University of Nottingham Malaysia
Faculty of Engineering
     
  
 

Image of Ng Kok Weng

Ng Kok Weng

Assistant Professor,

Contact

  • workRoom BB74 B
    Malaysia Campus
    Jalan Broga
    43500 Semenyih
    Selangor Darul Ehsan
    Malaysia
  • work+ 6(03) 8725 3483
  • fax+ 6(03) 8924 8001

Biography

Dr. Ng currently works at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. He obtained his PhD in Engineering Design from Cardiff University, UK, M.Sc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from University of Warwick, UK and B.Engineering (Hons.) in Mechanical/Systems Engineering from Putra University, Malaysia. He is also a certified TRIZ Level 3 User and TRIZ Level 2 Instructor and has been involved in industrial research projects related to CAD, product design, machine and system design, manufacturing automation and artificial intelligence for many years.

Prior to joining UNM, Dr Ng has worked for many years in Sirim Berhad as a senior engineer. He has also worked briefly in Sony TV Malaysia as a mechanical engineer before he joined Sirim Berhad. He was a scholarship recipient of Sony TV during his undergraduate study and was a pre-service scholar of Sirim Berhad.

Dr. Ng has co-authored articles that won awards such as Young Writers Merit Award (5th INTERNATIONAL VISUAL INFORMATICS CONFERENCE 2017 (IVIC17)), Best Paper Award (4th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics 2013 (ICEEI 2013)), and the Best Manuscript award (Annual Conference on Engineering and Information Technology (ACEAIT 2014)). He was invited as Head/Member of the Evaluation Panel for the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) in the technical working committee for research grants such as Technofund, Sciencefund and Innofund in 2014 and 2015 and was a member of the technical evaluation task committee for MOSTI on automated rubber tapping in 2017. He was also a member of the technical working group (additive manufacturing sub-group) for Focus Group Electrical & Electronics/Information and Communications Technology for 11th Malaysian Plan Manufacturing Initiatives 2014.

He was a member of a team that participated in many TRIZ design competitions and won 1st Runner Up for the International MyTRIZ Competition 2018 and 2015, 2nd Runner Up for International MyTRIZ Competition 2016 and Merit Prize for International MyTRIZ Competition 2013.

Expertise Summary

Teaching Summary

Teaching Module:

1. Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing

2. Computer-Aided Engineering

3. Advanced Engineering Design

Co-Tutoring Module:

1. Engineering Design and Projects

2. Design, Manufacture and Projects.

Research Summary

1. Technology Forecasting Model based on Trends of Engineering System Evolution (TESE) and Big Data for 4IR (2018-2020)

2. A Framework for Sustainable Product Innovation based on TRIZ (2019-2021)

Selected Publications

  • ABDULJABBAR, M., MIZHER M. A., ANG, M. C., NG, K. W. and ABDULLAH, S. N. H. S., 2019. An improved action key frames extraction algorithm for complex colour video shot summarization: Journal of Information and Communication Technology (SCOPUS indexed) Journal of Information and Communication Technology. 18(2), 143-166
  • AGHAMOHAMMADI, AMIRHOSSEIN, ANG, MEI CHOO, NG, KOK WENG, A. SUNDARARAJAN, ELANKOVAN, MOGHARREBI, MARZIEH and BANIHASHEM, SEYED YASHAR, 2018. A parallel spatiotemporal saliency and discriminative online learning method for visual target tracking in aerial videos Plos One. 13(2), e0192246
  • KOK WENG NG, MEI CHOO ANG and DONG THENG CHER, 2018. The Roles of TRIZ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution In: MyTRIZ Conference 2018. 9-20
  • MIZHER, MANAR ABDULJABBAR AHMAD, ANG, MEI CHOO, NG, KOK WENG and ABDULLAH, SITI NORUL HUDA SHEIKH, 2017. Action Key Frames Extraction Using L1-Norm and Accumulative Optical Flow for Compact Video Shot Summarisation In: The 5th International Visual Informatics Conference 2017 (IVIC 2017). Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science.. 364-375

