Rubaiath E Ulfath

Rubaiath E Ulfath

Industry PhD project title: Optimising the total cost of owning and operating centralised chilled water plants.

RACE University and Industry partners: RMIT University, Exergenics (Industry Partner).

Previous education and work background: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Computer Science & Engineering.

What attracted you to the RACE Industry PhD?

I am intrigued by the project of RACE Industry PhD which resolves the real-world challenges, that is why wanted to have the opportunity to become a part of the interdisciplinary research team and contribute to more significant research.

When you were young, what did you want to be when you were older?

I started using a personal computer when I was in primary school and gradually started exploring the infinite possibilities of this amazing device. My intense interest in this magical device fuelled my desire to become a computer scientist.

What do you hope to achieve?

I am highly motivated to explore the massive potential of Machine Learning and Deep Learning based solutions for optimising the total cost of owning and operating centralised chilled water plants. Moreover, I aim to work on novel designs and automated AI frameworks to solve these real-life problems efficiently.

What are you most looking forward to?

Currently, my primary focus is on achieving optimal outcomes from my PhD research.

What innovation/change would you like to see in 5-10 years’ time?

There is a lot of hope for continued progress in AI and automation technologies, enabling more efficient and intelligent systems across industries. This includes advancements in autonomous vehicles, robotics, natural language processing, and machine learning algorithms that can improve various aspects of our lives. That’s why I would like to see improvements and innovation in Artificial Intelligence and automation in 5-10 years’ time.

Fun fact about you:

During my high school days, when I created my first social network account, I marked my job status as “Engineer” and set the privacy option to “Only Me.” However, at that time, I had no clue that I would eventually get admitted into a Bachelor’s degree program in Computer Science and Engineering at a university in my country.

Favourite quote:

“Verily, with hardship comes ease” (Quran, 94:5).