Prof. Dr. Abdul Rahman Othman

 

 

2. Education Record:

 

 

College/University

 

Qualification

 

Graduation Date

 

 

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (SIUC)

 

 

Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics)

 

 

16 May 1981

 

 

SIUC

 

Master of Science (Statistics)

 

6 Aug 1983

 

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Education)

 

23 Mar 1995

 

  

3. Working Experience:

 

 

Post

 

Organization/Department

 

Dates

 

 

Teaching assistant

 

 

Dept. of Mathematics

SIUC

 

 

Jan 1981 - Dec 1982

 

Lecturer

 

School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

 

Aug 1983 - Apr 1984

 

Lecturer

 

Centre for Off-campus Studies (PPLK), USM

 

Apr 1984 - Sep 1990

 

Teaching assistant

 

Graduate School of Education (GSE), UCSB

 

Sep 1991 - Dec 1993

 

Research assistant

 

GSE, UCSB

 

Jun 1992 - Dec 1994

 

Research associate

 

Dept. of Psychology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

 

May 2001-Jun 2002

Sep 2005 – May 2006

 

University lecturer

 

School of Distance Education (PPPJJ), USM

 

Feb 1995 - present

 

4. Awards/Scholarship and Membership:

 

Awards/Scholarship

 

 

MARA Overseas Studies Scholarship

 

 

1977-1983

 

SIUC Scholastic Honors

 

1979

 

Valuable Service Certificate, USM

 

1986

 

Academic Staff Higher Education Fellowship, USM

 

1990-1994

 

President’s Work Study Award, UCSB

 

1991-1993

 

Research Fellowship, School of Education, Stanford University

 

1996

 

Director’s Award, PPPJJ, USM

 

1996

 

Ministry of Science, Technology & Environment’s (MOSTE) Science & Technology Expo Gold PrizeNutra-Biostrip for Herbal Analysis.

 

 

2003

 

USM’s Sanggar Sanjung Award. Research product category.

 

2003

 

USM’s Sanggar Sanjung Award. Publication.

 

2004

 

USM’s Excellent Service Award

 

2004

 

Malaysian Invention and Design Society. I.TEX Corporate Award – Silver. Electronic Nose for Monitoring Medicinal Plant Extracts.

 

2005

 

USM’s Sanggar Sanjung Award. Publication.

 

2005

 

Malaysian Invention and Design Society. I.TEX Award – Gold. Combined Electronic Nose and Tongue for the Verification of Herbal Products

 

2006

 

USM’s Sanggar Sanjung Award. Publication.

 

2006

 

USM’s Hadiah Sanjungan Award. Research product category.

 

2006

 

British Innovation and Technology Show. London, UK - Gold. Combined Electronic Nose and Tongue for the Verification of Herbal Products

 

2007

 

USM’s Sanggar Sanjung Award. Research product category.

 

2007

 

USM’s Hadiah Sanjungan Award. Publication

 

2008

 

USM’s Excellent Service Award

 

2008

 

USM’s Long (25 years) Service Award

 

2008

 

USM’s Hadiah Sanjungan Award. Publication

 

2009

 

PPPJJ’s Mini Sanggar Sanjung Award

 

2010

 

USM’s Hadiah Sanjungan Award. Publication

 

2010

 

Dean’s Award, PPPJJ

 

2011

 

Dean’s Award, Institute of Postgraduate Studies

 

2011

 

Dean’s Award, PPPJJ

 

2012

 

USM’s Hadiah Sanjungan Award. Publication

 

2012

 

Membership

 

 

Academic and Administrative Staff Association of USM (PKAPUSM)

 

 

 

1984-present

 

Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society

(PERSAMA)

 

1987-1990, 2002-2003

 

PERSAMA, Pulau Pinang branch

 

1987-2000

 

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

 

1991-2000

 

AERA Special Interest Group (SIG): Educational Statistics

 

1991-1999

 

AERA SIG: Inferential and Descriptive

Bootstrapping/Resampling

 

 

2000-2003

 

National Council for Measurement in Education

 

1991-2000

 

Psychometric Society

 

1992-1997

 

American Statistical Association

 

1992-2000

 

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

 

1996-2005

 

Malaysian Academic Movement (MOVE)

 

1998-2009

 

American Mathematical Society

 

2000-2005

 

5. Publications:

 

Journal

 

Ahad, N. A., Othman, A. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (in press). Performance of two-samples pseudo-median procedure.  Sains Malaysiana.

Ahad, N. A., Othman, A. R., Syed Yahaya, S. S. & Padmanabhan, A. R. (in press).  Type I error rates of the two-sample pseudo-median procedure. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods.

Md Yusof, Z., Abdullah, S., Syed Yahaya, S. S., & Othman, A. R. (in press). Type I error and power rates of Ft statistic with trimmed mean. Far East Journal of Mathematical Sciences.

Okwonu, F. Z., Dieng, H., Othman, A. R., & Ooi, S. H. (2012). Classification of Aedes mosquitoes in two distinct groups based on Fisher linear discriminant analysis and FZOARO techniques. Mathematical Theory and Modeling, 2(6), 22-30.

Md Yusof, Z., Abdullah, S., Syed Yahaya, S. S., & Othman, A. R. (2012). A robust alternative to the t-test. Modern Applied Science, 6(6), 27-33.

Ahad, N. A., Yaacob, C. R., Othman, A. R., Ng, S. L., & Teoh, S. H. (2011). Central limit theorem in a skewed leptokurtic distribution. Jurnal Sains Dan Matematik [Journal of Science and Mathematics], 3, 26-33. ISSN 1985-7918

Md. Yusof, Z., Othman, A. R., Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2010). Testing the equality of location parameter using Ft catatistic based on trimming criteria with high breakdown robust scale estimators for skewed distributions. Jurnal Sains Dan Matematik [Journal of Science and Mathematics], 2, 1-8.

Ahad, N. A., Othman, A. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2011). Hodges-Lehmann as the estimator of pseudo-median. Science and Arts Intellectual Series, 2, 26-29.

Ahad, N. A., Othman, A. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2011). Comparative performance of pseudo-median procedure, Welch’s test and Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon at specific pairing. Modern Applied Science, 5(5), 131-139.

Md Yusof, Z., Abdullah, S., Syed Yahaya, S. S., & Othman, A. R. (2011). Type I error rates of Ft statistic with different trimming strategies for two groups case. Modern Applied Science, 5(4), 237-242.

Abdullah, S., Syed Yahaya, S. S., & Othman, A. R. (2011). Kaedah Alexander-Govern terubah suai sebagai alternatif kepada ujian-t dan ujian F ANOVA [Modified Alexander-Govern procedure as an alternative to the t-test and the ANOVA F test]. Sains Malaysiana, 40, 1187-1191.

Tan, T. Y., Othman, A. R., & Lai, C. H. (2011). Data distribution effect on confidence interval for the number of projected items. Pertanika: Journal of Science and Technology, 19, 285-292.

Ahad, N. A., Teh, S. Y., Othman, A. R., & Yaacob, C. R. (2011). Sensitivity of normality tests to non-normal data. Sains Malaysiana, 40, 637-641.

Padmanabhan, A. R., Othman, A. R., & Teh, S. Y. (2011). A robust test and bootstrap for the two-sample scale problem. Sains Malaysiana, 40, 521-525.

Md. Yusof, Z., Abdullah, S., Syed Yahaya, S. S., & Othman, A. R. (2011). Testing the equality of central tendency measures using various trimming strategies. African Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science Research, 4, 32-38.

Md. Yusof, Z., Othman, A. R., Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2010). Testing the equality of location parameter using Ft catatistic based on trimming criteria with high breakdown robust scale estimators for skewed distributions. Jurnal Sains Dan Matematik [Journal of Science and Mathematics], 2, 1-8.

Noor Ai’shah, O., Amir, H. G., Chan, L. K., Othman, A. R., & Zamzuri, I. (2010). Influence of various combination of diazotrophs and chemical N fertilizer on plant growth and N2 fixation capacity of oil palm seedlings (Elaeis guineensis Jacq). Thai Journal of Agricultural Science, 42, 139-149

Lai, C. H., & Othman, A. R. (2010). Boundary conditions of the Welch’s test. Science and Arts Intellectual Series, 1, 14-19.

Md. Yusof, Z., Othman, A. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2010). Comparison of Type I error rates between T1 and Ft statistics for unequal population variance using variable trimming. Malaysian Journal of Mathematical Sciences, 4, 195-207

Teh, S. Y., Md. Yusof, Z. Yaacob, C. R., & Othman, A. R. (2010). Performance of the traditional pooled variance t-test against the bootstrap procedure of difference between sample means. Malaysian Journal of Mathematical Sciences, 4, 85-94

Teh, S. Y., & Othman, A. R. (2009). When does the pooled variance t-test fail? African Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science Research, 2, 56-62.

Md. Yusof, Z., Othman, A. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2008). Detecting outliers by using trimming criterion based on robust scale estimators with SAS procedure. Borneo Science – A Journal of Science & Technology, 23, 21-26.

