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Ir. Assoc. Prof. Ts. Kelvin Kuok King Kuok

Associate Professor
PhD (Hydrology and Water Resources)(UTM) MEng (Hydrology)(UNIMAS) BEng (Hons.) Civil (UTM) Dip Eng (Civil) (UTM) PostGrad Dip Mgmt (UWA) PEPC P.Tech. MIEM APEC Eng IntPE(My) ASEAN Eng ACPE(My)

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 850
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E304
Email: kkuok@swinburne.edu.my
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Biography

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. KUOK KING KUOK is a senior lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus. He received his MEng from UNIMAS in 2004 and Ph.D. from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2010. His current h-index and i10-index is 11 and 14, respectively, with more than 400 citations. He has published more than 50 indexed journal research papers, more than 25 conference proceedings and 9 book chapters. His research works are including flood forecasting using Artificial Neural Networks models, imputation of missing data using novel neural networks and machine learning algorithms, the impact of climate change to future rainfall intensity frequency duration curves using statistical method, derivation of equatorial soil loss equation especially for tropical region, low impact development, sustainable water supply, wastewater treatment system, design of stormwater module as detention drain, etc. His second area of research interest is in building information modelling, 3D printing and project management. He has a number of collaborations throughout the world (e.g., Australia, New Zealand, Russia, UAE, the Czech Republic, Bangladesh, and Malaysia). Dr Kuok had involved in organising 11 conferences as different roles. He is also member of Editorial Board of the Journal Modern Management Forum, Singapore since 2019, Expert Scientific Editor for Academic Exchange Information Center (AEIC) since 2021. He is also Professional Technologist registered with the Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT) and qualified Chartered Professional Engineer in Malaysia, ASEAN, and APEC countries. Meanwhile, Kelvin has ten years industry experience before joining academic career.

Research Interests

  • Application of artificial intelligence in hydrology and water resources
  • Climate change
  • Application of particle image velocimetry for surface flow measurement
  • Sedimentation
  • Water supply
  • Low impact development
  • Development of Nano-filter membrane
  • Project management, building information modelling

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Engineer with Practicing Certificate, Board of Engineers Malaysia
  • Professional Technologist, Malaysia Board of Technologists
  • Corporate Member, Institution of Engineers, Malaysia
  • Member, ASEAN Charted Professional Engineer
  • Member, ASEAN Engineers Register
  • Member, APEC Engineer Register
  • Member, International Professional Engineer Register

PhD/Master by Research Opportunities

Potential research higher degree candidates are welcome to enquire about postgraduate opportunities in the following areas/ projects:

  1. Application of novel artificial neural network, machine learning and deep learning in flood forecasting.
  2. Development of Nano filter membrane for wastewater treatment
  3. Development of deterministic stormwater treatment efficiency model and generalized pollutants conservation equations

Please contact Ir. Dr. Kelvin Kuok for more information on the above topic.

Current RHD Supervision

NameDegreeTitleStart yearRole
Dr. Kueh Sze MiangPhDArtificial Neural Networks in Downscaling and Projections of Long Term Future Precipitation and Development of Future Intensity-Duration-Frequency CurvesCompleted in 2016Principal Coordinating Supervisor
Prof. Dr. H.M RaselPhDSeasonal Rainfall Forecasting using Artificial Neural NetworksCompleted in 2018Associate Supervisor
Mohd. Elfy MersalMasterImpact of Bengoh Dam Construction to Erosion and Sedimentation along Sg. Sarawak Kiri Using Infoworks River Simulation (RS)Completed in 2020Principal Coordinating Supervisor
Dr. Mohanad AkeilaPhDAdoption of Building Information Modelling in 3D printing for Refugees’ Shelter in Middle East

Completed in 2021

Principal Coordinating Supervisor
Dr. Lai Wai YanPhDRainfall Data In-filling Model with Novel Artificial Neural NetworkCompleted in 2021Principal Coordinating Supervisor
Anson SimPhDCombination of Statistical and Dynamic Methods for Deriving Rainfall Intensity Duration Frequency (IDF) Curves for major towns in SarawakOn – goingPrincipal Coordinating Supervisor
Louis TengPhDForecasting and Simulation of Inflows for Operation and Management of Batu Kitang Submersible WeirOn – goingPrincipal Coordinating Supervisor
Samuel LawPhDDevelopment of Equatorial Soil Loss Equation under Simulated Rainfall ConditionsOn – goingPrincipal Coordinating Supervisor
Amelia ChaiPhDProperties of Treated Local Marine Sand using Harvested Rainwater in Mortar and ConcreteOn – goingPrincipal Coordinating Supervisor
  • Publications

