Faculty of Computing and Engineering Academic Wins Bronze at Borneo Innovation Festival

Less than a month after sweeping 13 awards at the Malaysia Technology Expo, QIU’s streak of winning innovation awards has been extended by a bronze medal at the Borneo Innovation Festival (BIF) 2021!

Faculty of Computing and Engineering (FCE) senior lecturer Dr Hanizan Shaker Hussain grabbed a bronze in the BIF’s Machinery, Equipment and Manufacturing Process category.

Dr Hanizan’s team—which also included three academics from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia—landed the award for their Waqf Online System, which impacts the sustainability of waqf charitable endowments.

More than 46 universities and colleges from all around Malaysia took part in the festival, including joiners from Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, and many more. The BIF was organised by the Research And Innovation Centre (Polytechnic Division Of MOE)

Dr Hanizan said the main objective of the WOS Project is to identify the values of corporate governance such as professionalism, accountability and transparency in administering waqf funds at State Islamic Religious Councils (SIRC).

“WOS is the Waqf Model in the form of a web-based system that possesses those values in sustaining waqf funds at SIRC—which are the sole trustees of waqf properties in every state in Malaysia,” said Dr Hanizan.

“It combines the management of waqf funds in two main forms; immovable and movable properties. Based on the concept of ICT technology which includes interactive multimedia, this web-based system is developed by integrating various multimedia elements such as text, graphics, audio, video and Geographic Information System (GIS) to deliver content related to waqf funds.”

He also noted his gratitude to his team and the university for their contribution to the accolade.

We’re certainly creating a buzz with our penchant for winning innovation awards. Thank you for your excellent work Dr Hanizan, and congratulations!

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