Keynote Speakers


Professor Tek-Tjing Lie received his Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University, USA in 1986. He also received his Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University, USA in 1988 and 1992 respectively.

Professor Lie is the Deputy Head of School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. His research interests include power system control and operation, deregulated power systems, smart grids and renewable energy systems. He has authored/co-authored more than 200 journal and international conference papers.

Keynote Title: Solutions for Managing Risks Posed by Fast-Paced Changes in Smart Grid Technology


Dato' Seri Wong Siew Hai has 29 years of working experience in the electronics industry. He retired from Intel after 27 years of service. His last position with Intel was Vice President of Technology and Manufacturing Group (TMG) and General Manager of Assembly and Test Manufacturing (ATM), responsible for all assembly test factories worldwide. He also served as the Vice President and Managing Director of Dell's Asia Pacific Customer Centre for approximately 2 years. Currently, Dato' Seri Wong is involved in the electronics industry as the Chairman of MAEI (Malaysian American Electronics Industry) and Chairman of the E&E Productivity Nexus....Read more.

He is a Board member of the Penang Science Cluster and Penang Tech Centre . With the support of the Penang State Government, he pioneered the set up of Tech Dome Penang, the first science discovery centre in Penang, to inspire children and students to pursue science and engineering. Currently, he is a coach in the CGP (Cradle Growth Program). He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) for 12 years and was Chair of its audit committee.

In education, Dato' Seri Wong is a member of the Board of Governor of KDU and was recently appointed as an Adjunct Professor of Multimedia University (MMU) and as a trustee of Yayasan Universiti Multitmedia (YUM). He serves as a member of the Management Board of the Institute for Research and Innovation of Wawasan Open University since 2011. From 2001 to 2006, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Kolej Universiti Technologi Tun Hussein Onn. In charity, he is a Vice President of the Penang Welfare Association for Mentally Retarded Children and Charter President of Kiwanis Club of Penang Central.

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Keynote Title: Enhancing E&E Competitiveness in Malaysia


Professor Richard De La Rue is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Glasgow. His recent research has been particularly concerned with photonic crystal and photonic wire structures, waveguide micro-cavities, silicon photonics and metamaterials. This work has evolved to include research on compact lasers, photonic-crystal LEDs and the applications of photonic crystal structures and metamaterial surfaces to bio-medical and organic sensing. He has published more than 270 articles as papers in journals and magazines and book chapters. He has also given a large number of conference presentations, many of which were invited, keynote or plenary presentations.

His H-index, according to Google Scholar, is currently 57. He was elected Fellow of the European Optical Society (EOS), Fellow of the IEEE (FIEEE), Fellow of the OSA , Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) , Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Keynote Title: Progress in Biomedical Optical Sensing