Career Talk August 2010 Report

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Dr Anne’s talk at VI is part of her visit to schools and colleges in Singapore and Malaysia on behalf of St Anne’s College, University of Oxford.

In particular, she is visiting Raffles Junior College and the Ministry of Education (Scholarships Secretariat) in Singapore. In Malaysia, VI and Assunta are the only public schools she is to visit on this trip. The rest are private colleges like Sunway College and Help College, and private international high schools such as ISKL, Mount Kiara International and Gardens International.

Profile

Dr Anne Mullen: Senior Tutor, Tutor for Admissions & Tutor for Graduates
St Anne’s College, University of Oxford
Tel: +44 (0)1865 274858, Email: anne.mullen@st-annes.ox.ac.uk

Senior Tutor: Responsible for the College’s academic strategy and student academic development. Responsible for maintaining academic standards, teaching arrangements and dealing with new academic appointments and undergraduate issues.

Tutor for Admissions: Oversees all admissions activity for undergraduates and handles contacts with secondary schools and colleges (e.g. Open Days, Teachers’ Forums, visits to and from schools, admissions interviews). Responsible for setting global and subject quotas for entry.

Tutor for Graduates: Responsible for all arrangements involving graduates, including graduate admissions and social events for graduates and advisers. Monitors academic progress and administers Graduate Scholarships and Research Travel Awards. Organises appointment of Junior Research Fellows.

Dr Mullen is responsible for the co-ordination and smooth running of all aspects of welfare support available in College. She is keen to ensure that students know what help is available and that they seek information, guidance and support as soon as they think they need it. She is able to offer informal and confidential advice and support to students on academic, welfare and pastoral issues.

Previous history: 1996 – 2006: Royal Holloway, University of London. Senior Lecturer in Italian, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts (2004-06), Tutor for Admissions for Modern Languages (2001-06).

 

Professor Norman Yeow Khean
VI class of 1961

This talk is a sincere contribution by Norman for VI and its ideals. He agreed to the talk promptly, and on short notice, upon being asked by a VIOBA committee member.

Profile

As Emeritus Professor and Honorary Scientist to National ICT Australia, Professor Norman’s current research in artificial intelligence encompasses:

  • Nonmonotonic Reasoning
  • Logics of Action
  • Logic Programming
  • Simulation and Modelling
  • Systems Theory
  • Emergence
  • Ontologies
  • Social Agents, Trust

He has published in these areas since the late 1960s, with about 60 papers published in the last 10 years alone.

Recently, on 14 July 2010, Norman gave a talk at University Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) titled "The Tragedy of the Commons" that examined ways of modelling behaviours using a number of formalisms ranging from game theory to behavioural economics. It then looked at measures than can be taken to alleviate such behaviours.

Personal background:

Although Professor Norman is now an Australian national, he was born in Ipoh, Malaysia and completed his high school at Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur. He obtained his Bachelor and Masters in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1965 and 1966.

He then worked for Telecom Malaysia for four years as a communications engineer before resuming graduate study at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbour, USA, from which he obtained a PhD in Computer and Communication Sciences in 1974.

He then taught at SUNY Binghamton before joining the University of Sydney, at which he eventually held a personal Chair as Professor of Knowledge Systems. He moved to the School of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of New South Wales in August 1996 to assume its third Professorship.

He was seconded to set up the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Program of the National ICT Australia (NICTA) research institute in 2003, the leadership of which he passed to his colleague Prof Toby Walsh in April 2005. He retired in July 2006, but continues his research in UNSW and NICTA as an Emeritus Professor. He has been Visiting Professor at IBM Systems Reseach in New York, the Universities of Birmingham and Bath in England, and the University of Patras in Greece.

Professor Norman has two sons, Kerwyn, a medical graduate who is an oncologist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and Lyndon, an IT graduate who is with Google in Singapore. He is married to Yoke Lin Tan, an economist who worked for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners prior to retirement.

 

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VIOBA Annual Golf 2010 Brief Report

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59 old boys (ranging from batches 1961 to 1998) took part in the 2010 Annual Golf held at Bangi Golf Resort. Prizes included flight tickets sponsored by Malaysia Airlines and Firefly to destinations including Bangkok, Jakarta, Batam and Singapore, amongst 10 winners prizes and 20 lucky draw prizes.

