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Dr Oras Baker
Head of School, IT Postgraduate
Dr Oras Baker

Oras research interests lie in the intersection of Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems, focusing on the use of Intelligent Systems techniques (Soft Computing) to solve a range of problems in the areas of software development and the implications associated with the emerging Intelligent Systems technologies. He is also interested in Medical Informatics, Mobile Computing, Web Intelligence, and Energy Efficiency in ubiquitous environments.


2017: Certificate in Adult Education, Southern Institute of Technology. 

2009: PhD (Artificial Intelligence), University of Malaya, Malaysia. 


Head of School, IT Postgraduate


Postgraduate and Masters of IT

Professional Memberships/ Certifications/ Committees
  • IITP Member, Institute of IT Professionals New Zealand.  
  • IEEE Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 
  • IT Professional, Dunedin Branch Committee Member since 2019, New Zealand. 
  • NZQA reviewer, Information Technology and Computing Qualifications
External Profiles


Selected Research
  • Baker, O., Liu, J., Gosai, M., Sitoula, S. (2021). Twitter Sentiment Analysis using Machine Learning Algorithms for COVID-19 Outbreak in New Zealand. In 2021 IEEE Conference on System Engineering & Technology (ICSET2021), pp. 286-291. IEEE.
  • Baker, O., Yuan, Q. (2021, November 17-19). Machine learning: Factorization Machines and Normalized Discounted Cumulative Gain for Tourism Recommender System Optimisation [Paper Presentation]. 2021 IEEE International Conference on Computing (ICOCO 2021), Putra Jaya, Malaysia.
  • Baker, O., Yuan, Q., Liu, J. (2021, November 24-25). Collaborative Filtering Based-Recommender System Using Ant Colony Optimisation for Path Planning [Paper Presentation]. 2021 IEEE 5th International Conference on Information Technology, Information Systems and Electrical Engineering (ICITISEE), Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • Nguyen, Q., Baker, O. (2019). Applying Spring Security Framework and OAuth2 To Protect Microservice Architecture API. Journal of Software Engineering, 14(6), 257-264.
  • Baker, O., Thien, C. N. (2020). A New Approach to Use Big Data Tools to Substitute Unstructured Data Warehouse. In 2020 IEEE Conference on Big Data and Analytics (ICBDA), pp. 26-31.
  • Silver Medal (EXPO Research, Invention and Innovation) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Application of AI in Medical Prognosis).
  • NZQA reviewer, Information Technology and Computing Qualifications at Levels 2-6.
  • Assistant Editor, Journal of Applied Computing and Information Technology (JACIT) Produced by CITRENZ, NZ.
  • Editorial Board member for the International Journal for the Advancement of Science & Arts (IJASA), UCSI, Malaysia, ISSN 2180-4850.

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