Leong Wai Yie

IR Prof. Dr Leong Wai Yie

Led diverse portfolio in research, funding, integrity, operations, infrastructure, higher degrees, and global research engagement. Manages all academic affairs. Senior International Accreditation Panel member, credited with accrediting over 20 universities, driving global excellence.


Over 25+ Professional Experiences

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Obtain More than 40+ Awards

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More than 20+ Universities

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Attend More than 55+ Conferences

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WFEO Awarding Ceremony


Special Highlights

Published Articles From

How 5G can help improve healthcare

Education meets the metaverse

Tai chi: Good for mind and body

Be Ready for IR5.0

Education for All

The Female Factor

Develop new ideas to promote STEM

Combating climate change in classrooms

Revolutionary force in healthcare

The Female Factor

Develop new ideas to promote STEM

Achievements & Distinctions:

2023Best Paper Award: IEEE 5th Eurasia Conference on IoT, Communication and Engineering, Taiwan
2023Australian Female Alumnus of the Year-
2023INWES Distinguished Women In Engineering AwardLink
2023IET United Kingdom Achievement AwardLink
2023APAC Women In Tech Lifetime Achievement AwardLink
2023KUALA LUMPUR WUSHU COMPETITION (5th Place in Taijiquan, 1 Gold in Taiji Dao, 1 Gold in Taiji GuanDao)-
2023Best Paper Award at the IEEE 5NANO Conference, India-
2023 IET UK Travel Award for National Travel [Link]Link
2023Special recognition from International British Innovation, Invention, Technology Exhibition (IBIX)-
2022International Wushu Tournament [Link]
(three Gold Medals in the women’s Taijiquan, Taiji Dao and Taiji GuanDao (broadsword)
2022UK Engineering and Tech (E&T) Innovation Awards: Most Forward-Thinking Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Programme in Engineering and Tech – Bronze WinnerLink
2022WIN Tan Sri Datuk Napsiah Omar Women Leaders Award (Technology) Link
2022McMillan Woods Global Icon Award - Visionary Professional Engineer Persona of the Year Link
2022 Women Glamour Award - Recommended-
Private Education Excellence Awards 2022 (Special Recognition – National Unity Award” (university category)Link
2022Asia Pacific 50 Leading Lights in Kindness & LeadershipLink
2022IET 95 inspiring engineers and technologist of the past, present, and futureLink
2022WFEO Gree Women in EngineeringLink
2021MSPC SME ICON 2021 AwardLink
2021United Women's 2021 Malaysia WEPs AwardLink
2019National Youth Service AwardLink
2019MAHSA Top Researcher AwardLink
2018IEM Women Engineer Award (The Institution of Engineer Malaysia)-
2018Outstanding Women In Engineering (Venus International Foundation)-
2017i- Proclaim Annual Research Award-
2017Distinguished Young Alumni Award by The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council

Recognising a young Australian education alumnus who has earned national or international prominence in their chosen field
2017ASEAN Federation of Engineering Honorary Member 2017-
2017ASEAN Meritorious Service Award

ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology (COST) aims to strengthen the ASEAN science and technical capacity through giving recognition to scientists and technologists with the triennial ASEAN Science and Technology Awards
2017UK IET Travel Award-
2017Top Research Scientist Malaysia 2017 (TRSM) by Academy Sciences Malaysia

TRSM Selection Panel, chaired by Academician Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiron FASc, has selected based on outstanding academic achievements, notable publications and research.
2017Junior Chamber International Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian Awards 2017
To accord recognition to young Malaysian , whose dedication to their profession or life undertakings has resulted in exceptional achievement, in the form of significant contributions to the progress or welfare of the community at large and to the advancement of their respective field of endeavor.
2016INTI Outstanding Alumni Award for Academic Excellence 2016

Recognised for her academic achievement and innovation
2016IEM Presidential of Excellence Award

IEM Women Engineers Section: 2nd Runner Up
2016IEM Best Technical Paper Award 2016 (Tan Sri Ir. Hj. Yusoff Prize)

“Recognise Women in Health Technology: Globalize Our Value and Contributions
2015Best Paper Award

International Conference on Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (ICWSTEM) held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, June 25-27, 2015.
2015IEM Presidential of Excellence Award

IEM Women Engineers Section: The Most Improved Award to recognize contribution in engineering community.
2015Travel Sponsorship

3rd Convention and 23rd GA Meeting of the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and Pacific
20132013 Young Scientist

Appointed as a member of Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) for 3-year term until 31 December 2016
2013Best Paper Award

2013 International Symposium on Medical & Rehabilitation Robotics & Instrumentation (MRRI2013), 2nd to 4th of DEC 2013, Shah Alam
2012International PRIDE Robot Competition 2012, Kuching Sarawak

Sleep Disorder Detection and Identification : Certificate of Excellence
2012Research Thesis Writing Competition, Taiwan

Best Thesis (B) Award
2007Best Poster Award (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)-
2005Queensland (Australia) Smart State Smart Woman Award (Postgraduate Category)-
2005Queensland (Australia) PricewaterhouseCoopers Business Innovation

(Finalist-Top 3)
2005Highly Recommended Award
UQ Trailblazer Competition 2005, Australia

A wireless system that can perform blind signal separation and find the ‘desired’ frequency.
2005W.Y.Leong, J.Homer, “Implementing Blind Multiuser Detector in CDMA Wireless System”

Awarded best paper at The 3rd Workshop on the internet,

Telecommunications, and Signal Processing (WITSP'04), Adelaide, Australia, 20 - 22 December 2004
2004W.Y.Leong, J.Homer, "Using Kernel Density Estimator in Nonlinear Mixture"

Special Paper Award

2004 IEEE International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies, Japan.

2004UQ Trailblazer Competition 2004, Australia - Open Prize Winner (with Dr. John Homer)-
2004QLD Post Graduate Award, Australia - Women In Technology (Finalist – Top 3)-
2004Richard Jago Research Prize, Australia-
2003Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) – QLD, Australia

Women In Engineering Scholarship - Runner up *Granted ABC Summer Internship
2003UQ Graduate School Scholarship (UQGSS), Australia-
2002The Maude Walker Research Scholarship 2002, Australia - Joint Winner-
2002School of ITEE Fee Waiver Scholarship and Tutorial Fellowship, The University of Queensland, Australia-

The software for the tech heartbeat

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