Past Research

1. Using shape grammars and Algorithms to Capture Design Knowledge (2010-2012)

2. TRIZ Inspired Operators for Intelligent Algorithm Development (2010-2013)

3. Innovative Design Support Model Based On TRIZ And Design Patent Information (2011-2013)

4. Design of Multi-Core Computing Architectures For Local Software Developers (2013-2014)

5. TRIZ Model for House Energy Saving (2013-2015)

6. A Novel Framework to Support Innovative Product Design based on TRIZ and Shape Grammars (2013-2016)

Future Research

1. Artificial intelligence in design

2. Autonomous Design

3. Augmented Reality Design

  • ABDULJABBAR, M., MIZHER M. A., ANG, M. C., NG, K. W. and ABDULLAH, S. N. H. S., 2019. An improved action key frames extraction algorithm for complex colour video shot summarization: Journal of Information and Communication Technology (SCOPUS indexed) Journal of Information and Communication Technology. 18(2), 143-166
  • KOK WENG NG, MEI CHOO ANG, SITI AZFANIZAM AHMAD, AMELIA NATASYA ABD WAHAB and RUZZAKIAH JENAL, 2019. Sustainable Smart Autonomous Visual Design System in Product Development in 4IR for Societal Well-Being. In: HALIMAH BADIOZE ZAMAN and AZLINA AHMAD, eds., Sustainable Smart Technologies in Visual Informatics in the Fourth Industrial Revolution for Societal Well Being UKM Press. 208-233
  • NG, KOK WENG, ANG, MEI CHOO, CHER, DONG THENG, AHMAD, SITI AZFANIZAM and ABDUL WAHAB, AMELIA NATASYA, 2019. Combining ARIZ with Shape Grammars to Support Designers In: Advances in Visual Informatics. IVIC 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (SCOPUS indexed). 11870. 305-317
  • 2019. A Framework for Sustainable Eco-Friendly Product Development Based on TRIZ In: Advances in Visual Informatics. IVIC 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (SCOPUS indexed). 11870. 704-712
  • AGHAMOHAMMADI, AMIRHOSSEIN, ANG, MEI CHOO, NG, KOK WENG, A. SUNDARARAJAN, ELANKOVAN, MOGHARREBI, MARZIEH and BANIHASHEM, SEYED YASHAR, 2018. A parallel spatiotemporal saliency and discriminative online learning method for visual target tracking in aerial videos Plos One. 13(2), e0192246
  • KOK WENG NG, MEI CHOO ANG and DONG THENG CHER, 2018. The Roles of TRIZ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution In: MyTRIZ Conference 2018. 9-20
  • MIZHER, MANAR ABDULJABBAR AHMAD, ANG, MEI CHOO, NG, KOK WENG and ABDULLAH, SITI NORUL HUDA SHEIKH, 2017. Action Key Frames Extraction Using L1-Norm and Accumulative Optical Flow for Compact Video Shot Summarisation In: The 5th International Visual Informatics Conference 2017 (IVIC 2017). Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science.. 364-375
  • MEI CHOO ANG, KOK WENG NG and DONG THENG CHER, 2016. Linking TRIZ with Shape Grammar to Support Engineers In: MyTRIZ Conference 2016. 166-175
  • ANG, MEI CHOO, NG, KOK WENG, ZAMANA, HALIMAH BADIOZE, AHMAD, AZLINA and JAAFAR, AZIZAH, 2016. Enhancing calculus learning via a student-centred web project: The International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering & Industrial Applications 2014 (ICoMEIA 2014). Published in AIP Conference Proceedings 2016. The International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering & Industrial Applications 2014 (ICoMEIA 2014). Published in AIP Conference Proceedings 2016.. 1775(1), 030101
