Dr. Mohamad Khairi Ishak


PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Embedded System),
University of Bristol, United Kingdom.

M.Sc in Embedded System,
University of Essex, United Kingdom.

B.Eng in Communication Engineering,
International Islamic University Malaysia.

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Master and PhD Opportunities: I am looking for prospective Master and PhD students to work on the embedded system, real-time communication and in related fields. Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Financial assistance is available for applications.

Here is the latest interview session with AUN/SEED-Net: 


Embedded System, Real-Time Control Communication, Ethernet, Network System, Internet of Things (IoT)

Research Interest

Embedded System, FPGA, Real-Time Control System, Internet of Things (IoT)

Selected Publications

1. J. Teh, C. M. Lai, N. A. Muhamad, Y. H. Cheng, M. A. A. M. Zainuri and M. K. Ishak,2018, "Prospects of Using The Dynamic Thermal Rating System for Reliable Electrical Networks: A Review," in IEEE Access. (IF: 3.244)

2. Nor Ashidi Bin Mat Isa, Mohammed Alswaitti, Mohamad Khairi Bin Ishak, 2018, Optimized gravitational-based data clustering algorithm, ELSEVIER Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 73:, 126-148 (Impact Factor : 2.894)

3. Ishak, MK, 2017, Design of Robotic Arm Controller based on Internet of Things (IoT), Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering (JTEC).

4. Sulehat, Naser & Ishak, Khairol & Taib, C.A. & Abrudan, D & Mat, R & Ishak, M.K.. (2017). Semantic, technical, e-government information systems interoperability and the moderating effect of IT capability among ministries in Jordan. International Journal of Economic Research (IJER)

5. Ishak, MK and Roslan, M.I, ‘Performance Evaluation of Backoff Algorithms in Embedded Ethernet System for Real-Time Communication’, 10th Regional Conference on Electrical and Electronic Engineering (RCEEE) 2017,Surabaya, Indonesia, 2017.

6. Ishak, MK and Eng, M.K , “Design and Implementation of Robot Assisted Surgery based on Internet of Things (IoT)”,RCCIE 2017 - AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on Computer and Information Engineering,Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam,2017.

7. Ishak, MK and Roslan, M.I, “Kinematics Design of Robotic Arm Controller “,”TSME-ICoME 2017 (Thai Society of Mechanical Engineers, International Conference of Mechanical Engineering,Bangkok, Thailand,2017.

8. Ishak, MK and Roslan, M.I, “Design of Robotic Arm Controller based on Internet of Things (IoT)”, ,3rd International Conference on Electrical Systems, Technology and Information (ICESTI 2017),Bali, Indonesia, 2017.

9. M. K. Ishak, G. Herrmann and M. Pearson, "Performance evaluation using Markov model for a novel approach in Ethernet based embedded networked control communication," 2016 Annual IEEE Systems Conference (SysCon), Orlando, FL, 2016, pp. 1-7.

10. Ishak, MK, Ho, K.H, Lee, K.L, ‘Real Time FPGA-Based Ethernet Control Communication for Robotic Arm,’ 2016 the 3rd International Conference on Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo, Japan.

11. Ishak, MK.; Dyson, M., "Human movement intentions based on EEG using brain computer interfaces," in Control, Electronics, Renewable Energy and Communications (ICCEREC), 2015 International Conference on , vol., no., pp.58-62, 27-29 Aug. 2015.

12. Ishak,MK, ‘Classification of EEG Signal for Movement Intentions-based Brain Computer Interfaces’, International Journal of Advances in Computer Science and Technology (IJACST), Vol.3 , No.11, Pages : 07-12 (2014).

13. Ishak, MK, Herrmann, G & Pearson, M. ‘Reducing delay and jitter for real-time control communication in Ethernet’, ICACT Transactions on the Advanced Communications Technology, Global IT Research Institute (GiRI), 2013.

14. Jalani,J & Ishak,MK ‘NCTF Control for Friction Compensation of Underactuated Fingers’ ACEEE International Journal on Control System and Instrumentation, Vol. 3, No. 1. (February 2012), pp. 36-40.

15. Ishak,MK & Jalani,J,  ‘Realization of CANopen communication control for underactuated anthromorphic finger’, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering (IJME), Vol. 1, No 1, 2012.

16. Ishak, MK, Herrmann, G & Pearson, M. ‘Minimizing jitter in Ethernet using a Linear Backoff for real-time robot control communication and its implementation on FPGA’, FIRA2012 RoboWorld Cup & Congress, Bristol, United Kingdom, (pp. 232-243), 2012.

17. Ishak, MK, Herrmann, G & Pearson, M. ‘FPGA implementation of a simple approach for jitter minimisation in Ethernet for real-time control communication’, 2012 9th IEEE International Conference on Embedded Software and System(ICESS), Liverpool(pp. 1337-1343), 2012.

18. Ishak, MK, Herrmann, G & Pearson, M. ‘A simple approach for minimal jitter in Ethernet for real-time control communication’, 2012 14th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT), South Korea (pp. 710-715), 2012.

19. Ishak, MK, Herrmann, G & Melhuish, CR. ‘The Development of a Generic Embedded Networked Real Time Control System for Bristol’s Robot Platform’, 11th Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS), Plymouth (pp. 91-96), 2010.   

Last Updated on 03.07.2019



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Last Updated on 03.07.2019