In 2013, CAS Malaysia chapter inaugurated the IEEE CAS Hi-Tea session in order to bring together CAS members in Malaysia. It was intended to be an open networking session and it successfully did just that. This year, IEEE CAS (M) once again will be having the Hi-Tea as per the details below. The objectives of the program are:

  • To be a platform for intellectual interaction between IEEE member fellows, engineers and academicians.
  • To share knowledge and opportunities
  • To promote the IEEE CAS society programs.
  • To foster collaboration and cooperation

Date: 18th September 2014
Time: 1400 – 1700 hrs
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Putrajaya

Download the electronic brochure here.

Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CAS_HiTea_2014 (expired link)
Registion Fee: FREE for CAS (M) members, RM10 for IEEE (M) members

Program Agenda:

2:00pm Welcoming remark
(Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fawnizu Azmadi Hussin)
IEEE Circuits and Systems (M) Chapter Chair
2.15pm Research Talk
(Dr. Nor Azmi Alias)
Accelerating Economic Growth through targeted Research Collaboration in The Electrical & Electronic Sector
2.45pm Research Talk
(Dr. Masuri Othman)
Commercialization of Innovation and Research
3.15pm IEEE CAS awards giving ceremony
3.30pm Sharing Session
(Dissertation winner)
4.00pm Research Talk
(Mr. Lai Soon Chong)
The Next Evolution of Computing – Intel Perspective
4:30pm Networking session
5.00pm Closing remark

Guest Speakers Biographies

Dr. Nor Azmi Alias obtained his BSc, MSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, specializing in the field of corrosion science and technology, specifically in the application of localized impedance spectroscopy methodology, photoelectron spectroscopy and phase transformation in characterizing degradation and protection of alloys, tribological coatings and polymer matrix composites in marine environment. He has more than 15 years industrial R&D experience, in technical and management roles, in semiconductor packaging, electronic chemicals, electrochemical applications, and telecommunication product design and components technology.

Dr. Masuri Othman obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Master’s degree in Optoelectronics and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Microelectronics from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti of Essex, UK and University of Southampton, UK respectively. He joined The National University of Malaysia in 1978 until to the post of Professor in Microelectronics in 1996. His last position in UKM was The Deputy Director of The Institute of Micro and Nanoelectronics (IMEN) from 2004-2006.
In 2006, he moved to MIMOS to takeup the post of The Director of MEMS and Microsystem and subsequently to become the Chief Research Director in MEMS and Nanotechnology until 2011.
In July 2011, he has been with The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation as The Director of Commercialisation in charge of the technology commercialisation. He is looking into the commercialisation of MOSTI-funded through e-science and Pre-comm projects and work closely with the Venture Capitals such as MTDC and MDV as well as The Biotech Corp Technology to commercialise MOSTI Technologies.

Lai, Soon Chong is a System Validation Engineer with 11+ years industrial experience. Has been working in Microelectronics MNC as Software Validation, Circuit Designer, and Characterization & System Validation engineer. Passionate electronics makers and hobbyist specializing in Intel x86 architecture and FPGA design.
Successfully published 1 patent in United State Patent Office and contributor to FPGA Open Source community. Graduated with Bachelor degree from Universiti Teknologi Petronas.


Figure 1: IEEE CAS (M) Hi-Tea event was successfully conducted at Dewan Putra Perdana 2, Putrajaya Shangri-La on the 18th September 2014.


Figure 2: Master of Ceremony for the event, Dr. Nurul Amziah Md Yunus.


Figure 3: Special thanks to Ms Iva Atyna from IEEE CASS Indonesia Chapter and Dr. Chong Kwen Siong from IEEE CASS Singapore Chapter for attending the event and presenting CAS (M) awards to recipients.

HT14_FawnizuFigure 4: Welcoming remarks from Chair of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Malaysia Chapter, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fawnizu Azmadi Hussin.

Figure 5: Invited talk 1 on ‘Accelerating Economic Growth Through Targeted Research Collaboration in the Electrical & Electronic Sector’ by Dr Nor Azmi Alias.

HT14_MasuriFigure 6: Invited talk 2 on ‘Commercialization of Innovation and Research’ by Dr. Masuri Othman.

Figure 7: Invited talk 3 on ‘The Next Evolution of Computing – Intel Perspective’ by Mr Lai Soon Chong.


Figure 8: Assoc. Prof. Dr Tang Tong Boon, Head of the Award Committee, announced IEEE CAS award winners during the event. Four IEEE CAS (M) Innovation Awards, two IEEE CAS (M) Master Dissertation Awards and one IEEE CAS (M) Doctoral Dissertation Winner Award were presented to the winners.


Figure 9: Sharing session by the IEEE CAS(M) Doctoral Dissertation Award winner, Mr. Wameedh Nazar Flayyih on his research work ‘Crosstalk Aware Error Control Coding Techniques For Reliable and Energy Efficient Network on Chip’.

 HT14_groupFigure 10: Group photo of the attendees for Hi-Tea event.(From Left, Behind): Lai Soon Chong, Choo Tzer Maan, Wameedh Nazar Falyyih, Asral Bahari Jambek, Chong Wei Kiat, Chuah Joon Huang, Suhaidi Shafie, Mohd Azmi Ismail, Tun Zainal Azni Zulkifli, Ghazanfar Ali, Marwan Al-Jemeli, Haslina Jaafar, Ili Salwani Mohamad, Mohd Natashah Norizan, Mohamed A. Alrshah, Sheroz Khan, Ali Idarous Adnan, Fakhrul Zaman Rokhani.

(From Left, Front): Maryam Mohd Isa, Azah Syafiah Mohd Marzuki, Siti Maisurah Mohd Hassan, Chong Kwen Siong, Nor Azmi Alias, Masuri Othman, Fawnizu Azmadi Hussin, Nurul Amziah Md Yunus, Noor Ain Kamsani, Iva Atyna, Fatin Fatihah Zahari.