CSSE Seminar Series

The Fourth Industrial Revolution - Current and Future


Professor Mohd Saberi Mohamad


Director of the Institute For Artificial Intelligence and Big Data (AIBIG), Universiti Malaysia Kelantan

Time & Place

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 12:00:00 NZST in Jack Erskine 445


The Fourth Industrial Revolution 4IR tells the world how individuals move between digital domains and offline reality through the use of advanced digital technologies in their lives. 4IR includes hardware, software, and biology that we call as cyber-physical systems, and emphasizes advances in communication and connectivity. This article as a whole describes the current development of 4IR. At the same time it also illustrates the future of IR4.0 growing. Subsequently, it outlines 4IR and the use of digital technology to drive its development. Technologies that are shaping the so-called 4IR include robotics, the Internet of things, artificial intelligence, big data, etc. This article also describes how the Fourth Industrial Revolution impacts individuals, economies and societies. Furthermore, it elaborates the path forward to ensure that the Fourth Industrial Revolution is a force for good. Finally, discussions about the opportunities and threats that come from 4IR are also addressed.


Professor Dr. Mohd Saberi Mohamad is now the director of the Institute For Artificial Intelligence and Big Data (AIBIG), Universiti Malaysia Kelantan. He completed his Ph.D. within 2.5 years at Osaka Prefecture University in 2010. His research areas are Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Bioinformatics, and Industrial Revolution 4.0. He has received the 2018 Malaysia's Research Star Award in the category of young researchers. The award was conferred by the Ministry of Education Malaysia (MEM) and was officiated by the Minister of MEM. The recipient of this award is selected by international parties namely Elsevier (Scopus) and Clarivate Analytics (ISI-Web of Science). He also received several other awards such as an outstanding reviewer for Journal of Neurocomputing (Impact Factor: 3.241; 1st Quartile) and Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (Impact Factor: 2.879; 1st Quartile), university excellent service awards twice, best paper awards in several conferences, and awarded scholarships for studies in Degree, Master and Ph.D.

He has been the project leader for 16 research grants and as the project member for 19 research grants. He has also published 112 articles in the international refereed journal (ISI and SCOPUS indexes), 95 articles at international conferences, 62 book chapters, five research books, and six edited books. He was invited as guest speaker at various international workshop, seminar, institute, and university in national and international levels. He has also been the chairman and committee member for 38 international conferences in Japan, Europe, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, USA, China, Korea, and Indonesia.