By Satiasilan Vathumalai
TOKYO, Oct. 9–A senior lecturer from the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology (FSKTM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Dr. Thinagaran Perumal won the IEEE CE Early Career Award 2014 in Tokyo, Japan recently.
His innovation on the smart home interoperability has discovered a comprehesive device integration and user equipment in a smart home environment, also improved the development of a wider application of consumer electronics.
He received the award from aboard member of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, Dr. Takako Nonaka from Shonan Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, and witnessed by the President of the IEEE Electronics USA, Stefan Kozar.
For the first time, Malaysia won the award, whichwaspreviously won by Japan, the United States and Germany.
He managed to take home a cash prize of $ 1,000 and a certificate of participation.
Among the criteria taken into account in the selection of the winners were leadership, technical merit, projects or initiatives of the organization and a positive impact on the general professionals.
Dr. Thinagaran received his first degree in Computer and Communication Systems Engineering from UPM in 2003, went on to pursue a Master's degree in 2006 in the Research and Development of Embedded Systems in UPM. He was awarded a PhD in Smart Technology and Robotics in October 2012.
He also won gold medals at the Invention, Research and Innovation Exhibition (PRPI) in 2008 and 2010, a silver medal at the UPM R&D Exhibition 2007, a bronze medal at the Malaysian Technology Expo and the PIKOM award at the IPTA Research and Development Exposition 2003.
IEEE Early Career Award was established in 2002 by the IEEE Consumer Electronics Board of Directors, aimed to give recognition to individuals for their contributions to the advancement of technology and innovation in the field of consumer electronics in the early stages of their careers.
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