Md. Yusof, Z., Othman, A. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2008). Type I error rates of T1 statistic. International Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Applications, 2, 305-312.

Keselman, H. J.,  Wilcox, R. R., Algina, J., Othman, A. R., &  Fradette, K. (2008). A comparative study of robust tests for spread: Asymmetric trimming strategies. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 61, 235-253.

Md. Yusof, Z., Othman, A. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2007). Statistik terpangkas Ft menggunakan criteria pemangkasan berdasarkan penganggar skala teguh MADn [Trimmed Ft statistic using robust scale estimator MADn as trimming criterion]. Menemui Matematik [Discovering Mathematics], 29, 21-28.

Yaacob, C. R., Othman, A. R., & Md. Yusof, Z. (2007). Some computationally simple robust central tendency measures. Menemui Matematik [Discovering Mathematics], 29, 1-8.

Shafiqul Islam, A. K. M., Ismail, Z., Saad, B., Othman, A. R., Ahmad, M. N., Md. Shakaff, A. Y. (2006). Correlation studies between electronic nose response and headspace volatiles of Eurycoma longifolia extracts. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 120, 245-251.

Syed Yahaya, S. S., Othman, A. R., & Keselman, H. J. (2006). Comparing the “typical score” across independent groups based on different criteria for trimming. Metodološki Zvezki – Advances in Methodology and Statistics, 3, 49-62.

Muda, N., Othman, A. R., Najimudin, N., & Wajidi, M. F. F. (2005). Hierarchical cluster analysis in phylogenetic tree. Menemui Matematik [Discovering Mathematics], 27, 23-33.

Shafiqul Islam, A. K. M., Ismail, Z., Ahmad, M. N., Saad, B., Othman, A. R., Md. Shakaff, A. Y., Daud, A., & Ishak, Z. (2005). Transient parameters of a coated quartz microbalance sensor for the detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 109, 238-243.

Keselman, H. J., Wilcox, R. R., Algina, J., Fradette, K., and Othman, A. R. (2004). A power comparison of robust test statistics based on adaptive estimators. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 3, 27-38.

Othman, A. R., Keselman, H. J., Padmanabhan, A. R., Wilcox, R. R., & Fradette, K. (2004). Comparing measures of the “typical” score across treatment groups. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 57, 215-234.

Keselman, H. J., Othman, A. R., Wilcox, R. R., & Fradette, K. (2004). The new and improved two-sample t test. Psychological Science, 15, 47-51.

Islam, A. K. M. S., Ismail, Z., Ahmad, M. N., Othman, A. R., Dharmaraj, S., Shakaff,  A. Y. M.(2003). Taste profiling of centella asiatica by a taste sensor. Sensors and Materials, 15, 209-218.

Sim, C. O., Ahmad, M. N., Ismail, Z., Othman, A. R., Noor, N. A. M., & Zaihidee, E. M., (2003). Chemometric classification of herb – orthosiphon stamineus according to its geographical origin using virtual chemical sensor based upon fast GC. Sensors, 3, 458-471.

Sim, M. Y. M., Shya. T. J., Ahmad, M. N., Shakaff, A. Y. M., Othman, A. R., & Hitam, M. S. (2003). Monitoring of milk quality with disposable taste sensor. Sensors, 3, 340-349.

Algina, J., Keselman, H. J., & Othman, A. R. (2003). Analyzing group by time effects in longitudinal two-group randomized trial designs with missing data. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 2, 50-72.

Othman, A. R, Keselman, H. J., Wilcox, R. R., Fradette, K., & Padmanabhan, A. R. (2002). A test of symmetry. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 1, 310-315.

Keselman, H. J., Wilcox, R. R., Othman, A. R., & Fradette, K. (2002). Trimming, transforming statistics, and bootstrapping: Circumventing the biasing effects of heteroscedasticity and nonnormality. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 1, 288-309.

Othman, A. R., & Karim, M. F. A. (2001). Learning mathematics on-line. DE Network, 1, 6-8.

Ismail, Z., Shafiqul Islam, A. K. M., Ahmad, M. N., Othman, A. R., Md. Shakaff, A. Y. (2000). Organoleptic assessment of centella asiatica by taste sensor. Journal of Tropical Medicinal Plants, 1, 27-31.

Cotton, J. W., & Othman, A. R. (2000). Discussion on the paper by Dominici, Samet, and  Zeger. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 163, 292-293.

Mohamad, A., Idrus, R. M., & Othman, A. R. (1999). Course delivery in distance education: Use of supplementary video programmes. Malaysian Journal of Distance Education, 1, 27-34.

Klein, S. P., Stecher, B. M., Shavelson, R. J., McCaffrey, D., Ormseth, T., Bell, R. M., Comfort, K. & Othman, A. R. (1998). Analytic versus holistic scoring of science performance tasks. Applied Measurement in Education, 11, 121-127.

Jeyaratnam, S. & Othman, A. R. (1985). Test of hypothesis in one-way random effects model with unequal error variances. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 2, 51-57.

 

Book

 

Othman, A. R., & Yaacob, C. R. (2009). Kebarangkalian dan pembolehubah rawak. [Probability and random variables]. Pulau Pinang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

 

Chapter in a Book

 

Othman, A. R., Yaacob, C. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2006). Robust scale estimates with test statistics that are based on robust estimators. In A. A. Tajuddin, and K. O. Lim (Eds.), Fundamental Research at USM, 2002-2005: Volume I (Physical Sciences).  (pp. 103-105). Penang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Othman, A. R., Keselman, H. J., Padmanabhan, A. R., Wilcox, R. R., & Fradette, K. (2004). An improved robust Welch-James test statistic. In Y. Abu Hassan, A. Baharum, A. I. Mohd. Ismail, H. L. Koh and H. C. Low (Eds.), Integrating Technology in the Mathematical Sciences (pp. 546-554). Pulau Pinang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Syed Yahaya, S. S., Othman, A. R., & Keselman, H. J. (2004). Testing the equality of location parameters for skewed distributions using S1 with high breakdown robust scale estimators. In M. Hubert, G. Pison, A. Struyf and S. Van Aelst (Eds.), Theory and Applications of Recent Robust Methods, Series: Statistics for Industry and Technology (pp. 319-328). Basel, Switzerland: Birkhauser.

Ahmad, M. N., Shafiqul Islam, A. K. M., Othman, A. R., Md. Shakaff, A. Y., Hitam, M. S., Ishak, Z., Noorsal, E., & Kwan, W. Y. (2003). Lipid membrane coated quartz crystal microbalance for the detection of volatile organic compounds in the environment. In M. Ahmad, Y. H. Lee, J. Salimon, D. K. Ghodgaonkar, R. W. Yousof, S. Surif, & M. N. Taib (Eds.), Sensors: AsiaSense 2003 – Asian conference on sensors (pp. 111-115). Malaysia: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (Malaysia Section).

Sim, M. Y. M., Teo. J. S., Ahmad, M. N., Md. Shakaff, A. Y., Othman, A. R., & Hitam, M. S. (2003). Application of screen-printed taste sensor for quality control of milk freshness. In M. Ahmad, Y. H. Lee, J. Salimon, D. K. Ghodgaonkar, R. W. Yousof, S. Surif, & M. N. Taib (Eds.), Sensors: AsiaSense 2003 – Asian conference on sensors (pp. 121-128). Malaysia: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (Malaysia Section).

Chew, O. S., Ahmad, M. N., Ismail, Z., & Othman, A. R. (2003). Virtual chemical sensor for classification of herb – orthosiphon stamineus according to its geographical origin. In M. Ahmad, Y. H. Lee, J. Salimon, D. K. Ghodgaonkar, R. W. Yousof, S. Surif, & M. N. Taib (Eds.), Sensors: AsiaSense 2003Asian conference on sensors (pp. 173-178). Malaysia: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (Malaysia Section).

 

Conference Proceedings

 

Ahad, N. A., Othman, A. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2012). Performance of pseudo-median procedure as compared to t-test and Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon test. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Decision Modeling (pp. 127-130). Kedah, Malaysia: Universiti Utara Malaysia.

Ahad, N. A., Othman, A. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2012). New method for comparing differences between groups in real data application. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Arts, Social Sciences & Technology (pp. 1-11). Kedah, Malaysia: Universiti Teknologi MARA.

Ahad, N. A., Othman, A. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2010). Power rates of the two-sample pseudo-median procedure. Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference on Quantitative Sciences and Its Applications (pp. 161-166). Kedah, Malaysia: Universiti Utara Malaysia.

Teh, S. Y., Othman, A. R., & Khoo, M. B. C. (2010). Dichotomous logistic regression with leave-one-out validation. In Cemal Ardil (Ed), The Proceedings of the International Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computing (Vol. 62, pp. 538-547).

