RMIT Vietnam NewsAn accomplished engineer

An accomplished engineer

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 10:17
Mdm Moi Tin Chew and the recognition plaque from IEEE

RMIT Vietnam's lecturer Moi Tin Chew receives recognition from her profession's peak body.

RMIT Vietnam's Head of Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Madame Moi Tin Chew, has been elevated to the grade of Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for her significant contribution in the field of engineering and engineering education, in particular in the areas of electronic and computer engineering as well as instrumentation and measurement.

The IEEE is the world's largest professional association with its headquarters in New York and representation in about 160 countries. It is dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence with particular focus to electrical, electronic, communications and computer engineering as well as computer science and information technology.

Senior Member is the highest professional grade that a professional member can directly apply for. The Senior Members are a select group, and certain IEEE officer positions are available only to Senior (and Fellow) Members.

In his letter to Mdm Chew, IEEE President and CEO Dr Peter W. Staecker wrote, "It is a great pleasure to congratulate you on your elevation to the grade of IEEE Senior member. Only eight per cent of IEEE's approximately 419,900 members hold this grade, which requires extensive experience, and reflects professional maturity and documented achievements of significance."

The success of the IEEE Senior Member nomination of Mdm Chew is based on her strong professional record and achievements. It includes over 20 years in engineering education with Singapore Polytechnic, Massey University, Monash University and, since 2010, RMIT University. Her advanced teaching skills and contribution were acknowledged with the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Faculty Course Development Award in 2012, Pro-Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching at Monash University Sunway in 2009 and the Institute of Information Sciences and Technology Teaching Award at Massey University, New Zealand, in 2007.

She is also an active researcher, authoring over two dozen academic publications, including an engineering text "Embedded Programming with Field Programming Mixed-Signal Microcontrollers" which is widely utilised and distributed world-wide through the University Program of Silicon Laboratories, USA. Mdm Chew has also been deeply involved in the advancement of the engineering profession through her contribution to activities of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society and Computer Society. She has served on the committees of over a dozen of international conferences and symposia, and reviewed for numerous journals and conference publications, and is a member of various technical committees and groups. She is among a small pool of female engineers in Asia who have achieved full professional recognition via her Chartered Engineer (UK) status.

"It was a memorable moment for me and an honour to receive the news about the elevation which recognised my lifetime devotion to engineering and academia", said Mdm Chew. "In the academic world of the 21st century, advanced education capabilities enhanced with the use of research findings are the lifeline. The award will certainly encourage me to continue to expand my professional horizons".