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IEEE OES Malaysia Chapter – 2016 Activities

IEEE OES Malaysia Chapter – 2016 Activities

2nd Annual General Meeting 2016

The 2nd Annual General Meeting for IEEE OES Malaysia Chapter was held on 17 February 2016 at the Center of Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIRO), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. During the event, new executive committees for 2016 were elected. The meeting also agreed to appoint sub committees which will represent the institution they belong. This is hoped to increase more activities conducted by the IEEE OES members at various institutions and sectors.


2016 IEEE OES Malaysia Chapter Executive Committee
Chair: Mohd Rizal Arshad
Vice Chair: S. Saad Azhar Ali
Secretary: Rosmiwati Mohd Mokhtar
Treasurer: Zool Hilmi Ismail
Committees: Ahmad Faisal Mohamad Ayob

Khalid Isa

Mohd Ikhwan Hadi Yaacob

Zainah Md Zain


Chapter Meeting:

Date Meeting
21 Mar 2016 5th IEEE OES MY Meeting

(CAIRO,  UTM Kuala Lumpur)

28 Apr 2016 6th IEEE OES MY Meeting

(MIMET, UniKL, Lumut, Perak)

21 July 2016 7th IEEE OES MY Meeting

(UTP, Tronoh, Perak)

2 Sept 2016 8th IEEE OES MY Meeting

(UPSI, Tanjung Malim, Perak)

6 Oct 2016 9th IEEE OES MY meeting

(USM, Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang)


The 5th meeting remarked unforgettable event as the chapter received visit from delegates of IEEE OES. Present in the meeting were Rene Garello (IEEE OES President), William (Bill) Kirkwood (IEEE OES Treasurer), Jerry C. Carrol (IEEE OES Junior Past President) and James Barbera (IEEE OES Senior Past President). Their presence to Malaysia was made in conjunction with the Offshore Technology Conference Asia (OTC2016) which was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

The meeting has led to insightful information and goals for the chapter who just officially registered in 2015. Committee is advised to plan activities such as technical talk or conference which liaised to Distinguish Lecturers Program (DLP) so that the invited speakers from IEEE OES have a chance to attend multiple events organized in SEA region. The meeting also discussed on membership drive with aimed to increase the number of IEEE OES member from Malaysia. Jerry has given the list of active IEEE OES members from Malaysia and some of them are from industrial sectors.


5th meeting with OES delegates                                                  6th meeting @ MIMET


7th meeting @ UTP                                                                 8th meeting @ UPSI


Dr Saad in front of SEEE building prior to attending 9th meeting @ USM

MARCH 2016:

Seminar by DR. Tom Bruce

On 9th March 2016, the IEEE OES Malaysia Chapter has technically co-organized a seminar at the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Tronoh Perak. The sharing session by Dr. Tom Bruce has given an insight to two interesting topics:

  • The European Wave Overtopping Manual – A Preview of the Second Edition (EurOtop II)
  • Breakwater-integrated Oscillating Water Column (OWC) Wave Energy Converters – Large Scale Model Tests


APRIL 2016:

Visit & Technical Talk @ MIMET, UniKL

On 28th April 2016, the IEEE OES Malaysia Chapter has conducted a visit to Malaysia Institute of Marine Engineering Technology (MIMET), UniKL Lumut branch. The one day activities comprised of meet and greet between IEEE OES Malaysia Chapter members to the university faculty members, the membership drive, technical talk and visit to MIMET ship building site and laboratories. The technical talk was presented by Dr. Ahmad Faisal Mohamad Ayob from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu delivering topic entitled “Systematic refitting of conventional ground & surface vehicles towards autonomous capability”.


MAY 2016:

Two Days Workshop @ UTEM, Melaka

A two days workshop was held on 25-26 May, 2016 at the Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTEM). The workshop was conducted by Dr. Rosmiwati Mohd Mokhtar, the secretary of the IEEE OES Malaysia Chapter. The two days workshop was filled with knowledge sharing sessions and discussion on topics such as data compression using frequency sampling filter and the role of system identification for underwater system modeling. As part of the activities data collection and measurement was also conducted at the CIA Lab, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, UTEM. A visit to marine and underwater robotics lab was also made whereby activities related to marine engineering conducted at UTEM were shown.

utem1 utem2 utem3

JUNE 2016:

IEEE Membership Drive @ UTHM

IEEE OES Malaysia Chapter together with Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, UTHM, Young Professionals, IEEE RAS, EMC and Computer Society has organized a “Get to know IEEE” event on 1st June 2016 at UTHM. The event provided the platform for the UTHM committee to understand and get closer to the IEEE community. The participants were introduced with IEEE and the chapters, benefits and fees. The student branch for UTHM was also form during the event.



JULY 2016:

Visit & Technical Talk @ UTP, Perak

On 21st July 2016, the IEEE OES Malaysia Chapter has made another visit, this time to the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Tronoh Perak. The activities conducted include technical talk, postgraduate student presentation, membership drive, visit to laboratories and meeting. For this activity, the technical talk was delivered by Dr. Zool Hilmi Ismail, a treasurer of the IEEE OES Malaysia Chapter. His talk titled “A robust formation control for multi-autonomous underwater vehicles for marine surveillance” remarks new control approach such as robust integral sign of error to leader-follower model structure.

Two postgraduate student presentations were also delivered during the activity. First student was Bello Lawal presenting research on marine acoustic and second student was Nur Afande Ali Hussain presenting his research on nonlinear system identification for underwater system model. Aside from technical talk, delegates were also brought to visit laboratories related to oil and gas mining and offshore platform construction at UTP.


AUGUST 2016:

3rd IEEE Final Year Project Online Competition

The IEEE Malaysia Section was organized the final year project competition between month of May to August 2016. The competition was opened to all undergraduate students from all the universities in Malaysia. There are 14 tracks available for the competition and one of it was the Underwater System and Underwater Robotics Track which was sponsored by the IEEE OES Malaysia Chapter. From all the video project and poster contested, two students have been chosen as winners.

First prize: Shahirah Shahrizat Whahab (UKM) – Scour monitoring system using image processing

Second prize: Tan Chee Sheng (USM) – River navigation system using autonomous surface vehicle

The first prize winner won RM300 and certificate. The second prize winner won RM200 and certificate. Congratulation to the winners!





Visit & Technical Talk @ UPSI, Perak

On 2nd September 2016, the IEEE OES Malaysia has organized another visit and technical talk at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Tanjung Malim, Perak. This activity also included meet and greet session with faculty member of Science & Mathematics, UPSI followed by the membership drive, technical talk and a meeting. The technical talk was presented by Dr. Khalid Isa from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) who is also one of the executive committee of the IEEE OES Malaysia Chapter. He has delivered talk on titled “The future of underwater robotics”.



Membership Drive Activities:

Date Event Venue
28th Apr 2016 Membership Drive @ MIMET, UniKL Lumut, Perak
1st June 2016 Membership Drive @ UTHM Parit Raja, Johor
2nd Sept 2016 Membership Drive @ UPSI Tanjung Malim, Perak


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