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Conference Program


Date : 20th October 2021 (Wednesday)
Time : 8.30 am - 5.00 pm

8.00 am : Registration (online)
8.30 am : National Anthem
Department of Statistics Malaysia Official Song
Statistics Bloom in Harmony

Doa Recital
8.45 am : Welcoming Address by:
YBhg. Dato’ Sri Dr. Mohd Uzir Mahidin
Chief Statistician Malaysia
Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM)
8.50 am : Keynote Address by:
YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy)
9.15 am : Montage
9.30 am : Plenary Session: Navigating Resilient Recovery Through Statistics
    Moderator: YBhg. Dato’ Sri Dr. Mohd Uzir Mahidin
Chief Statistician Malaysia, DOSM
  1. Dr. Stephen Penneck
    President of International Statistical Institute
  2. Dr. Titi Kanti Lestari
    Director, Finance, Information Technology and Tourism Statistics
    BPS-Statistics Indonesia
  3. Prof. Geoffrey Williams
    Professor of Malaysia University of Science and Technology
  4. Prof. Yeah Kim Leng
    Director, Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia
11.00 am : Parallel Sessions 1 (PS1):
  : PS1(a): Optimising Potential of Granular Data in Evidence Based Decision Making
    Moderator: Puan Norhayati Jantan
Senior Director
National Accounts Statistics Division, DOSM
  1. Nowcasting Private Consumption with Credit Registry Data
    (Zhong Fei Ong et al, BNM)
  2. A Borrower-First Approach to Multi-Period Household Stress Tests
    (Aaron Luke et al, BNM)
  3. The importance of administrative data for statistical purposes 
    (Nur Nabila Najwa Abu Bakar et al, DOSM)
  : PS1(b): Emerging Statistical Models, Methodologies & Application
    Moderator: Prof. Dr. Yong Zulina Binti Zubairi
Associate Vice-Chancellor (International), UM
  1. An Empirical Study on the Returns to Scale of Malaysia’s Manufacturing Sector
    (Rozita Misran et al, DOSM)
  2. Analysis of Malaysia Input-output Table at Constant and Current Prices
    (Nurul Naqiah Mansor et al, DOSM)
  3. A Case Study of Malaysia’s FDI in Manufacturing sector towards Exports of Electrical and Electronics (E&E) (Zuradi Jusoh et al, DOSM)
  : PS1(c): Computing Platforms for Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
    Moderator: Dr. Ong Hong Hoe
Head of Data Science and Analytics, BNM
  1. An Alternative Local Crescent Moon Visibility Criteria: A Case Study of Teluk Kemang, Malaysia
    (Zuhaili Mohd Nasir et al, UM)
  2. Data-Driven Approach using Modin: A Scalable Parallel Processing for Larger Data Frames
    (Ahmad Najmi Ariffin, DOSM)
  3. Application of Topological Data Analysis and Machine Learning to Flooding Events in Nigerian Zones
    (Felix O. Ohanuba et at, USM)
12.00 pm : Break  
2.00 pm : Parallel Session 2 (PS2):
  : PS2 (a): Optimising Potential of Granular Data in Evidence Based Decision Making
    Moderator: Encik Saiful Anuar Husin
Manager of Data Management and Statistics, BNM
  1. Estimates of Poverty Rates Post COVID-19 Pandemic in Malaysia
    (Muhamad Hilmi Abdul Rahman et al, UM)
  2. Labour Market Information: The Development of Job Market Insights in Malaysia Context
    (Betty Hasan et al, DOSM)
  3. Managing and Leveraging on the Benefits of Data Flows in the Financial Sector
    (Chuah Lay Lian, BNM)
  : PS2(b): Data Intelligence: Transforming Statistics to Meaningful
    Moderator: Dr. Norshahida Shaadan
Senior Lecturer of Statistics, UiTM
  1. Repercussion of COVID-19 Towards Market and Command Economic Points in Sarawak
    (Anisa Mohammad Azahari et al, DOSM)
  2. Data Visualization for Malaysia’s External Trade Performance Using Tableau Desktop
    (Shamsuhasnizam Shamsudin et al, DOSM)
  3. Unemployment News Type in Malaysia By Topic Modelling and Cluster Analysis Approach
    (Faiza Rusrianti Tajul Arus, DOSM)
  : PS2(c):  Developing Niche Roles as Statistician and Data Scientist
    Moderator: Puan Noraliza Mohamad Ali
Senior Deputy Executive Director
Malaysian Bereau of Labour Statistics, DOSM
  1. What does it take to be a data scientist in the public sector financial services industry?
    (Dr. Chiung Ching Ho, BNM)
  2. Developing Data Scientists of the Future
    (Grace Ngu Sook Ern et al, PETRONAS)
  3. Quantifying the Impact of the U.S. Balance Sheet Policy on Financial Condition in Malaysia using a Newly Developed Financial Condition Index (Yee Ling Pang et al, UMS)
3.00 pm : Forum Session: Perspective in Reducing the Data Collection Predicament during COVID-19
    Moderator: Tan Sri Dato' Sri Ismail Haji Bakar
Non Executive Director Bank Islam
  1. Tan Sri Dato Soh Than Lai
    Chairman of FFM
  2. Dr Fairoza Amira Hamzah
    Lead Researcher at Coronatracker
  3. Dr. Kevin McCormack
    Head of Division, Sustainable Development Goals Indicators & Reports, Central Statistics Office of Ireland
4.15 pm : Announcement of The Best Young Statistician Presenter

Closing Session

5.00 pm : Session Adjourned