpellier II – Sciences and Technologies, France, 2006
  • Master in Computer Science (Machine Learning), Universite Montpellier II – Sciences and Technologies, France, 2003
  • Degree in Computer Science (Software Engineering), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 1999

Research Interests

  • Multi Agent System
  • Empirical Requirements Engineering
  • Software development process
  • Medical Informatics
  • Human Computer Interaction

Education

Units Taught

FIT3045 - Industry-based learning

FIT2003 - IT professional practice

Research projects

Title: ChemoCare App

The research project objectives concerns two major research areas: i) the development of mhealth that incorporates clinical process using workflow agents embedded on App for the development of an automated real-time clinical intervention of chemotherapy symptoms (side effects) and; ii) the development of an adaptive user interface agent technology that is intuitive, easy to be configured and cost-effective. The aim of this agent technology is to support different patient demographic, culture context, including patients emotions in enhancing their long-term engagement in self-reported outcome.

The vision of the project is to develop a configurable AI-based App that supports diversity of patient population in chronic disease management.

Title: Enhanced Machine Learning Prediction of Left Ventricular Heart Failure Exacerbation for Patients with Implantable Devices Using Contextual Data via Smartphone App

The project concerns developing a cost-effective and sustainable “closed-loop” feedback software system that uses machine learning (ML) approaches. The goal of the proposed software system is to enable prediction of exacerbation of left-ventricular heart failure patients where in the future is not limited to those with CRTs and ICDs. The software system will be deployed on low-cost smartphone or wearable biosensor devices. The vision of the project is to enable routine patient management that improves the quality of care and ability of hospitals to remotely prevent patients from worsening HF through the use of automatic “closed-loop” adjustment in the implants for proactive medical therapy

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Current supervision

Sanjay Samuel

Combining Machine Learning and Knowledge Base System - Exploring most reliable and accessible biomarkers in coronary artery disease

2018

Monash University Malaysia

Evan Mercera

Enhancing Patient Motivation in Self-Care for the prevention of severe side effects - An early App User Interaction Design Prototyping

2019

Monash University Malaysia

Research interests

  • Multi Agent System
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Software development process
  • Medical Informatics
  • Human Computer Interaction