Ahad, N. A., Othman, A. R., Syed Yahaya, S. S., & Padmanabhan, A. R. (2009). Type I error rates of pseudo-medians procedure for skewed distribution when group sizes and variances are equal. Prosiding Simposium Kebangsaan Sains Matematik Ke 17: Sains Matematik Pencetus Kemajuan Teknologi [Proceedings of the Seventeenth National Mathematical Sciences Symposium: Mathematical Sciences the Spark of Technological Advancement] (pp. 1080-1084). Serdang, Malaysia: Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Tan, T. Y., & Othman, A. R. (2009). Selang keyakinan untuk bilangan item yang terunjur. [Confidence interval for projected number of items]. Prosiding Simposium Kebangsaan Sains Matematik Ke 17: Sains Matematik Pencetus Kemajuan Teknologi [Proceedings of the Seventeenth National Mathematical Sciences Symposium: Mathematical Sciences the Spark of Technological Advancement] (pp. 670-677). Serdang, Malaysia: Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Abdullah, S., Syed Yahaya, S. S., & Othman, A. R. (2009). Robustness of the Alexander-Govern and Welch tests on skewed distributions. In M. T. Ismail & A. Mustafa (Eds.), 5th Asian Mathematical Conference Proceedings (Volume III) (pp. 304-311). Penang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Teh, S. Y., Othman, A. R., & Mohd. Ali, N. (2009). Robust O’ Brien tests for variance equality. In M. T. Ismail & A. Mustafa (Eds.), 5th Asian Mathematical Conference Proceedings (Volume III) (pp. 223-228). Penang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Yaacob, C. R., & Othman, A. R. (2009). Performance of modified T1 procedures in symmetric distributions. In M. T. Ismail & A. Mustafa (Eds.), 5th Asian Mathematical Conference Proceedings (Volume III) (pp. 125-130). Penang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Ahad, N. A., Othman, A. R., Syed Yahaya, S. S., & Padmanabhan, A. R. (2009). New Monte Carlo procedure with pseudo-medians for symmetric non-normal distributions. In M. T. Ismail & A. Mustafa (Eds.), 5th Asian Mathematical Conference Proceedings (Volume III) (pp. 34-41). Penang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Muda, N., Othman, A. R., Najimudin, N. & Mohamed Hussein, Z. A. (2009). The phylogenetic tree of RNA Polymerase constructed using MOM method. Proceedings of IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition (SoCPaR 2009) (pp. 484-489).

Muda, N., Husin, H., Ng, S. L., Tan, Y. T. & Othman, A. R. (2009). The Type 1 error of the pool variance t-test with normal and skewed data. Proceedings of International Conference on Quality, Productivity and Performance Measurement (ICQPPM'09).

Teh, S. Y., & Othman, A. R. (2008). Validation of training model for robust tests of spread. The Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Mathematics and Statistics, ICoMS (pp. 1056-1062). Bogor, Indonesia: Institut Pertanian Bogor.

Teh, S. Y.,  & Othman, A. R. (2008). Ensemble method hit ratio for robust tests of spread. SAS Forum 2008 Proceedings (pp.33-37). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: SAS Malaysia.

Muda N., Othman, A. R., Mohamed Hussien, Z. A., & Mohd Najimuddin, M. N. (2008). Performance of MOM estimator in branch length of phylogenetic tree. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Mathematical Sciences – ICM (Vol. 1, pp.95-106). Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates: University of United Arab Emirates.

Teh, S. Y.,  & Othman, A. R. (2008). Using the data step and proc sort to split data into training and validation data sets. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Mathematical Sciences – ICM (Vol. 1, pp.133-144). Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates: University of United Arab Emirates.

Yaacob, C. R., Othman, A. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2007). Power of a robust statistic in a two group design.  In A. I. Md. Ismail, Y. Abu Hassan, A. Mustafa, Z. Zainuddin, H. Kamarul Haili, N. Awang & M. T. Ismail (Eds.), Proceedings of 3rd Indonesia Malaysia Thailand – Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) Regional Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and Applications (pp.803-806). Penang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Teh, S. Y., Othman, A. R., Keselman, H. J., & Wilcox, R. R. (2007).The biweight midvariance test of spread.  In A. I. Md. Ismail, Y. Abu Hassan, A. Mustafa, Z. Zainuddin, H. Kamarul Haili, N. Awang & M. T. Ismail (Eds.), Proceedings of 3rd IMT-GT Regional Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and Applications (pp.987-993). Penang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Teoh, S. H., & Othman, A. R. (2007). Bootstrap on differences between two groups with small sample sizes.  In A. I. Md. Ismail, Y. Abu Hassan, A. Mustafa, Z. Zainuddin, H. Kamarul Haili, N. Awang & M. T. Ismail (Eds.), Proceedings of 3rd IMT-GT Regional Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and Applications (pp.1001-1004). Penang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Othman, A. R., Keselman, H. J., Wilcox, R. R., Algina, J., Fradette, K., & Teh, S. Y. (2007). Robust Levene test for variance equality. Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute Vol. LXII: Proceedings 56th Session of the ISI  (pp. 4393-4396).  Lisbon, Portugal.

Syed Yahaya, S. S., Othman, A. R., & Ali, H. (2007). Comparison of methods for testing the equality of central tendency measures under skewed distributions. Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute Vol. LXII: Proceedings 56th Session of the ISI  (pp. 3419-3422).  Lisbon, Portugal.

Md. Yusof, Z., Othman, A. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2007). Type I error rates of trimmed F statistic. Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute Vol. LXII: Proceedings 56th Session of the ISI  (pp. 3410-3412).  Lisbon, Portugal.

Idris, F., Othman, A. R. & Cheah, K. G. (2007). Bank distress in Malaysia using bank level data. In C. Jayachandran, K. Okachi, C. Chakraborty, R. Misra, & R. Lord (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development (pp.338-350). Kyoto, Japan: Society For Global Business & Economic Development.

Md Yusof, Z., Othman, A. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2007). Statistik T1 yang diubahsuai menggunakan kriteria pemangkasan berdasarkan penganggar skala teguh MADn. [Modified T1 statistic using trimming criteria based on robust scale estimator MADn]. In D. Mohamad, R. Ismail, M. Awang, K. I. Othman, A. M. Shahidin, A. Nik Taib, N. Salim, & N. H. Sarmin (Eds.), Prosiding Simposium Kebangsaan Sains Matematik Ke 15: Sains Matematik Pemangkin Pembangunan Modal Insan [Proceedings of the Fifteenth National Mathematical Sciences Symposium: Mathematical Sciences the Catalyst of Human Capital Development] (pp. 629-634). Shah Alam, Malaysia: Universiti Teknologi Mara.

Muda, N., Othman, A. R., Mohamed Hussein, Z. A. (2007). Enhancement of UPGMA distance in clustering process to construct phylogenetic tree. Proceedings of 9th Symposium of the Malaysian Society Of Applied Biology: Exploring The Science of Life As A Catalyst For Technological Advancement. (pp 259-263). Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.

Yaacob, C. R., Syed Yahaya, S. S., & Othman, A. R. (2006). The dual role of two scale estimators. In H. C. Low, S. Kassim and Z. Arsad (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd IMT-GT Regional Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and Applications, Vol III (pp.161-165). Penang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Othman, A. R., Shavelson R.J., & Ruiz-Primo, M.A. (2006). Accountability in Malaysian higher education. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Measurement and Evaluation in Education (ICMEE 2006) (pp. 27-36). Penang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Muda, N., Othman, A. R., Najimudin, M. N., & Wajidi, M. F. F. (2005). Penganggar-MOM dalam analisis kelompok berhierarki bagi pembentukkan pokok filogenetik [Construction of phylogenetic tree using MOM estimator in hierarchical cluster analysis]. In R. Ramli, M. Mohd Sappri, S. H. Mohd Radzi (Eds.), Prosiding Simposium Kebangsaan Sains Matematik Ke-XIII: Pengintegrasian Matematik Dalam Pengurusan: Teori dan Amalan [Proceedings of the Thirteenth National Mathematical Sciences Symposium: Mathematical Integration In Management: Theory and Practice] (pp. 7-14). Alor Star, Malaysia: Universiti Utara Malaysia.

Syed Yahaya, S. S., Othman, A. R., and Keselman, H. J. (2004).  An alternative approach for testing location measures in the one way independent group design.  Proceedings of the International Conference on Statistics and Mathematics and Its Applications in the Development of Science and Technology (pp.201-207). Bandung, Indonesia.

Syed Yahaya, S. S., Othman, A. R., & Keselman, H. J. (2004). Type I error rates of a modified robust statistical procedure. In N. Ganikhodjaev and C. H. Pah (Eds.), Prosiding Simposium Kebangsaan Sains Matematik Ke-XII: Peranan Sains Matematik dalam Pembangunan Bioteknologi dan K-Ekonomi [Proceedings of the Twelveth National Mathematical Sciences Symposium: The Role of Mathematical Sciences in the Development of Biotechnology and K-Economy] [CD-ROM]. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: International Islamic University Malaysia.

