IEEE Malaysia Distinguished Lecturer Program (MyDLP)

1.0 Information on MyDLP program

IEEE Malaysia Distinguished Lecturer Program (MyDLP) is a new program initiated in 2018 as a platform to recognize IEEE members (both professionals from the industry and academicians) for their technical expertise. IEEE Malaysia provides this platform for sharing of knowledge on advanced and new topics by members for members.

Each MyDLP speaker is appointed for a period of two years and is required minimum three lectures on the proposed topics within two years. IEEE Malaysia Section and the partner IEEE Malaysia Technical Chapter will provide financial support to conduct the MyDLP talks at the host universities. List of MyDLP lecturers will be advertised in a special portal in IEEE Malaysia website and in the quarterly newsletters.

2.0 Inviting MyDLP speakers to your event

Active IEEE Student Branches in collaboration with IEEE Malaysia technical chapter(s) are given priority in inviting the speakers. MyDLP Speakers Invitation can be submitted using the form available at MyDLP Application Form.

It is expected that at the beginning of every MyDLP talk, 15-20 minutes will be allocated to introduce and promote IEEE Malaysia. An IEEE membership booth should also be setup and manned by the student branch volunteers.

IEEE Malaysia Section will support the travel and accommodation expenses for the DLP speaker up to a maximum of RM1000 per MyDLP talk. The partnering IEEE Malaysia Technical Chapter will support the additional expenses at the host universities, including local arrangements, expenses for volunteers, promotional activities, F&B expenses, etc.

3.0 MyDLP Speakers for 2019-2020

Based on the number of proposal submitted at the end of 2018, Malaysia Section has decided to appoint the following distinguished panel as the first group of MyDLP Speakers under this program.

 

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Mohammed Rawidean Mohd Kassim
Senior member
MIMOS Bhddean@mimos.my

Mohamed Rawidean Mohd Kassim has worked for more than 30 years in MIMOS (Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems), the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia. MIMOS is the government applied and industrial R&D arm in IT and microelectronics.

He joined MIMOS as a Research Fellow and now is the R&D Manager in the Technology Deployment department. His research interest area are Wireless Sensor Network (WSN), Internet of Things (IoT), Real-Time Systems and Multimedia. He has participated in more than 30 national and international R&D projects as a team member, or leader on technical and management positions. Mohamed Rawidean is an IEEE Senior Member. He was the IEEE Computer Society Malaysia Chapter Chair from 2002 to 2013.

He has eight patents registered under his name, mostly in wireless sensors, networks and sensor applications. He received his B.Sc. (Hons) degree in the Computer Sciences (1987) from National University of Malaysia, and his M.Sc. in Interacting Systems Design (1993) from

Lecture #1: Applications of WSN in Agricultural Environment Monitoring Systems
Lecture #2: A 7-Level Smart Home Systems for XY Generations

 

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Prof Dr Saad Mekhilef
Senior Member
Universiti Malaya
saad@um.edu.my / mekhilef@yahoo.com

Saad Mekhilef is an IET Fellow and IEEE senior member. He is the associate editor of IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics and Journal of Power Electronics. He is a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya since June 1999. He has been the Head of Department of Electrical Engineering, the Deputy Dean of Postgraduate studies and the Acting Dean for the faculty of Engineering. He is currently the Director of Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Research Laboratory-PEARL- He is the author and coauthor of more than 300 publications in international journals and proceedings (184 ISI journal papers) and 5 books with more than 13000 citations and 57 H-index, 114 Ph.D. and master students have graduated under his supervision. He has 6 patents. Prof. Saad listed by Thomson Reuters (Clarivate Analytics) as one of the Highly Cited (Hi Ci) engineering researcher in the world, and included in the Thomson Reuters’ The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2018.

Lecture #1: Power Electronic Systems for the Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Sources
Lecture #2: Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) Controllers for Photovoltaic (PV) System – current status and future prospects

 

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Prof Ir Dr Mohd Rizal Arshad
Senior member
Universiti Sains Malaysia
eerizal@usm.my / dr.rizal@gmail.com

Mohd Rizal Arshad graduated from the University of Liverpool, in 1994 with a B.Eng. in the field of Medical Electronics and Instrumentation. He then pursued his MSc. in Electronic Control Engineering at the University of Salford, graduating in Dec. 1995. Following from this, in early 1996, he continued his study with a PhD degree in Electronic Engineering, with specialization in robotic vision system. After completing his PhD training, i.e. January 1999, he started working at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia as a full‐time academic. He has supervised many postgraduate students at the MSc. and PhD. levels. He has also published actively in local and international publications. He is currently a Full Professor and the Dean of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, USM. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) for a period of two years (2016/2018).

