Dr. LEE Yoot Khuan received her BSc (First Hons) in Aeronautical Eng from Bristol University in 1983, MSc in Control Eng from Bradford University in 1990 and PhD in EE Eng (Biomedical) from Nottingham University, UK in 2007. She is now Prof at the Faculty of EE Eng, UiTM. She has authored more than 200 Scopus/WOS indexed technical publications in conferences and journals. She has experience as Editor-in-Chief and Board of Editors. She serves as a reviewer for IEEE FIE, EMBEC, Elsevier Editorial, ScholarOne, Wiley Periodicals and referee for IEEE EMBS, IEEE EMBS NER, IEEE EMBS MNM, IEEE EMBS BHI. She is a Distinguished Faculty of the IEEE EMBS Summer School on Emerging Technologies and Applications in Telemedicine in 2012. She is an Invited Speaker for the Sustainable Healthcare Delivery: Telehealth Systems: from Neonatal to Application for Elderly Session, at the 34th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC2012). She has also been appointed as Chair, Co-Chair, Mentor, Publication Chair, Publicity Chair, Technical Program Chair, International Program Committee, Steering Committee and Advisory Committee of international conferences related to Biomedical Engineering. She is a Keynote at the International Conference on Current Research and Applications in Electrical Sciences (ICCRAES 2016). She is contracted as International Expert, Research Grant Proposal Evaluation, National Science Center, Poland. She is appointed Ambassador to Malaysia Stem Cell Registry. She is with the National Medical Research Registry of Malaysia as a Registered Research Investigator. One of her research products, An Efficient Web-based Graphical Viewing Tool for Telemedicine Application won Medals from 5 different categories (Medical, TeleCommunication, Computer Software, Engineering & Science) at INPEX, USA. Another of her research product, A Salivary based Human Stress Bio-sensing Wearable Device, won a Medal at IENA, Germany. A few of her papers also garnered Awards of Excellence. She was awarded Champion Academic by her Faculty in 2017 & 2018.

Her Research Experience includes analysis, compression and remote display of biomedical signals with infrequent short duration event; Classifying neonatal cry to determine the physiologic status of baby (asphyxia and hypothyroid) with SVM, PSO, BPSO and MLP; Neurofeedback for dyslexia children; Automation of an amperometric flow injection analysis system for measuring human stress; Development of polysilicon based micro-cantilever biosensor for human stress measurement; Development of ChemFET biosensor for histamine; Salivary based disease detection from Raman spectra. Her Research Interests includes biomedical signal processing, biomedical event detection, neurofeedback, physiologic measurement and artificial intelligence, in particular their application to improving the quality of life of mankind, of age less than 8 and more than 80, inspired by The Last Lecture by Prof Randy Pausch.

She is a Senior Member of IEEE and EMBS, MIET and CEng as well as a member of BEM. She is now a Member of IEEE EAB Pre-University Education Coordinating Committee and IEEE EMBS Chapter Development Committee. She has been the Executive Committee of IEEE Malaysia Section and IEEE WIE. She has also served as the Executive Committee, Chair and Past Chair of IEEE EMBS, Malaysia Chapter. Under her leadership, the Chapter has won the 2012 IEEE EMBS Outstanding Chapter Award from 134 chapters worldwide and the 2012 Best Chapter Award (1st Runner Up) from IEEE Malaysia Section. She has also won the 2012 Best Volunteer Award from IEEE Malaysia Section, 2013 IEEE Asia Pacific Region (R10) Educational Activities Award for Informal Education, 2015 IEEE Asia Pacific Region (R10) Outstanding Individual Award for Humanitarian Technology Activities, 2019 IEEE EAB IEEE EAB Meritorious Achievement Award in Pre-University Education and 2019 IEEE Asia Pacific Region (R10) Outstanding Group Educational Activities Award. She was an Assessment Committee member of IEEE SIGHT in 2016. She has also served as member of IEEE R10 EA Committee (2014, 2016) and R10 WIE Committee (2015). She has also been trained as IEEE EAB TISP Champion. For Students, she was appointed Mentor to the 2014 IEEE EMBS International Student Conference in Malaysia. For Humanity work, she has projects with IEEE SIGHT and IEEE EPICS.

Q: When did you know you wanted to become an Engineer or what lead you to becoming an engineer? 

When I was offered a scholarship in critical areas such as Medical or Engineering, I have always wanted to help people in sickness, I knew I would have nightmare after nightmare working on a cadaver, so I choose to become a Biomedical Engineer.

Q: What was your university experience like? did you have an internship experience while in school? 

You need no make-up ! Engineering teaching trains me to be curious about things around me – Why? How? It is a lot of hard works

Q: How did you get your first job? 

Through application and interview.

Q: What’s the most rewarding thing about being an Engineer?

Questions that make you search around experts, books, Google etc, dreaming of it, eating and drinking on it, walking on it… unravel its mystery all of a sudden.

Q: What other advice do you have for students?

If you like to live your life, with its limitation and gifts, to find out the world we live in and help to better it… Engineering is the key to it.