Meet Our R10 Newsletter Team

Mohammad Faizal Ahmad Fauzi

Chair/Chief Editor

Mohammad Faizal received his bachelor degree from Imperial College London in 1999 and doctoral degree from the University of Southampton in 2004. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University, Malaysia. A very active IEEE volunteer since 2007, he served as the Chair for the IEEE Signal Processing Society Malaysia Chapter from 2008 to 2013, and the Chair for the IEEE Malaysia Section from 2017 to 2018. Under his stewardship, the chapter won the inaugural IEEE SPS Chapter of the Year Award in 2011. He also recently been awarded the IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Chapter/Regional Service Award. A member of the IEEE Region 10 Executive Committee since 2019, he currently serves as the chair for the newsletter committee.

Prashant R. Nair


Prashant R. Nair is currently an Associate Professor in Computer Science & Engineering and Chairman of Rankings & Accreditation cell at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (University), Coimbatore, India. He has been visiting faculty at University of California, San Diego and Sofia University, Bulgaria as an Erasmus Mundus fellow. His intellectual contributions include 6 books, 50+ research publications and editorial board memberships of IEEE MAS Link newsletter of IEEE Madras Section, Computer Society of India (CSI) Communications and CSI Transactions journal. He has held IEEE leadership positions such as Chair-Publications, IEEE Madras Section; Vice-chair, IEEE Education Society chapter of IEEE India Council and rendered service for premier conferences such as IEEE India Council International Conference (INDICON) 2018, IEEE R10 HTC 2014 and IEEE All India Student Congress (AISC) 2013. Awards won include IEEE Education Society global chapter achievement award, six CSI Academic Excellence awards and fellowship of IETE.

Redwan Ferdous


Redwan Ferdous is professionally a certified project manager and electrical engineer. Currently he is leading as Senior Manager of the Electro Mechanical Engineering department of one of the projects of the largest healthcare chain of Bangladesh, Labaid Group. He is a veteran in cellphone manufacturing industry of Bangladesh. He is a professional member of IEEE for the past 10 years. He has engaged with IEEE R10 Newsletter Committee as editorial board member from 2017. He has been serving the IEEE MGA Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory Committee since 2020. Also, he has served in different IEEE vTools position of IEEE Bangladesh Section, IEEE PES Bangladesh Chapter. Currently he is country representative for Bangladesh of ‘International Robot Olympiad’ and ‘World Robot Olympiad’. He is also international judge of Global Conrad Challenge and Conrad Challenge China. Also, he is Executive Committee member of one of the prominent volunteer organization of the country- ‘Bangladesh Open Source Network’. Moreover, he is engaged in different professional and volunteer organization and activities as well as policy maker related to Humanitarian activities, Robotics, IoT, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Tridibesh Nag


Tridibesh Nag received his masters and doctoral degree from Jadavpur University Kolkata, India. He is the former HOD of Electrical Engineering Department and presently the Principal of Diploma Section and Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Netaji Subhash Engineering College, Kolkata, India. A highly active IEEE volunteer since 2006, and senior member of IEEE since 2017. He has held IEEE leadership positions such as Executive Committee member of IEEE Kolkata Section, Newsletter Committee Chair of IEEE Kolkata Section, Membership Development Committee Chair, DEIS Chapter, IEEE, Kolkata section, Treasurer and presently the Secretary of PES Chapter Kolkata Section. He currently serves as one of the Editors for IEEE R10 newsletter committee. He has rendered service for several premier conferences such as, ASPCON, 2020 and 2018, CALCON 2020 and 2017, IEEE TENSYMP,2019, ATS 2019 and is the Publication Co-Chair of IEEE India Council International Conference (INDICON) 2021. He was awarded with Outstanding Volunteer Award, IEEE Kolkata Section,2018 His research interests include electrical machines, control and optimization of electrical drives, hybrid renewable power generation, power quality assessment, rural electrification, and energy conversion.

