Ir. Dr. Ahmad Nizar Bin Harun, MIMOS Berhad

Ir. Dr. Ahmad Nizar attained his 1st degree in Electronic Engineering from Akita University Japan, Master’s degree in Business Engineering Management from Warwick University United Kingdom and PhD in Electrical Engineering , major in Internet of Thing at UTM, Kuala Lumpur. He has more than 20 years of working experience in Microcontroller for Automotive Industries, Embedded Controller for General Purpose and Mobile Apps development. He is currently Director of Technical Marketing and Solutions which is responsible to explore new market, integrate and deploy Wireless Infrasturcture, Sensors and Networking System.

Ir. Dr. Nizar is also a Professional Engineer registered with BEM and taking the responsibility to design and architect complex system related to advance IoT system, control system and wireless communication in MIMOS. He is currently appointed as panel technical expert and mentor for MDEC’s grant recepient and sit as panel advisor for Technical Advisor for Committee on Privacy at ISO level for Malaysian Smart Card Standard (MS ISO/IEC) development for National Smart Card Standard as well as Panel of Technical Expert for Wireless Sensor Network standard development for National Centre of Excellence for Sensor Technology under Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission. He is also appointed as Industrial Advisory Panel Member of Board of Studies (BOS) on developing a new program under Master in Engineering (System Engineering) and Industrial Panel for University Technology Malaysia and member of board study for undergraduate program under Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Recently he was appointed as panel of judges for International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA). He is currently filing his 12th patent application in MyIPO/WIPO and also reviewer panel for Elsevier journal under computers and electronics in agriculture.

Title  :  Applications Development of  IoT Technologies in 4th Industrial Revolution   


The emerging Industrial IoT gives rise to what is predicted to be a sweeping change that will fundamentally reconfigure industry. It is being called the next Industrial Revolution. This revolution has triggered MIMOS to embark into the development of IoT platform, Cloud and Big Data Technologies. As the fourth industrial revolution, it has taken on the name Industry 4.0, in keeping with the way new versions or releases of software are usually designated and research in this area to improve security, data integrity and ease of system integration between hardware and software. Considering that the latest industrial revolution is powered by the Internet and Web-enabled software applications capable of processing streams of huge of sensors data. The changing technological trends are already disrupting the current norm or business as usual will be affecting the society as a whole globally. Precision agriculture, telemedicine, smart cities and autonomous vehicle had started to gain more traction due to advancement in technologies such as internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning and Cloud Computing. The fourth industrial revolution can be characterised by the increasing digitization and interconnection of products, value chains and business models. The first significant driver for the advance of Industrial Internet of Things solutions lies in the opportunity to integrate and better manage horizontal and vertical value chains. The readiness of the technology in such revolutionary conversion require coupling the forces of technological innovation and social innovation under the sustainability umbrella for better future.

 Professor Ir. Dr. Hazlie Bin Mokhlis, University of Malaya

Prof. Ir. Dr. Hazlie Mokhlis received the Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng. (Hons) degree and Master of Engineering Science (M. Eng.Sc) in Electrical Engineering from University of Malaya in 1999 and 2003 respectively. He received PhD degree from the University of Manchester in 2009. He is currently Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya and Deputy Dean (Postgraduate Studies). He had held several positions; Deputy Dean Research (2013-2014), Deputy Dean Postgraduate Studies (2014-2015) and Head of Department (2015-2017) at the Faculty of Engineering.

Prof. Ir. Dr. Hazlie is actively involved in research as a principle investigator with a total amount of research grant worth more than RM 2 million. He is the author and co-author of more than 200 publications in international journals and proceedings in the area of Power Systems and Energy. Up to now, he had successfully supervised to completion 20 PhD, 7 Master (by research) and 52 Master (by course work project) candidates. He also involves actively as reviewer for international journal such as IEEE transaction on Power Systems, IEEE transaction on Sustainable Energy, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Applied Soft Computing, Energy Conversion & Management, and several international conferences. Besides involve with research, he is also active in the development of Malaysian Standard as a member of Working Group in Development of Malaysian’s Power System Analysis and Studies (WG6) and Expert Representative in IEC for project TC 8/PT 62786. His research interest includes fault location, network reconfiguration, islanding operation, islanding detection, and renewable energy. Prof Hazlie is a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council UK and a Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia. Currently he is Executive Committee for IEEE Power Energy Society Malaysia Chapter.

Title of Speech:
Power System Resilience: Overview & Research Opportunities
from Distribution Perspective

The high number of extreme weather events in recent years had caused significant damage to power system infrastructures and failure in its functionality. Flood, hurricane and earthquake are common extreme weathers that continuously threaten power system as a whole. Due to such events, nation critical infrastructure such as security, gas, water supplies, transportation and communication system was also tremendously affected when power system failed to work. Therefore, it is very crucial to ensure power system is highly resilience to encounter extreme weathers. One of the possible approaches to improve the level of resilience in a power system is at the distribution level. The resilience, for example can be improved by integrating microgrids in the system. Microgrids have proven self- healing and resilient capabilities in such extreme events which inflict damages out of the conventional scope of failures. Operational flexibility and controllability make microgrids a viable solution for resilience enhancement. This talk will provide overview on the concept of resilience in power system and research opportunities in improving resilience from the perspective of distribution system

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