Biography

Dr. Jaw Siow Wei is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Geoinformation, Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying. She is also the research fellow of Geoscience and Digital Earth Centre (INSTeG), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). She received her doctorate degree and a First Class Honours Bachelor Degree in Remote Sensing from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia. Her niche of expertise encompasses remote sensing and geoinformation for applied and environmental sciences related research and development and innovation, focusing on underground mapping.  During her appointment as research fellow, she was the project leader for research grant on Active Water Leak Detection Utilizing Integrated Non-Destructive Detection Techniques of Non-Revenue Water (NRW) (2016-2018), Characterization of Radiometric Properties of Water Pipelines for Active Water Leak Detection (2015-2017), and Characterization of Ground Penetrating Radar Backscatter of Utility Features for Underground Infrastructure Mapping (2015-2016). With her breadth experience in underground mapping dealing with non-destructive technologies has led her to publish numbers of ISI-cited publications in Journal of Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Remote Sensing, Measurement and Structural Concrete as well as in Asian Conference on Remote Sensing and IEEE International RF and Microwave Conference (RFM). She has also achieved various awards at both national and international levels for her research and innovation in the field of underground utility mapping.  Currently, she joined Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), a research centre of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)  for Digital Underground research project. She is focusing on the development of use cases to understand the possibilities and limitations of non-destructive geophysical technologies for underground utility mapping, best practices for underground utility mapping and the training curriculum for underground utility mapping.