Guest Lecture: Artificial Intelligence- Concepts, Techniques and Industry Applications

posted 11 Mar 2020, 04:23 by web user

The IT Department at UCB hosted Mr. Rajib Bhattacharya, Technical Consultant – Analytics | Big Data | AI | IoT, Gulf Business Machines, Bahrain, to share his experience on “Artificial Intelligence – Concepts, Techniques and Industry Applications”. The event was organised by Head of IT Department Dr. Nandita Sengupta, on 18th February 2020 at UCB campus.

During the lecture Mr. Bhattacharya explained Enterprise AI and how it is being used in different industries elaborating IBM’s AI Platform (Watson) and why BSc IT students should know about it. He described different AI Services (e.g., Conversation, Discovery, Visual Recognition, Natural Language Classifier, Natural Language Understanding, Tone Analyzer etc.).

His session also included a detailed discussion on emerging technologies of IT like Automatic Object Detection and Visual Recognition using deep learning techniques and PowerAI Vision, covering details regarding IBM Data Science Platform - Watson Studio.


Ms. Shemily P. John, lecturer - General Studies Unit at the University College of Bahrain authored the book “Soliloquy”

posted 11 Mar 2020, 02:17 by web user   [ updated 11 Mar 2020, 02:24 ]


Ms. Shemily is an English lecturer by profession and Soliloquy is her first book, a collection of poems, mostly exploring human emotions and fears, deeply melancholic depicting transparent sentiments and expressions. Ms. Shemily is a known writer, social activist and a female campaigner. She has numerous poems published in the well-known daily newspapers in English and articles in Malayalam. 

Dr. Shahnawaz Khan visited UK for International Scientific Research Collaboration

posted 10 Mar 2020, 03:41 by web user   [ updated 11 Mar 2020, 02:29 ]

Dr Shahnawaz Khan, Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Technology and Secretary General of Scientific Research Council, visited United Kingdom’s research and academic institutions and universities for strengthening the research collaborations during a weeklong trip from January 19-26, 2020. The visit was organised by the Higher Education Council Bahrain in cooperation with UK’s Scientific and Innovation Network, the British Council and the British Embassy.

Dr. Shahnawaz represented UCB to promote research that is aligned with Bahrain’s National Strategy and to have international research collaboration in the research field interests of UCB’s researchers.

Key components of the strategic research objectives were:

  1. Collaboration: formal research collaboration with global research networks.
  2. Benchmarking: Formal benchmarking with the global research centers for granting research funding, implementing research best practices, developing research infrastructure and research culture.
  3. Enhancement of the research infrastructure (such as laboratories, equipment, etc.) with effective resources to generate a supportive research environment.
  4. Funding and Grants: continuous external funding and research grants

UCB researchers are actively involved in variety of Research fields such as:

  • Islamic Finance & Banking
  • Islamic Social Finance (zakat, waqf)
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Financial Technology (fintech)
  • Cyber Security
  • Smart Cities
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Natural Language Processing

UCB Graduate and Bahrain National Football Player - Mahdi Al Humaidan visited UCB

posted 10 Mar 2020, 01:20 by web user   [ updated 10 Mar 2020, 02:09 ]

UCB proudly welcomed Mr. Mahdi Al Humaidan, a UCB graduate and Bahrain National Football Team player at its campus in Saar on the 16th of February 2020. In honour of Bahrain’s victory at the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup, Mr. Al Humaidan was presented with MBA scholarship by the President of UCB, Dr. Salah Emara. During the visit he also met with a huge student fan base including students and lecturers who taught him during his time at UCB.


Guest Lecture: Introduction to choice theory and reality therapy

posted 25 Feb 2020, 05:45 by web user   [ updated 10 Mar 2020, 01:14 ]

UCB organized a guest lecture on an “Introduction to choice theory and reality therapy” for the students and faculty members on the 24th of February 2020. The lecture was conducted by Dr. Farida D’Silva Dias – Behavioural Consultant, Executive Coach and Psychotherapist. She is also a Senior Faculty Instructor of the William Glasser Institute, USA, and practitioner of Reality Therapy.

The lecture was inspirational, with students and faculty members benefiting from topics like inspiring quality in the classroom, lead management and management without coercion.



Students Camping Day

posted 25 Feb 2020, 04:28 by web user   [ updated 25 Feb 2020, 04:58 ]

UCB organized a camping day at Sakhir’s Breeze Camp for all its students on the 19th February 2020. The purpose of this camping event was to provide the students with some fun time apart from their usual days.

As an educational institution, UCB always makes sure that campus life of all students is well taken care off and to provide them with a unique extra curriculum experience.

Dr. Nandita Sen Gupta, Head of IT Program at the University College of Bahrain authored the book "Intrusion Detection - A Data Mining Approach"

posted 9 Feb 2020, 00:13 by web user

Dr. Nandita Sen Gupta, Head of IT Program at the University College of Bahrain authored the book "Intrusion Detection - A Data Mining Approach" published by Springer. The book is unique in terms of its content, organization, and writing style. Primarily intended for graduate electrical and computer engineering students, it is also useful for doctoral students pursuing research in intrusion detection and practitioners interested in network security and administration. The book also covers a wide range of applications, from general computer security to server, network, and cloud security.

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2019 Emerald Literati Award for Excellence

posted 24 Dec 2019, 21:39 by web user

Dr. Muhammad Rizky Prima SaktiAssistant Professor of Islamic Finance at UCB received the 2019 Emerald Literati Award for his article “Corporate Governance and Cash Holdings: The Way Forward”  published in Qualitative Research in Financial Markets.

The Emerald Literati awards are one of the largest, independent award schemes led by publishers. Established to celebrate and reward the outstanding contributions made by Emerald's scholarly community, these awards help strengthen the impact of the winning research and support the author's scholarly journey by providing the recognition and international acclaim they deserve. 

National Day celebrations at Campus

posted 15 Dec 2019, 23:16 by web user

Students and faculty members celebrated the Bahrain National Day at UCB campus on December 10, 2018. The university was decorated with Bahraini flags and traditional food and music were among the festivities of the day.

Bahrain Football Team Lifts the Gulf Cup 2019

posted 9 Dec 2019, 06:12 by web user   [ updated 9 Dec 2019, 06:13 ]

UCB congratulates the Bahrain National Football Team for its historical victory at the 24th Gulf Football Cup. Bahrain lifted the trophy defeating Saudi Arabia with 1-0 with Mohamed Al Rumaihi netting during second half leading to Bahrain's victory.

A special congratulations to Mahdi Al Humaidan, a UCB graduate playing as a forward at the Bahrain National Team. 

Last night’s victory now open the doors to endless possibilities - including qualifying for the World Cup.

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