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Noor Azurati Ahmad@Salleh

Noor Azurati Ahmad@Salleh

Director of Innnovation and Commercialization Center (ICC)

Dr. Noor Azurati Ahmad@Salleh serves as an Associate Professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur. She obtained her B.Eng. in Computer Engineering in 2001 and Master of Electrical Engineering in 2006 from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She graduated with a PhD in Embedded Systems from University of Leicester in 2013. She is a Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) under Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB), Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE) under International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) and Hortonworks Big Data NiFi, Metron and HDP Systems (2018). She is also a Professional Technologist (Ts) in Electrical and Electronics Technology field.She has also served as an engineer in Sapura Secured Technologies Sdn. Bhd under the Network Centric Operations (NCO) project. She involved in SIRIM qualification test for Sapura’s 3 military products and succefully received SIRIM certifications for those products within 4 months. Currently she actively involved in the high impact national Cyber Evidence consultation project with Cybersecurity Malaysia, which is cost RM2.2 Millions.  The team managed to complete all deliverables on-time and consult the collaborator until they can produce a pre-commercialized Integrated Cyber Evidence Big Data System. CSM had also sponsored her and the team to join the Big Data Hortonworks Training at Silicon Valley, San Fransisco, USA in May 2018. 

She has 15 years of experience in teaching embedded system, microcontroller, microprocessor and real-time system courses and supervision of more than 10 undergraduates and 10 postgraduate students. She has 1 GoT graduated Phd student from Palestine, Dr Iyad Al-Shami who is now a lecturer in Unversity of Gaza. The work published in the SENSORS journal, Q1 ISI WoS publication (August 2017) entitled “Adaptive Indoor Positioning Model Based on WLAN-Fingerprinting for Dynamic and Multi-Floor Environments”. Her second Phd student has graduated in year 2020, Dr Firdaus from Universitas Islamic Indonesia, Yogjakarta.

She is a member of Institute Electrical Electronic Engineer (IEEE), IEEE Computer Society and Registered Graduate Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). She has been actively involved in research related to Testing for Real Time Systems. One of her outstanding research focused on Implementation of Embedded Web Server for Mobile Robot Application (designed the minimal TCP/IP Stack), which was part of her Master’s degree project (2006) and it was the basic design for Internet of things (IoT) system development. Her main research interests include all areas of design, software architecture and testing for embedded real-time systems, Cyber-Pysical Systems (CPS), Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile and pervasive computing. Her current research explorations are on Smart City, Smart Campus, Indoor Positioning System and Green ICT. She invented 2 copyrights on Indoor Positioning Systems and published more than 38 publications in IoT, pervasive computing, embedded systems and wireless sensor network. 

She was appointed as the UTM AIS Entrepreneurial and Innovation Coordinator from 2015 until 2017. She successfully setup the AIS Incubator policy and generated more than RM136,259 gross income to UTM. She also managed to generate income through IoT, Big Data and Information Security short-courses and workshops for industry and academics. She was the head of Cyber-Physical Systems Research Group for 2 years (2017 and 2018) and managed more than 14 UTM AIS academics/researchers to achieve their required research KPIs.  On 1st of June, 2018, she has been appointed as the Deputy Director of Innovation and Commercialization Centre UTM Kuala Lumpur (2018 – 2021).

At present, she is the Director of Innovation and Commercialisation Centre, located at Technovation Park, Skudai Valley, Johor. There are 24 staff under her supervision. Currently, she is supervising the team on publishing 5 UTM innovation and commerxialisation policy and procedures including IP Management Procedure, Spin off Company Establishment Procedure, IP Commercialisation Procedure, Entrepreneurial Leave Scheme Procedure and Consultancy Procedure. She has introduced the new ICCubeX Incubator Program including structured entrepreneurial training, prototype development funding and incubator space. These initiatives are purposely hatchering our new spin off companys. In 2020, she managed to lead the MoU between Aberystwytth University and Abber Innovation and UTM in collaboration work on Technology Transfer in Biorefining and Bioprocessing products for both universities. 

She received Anugerah Citra Karisma award in 2016. She also won Bronze Award in INATEX2017 for the invention/innovation of ADIPS. In 2018, she received Anugerah Penulis Dalam Jurnal Berindeks award in Citra Karisma 2018. In 2019, She received 5 Star Rating award for her Knowledge Transfer Project (KTP) Project: Malaysia Embedded System Programming Challenge (MESPC18). In 2020, she received Gold Medal in INATEX2020. Recently, she successfully obtained Silver Medal in MTE2021 Competition. Her main invention is called ALWAIS (Adaptive, Light-Weight and Accurate Indoor Positioning System).