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Hasan Firdaus Bin Mohd Zaki

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mechatronics Engineering - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Western Australia
  • Master of Engineering - Masters Degree, Universiti Malaya (UM)

Hasan Firdaus Bin Mohd Zaki (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus


Expert Profile

Dr. Hasan Firdaus Bin Mohd Zaki, an esteemed associate professor and academic advisor at the International Islamic University Malaysia, specializes in computer and robotic vision, deep learning for robotic applications, and unmanned technologies. His academic credentials include a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Computer Vision) from the University of Western Australia, a MEng in Mechatronics from the University of Malaya, and a BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics from IIUM. He has made significant contributions through his leadership as the Head of Embedded AI at CUTe and has a rich portfolio of internationally refereed publications. His research focuses on advanced computational models for a variety of applications, including autonomous surface vessels, advanced driver assistance system, vision-based automated manufacturing defect detection and volatile organic compounds gas recognition. A dedicated educator and mentor, Dr. Hasan has supervised numerous Ph.D. and Master's students and led workshops on deep learning and computer vision, demonstrating a profound impact on both academia and industry in the field of engineering and technology. Hasan is extensively involved with industries and government agencies as a consultant and subject matter expert. Notable collaborators include KDN, MIMOS Bhd., Delloyd R&D, Malaysia Space Agency (MySA), Prostrain Technologies, MARii, Hidrokinetik Technologies, WNF Resources, among others.

Professional Membership

  • 2018: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Graduate Engineer), Board of Engineers Malaysia
  • 2020: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (member), The Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • 2021: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Graduate Technologist), Lembaga Teknologis Malaysia
  • 2021: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Professional Technologist ), Lembaga Teknologis Malaysia

Teaching Responsibilities

COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023
INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION 2023/2024 2022/2023 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018
INTEGRATED DESIGN PROJECT 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018
INTELLIGENT CONTROL 2024/2025 2023/2024 2019/2020
INTERGRATED DESIGN PROJECT 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
MACHINE VISION 2023/2024 2022/2023 2020/2021 2018/2019
MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING LAB II 2023/2024 2022/2023 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018
PROJECT 1 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
Project II 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
SEMINAR 2017/2018


Deep Neural Network Model For Open World Rgb-D Face Recognition .
Ph.D In Progress Main Supervisor
Development Of Autonomous Radiation Mapping System For Gamma Radiation.
Ph.D In Progress Co-supervisor
Towards A Robust One-Stage Detector Against Adversarial Challenges For Automated Number Plate Recognition System.
Ph.D In Progress Co-supervisor
Full Hand Pose Recognition Under Dexterous Articulation In Daily Activities For Tele-Rehabilitation.
Ph.D In Progress Co-supervisor
Egocentric Object Detection Using Cnn For Unmanned Surface Vessel Situational Awareness In Near Shore Environment.
Ph.D In Progress Co-supervisor
Implementing Deep Learning Based Neural Networks For Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis.
Ph.D In Progress Co-supervisor
Driver Drowsiness Level Measurement Using Electrocardiogram Signal For Improving Road Safety.
Ph.D In Progress Co-supervisor
A Probabilistic Path Planning Solution For Industrial Robot In Dynamic Environment Using A Simultaneous Localization And Mapping Solution.
Ph.D In Progress Co-supervisor
Novel Deep Learning Based Collision Avoidance System For Unmanned Surface Vehicle.
Ph.D In Progress Co-supervisor
Robust Automatic License Plate Recognition (Alpr) System At Low Visibility Using Deep Neural Networks.
Master Completed 2023 Main Supervisor
Robust Vehicle Detection And Classification With Incremental Learning For Single-Lane Free Flow Tolling System.
Master Completed 2023 Main Supervisor
Robust Deep Learning Based Open World Mask Face Recognition.
Master Completed 2023 Co-supervisor
Sensor Response Analysis, Feature Extraction And Classification Techniques For Volatile Organic Compounds Recognition.
Master Completed 2022 Main Supervisor
Motion Estimation For 1-Channel Around View Monitoring In Advance Driver Assistance System Using Wide Fish-Eye Camera.
Master Completed 2022 Co-supervisor
Study Of Holes Detection Via Vibrational Analysis & Machine Vision In Aero-Composites Structure.
Master Completed 2022 Co-supervisor
Speech-Based Depression Recognition For Bahasa Malaysia Speakers Using Deep Learning Models.
Master Completed 2021 Co-supervisor
Machine Learning-Based Facial Expression Recognition Using Stretchable Strain Sensors For Rehabilitation System.
Master Completed 2021 Co-supervisor
Deep Learning-Based Waterline Detection For Autonomous Surface Vessel Navigation.
Master Completed 2020 Co-supervisor
Sound Event Detection System Using A Single Feature Based On Deep Convolutional Neural Networks.
Master Completed 2020 Co-supervisor
Vision Based Single-Shot Real-Time Ego-Lane Estimation And Vehicle Detection For Forward Collision Warning System.
Master Completed 2019 Main Supervisor
Real Time Lane Detection On Embedded Platform For Advanced Driver Assistance System.
Master Completed 2019 Co-supervisor
Road Surface Cracks Characterization And Classification Based On Machine Learning And Visio.
Master In Progress Co-supervisor
Cooperative Multi Robot-Assisted Evacuation Using Hybridisation Of Deep Reinforcement Learning And Fuzzy Logic.
Master In Progress Co-supervisor
Monitoring Water Quality Index Of Iium River Using Artificial Intelligence.
Master In Progress Co-supervisor

