Research ClusterThe research cluster members in Faculty of Electrical and Electronics can categorize in three clusters:
- APPECE -Applied Electronic and Computer Engineering (AppECE)
- SUPER - Sustainable Energy & Power Electronics Research Group
- ICE - Instrumentation & Control Engineering
Applied Electronic and Computer Engineering (AppECE) was established in 2006 as one of the research clusters in Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, UMP. It is divided into three groups, focusing on three areas of research, aiming toward the establishment of center of excellence. The three research groups consist of Vision Intelligent System (ViSIS), Advanced Signal Processing (ASP) and Applied Electronics (AE).
Vision Intelligent System (ViSIS)
The focus of ViSIS Group is in the field of image processing and intelligent systems in engineering applications. Various challenges and barriers that exist in smart technology and machine vision systems have prompted a group of experts to explore the areas of research using computer vision covering diverse specialties such as artificial intelligence, and integration of image analysis and machine learning. Its main purpose is to use vision and intelligent systems in a variety of applications that meet the needs of industry and consumers. The group is also active in research in the field of automation, robots and control systems, agriculture and food processing, defense, and security monitoring systems, thermal imager, intelligent driving assistance systems and intelligent transport systems.
Advanced Signal Processing (ASP)
ASP focuses on the application of the signal processing in the area of intelligent system, software engineering, telecommunication, fuzzy system and neural network. The research group will cover the algorithms, signal processing techniques and systems to provide the solution for the technical challenge in applied signal processing and will be working closer with industrial sectors
Applied Electronics (AE)
AE focuses on research in the field of micro-and nano-electronics, including fabrication, microelectronic circuit design, and exploration of new techniques in design of integrated circuits. The group is also involved in research in the field of telecommunication engineering that focuses on the design of antenna systems, radio frequency (RF) and wireless telecommunication. Through collaboration with Agilent Technologies (M) Sdn. Bhd., a research laboratory was established under this group, based on the module from the collaboration between academia (Industry-Center of Excellence, I-CoE) and industry (Agilent UMP). In addition, the group is also involved in research in the field of bio-medical engineering, where research projects are focused on building and designing electronic applications that meet the needs of applications in medicine and biological sciences.
Instrumentation and Control Engineering (iCE) is one of the research cluster in Faculty of Electrical & Electronics Engineering which focusing on instrumentation, control, engineering optimization and robotics research fields. iCE is divided into three focus/research groups as initiative towards organizing Center of Excellent (CoE):
Robotic and Unmanned Systems (RUS):
RUS was organized on May 2012 under Instrumentation & Control Engineering (iCE) research cluster in Faculty of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (FKEE), UMP. As its name comply, RUS is focus on robotics and unmanned system mechanism, control systems and vision/image-based control specific on humanitarian, rehabilitation and assistive robotics for hazardous, beyond-human-ability and unachievable area such as:
•Deep ocean exploration and operation
•Oil and Gas Industry and process
•Mine, mineral and material industries
•Home appliances & medical assistance
Control and Instrumentation (COINS):
This group comprises a mixture of well experienced and young and vibrant academics. The teams work in two complementary research themes - control and instrumentation. The group has made considerable endeavours to solve challenging scientific and technological problems through research programmes funded from the UMP internal grant, Minister of Higher Education (MOHE) and Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI). The group's expertise lies primarily in sensors, instrumentation, optical sensors, signal processing, tomography, neural networks, fuzzy logic control, robust control and estimation, and embedded system design. Since 2008 the group has published more than 30 peer reviewed journal papers and over 100 refereed conference papers.
The engineering optimization research group has interests in all aspects of computational intelligence and soft computing in solving complex engineering problems. The group has an international reputation for its work in a number of of key application areas. These include DNA computing, VLSI routing, printed circuit board inspection, gene interactions, cancer classification, and evolutionary computing.
SuPER Cluster is an alliance of experts in energy engineering discipline. SuPER aimed to be the point of reference in academia, industry and community in the area of expertise. The cluster focus on three research areas; Sustainable Energy, Power Electronics & Drives and Power System Engineering.
Sustainable Energy Research Group
The Sustainable Energy Research Group (SEG) conducts both fundamental and applied researches specifically in energy storage, smart grid, distributed generation and renewable energy (solar energy, wind energy, wave & tidal energy). At the moment, current research projects in the group are funded from a variety of sources, mainly from Ministry of Education Malaysia. SEG works closely with the Centre for Earth Resources Research & Management (CERRM) within the University for Interdisciplinary Work, collaborating with various research departments inside and outside university along with direct cooperation with industrial partners.
Sustainable Energy Research Group promotes collaboration with external researchers and developers over a range of engineering and science areas as well as scientific consultancy.
Power Electronics & Drives Research Group
The Power Electronics Research Group is aimed to lead research activities across a range of fields including power electronic energy conversion, motor drives and motor control. The group mission is to achieve an international level of research in key power electronic disciplines from power device technology to complete power conversion systems.
Power System Engineering Research Group
The main purpose of the Power System Engineering Research Group (PSE) is to organize research and development (R&D) activities related to power system engineering field. The group's expertise is to provide technology solutions and practices for safe and efficient operation of the power systems. Innovative research in this field will ensure continuity, reliability and security of electricity for future generations.
Currently, research projects include Distributed/ Renewable Generation, Power System Optimization, Artificial/ Computational Intelligence in Power System, Smart Grid, Power System Protection, Machine Learning in Power System and Energy Management & Conservation.