Othman, A. R., Padmanabhan, A. R., & Keselman, H. J. (2003).  Extending the Mann-Whitney procedure to J-samples. In A. Ahmed, Z. Jubok, C. M. Ho, R. Roslan, and A. F. Pang (Eds.), Prosiding Simposium Kebangsaan Sains Matematik Ke-XI: Penyelidikan dan Pendidikan Sains Matematik Teras Kecemerlangan Ilmu [Proceedings of the Eleventh National Mathematical Sciences Symposium: Mathematical Science Research and Education, Pillars of Academic Excellence] (pp. 554-562). Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia: Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

Mohd Nor, N. M. and Othman, A. R. (1996).  Peer teaching (group study) as an active learning strategy for distance learners.  Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning (pp.243 – 248). Madison, WI.

Majid, O., & Othman, A. R. (1994). Latihan tambahan dan komunikasi dua-hala: Kesannya terhadap prestasi pelajar pra-universiti di dalam kursus matematik secara jarak jauh. [Additional exercises and two-way communication: Their effects on student performance in preuniversity mathematics courses offered at a distance]. Proceedings of the Sixth National Mathematical Sciences Symposium (pp. 233-239). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Universiti Malaya.

 

Planned Modules

 

Othman, A. R. (1996). Panduan belajar untuk kursus Pusat Pendidikan Jarak Jauh JIM 414 Pentaabiran Statistik. [Study guide for Pusat Pendidikan Jarak Jauh course JIM 414 Pentaabiran Statistik]. Pulau Pinang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Othman, A. R. (1987). Jangkaan dan taburan pembolehubah rawak khas. [Expectation and known distributions]. (Module 2 for Pusat Pengajian Luar Kampus course JAM 242 Teori Kebarangkalian 1). Pulau Pinang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Othman, A. R. (1987). Pembolehubah-pembolehubah rawak yang tertabur secara tercantum. [Jointly distributed random variables]. (Module 3 for Pusat Pengajian Luar Kampus course JAM 242 Teori Kebarangkalian 1). Pulau Pinang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Othman, A. R. (1987). Taburan pensampelan dan transformasi pembolehubah rawak. [Sampling distributions and transformation of random variables]. (Module 4 for Pusat Pengajian Luar Kampus course JAM 242 Teori Kebarangkalian 1). Pulau Pinang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Othman, A. R. (1985). Penganggaran selang dan ujian hipotesis bagi masalah-masalah terpilih/Ujian-ujian Khi Kuasa Dua. [Interval estimation and hipotesis testing of chosen cases/Chi-square tests]. (Module 1 for Pusat Pengajian Luar Kampus course JAM 232 Kaedah Statistik/Geometri). Pulau Pinang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Othman, A. R. (1985). Regressi dan korelasi/Rekabentuk Ujikaji. [Regression and correlation/Experimental design]. (Module 2 for Pusat Pengajian Luar Kampus course JAM 232 Kaedah Statistik/Geometri). Pulau Pinang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

 

Nonprint Media

 

Othman, A. R. (2000). Access to the Malaysian Journal of Distance education website. [On-line]. Available: http://www.usm.my/Journal/jpjjm/index.html.

Othman, A. R. (1998). Harapan keterlaluan ibubapa kepada prestasi anak-anak di dalam peperiksaan am. [Unreasonable expectations of parents on the performance of their children in the public examinations.] [Radio program for School of Distance Education]. Pulau Pinang, Malaysia: Radio Malaysia Pulau Pinang.

Othman, A. R. (1996). Percayakah anda kepada statistik? [Do you believe in statistics?] [Radio program for Centre for Distance Education]. Pulau Pinang,Malaysia: Radio 3 Radio Televisyen Malaysia.

Othman, A. R. (1988). Konvolusi [Convolution] [Video program for JAM 242 Probability Theory I course, Centre for Off-campus Studies]. Pulau Pinang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Othman, A. R. (1986). Vektor [Vector][Radio program for JAM 002 Matematik II course, Centre for Off-campus Studies]. Pulau Pinang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Othman, A. R. (1985). Pensampelan [Sampling] [Radio program for JAM 232 Statistical Methods course, Centre for Off-campus Studies]. Pulau Pinang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

 

 

6. Conference Papers and Posters

 

Keynote Presentations

 

Othman, A. R., Shavelson, R. J., & Ruiz-Primo, M. A. (2006, February). Accountability in Malaysian higher education. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Measurement and Evaluation in Education, Park Royal Hotel, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

 

Invited Presentations

 

Othman. A. R., & Teh, S. Y.  (2009, April). Robust modifications of the Levene and O’Brien tests of spread.  Talk presented at the Institut Statistik Malaysia seminar and Annual General Meeting, Hotel Singgahsana, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Othman, A. R. (2007, November). Bootstrappin’ biology. Talk presented at half day seminar “Statistics and its Applications in the Life Sciences” organized by School of Mathematical Sciences, USM.

Othman, A. R., Yaacob, C. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2006, September). Simulating data distributions using RANDGEN. Paper presented at the 20th Anniversary and Annual SUM Forum, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Othman. A. R. (2005, June). Statistics in computer science. Talk presented at the National Computer Science Postgraduate Colloquim, Dewan Persidangan Universiti, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Othman, A. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2004, September). Bootstrap tutorial: Differences between two groups with small samples. Paper presented at the 18th Annual SUM Conference, Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Othman, A. R., Syed Yahaya, S. S., Keselman, H. J., Padmanabhan, A. R., Wilcox, R. R., & Fradette, K. (2004, April). Comparison of Type I error rates of recent robust statistics extensions to the one-way ANOVA. Paper presented at the Institut Penyelidikan Matematik Day Seminar “Ke Arah Pemantapan Penyelidikan Matematik Merentas Disiplin (Consolidating Mathematical Research across Disciplines)”, Hotel Mint, Km 8, Lebuhraya Kuala Lumpur-Seremban, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Othman, A. R., & Yaacob, C. R. (2003, October). Checking multivariate normality using SPSS. Paper presented at the SPSS 9th Annual Conference, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

 

Presentations

 

Othman, A. R., & Okwonu, F. Z. (2012, July). Robust Fisher linear classification technique for two groups. Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Mathematical Applications in Engineering, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Lai, C. H., & Othman, A. R. (May, 2012). Exploring robustness of the refined Mann-Whitney procedure for the two-sample problem. Paper presented at 2nd Regional Conference on Applied and Engineering Mathematics, Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang, Malaysia.

Alsaggaff, I. A., Othman, A. R., & Low, C. H. (2011, July). Type I error and power curve of the pseudo median procedure for unbalanced design. Paper presented at the Universiti Malaysia Terengganu 10th International Annual Symposium (UMTAS 2011), Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.

Ahad, N. A., Othman, A. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2010, November). Power rates of the two-sample pseudo-median procedure. Paper presented at the International Conference on Quantitative Sciences and Its Application, Gurney Hotel, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Teh, S. Y., Othman, A. R., & Khoo, M. B. C. (2010, February). Dichotomous logistic regression with leave-one-out validation. Paper presented at the International Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computing, Hotel Bayview, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Ahad, N. A., Othman, A. R., Syed Yahaya, S. S., & Padmanabhan, A. R. (2009, December). Type I error rates of pseudo-medians procedure for skewed distribution when group sizes and variances are equal. Paper presented at the 17th National Symposium of Mathematical Sciences, Hotel Mahkota,  Melaka, Malaysia.

Tan, T. Y., & Othman, A. R. (2009, December). Selang keyakinan untuk bilangan item yang terunjur. [Confidence interval for projected number of items]. Paper presented at the 17th National Symposium of Mathematical Sciences, Hotel Mahkota,  Melaka, Malaysia.

Abdullah, S., Syed Yahaya, S. S., & Othman, A. R. (2009, June). Robustness of the Alexander-Govern and Welch tests on skewed distributions. Paper presented at the 5th Asian Mathematical Conference, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Teh, S. Y., Othman, A. R., & Mohd. Ali, N. (2009, June). Robust O’ Brien tests for variance equality. Paper presented at the 5th Asian Mathematical Conference, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Yaacob, C. R., & Othman, A. R. (2009, June). Performance of modified T1 procedures in symmetric distributions. Paper presented at the 5th Asian Mathematical Conference, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ahad, N. A., Othman, A. R., Syed Yahaya, S. S., & Padmanabhan, A. R. (2009, June). New Monte Carlo procedure with pseudo-medians for symmetric non-normal distributions. Paper presented at the 5th Asian Mathematical Conference, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Abdullah, S., Syed Yahaya, S. S., & Othman, A. R. (2008, December). A power investigation of Alexander Govern test using modified one-step M-estimator as the central tendency measure. Paper presented at the Joint Meeting of the 4th World Conference of the International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC) and the 6th Conference of the Asian Regional Section of the IASC on Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Yokohama, Japan.

