Keynote Speakers

Prof. Amin Malek Mohammadi

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham, Malaysia


Professor Amin Malek Mohammadi Graduated in 2002 in Computer Engineering. Following his B.Eng. Amin worked in industry for two years as a telecommunication engineer. He obtained his Master of Technology in 2006, specializing in Electronics Engineering, and his PhD in Computer System Engineering (Optical Fiber Communication Systems), in 2009 consecutively. Following his Ph.D. he worked in industry for one year as a senior telecommunication engineer. In January 2010 he was appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Nottingham. In 2012 he promoted to Associate Professor and in 2013, he was awarded the Chartered Engineer from Engineering Council, UK. Finally, as the result of consecutive and steady research, teaching and scientific developments in his major in April 2016 he promoted to Professor of Telecommunication Systems and Optical Communication Systems. Professor Malek Mohammadi is a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a senior member of IEEE, a member of Engineering Council (CEng), IET and Optical Society of America (OSA) has published over 90 scientific research papers, a postgraduate textbook, as well as delivering few keynote speeches at different international scientific conferences around the Globe. Up to now he is the holder of 4 patents on optical fiber communication systems.

Speech Title: Silicon Photonics for High-Performance Interconnects

Abstract. Silicon is a mature material not only for micro-electronics but also for photonic applications, which is expressed in the term “Silicon Photonics”. Within “Silicon Photonics” it is not only possible to realize passive components like optical waveguides, couplers, filters etc. but also high speed modulators and photo-receivers ready to use for optical fibre communication at either 1.3 or 1.55 µm. Silicon photonics is on the cusp of widespread deployment and transceivers based on the technology will command a market worth $4 billion by 2025. Silicon photonics technology will grow from a few percent of the total optical transceiver market value in 2016 to 35 per cent of the market in 2025, mostly for intra-data centre communication. The next evolution is to develop a 400 G optical port over a single fiber across 500 meters at less than $1 per gigabit and with power less than 5 mW/Gb.


Prof. Vitaliy Mezhuyev

Faculty of Computer Systems & Software Engineering (FSKKP), Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia


Vitaliy Mezhuyev received BS and MS degrees in physics and informatics from Berdyansk State Pedagogical University (BSPU), Ukraine, in 1997. In 2002, he received a PhD in Physics Instruction from Kiev National Pedagogical University and, in 2012, a ScD in Information Technologies from Odessa National Technical University, Ukraine. From 2004 until 2014, he was a Head of the Department of Informatics and Software Engineering at BSPU, Ukraine. Now he is Professor at Faculty of Computer Systems and Software Engineering in University Malaysia Pahang, Head of the Software Engineering Research Group. During his career, Vitaliy Mezhuyev participated in the multiple international scientific and industrial projects, devoted to formal modelling, design, and development of advanced software systems as a network-centric real-time operating system; IDEs for the automation of development of parallel real-time applications; tools for specification, verification and validation of software products; visual environment for metamaterials modelling and others. His current research interests include formal methods, metamodeling, safety modelling and verification of hybrid software systems, and the design of cyber-physical systems.

Speech Title: Metamodelling Approach for Modelling Domains having Different Mathematical Structure

Abstract. The methodology of Domain Specific Mathematical Modelling (DSMM), which implementation aims to overcome the shortcomings of an existing methodology of Domain-Specific Modelling is proposed. DSMM introduces an additional level of the metamodelling architecture, which allows us to take into account the mathematical structure of the modelled domains, and to apply mathematical operations for the development of new effective methods for solving domain-specific problems. The concepts of the metamodel, metamodelling, levels of the metamodelling architecture and the formal semantics of the DSMM metamodels are defined. Examples of DSMM application for the development of metamodels and their use for the domains modelling are discussed.

Assoc. Prof. P. W. T. Pong

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Philip W. T. Pong is a chartered physicist, a chartered electrical engineer, and a chartered energy engineer. He is a registered professional engineer in electrical, electronics, and energy. He is working on spintronic magnetic field sensors, smart grid, and nano-bio at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He received a PhD in engineering from the University of Cambridge in 2005. After working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Magnetic Materials Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States for three years, he joined the HKU Faculty of Engineering where he is now an associate professor working on development and applications of spintronic sensors and magnetic nanoparticle technologies in smart grid and smart living. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Corporate Member of HKIE in Electrical, Electronics, and Energy Divisions. He is an associate editor for two SCI journals, and he serves on the editorial review board of the IEEE Magnetics Letters. He published over 200 technical papers. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and also a Fellow of the NANOSMAT Society.

Speech Title: Advances in Magnetoresistive Sensor Technology for Non-Recording Applications and its Future

Abstract. It is well-known that magnetoresistive (MR) sensors are the core sensing technology in the read heads, contributing largely to the ever-increasing storage density of hard disk drives. The rapid advance of MR sensor technology has opened up a variety of applications in smart living beyond data storage. Future MR sensor development in these non-recording applications requires an overview and a strategic guide. This talk will present a MR sensor roadmap with the aim to provide a framework for public and private R&D planning and offer guidance into likely MR sensor applications, products, and services expected in the next 15 years and beyond. The current status of MR sensors for non-recording applications was revealed by analyzing the patent and publication statistics. Timescales for MR sensor development were established and critical milestones for sensor parameters were extracted in order to gain insight into potential MR sensor applications (non-recording). Five application areas were identified, and five MR sensor roadmaps were established. These include biomedical applications, flexible electronics, position sensing (PS) and human-computer interactions (HCI), non-destructive evaluation and monitoring (NDEM), and navigation and transportation.