Invitation To Jsm Colloquium Series: The Network Analysis And Genre Diversity Of Actors In Malay Films.

Dear Prof./Dato/ Datin/ Assoc. Prof./ Dr./ Mr./ Mrs./ Ms.,

We are pleased to inform the JSM Colloquium Series will be held as follows:

Title                : The network analysis and genre diversity of actors in Malay films.

Speaker               : Nurun Najwa Bahari,

                               Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.


Abstract              : Analyzing a dataset of 180 Malay films released from 2015 to 2020, we construct an actor network by connecting actors who have co-films. This analysis uses five measures for evaluating actor quality: number of films (TFA), degree centrality (DC), strength centrality (SC), betweenness centrality (BC), and normalized Herfindahl-Hirschman Index (NHHI). TFA, DC, and SC reflect an actor’s experience in the industry. These measures shed light on an actor’s experience, popularity, social importance, and their ability to work across diverse film genres. Additionally, we explore the concept of the “Kevin Bacon” of the Malay film actor network by examining the average shortest path between actors and nominate the “Kevin Bacon” of Malay films.


Date               : 21 July 2023 (Friday)

Time               : 10.00 am – 11.00 am

Medium         : i) Face-to-face (Venue: Bilik Mesyuarat Bangunan Sains Matematik, FST, UKM)

  1.                         ii) Online (Facebook Jabatan Sains Matematik, FST, UKM)


JSM Colloquium Series is a program held to give a space for researchers and students to share knowledge and research related to mathematical sciences. We cordially invite you and your colleagues to participate in this colloquium or to distribute this information to other members/co-workers in your department or institution. Attendance will be recorded in URUSBAKAT for UKM Staff.

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Thank you.

Dr. Lee Khai Chien

Senior Lecturer

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Science and Technology,

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia,

43600 Bangi,


Tel/Telephone     : 03-8921 3716