Who We Are

Researcher, developer and dreamer

 

 

What Are We

  • House of Multimodal Evolution
  • Provide novel and innovative multimodal applications and communications toward the technology world
  • Develop technologies for Malaysian society to meet the needs of the nation
  • Bridges academic and industries.
  • Overcome existing challenges and introduce opportunities to students

 

Core Values

Teamwork - We work together, across boundaries, to meet the needs of our funders.

Quality - We provide outstanding products and services that deliver premium value to our funders.

Integrity - We uphold the highest standards of integrity in all our actions.

 

Opportunities

Online Shopping Store for Visually Impaired
Aim:
Develop an online shopping store for visually impaired people.
Description:

  1. Develop a new type of internet browsing experience for visually impaired people.
  2. The website should have the technology to support browsing requirement of the group of people.
  3. Combining both haptic and audio feedback for user navigation and understanding of 3D objects

 

Lab Apprentice

Aim: Support on-going projects.
Description:
This is a perfect position for those who wants to work in a laboratory setting and gain valuable research experience in preparation for graduate or future careers.

 

General Requirement

The post is opened to all students doing or finished their undergraduate or postgraduate study or a researcher from a research institution. Full master scholarship is also available for excellent candidates. This post is subject to approval from Research Office. Applicants should have at least a good programming skill in any language plus the willingness to learn. The applicant may have mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) research skills and expertise. Applicant is expected to demonstrate dedicated and independent research ability throughout the entire project. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact homelab@sunway.edu.my.

 

Area of Interests

Mobile Development
Android / IOS Development
 
 
Web Development
Laravel, VueJs, Magento, Bootstrap
 
 
3D Printing
Small scale 3D Modelling / Printing
 
 
Assistive technology for blinds
  • Assistive technology including screen reader, haptic devices
  • Finger-sliding haptic VR environment

 

Customized Robotic Application
  • Drone’s search & rescue technology, drone odour tracking & sensing technology.
  • Artificial intelligence on human & robot’s movement

 

Internet of Thing
Smart Health & Well-Being
Remote Monitoring System

Smart Office, Smart City Technology.

Odour & distributed Haptic Applications

  • Basically touch screen
  • Odour and 3D haptics edutainment

 

Others

Embedded, sensors, indoor positioning system, landscape photography, HCI, image processing and others
 
 

 

Research

Projects

Ongoing

  • 2017 Company sponsored research project by AI Sense Sdn Bhd titled ”Indoor Positioning System”, 1 April 2017
  • 2017 MCMC Networked Media Research Collaboration Programme 2016 Awarded by Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) titled ” Touch it and Feel it? Modelling of 3D Haptic-Audio Virtual Objects to Counter Internet Browsing Limitations for Visually Impaired People”, 1 February 2017
  • 2016 Company sponsored research project by Solip Systems Sdn Bhd Grant Scheme titled ”Receipt Scanning System”, 1 February 2016
  • 2016 Sunway-Lancaster Small Grant Scheme titled” DynaBraille: On-finger Braille Feedback for Handheld Touchscreen Devices”, 1 February 2016

