IEEE Malaysia Section Executive Committee 2021/2022
Md Pauzi Abdullah (M’06, SM’13) is an Associate Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Johor Bahru, where he currently holds the position of Director (Electrical Power Engineering). He is also a Research Fellow at the Centre of Electrical Energy Systems (CEES), UTM. He is a Chartered Engineer registered with the Engineering Council, United Kingdom, a Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and a Certified Energy Manager registered with the ASEAN Energy Management Scheme (AEMAS). He is also a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA (SMIEEE) and a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (MIEM). He received the bachelors degree (B.Eng) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten), Malaysia in 2002, masters degree (M.Sc) in Electrical Power Engineering and doctorate degree (Ph.D) from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom in 2003 and 2008 respectively. His research interests include power systems analysis, systems security, deregulated electricity market and demand-side management. He has volunteered in many IEEE positions/activities since 2011. He was the Chair of student activities for IEEE Malaysia Section for 4 consecutive years (from 2012 until 2015). He initiated the first Leadership Camp for IEEE Student Branches in 2012, the first IEEE Malaysia Student Congress in 2013 and the first Online IEEE Malaysia Undergraduate Final Year Project Competition in 2014. Pauzi also actively involved in IEEE Power & Energy Society Malaysia Chapter. He was the Chair (2017-2018), Vice Chair (2015-2016), Secretary (2012-2013), Executive Committee (2011,2014) for IEEE Power & Energy Society Malaysia Chapter. Currently, he is the Chair-Elect for IEEE Malaysia Section (2019-2020). He has involved in many IEEE conferences where he served as the organizing committee. He was the General Chair for 2018 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECon2018) and General Co-chair for 10th IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference 2018 (APPEEC).
Fawnizu Azmadi Hussin (M’02, SM’14) is an Associate Professor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Universiti Teknologi Petronas. Fawnizu graduated from University of Minnesota, USA (B. Electrical Engineering, 1999), University of New South Wales, Australia (MEngSc, 2001) and Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan (D.Eng, 2008). He is an active volunteer with the IEEE Malaysia Section since 2009. He was the 2013 & 2014 Chair of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Malaysia Chapter, Chair of IEEE Malaysia Section (2019 & 2020) and currently Membership Development Coordinator for IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific) (2021-2022). For his volunteer work with IEEE, he was awarded the 2018 Region 10 (Asia Pacific) Outstanding Volunteer Award. At UTP, he was the Program Manager of Master by coursework program (2009-2013), the Deputy Head of Electrical & Electronic Engineering department (2013-2014) and the Director of Strategic Alliance Office (2014-2018). He was a Visiting Professor at Intel Microelectronics (Malaysia)’s SOC DFx department in 2012-2013 and at Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology (2020). He has four patents under his name and another two pending. Dr Fawnizu published two books and more than 130 technical papers. Personal website : https://bit.ly/fawnizu
NORDIN RAMLI is an award recipient of Top Research Scientist Malaysia (TRSM) and Young Scientist Network (YSN) by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, in 2018 and 2014, respectively. He received a B.Eng degree in electrical engineering from Keio University, Japan in 1999. He received the M.Eng and Ph.D. degrees, both in electronic engineering from The University of Electro-Communications, Japan in 2005and 2008, respectively. He has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry including research and development work. Previously, he was at Telekom Malaysia Berhad as network engineer from 1999-2008, and lecturer at Multimedia University, Malaysia from 2008-2009. Currently, he is a Senior Staff Researcher at the Wireless Innovation Department of Corporate Technology, MIMOS Berhad, Malaysia. He is overseeing the solution development of MIMOS’s in house technology to the government and enterprise sector, especially the IoTs and big data-related projects. On the research
Nabilah Ibrahim is an associate professor of electrical and electronic engineering at University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). She received the B. Eng in Telecommunication Engineering and M. Eng in Computer Sciences both from Shibaura Institute of Technology Japan. She holds a doctorate degree in Electronic Engineering which she received from Tohoku University Japan. During her work in UTHM, she served as Head of Department of International Office from 2015-2017 and currently she served as Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Integrated Engineering (IJIE). Dr. Nabilah involves in Biomedical Electronic research area which include image processing, digital signal processing, and sensor and IOT application in medical devices. She is a member of IET and BEM.
Nur Idora Abdul Razak is a Senior Lecturer in Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam. She received her MSc. in Mobile and Personal Communications and PhD in Telecommunications from King’s College London, UK in 2008 and 2012 respectively. She was seconded to the University IT Office as a coordinator (2014-2018) and head of unit (2018-2020). She was also appointed as the chair of the university IT and Electronics Technical Committee (2018-2020). She is a member of Wireless Communication Technology (WiCoT) Research Group. Her research interest is on device-to-device communications, mobile edge computing and artificial intelligence (AI) in wireless communications.