Publications

  • Book Chapters Jajarmizadeh, M., Harun, S., Kuok, K. K., and Sabari, N. S. (2015). Contribution of climate forecast system meteorological data for flow prediction. In ISFRAM 2014 (pp. 89-98). Springer, Singapore.
  • Book Chapters Kueh, S.M., Kuok, K.K., Harun, S., and Jajarmizadeh, M. (2016) Forecasting Long Term Precipitation using Cuckoo Search Optimisation Neural Network Models. In Contribution of Statistics Modelling In Hydrological Phenomena Prediction (pp. 1-32). Penerbit UTM Press. ISBN: 978-983-52-1182-9
  • Book Chapters Ohueri, C. C., Enegbuma, W. I., Kuok, K. K., Wong, N. M., Ng, L. T., & Kenley, R. (2018). Preliminary evaluation of synergizing BIM and Malaysian carbon reduction and environmental sustainability tool. In International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings (pp. 218-227). Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-03004293-6_22.
  • Book Chapters Kuok, K.K., Chiu, P.C. and Selamat, A. (2019). Comparison of Bat Neural Networks and Bat Optimisation Neural Networks for Rainfall Forecasting: Case Study for Kuching City. In Advancing Technology Industrialization Through Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on New Trends in Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques (SoMeT_19) (Vol. 318, p. 79-92). IOS Press, Netherland, 2019. DOI: 10.3233/FAIA190040 (Scopus)
  • Book Chapters Chiu, P.C., Selamat, A., Krejcar, O., and Kuok K.K. (2019). Missing Rainfall Data Estimation Using Artificial Neural Network and Nearest Neighbor Imputation. In Advancing Technology Industrialization Through Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on New Trends in Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques (SoMeT_19) (Vol. 318, p.p 132-143). IOS Press, Netherland, 2019. DOI: 10.3233/FAIA190044 (Scopus)
  • Book Chapters Law, S.L.G., Kuok, K.K., and Trinidad, S.G. (2021). Experimental Study on Effects of Plot Length on Runoff Depth Under Natural Precipitation. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (Vol. 1101, No. 1, p. 012010). IOP Publishing. DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/1101/1/012010.
  • Book Chapters Law, S.L.G., Kuok, K. K., and Trinidad, S.G. (2021). An Experimental Study on The Correlation of Natural Rainfall Intensities and Raindrop Size Distribution Characteristics. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (Vol. 1101, No. 1, p. 012009). IOP Publishing. DOI:10.1088/1757-899X/1101/1/012009.
  • Book Chapters Kuok, K.K., Chan, C.P. and Harun, S. (2021). Cuckoo Search Optimisation Neural Networks for Runoff Simulation in a Equatorial Rural Watershed. In Water Management and Sustainability in Asia (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management (Vol.23, pp.87-97). Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley. DOI: 10.1108/S2040-726220210000023015 (Scopus)
  • Book Chapters Chiu, P. C., Selamat, A., Krejcar, O., & Kuok, K. K. (2021). Imputation of Rainfall Data Using Improved Neural Network Algorithm. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Proceedings of ICPR, International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR International Workshops and Challenges), January 10–15 2021, virtual/Del Bimbo A. et al.(eds) (Vol. 12664, pp. 390-406). Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-68799-1_28
  • Journal paper Kuok, K.K, Harun, S., and Shamsudin, S.M. (2009), Particle Swarm Optimization Feedforward Neural Network for Hourly Rainfall-runoff Modelling in Bedup Basin, Basin. Int. J. of Civil and Env. Eng., IJCEE/IJENS, Vol 9 No:10, p20-39,2009 (impact factor 0.4883) 
  • Journal paper Kuok, K.K, Harun, S., and Shamsudin, S.M. (2010), Particle Swarm Optimization Feedforward Neural Network for Modeling Runoff. Int. J. of Environ. Sci. Tech., IJEST., 7(1), 67-78, winter 2010, ISSN: 1735-1472. (Impact Factor 2010: 3.157; 5yr IF:3.534 ISI/SCI, Scopus) (Q2) DOI: 10.1007/BF03326118
  • Journal paper Kuok, K.K., Harun, S., Shamsudin, S.M., and  Chiu, P.C. (2010), Evaluation of Daily Rainfall-Runoff Model Using Multilayer Perceptron and Particle Swarm Optimization Feedforwards Neural Networks, Journal of Environmental Hydrology Vol 18, paper 10, May 2010.(Scopus) (Q4)
  • Journal paper Kuok, K.K., Harun, S. and Chiu, P.C. (2011). Hourly Runoff Forecast at Different Lead-time for a Small Watershed Using Artificial Neural Networks. International Journal of Advances in Soft Computing and Its Application. Vol. 3, No.1, March 2011: 68-86 (Scopus) (Q3)
  • Journal paper Kuok, K.K., Harun, S. and Chiu, P.C. (2011). A Review of Integrated River Basin Management for Sarawak River. American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 7:276-285 (Scopus) (Q3) DOI: 10.3844/ajessp.2011.276.285
