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    UiTM graduates join the first all-women Data Science and Artificial Intelligence department in MDEC

    Nabilah Mohd Akhir and Farah Nabillah Mohamed Jizad, both graduates of Master of Data Science, Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences (FSKM) of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) join the newly-formed Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) department in Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). This all-women team will continue MDEC’s constant drive to leverage new technologies to bring relevant and market-driven products and services.

    The announcement was made by Surina Shukri, CEO of MDEC on 9 March 2021, in conjunction with International Women’ Day. Surina was very pleased that MDEC continues to bridge the gender divide reflecting their commitment to ensuring shared prosperity for all, in line with the visions of the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL).

    The appointment is a continuation of the Digital for Malaysia Associate Programme (DMAP) which provides opportunities for new graduates in the fields of digital technology, data science, and AI to gain digital work experience in these fields.

    The Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences (FSKM), UiTM Shah Alam is committed to the university’s vision in providing frontier technology knowledge to bumiputra and the nation. Among the programs offered is the Master of Data Science, which was first offered in September 2017, and to date, the program has around 50 graduate students.

    Students from the Masters in Data Science program were trained to transform a sea of data into actionable insights and solve vexing problems through modeling, statistics, analytics, and mathematics skills and help make objective decisions for organisations. The appointment proved that graduates from the Masters in Data Science have high employability prospects and with the full support from the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM).

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