Credentials

Academics

Nanyang Technological University

MSc in CybersecurityJan 2023 - Jun 2024 • CGPA 4.00/5.00

  • Coursework:
    Computer Security
    Application Security
    Cryptography
    Security & Risks Management
    Network Security
    Software Security
    Security Monitoring & Threat Detection
    Forensics
  • Capstone Project: A More Efficient Root Cause Analysis using LLMs
    • Supervisor: Prof. Liu Yang
    • Mentor: Dr. Ge Jingquan

Taylor's University

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)Aug 2015 - Aug 2018 • CGPA 3.80/4.00

  • Recipient of Taylor's Tertiary Merit Scholarship award
  • Obtained Dean's List award for all long academic semesters
  • Dual-award certification twinning with University of West England, Bristol
  • Selected Coursework:
    Advanced Database Systems
    Artificial Intelligence
    Cryptography
    Data Mining
    Mobile Applications Development
    OOP using Java
    OOP using C++
    Distributed Applications Development
    Operating Systems
    Software Design
  • Final Year Project: International Procurement Online Matching System (IPOMS)
    • Academic Supervisor: Ms. Norhidayah Hamzah
    • Industrial Supervisor: Ms. Leanne Loh Yee Lian
  • Activities & Societies: Peer-Assisted Learning Services (PALS), First Year Experience (FYE), Christian Fellowship

Foundation in ComputingAug 2014 - Aug 2015 • CGPA 3.63/4.00

  • Recipient of Taylor's High Achievers' Scholarship award
  • Obtained Dean's List award for all long academic semesters
Work Experience

Taylor's College

LecturerAug 2020 - Dec 2022

  • Lectured subjects offered at pre-university level (approx. 10-100 students per subject):
    Introduction to Computing
    Web Programming
    Object-Oriented Programming
    Object-Oriented Analysis & Design
    • Tutored subjects:
      Practical IT Skills
      Introduction to Algorithm
    • Maintained a consistent overall 4.0+/5.0 satisfaction rate based on students' reviews
  • Developed new syllabi under Taylor's Curriculum Framework 2.0 (TCF 2.0) for all lectured subjects as subject leader
    • New syllabi in use for Aug 2022 student intake onwards
  • Reported to:
    • Mr. Lee Weng Ken (Program Director, Foundation in Computing)
    • Mr. Sean Lim Eng Lye (Program Director, Diploma in Information Technology)

Freelance Work

Private TutorSept 2018 - May 2022

  • One-to-one private tutoring for: Mathematics & Additional Mathematics (IGCSE/SPM)

Sunway University

Research AssistantJan 2019 - Dec 2020

  • Involved in development of a real-time traffic planner system for a fog computing environment
  • Researched on energy efficiency schemes for wireless communications in fog computing environments
  • Project Title: Smart and Security Enhanced Transportation Ecosystem for a Future Sustainable Smart City
  • Reported to:
    • Prof. Yau Kok Lim
    • Dr. Richard Wong Teck Ken

Taylor's University

Research Support PersonnelJun 2019 - Mar 2020

  • Developed Capstone Project Repository (CPR) utilizing PHP, MySQL and Bootstrap 3 for a knowledge management research project; allows for submission of current capstone project reports and viewing past capstone projects
  • Prototype web application presented to Dean of Faculty of Innovation and Technology (FIT)
  • Project Title: Prescriptive Knowledge Elicitation Model for Knowledge Management
  • Mentor: Dr. Sanath Sukumaran

PALS Leader (Peer Tutor)Jan 2015 - Jun 2018

  • Peer tutored math-centric computing and programming subjects to junior students at Foundation, Diploma, and undergraduate levels
  • Most students placed under "High-Risk" category managed to pass these subjects after at least 2 weeks of attendance