Lau Bee Theng


Lau is currently an associate professor in ICT and the Director School of Research, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus. Her research interests are mainly on assistive and alternative technologies, artificial intelligence, impact studies, learning and assisting people with special needs. She is a Senior Member of IEEE and Association of Computing Machinery, Professional Technologist (Malaysia Board of Technologist) and Certified Tester (International Software Testing Qualifications Board). She also involves actively in committees and projects in  IEEE Sarawak Subsection, IEEE Swinburne Sarawak Student Branch; IEEE Region 10 Newsletter Committee and IEEE Malaysia WIE Student Network Advisory 2016; general chair, IEEE Region 10 HTC, 2020; technical committee, IEEE (technical-sponsor) ENCON 2019; publication co-chair, IEEE (technical-sponsor) ICONDA 2019; project leader in IEEE US Engineering Project in Community Service (EPICS) 2013, IEEE US HAC Events Fund to Humanitarian Technology and Sustainable Development Project, 2020, IEEE Region 10 HTA Committee Humanitarian Challenges, 2020; IEEE Region 10 PG Paper Contest, 2020 and Outstanding Volunteer in IEEE Malaysia, 2019

W. M. W. Sharika Jayalath

Associate Editor

Graduated with B.Sc. (Honours) Eng. Degree specializing in Electrical & Electronic Engineering in 2018 from University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, she worked as a junior electrical engineer at E-Net Integrated solutions (Pvt) Ltd. Currently, she is pursuing her higher studies in electrical engineering field. She published various aspects of her undergraduate research project in IEEE 9th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAFS) 2018 and 2nd National Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019, Sri Lanka. She has been selected as a committee member for IEEE StudPro 3.0 Career Fair 2019. She started her volunteering career in IEEE from student branch level and recently, he extended it into international level. Currently, she is contributing towards the regular release of the IEEE Region 10 Newsletter.

Garima Patel

Associate Editor

Currently, a Final-year Undergraduate Student in Electrical Engineering from Manipal University Jaipur, Garima is an upcoming Business Operations Associate at ZS Associates, a reputed management consulting firm. She has been an active volunteer in IEEE for the last 4 years, starting from the Chairperson of her Student Branch and currently holding the responsibility of Subsection Student Representative in IEEE Delhi Section. She has also been selected as the Networking and Connections Lead in the IEEE India Council Young Professionals Affinity Group and has been awarded the ‘Outstanding Student Volunteer Award’ by the IEEE Delhi Section for her exceptional spirit of volunteerism.

Naila Mukhtar

Webmaster/ Social Media

Ms Naila Mukhtar is currently doing PhD from Macquarie University Australia. She has over five years’ experience in industry and her research interests include Embedded System Security, Artificial Intelligence, Cryptography and Information Security. Currently, she is serving as Webmaster and social media coordinator of IEEE Region 10 Newsletter, Chair IEEE New South Wales (NSW) Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group (AG), Vice-Chair IEEE Computer Society NSW Chapter and Treasurer IEEE NSW Young Professionals Affinity Group. She has actively participated in various technical and non-technical conferences and hosted/co-hosted the WIE track receptions, including Tensymp2018, ANZSCON 2017, IEEE WIE International Leadership Summit Brisbane, and Macquarie University Leadership Summit. She has collaboratively organized prolific events to support students and young professionals, promote gender diversity and inclusion, and professional development. She was the recipient of Macquarie University Best Student Services award (2018), and IEEE WIE Inspiring Student Member of the year award (2019).

Nabeel Ahmed Masoodi

Graphic Designer/Social Media

Nabeel Ahmed Masoodi is an undergraduate student in Electronic Engineering. He is 19 years old and lives in Karachi, Pakistan. He is working as the Head of Media in IEEE Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) Student Branch. It has been a year since he started Graphic Designing, and he also has interest in robotics. He has learned C, Java and Python and like to learn more to achieve one of his goal to become a full-stack developer. He has also enrolled in many different courses such as Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Ethical Hacking and WordPress. He is looking to start freelancing soon.


Webmaster/Social Media

Vaishali S. is a student pursuing M.Tech Integrated Software Engineering in VIT, Vellore since 2018. Vaishali specializes in Software Engineering along with courses like Web development, JAVA, Big Data, Cloud Computing, DBMS, Information and System Security, Computer Networks, Agile, Optimization Techniques, and Operating System. She has also worked for the designing team in chapters present in her university and participated in design competitions. She uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others while working for the chapter. In free time she likes to cook, dance, sing and participate in sports.