His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah graced the 32nd UBD convocation ceremony on 2nd November 2020, awarding twenty one UBD Computer Science students their bachelors’ degrees.
Societies will stagnate if they do not innovate and thus, it is crucial that our students are armed with the latest computational skills and knowledge in technology to help society stay relevant and globally competitive as well as advance technologically. These sentiments were echoed in His Majesty’s titah as quoted below:
“He said UBD must make sure its digital initiatives are in line with the country’s Digital Economy Masterplan 2025 and its research must take into account the ever-changing landscape.” – thescoop.co
“His Majesty also viewed a special exhibition featuring a research project by graduating student Dayang Nurbazilah binti Haji Metussin on a Hand Gesture Recognition device. The project aimed to develop a Natural User Interface, NUI, using hand gesture recognition to control different devices and systems. The model was developed to control appliances of a smart home using a video camera and machine learning models. NUI is not only convenient but can help those with disabilities to carry out daily activities.” – RTB News coverage on Final Year UBD Computer Science student, Nurbazilah Haji Metussin RTB News Footage Link
In line with the Digital Economy Masterplan, UBD has started the Digital Science programme in August 2020 with four majors in Data Sciences, AI & Robotics, Cybersecurity & Forensics and Computer Science.