Theme 1 – Keynote Speaker

DEAN,USM's School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,

Theme 1 – Keynote Speech: Microwave Technology

Brief Biography

MOHD ZAID ABDULLAH graduated from University Science Malaysia (USM) with a B.App. Sc. degree in Electronics in 1986 before joining Hitachi Semiconductor (Malaysia) as a Test Engineer. In 1989 he commenced an M.Sc. in Instrument Design and Application at UMIST. He remained in Manchester, carrying out research in Electrical Impedance Tomography at the same university, and received his Ph.D. degree in 1993. He returned to Malaysia in the same year to start a career as a lecturer with USM. His research interests include digital image processing, computer vision and electromagnetic sensing. He has published numerous research articles in international journals and conference proceedings. One of his papers was awarded The Senior Moulton medal for the best article published by the Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2002. He is also a recipient of many prestigious international fellowship awards such as the Association of the Commonwealth Universities (UK), the Japanese Society Promotion of Science (Japan), the Royal Society (UK) and the Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council (UK). Presently he is a Professor and the Dean of the USM's School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Professor Mohd Zaid Abdullah is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK.

Theme 2 – Keynote Speaker

Professor ,School of Engineering ,Monash University,,Malaysia.

Theme 2 – Keynote Speech: Evolutionary Algorithm for flexible assembly line scheduling

Brief Biography

Dr. S. G. Ponnambalam is a Professor in the School of Engineering at Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia. He has a Ph.D in Computer Integrated Manufacturing form Bharathiar University , Coimbatore , India . Dr. Ponnambalam has held academic and administrative positions at various higher learning Institutions such as PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore , and National Institute of Technology, Trichy in India .

He is teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of Mechatronics, manufacturing and manufacturing management and supervising number of doctoral students in the area of manufacturing automation and extensive application of evolutionary optimization. He is currently working on a research project in the area of SWARMROBOTICS . He is currently heading the holding the Mechatronics Engineering Department at Monash University, Sunway Campus. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE-Transaction on Automation Science and Engineering, International Journal of Robotics and Automation, and International Journal of Computers and Applications. He is also serving as editorial board member for many international journals.

He is holding a Senior Member status of IEEE, Fellow of IMechE(UK), and CEng(UK). He has over 200 articles published in various referred journals, refereed conferences and chapters in edited books. His articles are published in different peer-reviewed journals that include International Journal of Operations & Production Management, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, International Journal of Industrial Engineering, Production planning and Control, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Computers & Industrial engineering, Journal of Material Processing Technology and International Journal of Intelligent Systems, Technology and Applications.

Theme 4 – Keynote Speaker

Deputy Director for the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning, National University of Singapore .

Theme 4 – Keynote Speech: Mathematical Modeling and its relevance to the management of epidemics /infectious disease

Brief Biography

Lakshminarayanan Samavedham is the Deputy Director for the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning, National University of Singapore. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chair of the General Education Committee, NUS. He is also a Fellow of the NUS Teaching Academy. Prior to joining NUS in July 2001, he was a Principal Consultant for Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation in Japan. Lakshminarayanan got his Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees from BITS, Pilani; IIT Madras and University of Alberta, Canada (all in Chemical Engineering) respectively. His research focuses on the use of data for systems modeling, control, optimization and policy generation. He has published over 70 research articles in international peer reviewed journals, over 110 conference papers and about 25 invited and keynote talks. In higher education, he is interested in the scale-up of innovations, and in the use of technology for helping students gain mastery over threshold concepts. He is the recipient of two international research awards, best paper awards in conferences and the Outstanding Educator Award at NUS (given to the top 0.1% of faculty members at NUS each year).

Theme 3 & Theme 5 – Keynote Speaker

Dr. S. R. S. Prabaharan
Professor, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Manipal International University (MIU),
Kuala Lumpur,


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Theme 3 & Theme 5 – Keynote Speech: Will Nano Technology dominate 21 Century and beyond?

Brief Biography

Dr S.R.S.Prabaharan is a full Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Malaysia.  He is currently attached to  Manipal International University (MIU), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  He is currently the Head of Electrical and Electronics Engineering programme in MIU.  Dr Prabaharan graduated from the American College, Madurai with his first degree in Physics (special) and Masters in Physics and Electronics. He obtained his PhD from Madurai Kamaraj University in the field of Solid State Ionics in the year 1991. He has authored over 100 international Peer reviewed high impact journals such as Advanced Functional materials, J. Physical Chemistry (C), Journal of Power Sources, Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, Journal of Materials Chemistry etc. He has four granted patents including USA and Japan in Li-Ion Batteries. He has served as visiting professor in USA, France and Japan. He has delivered over 25 Invited and Keynote talks in scientific forum held abroad including the American Chemical Society Conference held in USA. He has served in the international advisory committees in nanotechnology, materials and electrical and computer systems conferences. He has been technology consultant to office of Prime minister of Malaysia (MDC, UNIK).    He has been invited to share his view on the UNIK's Advanced Energy Technology (PM's department, Malaysia).     He is the editor of “Nanotechnology of Advanced Electrochemical Power Sources” published by Pan Stanford Publisher, Singapore.