Publication

Conference proceedings

  • Binti Abdullah, N.N, Azlan, Sharil. A (2015). The Communication Patterns in the Context of Error in an Intensive Care unit in a Malaysian hospital. The 9th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT), CONTEXT 2015. Larnaca, Cyprus, 2nd-6th November 2015.
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N., Mendes, S., Cerri, S., Honiden, S. Identifying Collaborators Activities from Web-Mediated Dialogs: The Activity States Framework Approach. Twenty-Sixth AAAI conference on Artificial Intelligence. Activity Context Representation Workshop. AAAI Press. 2012.
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N. Special Track on Cognition and Artificial Intelligence: Comparing Human Capability and Experience with Today’s Computer Model. Proceedings of the 25th FLAIRS conference. AAAI 2012.
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N., Sharp H.C., Honiden,S. Activity States Framework as an Experimental approach to Studying, and Modeling Context in Web-Mediated Collaborative Dialogs. Proceedings of the 24th FLAIRS conference. Special Track: Cognition & AI: Capturing Cognitive Plausibility and Informing Psychological Processes. AAAI Press. 2011.
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N., Sharp H.C., Honiden,S. How Artefacts Influence the Construction of Communications and Contexts during Collaboration in Agile Software Development.  Proceedings of the 24th FLAIRS conference. Special Track: Cognition & AI: Capturing Cognitive Plausibility and Informing Psychological Processes. AAAI Press. 2011.
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N., Sharp, H.C., Honiden, S. Communication in context: a stimulus-response account of Agile team interactions. Proceedings of the 11th XP 2010, International Conference on Agile Software Software Development Process. June 1-4, 2010, Springer. 2010.>
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N., Sharp, H.C., Honiden, S. A Method of Analysis to Uncover Physical Artefact-Communication Relationship. Proceedings of the 23rd FLAIRS conference. Special track: Cognition and AI: Capturing Cognitive Plausibility and Informing Psychological Processes. May 19-21 2010. AAAI Press. 2010.
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N., Honiden.S. Activity states framework for the analysis of cross-domain collaboration on the Web. 30th Annual Meeting of Cognitive Science Society. July 29th- August 1st, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2009.
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N., Honiden, S. Characterizing different communication characteristics arising in different phases of meetings. Books of abstract for the 1st International Conference on Language, Communication and Cognition Conference, University of Brighton, August 4th-7th, 2008.
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N., Tomadaki, E., Scott, P., and Honiden, S. What goes on in a meeting? An Empirical Study. 30th Annual Meeting of Cognitive Science Society. July 23-26, Washington, USA, 2008.
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N., and Honiden, S. Context in use for analyzing conversation structures on the Web tied to the notion of situatedness. 6th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT), CONTEXT 2007, pp. 94-107. Roskilde University, Denmark, 20th-24th August 2007.
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N., Honiden, S. Predicting Breakdown Situations over the Instant Messaging through Analyzing Conversational Structure. 29th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Nashville, Tennesse, USA. 1st-4th August 2007.
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N., Tschetter, E., Honiden, S. Building Assistive Technology for Breakdown Situations in Collaborative Communications via IM. Plan, Activity and Intent Recognition Workshop. Twenty- Second Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 22nd 26th July 2007.
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N., Honiden, S. A topic categorization approach for understanding IM activities on the Web. Multiple and Ubiquitous Interaction- book of abstracts. Christina Brodersen, Susanne Bodker, and Clemens N. Klokmose (Editors). DAIMI PB-581, University of Aarhus, Denmark. 28th-30th March 2007.
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N., Liquiere, M., and Cerri., S.A. Inducing Communication Protocols from conversations in a multi agent system. CISI-04 Conferenza Italiana sui Sistemi Intelligenti (Biological and Artificial Intelligence Environments). Edited by: Bruno Apolloni et al. Kluwer Academics. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. March 2006.
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N., and Cerri, S.A. Some preliminary results on: The induction of communication protocols. CogSci'05: Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting on Cognitive Science. Stresa, Italy. 21st-23rd July 2005.
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N. The induction of communication protocols. AAMAS '05: Proceedings of the fourth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems. Utrecht, The Netherlands. ACM Press, New York, USA. pp:1381-1381. 25th-29th July 2005.
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N., Liquiere, M., and Cerri, S.A. GRID Services as Learning Agents: Steps towards the induction of communication protocols. ITS'04: First International Workshop on GRID Learning Services Proceedings. Maceio, Brazil. pp: 64-77. 30th August- 3rd September 2004.
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N., and Cerri, S.A. 2004. Conversion steps of human conversation into an agent language. CLIN'04: The 15th Meeting of Computational Linguistic in the Netherlands. Leiden University, The Netherlands. 17th December 2004.
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N., and Liquiere, M, and Cerri, S.A. Discovering Propositionalised Rules Via GAsRule. Gecco'03: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Late Breaking Papers. Edited by Bart Rylander. Chicago, USA. pp:31-38. 12th-16th July 2003.
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N., and Liquiere, M., 2002. Genetics Algorithms for Rule Extraction. DCAP: IEEE First International Workshop on Data Cleaning and Preprocessing. Maebashi City, Japan. December 2002.
  • Ahmad, A.A., and Binti Abdullah, N.N. 2000. User Authentication via Neural Network. AIMSA '02: 9th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, and Applications. Lecture Notes In Computer Science. Springer-Verlag, London, UK. Vol. 1904, pp:310-32. 20th – 23rd September 2000.

Journal

  • Binti Abdullah, N.N., and Cerri. S.A. Analysis and Synthesis of Agent Communicative Behaviors. Towards the Learning GRID: advances in Human Learning Services. by P. Ritrovato et al. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications. Applied Artificial Intelligent Journal. Taylor and Francis, New York, USA. 19: (9-10), pp: 1015-1041. November-December 2005.
  • Binti Abdullah, N.N., and Cerri, S.A. GAsRule for Knowledge Discovery. Edited by S.Zhang, C.Zhang and Q.Yang. Applied Artificial Intelligent Journal. Taylor and Francis. New York, USA.17: (5-6), pp: 339-417. May-July 2003.

Book Chapters

  • Binti Abdullah, N.N, Honiden, S., Sharp, H., Nuseibeh, B., and Notkin, D. Communications patterns of Agile Requirements Engineering.  Workshop on Agile Requirements Engineering. ECOOP 2011.
  • Poh, G.S., Abdullah, N.N., Reza Z’aba, M., Wahiddin, M.R. Reasoning of Collaborative Human Behavior in Security-Critical Work Practices: A Framework. Trustworthy Ubiquitous Computing. Atlantis Ambient and Pervasive Intelligence Volume 6, pp 99-106. 2012