Circuits and Systems Society Malaysia

IEEE
2013

Annual Report (2013)

IEEE Malaysia Chapter Annual Report

IEEE Circuits and Systems Society

 

PART A – CHAPTER SUMMARY

A.1   Executive Summary

In year 2013, CASS Malaysia Section has successfully organized the 2nd ICCAS2013, held on the 18th – 19th September 2013 at the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Three speakers were invited to deliver keynote speeches during the conference. They were Assoc. Prof. Joseph Sylvester Chang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) Dr. Pui Boon Hean (Symmid Corporation) and Prof. Mingui Sun (University of Pittsburgh, USA). CASS Malaysia also organized two DLP talk, delivered by Prof. Mingui Sun and Prof. Robert Chen-Hao Chang; plus three technical talks delivered by Prof. Gerald Sobelman (University of Minnesota, USA), Mr. Edward Lim Jin Keong (Texas Instruments Malaysia) and Mr Benjamin Kwame Sarpong (Texas Instruments Dallas). CAS Malaysia also conducted two tutorials on Power management IC Design and VLSI System Modelling and Test. Other than the membership development, CASS Malaysia also engaged in four community activities in rural areas to promote engineering to secondary school students. During these events, the students were exposed to circuit and systems hands-on sessions where they developed robots as well as smart home systems. The activities received a warm welcome not only from the students but also from the school administrators. Other than that, CASS Malaysia also introduced two types of award in year 2013 to recognize talents in circuits and systems research field, which are IEEE CAS (M) Outstanding Dissertation Award and IEEE CAS (M) Innovation Award. The nomination was opened to final year undergraduate and postgraduate students at higher learning institutions in Malaysia; and review process were conducted among the CASS committee members. The awards were presented during CASS Malaysia Hi-Tea event in June. Besides that, CASS Malaysia also was awarded USD 1,000 from CASS Region 10 headquarter to participate in 2013 Networking CASS Chapters in Asia-Pacific Countries. Discussion on potential collaboration efforts between IEEE CAS Singapore and IEEE CAS Indonesia were successfully conducted in October-November 2013.

A.2   List of Officer and Executive Committee Members

No Name Post Affiliations
1 Maryam Mohd Isa Past-Chair UPM
2 Fawnizu Azmadi Hussin Chair UTP
3 Asral Bahari Jambek Vice Chair UNIMAP
4 Noor Ain Kamsani Secretary UPM
5 Lioe De Xing Treasurer APU
6 Nor Hisham Hamid Excomm Member UTP
7 Mohd Tafir Mustaffa Excomm Member USM
8 Suhaidi Shafie Excomm Member UPM
9 Asnor Juraiza Ishak Excomm Member UPM
10 Haslina Jaafar Excomm Member UPM
11 Tang Tong Boon Excomm Member UTP

 

PART B – CHAPTER ACTIVITIES

B.1   Membership Development Programs

No Date Venue Speaker No of attendees
1 9 May 2013 USM, Penang Dr Mohd Tafir Mustaffa

30

2 18-19 Sept 2013 Kuala Lumpur Assoc. Prof. Joseph Sylvester Chang

60

3 16 Sept 2013 UTP, Perak Prof. Mingui Sun

60

 

B.2   Professional and Continuing Education Activities

  • Continuing Educational activities including conferences, technical event, training courses should be reported

No.

Date

Title

Presenter/ Venue

Category / (Attendance)

 C-1

18/09/2013

‘Green’ Printed Electronics on Flexible Substrate: Challenges and Applications Assoc. Prof. Joseph Sylvester Chang / Kuala Lumpur

Keynote/Conference participants

C-2

18/09/2013

Digital Power – Trends and Challenges Dr. Pui Boon Hean / Kuala Lumpur

Keynote/Conference participants

C-3

19/09/2013

New Wearable Devices and Mobile Systems Keeping People Healthy Prof. Mingui Sun / Kuala Lumpur

Keynote/Conference participants

P-1

16/09/2013

Wearable Computer for Monitoring Diet, Physical Activity and Personal Health Prof. Mingui Sun /Perak

DLP/ IEEE members

P-2

19/12/2013

Embedded System Design for Intelligent Car Safety Monitoring Applications Prof. Robert Chen-Hao Chang/Penang

DLP/ IEEE members

T-1

20/12/2013

Power Management IC Design Prof. Robert Chen-Hao Chang/Penang

Tutorial/IEEE members

T-2

24/12/2013

VLSI System Modelling and Test Dr. Fawnizu Azmadi Hussin & Dr. Likun Xia / Perak

Tutorial/IEEE members

T-3

18/10/2013

Semiconductor Packaging Technology Overview Mr Edward Lim Jin Keong / Selangor

Talk/IEEE members

T-4

13/11/2013

Demystifying Test & Product Engineering in Semiconductor Industry Mr Benjamin Kwame Sarpong / Selangor

Talk/IEEE members

T-5

11/12/2013

Recent Research Activities in Communication and Signal Processing Prof. Gerald Sobelman / Sarawak

Talk/IEEE members

L-1

30/04/2013

Robotics for School Program SMK Paya Keladi, Kepala Batas, Penang

Education/ Community

L-2

11/09/2013

Robotics for School Program SMK Dengkil, Selangor

Education/ Community

L-3

20/07/2013

Robotics for School Program SMJK Chung Hwa Confucian, Penang

Education/ Community

L-4

02/08/2013

Robotics for School Program SMK Damansara Jaya, Selangor

Education/ Community

L-5

29/06/2013

IEEE CAS (M) Outstanding Dissertation Award Residence Hotel, UNITEN

Education/ Community

L-6

29/06/2013

IEEE CAS (M) Innovation Award Residence Hotel, UNITEN

Education/ Community

L-7

29/06/2013

Hi-Tea Residence Hotel, UNITEN

Social/IEEE members

L-8

24/10/2013

25/10/2013

IEEE CAS Singapore Networking Visit Selangor & Perak

Networking/ IEEE members

L-9

21/11/2013

IEEE CAS Indonesia Networking Visit Bandung, Indonesia

Networking/ IEEE members

 

B.3   E-mail and Newsletter Activities, Home Page

 

B.4   Awards

2013 Networking CASS Chapters in Asia-Pacific Countries – awarded USD1,000 for participating in the program.