Finished

  • 2016 Sunway Internal Research Grant titled ” Proprioceptive Model and Algorithm for Real-Time Responding Tele-haptic to Counter Lack of Visual Aid in Multi-robots 3D environment.”, 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2016.
  • 2015 Demand-Driven Innovation Project by Public-Private Research Network (PPRN) Grant Scheme titled ”Automatic Coins Counting System with Online Monitoring”, 1 July 2015 – 1 December 2015.
  • 2014 Sunway-Lancaster Small Grant Scheme titled ”Design of A Haptic Dictionary in Virtual Reality for Visually Impaired People”, 15 July 2014 – 30 April 2016
  • 2014 Sunway Internal Research Grant titled ”Exploring a New Smart Adaptive Technology for Manipulation of Force Feedback Mobile Tele-robotic over Networked Cloud Architecture”, 15 July 2014 – 31 December 2015.
  • 2013 Sunway Internal Research Grant titled ” 3D Smart User Interactive Sensory System with Real-Time Responding Tele-Robotic Information with Haptic Interfaces over MANETs”, 15 March 2014 – 14 March 2015.
  • 2012 Sunway Internal Research Grant titled ”Investigating Multi-Robot Cooperative Architecture with Cognitive Model over Wireless Network to Create Olfactory-Gustatory-Haptics Map to Perform Odour Tracking”, 1 Dec 2012 – 30 Nov 2013.
  • 2012 ERGS Award by Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) titled ”Exploring a New Smart User Interface Technology for Manipulation of Force Feedback Mobile Tele-robotic Architecture”, 01 Aug 2012
  • 2011 Sunway Internal Research Grant titled ”Investigation of Public WIFI Attack and Traffic Characteristics by Deploying a WLAN Monitoring System in Sunway Pyramid, Malaysia”, 01 Nov 2011 – 31 Oct 2012.
  • 2011 Sunway Internal Research Grant titled ”A Smart User Interface System for Dexterous Manipulation of Haptic Guidance Robotic Applications”, 01 June 2011 – 31 Dec 2012.

 

Publications

Book Chapter

  1. Kian Meng Yap, Alyssa Yen-Lyn Ding, Hui Yin Yeoh, Mei Ling Soh, Min Wea Tee, Khailiang Ong, Wei Kang Kuan, Ahmad Ismat Bin Abdul Rahim, " 3D Haptic-Audio Enabled Online Shopping: Development and Challenges of a New Website for the Visually Impaired," Springer Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Publisher: Springer, vol.513, pp. 143-153, DOI 978-981-13-1059-1_14© 2018, ISBN 978-981-13-1058-4, SCOPUS- indexed.
  2. Eu Jin Wong, Kian Meng Yap, Jason Alexander, Abhijit Karnik, " HABOS: An Introduction to Haptic-Audio Based Online Shopping for the Blind," Haptic Interaction, Springer Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Publisher: Springer, DOI 978-981-10-4157-070© 2018, ISBN 978-981-10-4157-0, SCOPUS-Indexed.
  3. Kok Seng Eu, Wei Zheng Chia, Kian Meng Yap, “Wind Direction and Speed Estimation for Quadrotor based Gas Tracking Robot,” Mobile and Wireless Technologies 2017, Springer Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Publisher: Springer, DOI 978-981-10-5281-171©2018, ISBN 978-981-10-5281-1.
  4. Eu Jin Wong, Kian Meng Yap, Jason Alexander, Abhijit Karnik, " HABOS: An Introduction to Haptic-Audio Based Online Shopping for the Blind," Haptic Interaction, Springer Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Publisher: Springer, DOI 978-981-10-4157-070© 2018, ISBN 978-981-10-4157-0.
  5. Jonny Milliken, Kian Meng Yap, Alan Marshall, “Design and Analysis of Independent, Open-Access WiFi Monitoring Infrastructures in Live Environments,” Taylor & Francis edited book - "Case Studies in Secure Computing – Achievements and Trends", ISBN# 978-1-4822-0706-4 (print) and ISBN# 978-1-4822-0707-1(e-book). 2014.

 

