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Farah Nadia Binti Mohd. Isa

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Electronic and Electrical Engineering - Doctor of Philosophy, University College London
  • Master of Science Technologies for Broadband Communications - Masters Degree, University College London
  • B. Eng (Hons) Electronics major in Microwave and Communication - Bachelor Degree, Multimedia University (MMU)

Farah Nadia Binti Mohd. Isa (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ENGINEERING


farahn@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Farah Mohd Isa is a Senior Lecturer in Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia. She obtained her PhD from University College London in 2013 working on the antenna design of a geophysical avalanche radar. She has received numerous scholarships for her academic excellence from Telekom Malaysia, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and UCL. Since returning back from her PhD, she has been actively involved with the think tank group of creating climate resilient cities in Malaysia an effort from SEADPRI-UKM and NADMA. She then re-aligned her focus to help the communities affected by landslide by developing tools to predict the event of landslide as an early warning system. Her current research is now focused on applying a new generation of radar; software-defined radar to understanding and predicting landslide susceptibility. She has received RAGS, RIGS and FRGS (total RM 700,00) grants from the Ministry of Higher Education to help support her current research. She is a Senior Member in IEEE, Member in IET member and an Exco Member in Malaysian Young Scientist Network of Academy of Sciences Malaysia. She is also a Visiting Research Scholar at the Center of Intelligent Antennas and Radio Systems (CIARS) of University of Waterloo, Canada.


Area of Specialisation


  • Engineering Tech ~ Engineering And Technology ~ Communication Engineering ~ Microwave and Millimetrewave Technology - Antenna Design and Development
  • Engineering Tech ~ Engineering And Technology ~ Communication Engineering ~ Microwave and Millimetrewave Technology - Radar and Software Defined System


Professional Membership


  • 2008 - 2020: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Senior Member), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • 2008 - 2020: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (MIET (member)), The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)
  • 2018: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Akademi Sains Malaysia- YSN


Teaching Responsibilities


COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING LAB I 2017/2018 2016/2017
COMMUNICATIONS LAB 2006/2007 2007/2008
ELECTRIC CIRCUITS 2013/2014 2019/2020 2012/2013 2015/2016 2017/2018 2020/2021 2014/2015
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING LAB 2019/2020 2020/2021
ENGINEERING LAB I 2013/2014 2012/2013
ENGINEERING LAB II 2013/2014
FINAL YEAR PROJECT 1 2019/2020
Final Year Project II 2020/2021
INTEGRATED DESIGN PROJECT 2016/2017 2015/2016
MICROWAVE ENGINEERING 2016/2017 2017/2018 2019/2020
PROJECT II 2020/2021 2018/2019
RF DESIGN AND MICROWAVE SYSTEMS 2020/2021
SEMINAR 2006/2007


Research Projects


Completed
2016 - 2019 LabView Based Software Defined Radar System
2015 - 2016 Tropical Flood Estimation Model Derived from Terminal Doppler Weather Radar Information
2014 - 2017 Novel Method for Optimizing Real-Time Multimedia Performance in the Presence of Mobile Cellular Channel Impairments
2013 - 2016 Measurement of Landslide Properties Using FMCW Radar
2013 - 2016 3-D Spherical Antenna Array
On-Going
2021 - Present Geophysical Software Defined Radar for Landslide Early Warning System
2020 - Present Social Innovation through Team Entrepreneurial learning (SITEL)
2019 - Present Investigation on the Effectiveness of a Packet Scheduling Algorithm for Health Care in Cognitive Fifth Generation (5G) Mobile Networks
2018 - Present Investigation of MIMO Software Defined Radar as a tool for Landslide Early Warning System (EWS)
2018 - Present An investigation of low cost and energy efficient 3D hybrid beamforming technique of 3D antenna array for 5G standards
2015 - Present Assembly of Ingenious Automatic Satellite Signal Tracking System for Maritime Vessel
- First Expired First Out (FEFO) System Storage Management System Using RFID Tags


Award & Recognition


01 Dec, 2020 Malaysia Representative 2021 Commonwealth Science Conference - Others National
11 Apr, 2016 Travel Grant - European Association Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP) International


