Dr. Abdullah Gani

Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia

Mitigating Predictability of DAG-based Cryptocurrency Using Gopher Burrow Excavation Algorithm


Abdullah GANI is now a Director, at the Research Management Centre, University Malaysia Sabah. He was a Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Computing and Informatics, University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) before assuming the directorship. Before joining UMS, he was a Professor and Dean at the Department of Computer System and Technology, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, Malaysia. He obtained tertiary academic qualifications from the University of Hull, UK – B.Phil, and M.Sc (Information Management) and the University of Sheffield, UK for Phd in Computer Science. Prior to his degree studies, he acquired the Teaching Certificate from Kinta Teaching College, Ipoh and Diploma of Computer Science, from ITM. He has vast teaching experience due to having worked in several educational institutions locally and abroad – schools, Malay Women Teaching College, Melaka, Ministry of Education; Rotterham College of Technology and Art, Rotterham, UK, University of Sheffield, UK.

His research interest kicked off in 1983 when he was chosen to attend the 3-Month Scientific Research Course in RECSAM by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia. Since then, more than 250 academic papers have been published in proceedings and respectable journals internationally within top 10% ranking. He received a very good number of citations in Web of Science as well as Scopus databases. He actively supervises numerous students at all levels of study – Bachelor, Master and Phd. Area of interest in research includes Self-Organized Systems, Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Wireless related networks, Big Data and Data Science, Broadband Wireless, IOT, IR4.0 and Quantum Network.

He was working on Mobile Cloud Computing with the High Impact Research Grant of USD 800,000 (RM3.5M) for the period of 2011-2016. He was also the Principal Investigator of the research ‘Al- Quran and Hadith Authentication Systems’ with the grant of RM650,000. Besides that, he has received several grants of more than RM350,000. He was the Director of the Centre for Mobile Cloud Computing Research (C4MCCR), which focuses on high impact research. The Centre has published more than 90 papers in Tier 1 and Tier 2 ISI-indexed journals in the last 5 years. He was also the Director of the Centre for Data Science and Analytics, Taylors University. Internationally, he served as a Visiting Professor at the King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, Adjunct Professor at the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. He served as a reviewer to several high-quality journals and was Chief-in-Editor of Malaysian Journal of Computer Science, ISI-indexed journal. He serves as Grant Proposal Evaluation Panel for Chile Government, and Kazakhstan Government for number of years. Locally, he was a Visiting Professor at the University Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (2015-2017). He serves as a panel for FRGS Grant Proposal Evaluation. He serves as a Chairman of Industry Advisory Panel for Research Degree Program at UNITEN, Malaysia (2015-2017). He is a senior member of IEEE and was elected as a Fellow Academy of Sciences Malaysia (FASc) for Engineering and Computer Science discipline. He was appointed as a member of Eminent Scholar Panel of Majlis Dakwah Negara. He receives several international recognitions – World Top 1% Highly Cited Researcher, 2019, 2020 (WoS), World’s Top 2% Scientist 2020 (Stanford Univ), Malaysia 1st Top Computer Science Scientist 2019, 2020, 2021 (Research.com)