Au Thien Wan

Work place: Institut Teknologi Brunei, Jalan Tungku Link, Gadong, Brunei Darussalam



Research Interests: Information Security, Network Security, Information-Theoretic Security


Dr. Au Thien Wan is Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business and Computing who holds Ph.d degree in Information Technology from University of Queensland, Australia in 2013. He got to his credit eight paper in reputed International conferences and Journals. His research interests are mainly in E-learning, e-health, Networking and Security. He was also awarded best paper in 23rd Australasia conference on Information systems in 2012

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Application of Intelligent Agents in Wireless Prepaid Energy Meter

By Suresh Sankaranarayanan Au Thien Wan Nurafifah binti Sait

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Mar. 2016

Prepaid meter (PM) is getting very popular especially in developing countries. There are many advantages to use prepaid meter as opposed to postpaid meter both to the utility provider and to the consumer. Brunei has adopted PM but it is not intelligent and not wireless enabled. Reading meters and topping up balance are still done manually. Utility provider does not have information on the usage statistics and has only limited functionalities in the grid control. So accordingly an intelligent agent based wireless prepaid energy meter been developed using JADE-LEAP Agent development kit allowing agent from utility provider to query wireless energy meter for energy values for every household. These statistics can be used for statistical computation of the power consumed and for policy and future planning. Agent from consumers’ mobile devices can query the energy meter to study the power consumed and for topping up the balance. When the meter reaches the threshold, agent at energy meter would also send messages to alert consumers for topping up through mobile handset and failing to do so will lead to power being cut automatically.

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Smart Home Monitoring using Android and Wireless Sensors

By Suresh Sankaranarayanan Au Thien Wan Aida Harayani Pusa

DOI:, Pub. Date: 26 Aug. 2014

Common electrical hazards that occur at home are usually associated with the usage of faulty home appliances and electrical distribution. Circuit breakers are normally used to protect overloading at residential homes. We envisage that by monitoring continuously the usage characteristics of electrical power at every power point in real time could be the best method for protection. Presently, wireless sensor network (WSN) has been used in home monitoring to optimally manage the ‘well-being’ of power distribution in home in order to minimize hazards caused by electrical faults. This technique incidentally helps controlling the tariff by maintaining the power usage optimally. It has also been found that not much study has yet been made towards the use of WSN for monitoring electrical power and the consequent hazards with a view to ensure the welfare of residents at home. Based on this idea, we have developed a real time WSN based Electrical Hazard monitoring system that also uses android mobile application environment. The android based smart home monitoring, christened as ABASH system the details of which we present in this paper, detects the threshold violation in electrical parameters and produces an appropriate alert signal for home owners to enable them to take proper remedial actions depending on the situation, much before the circuit breaker operates. The proposed system has been validated specifically for the Brunei Electric standard as a case study. The details are provided in the paper.

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