  • ANG, M. C., NG, KOK WENG and CHER, DONG THENG, 2015. Verifying Innovative Solutions of TRIZ Engineering Contradiction Matrix Using Substance-Field Analysis in Manufacturing: The International Conference on Design and Concurrent Engineering 2014 (IDECON 2014). Published in Applied Mechanics and Materials The International Conference on Design and Concurrent Engineering 2014 (IDECON 2014). Published in Applied Mechanics and Materials. 761, 196-201
  • SITI AZFANIZAM AHMAD, MEI CHOO ANG, KOK WENG NG and AMELIA NATASYA ABDUL WAHAB, 2015. Reducing Home Energy Usage based on TRIZ Concept In: The International Conference on Green Technology 2015 (ICGT 2015). Published in Advances in Environmental Biology. 9. 6-11
  • ANG, MEI CHOO, NG, KOK WENG, AHMAD, SITI AZFANIZAM and WAHAB, AMELIA NATASYA ABDUL, 2014. Using TRIZ to Generate Ideas to Solve the Problem of the Shortage of ICT Workers: The International Conference on Advances in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering 2013 (ICAM2E 2013). Published in Applied Mechanics and Materials The International Conference on Advances in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering 2013 (ICAM2E 2013). Published in Applied Mechanics and Materials. 564, 733-739
  • ANG, M. C., SUNDARARAJAN, ELANKOVAN, NG, K. W., AGHAMOHAMMADI, AMIRHOSSEIN and LIM, T. L., 2014. Investigation of Threading Building Blocks Framework on Real Time Visual Object Tracking Algorithm: The 3rd International Conference on Engineering and Innovative Materials 2014 (ICEIM 2014). Published in Applied Mechanics and Materials The 3rd International Conference on Engineering and Innovative Materials 2014 (ICEIM 2014). Published in Applied Mechanics and Materials. 666, 240-244
  • MEI CHOO, ANG, AMIRHOSSEIN, AGHAMOHAMMADI, ELANKOVAN, SUNDARARAJAN, KOK WENG, NG, MARZIEH, MOGHARREBI and TECK LOON, LIM, 2014. Multi-core Frameworks Investigation on a Real-time Object Tracking Application Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information. 70(1), 163-171
  • SITI AZFANIZAM AHMAD, MOHD. NOOR ARIFF ABD RAZAK, AMELIA NATASYA ABD WAHAB, ANG, MEI CHOO and NG, KOK WENG, 2014. A review on House Energy Saving using TRIZ and Eco-Innovation Concept In: Annual Conference on Engineering and Information Technology 2014 (ACEAIT 2014).
  • AMIR HOSSEIN, AGHAMOHAMMADI, MEI CHOO, ANG, KOK WENG, NG and MARZIEH, MOGHARREBI, 2014. TRIZ-Based Innovative Solution for Wheelchair Assistive Technology In: Visual Informatics International Seminar 2014 (VIIS`14). 152-175
  • AGHAMOHAMMADI, AMIRHOSSEIN, ANG, MEI CHOO, PRABUWONO, ANTON SATRIA, MOGHARREBI, MARZIEH and NG, KOK WENG, 2013. Enhancing an Automated Inspection System on Printed Circuit Boards Using Affine-SIFT and TRIZ Techniques: The International Visual Informatics Conference 2013 (IVIC 2013). Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science The International Visual Informatics Conference 2013 (IVIC 2013). Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 8237, 128-137
  • ANG, MEI CHOO, NG, KOK WENG, AHMAD, SITI AZFANIZAM and WAHAB, AMELIA NATASYA ABDUL, 2013. An Engineering Design Support Tool Based on TRIZ: The International Visual Informatics Conference 2013 (IVIC 2013). Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science The International Visual Informatics Conference 2013 (IVIC 2013). Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 8237, 115-127
