Dr Sivajothi a/l Paramasivam Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sivajothi completed MEng in Manufacturing Management at the University of South Australia and then received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK. under the supervision of Associate Professor Dr John Kian Tan. Sivajothi is a Senior Lecturer and has served extensively in various portfolios with over twenty-two years of leadership experience in the School of Engineering, after having spent the past 4 years at Telekom Equipment (a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia). During this period, he was trained to offer creative and technical solutions to critical problems requiring systems improvement and innovation for its telco clients. Research wise, Sivajothi is interested in discipline-based and pedagogic research specifically on improvement aspects using improvement techniques and associated frameworks. Among the scope within the disciplined-based research interest are data analysis, safety/risk analysis, multiple criteria-decision making, and engineering design. Pedagogic research interests include linking research to teaching and its associated framework. On a personal note, much of the research output presented at a range of conference pivots upon pedagogical ideas within the academic domains. Sivajothi leads the recently established research cluster of Engineering Education, Quality & Technology Management which dominantly concern with all aspects of higher education. Sivajothi’s passion is in coordinating links between the School with industry, professional outfits and university in view of exploiting technological management, innovation and development Qualifications PhD Northumbria University Newcastle, 2018 Research Title: Investigating university-industry partnership of higher engineering education using cause-effect analysis and multi-criteria decision making: A Malaysian perspective Master of Engineering University of South Australia (UNISA), 2008 Research Title: Effectiveness of Internship Program for Engineering Students of KDU College Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) University Lincolnshire & Humberside, 1999 Research & Publications Year Title 2021 Journal Publications Karna Vishnu Vardhana Reddy, Irraivan Elamvazuthi, Azrina Abd Aziz, Sivajothi Paramasivam, Hui Na Chua, S Pranavanand (2021), Heart Disease Risk Prediction Using Machine Learning Classifiers with Attribute Evaluators. Applied Sciences.; 11(18): pp.8352. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11188352 Refereed Proceedings Sivajothi Paramasivam, Nor Hayati Saad, Fu Pang Han, Goh Thing Thing, Zainon Sharmilla, Tharuma Nathan Hari Krishnan (2021) The Effects of the PDCA Continuous Improvement Cycle on STEM Education Among Secondary Students: An Experimental Study, 1st International Conference on Technology and Quality Management of Tertiary Education (ICTQM-TEd2021) 2020 Journal Publications S Paramasivam, Thing Thing Goh, Huang Shen Chua, Ainon Shakila Shamsuddin, Alireza Zourmand, CC Gee (2020) Design and Application of 3D Printed Prosthetic Arm Controlled with an Arduino: A Didactic Strategy International Conference on Multi-Disciplinary Research Studies and Education (ICMDRSE-20, Solid State Technology (Scopus index), vol 63, No.6. pp.5834-5843 http://www.solidstatetechnology.us/index.php/JSST/article/view/4153 HS Chua, Lai Siew Wei, Sivajothi Paramasivam, TT Goh, Gee Chia Chen (2020) Effect of Artificial Night Lighting on the Growth of Loose Head Lettuce in Hydroponic System, Sains Malaysiana 49(12)(2020): pp. 2891-2900 http://dx.doi.org/10.17576/jsm-2020-4912-02 Sivajothi Paramasivam, Hari Krishnan Munisamy, Santhansamy Rayappan (2020), Application of analytic hierarchy process to evaluate design criteria for humane trap cage. Journal of Modern Manufacturing Systems and Technology, Vol 4, No.2, pp30-35 https://doi.org/10.15282/jmmst.v4i2.4299 Sivajothi Paramasivam, Chua Huang Shen, Alireza Zourmand, Amira Kamil Ibrahim, Ahmed Mohamed Alhassan, Abdelwhab Faroug Eltirifl (2020) Design and Modeling of IoT IR Thermal Temperature Screening and UV Disinfection Sterilization System for Commercial Application using Blockchain Technology, IEEE 10th International Conference on System Engineering and Technology (ICSET), IEEE, pp.250-255 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSET51301.2020.9265363 Refereed Proceedings Seerla Kanagarajoo Betharajoo, Sivajothi Paramasivam, HS Chua (2020), Safety Risk Assessment and Warning System at Engineering Laboratory Through IoT Technologies, Advances in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 741. Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-6490-5_2 2019 Refereed Proceedings Chua, H. S., Paramasivam, S., Goh, T. T., & Gee, C. C. (2019), Engineering laboratory inventory management system using cloud and RFID technology: Conceptual approach in KDU University College, 6th International Conference on Environment (ICENV2018), vol. 2124, No.1, pp.020043 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5117103 2017 Journal Publications Sivajothi Paramasivam , John Kian Tan , Kanesan Muthusamy, (2017), Perception towards Development of Employability Skills by Students: A Module, International Journal of Engineering and Technology (IJET), Vol 9 No 6, pp.4353-4361 DOI: 10.21817/ijet/2017/v9i6/170906308 2016 Journal Publications Sivajothi Paramasivam , John Kian Tan , Kanesan Muthusamy, (2016), Investigating University-Industry Partnership of Higher Engineering Education Using Cause-Effect Analysis and Multi-Criteria Decision Making: a Malaysian Perspective, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research (IJAER), Vol.10, No 2, pp. 41444-41450 https://www.ripublication.com/Volume/ijaerv10n20.htm 2014 Journal Publications S Paramasivam, L Thillainathan, H Zeynal, N Diana (2014), Cost-effective and real-time SCADA home energy monitoring system, IEEE 8th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference (PEOCO2014), IEEE, pp.585-590, DOI: 10.1109/PEOCO.2014.6814496 Journal Publications Hatam Zaghiran Bavi, Sivajothi Paramasivam, Lai Tian Fat (2014) Quad ring patch antenna design for VHF/UHF application International Conference on Computer, Communications, and Control Technology (I4CT), IEEE, pp.300-304 DOI: 10.1109/I4CT.2014.6914193 2013 Journal Publications Sivajothi Paramasivam, Kanesan Mutusamy, Kian Tan (2013), Study of the Effectiveness of the Implementation of Washington Accord in Malaysia’s Engineering Undergraduate Programme Using SEM, Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences Vol.90, pp. 803-812 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.07.155 2012 Journal Publications Sivajothi Paramasivam, Kanesan Muthusamy (2012) Study of Critical Success Factors in Engineering Education Curriculum Development using Six-Sigma Methodology, Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol.56, pp.652- 661 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.700Sharvin Vijayakumar, Suhanya Jayaprakasam, Sivajothi Paramasivam, Quan Zee Teng (2012), Design of an autonomous remote cellular network service tester, IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications, pp.12-16 DOI: 10.1109/ISIEA.2012.6496612 Research Grant / Consultancy Project 2021 RESEARCH GRANT Title: Fabrication of Adaptive Pattern Recognition Surface Biosensor Duration: March 2021- March 2024 Sponsors/Grant: RM15,000 2018 RESEARCH GRANT Title: Engineering Laboratory Inventory Management System using Cloud and RFID technology Duration: September 2018 – December 2020 Sponsors/Grant: RM15,000 Title: Energy Assessment for a Sustainable Efficiency in campus environment: KDU University College Case study Duration: September 2018- December 2020 Sponsors/Grant: RM21,000 Academic, Industry and Ministry Appointments 2019 Appointment as Panel of Judge by IET First Lego League 2019 (June 2019)- ROBOT Challenge Category Appointment of Co-Chair for International Conference 1st International Conference on Orthotics and Prosthetics (iCOP, November, 2019) 2018 Appointment as Panel of Judge by IET First Lego League 2018 (November 2018)- CORE Value Category 2016 Appointment as Panel of Judge by IET First Lego League 2016 (May 2016)- STEM Category 2011 Appointment as Panel of Experts by MQA Developing Program Standards for Engineering and Engineering Technology for MQA Appointment as Organizing Committee by IET The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) & The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) – Malaysia Energy Conference 2011, 10 – 12 October 2011, officiated by YB Senator Dato Ir. Donald Lim Siang Chai, Deputy Minister for Finance Supervision Post Graduate Supervision MSc (Research) – 1 student (on going) PhD (Engineering – 1 student (on going) Awards and Recognitions 2020 Patent work: Utility Innovation (UI) for the innovation entitled “Humane Trap Cage” 2019 Panel of Judge for First League Lego Robot Competition – Mission Moon themed in collaboration with Ministry of Education and The Institution of Engineers (IET) Malaysia (June 2019) Co-Chair, 1st International Conference on Orthotics and Prosthetics (iCOP, November, 2019), collaboration between Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), University of Malaya (UM), UOW Malaysia KDU, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UITM), University of Bath (UK) and International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics Malaysia (ISPOM) 2018 Panel of Judge for First League Lego Robot Competition- AQUA Adventure themed in collaboration with Ministry of Education and The Institution of Engineers (IET) Malaysia- (Nov 2018) 2011 Organizing Committee Member for IEM-IET Energy Conference 2011 (IIEC 2011), Kuala Lumpur, 2011 Panel of Experts on Developing Program Standards for Engineering and Engineering Technology for MQA, 2011.