Research Projects

2021 - 2021 AI-Based E-Nose for VOC Detection
2020 - 2024 Industry@University: 4IR Competence Centre
2019 - 2022 Modelling Facial Point Cloud Video as Novel Biometric Using 4D Deep Neural Network for Driver Drowsiness Detection
2018 - 2021 Predicting Safe Landing Area for Drones Using Fully Convolutional Neural Network
2018 - 2021 Smart Robot-Assisted Evacuation
2018 - 2020 Service Between Delloyd R&D Sdn. Bhd., IIUM for CREST I-Grasp Process
2017 - 2019 Development of Advanced Driver Assistance System (Professional Service on Algorithm Design)
2017 - 2019 Development Of Advanced Driver Assistance System (System Integration)
2017 - 2020 Design and Control of an Ionic Polymer Metal Composite (IPMC) Based Artificial Muscle using Biosignals.
2024 - Present Kajian Kebolehlaksanaan Pembangunan National Border Control System (NBCS)
2024 - Present Knowledge Transfer Programme: Program Penjana Di Bawah Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi - Pensijilan Profesional (KPT-PACE) 2023
2023 - Present A Zero-Shot Learning Model of 4D Point Cloud for Dynamic Object Recognition in Maritime Environment
2023 - Present Development of Comprehensive Training Modules on Practical Deep Learning and Autonomous Robotics
2023 - Present Analyzing Cloud Point of Multicomponent Hydrocarbon Mixture Using Raman Spectroscopy
2023 - Present Formulation of Associating 4D Skeletal-based Hand Gesture Recognition with Hand Rehabilitation Scoring of Stroke Patient for Rehabilitation Internet-of-Things (RIOT)
2023 - Present Formulation of Hybrid Deep Reinforcement Learning and Fuzzy Logic for Multi-Robot Cooperative Building Emergency Evacuation
2022 - Present "CXSense System For SURAYA Unmanned Surface Vessel Fleet"
2022 - Present Vision Inspection System for Door Mirror Painting Defect Detection and Analysis
2021 - Present A New Algorithm based on Convolutional Neural Network and Pixel-Level Segmentation for Pavement Crack Characterization
2021 - Present The Development of the Medical Assistance Robot, MediBOT
2019 - Present Investigation of the correlation between thermal pattern from multi-view face images and the affective states of ASD children (Project 1)
2018 - Present Deep Neural Network Model for River Hydromorphology Characterization from Aerial Photogrammetry Point Cloud
2017 - Present Development of Advanced Driver Assistance System (Algorithm Design)
2017 - Present Deep Learning for Arabic Handwriting Recognition
2017 - Present Development of A Modular, Scalable System of Adas Simulator
2017 - Present Development Algorithms for Adas Functions Based on Camera Sensors