Teh, S. Y.,  & Othman, A. R. (2008, July). Ensemble method hit ratio for robust tests of spread. Paper presented at 22nd Annual SAS Forum, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Teh, S. Y.,  & Othman, A. R. (2008, March). Using the data step and proc sort to split data into training and validation data sets. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Mathematical Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, UAE.

Muda N., Othman, A. R., Mohamed Hussien, Z. A., & Najimuddin, N. (2008, March). Performance of MOM estimator in branch length of phylogenetic tree. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Mathematical Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, UAE.

Idris, F., & Othman, A. R. (2008, January). Characteristics of distressed financial institutions in Malaysia. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Finance and Banking, Awana Porto Malai, Pulau Langkawi, Kedah.

Md. Yusof, Z., Othman, A. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2007, December). Type I error rates of trimmed F statistic for equal population variances. Paper presented at the 9th Islamic Countries Conference on Statistical Sciences, Concorde Hotel, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

Abdullah, S., Syed Yahaya, S. S., &  Othman, A. R. (2007, December). Modified one step M estimator as  central tendency measure for Alexander Govern test. Paper presented at the 9th Islamic Countries Conference on Statistical Sciences, Concorde Hotel, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

Yaacob, C. R., Othman, A. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2007, December). Power of a robust statistic in a two group design.  Paper presented at the 3rd IMT-GT Regional Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and Applications, The Gurney Hotel, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Teoh, S. H., & Othman, A. R. (2007, December). Bootstrap on differences between two groups with small sample sizes. Paper presented at the 3rd IMT-GT Regional Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and Applications, The Gurney Hotel, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Teh, S. Y., Othman, A. R., Keselman, H. J., & Wilcox, R. R. (2007, December). The biweight midvariance test of spread. Paper presented at the 3rd IMT-GT Regional Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and Applications, The Gurney Hotel, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Othman, A. R., Keselman, H. J., Wilcox, R. R., Algina, J., Fradette, K., & ©, S. Y. (2007, August). Robust Levene test for variance equality. Paper presented at the 56th Session of the International Statistical Institute, Lisboa Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal.

Md. Yusof, Z., Othman, A. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2007, August). Type I error rates of trimmed F statistic. Paper presented at the 56th Session of the International Statistical Institute, Lisboa Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal.

Syed Yahaya, S. S., Othman, A. R., & Ali, H. (2007, August). Comparison of methods for testing the equality of central tendency measures under skewed distributions. Paper presented at the 56th Session of the International Statistical Institute, Lisboa Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal.

Idris, F. & Othman, A. R. (2007, August). Bank distress in Malaysia using bank level data. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development, Ryukoku University Campus, Kyoto, Japan.

Md. Yusof, Z., Othman, A. R., & Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2007, June). Statistik T1 yang diubahsuai menggunakan criteria pemangkasan berdasarkan penganggar skala teguh MADn [Modified T1 statistic using trimming criteria based on robust scale estimator MADn]. Paper presented at the 15th National Symposium of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

Muda, N., Othman, A. R., Najimudin, M. N., & Mohamed Hussein, Z. A. (2007, May). Enhancement of UPGMA distance clustering process to construct phylogenetic tree. Paper presented at the 9th Malaysian Applied Biology Symposium, Bayview Georgetown Hotel, Penang, Malaysia.

Yon, H., Shawkataly, O., & Othman. A. R. (2007, January). Factors influencing chemical safety status in small medium printing enterprises in Penang. Paper presented at the National Conference on Environment and Community Development, Paradise Sandy Bay Hotel, Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Lai, C. H., & Othman, A. R. (2006, December). Simulating data distributions using SPSS.  Paper presented at the Simposium Kebangsaan Sains Kuantitatif, Helang Hotel, Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.

Yon, H., Shawkataly, O., & Othman, A. R. (2006, September) Factors influencing chemical safety status in small medium enterprises in Penang. Paper presented at the 9th Conference and Exhibition for Occupational Safety and Health-Energising OSH Through Effective Leadership, Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Syed Yahaya, S. S., & Othman, A. R., Keselman, H. J. (2006, July). The dual function of two highly robust estimators of scale. Paper presented at the International Conference on Robust Statistics, Lisbon, Portugal.

Yaacob, C. R., Syed Yahaya, S. S., & Othman, A. R. (2006, June). The dual role of two scale estimators. Paper presented at the 2nd IMT-GT Regional Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and Applications, The Gurney Hotel, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Shafiqul Islam, A. K. M., Saad, B., Ismail, Z., Othman, A. R. & Ahmad, M. N. (2006, May). Combined electronic nose and tongue for the verification of medicinal plant extracts. Paper presented at the 1st Penang International Conference for Young Chemists, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Syed Yahaya, S.S., Othman, A.R., and Keselman, H.J. (2005, September). Testing the equality of central tendency measures for skewed distributions using MOM-H.  Paper presented at the International Conference Applied Statistics 2005, Ribno, Slovenia.      

Muda, N., Othman, A. R., Najimudin, M. N., & Wajidi, M. F. F. (2005, May). Penganggar MOM dalam analisis kelompok berhierarki pembentukan pokok filogenetik [Construction of phylogenetic tree using MOM estimator in hierarchical cluster analysis]. Paper presented at the 13th National Symposium of Mathematical Sciences, Hotel Holliday Villa, Alor Star, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia.

Syed Yahaya, S. S., Othman, A. R., & Keselman, H. J. (2004, December). Type I error rates of a modified robust statistical procedure. Paper presented at the 12th National Symposium of Mathematical Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Syed Yahaya, S. S., Othman, A. R., & Keselman, H. J. (2004, October). An alternative approach for testing location measures in the one-way independent group design. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual International Conference on Statistics and Mathematics and its Applications in the Development of Science and Technology, Universiti Islam Bandung, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.  

Othman, A. R., Padmanabhan, A. R., & Keselman, H. J. (2003, December). Extending the Mann-Whitney procedure to J-samples. Paper presented at the 11th National Symposium of Mathematical Sciences, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Syed Yahaya, S. S., Othman, A. R., & Keselman, H. J. (2003, July). Testing the equality of location parameters for skewed distributions using S1 with high breakdown robust scale estimators. Paper presented at the International Conference on Robust Statistics, Antwerp, Belgium.

Othman, A. R., Keselman, H. J., Padmanabhan, A. R., Wilcox, R. R., & Fradette, K. (2003, April). An improved robust Welch-James test statistic. Paper presented at the Regional Conference on “Integrating Technology in the Mathematical Sciences 2003”, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Ahmad, M. N., Zaihidee, E. M., Chew, O. S., Othman, A. R., Ismail, Z., Hitam, M. S., & Shakaff, A. Y. M. (2003, January). Chemometric classification of herb – orthosiphon stanineus (cat’s whiskers) according to its geographical origin using a new chemical sensor based on a fast GC. Paper presented at the 1st International Meeting on Microsensors & Microsystems, National Chen Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

Ismail, I., Atan, H., Rahman, Z. A., Othman, A. R., & Idrus, R. M. (2002, September). Attractive-repulsive factors in the students’ decision to enrol in the distance education programme at Universiti Sains Malaysia. Paper presented at the Seminar in Distance Education organized  by the Education Development Centre, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam.

Fradette, K., Othman, A. R., Keselman, H. J., & Wilcox, R. R. (2002, August). Comparing the “typical” score across independent treatment groups. Paper presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings of the American Statistical Association, New York.

Islam, A. K. M. S., Ismail, Z., Ahmad, M. N., & Othman, A. R. (2000, November). Organoleptic assessment of centella asiatica by taste sensor. Paper presented at the Asian Symposium on Medicinal Plants, Spices and Other Mineral Products, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Karim, M. F. A., & Othman, A. R. (2000). Pembelajaran matematik jarak jauh secara on-line. [Learning mathematics at a distance on-line]. Paper presented at the National Seminar on Distance Education 2000, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Othman, A. R. (1997). Bootstrapping variance components. Paper presented at the 2nd Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Mohd. Nor, N. M., & Othman, A. R. (1996, August). Group study as an active learning strategy for distance education. Paper presented at the 12th Annual Conference of Distance Teaching and Learning, Madison, Wisconsin.

Othman, A. R. (1996). Generalizability of nonnormal small sample data. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Solano-Flores, G., Ruiz-Primo, M. A., Baxter, G. P., Othman, A. R., & Shavelson, R. J. (1994). Bilingual testing of Hispanic students in science performance assessments. Paper presented at the Quality Education for minorities Network Meeting, San Francisco.

Othman, A. R., & Gao, X. (1994). Jackknifing variance components in a generalizability study of the California Assessment Program’s 1990 science field test. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.

Majid, O., & Othman, A. R. (1994). Latihan tambahan dan komunikasi dua-hala: Kesannya terhadap prestasi pelajar pra-universiti di dalam kursus matematik secara jarak jauh. [Additional exercises and two-way communication: Their effects on student performance in preuniversity mathematics courses offered at a distance]. Paper presented at the 6th National Mathematical Sciences Symposium, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Cotton, J. W., & Othman, A. R. (1991). Modeling perception of temperature change using a generalized additive model. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, San Francisco.