Journal Papers

  1. Kok Seng Eu and Kian Meng Yap,"A Chemical/Gas Plume Tracing Robot Simulator for Quadrotor Platforms: A Modified Gaussian-meandering Plume Propagation Model", Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (MJCS) Special Issue: Visual Informatics. ISI (Web of Science) and Scopus-indexed.
  2. Q. P. Soo, S. Y. Lim, D. W. G. Lim, K. M. Yap, and S. L. Lau, “Propagation Measurement of a Natural Cave-turned-Wine-Cellar,” IEEE Antennas Wireless Propag. Lett., vol. 1225, no. c, pp. 1–1, 2018, ISI-indexed, Q1.
  3. Kok Seng Eu, Kian Meng Yap, “Chemical plume tracing: A three-dimensional technique for quadrotors by considering the altitude control of the robot in the casting stage,” International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, Volume 15, issue 1, 2018. Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd, DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1729881418755877, ISSN: 1729-8814, ISI-indexed.
  4. Kian Meng Yap and Kok Seng Eu, “Odour Source Localisation Techniques with Mobile Robots: Systematic Review, Research Trend and Directions”, International Journal of Automation and Control, InderScience. – Submitted.
  5. Kok Seng Eu, Kian Meng Yap, Tiam Hee Tee, “Supporting Odour Source Localisation of Multi-Sniffer Robots with Up-Wind Formation Repeater Network Topology,“ Journal of Advances in Computer Networks (JACN, ISSN: 1793-8244), Vol.3, No. 1, March 2015. pp. 24-27.
  6. Kok Seng Eu, Kian Meng Yap, Tiam Hee Tee, “Single Beacon Indoor Localization System Based on Counter-Synchronized Compass and RSSI,“ Journal of Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 627, Chapter 4, September 2014, p. g. 217-222, SCOPUS Indexed.
  7. Kok Seng Eu, Kian Meng Yap, Tiam Hee Tee, “An Airflow Analysis Study of Quadrotor Based Flying Sniffer Robot,“ Journal of Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 627, Chapter 5, September 2014, p. g. 246-250, SCOPUS Indexed.
  8. Kok Seng Eu, Soon Loong Yong, Mum Wai Yip, Yoon Ket Lee, Ying Hao Ko, Kian Meng Yap, “Fingers bending motion controlled electrical wheelchair by using flexible bending sensors with Kalman filter algorithm, “ Contemporary Engineering Sciences, Vol. 7, 2014, no. 13, 637-647, SCOPUS Indexed, Cites per Paper of Contemporary Engineering Sciences: 0,191.
  9. Jonny Milliken, Valerio Selis, Kian Meng Yap and Alan Marshall, “Impact of Metric Selection on Wireless DeAuthentication DoS Attack Performance," IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, WCL2013-0428, Volume 2, Issue 5, pg. 571 – 574, JCR impact factor 1.16, 2013.

 