2024 Assessing the performance of YOLOv5, YOLOv6, and YOLOv7 in road defect detection and classification: a comparative study. Bulletin of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, 13 (1) pp. 350-360
2024 Power of alignment: exploring the effect of face alignment on ASD diagnosis using facial images. IIUM Engineering journal, 25 (1) pp. 317-327
2023 Efficient deep learning-based data-centric approach for autism spectrum disorder diagnosis from facial images using explainable AI. Technologies, 11 (5) pp. 1-27
2023 Evaluation of simultaneous identity, age and gender recognition for crowd face monitoring. ASEAN Engineering Journal, 13 (1) pp. 11-20
2023 Feature extraction and supervised learning for volatile organic compounds gas recognition. IIUM Engineering Journal, 24 (2) pp. 407-420
2023 Integration of stereo vision and MOOS-IvP for enhanced obstacle detection and navigation in unmanned surface vehicles. IEEE Access, 11 () pp. 128932-128956
2023 Solar thermal process parameters forecasting for evacuated tube collectors (ETC) based on RNN-LSTM. IIUM Engineering Journal, 24 (1) pp. 256-268
2022 Effect of color contrast to the accuracy of SSD-MobileNetV2. International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications in Engineering, 10 (3) pp. 18-21
2022 Efficient region of interest based metric learning for effective open world deep face. IEEE Access, 10 () pp. 1-17
2022 Incremental learning of deep neural network for robust vehicle classification. Jurnal Kejuruteraan (Journal of Engineering), 34 (5) pp.
2022 Nanoparticles functionalized reduced graphene oxide thin films for detection of acetic acid at low concentrations. Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences, 26 (6) pp. 1158-1167
2021 Rethinking environmental sound classification using convolutional neural networks: optimized parameter tuning of single feature extraction. Neural Computing and Applications, () pp. 1-19
2020 Deep learning-based single-shot and real-time vehicle detection and ego-lane estimation. Journal of the Society of Automotive Engineers Malaysia, 4 (1) pp. 61-72
2020 Pavement condition analysis via vehicle mounted accelerometer data. IIUM Engineering Journal, 21 (1) pp. 73-84
2020 Software optimization of vision-based around view monitoring system on embedded platform. Journal of the Society of Automotive Engineers Malaysia, 4 (1) pp. 73-81
2020 Towards the implementation of energy harvesting for IoT sensor nodes in an early warning flood detection system. Journal of Communications, 15 (5) pp. 398-405
2019 Frequency interval model reduction of complex FIR digital filters. Numerical Algebra, Control & Optimization, 9 (3) pp. 319-329
2019 Viewpoint invariant semantic object and scene categorization with RGB-D sensors. Autonomous Robots, 43 (4) pp. 1005-1022
2018 Benchmark data set and method for depth estimation from light field images. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 27 (7) pp. 3586-3598
2018 Vision-based lane departure warning system. Journal of the Society of Automotive Engineers Malaysia, 2 (2) pp. 166-176
2017 Learning a deeply supervised multi-modal RGB-D embedding for semantic scene and object category recognition. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 92 () pp. 41-52
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 Detection of low PPM of volatile organic compounds using nanomaterial functionalized reduced graphene oxide sensor. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Physics and Materials Science International Symposium (PhyMaS 2.0),
2020 Car detection using cascade classifier on embedded platform. In: 7th International Conference on Mechatronics Engineering, ICOM 2019,
2020 Deep learning-based water segmentation for autonomous surface vessel. In: 10th IGRSM International Conference and Exhibition on Geospatial & Remote Sensing,
2020 Motion estimation on homogenous surface for around view monitoring system. In: "7th International Conference on Mechatronics Engineering, ICOM 2019",
2017 Modeling sub-event dynamics in first-person action recognition. In: 2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR),
2016 Convolutional hypercube pyramid for accurate RGB-D object category and instance recognition. In: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA),
2016 Modeling 2D appearance evolution for 3D object categorization. In: 2016 International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA),
2015 Localized deep extreme learning machines for efficient RGB-D object recognition. In: 2015 International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA),