FPT-UBD Innovation Lab showcase: Participants share projects and learn new skills from 16-week program

Article prepared by Dr Hong Wee Hong and edited by Dr Fairuzeta


FPT-UBD Innovation Lab is a 16-week intensive software development training program, jointly conducted by UBD and FPT. FPT is the largest IT enterprise in Vietnam, comprising of 7 ICT companies, 1 university and with a presence in 21 countries. The first round of training took place between 21 August and 9 December 2017.


On the 18th December 2017, the FPT-UBD Innovation Lab showcased a selection of the projects from the program. The event was attended by participants from both within and outside ofUBD. The showcase started with an introductory talk delivered by Professor Pham Trung Hai, the chief mentor of the program from FPT.




Figure 1 - The showcase started with an introductory talk delivered by Professor Pham Trung Hai, the chief mentor of the program from FPT.


Figure 2 – Audience during the FPT-UBD Innovation Lab showcase held on the 18th December 2017.



One of the presentations demonstrated the destructive power of a virus software, jointly developed by Ton That Bao (an FPT university student) and Thilan Shiroyuki Liyanage, who recently completed his A-levels at Jerudong International School. The duo showed that in order to develop a defense against the virus, an understanding into the mechanism of the virus is needed. During this presentation, the audience witnessed how easily the virus spreads itself, unnoticed and silently collected every single keystroke made by the user.


Another presentation showcased FBRU, a Brunei food search engine developed by Siti Mufassirah binti Zaini, a third year student from FOS’ Environmental and Life Science Programme, and Ho Trọng Đức (an FPT university student). During this presentation, they displayed the various features implemented in their web application. It was a considerable achievement for Siti Mufassirah binti Zaini, who, prior to the 16-week training, had no knowledge of programming.


Another FOS student, Muhammad Adib Bin Asri presented an online bicycle rental web application called Core Cycle, an idea inspired by the increasing popularity of cycling in Brunei and on the UBD campus. He demonstrated the functionalities of the web app that have been implemented in his work and discussed ideas for future developments.


A recent graduate from FOS’ Computer Science BSc programme, Ak Adri Fadhlan bin Pg Hj Rakawi, together with Ngô Ngôc Lâm (an FPT university student) demonstrated their work on remote control of home devices from a web interface and mobile phones. They shared the technical abilities they had gained from the lab program, as well as the results of the project, focusing on the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.




Figure 3 - Participants of the FPT-UBD Innovation Lab showcased their projects. Ton That Bao (an FPT university student) and Thilan Shiroyuki Liyanage (recently completed A-levels at Jerudong International School) demostrated the destructive power of a virus software that they have developed.


Figure 4 – FOS student, Muhammad Adib Bin Asri showcased “Core Cycle”, an online bicycle rental web application that he developed.


Figure 5 – Siti Mufassirah binti Zaini, a third year student from FOS’ Environmental and Life Science Programme, and Ho Trọng Đức (an FPT university student) presented their web application search engine called FBRU. Siti Mufassirah binti Zaini, despite having no prior knowledge of programming, successfully developed this software


Figure 6 – Ak Adri Fadhlan bin Pg Hj Rakawi, a recent graduate of FOS Computer Science BSc Programme, partnered up with Ngô Ngôc Lâm (an FPT university student) focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) – smart homes theme and demonstrated their work on remote control of home devices from a web interface and mobile phones.


The showcase concluded with the presentation of certificates from Pengiran Dr. Mohammad Iskandar bin Pengiran Haji Petra, the Director of Innovation, Office of Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), UBD, to the course participants.


The next round of training will be held from 5th March 2018 to 23rd June 2018. For further enquiries or details on enrolment, please visit www.filu.global or contact innovationlab@ubd.edu.bn.