Publications


Article

2020 Study of microstrip patch array antenna for side lobe suppression in the x-band region using uniform, binomial and tschebyscheff excitation methods. IIUM Engineering Journal, 21 (1) pp. 61-72
2019 Design and comparison of printed antennas using meander line technique. Bulletin of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, 8 (2) pp. 596-603
2018 A wideband circularly-polarized spiral antenna for Cube Sat Application. Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering, 10 (1-8) pp. 17-20
2018 Investigations of component carrier selection algorithms in long term evolution-advanced. Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 10 (1) pp. 330-336
2018 Performance evaluation of multi-interfaced fast handoff scheme for PNEMO Environment. Elektronika ir Elektrotechnika, 24 (5) pp. 80-85
2018 S-band FMCW Radar for target tracking and monitoring. Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering (JTEC), 10 (1-2) pp. 123-126
2018 Web based water turbidity monitoring and automated filtration system: IoT application in water management. International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE), 8 (4) pp. 2503-2511
2017 Assembly of an S-band FMCW doppler radar system for improved pedestrians detection. International Journal of Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering, 12 (3) pp. 65-74
2017 Design of a dual band printed dipole antenna for WIFI application. Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering, 9 (4 (October-December 2017)) pp. 63-68
2017 Simulation of packet scheduling in cognitive long term evolution-advanced. Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 8 (2) pp. 533-540
2016 Adapted packet scheduling algorithm for robust real-time multimedia. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 13 (3) pp. 215-222
2014 A simulation tool for downlink long term evolution-advanced. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 8 (19) pp. 2032-2041
2014 Comparison of different empirical conversion methods from 60-minute to 1-minute integration time in Malaysia. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 8 (24) pp. 321-327
2014 Statistics of rainfall rate at 60 minutes integration time in Malaysia. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 8 (14) pp. 420-425
2013 Assessment of radar reflectivity-rainfall rate, Z-R relationships for a convective event in Malaysia. International Journal of Electrical Energy , 1 (4) pp. 239-243
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 Design of circular patch antennas at mmWave. In: 2021 8th International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering (ICCCE),
2020 A compact and lightweight microstrip antenna array with Wilkinson power divider for X-band application at 9.5 GHz. In: 2019 IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics (APACE),
2020 Design of flexible microstrip patch antenna using rubber substrate for brain tumor detection. In: 2020 18th IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development (SCOReD),
2019 Compact UWB slotted pentagonal patch antenna for radar and communication. In: 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting,
2019 Design of Hybrid Koch-Minkowski fractal dipole antenna for dual band wireless applications. In: 2019 IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics (APACE),
2019 Design of narrowband tunable filter for LTE Band 5. In: 2019 IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics (APACE 2019),
2019 Urgency-aware scheduling algorithm for downlink cognitive long term evolution-advanced. In: 2019 IEEE 89th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring),
2018 Design of small antennas for 400 MHz applications. In: 2018 7th International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering (ICCCE),
2017 A survey of component carrier selection algorithms for carrier aggregation in long term evolution-advanced. In: 4th IEEE International Conference on Smart Instrumentation, Measurement and Applications (ICSIMA),
2017 A wideband circularly-polarized spiral antenna for CubeSat application. In: 4th International Conference on Communication and Computer Engineering (ICOCOE 2017),
2016 FMCW radar for slow moving target detection: Design and performance analysis. In: 6th International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering (ICCCE 2016),
2016 Improving real-time multimedia scheduling in practical mobile cellular channels. In: 2016 6th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems (ICIAS),
2016 Optimization of 2D sparse array antenna for FMCW radar. In: 2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP),
2015 Fade margin estimation technique using radar data for satellite link. In: Full Text(opens in a new window)|View at Publisher| Export | Download | Add to List | More... Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering Volume 344, 2015, Pages 247-253 1st Applied Electromagnetic International Conference, APPEIC 2014,
2015 Impact of outdated CQI report on adapted well-known packet scheduling algorithm when streaming video. In: 2015 International Conference on Space Science and Communication (IconSpace2015),
2014 An improved component carrier selection algorithm for downlink long term evolution advanced. In: 5th International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering,
2014 Analysis for sparsely sampled phased array antenna for advanced Doppler radar. In: 2014 International Workshop on Antenna Technology: "Small Antennas, Novel EM Structures and Materials, and Applications" (iWAT),
2014 Prediction of rain-induced cross polarization at millimeter wave bands in guinea. In: 5th International Conference on Computer & Communication Engineering 2014,
2014 Rain induced scintillation measurement on satellite link in tropical climate. In: 5th International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering (ICCCE 2014),
2013 Initial assessment of radar reflectivity-rainfall rate, Z-R relationships for moderate rain events in Malaysia . In: Wireless Technology and Applications (ISWTA), 2013 IEEE Symposium on ,
2013 Proposed rain fade mitigation technique for Ka band space earth links in tropical climate. In: 2013 IEEE 11th Malaysia International Conference on Communication (MICC 2013),
2012 Design of high gain microstrip Yagi array antenna for avalanche radar. In: IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest),
2011 Design of a high gain & ultra wideband microstrip array antenna for avalanche radar. In: 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2011,
2011 Preliminary antenna system design for FMCW avalanche radar. In: 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011,