SME International Trade Association of Malaysia

InternJan 2018 - Mar 2018

  • Involved in development of a web prototype for a confidential project under the organization
  • Prepared informative videos showcasing:
    • Company Profile (2018 ver.) and Recent Initiatives in 2017
    • SmartID9 - a QR code alternative for combating proliferation of falsified/illegal document materials or products
  • In partial fulfilment of the requirements for IND60206 Industrial Training, a core subject under Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Taylor's University.
  • Mentors:
    • Ms. Mary Low
    • Ms. Megane Soo
  • Academic Supervisor: Ms. Sumathi Balakrishnan
Teaching Experience

Taylor's College

LecturerAug 2020 - Dec 2022

Subject Lead (in chronological order of start date)

  • ITS30605 Web Programming (Aug 2020 - Dec 2022)
    Foundation in Computing (FIC)
  • ITS42104 Object-Oriented Analysis & Design (Aug 2020 - Dec 2022)
    Diploma in Information Technology (DIT)
  • ITS30505 Introduction to Computing (Jan 2021 - Jul 2022)
    Foundation in Computing (FIC)
  • ITS42004 Object-Oriented Programming (Apr 2021 - Dec 2022)
    Diploma in Information Technology (DIT)

Tutor (in chronological order of start date)

  • CSC30905 Practical IT Skills (Apr 2022 - Dec 2022)
    Foundation in Computing (FIC)
    • Subject Leader: Ms. Chempaka Seri Abdul Razak
  • ITS30705 Introduction to Algorithm (Aug 2022 - Dec 2022)
    Foundation in Computing (FIC)
    Foundation in Engineering (FIE)
    • Subject Leader: Ms. Chempaka Seri Abdul Razak

External Examiner

  • ITS30705 Introduction to Algorithm (Jan 2022 - Mar 2022)
    Foundation in Computing (FIC)
    Foundation in Engineering (FIE)

Taylor's University

PALS Leader (Peer Tutor)Jan 2015 - Jun 2018

Peer Tutor (in chronological order start date, grouped by subject leader)

  • Subject Leader: Mr. Ireneaus Tan Yeong Yih
    • MTH30204 Mathematics 1 (Jan 2015 - May 2015)
      Foundation in Computing (FIC)
    • MTH30404 Algebra & Calculus (Jul 2015 - May 2016)
      Foundation in Computing (FIC)
    • MTH30504 Discrete Mathematics (Jan 2016 - May 2016)
      Foundation in Computing (FIC)
    • MTH40303 Computing Mathematics (Apr 2017 - May 2017)
      Diploma in Information Technology (DIT)
    • MTH30405 Introduction to Computing Mathematics (Aug 2017 - May 2018)
      Foundation in Computing (FIC)
  • Subject Leader: Assoc. Prof. Thulasyammal Ramiah Pillai
    • MTH60104 Mathematics for Computing 1 (Apr 2016 - Dec 2016)
      Undergraduate Level
    • MTH60804 Computing Mathematics (Apr 2017 - Dec 2017)
      Undergraduate Level
  • Subject Leader: Ms. Shageetha Ramachandran
    • MTH40303 Computing Mathematics (Aug 2016 - Oct 2016)
      Diploma in Information Technology (DIT)
  • Subject Leader: Mr. Sean Lim Eng Lye
    • ITS60304 C Programming (Oct 2016 - Dec 2016)
      Undergraduate Level
  • Subject Leader: Ms. Sarojini Devi Nagappan
    • ITS40704 Object-Oriented Programming (Apr 2017 - May 2017)
      Diploma in Information Technology (DIT)
Research

Research Interests

Software Security
Software Testing
Large Language Models (LLMs)
Curriculum Development

Publications

  • S. Srivastava, Y. Wan, H.W. Heng, "Description, Implementation and Performance/Security Analysis of ASCON128 V1.2", International Journal For Multidisciplinary Research, vol. 5, no. 6., pp. 1-35, 2023, doi:10.36948/ijfmr.2023.v05i06.10225