School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor Ir. Ts. Dr. Shahrel Azmin Sundi@Suandi

Infografik Shahrel Azmin SundiSuandi 2023

Last Updated on 14.02.2023

Personal Info

D.Eng in Information Science,
Kyusu Institute of Technology, Japan.

M.Eng in Information Science,
Kyusu Institute of Technology, Japan.

B. Eng. in Electronic,
Kyusu Institute of Technology, Japan.

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Fax: +604 5996909
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Researcher Identifiers
Researcher ID : D-1776-2009
ORCID : 0000-0001-9980-7426
Scopus Author ID : 6504641613
Google Scholar ID : SpsSTZYAAAAJ
USM Expertise Link : shahrel/usmexpertise

Last Updated on 27.05.2021

Research Interest

Biometric, Object Detection and Tracking, Object Recognition, Intelligent Video Surveillance

Selected Publications

Recent 5 years:  


1.      Samsul Setumin and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2019, "Cascaded Static and Dynamic Local Feature Extractions for Face Sketch to Photo Matching", in IEEE Access, vol.7, pp. 27135-27145, 2019. (JIF17: 3.557) (Q1) 

2.      Hussein Samma, Junita Mohamad-Saleh, Shahrel Azmin Suandi and Badr Lahasan, 2019, "Q-Learning Based Simulated Annealing Algorithm for Constrained Engineering Design Problems", in Neural Computing and Applications, Springer. (JIF17: 4.213) (Q1)

3.      Abduljalil Radman and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2019, “Markov Random Fields and Facial Landmarks for Handling Uncontrolled Images of Face Sketch Synthesis”, Pattern Analysis and Applications, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 259–271, Springer. (Online Reading(JIF17: 1.281) (Q3) 

4.      Ang Eng Chai and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2019, " Smart Manufacturing with An Artificial Neural Network to Predict Manufacturing Healthiness", 15th IEEE Colloquium on Signal Processing and Its Applications (CSPA 2019), 8 - 9 March 2019, Penang, MALAYSIA.


1.      Ahmad Nazri Ali, Shahrel Azmin Suandi and Mohd Zaid Abdullah, 2018, “Feature Extraction Using Sequential Cumulative Bin and Overlap Mean Intensity for Iris ClassificationUsing Sequential Cumulative Bin and Overlap Mean Intensity for Iris Classification”, Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, 26, (2018), pp. 2886-2899. (JIF17: 0.580) (Q4) 

2.      Wasseem N. Ibrahem Al-Obaydy and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2018, "Open-Set Single-Sample Face Recognition in Video Surveillance using Fuzzy ARTMAP", Neural Computing and Applications. (Online First(JIF17: 4.213) (Q1) 

3.      Tan Boon Chuan, Samsul Setumin, Abduljalil Radman, and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2018, "Efficient Iris and Eyelids Detection from Facial Sketch Images", Electronic Letters on Computer Vision and Image Analysis, 17(1):16-28. (SCOPUS) 

4.      Samsul Setumin and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2018, “Difference of Gaussian Oriented Gradient Histogram for Face Sketch to Photo Matching”, IEEE Access, Vol. 6, pp.39344 - 39352. Published online on 12 July 2018. (JIF17: 3.557) (Q1) 

5.      Leong Kean Cheong, Shahrel Azmin Suandi, and Saimunur Rahman, 2018, "Defects and Components Recognition in Printed Circuit Boards Using Convolutional Neural Network", Lecture Notes in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (LNEE), Springer. (6 pages) (SCOPUS) (In Press)  

6.      Hussein Samma, Junita Mohamad-Saleh and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2018, "Enhanced Simulated Annealing for Constrained Design Problems", Lecture Notes in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (LNEE), Springer. (6 pages) (SCOPUS)  (In Press)  

7.      Halina Hassan and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2018, "Analysis of Local Binary Pattern for Facial Expression Recognition using Patch Local Binary Pattern on Extended Cohn Kanade Database", Lecture Notes in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (LNEE), Springer. (6 pages) (SCOPUS)  (In Press)

