Dr. Hwa-Jen YAP is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia. He obtained a tertiary academic qualification from the University of Malaya for B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Engineering Science and PhD in Engineering. Prior to joining UM, he worked with the Air-Conditioning R&D industry from 2000 to 2002.He has to-date published more than 70 papers in respectable journals and conference proceedings both locally and internationally. He has supervised more than 15 PhD and Master students. His area of interest in research includes Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Manufacturing (VM), Product Design, Artificial Intelligence, Sports Engineering, Robotics and Automation. He is the advisor of an undergraduate robotics team (R.E.D – Robotics.Engineering.Design) which has won more than 30 prizes/awards in the inter-varsity competitions. He was the head of the Centre of Product Design & Manufacturing (CPDM) from 2013 to 2015. He was the Deputy Dean (Development) of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya from Jul 2017 to Jul 2018. Currently, he is the Director of University Malaya's Consultancy Unit (Unit Perundingan Universiti Malaya, UPUM). Dr Yap is a member of The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council, UK.