  • ANG, MEI CHOO, NG, KOK WENG, PHAM, DUC TRUONG and SOROKA, ANTHONY, 2013. Simulations of PCB Assembly Optimisation Based on the Bees Algorithm with TRIZ-Inspired Operators: The International Visual Informatics Conference 2013 (IVIC 2013). Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science The International Visual Informatics Conference 2013 (IVIC 2013). Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 8237, 335-346
  • M. C. ANG, K. W. NG and D. T. PHAM, 2013. Combining the Bees Algorithm and shape grammar to generate branded product concepts: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture. 227(12), 1860-1873
  • MEI CHOO ANG, KOK WENG NG, RIZA SULAIMAN, AZLINA AHMAD and HALIMAH BADIOZE ZAMAN, 2013. Penjanaan Reka Bentuk Produk Dengan Nahu Bentuk: Asia-Pacific Journal of Information Technology and Multimedia Asia-Pacific Journal of Information Technology and Multimedia. 2(1), 13-25
  • MOGHARREBI, MARZIEH, ANG, MEI CHOO, PRABUWONO, ANTON SATRIA, AGHAMOHAMMADI, AMIRHOSSEIN and NG, KOK WENG, 2013. Retrieval System for Patent Images Procedia Technology. 11, 912-918
  • SITI AZFANIZAM AHMAD, DUC TRUONG PHAM, KOK WENG NG and MEI CHOO ANG, 2012. TRIZ-inspired Asymmetrical Search Neighborhood in the Bees Algorithm At: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia & Bali, Indonesia
  • ANG, M. C., MCKAY, A. and NG, K. W., 2012. A Review of Metaheuristic-Based Product Concept Generation Systems: Manufacturing Science and Technology 2011 (ICMST2011). Published in Advanced Materials Research Manufacturing Science and Technology 2011 (ICMST2011). Published in Advanced Materials Research. 383-390, 4594-4602
  • M. C. ANG, H. Y. CHONG, A. MCKAY and K. W. NG, 2011. Capturing mini brand using a parametric shape grammar: The International Visual Informatics Conference 2011 (IVIC 2011). Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) The International Visual Informatics Conference 2011 (IVIC 2011). Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). 7067, 1-12
  • MEI CHOO ANG, KOK WENG NG and HUAI YONG CHONG, 2011. Pemodelan Kereta Mini Dengan Nahu Bentuk Berparameter. In: RIZA SULAIMAN, SYAIMAK ABDUL SHUKOR and NUR FAZIDAH ELIA, eds., Informatik Industri Siri Penyelidikan ICOMP (2011) DSS Publishing Enterprise. 127-139
  • MEI CHOO ANG, KOK WENG NG and FARAH HANANI BT. MEGAT, GHAZALI, 2011. Pencetusan Idea Reka Bentuk Produk Menggunakan TRIZ: Jurnal Teknologi Maklumat dan Multimedia Jurnal Teknologi Maklumat dan Multimedia. 11, 1-9
  • M. C. ANG and K. W. NG, 2011. Exploring the Application of TRIZ in a Generative Design System In: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference of CAD/CAM, Robotics & Factories of the Future (CARS & FOF). 330-337
  • M. C. ANG, D. T. PHAM, A. J. SOROKA and K. W. NG, 2010. PCB assembly optimisation using the Bees Algorithm enhanced with TRIZ operators In: The 36th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2010). 2708-2713
  • PHAM, DUC TRUONG, NG, KOK WENG and ANG, MEI CHOO, 2009. Applying TRIZ to Support Designers in a Descriptive Design Framework In: ASME. International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference 2009 (DETC2009). 871-880
  • M. C. ANG, D. T. PHAM and K. W. NG, 2009. Minimum-time motion planning for a robot arm using the Bees Algorithm In: 7th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics 2009 (INDIN 2009). 487-492
  • ANG, M. C., PHAM, D. T. and NG, K. W., 2009. Application of the Bees Algorithm with TRIZ-inspired operators for PCB assembly planning In: Proceedings of 5th Virtual International Conference on Innovative Production Machines and Systems Virtual Conference (I*PROMS 2009). 405-410