Conference Papers

  1. Kian Meng Yap, Alyssa Yen-Lyn Ding, Hui Yin Yeoh, Mei Ling Soh, Min Wea Tee, Khailiang Ong, Wei Kang Kuan, Ahmad Ismat Bin Abdul Rahim, " 3D Haptic-Audio Enabled Online Shopping: Development and Challenges of a New Website for the Visually Impaired," iCatse International Conference on Mobile and Wireless Technology (ICMWT 2018), 25-17 June 2018, Hong Kong.
  2. Kok Seng Eu, Kian Meng Yap, and Wan Chew Tan, "A Simulation Study of Micro-Drone Chemical Plume Tracking Performance in Tree Farm Environments." International Visual Informatics Conference, Pp. 260-269. Springer, Cham, 2017. (Best Paper Awards)
  3. Crankson Kwesi Mensa, Kian Meng Yap, “Utilising tele-operation and mobile application in identifying materials of varied thickness and sizes,” Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games (HAVE 2017), Oct 21-22, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  4. Kok Seng Eu and Kian Meng Yap, “An Exploratory Study of Quadrotor’s Propellers Impact Using 3D Gas Dispersion Simulator,” Proceedings of the ISOCS/IEEE International Symposium On Olfaction and Electronic Nose, May 28-31, 2017, Montreal, Canada.
  5. Zhi Zhong Tan, Kian Meng Yap, and Woan Ning Lim, " Flow Control Technique for LR-WPAN Network in Sensors Data Transmission," Proceedings of the IEEE Colloquium on Signal Processing and its Applications (CSPA2017), March 10-12, 2017, Penang, Malaysia.
  6. Eu Jin Wong, Kian Meng Yap, Jason Alexander, Abhijit Karnik, "HABOS: An Introduction to Haptic-Audio Based Online Shopping for the Blind," Asia Haptics 2016, November 29-December 1, 2016, Chiba, Japan.
  7. Kian Meng Yap, Kok Seng Eu, Jun Ming Low, "Investigating Wireless Network Interferences of Autonomous Drones With Camera Based Positioning Control System," Proceedings of the IEEE International Computer Symposium 2016, December 15-17, 2016, Chiayi, Taiwan.
  8. Crankson Kwesi Mensa, Eu Kok Seng, Kian Meng Yap, "Characterising The Sound Amplitude and Force Feedback for various materials in Telehaptic operation," Proceedings of the 12th International Colloquium on Signal Processing and its Applications (CSPA2016), 4-6 March 2016, Melaka, Malaysia, Page 20.
  9. Eu Jin Wong, Kian Meng Yap, Jason Alexander, Abhijit Karnik, "Design and Analysis of Haptic-Audio Based System for the Visually Impaired to Shop Online," Proceedings of the 2nd Advancement on Information Technology International Conference (ADVCIT 2015), December 3-5, 2015, Krabi, Thailand.
  10. Eu Jin Wong, Kian Meng Yap, Jason Alexander, Abhijit Karnik, " HABOS: An Exploratory Study of Haptic-Audio Based Online Shopping for the Visually Impaired," Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games (HAVE 2015), October 11-12, 2015, Ottawa, Canada, Pages: 1-6.
  11. Eu Jin Wong, Kian Meng Yap, Jason Alexander, Abhijit Karnik, "HABOS: Towards a Platform of Haptic-Audio Based Online Shopping for the Visually Impaired," Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Conference on Open Systems, August 24-26, 2015, Melaka, Malaysia, Pages: 62 - 67.
  12. Kok Seng Eu, Kian Meng Yap, "Enhanced Position Based Routing Protocols for Sniffer Robots to Perform Odour Source Tracking," Proceedings of the IET International Conference on Frontiers of Communications, Networks and Applications (IET ICFCNA), November 3-5, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  13. Kok Seng Eu, Kian Meng Yap, "Overcoming Long Recovery Time of Metal-Oxide Gas Sensor With Certainty Factor Sensing Algorithm," Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Sensing Technology, September 2-4, 2014, Liverpool, UK, pages: 7-12.
  14. Tiam Hee Tee, Kian Meng Yap, Alan Marshall, Kok Seng Eu,"A Quantitative Evaluation of Haptic Data Prediction Techniques over Best-Effort Network," Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Advanced Communications Technology (ICACT2014), February 16-19, 2014, Phoenix Park, Pyeongchang, South Korea, page(s): 762-768.
  15. Kok Seng Eu, Tiam Hee Tee, Kian Meng Yap, Soo Yong Lim, Beek Yoke Chin, "Olfactory Sensory System for Odour Plume Sensing Process by Using Quadrotor Based Flying Sniffer Robot," Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Biomimetics, Intelligent Computational Systems, ROBIONETICS 2013, November 25 – 27, 2013, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, page(s): 188-193.
  16. Tiam Hee Tee, Kok Seng Eu, Kian Meng Yap, Alan Marshall and Tsung-Han Lee, "A Network-adaptive Compensation Technique for Tele-haptics using Position Prediction Algorithm," Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Haptic, Audio and Visual Environments and Games (HAVE), October 26-27, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey, pg. 39-44.
  17. Tsung-Han Lee, Hung-Shiou Chiang, Lin-Huang Chang, Ming-Chun Hsieh, Chih-Hao Wen, Kian Meng Yap, "Modeling and Performance Analysis of Route-over and Meshunder Routing Schemes in 6LoWPAN," Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, October 13 – 16 2013, Manchester, United Kingdom.
  18. Kok Seng Eu, Tiam Hee Tee, Kian Meng Yap, Yoon Ket Lee, "3D Smart User Interactive System with Proprioceptive Orientation Feedback by Using Disparity Compassing," Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Symposium on Wireless Technology and Applications ISWTA 2013, September 22 – 25 2013, Kuching, Malaysia.
  19. Jonny Milliken, Valerio Selis, Kian Meng Yap and Alan Marshall, "Development of Device Identity using WiFi Layer 2 Management Frames for Combating Rogue Aps," Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Security and Cryptography, 29-31 July 2013, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  20. Tiam Hee Tee, Kok Seng Eu, Kian Meng Yap, Alan Marshall and Tsung-Han Lee, "3D Smart User Interactive System with Real-Time Responding Tele-Robotic Proprioceptive Information," The Fourth IEEE International Conference on Intelligent System, Modelling and Simulation (ISMS), pp. 404-408, 29-31 January 2013, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Researchers

