AI expert offered RM10,000 per month

Malaysia TVET graduate makes mark in AI and ML technologies

23 Apr 2024 10:15am
Image for illustrative purposes only. - 123RF (Small picture: Norhasmira)
Image for illustrative purposes only. - 123RF (Small picture: Norhasmira)

SHAH ALAM - Malaysia's technical and vocational education and training (TVET) field opens job opportunities and plays a role in developing high technology in the country.

This factor, along with her interest in electronics and medicine, has led Dr Norhasmira Mohammad, 34, to be listed among the 600 scientists invited to attend a conference with Nobel Prize winners in Health in Germany.

According to the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology expert, her efforts paid off when she was offered to join a research project by a giant company with a lucrative payment of over RM10,000 per month.

"My specialisation in AI and ML allows me to apply these technologies across various fields, including general health, forensics, and dentistry, through algorithms that I develop.

"I consider this effort worthwhile as I was selected among 600 young scientists to go to Germany last year, and Malaysia only sent five representatives.

"I do work in the academic field, but I was also offered earlier this year to conduct research and development (R&D) with a technology company with a very high payment," she told Sinar.

Commenting further, Norhasmira said the journey she has gone through has not been easy, but her deep interest in science and technology has led her to continue her studies up to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) level at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM).

She added that her research has attracted domestic and international attention from academics.

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Through the skills she has learned, she has successfully proven that TVET graduates can also achieve success at higher levels.

"After completing the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), I pursued a Diploma in Electronics Engineering (Medicine) at Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (PSA), and then I continued a bachelor's degree in the same field at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

"While conducting research at the PhD level, I applied AI technology in Forensic Science, namely in determining the age of a corpse through dental conditions alone, and many are interested in this study," she added.