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 (Professor Dr.) Mohamed bin Othman
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(Professor Dr.) Mohamed bin Othman

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English, Malay

Areas of expertise:
Parallel And Distributed Computing; Computer Network; Scientific Computing

Dr. Mohamed Othman is an Associate Professor of Computer Science in the Dept of Communication Technology and Network, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), since 2001. In April 2008, he was appointed as a deputy director of InfoComm Development Centre (iDEC) at the same university. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the Department of Industrial Computing, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with distinction (Best PhD Thesis in 2000 awarded by Sime Darby Malaysia and Malaysian Mathematical Science Society) in 1999. During his PhD study, he has contributed and published twelve journal papers in which five were in impact factor journals and the others were in cited and indexed journals. Since 1989, in total, he had published 110 journal papers and more than 300 conference papers, both at national and international levels. He has expertise in several areas of computer science such as parallel and distributed algorithms, grid computing, high-speed computer network and scientific computing.

Among the famous places, he visited include in 2001, the Japanese Supercomputer Research Centre in Yokohama, Japan known as the Earth Simulator where in that particular year, it is ranked as the number one supercomputer in the world ranking and now it is at number 30 (Release Nov. 2007). Presented his paper at the House of Scientist, Akademgorodok, Novosibrisk, Russia and visited the Russian Academy of Science (Siberian Branch) in the same year. In 2005, he presented his paper at the Vietnamese Academy of Science, Hanoi, Vietnam. In 2007, he presented his paper at International Conference on Computational Science 2007, Beijing, China and visited the Peking University and Chinese Academy of Science.

He received “An Excellent Researcher” and “An Excellent Researcher 2006 for his great contribution in publication” awards from the Institute of Mathematical Research (INSPEM), UPM in 2003 and 2006 respectively. In 2007, he received “An Excellent Researcher for his great contribution in publication” award from Research Management Centre, UPM. Since 2002, he has received a total of 7 gold, 13 silver and 5 bronze medal awards in the UPM Invention, Research and Innovation Exhibition. In 2005, he received a gold and a silver medal awards in the IPTA Research Exhibition, and a bronze medal award in the Malaysian Technology Exhibition 2007.

He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society (Malaysian Section), the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) of Japan, Malaysian National Computer Confederation and life membership for Malaysian Mathematical Society. He is also a member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG) and the World Internet Society (ISOC).

He is also an associate researcher and program coordinator in the areas of High Performance Computing (HPC), Computer Networks and Scientific Computing at the Laboratory of Computational Science and Informatics, INSPEM, UPM. He is the coordinator of High Speed Machine at the same institute, (

1. Mohamed Othman & Leow Soo Kar, (1995), A Parallel Algorithm for Traveling Salesman Problem, Malaysian Journal of Computer Science, 8(1): 122-138

2. Mohamed Othman & Abdul Rahman Abdullah, (1998), The Halfsweeps Multigrid Method As A Fast Multigrid Poisson Solver, Intern. Journal of Computers Mathematics, 69: 219-229

3. Mohamed Othman & Abdul Rahman Abdullah, (1999), An Efficient Multigrid Poisson Solver, Intern. Journal of Computers Mathematics, 71: 541-553

4. Mohamed Othman and Abdul Rahman Abdullah, (2000), An Efficient Four Points Modified Explicit Group Poisson Solver, Intern. Journal of Computers Mathematics, 76: 203-217

5. Mohamed Othman and Abdul Rahman Abdullah, (2000), An Efficient Parallel Quarter-Sweep Point Iterative Algorithm for Solving Poisson Equation on SMP Parallel Computer, Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology, 8(2): 161-174

6. Mohamed Othman, J. Sulaiman dan A.R. Abdullah, (2000), A Parallel Half sweep Multigrid Algorithm on the Shared Memory Multiprocessors, Malaysia Journal of Computer Science, 13(2): 1-6

7. Othman, M., & Abdullah, A.R., (2000), Implementation of the Parallel Four Point Iterative Algorithm on Shared Memory Parallel Computer, In V. Malyshkin (Ed.), Parallel Computing Technologies (PaCT), Lecture Note in Computer Science (LNCS 2127): 293—307

8. Zhang, J., Kouatchou, J. & Othman M., (2002), On Cyclic Reduction and Finite Difference Schemes, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 145(1): 213--222

9. Shamala, S., M. Othman, M.Y.Saman & R. Johari, (2003), Pro-Active QoS Resource Management Schemes for Future Integrated Packet-Switched Network, Malaysian Journal of Computer Science, 16(2): 11-20

10. Othman, M., Abdullah, A.R. & Evans D.J., (2004), A Parallel Four Point Modified Explicit Group Iterative Algorithm on Shared Memory Multiprocessors, Parallel Algorithm and Application, 19(1): 1-9

11. Othman, M., & Abdullah, A.R., (2004), A Parallel New High Order Iterative Algorithm on SMP Parallel Computer, International Journal of Information Technology and Multimedia, 1: 53-61

12. Sulaiman, J., Othman, M. & Hasan M. K., (2004), The Quarter-Sweep Iterative Alternating Decomposition Explicit (QSIADE) Algorithm Applied to Diffusion Equations, International Journal of Computer Mathematics, 81 (12): 1559-1565

13. Azizol Abdullah, Mohamed Othman, Md. Nasir Sulaiman, Hamidah Ibrahim & Abu Talib Othman (2005), Data discovery algorithm for scientific data grid environment, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 65(11): 1429-1434

14. M.K. Hasan, M. Othman, Z. Abbas, J. Sulaiman, & J. Md-Desa. (2006) New Algorithm for Time Domain Maxwell Equations. International Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science, 1(3): 271-288

15. Elshaikh, M. A., Othman, M., Shamala S. & Desa J. (2006), A New Fair Weighted Fair Queuing Scheduling Algorithm in Differentiated Services Network, International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, 6(11): 267-271

16. Othman, M., Sulaiman, J., (2006), A Fast, Parallel Performance of Fourth Order Iterative Algorithm on Shared Memory Multiprocessors (SMP) Architecture, International Conference on High Performance Scientic Computing, (HPSC), Lecture Note on Computer Science on High Performance Scientific Computing (in press)

17. Othman, M., M. Abdullah, H. Ibrahim, S. Subramaniam, (2007), Adaptive Divisible Load Model for Scheduling Data-Intensive Grid Applications, In. Y. Shi et al. (Eds). Computational Science, Part I, LNCS 4487: 446–453.

18. Bashi A., M. Othman, M.H. Selamat, & R. Johari, (2007), Large Chordal Rings for Given Diameter and Uniqueness Property of Minima, Ars Combinatoria, 82: 243-252

19. Makarem Bamatraf, Mohamed Othman, (2007), Improved Balancing Heuristics for Optimizing Shortest Path Routing, Computer Communication, 30: 1513–1526

20. Al-Sharafi, M. Othman, S. Subramaniam, and Md Nasir Sulaiman, (2008), Incoporating Multiple Source in AMTree Protocol, Journal Computer Science, 4(1):6-9.

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