Pg Dr Emeroylariffion Abas

emeroylariffion.abas@ubd.edu.bn

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Integrated Technologies and Deputy Director, Office of AVC (Innovation and Enterprise)

          

     

For my bachelor degree, I did Information System Engineering at Imperial College, London before pursuing my PhD in Communication System at the same university. My thesis addresses the issue of resource allocation in a W-CDMA W-LAN system, using different optimisation techniques.

After completion, I went to work as a network administrator, maintaining the connection between private practices and NHS trusts in UK. In 2013, I joined Centre of Science and Technology Research and Development (CSTRAD), Ministry of Defence, Brunei as an engineer and I was involved in maintaining RBAF's C4I network and Combat Network Radio (CNR) system. I was one of the technical project member for the ADMM Direct Communication Link (DCL) project for phase 1 and 2 which aim to establish secure communication between ASEAN Defence Ministers.

I am a faculty member at the Faculty of Integrated Technologies (FIT), UBD in the System Engineering Group. My areas of research are in energy efficiency, Internet of Things, data analytics, Signal Processing (Image & Audio), Security and Resource Allocation of Networks, and Photonic Crystal Fibre (PCF). Currently, I am the research lead for the Sensor Technology Group (STG) at the university; focusing on different aspects of IoTs, Sensor and data analysis. It is the aim of the research group to lead the nation as it moves to become a digital nation.

I am also the Deputy Director (Innovation & Enterprise) under the Office of Assistant Vice Chancellor Innovation & Enterprise, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. The objective of the OAVCIE is to facilitate the university to become the university of innovation and enterprise.

EDUCATION

PhD in Communication System
Diploma of Imperial College (DIC)
BEng Information System Engineering
Associate of the City and Guild Institute (ACGI)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Energy Efficiency, Internet of Things (IoTs), Image Processing, Signal Processing, Resource Allocation of Networks, Information Security, Photonic Crystal Fibre, Data Analytics

FUTURE PROJECTS

Internet of Things (IoT): Residential Utility Monitoring System

Grant Details: UBD/RSCH/1.3/FICBF(b)/2018/001: Internet of Things for Residential Monitoring System (BND$20,000) Statistic has shown that water and electricity usages in Brunei is among the highest in the region. This is despite the fact that globally, over 1 billion people across the globe are not receiving clean water. Normally, treated ‘tap’ water contains about 300+ chemicals and pollutants; even after treatment mainly due to pathogens gaining access to the system. This is made worst by industries; contaminating the water sources such as rivers, seas etc. The main objective of this project is to develop suitable IoT systems for water and electricity monitoring in terms of water-usage, electricity usage, flow and quality. By employing data analytics, it shall be able to detect abnormalities; leakages and quality changes, and raise alarms to house-owners/authorities. The multi-disciplinary project requires the identification of important parameters for water-quality control and electricity, development of IoT systems such as sensors and communication link, development of analytical tool, as well as the development of interface to provide feedback to users. It is envisaged that the project would produce affordable but effective tools which would assist house-owners in controlling their water-usage and quality as well as electricity usage, authorities for detections of leakages and preventions of contaminants as well as other relevant agencies


Applications Invited
PhD or Master Students

Internet of Things (IoT): Agriculture

Brunei is blessed with a wide variety of plants in its wild forest; with some endemic plant only found locally, having impressive medicinal properties. Researchers at Institute of Biological and Environmental Research (IBER), UBD have been studying different varieties of endemic plant from different perspective: growth conditions, medicinal properties, etc., and they are interested in engaging with the engineering faculty to design and prototype a system that is able to monitor different parameters related to the plant as well as feedback mechanism to maintain optimal growth conditions. As such, only students interested in combining engineering with agriculture need to apply. It is expected that the system shall constitute of sensors, actuators, communication device, data storage capability and data analytic capability; depending on the requirements from the potential uses. Subsequently, the student is expected to design, prototype and test the design. Different parameters such as soil moisture, temperature, humidity, etc. are expected to be monitored and kept in a database to produce time-series data for off-line analysis. The system may be extended to feedback system with analytic capability. As an end product, the student is expected to produce a system that is capable to be used by researchers for monitoring as well as for their experiments to find optimal growth conditions of different species of plant.


Applications Invited
PhD or Master Students

Location detection without GPS

Generally, we relies on GPS location tracking for our orientation; despite its low accuracy and dependency on actually receiving enough GPS signals to enable location detection. There is, indeed, many circumstances that we may not be able to receive enough GPS signals. The purpose of this project is to design and prototype a low-cost system with reasonable accuracy that is able to give us our coordinates. For the project, the student is expected to do a thorough literature review of the different methods that may be used for location detection under different circumstances. General user requirements shall then be dictated to the student, for the design, prototype and testing of the system. It is expected that different systems be tested in terms of accuracy and power requirements; to satisfy different needs of different possible users.


Applications Invited
PhD or Master Students
12

Scopus Publications

20

Google Scholar Citations

3

Google Scholar h-index

Scopus Publications

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

1) Techno-Economic and Sensitivity Analysis of Rainwater Harvesting System as Alternative Water Source [https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/8/2365]
PE Abas, TMI Mahlia
Sustainability 11 (8), 2365
2) REVIEW ON UNDERWATER IMAGE RESTORATION ALGORITHMS
J Raihan, AE Abas, LC De Silva
IET Image Processing
3) Near Infrared Supercontinuum Generation in Silica Based Photonic Crystal Fiber
F Begum, PE Abas
Progress In Electromagnetics Research 89, 149-159
4) Visual data of facial expressions for automatic pain detection
RA Virrey, CDS Liyanage, MIPH Petra, PE Abas
Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation 61, 209-217
5) Modelling and simulation of a porous core photonic crystal fibre for terahertz wave propagation
IK Yakasai, PE Abas, S Ali, F Begum
Optical and Quantum Electronics 51 (4), 122

TOP PUBLICATIONS

1) Methodology for implementing power plant efficiency standards for power generation: potential emission reduction
TMI Mahlia, JY Lim, L Aditya, TMI Riayatsyah, AEP Abas
Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy 20 (2), 309-327
2) Near Infrared Supercontinuum Generation in Silica Based Photonic Crystal Fiber
F Begum, PE Abas
Progress In Electromagnetics Research 89, 149-159
3) Development of energy labels based on consumer perspective: Room air conditioners as a case study in Brunei Darussalam
AEP Abas, TMI Mahlia
Energy Reports 4, 671-681
4) Techno-Economic and Sensitivity Analysis of Rainwater Harvesting System as Alternative Water Source
PE Abas, TMI Mahlia
Sustainability 11 (8), 2365
5) REVIEW ON UNDERWATER IMAGE RESTORATION ALGORITHMS
J Raihan, AE Abas, LC De Silva
IET Image Processing

GRANT DETAILS

UBD/RSCH/1.3/FICBF(b)/2018/001: Internet of Things for Residential Monitoring System (BND$20,000)

RESEARCH OUTPUTS (PATENTS, SOFTWARE, PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS)

Publications: 19 Articles published
Patents: 1 patent filed

Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

Department of Water Services (DWS), Brunei Darussalam

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Industry Experience working in a network company in London, and in Centre of Science and Technology Research and Development (CSTRAD), Ministry of Defence, Brunei Darussalam