Dr Haidawati Mohamad Nasir is a senior lecturer at the Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Institute of Information Technology. She obtained her PhD degree from the department of Electrical and Electronic, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in 2012. Her research interest is in the signal and image processing with application to super-resolution image reconstruction, image enhancement and computer vision
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Nur Ashida Salim (M’2010, SM’2018) is an associate professor at the Centre for Electrical Power Engineering Studies, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). She received her PhD in Electrical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi MARA in 2015, Master in Engineering (Power System & Electrical Energy) from Universiti Malaya in 2006 and Bachelor in Electrical Engineering (Hons.) from Universiti Teknologi MARA in 2003. Dr Nur Ashida is the counsellor for IEEE UiTM Student Branch since 2019 and member of the Board of Engineers (BEM), Malaysia.
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Aznilinda Zainuddin is a Senior Lecturer in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Pasir Gudang Johor. She is a Companion Member of the Institutes of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), a member of the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and Malaysia Board of Technologist (MBOT). She obtained her MSc. In Electrical Engineering from UiTM which she was involved in nano-electronics research work focusing on memristor. Her current research interest is on inventive problem solving and machine learning on space weather. Prior to joining the academician, she was attached with Agilent Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd and Western Digital (M) Sdn Bhd as a Senior Product Engineer.
Rosmiwati Mohd-Mokhtar received her B.Eng. degree with honours and the M.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1999 and 2002, respectively. She received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia in 2008. She joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia in October 2008. Currently she is an Associate Professor and a Mechatronic Program Chairman at the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, USM. She is also a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.) of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) of Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Senior Member to Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member to Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). Her research interests include system identification, advanced control system design, process modelling, process optimization, mechatronics applications and underwater system applications. Rosmiwati has been with IEEE for 16 years. She is also a member to IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE), IEEE Control System Society (CSS) and IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES.) She is currently a Chair for IEEE WIE Malaysia Section (2019-2020), Secretary to IEEE OES Malaysia Chapter (2015-2018) and the executive committee to IEEE CSS Malaysia Chapter (2019). She is also a counsellor to IEEE USM Student Branch (2013-2015) and advisor to IEEE USM WIE Affinity Group (2016-2019).
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Mohd Hafiz Ismail a lecturer at School of Microelectronic Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP). Hafiz obtained BEng in Electronic Engineering and MSc in Microelectronic System Design from University of Southampton, United Kingdom. He joined IEEE since 2010, currently the Vice Chair of IEEE Malaysia Section Sensors and Nanotechnology Joint Councils Chapter (2018-2019) and Executive Committee (Educational Activities) of IEEE Malaysia Section Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (2018-2019). Hafiz was the Ambassador of IEEE Day 2018 for Malaysia Section. His research interests are phononic crystal structure, surface acoustic waves and respiratory drug delivery. He was a visiting researcher at Micro Nano Sciences and System, FEMTO-ST Institute, Besancon Farance and Ultrasonic Lab, Institute of Applied Mechanics, National Taiwan University under Mobility Grant (2013) and Jim Gatheral Scholarship (2014), respectively.
Mohammed Hussein is a recent graduate of Multimedia University (MMU) with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Currently, he is pursuing his master’s degree in Engineering Science as a graduate research assistant at the same university. Mohammed joined IEEE in 2016 and started his volunteering work as a Vice-Chair for IEEE MMU SB. In 2017, he was elected as a Chair of the SB. Considering his excellent experience with IEEE Students, he was appointed as Malaysia Section Student Representative 2019-2020. In 2020, he founded IEEE PES Student Branch Chapter at MMU. Currently, he is serving as an ExComm for IEEE Malaysia Section Consultants Network Affinity Group (CNAG). Mohammed has been IEEE Malaysia Best Members Recruiter over the past 4 years recruiting over 320 members. He has received multiple awards on a personal level as well as team level. His latest award associated with IEEE, was R10 SAC Outstanding Student Volunteer Award 2019.
Bernard Lim is currently the Vice President, Director and co-founder of Appscard Group AS and Appscard Global Research & Innovation Center, a technology startup company working on biometric smartcard with R&D and Operation facility based out of Bayan Lepas, Penang. He has held various senior management roles in manufacturing in different industry that includes General Manager SAM E&E and Operations Manager in Jabil Circuit. He has also been involved as co-founder in multiple technology startup companies. He obtained his bachelor’s degree (B. Eng (Hons) In Electrical & Electronics) at Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Business Administration in Wawasan Open University. He is a Professional Engineer and Fellow of Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, a senior member of IEEE and an Associate Fellow of ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET). He was the Past Chairman of IEEE Penang Joint Chapter and is currently an executive Committee of IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) Malaysia Chapter and Executive Committee of IEEE Electronic Packaging Society (EPS) Malaysia Chapter. Bernard is currently the Management Council of Penang Skill Development Center (PSDC), the Chairman of The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (Penang Branch), Executive Committee of IEM, IEM Council Member, Committee Member of IEM Material Engineering Technical Division and Past Chairman of IEM Electronic Engineering Technical Division. Ir Bernard is also an ASEAN Engineer Register (AER) Executive Committee and the permanent member for the technical committee on Innovation Management (NSC Y/TC11).