Homepage of Nik Nailah Binti Abdullah



There are two calls for PhD scholarship offering:

1.  Real-time health agent of anytime, anywhere patient care diagnosis and treatment. Deadline 14 April 2015. Click here for more information.

2. Pervasive Computing Technologies in Intensive Care Unit for the Improvements of Managing Medical ErrorsDeadline 14 April 2015. Click here for more information.


My research interests
I am a computer science and cognitive science research scientist. I am currently an academic staff at the School of Information Technology, Monash University Malaysia, Bandar Sunway. 

My research interests is in the formalization of communications based on situated cognition, activity theory, with combination of language theories, in the context of collaboration, and coordination (co-located, and mediated by tools) using ethnography as a research method. With the aim in developing an AI-based tools that models human (communicative) behavior for better understanding of human cognition - in language and action.  I am also interested in medical informatics - applying AI techniques and cognitive science theories to develop new computer models in context interpretation in medical devices technology settings.

I believe that in order to understand cognition better, we must not ignore empirical data in our formal models - quoting from Gregory Bateson 'The observations cannot be denied, and the fundamentals must be fitted' !

If you want to understand more about my fundamental research interest and motivations, watch my Google Tech Talk  here on the 'Activity States Framework' . Also click here to find out the current progress of Activity States Framework! 

My curriculum vitae here (html format).




For correspondence:

email: bintister@gmail.com