Associate Professor

Melanie Ooi
Roles and responsibilities

Dr Melanie Ooi is an Associate Professor with the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences.


Dr Ooi is a researcher who led several successful nationally funded research projects in the field of instrumentation and measurement with over 60 peer-reviewed research publications. She is the recipient of the 2011 Douglas Lampard Research Medal from Monash University and was named the 2014 Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year by the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society. She is a chartered Engineer recognised by U.K.’s Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). She is also listed in Marquis Who's Who since 2011.

She is interested in Instrumentation and Measurement, Pattern Recognition, Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning

Selected publications

2012 - 2017

1.   Y.C. Kuang, A. Rajan, M.P-L.Ooi, S. Demidenko, Measured Quantity Value Estimator for Multiplicative Nonlinear Measurement Models, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 2017 (In print)

2.   T.K. Chang, A. Talei, S. Alaghmand, M.P-L. Ooi, Choice of Inputs for Event-based Rainfall-Runoff Modeling by Data-driven techniques in a Catchment with Multiple Rainfall Stations – A Case Study of Sungai Kayu Ara, Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 545, pp. 100-108, 2017

3.   M.P.-L. Ooi, Among the challenges and future trends in I&M [Future Trends in I&M], IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine, Vol. 19, No. 5, Sept 2016, pp. 13-14

4.   H.K. Sok, M.P.-L. Ooi, Y.C. Kuang, Multivariate Alternating Decision Trees, Pattern Recognition, Vol 50, pp. 195-209, 2016

5.   Y.C. Kuang, M.P-L.Ooi, A. Rajan, S. Demidenko, Benchmark Test Distributions for Expanded Uncertainty Evaluation Algorithms, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 65, No. 5, pp. 1022-1034, 2015

6.   Y.C. Kuang, M.P-L.Ooi, A. Rajan, S. Demidenko, Benchmark Test Distributions for Expanded Uncertainty Evaluation Algorithms, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 65, No. 5, pp. 1022-1034, 2015

7.   M.P.-L. Ooi, Y.C. Kuang, A. Rajan, S. Demidenko, Analytical Standard Uncertainty Evaluation using Mellin Transform, IEEE Access, Vol. 3, pp. 209-222, 2015

8.    H.K. Sok, M.P.-L. Ooi, Y.C. Kuang, Sparse Alternating Decision Tree, Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol. 60-61, pp. 57-64, 2015

9.    Y.C. Kuang, A. Rajan, M.P.-L. Ooi, T.C. Ong, Standard Uncertainty Evaluation of Multivariate Polynomial, Measurement, Vol. 58, No. 1, pp. 483-494, 2014

10.    M.P.-L. Ooi, Y.C. Kuang, H. Cheng, E. K.J. Sim, S. Demidenko, C. Chan, Identifying Systematic Failures on Semiconductor Wafers Using ADCAS, IEEE Design and Test of Computers, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 44-53, 2013

11.  C.S. Guan, Y.C. Kuang, M.P-L.Ooi, Throughput-Driven Condition-based maintenance for Frequently Reconfigured mass Production Equipment, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 65, No. 9-12, pp. 1349-1361, 2013

12.  M.P.-L. Ooi, Y.C. Kuang, H. K. Sok, S. Demidenko, L. Kleeman, C. Chan, Defect Cluster Recognition System for Fabricated Semiconductor Wafers, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 1029-1043, 2013

13.  M.S. Ong, Y.C. Kuang, M.P.-L. Ooi, Statistical Measures of Two Dimensional Point Set Uniformity, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Vol. 56, No. 6, pp 2159-2181, 2012

14.  M.S. Ong, Y.C. Kuang, M.P.-L. Ooi, Multisine with Optimal Phase-Plane Uniformity for ADC Testing, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 61, No. 3, pp 566-578, 2012


Associate Professor Dr. Melanie Ooi received her PhD in 2011 from Monash University, Australia. She is a researcher and engineering specialist in Electrical and Electronic Engineering as well as Computer Engineering and Computational Intelligence. While working in close collaboration with several leading multinational electronics companies, she has developed new testing techniques and test data processing methodologies that have been adopted by the industry partners. In the recent years she has also successfully researched on new measurement uncertainty evaluation approaches and frameworks with application to a multitude of science and technology areas (medical research, structural design, mechanical systems modelling, etc.). In addition to the productive research, Associate Professor Ooi was particularly successful in the area of undergraduate and postgraduate education. She introduced several innovations and a well-structured education program enhancing key professional skills and thus increasing work-readiness and employability of engineering graduates that were successfully adopted and implemented by Monash University and RMIT University in their Southeast Asian campuses. 

Melanie's professional achievements have been acknowledged by several prestigious awards including the Outstanding Young Engineer Award of the Year 2014 from the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, 2014 Excellence Award from the International Education Association of Australia, 2011 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council to mention a few.  

She is currently a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and U.K. Chartered Engineer. She is also a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Member of the IEEE Public Visibility Committee, a Distinguished Lecturer and Member of the IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society (I&MS) as well as Secretary and Member of the Technical Committee on Fault Tolerant Measurement Systems (TC-32) of the IEEE I&MS.


Further information

Melanie is a proud owner of a particularly large collection of LEGO. She enjoys tinkering in her LEGO room on weekends.