Associate Professor Dr Yap Kian Meng received a Diploma in Electronic Engineering from the Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Malaysia in 1997 and a Master’s degree with distinction from the Queen’s University Belfast in 2002. He completed the Engineering Council Examination Part 2 programme in 2000 and became a member of the IET, UK. In 2008, he obtained his PhD from the Queen’s University Belfast through his research which focussed on providing network Quality of Service (QoS) for Distributed Haptic Virtual Environments (DHVEs). Currently, he is a member of the IEEE and the IET. Dr Yap has spent 15 years working in areas such as data networks (IT), telecommunications, computer networking manufacturing industries and electronic control system for machinery. He is the principal investigator for a few projects supported by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), ERGS, MCMC, Lancaster University (UK), PPRN, industrial partners and Sunway University Internal Grant respectively. He has also obtained a travel grant from the British Council for research collaboration activities in the UK. His current research interests include haptics over WIFI/MANET, drones, odour sensing/tracking, tele-haptics, tele-robotics, materials sensing, software development, virtual reality and various development projects using WSN.
Dr Yap also heads Sunway University’s H.O.M.E. Lab (House of Multimodal Evolution) , which provides technological services such as mobile development, web development, 3D printing, assistive technology for the visually-impaired, customised robotic application, remote monitoring system, distributed haptic application and various others.
Academic & Professional Qualifications
PhD in EE Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, UK (2008)
MSc in Telecommunications (with distinction), Queen’s University Belfast, UK (2002)
Dip in Tech (Electronics), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Malaysia (1997)
Engineering Council Examination Full Certificate (Part 2) (2000)
Engineering Council Examination (Part 1) (1998)
Network architectures and protocols
High-speed computer and Telecommunications networks
Network modelling and simulation
VR & AR
Human computer interaction
Eu, K. S., Tee, T. H., Yap, K. M., Lim, S. Y., & Chin, B. Y. (2013). Olfactory sensory system for odour plume sensing process by using quadrotor based flying sniffer robot. Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Biomimetics, Intelligent Computational Systems, ROBIONETICS 2013. Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Eu, K. S., Tee, T. H., Yap, K. M., & Lee, Y. K. (2013). 3D smart user interactive system with proprioceptive orientation feedback by using disparity compassing. Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Symposium on Wireless Technology and Applications ISWTA 2013. Kuching, Malaysia.
Eu, K. S., Yap, K. M., & Tee, T. H. (2014). An airflow analysis study of quadrotor based flying sniffer robot. Journal of Applied Mechanics and Materials, 627(5), 246-250. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.627.246
Eu, K. S., & Yap, K. M. (2014). Enhanced position based routing protocols for sniffer robots to perform odour source tracking. Proceedings of the IET International Conference on Frontiers of Communications, Networks and Applications (IET ICFCNA). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Eu, K. S., Yong, S. L., Yip, M. W., Lee, Y. K., Ko, Y. H., & Yap, K. M. (2014). Fingers bending motion controlled electrical wheelchair by using flexible bending sensors with Kalman filter algorithm. Contemporary Engineering Sciences, 7(13), 637-647. doi: 10.12988/ces.2014.4670
Eu, K. S., & Yap, K. M. (2014). Overcoming long recovery time of metal-oxide gas sensor with certainty factor sensing algorithm. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Sensing Technology. Liverpool, UK.
Eu, K. S., Yap, K. M., & Tee, T. H. (2014). Single beacon indoor localization system based on counter-synchronized compass and RSSI. Journal of Applied Mechanics and Materials, 627(4), 217-222. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.627.217
Eu, K. S., Yap, K. M., & Tee, T. H. (2015). Supporting odour source localisation of multi-sniffer robots with up-wind formation repeater network topology. Journal of Advances in Computer Networks, 3(1), 24-27. doi: 10.7763/JACN.2015.V3.136
Eu, K. S., & Yap, K. M. (2017) An exploratory study of quadrotor’s propellers impact using 3d gas dispersion simulator. Proceedings of the ISOCS/IEEE International Symposium On Olfaction and Electronic Nose. Montreal, Canada.
