DR. LEE FENG HSU

Feng-Hsu Lee, a Taiwanese composer, has received numerous awards, among them, the first prize of the Washington International Competition for Composition (2012), the runner-up of the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute (2010), the Anthony and Carolyn Donato Prize of the Eastman School of Music (2008), the second prize in the Literature and Arts Creation Award of the Ministry of Education in Taiwan (2008), the first prize of the Taipei Percussion Composition Competition (2002), the first prize of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra International Composition Competition (2001), etc. His compositions have been performed in many music festivals, including 2016 Asian Saxophone Congress (Chiayi, Taiwan), The 34th Asian Composers League Conference and Festival and The Second Asia-Europe New Music Festival (Hanoi, Vietnam), International Double Reed Society 2015 Conference (Tokyo, Japan), The 32nd Asian Composers League Conference and Festival (Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan), XV Festival Eleazar de Carvalho (Fortaleza, Brazil), International Double Reed Society 2013 Conference (Redlands, CA, USA), Louisiana Bass Fest (Baton Rouge, LA, USA), Percussive Arts Society International Convention (Austin, TX, USA), The Eighth Thailand International Composition Festival (Bangkok, Thailand), Hartford New Music Festival (Hartford, CT, USA), The First Asian Double Reed Association Conference (Bangkok, Thailand), World Saxophone Congress XV (Bangkok, Thailand). Until now, he has accepted commissioned works from the Council for Cultural Affairs Taiwan, Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, YinQi Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Central Connecticut State University Chamber Players, Performance 20/20 of the Hartt School, Taipei Century Choir, Tabernacle Women’s Choir, Taiwanese Choral Society of Rochester, Chiasong Ensemble, Lien Percussion, Composition VII Saxophone Quartet, and Sylvanus Ensemble. Currently he works as a senior lecturer in the music department of Cultural Centre at University of Malaya. He holds the degrees of music composition from The Hartt School (DMA), Eastman School of Music (MM), National Taiwan Normal University (MFA) and Soochow University (BL, Music), studying with Larry Alan Smith, Stephen Michael Gryc, Robert Carl, David Macbride, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Carlos Sánchez-Gutiérrez, and Gordon Shi-Wen Chin. For more information, please visit his website: http://fenghsulee.com

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PROF. DR. DANNY WONG TZE KEN

Danny Wong Tze Ken is currently Director, Global Planning & Strategy Centre, University of Malaya, and Professor of History at the Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya where he teaches history of Indochina and Southeast Asia. His research interests include the Chinese in Malaysia,  China’s relations with Southeast Asia and history of Sabah. He was Visiting Scholar at the Research Center for Social Science & Humanities, National Tsinghua University, Visiting Professor at the Center for Integrated Area Studies, Kyoto University, Visiting Scholar at Magdalene College, Cambridge University, Visiting Lecturer at Ecole des  Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris and Visiting Professor at the Asia-Europe Institute. Among his publications are: The Diaries of G.C. Woolley, Vol. 1: 1901-1907 (2015) & Vol. 2: 1907-1913 (2016), Historical Sabah: The War (2010), The Spirit of Borneo (2009),The Nguyen and Champa during 17th and 18th Century (2007), Historical Sabah: the Chinese (2005), Historical Sabah: Community and Society (2004), The Transformation of an Immigrant Society: a Study of the Chinese of Sabah (1998) and Vietnam-Malaysia Relations during the Cold War (1995). Professor Wong is a Member of the Board of Governors, Chinese Heritage Centre, Singapore and Council Member of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Member of the Board of Trustees, SEASREP Foundation, and Chairman of the UNESCO Southeast Asian Shared-History Textbook Technical Committee. He is also Director, Institute of China Studies at the University of Malaya. He is currently working on Hakka Communities in Southeast Asia,  Hybrid communities in Southeast Asia and Monuments and Memorials in Malaysia.

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ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. VIJAYAPANDI PANDY

Assoc Prof Dr. Vijayapandi Pandy is presently working in the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He graduated B. Pharm with first class in the year 1997 and M. Pharm (Pharmacology) with 1st rank in SCS College of Pharmacy, Harapanahalli, Karnataka, India in 2000. He obtained his PhD from one of the premier institute in India, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS-Pilani) in the field of Psychopharmacology. He is a life member in many professional bodies including the Tamil Nadu Pharmacy Council, Indian Pharmacological Society and Indian Pharmacy Graduate Association. He has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience in India, Libya and Ethiopia. He has published more than 50 research and review articles in the peer-reviewed journals. He is an Editorial Board Member in various national and international journals. He is a recipient of various research grants such as BKP, PPP, UMRG and HIR-MOHE. He successfully supervised 01 PhD and 04 MPharm research projects in India. Currently, he is supervising 05 postgraduate research projects in UM.  Research Interest Neuropsychopharmacological evaluation of selected psychoactive natural products for the novel drug discovery in the treatment of neuropsychiatric diseases such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, alcohol dependence and drug addiction using experimental animal models.

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Yaqoob, I; Ahmed, E; Gani, A; Mokhtar, S; Imran, M (2017). Heterogeneity-Aware Task Allocation in Mobile Ad Hoc Cloud. IEEE ACCESS

Mo, KH; Goh, SH; Alengaram, UJ; Visintin, P; Jumaat, MZ (2017). Mechanical, toughness, bond and durability-related properties of lightweight concrete reinforced with steel fibres. MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES

Monirul, IM; Kalam, MA; Masjuki, HH; Zulkifli, NWM; Shahir, SA; Mosarof, MH; Ruhul, AM (2017). Influence of poly(methyl acrylate) additive on cold flow properties of coconut biodiesel blends and exhaust gas emissions. RENEWABLE ENERGY

Ahmad, H; Muhamad, A; Sharbirin, AS; Samion, MZ; Ismail, MF (2017). Tunable Q-switched thulium-doped Fiber Laser using multiwall carbon nanotube and Fabry-Perot Etalon filter. OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS

Liaqat, M; Chang, V; Gani, A; Ab Hamid, SH; Toseef, M; Shoaib, U; Ali, RL (2017). Federated cloud resource management: Review and discussion. JOURNAL OF NETWORK AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

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