Sunway University won an award in Cisco APJC DevNet Innovators Challenge

In this challenge, the participants would need to ideate and develop new use cases where the power of Cisco programmability can help them to reach the desired business outcome, then, bring the idea to life by developing a prototype with utilizing the resources from Cisco.


HUMAC, Sunway University is honored to be invited by Cisco Malaysia to represent ASEAN in this event. The Head of HUMAC, Associate Professor Dr Yap Kian Meng led two teams,

Sunway Team A known as SunwayA
i) Abdurraheem Joomye from BSc (Hons) Information Technology (Computer Networking and Security) as Team Leader
ii) Ong Yee Fan from BSc (Hons) Information Technology (Computer Networking and Security)
iii) Tay Yu Xuan from BSc (Hons) Information Technology (Computer Networking and Security)


Sunway Team B known as SIoT
i) Chew Zhe Zhi from BSc (Hons) Information Technology (Computer Networking and Security) as Team Leader
ii) Kelvin Choo Zhen Hou from BSc (Hons) Information Technology (Computer Networking and Security)
iii) Lim Eu Jie from BSc (Hons) in Computer Science
as representatives of Sunway University to participate in the event.

It is also worth mentioning that Sunway Team B, with their creation entitled “Disaster warning system with climate monitoring”, has successfully secured a categorical award – “Fresh Energy”, from 26 competitors which consist of technology giants, government departments, and famous universities around the world (i.e. China Unicom, Wipro, Tata Consultancy Service, Fujitsu, Nagoya University, Busan City Hall and etc).

“Disaster warning system with climate monitoring” is a prototype that aims to create an early disaster warning system that includes climate monitoring. It uses IoT components such as microcontrollers, sensors and LED displays. All the sensors and physical feedback components that are mentioned above are connected to microcontrollers. The fire and smoke sensor are used to detect fire/smoke hazards, while the temperature and humidity sensor is used to monitor climate. The system is fully scalable and can be connected over 5G network. The main objective of this project is to create a wireless disaster warning system. When there is a disaster such as the smoke present, the module will power on the LED, buzzer, and display warning messages. The module will also send warning messages using a bot in Cisco Webex Teams. At the same time, the readings of the sensors can be monitored in real-time via an online dashboard. Real-time climate monitoring also benefits the client in a few scenarios such as:
a) Office buildings Air conditioners can be adjusted according to human presence and room climate to reduce electricity consumption. b) Telco towers Base station temperature can be monitored to ensure that it is running at optimum temperature. When the temperature is abnormal, the service team can be deployed immediately to perform diagnosis and repair works.