MyEMBS Webinar: Distinguished Lecturer Program and Professional Talk

Siti Anom Ahmad, Chair for IEEE Malaysia Section EMBS Chapter & Ezreen Farina Shair, Secretary for IEEE Malaysia Section EMBS Chapter

The IEEE-EMBS Malaysia Chapter has successfully organized an online distinguished lecturer program and professional talk on 28th April 2021. The program invited the distinguished lecturer of EMBS, Prof. Dr. Almir Badnjevic from the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia to talk on “Legal Metrology Framework for Medical Devices”. The introduction of the metrology concepts into medical devices was aimed to protect the patients, increases the accuracy and reliability of the diagnosis and treatments, and reduces maintenance costs in healthcare institutions.

The program also invited Ms. Gayathri Thanabalan who is the Associate Director of ECRI Asia Pacific Regional Office to give a talk on “Improving Medical Device Design: Discoveries from ECRI’s International Laboratory Testing Experiences”. This talk shared how ECRI evaluation work has led to some manufacturers improving their medical equipment design to enhance patients’ safety. The program was attended by about 60 participants (members and non-IEEE members). The recorded session can be viewed at

Role of Robotics and Automation during Covid-19 Pandemic

Mohamed Khan Aftab Khan, Chair for IEEE Malaysia Section RAS Chapter

COVID-19 provided a strong push to roll out the usage of robots and research on robotics and automation. COVID-19 has demonstrated the importance of the robotics and automation role, which allows the economy and life to continue as usual – as much as possible – during pandemics. Building the necessary infrastructure to support a technology-driven world and stay current in the latest technology will be essential for any country to remain competitive in a pre-pandemic and post-pandemic world, as well as take a human-centered and inclusive approach to technology governance. In this webinar on ‘Role of Robotics and Automation during Covid-19 Pandemic’, the moderator was Dr. Mohammad Nazrin, UNIMAP and the speakers are Dr. Mohamed Khan, UCSI University, and Dr. Syed Saad, UTP. The event was conducted on 1st April 2021 from 2 pm to 4 pm. A total of 200 participants attended this event online via the Google Meet platform.

IEEE SPS Malaysia Section Activities

Usman Ullah Sheikh, Committee Member for IEEE Malaysia Section SPS Chapter

The IEEE SPS Malaysia Chapter organized the 2021 IEEE Symposium on Acoustic, Speech, and Signal Processing on 27th March 2021 attended by 62 participants. The society also co-organized several webinars such as Sensor Placement Based on Risk Maps with Universiti Teknologi Petronas on 10th March 2021. The speaker was Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vijanth Sagayan and was attended by 15 attendees. Assoc. Prof. Kok Sheik Wong conducted a webinar on Data Hiding attended by 30 attendees on 14th April 2021. Dr. Siti Armiza from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia was the speaker for the Electroencephalogram Stress Level Classification webinar attended by 25 participants on 19th May 2021. Prof. Dr. R. Logeswaran gave an international webinar on Research Perspectives in Data Science on 12th April 2021 and was attended by 76 participants. A 1-day Python Programming competition was organized with the APU Student Branch that was participated by 103 participants on 1st May 2021.