Results

Name

Handicap

Points

Champion

Johan Aly Abd Rais

6

38

2nd Place

Mohd Amri Mohd Sofian

7

37

3rd Place

Rodzlan Ab Rahman

7

36

4th Place

Mohd Amin bin Haris

9

36

5th Place

Dato Abdul Rahman Md Khalid

15

36

6th Place

Sukhvinder Singh

18

36

7th Place

Dato Rozhan Ghazalli

19

36

8th Place

Rozi Sulaiman

19

36

9th Place

Nazmi Mohd Nasir

22

36

10th Place

Dato’ Dina Rizal

12

35

Photos can be viewed  at http://www.photobucket.com/vioba (password: vioba2010)

VIOBA Foundation 43rd Annual General Meeting

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Victoria Institution Old Boys’ Association Foundation (VIOBA Foundation)

 

Location : VIOBA Clubhouse, Jalan Hang Tuah, Kuala Lumpur
Date : 8th August 2010 (Sunday)
Time : 11am

All VIOBA members are invited to come.
Refreshments will be served.

Thank you.

Akram Bin Haji Mohamad
Honorary Secretary
VIOBA Foundation
019 605 9991

VIOBA 2010/2011 Management Committee

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President
Mr. Amrul Zeflin Anim

 

Vice President
Mr. Praba Ganesan

 

Hon. Secretary
Mr. Ainol Akbar Dato’ Yasin

 

Asst. Hon. Secretary
Mr. Sean Oon

 

Hon. Treasurer
Mr. Jagdish Dhaliwal

 

Asst. Hon. Treasurer
Mr. Briyan Lembang Hashim

 

Committee Members
Ms. Rassa Ramli
Mr. Khairuzzaman Muhammad
Mr. Azam Abdul Aziz
Mr. Allan Foo
Mr. Balraj S Pannu
Mr. Megat Azim Jamil Abdul Jalil
Mr. K Ganes

 

Executive Secretary

 

Hon. Auditors
Mr. Woon Wai En
Mr. Sureson Krisnasamy

 

Disciplinary Committee
Dato’ Ahmad Redza
Mr. Andrew Abishegam
Mr. Mohd Talha Masodi

VIOBA Membership Application

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Agree

You may also print the form to submit by hand.

VIOBA 76th Annual General Meeting

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Victoria Institution Old Boys’ Association (VIOBA)

 

Notice is given that the 76th Annual General Meeting of Victoria Institution Old Boys’ Association (VIOBA) will be held at:

 

Location : VIOBA Clubhouse
Date : 30th June 2010 (Wednesday)
Time : 8pm

 

The business to be considered at the meeting is set out below

  1. To confirm  the 75th AGM Minutes held on 24th May 2009
  2. To receive the President’s Report on Management Committee and Updates
  3. To receive and adopt the Audited Accounts for year ending 31st December 2009
  4. Election of Management Committee, Honorary Auditors and Disciplinary Committee for 2010/2011
  5. Appointment of New Trustees for VIOBA Clubhouse
  6. Any Other Business

15th  June 2010
By Order of the Management Committee

Honorary Secretary

Mokhtar Dahari Challenge 2009 Brief Report

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24 teams participated, in three categories of OPEN, MASTERS and VETERANS.

The results
Open: Champion 2001, Runners Up 2000
Masters: Champion 1995, Runners Up 1994
Veterans: Champion 1986, Runners Up 1982

In total, we estimated more than 300 Old boys turned up at the VI, and the atmosphere was superb. Thank you to those who turned up and showed support, as it is very important for you guys to know what happens amongst the Old Boys on the ground.

View http://picasaweb.google.com/vioba.com.my/MokhtarDahariChallenge2009

Annual Dinner “1 Victorian 2009”

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1 Victorian 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009 – 20:00 – 23:00

Venue:
One World Hotel, Bandar Utama, PJ

Details:
Tables are priced RM3,000.00, RM1,500.00 and RM1,000.00 (RM1,000.00 tables For batches 2000 onwards only).
Individual Tickets at RM150.00 per person

Contact:
Praba 013 393 9484 or prabaganesan@hotmail.com
Rassa 012 604 2690 or rassavioba@gmail.com

Promotion kits:
Please find attached a simple flyer for the Dinner for distribution via email to your contacts
PNG Imange Format or PDF Document.

Facebook event:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=172816612248