Dr Lim Eng Hock, A Proud Recipient Of AIM Ted Williams Award

Prof. Lim of the varsity’s Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) is the first Malaysian to receive the prestigious AIM Ted Williams Award for 2022.

Dr Lim Eng Hock, A Proud Recipient Of AIM Ted Williams Award

Prof. Dr. Lim Eng Hock of UNIVERSITI Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) is the proud recipient of the AIM Ted Williams Award for 2022. Prof. Lim of the varsity’s Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) is the first Malaysian to receive the prestigious international award established by the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility in Pennsylvania.

The award, presented during an online ceremony on December 8, was given in recognition of his contributions to radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, according to a press release from the university.

The award was established in 2007 and is named after Ted Williams, an industry innovator, collaborator, and long-time member of the AIM Global Technical Symbology Committee. It is presented annually to a professor or student in recognition of their innovative and exceptional contributions to the development of the automatic identification and mobility industry that can further the industry’s growth through their work as a teacher, researcher, and entrepreneur.

“This honour is the result of the collective efforts of my research team,” Prof. Lim exclaimed. Thank you to my research team, UTAR, and funders for their encouragement and support throughout my research journey, particularly in the fields of antenna design and RFID technology.”

He also thanked the Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science, and Technology Center (Crest) and NanoMalaysia Berhad for providing research funds and allowing the creation of a fruitful university-industry collaboration platform.

Prof. Lim has been actively assisting local and multinational industries to strengthen their research and development capabilities while commercialising his research outputs through the platform. Prof. Lim, an expert in RFID antenna design, has published numerous influential technical papers on RFID, the majority of which have appeared in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, the most prestigious peer-reviewed international journal in this discipline.

He has also proposed a slew of novel design approaches for improving the performance of various metal-mountable tags.

The majority of metal-mountable RFID tag antennas on the market today have a read distance of less than three meters. Prof. Lim has developed new design techniques that extend the readability of the tags beyond 10 metres.

He was the first Malaysian to be appointed as the associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation as a result of his outstanding academic performance.

In April of last year, he was elected distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Council on RFID (International), and he currently serves on the editorial boards of the IEEE Journal of Radio Frequency Identification and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) Science Journal.

Prof. Lim is a member of the ASM as well as the Asean Academy of Engineering and Technology.

Separately, his colleague, LKC FES academic Prof Dr Yau Kok Lim, received the Best Paper Award at the 12th IEEE International Conference on Control Systems, Computing, and Engineering (ICCSCE) 2022, which was held virtually on October 22.

The IEEE and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Penang organised the ICCSCE 2022 to provide an open forum for researchers, engineers, network planners, and service providers involved in emerging algorithms, systems, standards, services, and applications.

The conference also aimed to bring together leading international players in control systems, computing, and engineering to share their groundbreaking research and engineering discoveries.

Prof. Yau’s paper, “Towards a Latency-Aware Multi-joint Optimization Method for VNF Placement and SFC Routing via Swarm Intelligence,” was chosen from among the 40 papers accepted at the international conference.

His study, which aims to solve the joint optimization of virtual network function (VNF) placement and service function chain routing while meeting the latency requirements of 5G networks, was co-authored with Sunway University academics Angela Amphawan, Muhammad Basheer Jasser, and Zahida Sharif.