APU signs MOA to promote the learning and the adoption of industry 4.0 related technologies

In October 2017, we signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with CASUGOL, a Singapore based international certification body, to officially kick-start an inspiring partnership to provide academicians, educators, researchers, and students with the opportunity to receive professional training and get certified in emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning, Big Data and Cloud Computing.

As part of this partnership agreement, CASUGOL will serve as a principal and body of knowledge to transfer knowledge and technical know-how on Industry 4.0 related technologies to lecturers, researchers and students at APU and jointly organise courses, workshops, events with APU to encourage and promote the learning and adoption of industry 4.0 related technologies. This agreement also authorizes APU to incorporate and deliver CASUGOL Official Courseware within its academic curriculum.

This partnership is in line with the Malaysian Government’s drive to adopt Industry 4.0 which generally incorporates advanced sensors, machine-to-machine communication links, 3-D printing, robotics, artificial intelligence, big data analytics and cloud computing technology.

We look forward to seeing the positive results of this meaningful synergy!




FAVORIOT and APU Signs (MOA) to Build Next Generation-IoT

From Left: Dr. Maythem, Mr. Ehsan, Prof. Vinesh, Prof. Ron Edwards (VC), Dr. Mazlan and Dr. Gopinath

The purpose of this Memorandum of Agreement is to set to:

  • building industry capable talent for IoT industry
  • supporting the collaborative research in industry relevance areas
  • exploring research funds for R&D in the identified areas

Specifically, both parties will cooperate to develop

  • APU curriculum development – introduce FAVORIOT’S IoT platform to APU’s IoT specialism students as a tool to demonstrate the usage of IoT.
  • FAVORIOT’s IoT solutions – APU student community can be the testing ground for any FAVORIOT’s IoT solutions.
  • APU can support in providing internship students to FAVORIOT if required and jointly work on providing industry related final year projects for APU students.

This news has been posted on 1 Nov 2017 in “IOTWORLD.CO” and can be accessed here




APU collaborate with Semtech Corporation in the research of LoRa technology

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) and Semtech Corporation are partnering in the research of LoRa technology. The collaboration announcement ceremony was held earlier at APU, where the gift was presented and exchanged by Prof. Dr. Ir. Vinesh Thiruchelvam, Dean Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology of APU and Mr. Kenny Pai, Sales Vice President (Asia) of Semtech Corporation.

LoRa is a low-power, long-range wide area network (LPWAN) technology that is designed to meet the demands of Internet of Things (IoT) applications and services by connecting devices such as sensors over a wide area. This collaboration strategically positions APU as the first smart campus in Malaysia connected with a campus-wide LoRa network. As part of this partnership, Semtech will support APU in the LoRa technology by providing the LoRa gateway, the technical training and support for LoRa technology.




APU takes pride in hosting the ASEAN Data Science Explorers- National Finals in Malaysia 2017

Center for Research & Development of IoT (CREDIT) had hosted the ASEAN Data Science Explorers- National Finals in Malaysia 2017, on 31st October 2017 at the APU Campus.

The ASEAN Data Science Explorers competition is a data analytics competition to aims to enhance awareness and appreciation of the ASEAN community amongst ASEAN youths. With the theme “Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s World”, the competition will allow all ASEAN youths to play a key role in tackling today’s social issues facing the region and help create positive change for a better future.

Using the SAP’s Analytical tool, the teams participated had worked over the past few months to deliver date-driven insights across six United Nation Sustainable Development Goals.

The judging panel comprised of four esteemed judges who evaluated the team presentations. The judges were Ms. Chan Sze Zest, Assistant Director, ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Division (ASCCD), MOFA]; Mr. Terrence Yong, Managing Director, SAP Malaysia; Ms. Maalini Ramalo, Senior Manager, DHRAA Malaysia and Prof. Dr. R. Logeswaran N. Rajasvaran, Professor, APU.

While the opening remarks were delivered by Mr. Ilan Asqolani, the project Manager for ASEAN Foundation-SAP Join Initiatives from ASEAN Foundation, Mr. Terrence Yong, Managing Director, SAP Malaysia spoken. Mr. Mohamed Ehsan Rana, Chair CREDIT from APU said a few words and was presented a token of appreciation as the host for the event.




APU team won 2nd prize in The Great Lab Grand Design Challenge 2017

The Great Lab Grand Design Challenge was held at Institut Farmaseutikal & Nutraseutikal Malaysia, Pulau Pinang on 14th – 15th November 2017. There are 51 teams from 16 high schools and 12 universities competed for the top 3 innovative project awards under high school & university tracks in the 2017 TGL Grand Design Challenge. Our students successfully won the 2nd prize with their proposed project “System for Olden Netizens (S.O.N)”.

According to research, there are top three problems among the elderly that comes with age, heart diseases, dementia and depression. Therefore the team developed S.O.N, an AI bot personal assistant that can perform actions and responses based on user’s voice input. The objective of this project is to help the elderly patient to improve its illness’s condition by performing activities catered to dementia’s patients’ needs such as curating routines, chit-chating, reminding them of event and medicine intake, as well as keeping the elderly’s mind and body active by proposing trivias and training their brains each day.




IBM Watson IoT Train-The-Trainer workshop

On November 13th, 2017, CREDIT hosted a full-day workshop on IBM Watson IoT at APU. The workshop was part of the part of the collaboration with IBM. The agenda began with an overview of Bluemix (IBM Cloud platform) and IBM academic initiatives programme. Participants then learn to create IoT and few Watson services based applications.

IBM Internet of Things Platform on Bluemix provides a framework for easily connecting devices to the Bluemix Cloud environment and manages them. IBM provides a visual development environment named Node-RED where various devices can be wired together visually, combined with other services on Bluemix, and also with many publicly available APIs to create interesting applications.




APU students visit Huawei Customer Solution Innovation & Integration Experience Center

Thirty APU students visited Huawei Customer Solution Innovation & Integration Experience Center (CSIC) on 6th December 2017. This visit opened up the doors for IT students to learn more about the current trends and latest development in ICT field. Huawei Channel Manager, Mr. Eric Yue Khang Beng showed the students the 17 sections of the 13,000-square feet center, which was Huawei’s second ICT hub in Malaysia since 2015. The three hours visit benefited the students by briefing them on its cloud storage technology, various IoT solutions, smart cities implementations, and its co-operations with other sectors to bring convenience to their customers.




APU students participated in Kuala Lumpur Engineering Science Fair (KLSEF) 2017

On 3rd to 5th November 2017, 2 students and 1 lecturer from APU participated in Kuala Lumpur Engineering Science Fair (KLSEF) 2017 held at MINES International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC), Selangor. It is an acknowledgment given by the organizer to our university where we are given the opportunity to join this event. The APU’s booth exhibited 2 student projects which are RFID-based automated student attendance system and IoT smart home appliances system. Visitors, mainly schoolchildren, were explained and shown how IoT can be applied to automate many manual processes.

This event was organized by ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET), Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) to promote interest among the community, especially school students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Conclusively, the three-day exhibition turns out to be a successful activity to showcase our student’s project.