Professor Dr. Mohammad Faizal Ahmad Fauzi from the Faculty of Engineering (FOE) was honoured to be awarded the 2021 IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific) Outstanding Volunteer Award for his exemplary leadership of the IEEE Malaysia Section for the last 6 years (2015-2016 Vice-Chair, 2017-2018 Chair, 2019-2020 Past Chair/Advisor). Prof. Mohammad Faizal was one of the three recipients for this prestigious Region 10 award this year, the other winners being Isao Shirakawa of the Kansai Section and Karu P. Esselle of the New South Wales Section.

The R10 Outstanding Volunteer Award aims to recognise volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to a particular Region 10 Section. Among others, the candidate for the award needs to demonstrate administrative abilities and leadership skills, carry out new ideas, developments or projects which have significantly benefited the Section, and furthering the work as well as promoting the objectives of the IEEE and of Region 10. The award also serves to promote examples for others to follow, which in turn helps Sections to flourish.

Prof. Mohammad Faizal has been an active member and volunteer for IEEE at the regional, section, society, and technical chapter levels for almost 15 years. He currently sits in the Executive Committee of IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific), specifically chairing the R10 Newsletter Committee, while also serving as the advisor for IEEE Malaysia Section and IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Malaysia Chapter. He has also been nominated for the position of Members-at-Large to the IEEE SPS Board of Governors. IEEE SPS members are welcomed to vote for him in the currently ongoing IEEE SPS Election via this link until 1st October 2021.

Congratulations, Prof. Dr. Mohamad Faizal!