8.      Chi Qin Lai, Haidi Ibrahim, Mohd Zaid Abdullah, Mohd Jafri Malin, Shahrel Azmin Suandi, and Azlinda Azman, 2018, "A Literature Review on Data Conversion Methods on EEG for Convolution Neural Network Applications", Lecture Notes in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (LNEE), Springer. (6 pages) (SCOPUS)  (In Press)  

9.      Hussein Samma, Shahrel Azmin Suandi and Junita Mohamad-Saleh, 2018, “Face Sketch Recognition Using a Hybrid Optimization Model”, Neural Computing and Applications. Published online on 14 April 2018. (JIF17: 4.213) (Q1) 

10.   Zulhadi Zakaria, Shahrel Azmin Suandi and Junita Mohamad-Saleh, 2018, “Hierarchical Skin-AdaBoost-Neural Network (H-SKANN) for Multi-face Detection”, Applied Soft Computing, Vol. 68, July 2018, pp.172 - 190. (JIF17: 3.907) (Q1) 

11.   Abduljalil Radman and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2018, “Robust Face Pseudo-Sketch Synthesis and Recognition using Morphological-Arithmetic Operations and HOG-PCA”, Multimedia Tools and Applications. First Online: 23 February, 2018. (JIF17: 1.541) (Q2) 

12.   Sami Abdulla, Haidi Ibrahim and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2018, “Monitoring of Motion Collectiveness During Hajj a Case Study on A Lane Crowd”, Symposium on Islamic Sciences and Technology (SISTECH'2018), 22-24 January 2018, Advanced Science Letter. (SCOPUS) (In Press)

13.   Sami Abdulla, Haidi Ibrahim and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2018, “Dominant Motion Group Detection Based on Dominant Motion Patterns”, 2nd Advanced Research in Electronic Engineering and Information Technology International Conference (AVAREIT'2018), 22 – 24 January 2018, International Journal of Engineering and Technology (IJET). (SCOPUS) (In Press)


1.      Waled Hussein Al-Arashi, Chai Wuh Shing and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2017, “RowAMD Distance: A Novel 2DPCA-Based Distance Computation with Texture-Based Technique for Face Recognition”, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, Vol. 11, No. 11, pp. 5474-5490, November 2017. (Open Access) (JIF17: 0.611) (Q4)

2.      Halina Hassan, Abduljalil Radman, Shahrel Azmin Suandi and Sazali Yaacob, 2017, “Lucas Kanade Optical Flow Computation from Superpixel based Intensity Region for Facial Expression Feature Extraction”, Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 3, Special Issue 3, 2017. (ISI Master Journal List)

3.      Rhma A. K. Ataher and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2017, “Frequency Domain Based Spectroface Representation for Face Recognition”, ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp.1057—1063 (7 pages). (SCOPUS)

4.      Abduljalil Abdul Radman, Nasharuddin Zainal and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2017, “Automated Segmentation of Iris Images Acquired in Unconstrained Environment using HOG-SVM and GrowCut”, Digital Signal Processing, Volume 64, May 2017, pp. 60—70 (11 pages). (JIF17: 2.241) (Q2)

5.       Mohd Shahrimie Mohd Asaari, Shahrel Azmin Suandi and Bakhtiar Affendi Rosdi, 2017, “Geometric Feature Extraction by Fingertip Angles for Finger Based Biometrics System”, IET Biometrics, Volume 6, Issue 3, May 2017, pp. 157 – 164. (8 pages) (JIF17: 1.836) (Q2)

6.      Mohd Fauzi Abu Hassan, Ahmad Shahrizan Abdul Ghani, Dhanesh Ramachandram, Abduljalil Radman and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2017, “Enhancement of Under-Exposed Image for Object Tracking Through Homomorphic Filtering and Mean Histogram Matching”, Advanced Science Letters, 23, pp.11257–11261. (5 pages) (SCOPUS)

7.      Hussein Samma and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2017, “Application of Particle Swarm Optimization in Face Sketch Recognition”, Advanced Science Letters, 23, pp.11228–11232. (5 pages) (SCOPUS)


1.      Khairunnisa Hasikin, Nor Ashidi Mat Isa, Mahaneem Mohamed, Shahrel Azmin Suandi, and Nahrizul Adib Kadri, 2016, “A New Region-Based Adaptive Thresholding for Sperm Motility Segmentation”, Malaysia Journal of Computer Science, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp.272 – 286 (15 pages). (JIF16: 0.600) (Q4)

