Visit by IEEE

UTAR was graced by a visit from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), at Sungai Long Campus, on 23 October 2023. The visit aimed to discuss the IEEE initiatives in climate change and some potential collaborations between UTAR and IEEE.

From left: Wong, Dr Nordin, Dr Bernard, Prof Saifur, Prof Dato’ Ewe, Prof Goi, Dr Yap, Prof Lim

The delegates from IEEE were IEEE President & CEO Professor Dr Saifur Rahman, Chair of IEEE Malaysia Section Ir Dr Nordin Ramli, and Chair Elect of IEEE Malaysia Section Ir Dr Bernard Lim. They were welcomed by UTAR President Ir Prof Dato’ Dr Ewe Hong Tat, Vice President for Internationalisation and Academic Development Ir Prof Dr Goi Bok Min, Dean of Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Ts Dr Yap Wun She, Chairperson of Centre for Communication Systems and Networks Prof Ts Dr Lim Eng Hock, LKC FES specialist Ir Ts Wong Chee Fui and Director of Division of Community and International Networking (DCInterNet) Dr Lai Soon Onn.

The discussion began with Prof Dato’ Ewe providing a brief overview of UTAR and UTAR Hospital. In response to Prof Saifur’s interest in solar energy, Prof Dato’ Ewe pointed out that the solar energy implemented at UTAR has the potential to result in a 10% energy savings. Additionally, the discussion covered the topic of student fees associated with joining the UTAR IEEE Student Chapter, as an effort to increase student participation in the chapter. Moreover, there were deliberations about the IEEE database fees.

Prof Dato’ Ewe (third from right) presenting souvenirs to Prof Saifur (third from left), witnessed by Dr Nordin (far left), Dr Bernard (second from left), Prof Goi (second from right) and Dr Yap (far right)

A fruitful discussion

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