  • D. T. PHAM, M. C. ANG, K. W. NG, S. OTRI and A. HAJ DARWISH, 2008. Generating branded product concepts: Comparing the Bees Algorithm and an evolutionary algorithm In: Proceedings of 3rd International Virtual Conference on Innovative Production Machines and Systems Virtual Conference (I*PROMS 2007). 398-403
  • D. T. PHAM, S. DIMOV and K. W. NG, 2007. A descriptive design tool to capture a designer's thought In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology (DET2007). 123-132
  • D. T. PHAM, S. DIMOV and K. W. NG, 2007. A framework for a novel descriptive product design methodology In: Proceedings of 3rd International Virtual Conference on Innovative Production Machines and Systems Virtual Conference (I*PROMS 2007). 166-171
  • NG, K. W., 2006. A critical analysis of current engineering design methodologies from a decision making perspective In: Proceedings of 2nd International Virtual Conference on Innovative Production Machines and Systems Virtual Conference (I*PROMS 2006). 369-374
  • MOHD. JAMIL, SULAIMAN, CHER, DONG THENG, NG, KOK WENG, JULAIHA, ADNAN, ZURIANI, USOP and ROBA'AYAH, USOP, 2005. Recommendations of IT Strategy Plan for Malaysia Construction Sector: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing. 169
  • MOHD. JAMIL, SULAIMAN, CHER, DONG THENG, NG, KOK WENG, JULAIHA, ADNAN, ZURIANI, USOP and ROBA'AYAH, USOP, 2004. Formulating an IT Strategic Plan For Malaysian Construction Sector: Proceedings of the 16th CIB World Building Congress 2004 In: Proceedings of the 16th CIB World Building Congress 2004. 2.
  • MOHD. JAMIL, SULAIMAN, CHER, DONG THENG, NG, KOK WENG, JULAIHA, ADNAN, ZURIANI, USOP and ROBA'AYAH USOP, VOL, 2004. IT Strategy Plan for Construction Sector In: International Conference on Construction IT 2004 (INCITE 2004). 491
  • MOHD. JAMIL SULAIMAN, CHER, DONG THENG, NG, KOK WENG, JULAIHA ADNAN, ZURIANI USOP, JUNAIDAH RASHID and RUZELAN KHALID, 2003. Knowledge-Based System for Construction Project Management In: 19th International Conference on CAD/CAM, Robotics and Factories of the Future (CARS & FOF 2003). 2. 473-482
  • MOHD. JAMIL SULAIMAN, NG, KOK WENG, CHER, DONG THENG and ZULIZMAN BERDU, 2002. Intelligent CAD Checker For Building Plan In: Distributing Knowledge in Building; International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction CIB w78 conference 2002. 1. 40-44
  • BASHIR MOHAMAD, TAJUL ARIFFIN ABDULLAH, NG, KOK WENG, MOHD. SAIFUL AZLAN and HAMIRAJ FAHRY, 1997. Improving Productivity of Work Within An Ergonomics Framework: ASEAN Ergonomics ‘97, 5th Southeast Asian Ergonomics Society (SEAES) Conference In: ASEAN Ergonomics ‘97, 5th Southeast Asian Ergonomics Society (SEAES) Conference.
  • NG, KOK WENG and HAMIRAJ FAHRY, 1997. Analysis Method for Automation of A Socket Assembly System - A Case Study In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Integrated Manufacturing 1997 (ICCIM'97). 2. 1139-1148
  • BASHIR MOHAMAD, TAJUL ARIFFIN ABDULLAH, NG, KOK WENG, MOHD. SAIFUL AZLAN and HAMIRAJ FAHRY, 1996. Product Design For Ease of Assembly Process in Malaysian Small and Medium Industries In: Proceedings of Seminar of Commercialisation of Malaysian R&D (COSTAM).
  • SIMON POYNTING and KOK WENG NG, 1995. Artificial Intelligence in CAD/CAM In: 1 st National CAD/CAM Conference.

Faculty of Engineering

University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

telephone: +6 (03) 8924 8000
fax: +6 (03) 8924 8001

Make an enquiry