2.      Hussein Samma, Chee Peng Lim, Junita Mohamad-Saleh and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2016, “A Memetic-based Fuzzy Support Vector Machine Model and Its Application to License Plate Recognition”, Memetic Computing, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp. 235 – 251 (17 pages). (JIF16: 2.205) (Q2)  



  1. Hani K. Al-Mohair, Junita Mohamad Saleh and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2015, “Hybrid Human Skin Detection Using Neural Network and k-Means Clustering Technique”, Applied Soft Computing, Elsevier, Vol. 33, August, pp.337-347. (JIF15: 2.857) (Q1)

  2. Sami Abdulla Mohsen Saleh, Haidi Ibrahim and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2015, “Recent Survey on Crowd Density Estimation and Counting for Visual Surveillance”, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 41, pp.103-114. (JIF15: 2.368) (Q1)

  3. Loh Yee Koon and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2015, “Probabilistic Inference of Facial Action Unit by Dynamic Bayesian Network for Image Sequence”, IEEE 10th International Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), Auckland, New Zealand, June 15 – 17.

  4. Victor Teoh De Tze and Shahrel Azmin Suandi, 2015, “FingerCode for Identity Verification using Fingerprint and Smart Card”, 2015, 10th Asian Control Conference, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, May 31 – June 3. 




Recent 5 years

1. USM Research University Individual (RUI) Grant, “Development of Identity Recognition System from Sketch Images for Intelligent Video Surveillance Security”, 1.9.2018 – 31.8.2021. (Principal Researcher)

2. USM Bridging Grant, “Development of Deep Learning Based Image Enhancement Technique for Video Surveillance Applications”, 01.01.2018 – 31.12.2018. (Principal Researcher)

3. Transdisciplinary Research Grant Scheme (TRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), “Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by Stochastic Processing of EEG Signals via Granger Analysis and Unsupervised Learning Techniques”, 04.01.2016 – 03.01.2019. (Co-researcher)

4. Science Fund, Malaysia Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI), “Adaptive Appearance Models in Video Tracking & Surveillance”, 01.06.2015 – 31.05.2017. (Principal Researcher).

5. Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), “Formulation of New Face Texture Algorithm with Kernel Based Classifiers for Personal Identification from Surveillance Camera in Uncontrolled Environment”, 01.07.2014 – 30.06.2017. (Principal Investigator)

6. USM Research University Grant (Individual), “Development of Face Recognition System from Sketch Images”, 01.12.2013 – 30.11.2016. (Principal Investigator)

Recognition and Award

1. 2018: Special Award (Fatimah Fehri) and Gold medal for "MFaceSYS - Multi-face Detection System in Video Surveillance Area", 8th Exposition on Islamic Innovation (i-INOVA), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

2. 2018: Gold Medal for "Personal Verification System Based on Finger Vein Pattern", 8th Exposition on Islamic Innovation (i-INOVA), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. (Co-researcher)

3. 2017: Gold Medal for "Portable Finger Vein Based Biometric System", 9th International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA), Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. (Co-researcher)

4. 2017: Silver Medal for "HSKANNer: Human Face Scanner in Video Surveillance System using Hierarchical Skin-AdaBoost-Neural Network", 9th International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA), Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.

5. 2017: Gold Medal for "H-SKANNer: Hierarchical Skin-Adaboost-Neural Network (H-SKANN) based Multi-face Detector", The International Invention, Innovation & Design Competition (IIID), Johor Bharu, Malaysia.

6. 2017: 2nd Prize (Computational Intelligence Category), "Deep Learning Based Butterfly Species Identification System", IEEE Malaysia FYP Competition, Student: Tan Yan Jia, November 2017.

7. 2017: Finalist FYP Project, "Development of 3D Face Recognition using Microsoft Kinect", Novel Research and Innovation Competition (NRIC), Student: Loh Qing Rong, August 2017.

8. 2017: 3rd Prize (MATLAB Platform), "Butterfly Identification using Machine Vision System", Innovate Malaysia Design Competition (IMDC), Students: Chan Zhen Yu, and Bernard Cheah Jun Kai, July 2017.