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Dr. Shahrum Shah Abdullah
B.Eng. (Electrical)(McGill University), M.Sc. (Control Systems)(University of Sheffield), Ph.D (Control systems)(Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine), CEng, MIET
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Senior Lecturer
Head of Electronic Systems Engineering Department

Email: shahrum@utm.my
Tel: 03 2203 1535

Research Interests
  • Intelligent control
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Industrial Process Control
Professional Membership
  • Member, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng), The Engineering Council, UK
  • Registered under the Board of Engineers Malaysia (Electrical).

Grants

Principal Researcher

  • Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (2007 – 2008) – Use of Experiment Design Methods to Classify Unseen Data in Face Recognition Problems.
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) e-ScienceFund Research Grant (2007 – 2009) – Development of a Metamodeling Tool for Optimisation of Control Systems.
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) e-ScienceFund Research Grant (2010 – 2011) – Controller Optimization Technique for MIMO System using Metamodeling Approach.
  • Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (2010 – 2012) – Basic Study of an Intelligent On-line Water Quality Forecasting System for Sungai Johor.
  • Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology Research Grant (2012-2015) – Simplified Intelligent Depth Control for a Micro Unmanned Underwater Vehicle.

Co-Researcher

  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) e-ScienceFund Research Grant (2006 – 2008) – Flow Regime Identification and Particle Sizing Investigation of a Solids Conveying in Pneumatic Pipeline using Electrostatic Sensors and Neural Network Technique.
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) e-ScienceFund Research Grant (2006 – 2008) – MSMS : Mobile Sewage monitoring system using Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT).
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) e-ScienceFund Research Grant (2006 – 2008) – Development of Ultrasonic Tomography For Composition Determination of Water and Oil Flow.
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) e-ScienceFund Research Grant (2007 – 2009) – Modelling, Control, Optimization & Experimental Validation of Suspension Batch Poly(vinyl chloride) Formulation Using Multifunctional Initiators.
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) e-ScienceFund Research Grant (2008 – 2009) – DNA Sequence Optimization based on Differential Evolution for Reliable DNA Computing.
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) e-ScienceFund Research Grant (2009 – 2011) – Real Time Mass Flow rate instrument using data distribution system for process tomography.

Previous Positions

  • Head, Process Control Laboratory, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, UTM (2007-2010)
  • Head, Undergraduate Project Committee, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, UTM (2006-2010)
  • Head of Electronic Systems Engineering Department, MJIIT, UTM (2011-2012).
  • Deputy Dean of Research and Development, MJIIT, UTM (2013-2015).

Activities

  • Paper Reviewer, The Second International Conference on Control, Instrumentation and Mechatronic Engineering (CIM09) Malacca, Malaysia, June 2-3, 2009.
  • Appointment as Committee Member of International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO ’11) 19 – 21 April 2011
  • Appointment as Organizing Committee of Institute of Applied Plasma Science (IAPS) Meeting 2014 and the 7th International Workshop on Plasma Application & Hybrid Functionally Materials, March 7-10, 2014, Hong Kong.
  • Appointment as Committee Member of Asian Control (ASCC 2015) 31 May – 3 June 2015
Selected Publications (*IF : Impact Factor)

  • Mohd Shahrieel Mohd Aras, Shahrum Shah Abdullah, Azhan Ab. Rahman and Muhammad Azhar Abd Aziz (2013), Thruster Modelling for Underwater Vehicle Using System Identification Method, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, Adel Alimi (Ed.), ISBN: 1729-8806, InTech, (IF:0.821) (Quartile 3)
  • Ishaque, K., Abdullah, S. S., S. M. Ayob and Z. Salam, A simplified approach to design fuzzy logic controller for an underwater vehicle. Ocean Engineering, Volume 38, Issue 1, January 2011, Pages 271-284, ISSN 0029-8018, (IF:1.161) (Quartile 3)
  • Kashif Ishaque, S. S. Abdullah, S. M. Ayob and Z. Salam (2010). Single Input Fuzzy Logic Controller for Unmanned Underwater Vehicle, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems. Vol. 59, No. 1, July 2010, (IF: 0.827) (Quartile 3)
  • M. S. M. Aras, S. S. Abdullah, H. I. Jaafar, M. A. A. Aziz and A. M. Kassim, Tuning Process of Single Input Fuzzy Logic Controller Based on Linear Control Surface Approximation Method for Depth Control of Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle, Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 8 (6): 208-214, 2013.
  • Aras, M.S.M, Abdullah, S.S., Shah, H.N.M., Rashid, M.Z.A, Aziz, M.A.A. Robust Control Of Adaptive Single Input Fuzzy Logic Controller For Unmanned Underwater Vehicle, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, November 2013, Vol. 57. No. 3, 2013
  • Faruq, Amrul; Abdullah, S. S. ; Fauzi, M., Optimization of an Intelligent Controller for an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle, TELKOMNIKA, Vol. 9, No. 2, August 2011, pp. 245-256.
  • Mohamed Ali, M. S.; Abdullah, S. S.; and Osman David, C. Controllers Optimization for a Fluid Mixing System Using Metamodelling Approach, International Journal of Simulation Modelling, Vol. 8, No. 1, March 2009.
  • M.S.M. Aras; S.S. Abdullah; M.Z.A. Rashid; A.A. Rahman; M.A.A. Aziz, Development and modeling of unmanned underwater remotely operated vehicle using system identification for depth control, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology. 2013;56(1):136-145.
  • M. S. M. Aras, A. S. Mohd Nor, S. S. Abdullah, Rashid, M. Z. A., A. Jamali, Development of Subsea Altimeter Sensor System (SASS) Using Portable Sonar Sensor Fish Finder Alarm for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles, Int. J. On Recent Trends in Engineering and Technology, Vol. 8, No. 2, Jan. 2013.
  • M. S. M. Aras, F. A. Ali, F. A. Aziz, S. S. Abdullah, M. A. A. Aziz and M. Nur Othman, Development of Wireless Data Transfer System on Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Application, International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology, Vo. 2, Issue 10, October 2013.
  • Muhamad Fadli Ghani, Shahrum Shah Abdullah. Depth Level Control System using Peripheral Interface Controller for Underwater Vehicle, International Journal of Robotics and Automation (IJRA), Vol. 2, No. 2, June 2013, 69-72.
  • M. S. M. Aras, S. S. Abdullah, H. I. Jaafar, A. R. Razilah and A. Ahmad, A comparison Study Between Two Algorithms Particle Swarm Optimization for Depth Control of Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle, International Review on Modelling and Simulations, Vol. 6, No. 5, October 2013.
  • S. N. Khalid, M. W. Mustafa, H. Shareef, A. Khairuddin, S. S. Abdullah, A. Kalam. Real Power Transfer Allocation Method with the Application of Radial Basis Function Network, International Review of Automatic Control (Theory and Applications), May 2009.
  • Mohd Aras, M., Abdullah, S., Shafei, S., Investigation and Evaluation of Low cost Depth Sensor System Using Pressure Sensor for Unmanned Underwater Vehicle, Majlesi Journal of Electrical Engineering, North America, 6, June. 2012.
  • Abdullah, S.S. and Allwright, J.C.. 2006. A Multi-layer Perceptrons Active Learning Algorithm for Model Reduction Problems. Jurnal Elektrika, FKE, UTM.
  • Abdullah, S. S. and Allwright, J. C..2006. An Active Learning Approach for Radial Basis Function Neural Networks, Jurnal Teknologi Siri D, 45, December 2006.