IEEE ICECIE’2023 Keynote Speakers:


1. Associate Professor Ir. Ts. Dr. Azura Binti Hamzah

Head of Department
Department of Electronic Systems Engineering
Malaysia-japan International Institute Of Technology, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Azura Hamzah was born in Penang, Malaysia, on September 16, 1981. She received B.Eng. in Communication Engineering from International Islamic University Malaysia, in 2005, M.Eng. in Telecommunication Engineering and Ph.D. in Fiber Optic Communication from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, in 2009 and 2012, respectively. In 2013, Assoc. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Azura Hamzah joined Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Technologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur as Senior Lecturer. In 2021, she was promoted as Associate Professor and currently she is the Head of Department for Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Technologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur. Assoc. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Azura Hamzah is the IEEE Senior Member, and she is actively involved in IEEE Photonic Society Malaysia Chapter. Assoc. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Azura Hamzah is a distinguished academician and researcher in the fields of Photonics. Throughout her career, she has made significant breakthroughs in the development of photonic devices. Her research on novel fiber lasers, amplifiers and sensors has garnered international recognition and has been published in numerous high-impact scientific journals. Also, she has been actively involved in collaborative research projects with industry partners and government agencies. One of her recent industry collaborative projects titled “Foreign Object Debris Detection System in Kuala Lumpur International Airport” with Malaysia Airport Holding Berhad, Hitachi Kakusai Ltd, Japan and Waseda University, Japan.

2. Prof. Alfredo Sanz

Alfredo Sanz He was born in Zaragoza (Spain) in 1964, he has been an active member of the Technical Working Group and the Board of Directors of the PRIME Alliance since its founding. He is full Professor at the University of Zaragoza since 1997, he received his PhD in Industrial Engineering in 1994 and his degree in Industrial Engineering in 1989. He leads Microchip’s Smart Energy group and has been contributing to power grid communications technology and the energy sector for more than 20 years.

His current work focuses on the development and application of new communication technologies in
new applications in the energy sector such as Street Lighting, PV, Electric Vehicles, Distributed
Generation and Grid Interconnection.

3. Dr. Hoa Le Minh

I am interested in science and applied applications. One of my current work in partnership with industry is to transform general illumination sources to high-speed optical wireless data communications system that could be integrated into your next generation Smartphones and future wireless networks.
In Faculty of Engineering and Environment, I am an Associate Professor (Reader) in Optical Communications, and currently the Director of Education for Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering, contributed to University CONCORDAT (2012-2014) and WorkStream-3 (2020) working groups. Prior to joining Northumbria University in 2010, I was a Research Fellow at University of Oxford (UK), a R&D Researcher at Siemens AG (Munich, Germany), and a Lecturer at Hochiminh University of Technology (Vietnam). I am interested in research related to photonics, optical wireless communications, signal processing, Smartphone technology and intelligent systems with over 200 publications in journals, conferences and book chapters. I have worked in a number of projects funded by Innovate UK, EPSRC, EU Frameworks and industries, and participated in a number of grant funding panels including EPSRC ICT and other international funding bodies.
In my free time, I volunteer for Associate Editor roles for IET and IEEE journals, chair a number of international conferences, and currently as a Chairman of IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) UK and Ireland Chapter.