Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dalila Mat Said,
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia
Empowering the Future: Solar-Powered Hydroponics with IoT Integration for Sustainable Living in Overcrowded Flat Communities
Dalila Mat Said is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), where currently holds the position of Director Center of Electrical Energy Systems, (CEES) Institute of Future Energy, UTM. She is a Professional Engineer registered with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Registered Electrical Energy Manager certified under the Energy Commission, Certified Professional Measurement and Verification and Certified Energy Manager registered with the ASEAN Energy Management Scheme (AEMAS). She received her B.Eng, M.Eng, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from UTM in 2000, 2003, and 2012, respectively. She was involved in power quality consultancy for over 10 years and served as an energy auditor for the commercial and industrial sector. She is a senior member of the Institute Electrical Electronic Engineer (SMIEEE), IEM graduate member as well as a Professional Technologist registered with the Malaysian Board of Technologies. Her research interest is on power quality, power system measurement and monitoring, electrical energy management, renewables energy and smart agriculture technologies.
This project addresses climate change and sustainability while simultaneously fostering economic empowerment within densely populated urban areas. In this project, the use of solar energy and IoT technology is seamlessly incorporated to power an innovative hydroponic system. Using renewable energy and data-driven monitoring and control, this initiative promotes sustainable agriculture, reduces carbon footprint, and creates income-generating opportunities for the community. Through this integrated approach, residents of flat communities can participate in locally grown produce cultivation and sale. This not only provides a sustainable source of nutritious food but also generates income, thereby enhancing their overall quality of life. By empowering residents with the tools to contribute to environmental sustainability while improving their financial well-being, this initiative represents a transformative step toward urban resilience in the face of climate change. It embodies a holistic approach that combines environmental consciousness, technological advancement, and community-driven economic development.
Mr. Krishna Rajagopal
CEO, AKATI SEKURITY, Malaysia
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Krishna is a well renowned expert in the IT industry focusing on Security, Forensics and raining. Krishna’s passion for Information Technology has kept him active in the field for two decades. He particularly focuses in Defense in Depth framework strategy formulation for corporates that encompasses areas such as Penetration Testing, Computer Forensics, SIEM, and DLP. Krishna has contributed extensively in helping numerous Governments and Global Banks to adapt to the Information Technology era. He has provided consultation and advice for banks including a prominent bank in Aruba when they were about to enter into the Online Banking scenario. The standards and procedures he has set for them are being used by all banks in Aruba today.
Krishna holds more than 50 different professional certifications and is recognized internationally as one of the best in the industry for IT Forensics / Computer Security. His professional certification includes ISO27001:2013 Lead Auditor, Prince2 Certified Practitioner, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and numerous others. To date, he holds the record of being the youngest MCSE in the country and also holds the record for scoring a perfect 1000 marks on the final exam − Networking Essentials. Besides the certifications from Microsoft, he has also certifications from Adobe, Cisco, Apple, Checkpoint, and Sun in various areas of IT.
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Syarfa Zahirah Sapuan,
Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Malaysia
Study and Analysis of Electromagnetic Fields in Railway Environments: Applications to Electronic Systems (EMC) and Human Body Effects (EMF)
Dr. Syarfa Zahirah Sapuan received a B.Eng. (Hons.) in electrical engineering from KUiTTHO (2006) and was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She received her M.Sc. degree in communication eng. from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in 2009 and her Ph.D. from UTHM in 2014. She is currently an Associate Professor at UTHM. She is an EMC Consultant for KVMRT2 communication systems, KVLRT3 power systems (PS&DS), and signaling systems for Bombardier Malaysia. She teaches EMC courses, EM theory, Applied Electromagnetic, Signaling, and Communications. She is an expert in EMC with 17 years of experience. Previously, she was the principal researcher of the EMC Cluster under EMCenter, UTHM. She is involved with several EMC projects and consultations with Petronas Global Technical Solution and Rapid Rail Sdn. Bhd. Her research interests include EMC, EMI, EMF radiation to humans, antenna calibration and design, and RF.
One of the crucial safety and performance elements of the railway system is electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) between equipment and electromagnetic field (EMF) towards the human body. In the railway environment, electromagnetics is a significant area of concern, not only because of the complicated electromagnetic environment but also because failing to comply would have serious safety and financial repercussions. The overall goal in terms of EMC is to ensure that all systems purchased and installed within the railway environment are electromagnetically compatible with one another (intra-system compatibility), as well as with their neighbors (inter-system compatibility) and the surrounding environment. In addition, the railway system may also produce dangerous EMFs due to its proximity to the general public and/or maintenance personnel. Each new system integration requires the coupling or integration of a brand-new configuration that presents EMF interference difficulties. As a result, EMC and EMF requirements that fall under the purview of the applicable EM standards must be stated earlier in the design process. Within the defined EM zone boundaries, which include railway, industrial, and residential areas, the entire system must function properly without any loss in performance or functionality. Other elements including cable design and layout, shielding, earthing, grounding, and bonding shall be taken into account throughout the development of the railway system in order to achieve overall compatibility for both equipment and people.