 

Conference Posters

 

Teh, S. Y., & Othman, A. R. (2008, August). Performance evaluation of the training model for robust tests of spread using validation data set. Poster presented at the 3rd International Conference on Mathematics and Statistics, Bogor, Indonesia.

Teo, J. S., Ahmad, M. N., Othman, A. R., Md. Shakaff, A. Y., Ismail, Z., & Shafiqul Islam, A. K. M. (2002, May). Chemometrics classification of tea using screen-printed taste sensor based on thick-film technology.  Poster presented at the 7th World Congress on Biosensors, Kyoto, Japan.

Teo, J. S., Ahmad, M. N., Othman, A. R., Md. Shakaff, A. Y., Ismail, Z., Shafiqul Islam, A. K. M., & Sim, M. Y. M. (2002, May). Comparison of screen-printed taste sensor and “electronic tongue” based on chalcogenide glass membranes. Poster presented at the 7th World Congress on Biosensors, Kyoto, Japan.

Teo, J. S., Ahmad, M. N., Shakaff, A. Y., Othman, A. R., & Ismail, Z. (2001, April). Classification of mineral water and drinking water by disposable ‘taste sensor’. Poster presented at the Regional Conference for Young Chemists, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

 

 

7. Research Grants:

 

The Influence of Effect Size on Power of a Pseudo-Median Procedure

Sponsor: USM Short Term Grant            

Value: RM 24,875

Period: 1 August 2012 – 31 July 2014

 

Sensitivity Analysis of a Refinement of the Mann-Whitney Test

Sponsor: USM Short Term Grant            

Value: RM 39,999

Period: 15 January 2010 – 14 January 2012

 

Selang Keyakinan Untuk Bilangan Item Yang Terunjur. [Confidence Interval for Projected Number of Items].

Sponsor: USM Incentive Grant            

Value: RM 5,000

Period: 3 November 2009 – 2 November 2010

 

Detecting Differences in Distributions Using Pseudo-Medians.

Sponsor: USM Research University (RU) Grant – Fundamental

Value: RM 228,300

Period: 1 October 2007 – 30 September 2010

 

Robust Test Procedures Using Robust Scale Estimators.

Sponsor: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)

Value: RM 39,000

Project head leading four principal investigators from USM.

Period: 15 January 2007 – 14 January 2010

 

Permodelan Kemometrik bagi Data Peralatan Analitis untuk Pemialaian Herba [Chemometric modeling of Analytical Instrumental Data for Standardization of Herbs].

Sponsor: USM short term

Value: RM 7,515

One of the 3 principal investigators are involved in this project. Project headed by Prof. Zhari Ismail of the School of Pharmacy.

Period: 1 April 200431 March 2006

 

Robust Scale Estimates with Test Statistics that are Based on Robust Estimators.

Sponsor: FRGS, USM

Value: RM 89,432

Project leader. Two principal investigators are involved in this project.

Period: 1 November 2003 – 31 October 2005

 

Top-Down Microbial Genomics: The Gene and Natural Product Discovery

Sponsor: Intensification of Research in Priority Areas (IRPA), MOSTE

Value: RM 4,900,000 (Amount allocated: RM100,000)

One of the 17 principal investigators encompassing researchers from 5 different institutions: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Putra Malaysia, USM, Fisheries Research Institute, and Veterinary Research Institute. Project headed by Prof. Rahmah Mohamed of UKM.

Period: 2002-2004

 

Keoptimuman Selang Keyakinan Kajian Keputusan. [Optimum Decision Study Confidence Intervals].

Sponsor: IRPA short term, MOSTE

Value: RM 20,400

Period: 1 July 2000 – 31 December 2002

 

Penganggaran Komponen Varians Bagi Rekabentuk Ujikaji Sampel Kecil Dengan Menggunakan Teknik Pensampelan Semula. [Estimation of Variance Components from Small Sample Designs Using Resampling Techniques].

Sponsor: USM short term

Value: RM 13,600

Period: 1 June 1995 – 31 May 1997

 

Gaya Pembelajaran, Motivasi Dan Pengurusan Diri Pelajar Jarak Jauh (Yang Telah Tamat Dengan Prestasi Akademik Yang Tinggi). [Distance Education Students’ Learning Style, Motivation and Self Management (Graduates with High Honors)].

Sponsor: USM short term

Value: RM 7,407

One of the two principal investigators from USM. Project headed by Dr. Nailul Murad Mohd. Nor.

Period: 1 August 1995 – 31 Julai 1996

 

Kesan Penggunaan Bahan-bahan Multimedia (Video) Terhadap Pembelajaran Pelajar-pelajar Luar Kampus. [The Effect of Multimedia (Video) Materials on the Learning of Off-Campus Students].

Sponsor: IRPA, MOSTE

Value: RM 200,000 +

Project head leading 10 principal investigators from USM.

Period: 1 July 1988 – 30 April 1990

 

Kesan Latihan Tambahan Dan Kekerapan Maklum Balas Daripada Pelajar Sains Luar Kampus Terhadap Prestasi Mereka Di Dalam Kursus-kursus Matematik Terpilih. [The Effect of Additional Exercises and Frequency of Feedback from Off-Campus Science Students on their Performance in Selected Mathematics Coourses].

Sponsor: Geran Jangka Pendek USM

Value: RM 14,000

Project head leading 3 principal investigators from USM.

Period: 1 July 1988 – 30 June 1990

 

 

8. Teaching and Supervision:

 

Courses Taught

 

More than 20 years of teaching experience at the university level. Courses taught include:

 

Foundation Level Mathematics

Biostatistics

Elementary Statistics

Statistical Inference

Linear Algebra

Design and Analysis of Experiments

Statistical Methods

Educational Measurement

Advanced Calculus

Statistical Computing

Probability Theory

Quantitative Methods in Geography

Ethnic Relations

 

 

Graduate Supervision (Graduated Candidates)

 

Ph. D.

 

Ahad, N. A. (2012). Performance of the modified Wilcoxon procedure with pseudo-medians. Unpublished doctoral thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Abdullah, S. (2011). Kaedah Alexander-Govern menggunakan penganggar teguh dengan pendekatan pangkasan data: Kajian simulasi [The Alexander-Govern method with robust estimator and data trimming approach: A simulation study]. Unpublished doctoral thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Kedah, Malaysia.

Md Yusof, Z. (2010). Type I error and power rates of robust method with variable trimmed mean. Unpublished doctoral thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Lai, C. H. (2010). Evaluation of two refined Mann-Whitney procedures. Unpublished doctoral thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Muda, N. (2008). Pohon filogenetik berjarak terubahsuai [Modified distance phylogenetic trees]. Unpublished doctoral thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Shafiqul Islam, A. K. M. (2007). Fabrication of an electronic nose and its application for the verification of Eurycoma Longifolia extracts. Unpublished doctoral thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Syed Yahaya, S. S. (2006). Robust statistical procedures for testing the quality of central tendency parameters under skewed distributions. Unpublished doctoral thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

 

Masters

 

Teh, S. Y. (2008). Data mining for robust tests of spread. Unpublished master’s thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Lim, A. K. (2008). Kesan imputasi ke atas penganggaran pekali kebolehitlakan [The effect of imputation on the generalizability coefficient]. Unpublished master’s thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Yon, H. (2007).  Factors influencing chemical safety status in small and medium printing enterprises in Penang. Unpublished master’s thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Lai, C. H. (2002). Penganggaran pekali kebolehitlakan untuk data hilang. [Estimation of generalizability coefficient in the presence of missing data]. Unpublished master’s thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Ramasamy, T. S. (2000). Analisis psikometrik terhadap instrumen gaya pembelajaran. [Psychometric analysis of learning style instrument]. Unpublished master’s project, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Ismail, I. (2000). Perbandingan kebolehpercayaan item aneka pilihan bagi ujian tiga, empat dan lima alternatif. [Comparison of reliabilities in multiple choice tests with three, four or five items]. Unpublished master’s project, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Choong, L. Y. (1999). Penilaian prestasi amali fizik di peringkat sekolah: Satu kajian kesahan ramalan. [Evaluation of performance in physics practicals at school level: A predictive validity study]. Unpublished master’s project, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Loo, L. C. (1999). Mengesan DIF dengan menggunakan model log-linear. [Detecting DIF using a log-linear model]. Unpublished master’s project, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

 

Undergraduate Supervision (Graduated Students)

 

