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Report on Visit by Telekom Malaysia Research and Development (TM RnD) Sdn Bhd to

Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)

School Of Computer and Communication Engineering

School Of Microelectronics Engineering

Date : 26 May 2015

Time : 9 am to 12.30 am

Venue : Bilik Seminar Siantan and Bilik Mesyuarat Kenanga,  School of Manufacturing

Personnel Involve:

From UniMAP

  1. Prof. Dr. Abdul Hamid Adom, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
  2. Prof.Dr. R. Badlishah Ahmad, Dean of the School of Computer and Communication Engineering
  3. Dr. Abdul Hafiizh Ismail, Head of Department Engineering Technology, FTK
  4. Dr. Azremi Abdullah Al-Hadi, Deputy Dean CGS
  5. Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Faizal Jamlos, Director COE Advanced Communication Engineering
  6. Dr. Mohd Najib Mohd Yasin, Deputy Dean (Academic and Research), SOME
  7. Dr. Mohd Nazri Mohd Warip
  8. Dr. Abdul Rahman Kram
  9. Ir Rosdisham Endut
  10. Dr. Rozmie Razif Othman
  11. Dr. Ruzelita Ngadiran
  12. Dr. Naimah Yaakob
  13. Dr. Mohd Shahrazel Razalli
  14. Dr. Saidatul Norlyana Azemi
  15. Madam Sabarina Ismail
  16. Che Ku Kairilazam, CIGC
  17. Mohamad Firdaus Abu Bakar, CIGC
  18. Dr. Zaheerel Ishwar Abdul Khalib
  19. Dr. Rosemizi Rahim
  20. Dr. Muataz Hameed Salih Al Doori
  21. Dr. Ong Bi Lyn

From TMRND

  1. Dr Gopi Kurup (CEO)
  2. Hj Zakaria Ahmad (GM Research)
  3. Pn. Norwati (CFO)
  4. En. Suwandi Sidik (Research)
  5. Dr. Fong Kok Han (Research)
  6. Pn. Dzuzlindah Mohd Alias (Research)
  7. Pn. Zamilah (Strategic Business)
  8.  Pn. Mazni Amil (Strategic Business)
  9. Pn. Rafiza (Finance)
  10. En. Umar Abdul Aziz Yeop Hussin (HR)
  11. En. Mohammad Harris (Research)
  12. Pn. Nabihah (Research)
  13. En. Anuar Musa (Research)
  14. En. Rizal Yusob (Research)

The visit from Telekom research & Development Sdn Bhd to UniMAP was initiated through email communication by Puan Noor Aisyah Binti Mohd Akib. The objectives of their visit are:

  1. To initiate collaboration in research that has been done between TMRND and School of Computer and Communication Engineering/ Microelectronic Engineering.
  2. To know more about available research facilities and laboratory in UniMAP.
  3. Introduction to hiring talent program by TMR&D to generate industrial training and job opportunities to UniMAP graduates.
  4. And to create Hiring Talent program with students from School of Computer & Communication Engineering UniMAP especially the postgraduates students - master/PhD.

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The delegates from TMRND arrive at 9 am. The programme start off with the welcoming speech from Prof. Dr. Abdul Hamid Adom, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation). Then it is followed by a short speech from Dr. Gopi  Kurup the CEO of TMRND and short introduction of TMRND companies. Mr. Hj Zakaria Ahmad the GM Research is then present with the available research in the TMRND. Some of the highlighted researches are big data, photonic and copper network.

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After question and answer session regarding TMRND research, the session continued with presentation from UniMAP. Firstly, it is started with presentation by Dr. Mohd Nazri Mohd Warip, Program Chairperson SCCE on ENAC research group, basically the research cluster from SCCE school, publication status of SCCE and enrolment in SCCE. Second presentation by Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Faizal Jamlos the Director COE Advanced Communication Engineering on their research niche and expertise. Third presentation is given by Dr. Mohd Najib Mohd Yasin, the Deputy Dean (Academic and Research), School of Microelectronic Engineering, SOME. Dr Najib represent all the research cluster available in SOME including The Integrated Circuits and Systems Design (ICASe) and AMBIENCE. After presentation session, the delegates are invited to Bilik Mesyuarat Kenanga for further discussion for the collaboration that can be done and the available internship and hiring talent programme.

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The discussion session start off with the introduction to each personnel involve and their research area so that everybody is aware of available collaboration ideas. Everybody share their contact details and research department -attachments. Dr. Gopi Kurup highlight that as a business entity, all research are focus on business ideas for example work related to efficient network, fiber and wireless network. The ideas from universities need to be fit with the business solution related to the business niche. For example their business is to provide cloud based solution to IT solutions in Petronas an oil-gas business or for example in medical business which means the solution should be able to cater or fit client based platform. And TMRND can perform as a platform to enbridging research between universities and clients. He also highlight that the research should be product that a business can utilize, unique where it can fits larger ROI and the time frame of research should be quick. TMRND also work with certain global partner to provide certain expertise. TMRND however, did not provide any funding to research.



On internship programme, a representative from TMRND, Mr. Umar Abdul Aziz Yeop Hussin explains that they also have staff attachment programme as short as 2 months to 12 months. An example is Dr. Praba attachment from MicroE on photonic research. TMRND currently have few lecturers-around 10, from local and overseas (Korea) universities for attachment programme. The attachment programme also opens to postgraduate students and open throughout the year. For undergraduates’ students, industrial training with minimum 12 weeks is accepted however, only students with CGPA 3.5 are accepted and students need to apply 1 month prior to their training. Another programme available within TMRND  is Industrial PhD.

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The session close with souvenir exchange between both parties. After closing session, all delegates are invited to visit SCCE lab to look at the research facilities available. The visit finishes at 12.30. From the visit, the fruitful discussion will hopefully lead to promising collaboration.  

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