Dr Saiful Azmi Husain


Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Science


Dr Saiful Azmi Husain received BSc Ed degree from Universiti Brunei Darussalam in 1995, MSc Degree from University of East Anglia, Norwich, England (2000) and PhD degree in Mathematical Sciences from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia in 2005. He is currently a senior lecturer, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Brunei. Most of his research works are mainly focusing on the mathematical modelling and simulation of linear viscoelastic materials and he had undertaken quite number of research projects and has academic network with Australian, U.S. and Indian institutions. He was a former UBD|IBM Technical Coordinator as well as a former Deputy Director of the Centre, collaboratively working with researchers at IBM India and IBM, Watson, U.S. & Brazil on cutting-edge smarter planet modelling topics on regional climate-weather modeling, renewable energy and flood forecasting, using high-performance computing facilities at UBD, which resulted to some high quality top tier publications and several joint patents of commercial values.


Modelling & Simulation of Climate Change
Mathematical Modelling of Visco-elastic Materials
Modelling & Simulation of nano-hybrid materials synthesis


1. Raizan Rahmat et. al. , “A Regional Climate Modelling Experiment for Southeast Asia” (2014)-https://www.researchgate.net/publication/264730756_A_Regional_Climate_Modelling_Experiment_for_Southeast_Asia
2. Lucas C. Villa Real, Jose Edgardo L. Aban, Saiful A Husain, “A Novel Noise Removal Algorithm for Vertical Artifacts in Digital Elevation Models” (2014)-
3. SocketWatch: An autonomous appliance monitoring system, T Ganu, D Rahayu, DP Seetharam, R Kunnath, AP Kumar, V Arya, Saiful A Husain, Shivkumar Kalyanaraman, IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom), IEEE, 38-43, 2014
4. nPlug: a smart plug for alleviating peak loads, Tanuja Ganu, Deva P Seetharam, Vijay Arya, Rajesh Kunnath, Jagabondhu Hazra, Saiful A Husain, LC De Silva, Shivkumar Kalyanaraman, Third International Conference on Future Energy Systems: Where Energy, Computing and Communication Meet (e-Energy), IEEE, 1-10, 2012.
5. Constrained tâtonnement for fast and incentive compatible distributed demand management in smart grids, S Jain, N Balakrishnan, Y Narahari, Saiful A Husain, NY Voo, Proceedings of the fourth international conference on Future energy systems, ACM, 125-136, 2013.


1. The Kohlrausch function: properties and applications
2. Modelling the relaxation modulus of linear viscoelasticity using Kohlrausch functions
3. nPlug: a smart plug for alleviating peak loads
4. Natural flexural vibrations of a continuous beam on discrete elastic supports
5. Sums of exponentials approximations for the Kohlrausch function


Grant type: BRC, Grant Number: L106102, Project Title: Hydrology, Climate, Weather Modelling, Renewable Energy and Crop Modelling, Investigators (PI/Co-PI): Saiful Azmi Husain (Technical Co-ordinator)
Shivkumar Kalyanaraman (Technical Coordinator), Start Date: 13/11/2010, End Date: 12/11/2013
Grant Type: Others, Grant Number: , Project Title: Climate Change Projections and Assessment of Impacts; Modelling and Capacity Building Programme - India- ASEAN Region, Investigators (PI/Co-PI): Saiful Azmi Husain-Project Leader/Project Manager Start Date: 31/12/2015, End Date: 31/05/2017"


Patents in Energy:-

(i) Enforcing fine-grained demand management in smart grids, Inventors:
Jagabondhu Hazra, Saiful A Husain, Shivkumar Kalyanaraman, Balakrishnan Narayanaswamy, Publication date: 2012/10/23, Patent office: US, Application number:

(ii) Managing electricity usage for an appliance, Inventors:
Vija Arya, Tanuja Hrishikesh Ganu, Saiful A Husain, Shivkumar Kalyanaraman, Ashok Pon Kumar, Chandratilak De Silva Liyanage, Dwi Rahayu, Devasenapathi Periagraharam Seetharamakrishnan, Publication date: 2013/7/26, Patent office, US, Application number:

Vijay Arya, Tanuja Hrishikesh Ganu, Saiful A Husain, Shivkumar Kalyanaraman, Ashkok Pon Kumar, Swarna Latha Mylavarapu, Devasenapathi Periagraharam Seetharamakrishnan, Liyanage Chandratilak De Silva, Publication date: 2014/12/4, Patent office: US, Patent number: 20140358309, Application number: 13/907084

(iv) ""Distributed Phase Balancing"" -
Vijay Arya, Tanuja Hrishikesh Ganu, Saiful A Husain, Shivkumar Kalyanaraman, Jagabondhu Hazra, Devasenapathi Periagraharam Seetharamakrishnan.
[Rated File] docket no: IN920130254US1

Patents in Patents in Climate-Weather Modelling

(i) “Automating weather model configurations”, Inventors:
James Peter Cipriani, Thomas George, Saiful A Husain, Rashmi Mittal, Anthony P Praino, Yogish Sabharwal, Vaibhav Saxena, Lloyd Alan Treinish
Publication date: 2012/11/16, Patent office US, Application number

(ii) “Generating an Ensemble of Forecasting Models”, Inventors: Thomas George, Balakrishnan Narayanaswamy, Saiful A Husain, Yogish Sabharwal, Lalit Dagar, A.G. Naim, [Rated File]:-docket no: IN920130230US1

(a) Project Consultant and Project Coordinator for the ASEAN 2009
e-culture/heritage workshop for youth (ASEAN ICT fund)

(b) Project Consultant and Project Coordinator for the ASEAN 2011
Environmental Impact Assessment System Workshop (ASEAN ICT fund)

Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

(i) collaboration with IBM Research, India, USA and Brazil
(ii) collaboration with Indian Institute of Science (IISc)-Climate modelling
(iii) collaboration with Centre for Climate Research, Singapore (CCRS)-SEACAM project
(iv) collaboration with Met Office Hadley Centre, UK-climate modelling
(v) collaboration with Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI), National University of Singapore (NUS)-climate modelling
(vi) Collaboration with Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department-climate modelling


(i) Chairman & National Coordinating Committee for the Australian Mathematics Competition (2006-present)
(Please refer to http://www.amt.canberra.edu.au/amcdnbrunei.html)

(ii) ASEAN Training of Trainers programme for Renewable Energy seminar in Solar PV system-construction & installation process, commissioning, maintenance, operation and hands-on exercise. [trainers from Renewable Energy Academy, Berlin, Germany] (2015)

(iii) ASEAN Training of Trainers programme for Renewable Energy seminar in Renewable energy policies & strategies, feed-in tariffs & standard power purchase agreement, institutional requirements for effective Renewable Energy policy implementation, support mechanisms for distributed generation & biotechnology review. [trainers from Renewable Energy Academy, Berlin, Germany] (2016)