Tan, Y. T. (2009). Selang keyakinan untuk bilangan item yang terunjur [Confidence intervals for projected number of items]. Unpublished final year project, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Lim, T. S. G. (2008). Modifications to the Levene’s test. Unpublished final year project, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Ang, S. T. (2000). Selang keyakinan optimum bagi θ dari taburan eksponen(θ) pada aras keyakinan 100(1 – α)% untuk saiz sampel yang kecil. [Optimal 100(1 – α)% confidence intervals for the θ parameter of the exponential distribution for small sample sizes]. Unpublished final year project, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Tey, S. C. (1999). Selang keyakinan optimum bagi varians pada aras keyakinan 100(1 – α)% untuk saiz sampel yang kecil. [Optimal 100(1 – α)% confidence intervals for variances of small sample sizes]. Unpublished final year project, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Mak, A. L. (1999). Keberkesanan kaedah membina selang keyakinan 100(1 – α)% yang dicadangkan oleh Ting, Burdick, Graybill, Jeyaratnam Dan Lu (1990) pada magnitud komponen-komponen varians yang berbeza-beza. [The effectiveness of the procedure of creating 100(1 – α)% confidence intervals suggested by Ting, Burdick, Graybill, Jeyaratnam and Lu (1990) at various magnitudes of variance components]. Unpublished final year project, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Choo, P. L. (1999). Penilaian taburan-taburan normal yang dijanakan oleh dua pakej statistik Resample Stats dan SAS. [Evaluation of normal distributions generated by two statistical packages Resample Stats and SAS]. Unpublished final year project, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Tan, L. P. (1998). Selang keyakinan optimum bagi varians pada aras keyakinan 100(1 – α)%. [Optimal 100(1 – α)% confidence intervals for variances]. Unpublished final year project, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Tharumakan, J. G., & Vettivelu, N. R. (1998). Keberkesanan kaedah membina selang keyakinan 100α% bagi komponen-komponen varians yang dicadangkan oleh Ting, Burdick, Graybill, Jeyaratnam Dan Lu (1990). [The effectiveness of the procedure of creating 100(1 – α)% confidence intervals for variance components suggested by Ting, Burdick, Graybill, Jeyaratnam and Lu (1990)]. Unpublished final year project, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Ting, L. N. (1997). Penganggaran pekali kebolehpercayaan ujian untuk data tidak lengkap melalui kaedah ANOVA dan MLE. [Estimation of test reliabilty coefficient of incomplete data using ANOVA and MLE]. Unpublished final year project, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

 

 

9. Reviews:

 

Peer Promotion

 

9 Jun 2008. Evaluation of Dr. Haslinda Bt. Ibrahim of Universiti Utara Malaysia for promotion to Associate Professor.

 

Journal article

 

Preliminary review

Baguio, C. B. (2008). Trimmed mean as an adaptive robust estimator of a location parameter for Weibull distribution. Paper submitted for publication in the Bulletin of the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society. Pulau Pinang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Baguio, C. B., & Cadelina, H. R.  (2008). Hodges-Lehmann as an alternative estimator robust estimator Mann-U-Whitney test of two location parameters. Paper submitted for publication in the Bulletin of the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society. Pulau Pinang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

 

Full Review

(2009). The performance of reweighted least squares based on robust distance S/M-estimator. Paper submitted for publication in the Malaysian Journal of Mathematical Sciences.

 (2008). Regression model analysis for vessel service time. Paper submitted for publication in the International Journal of Management Studies. Sintok, Malaysia: Universiti Utara Malaysia.

(2005). Overcoming the digital divide – How institutions of higher education can play a role. Paper submitted for publication in the Malaysian Journal of Instructional Technology. Pulau Pinang, Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

(2004). Consensus of criteria ranking in women’s decision-making. Paper submitted for publication in Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology. Serdang, Malaysia: Universiti Putra Malaysia.

(2003). Comparative evaluation of the composite forecasting methods: A case study. Paper submitted for publication in Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology. Serdang, Malaysia: Universiti Putra Malaysia.

 

Conference Proceedings

 

Fauzy A., Ibrahim, N. A., & Bakar, M. R. A. (2003). Interval estimation for quantile on exponential distribution under multiply type II censoring with bootstrap percentile. Paper submitted for publication in the Proceedings of the Regional Conference on “Integrating Technology in the Mathematical Sciences”, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Zakaria, R., Ahmad, Y., & Abdul, A. H. (2003). Hubungan antara jalan bersimpang dan bilangan kemalangan jalan raya: Pendekatan kaedah regressi. [The relationship between intersections and the number of road accidents: A regression approach]. Paper submitted for publication in the Proceedings of the Regional Conference on “Integrating Technology in the Mathematical Sciences”, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Islam, M. A. (2003). An extended logistic regression model for analyzing binary outcomes at different phases of experiment. Paper submitted for publication in the Proceedings of the Regional Conference on “Integrating Technology in the Mathematical Sciences”, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

 

Programme Assessor

(Mei, 2012 – April 2014). Appointed external assessor for the Bachelor of Science (Industrial Statistics) programme offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic and International Affairs, UUM.

 

Technical Assessor

 (2005, October). Appointed reviewer of technical report Towards Academic Excellence: An Assessment and Ranking of Academic Programmes in USM by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic and International Affairs Division, USM.

 

Book

 

(2012). Step by step to writing a proposal for education research. Manuscript submitted for review. Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia: Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

(2009). Biostatistics. Manuscript submitted for review. Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia: Universiti Malaysia Terengganu.

 

Research Proposals

 

Teh, S. Y. (2012, July). Developing tsunami inundation models and maps for Malaysia: Toward security in coastal and offshore facilities. Proposal submitted for MOSTI’s Science Fund grant via the Life Science Platform.

Venkat, I. (2012, February). Discovering and exploiting causal relationships to recognize complex biometric signatures acquired from surveilance cameras. Proposal submitted for ERGS grant via the Information and Communications Technology Platform.

Al-Karkhi, A. F. M. (2011, September). Statistical analysis of the chemical parameters in setting quality standard for deep-fried food in Malaysia. Proposal submitted for MOSTI’s Science Fund grant via the Life Science Platform.

Ong, S. L. (2010, January). Research and statistical skills of graduate students and their training needs. Proposal submitted for USM’s short term grant via the Social Transformation platform.

Wan Mohd Nor, W. A., & Abdul Gapor, S. (2007, March). Classification of Malaysia and Malaysia-related websites in politics and religion. Proposal submitted for FRGS grant via the FRGS Workshop and Evaluation Committee PPPJJ.

Zakaria, Z. (2007, March). A fundamental study of the antifungal activity of crude extracts and extracted phenols of common edible ferns. Proposal submitted for FRGS grant via the FRGS Workshop and Evaluation Committee PPPJJ.

Omar, M. Z. & Hassan, F. (2007, March). Kajian keciciran dan pembentukan model penyelesaian golongan termiskin di Malaysia: Kajian kes skim kredit mikro Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) [A Study on dropouts and the construction of model solution of the hardcore poor in Malaysia: A case study on the microcredit scheme of the AIM ]. Proposal submitted for FRGS grant via the FRGS Workshop and Evaluation Committee PPPJJ.

Talib, A., & Abu Hassan, Y. (2007, March). Data mining of ecological datasets: Fundamentals towards understanding ecological processes. Proposal submitted for FRGS grant via the FRGS Workshop and Evaluation Committee PPPJJ.

Hassan, F., & Abd. Manaf, A. (2007, March). Kajian asal usul, perkembangan dan klasifikasi peta di Malaysia [Origins, developments and classification of maps in Malaysia]. Proposal submitted for FRGS grant via the FRGS Workshop and Evaluation Committee PPPJJ.

Dahalan @ Omar, N., Atan, H., & Hasan, H. (2007, March). A model of e-mentoring in e-learning. Proposal submitted for FRGS grant via the FRGS Workshop and Evaluation Committee PPPJJ.

Rindam, M., Wan ismail, W. R., Masron, T. & Omar, M. Z. (2007, March). Kajian dan pembinaan semula model hidrologik hidrometerologi akuifer sistem sungai untuk menerangkan difusi ruangan luahan akuifer dan kaitannya dengan banjir di lembangan Sungai Johor [Reconstruction of a hydrologic and hydrometeorology model of flooding in the Johor Basin].  Proposal submitted for FRGS grant via the FRGS Workshop and Evaluation Committee PPPJJ.

Mohd Nor, N. M., Mohammed Idrus, R., Abdul Hamid, A. F., Ismail, I., Ayub, A. @ M. A.,  & Hassan Mydin, S. A. (2007, March). Warga emas dalam program pendidikan jarak jauh di Universiti Sains Malaysia [Senior citizens in USM’s distance learning program]. Proposal submitted for FRGS grant via the FRGS Workshop and Evaluation Committee PPPJJ.

Nik Ab Rahman, N. N., Ab Kadir, M. O., Ahmad, A., Al Kharki, A. M., & Islam, M. Z. S. (2007, March). Characteristics of oil free palm kernel fiber from supercritically extracted palm kernel cake and palm kernels. Proposal submitted for FRGS grant via the FRGS Workshop and Evaluation Committee PPPJJ.

Ismail, I., Mohd Nor, N. M., Abdul Hamid, A. F., Ayub, A. @ M. A., & Hassan Mydin, S. A. (2007, March). The role of employee employer relations in the formulation of an Islamic concept of human capital. Proposal submitted for FRGS grant via the FRGS Workshop and Evaluation Committee PPPJJ.