Eu, K. S., Chia, W. Z., & Yap, K. M. (2018). Wind direction and speed estimation for quadrotor based gas tracking robot. In K. Kim & N. Joukov (Eds.), Mobile and wireless technologies 2017. ICMWT 2017. Lecture notes in electrical engineering, Vol. 425 (pp. 645-652). Singapore: Springer.
Lee, T-H., Chiang, H-S., Chang, L-H., Hsieh, M-C., Wen, C-H., & Yap, K. M. (2013). Modeling and performance analysis of route-over and Meshunder routing schemes in 6LoWPAN. Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Manchester, United Kingdom.
Mensa, C. K., Eu, K. S., & Yap, K. M. (2016). Characterising the sound amplitude and force feedback for various materials in telehaptic operation. Proceedings of the 12th International Colloquium on Signal Processing and its Applications (CSPA2016). Melaka, Malaysia.
Milliken, J., Selis, V., Yap, K. M., & Marshall, A. (2013). Development of device identity using WiFi layer 2 management frames for combating rogue aps. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Security and Cryptography. Reykjavik, Iceland.
Milliken, J., Selis, V., Yap, K. M., & Marshall, A. (2013). Impact of metric selection on wireless deAuthentication DoS attack performance. IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 2(5), 571–574. doi: 10.1109/WCL.2013.072513.130428
Milliken, J., Yap, K. M., & Marshall, A. (2014). Design and analysis of independent, open-access WiFi monitoring infrastructures in live environments. In B. Issac & Israr, N. (Eds.), Case studies in secure computing – achievements and trends (pp. 111–122). Boca Rotan, Florida: CRC Press.
Mon, C. S. & Yap, K. M. (2012). An investigation into virtual objects learning by using haptic interface for visually impaired children. Sunway Academic Journal, 9, 29-42.
Tan, Z. Z., Yap, K. M. & Lim, W. N. (2017). Flow control technique for LR-WPAN network in sensors data transmission. Proceedings of the IEEE Colloquium on Signal Processing and its Applications (CSPA2017). Penang, Malaysia.
Tee, T. H., Eu, K. S., Yap, K. M., Marshall, A., & Lee, T-H. (2013). A network-adaptive compensation technique for tele-haptics using position prediction algorithm. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Haptic, Audio and Visual Environments and Games (HAVE). Istanbul, Turkey.
Tee, T. H., Yap, K. M., Marshall, A., & Eu, K. S. (2014). A quantitative evaluation of haptic data prediction techniques over best-effort network. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Advanced Communications Technology (ICACT2014). Phoenix Park, Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Wong, E. J., Yap, K. M., Alexander, J. & Karnik, A. (2015). Design and analysis of haptic-audio based system for the visually impaired to shop online. Proceedings of the 2nd Advancement on Information Technology International Conference (ADVCIT 2015). Krabi, Thailand.
Wong, E. J., Yap, K. M., Alexander, J. & Karnik, A. (2015). HABOS: An exploratory study of haptic-audio based online shopping for the visually impaired. Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games (HAVE 2015). Ottawa, Canada.
Wong, E. J., Yap, K. M., Alexander, J. & Karnik, A. (2015). HABOS: Towards a platform of haptic-audio based online shopping for the visually impaired. Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Conference on Open Systems. Melaka, Malaysia.
Wong, E. J., Yap, K. M., Alexander, J. & Karnik, A. (2016). HABOS: An Introduction to haptic-audio based online shopping for the blind. Asia Haptics 2016. Chiba, Japan.
Wong, E. J., Yap, K. M, Alexander, J. & Karnik, A. (2018). HABOS: An introduction to haptic-audio based online shopping for the blind. Haptic interaction, Springer Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering. Springer.
Yap, K. M., Marshall A., Yu W., Dodds G., Gu Q., & Souayard R. (2007). Characterising distributed haptic virtual environment network traffic flows. In D. Gaïti (Ed.), Network control and engineering for QoS, security and mobility, IV (pp.297-310). Boston: Springer.
Yap, K. M., & Lee, T-H. (2012). Performance evaluation of wireless networks for supporting real time collaborative interactions in distributed haptic virtual environments. Advanced Science and Technology Letters, 194-201.
Yap, K. M., Eu, K. S., & Low, J. M. (2016). Investigating wireless network interferences of autonomous drones with camera based positioning control system. Proceedings of the IEEE International Computer Symposium 2016. Chiayi, Taiwan.