Waikato School of Engineering makes its mark at international conference

5 June 2019

School of Engineering staff with Dr Alan Finkel, Australia's Chief Scientist and fellow member of TC-32.

The University of Waikato's School of Engineering made its presence felt at the recently concluded 2019 International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC).

Held in Auckland, I2MTC is the biggest flagship conference of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Instrumentation and Measurement Society. Among the 400 delegates were the experts in measurement from around the world. The conference was opened by New Zealand Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor Professor Juliet Gerrard FRSNZ and Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel.

There were 10 papers affiliated to University of Waikato at this conference, presented by staff and students from the School of Engineering. They covered a range of topics, including signal processing, instrumentation electronics, power electronics and precision agriculture.

The conference hosted more than just vigorous exchange of technical ideas; the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society awarded outstanding professional achievements and contributions during the gathering. Dr Ye Chow Kuang from Waikato's School of Engineering received the Best Technical Committee Award on behalf of TC-32 Fault Tolerant Measurement Systems Technical Committee for their outstanding contributions to various IEEE technical activities in 2018.

New School of Engineering staff member, Associate Professor Melanie Ooi played a pivotal role in the organisation of the 2019 I2MTC conference as the Technical Program Committee Chair and AdCom to the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society.

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