Hj Mohd Shariff, N., & Hj Ibrahim, R.  (2007, March). Assessing and redefining the urban spatial structure and population growth pattern in Malaysian cities: A GIS and imagery analysis approach. Proposal submitted for FRGS grant via the FRGS Workshop and Evaluation Committee PPPJJ.

Hassan Mydin, S. A., Mohd Nor, N. M., Abdul Hamid, A. F., Ismail, I., & Ayub, A. @ M. A. (2007, March). Asas penghayatan din Al-Islam di kalangan mualaf di Malaysia daripada perspektif Islam hadhari [The assimilation of Islamic values among converts from the perspective of civilizational Islam]. Proposal submitted for FRGS grant via the FRGS Workshop and Evaluation Committee PPPJJ.

Ayub, A. @ M. A., Mohd Nor, N. M., Abdul Hamid, A. F., Ismail, I., & Hassan Mydin, S. A. (2007, March). The fundamentals of marketing ethics: A proposed Islamic model. Proposal submitted for FRGS grant via the FRGS Workshop and Evaluation Committee PPPJJ.

Abdul Manaf, A., & Mat Enh, A. (2007, March). Kajian permasalahan hidup masyarakat Melayu Kedah, Kelantan dan Terengganu: Satu analisa berasaskan dokumen-dokumen kerajaan tahun 1950an dan 1960an [A study on the livelihood problems of the Malays in Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu: An analysis based on 1950s and 1960s government documents].  Proposal submitted for FRGS grant via the FRGS Workshop and Evaluation Committee PPPJJ.

Surif, M. (2007, March) Kajian penentuan keupayaan tiga divisi rumpai laut (Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta dan Rhodophyta) sebagai biofilter pencemaran air dan nilainya dalam bidang taksonomi [Performance assessment of three divisions of sea weed (Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta dan Rhodophyta) as biofilters of sea pollution]. Proposal submitted for FRGS grant via the FRGS Workshop and Evaluation Committee PPPJJ.

Islam, M. A. (2006). Study on Markov models with or without covariate dependence. Proposal submitted for the MOSTI’s Sciencefund grant via the ICT platform.

Ahmad, N. (2005). Survey of survival models. Proposal submitted for USM’s short term grant via the ICT platform.

 

 

10. Consultancy:

 

Othman, A. R. (2012, July). Research analysis. Part of a two day ‘Classroom Research Methodology Workshop for Language Teachers’ organized by the School of Languages, Literacies and Translation (SoLLaT), USM, Pulau Pinang and held at the Conference Room, SoLLaT, USM.

 

Development of novel bioinformatics software to predict the dynamics of dengue virus antigenicepitopes in recurring dengue outbreaks in Malaysia.

Sponsor: Quantum Beez Sdn Bhd

Value: RM112,000.00

Consultants: Assoc. Prof. Abdul Rahman Othman (USM, Principal Consultant), Dr. Nora Muda (UKM) and Ms. Yuhaniz Ahmad (UUM)

Duration: 1 May 2010 – 31 December 2010

 

Othman, A. R. (2008, November). Biostatistics. Two day workshop organized by the Advanced Medical and Dentistry Institute (IPPT), USM, Bandar Putera Bertam, Pulau Pinang and held at the Multimedia Room, IPPT, USM.

 

Othman, A. R. (2008, June). Monte Carlo methods in statistical inference. Day long workshop held at Computing Lab 2, School of Mathematical Sciences, USM.

 

Othman, A. R. (2008, April). Reliability analysis of survey data. Short course organized by the Pusat Bahasa Dan Terjemahan, USM, and held at Language Lab 4, USM.

 

Othman, A. R. (2008, February). Reliability analysis of survey data. Day long workshop organized by the University Teaching and Learning Center (UTLC), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and held at Computer Lab FE1, UUM.

 

A Followup Study on Internet Usage among the Residents of Pulau Pinang 2006/2007.

Funded by the Malaysian Commission on Multimedia and Communications for the State Government of Pulau Pinang.

Duration: December 2006 – March 2007

Value of Project: RM 50,000

 

Ph. D. Preparatory Course for Government Officers.

Sponsored by the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN). One of the nine facilitators involved.

Value: RM40,000.00 +

Duration: 25-26 & 29 January 2007.

 

Workshop on Research Methodology and SPSS Basics for officers of the Strategic Planning and Research Section of the Malaysian Information Department. Organized by the Strategic Planning and Research Section of the Malaysian Information Department. Held at Makmal 1, School of Mathematical Sciences, USM. Duration: 11-12 November 2006.

 

Running short courses for SAS Institute Sdn. Bhd.

Course Name

Venue

Duration

SAS Programming I: Essentials

Client: Dept. of Statistics, Malaysia

SAS Institute Sdn. Bhd. Training Center

3 days in March 2008

 

 

 

Advanced Macro Programming

Client: Singapore Government

SAS Institute Singapore. Training Center

2 days in November 2007

 

 

 

Applying Data Mining Techniques Using SAS Enterprise Miner

Client: Genting Berhad

SAS Institute Sdn. Bhd. Training Center

3 days in February 2006

 

 

 

Applying Data Mining Techniques Using SAS Enterprise Miner

Client: Kolej Universiti Institut Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn

Kolej Universiti Institut Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn, Parit Raja, Johor

3 days in August 2005

 

 

 

SAS Programming I: Essentials

Client: Mixed

SAS Institute Sdn. Bhd. Training Center

3 days in July 2005

 

 

 

Applying Data Mining Techniques Using SAS Enterprise Miner

Client: Universiti Utara Malaysia

Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah

3 days in June 2005

 

Ph. D. Preparatory Course for Government Officers: Research Methodology and Statistical Analysis.

Sponsored by INTAN. One of the nine facilitators involved.

Value: RM40,000.00 +

Duration: 25-28 April 2005.

 

Running SPSS and Clementine short courses.

Organized by Pusat Pengetahuan, Kommunikasi & Teknologi, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Course Name

Duration

Introduction to Clementine

16-17 August 2004

Introduction to Clementine

24-26 May 2004

Statistical Analysis Using SPSS

21-22 May 2004

Statistical Analysis Using SPSS

17-19 September 2003

 

SPSS Workshop on Two Stage Least Squares, MANOVA and Factor Analysis.

Organized by Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Sarawak Kampus Samarahan.

Duration: 21 – 22 April 2003

 

A Study on Internet Usage among the Residents of Pulau Pinang 2001.

Funded by the State Government of Pulau Pinang.

Duration: March – September 2001

Value of Project: RM 26,000

 

Fairchild Semiconductor Employee Survey 2000

Help Fairchild Semiconductor prepare employee satisfaction survey and provide statistical analysis of the survey.

Duration: April – June 2000

Value of Project: RM 12,000

 

Coordinating PPPJJ’s Graduate Studies Workshop and conducting seminars on:

(a) Simulation

(b) Surveys: Construction of Instrument

© Statistical Methods in Research

For: PPPJJ

Duration: 6 – 7 November 1998

 

 

Running introductory workshops on SAS on USMNET

 

For: Continuing Education Programme PPPJJ and the Computing Centre, USM

 

Introduction to SAS on USMNET

Workshop 1: Delivered 9 August 1997

 

Workshop 2. Delivered 20 September 1997

 

 

 

Academic consultant

 

For: PPLK, USM   Duration: 1986 – 1989

 

Work Load:

 

10 modules of distance education courses in foundation level and first year mathematics.

 

 

 

Media Catalyst

 

For: PPLK, USM     Duration: 1986 – 1988

 

Production: 2 audiotapes, 2 audiographics and 1 video for an introductory calculus course.

 

 

 

Instructional designer

 

For: PPLK, USM     Duration: 1986 – 1989

 

Work load:

 

19 modules and 1 study guide of distance education courses in the following areas: business, chemistry, physics and mathematics.

 

 

11. Public Service:

 

 

Vice President Malaysian Mathematical Society Pulau Pinang Branch.

 

 

1988

 

President Malaysian Mathematical Society Pulau Pinang Branch.

 

1999-2000

 

President Muslim Students Association at University of California, Santa Barbara.

 

 

1993

 

Graduate Students Association in Education representative in the senior and junior Statistics and Research Methods Faculty Search Committees at the Graduate School of Education, UCSB.

 

 

1992-1994

 

Committee Member of MOVE

 

1998-1999

 

Member of the Organizing Committee of MOVE Conference “Asian Values on Trial? Miracles and Failures.”

 

 

1999

 

Secretary general of MOVE

 

2000-present

 

Committee Member of PKAPUSM

 

2000

 

Member of the editorial board of the Malaysian Journal of Distance Education

 

 

2000

 

Member of the organizing committee of the National Conference on Management Science/Operations Research

 

 

2000

 

Chairman of the organizing committee of the PKAPUSM Conference “The Role of the Academic Community in Dealing with the Political, Social and Economic Crises Affecting Malaysia.”

 

 

 

2001

 

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