 


Associate Professor Dr Yap Kian Meng is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of IET. He has spent 18 years working in sensor & haptic technology, data networks (IT), telecommunications and electronic control system for machinery. He is the principal investigator for over 18 projects supported by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), ERGS, MCMC, Lancaster University (UK), PPRN, industrial partners and Internal Grants. He has also obtained travel grants from the British Council and Harvard Travel Grant for research collaboration activities in the UK and US, respectively. His current research interests include sensor technology, touch, smell, audio, drones, sensing/tracking, robotics, IoT and AR/VR. Dr Yap heads Sunway University’s H.O.M.E. Lab (House of Multimodal Evolution) and Research Centre for Human-Machine Collaboration (HUMAC), which aim to be the nation’s main technology hub and to demonstrate its commitment to sustainable development e.g. SDG3, 4, 8, 9 and 11.


Eu Kok Seng - Kok Seng currently a senior lecturer at Sunway University. He started his PhD degree from Sunway University in 2012 and graduated in 2018. He had completed his master degree and BEng degree from Sheffield Hallam University. His interest areas of research are robotics, automation system and control.

 

  • Graduated Msc
  • Crankson Kwesi Mensa
  • Wong Eu Jin
  • Tee Tiam Hee
  • Teo Yi Lin
  • Tan Zhi Zhong

 


  • Chit Su Mon - Chit Su Mon is currently pursuing Doctor of Philosophy (Computing) at Sunway University under the supervision of Associate Professor Dr.Yap Kian Meng. She has completed her BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Information Technology) and MSc in Networking and Mobile Systems also from Sunway University. Her research interests focus on Human Computer Interaction, Information Systems in Assisted Learning, Augmented Reality, Virtual Learning, Haptic for Visually Impaired and Olfactory for visually impaired. She has completed her Master degree with the research titled “Investigation in virtual objects learning by using Haptic Interface for Visually Impaired children”. Her current research focus on olfactory assisted learning for visually impaired.
     

  • Lim Woan Ning - Lim Woan Ning is currently Senior Lecturer at the School of Science and Technology, Sunway University, teaching computing subjects. She acquired her Master of Engineering (Electrical) and Bachelor (Hons) of Computer Science from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She has vast experience in the IT industry, working in several multinational organisations over a span of ten years such as Shell IT International, DHL Asia Pacific IT Services and Standard Chartered Scope International. She is passionate about teaching and constantly strives to contribute to the education industry by sharing her industrial IT consultancy and project management experiences. Her research interests include innovative teaching and learning methods, mobile computing, machine learning and image processing. She is involved in a few research grant projects such as the Sunway internal grant and the MOHE Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS).

 


  • Samuel John Omamalin - Samuel John Omamalin is a postgraduate student in Sunway University, as well as an Associate Lecturer in the university. Graduated from Curtin University Perth with a BEng in Electrical Power. Research focus in education, natural language processing and deep learning. Past projects include android app development and combat robot building.

  • Wee Chyanna is currently pursuing her masters degree in computer science at Sunway University. She successfully completed her degree in Computer Networking and Security from the same university. Currently, her research interests spans across areas of Human-Computer Interaction, with a focus on virtual reality, haptics and the use of immersive games in education.

  • Liew Jia Jun - Liew Jia Jun is a Research Assistant at Sunway University in focus research with H.O.M.E lab. He has completed his Diploma in Information Technology and currently completing his Bsc in Information Technology from Sunway University. His interest in mechatronics and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has drawn him to involve in research with H.O.M.E research since early 2018. With such interest, he is involving himself into haptic technology projects within H.O.M.E lab. Currently he is looking forward to venture into deeper UAV and mechatronics knowledge to widen his range of knowledge.

 

About us

Directory:
Level 3, Sunway University

Contact:
Email: homelab@sunway.edu.my
Tel. : +603 74918622 ext.7346

 

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