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Ir. Professor Dato' Dr. Ewe Hong Tat

Ir. Professor Dato' Dr. Ewe Hong Tat

President
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Ir. Professor Dato’ Ewe Hong Tat obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Malaya, Malaysia, Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from M.I.T., USA and PhD degree from Multimedia University, Malaysia in 1992, 1994 and 1999 respectively.

He had worked before in Motorola Penang, Intel Penang, MIT’s Research Laboratory for Electronics, University of Malaya and Multimedia University (MMU) where his last position held in MMU was Vice President (Academic). He is currently the President/CEO of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and also a Senior Professor of Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science of UTAR. He was also the recipient of a number of awards including The Young Scientist Award of URSI (International Union of Radio Science) in 1996, The Outstanding Young Malaysian Award 2005 for Academic Leadership and Accomplishment, and The Toray Science and Technology Award by Malaysian Toray Science Foundation in 2011. He is currently an Educational Counsellor and Regional Chair (Malaysia) of MIT Educational Council, President and Fellow of ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET), Fellow of Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), former Council Member of Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) from 2013-2018, Advisory Judge of Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards.

In publication, he has published in books, international journals and conferences and newspaper column articles. His research interest includes microwave remote sensing, satellite image processing, wireless sensor network and intelligent computing. He is also active in consultancy and technopreneur development works and was a consultant/advisor for several listed and start-up companies in Malaysia.

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