Associate Dean (Engagement and Internationalisation),
School of Engineering and Technology
Head, Department of Engineering
Dr. Sian Lun Lau received his Dr.-Ing. and MSc in Electrical Communication Engineering from the University of Kassel, Germany. He also holds a BEng with Hons in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS).
During his nine years (2004 – 2013) as a researcher at the Chair for Communication Technology (ComTec) at the University of Kassel, he has worked and managed various German National- and EU-funded research projects. Among them are EU IST-MobiLife, ITEA S4ALL, BMBF MATRIX and EU-SEAM4US.
He joined Sunway University, Malaysia in February 2013 as a senior lecturer and Head of the Department of Computing and Information Systems until March 2021. He is currently a Professor and the Head of the Department of Engineering. In the same year, he has taken up the new role as the Associate Dean (Engagement and Internationalization). He was previously the Associate Dean for the School of Engineering and Technology since 2015 (was School of Science and Technology until Dec 2020).
He is currently a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and serves as the IEEE Computer Society Malaysia Chapter secretary for term 2021/2022. He was an executive committee member for the chapter from 2017 to 2020. His research interests include ubiquitous computing, sustainable smart city, context-awareness and applied machine learning. At Sunway University, he continues to acquire both internal and external research fundings in Malaysia (total funding since 2013 around RM1.65 million). Recent research projects include DeepSpray+, SustHack, ProtoPolicyAsia and Driver Attention Management for Onroad Safety using IoT and Context-Awareness.