From left: Ir. Dr. Yen Kim Sam, Fow Jun Ee, Tan Ting Feng, Dr. Teoh Soo Siang
IMDC is a multi-discipline engineering design competition open to all final year undergraduate engineering or computer science students in Malaysia with the goal to promote innovative culture in engineering design work, tackle real-world problems with practical engineering solutions, and churn out brightest talents for product development, further research, and commercialization.
More than 400 teams participation from 29 public and private institutions of higher education in Malaysia, and only the top 5 of each track enter the Grand Finale in Equatorial Hotel for conference and industry showcase. USM students had shown great results, out of 8 teams of USM students in the finals, 2 teams were represented by students from School of Mechanical Engineering.
A project title of “Development of Network Based Surveillance Module (NBSM) for the Wild” is the Champion of MathWorks track in IMDC 2016. This project is a combined effort of both School of Mechanical Engineering (PPKM) and School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (PPKEE). The team consists of Fow Jun Ee from PPKM and Tan Ting Feng from PPKEE, under the supervision of Ir. Dr. Yen Kin Sam from PPKM and Dr. Teoh Soo Siang from PPKEE (Figure 1). The network based surveillance module developed is able to detect human (poachers) presence in both daytime and at night condition with 100% positive detection and able to transmit near instantaneous alerts wirelessly to the authorities. This project also won favour in the sight of judges and has been awarded the winner of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Malaysia Design Challenge. Design information: Development of Network based Surveillance Module (NBSM) for the wild