He is currently the President of the Malaysian Society for Automatic Control Engineers (MACE) and Chair of the Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) Malaysia Chapter. In early 2017, he was awarded with the Professional Engineer (P.Eng) status by the Board of Engineer, Malaysia (BEM). Prof Rizal is well known as the pioneer of underwater system technology research efforts in Malaysia. Prof Rizal is very interested in investigating the fusion of the natural world with the modern engineering pool of knowledge.

Lecture #1: Swarm Robotics ‐ Concepts and Its Potentials
Lecture #2: ASV and AUV Robotics Platform Technology: Advancement and Potentials

 

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Prof Dr Lim Eng Hock
Senior Member
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
limeh@utar.edu.my

Eng Hock Lim (S’05-M’08-SM’14) was born in Malaysia. He received his B. Sc. (electrical engineering) from National Taiwan Ocean University in 1997, M. Eng. (electrical and electronic engineering) from Nanyang Technological University in 2000, and Ph.D. (electronic engineering) from City University of Hong Kong in 2007. Currently, he is a Professor at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia. He served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation from 2013 to 2016. He is the founding chair of the IEEE Council on RFID, Malaysia Chapter. His current research interests include RFID antennas, reflectarrays, transmitarrays, and multifunctional antennas.

Lecture #1: Design of Miniature Metal-Mountable UHF Tag Antennas
Lecture #2: Design of Novel Patch-Based Reflectarrays

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Call for MyDLP Speaker’s Proposal

IEEE Malaysia Distinguished Lecturer Program (MyDLP) is a new program initiated in 2018 as a platform to recognize IEEE members (both professionals from the industry and academicians) for their technical expertise. IEEE Malaysia provides this platform platform for sharing of knowledge on advanced and new topics by members for members.

Each MyDLP speaker will be appointed for a period of two years and is required to deliver minimum three lectures at the inviting host venues on the proposed topics within two years

Distinguished lecturers will receive a letter of appointment. Token of appreciation will be given after the appointment period. IEEE Malaysia Section and the partner IEEE Malaysia Technical Chapter will provide financial support to conduct the MyDLP talks at the host universities. List of MyDLP lecturers will be advertised in a special portal in IEEE Malaysia website and in the quarterly newsletters.

It is expected that at the beginning of every MyDLP talk, 15-20 minutes will be allocated to introduce and promote IEEE Malaysia. An IEEE membership booth should also be setup and manned by the student branch volunteers.

 

Inviting MyDLP Lecturers

Active IEEE Student Branches in collaboration with IEEE Malaysia technical chapter(s) are given priority in inviting the speaker. Details of MyDLP Speakers Invitation will be provided to all members from February 2019 once the speakers have been appointed.

IEEE Malaysia Section will support the travel and accommodation expenses for the DLP speaker up to a maximum of RM1000 per MyDLP talk. The partnering IEEE Malaysia Technical Chapter will support the additional expenses at the host universities, including local arrangements, expenses for volunteers, promotional activities, F&B expenses, etc.

 

Submission of MyDLP Proposal

IEEE members are invited to submit the application as MyDLP speakers by following the guidelines as below. Deadline for submission of MyDLP proposal is 11:59 pm, 31st Dec 2018, Malaysia Standard Time (GMT+8). The proposal will be reviewed by MyDLP Review Committee (MRC) and will be announced by 15th February 2018, for the appointment of MyDLP speakers effective 1st March 2019 until 28th February 2021 (2-year term). Members of the MRC are appointed by the executive committee of IEEE Malaysia Section.

The MyDLP proposer needs to fill out this application form (Form IEEEmy-MyDLP-P01) and send together with the relevant attachments to the MyDLP chair, Fawnizu Azmadi Hussin (fawnizu@ieee.org) before the deadline. The proposal needs to include the following:

  • Two proposed talks, which could be similar or completely different
  • Title of the proposed talks
  • Abstracts (max 250 words)
  • Speaker’s experience on the proposed topics (including CV)
  • Draft presentation materials

 

Criteria of Evaluation

Selection of MyDLP speakers is based on the following criteria:

  • professional competence and recognition of the technical expertise,
  • communication and presentation skills,
  • proposed topic areas,
  • contribution to a balanced program, and
  • recommendation by the IEEE chapters, i.e. chapter chairs

All MyDLP proposals shall be approved by the IEEE Malaysia Section, taking into consideration the recommendations by the MyDLP Review Committee (MRC).

For further information, please contact the MyDLP chair.

 

Fawnizu Azmadi Hussin
MyDLP chair – fawnizu@ieee.org

MyDLP Proposal Form for Speakers

Download MyDLP Application Form for Chapters

MyDLP 2019-2020 Speakers

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