Sujata Navaratnam

Programme Leader (KDU Degree Programme)
School of Computing and Creative Media
+603 5565 0732
Sujata holds a Bachelor (Hons) in Computer Science and a Masters in Software Engineering. A PhD candidate with research interests in the areas of computer security and image processing. She is also a Certified Software Tester and Certified Hacking and Forensics Investigator. An academician at heart, Sujata began her career in lecturing where she has progressed through several positions in the last 18 years.  

She has worked in various capacities which have developed her both as an individual and a professional where she is trained in developing market-driven programmes in both postgraduate and undergraduate levels. Well-versed with the procedures and policies of faculty management and the operations within Institutes of Higher Learning. She is professionally trained in academic development and collaborates with researchers from various institutes on research grants.

  • Doctor of Philosophy Informatics (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), On-going)
  • Master of Software Engineering (Open University Malaysia, 2012)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), 2001)
  • Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Biometrics
  • Introduction to Security
  • Operating Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Principles of Software Engineering
  • Software Requirements Engineering
  • Software Project Management
  • Formal Methods
  • Technical Writing for Software Engineers
  • Mobile Device Programming     
  • E-Commerce Management
  • Mobile Commerce          
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Introduction to Information System       
  • Business Information Systems 
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Programming Logic and Design
  • C++ Programming             
  • Java Programming
  • C Programming                  
  • Visual Programming
  • Fundamentals of Programming                 
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
Research & Publications

Sujata Navaratnam, Siti Fazilah, Valliappan Raman and Sundresan Perumal, Automated Kidney Stone Segmentation by Seed Pixel Region Growing Approach: Initial Implementation and Results,  International Journal of Engineering and Tehnology, 2018.
2016Sujata Navaratnam, Siti Fazilah ShamValliappan Raman Sundresan Perumal,Proposed Seed Pixel Region Growing Segmentation and Artificial Neural Network Classifier for Detecting the Renal Calculi in Ultrasound Images for Urologist Decisions,IJCSI International Journal of Computer Science Issues,13,5,62-68, 2016.

Sundresan Perumal, Sujata Navaratnam, Cindy De Vosse, Siti Fazilah binti Shamsuddin, Ganthan Narayana Samy,Comparative Studies on Mobile Forensic Evidence Extraction Open Source Software for Android Phone,American Scientific Publishers Advanced Science Letters, 2016.

Valliappan Raman Sundresan Perumal Sujata Navaratnam,  Siti Fazilah Shamsudin,Computer Assisted Counter System for Larvae and Juvenile Fish in Malaysian Fishing Hatcheries by Machine Learning Approach,Journal of Computers,11,5,423-431, 2016.
2015Valliappan Raman, Sundresan Perumal,Matlab Implementation Results: Detection and Counting of Young Larvae and Juvenile by Image Enhancement and Region Growing Segmentation Approach,International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering(TM),5,Issue-2,57 - 65, 2015.

Semantic Extractor Tool: Matlab Results and Evaluation on Sematic Extraction in Sports Video, International conference on Intelligent Systems, Data Mining and Information Technology (ICIDIT 2014) , Bangkok.


Information Technology for Managers, Centre for Instructional Design and Technology, Open University Malaysia.
Research Grant / Consultancy Project
Research Grant

Title: Facio Cyber Forensic: Recognition and Extraction  of Good Quality Faces In Poor Resolution Videos From Video Surveillance By Intergrated Wavelet Technique. (2017)
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor/Grant: KDU University College (RM24900)

Title: One KDU Forensics Toolkit - To Develop a new Forensic Tool with the capability to extract deleted chat logs, images, documents and deleted brower history from the suspected computer. (2016)
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor/Grant: KDU University College (RM24900)

Title: Kidney Stone Detection System - Leveraging Seed Pixel Region Growing Segmentation and Artificial Neural Network Classifier for Detecting the Different Size of Renal Calculi in Ultrasound Images. (2016)
Role: Co-Researcher
Sponsor/Grant: KDU University College (RM24700)

Title: Automated Larvae and Fish Counter: Proposed Computer Assisted Prototype to Count the Larvae and Juveneile Fish by Enhanced Region Clustering Method in Malaysian Fishing Hatcheries. (2015)
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor/Grant: KDU University College (RM9600)

  • Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) Project under Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM).
Computer Science and Software Engineering 
  • Over 40 undergraduate students in their final year projects.
Awards and Recognitions
  • ITEX Silver Award - Augmented Reality Location Based Service Framework.
  • ITEX Silver Award - Augmented Reality Motion Detection Game.