Prof. M. Iqbal Saripan
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

M. Iqbal Saripan is a professor in the area of digital image processing from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He completed his PhD from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom in 2006. He is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics and Internatonal), Universiti Putra Malaysia since February 2017. He was the recipient of Top Research Scientist Malaysia (TRSM), 2013 National Young Scientist Award and 2012 The Young Outstanding Malaysian Award (TOYM). Recently in 2016, he has received an alumnus of the year for University of Surrey. He was listed as Top Ten Creative Young Malaysian by Top Ten Magazine in 2015. In January 2013, Elsevier awarded him as the Most Valued Reviewer for Radiation Physics and Chemistry Journal. Other selected awards in his list are; the Travel Bursary Award ISRP Melbourne (International Radiation Physics Society), twice the Best Paper Award in San Francisco and London, GOLD medal in Geneva, GOLD medal in PECIPTA, SILVER in MTE, UPM Excellent Young Researcher Award and UPM Excellent Consultant Award. Iqbal is currently a Chartered Engineer with Engineering Council UK since 2015. He is active in his learned societies in his area. Currently, he is the Vice Chairman of International Radiation Physics Society (IRPS) which members are the prominent figures in the area of radiation physics. Apart from that, he has also served Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) at various positions – chairman, vice chairman and executive committee members over the years. At national level, he is currently a treasurer of Young Scientist Network (YSN). His research area focusses on medical image processing, particularly in nuclear medical imaging of cells activities detection, which includes cancer and Alzheimer. He has published more than 100 journal papers in flagship & impact journal journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Nuclear Instruments and Methods, and Radiation Physics and Chemistry. His total number of publications exceeds 250 papers. His research has been funded by more than RM10million from various national and international sources.


Prof. Chee Peng Lim
Deakin University, Australia

LIM Chee Peng received his Ph.D. degree from Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, the University of Sheffield, UK, in 1997. He has published over 350 technical papers in journals, conference proceedings, and books, edited four books and 15 special issues in journals. Recipient of seven best paper awards in international conferences, his research focuses on the design and development of computational intelligence-based systems for pattern classification, decision support, and optimisation with application to medical prognosis and diagnosis, fault detection and classification, as well as manufacturing process optimisation. He currently is Professor of Computational Intelligence and Associate Director (Research) of Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation, Deakin University, Australia. He collaborates closely with researchers in the international arena, with the support of a number of prestigious fellowships and programs, which include the Australia-India Senior Visiting Fellowship (by Australian Academy of Science), Australia-Japan Emerging Research Leaders Exchange Program (by Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering), Commonwealth Fellowship (at University of Cambridge, UK), Fulbright Fellowship (at University of California, Berkeley, USA), and Visiting Scientists Program of the Office of Naval Research Global (at Harvard University and Stanford University, USA). He has also designed and developed a number of award-winning intelligent software systems, viz., Innovation and New Product Exposition Show (Gold Medal), USA; British Innovation Show, (Gold and Special Award: Double Gold of the International Invention of the Year), UK, and the Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions (Gold Medal), Switzerland.



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