  • Journal paper Kuok, K.K., Harun, S., Chiu, P.C., and Lai, S.H. (2011). Comparison of Particle Swarm Optimization and Shuffle Complex Evolution for Auto-Calibration of Hourly Tank Model’s Parameters. – International Journal of Advances in Soft Computing and Its Application. Vol. 3, No.3, Nov 2011: 120 (Scopus) (Q3)
  • Journal paper Kuok, K.K., Harun, S., and Chiu, P.C. (2011). Auto-Calibration of Daily and Hourly Tank Model’s Parameters using Genetic Algorithm. Malaysian Journal of Civil Engineering 23(2):12-28 (Impact factor 0.035) (Q4).
  • Journal paper Kuok, K.K., Wee, S.H.G., and Chiu, P.C. (2012). Micro Hydro Potential in Sarawak: The case of Bakelalan. International Journal of Hydropower and Dams. Vol.19, Issue 2 2012: 80-84 (Scopus) (Q4)
  • Journal paper Kuok, K.K., Liew, Z.Z., and Chiu, P.C. (2012). Flood Map Development by Coupling Satellite Maps and Three-dimensional Drafting Software: Case Study of Sarawak River Basin. Water SA January 2013 (Vol 39 No.1) (ISI, impact factor 0.447) (Scopus Q2) DOI: 10.4314/wsa.v39i1.18
  • Journal paper Kuok, K.K., and Chiu, P.C. (2013). Particle Swarm Optimization for Calibrating and Optimizing Xinanjiang Model Parameters. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA), Vol. 3, No. 9, 2012 (Scopus Q3) DOI: 10.14569/IJACSA.2012.030917
  • Journal paper Mah, Y.S. and Kuok, K.K., (2013). Field Investigation of Anthropogenic Impacted Lowland Riparian Zones. Journal of Water Resource and Protection (JWARP) Vol.5, 259-265 (ERA) DOI:10.4236/jwarp.2013.53026
  • Journal paper Kuok, K.K., and Chiu, P.C. (2013). Particle Swarm Optimization and Shuffle Complex Evolution for Calibrating Xinanjiang Model Parameters. International Journal of Computers & Technology. Vol 10, No 10 Sept 2013 (Impact Factor 1.341) DOI: 10.24297/ijct.v10i10.1202
  • Journal paper Kuok, K.K., Mah, Y.S. and Chiu, P.C., (2013). Evaluation of C and P Factors in Universal Soil Loss Equation for Trapping Sediment: Case study of Santubong River. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 2013 (Vol 5 No.12) (ERA) DOI:10.4236/jwarp.2013.512121
  • Journal paper Kueh, S.M., and Kuok, K.K. (2014). Forecasting Long Term Precipitation using Cuckoo Search Optimization Neural Network Models. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal. (WOS, SCOPUS Q3, Impact factor 3.0541) 
  • Journal paper Kuok, K.K, Chiu, P.C., and Sobri, H. (2015). Evaluation of Multiobjective Particle Swarm Optimization for Optimizing Tank Model’s Parameters. International Journal Advance Soft Computing and its Application.  Vol. 7, No. 1, March 2015 pp 64-77. ISSN 2074-8523 (Scopus) (Q3)
  • Journal paper Kuok, K.K., and Chiu, P.C. (2015) Investigation of River Stage Simulation Before and After Bengoh Dam Construction: Case Study of Sarawak River Basin Malaysia. International Journal of Science and Engineering Investigations (IJSEI). Vol. 4, issue 42, July 2015 ISSN: 2251-8843 (2 Years Impact Factor: 0.88) 
  • Journal paper Mah, Y.S., Kuok, K.K. and Teo, F.Y. (2015) Case study of exploited riparian corridors: rapid assessment of ecological health for riparian buffer Width. International Journal of River Basin Management. Taylor & Francis (WOS, Scopus Q2) DOI: 10.1080/15715124.2015.1068177 ISSN: 1571-5124 (Print) 1814-2060 (Online)
  • Journal paper Kuok, K.K., Mah, Y.S., Imteaz, M.A., and Kueh, S.M. (2015) Comparison of future intensity duration frequency curve by considering the impact of climate change: case study for Kuching city. International Journal of River Basin Management. Taylor & Francis (WOS, Scopus Q2) DOI: 10.1080/15715124.2015.1082478 ISSN: 1571-5124 (Print) 1814-2060 (Online)
  • Journal paper Imteaz, M.A., Nguyen, T., and Kuok, K.K. (2015) Experimental and mathematical modelling study on clogging behaviour of bioretention systems. Int. J. Hydrology Science and Technology, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2015 (Scopus) (Q3) DOI: 10.1504/IJHST.2015.069280
  • Journal paper Kueh, S.M., and Kuok, K.K. (2016) Precipitation downscaling using the artificial neural network BatNN and development of future rainfall intensity-duration-frequency curves. Climate Research.  Vol. 68: 73–89, 2016. (WOS, Scopus Q1) DOI: 10.3354/cr01383
  • Journal paper Kuok, K.K., Chiu, P.C., and Elfy, M.M. (2017) Investigation of Sarawak River Kiri Sedimentation Before and After Bengoh Dam Construction. International Journal of Geology, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, ISSN: 2348-0254, Vol 5, Issue 6, Pg. 9-12. (Impact Factor:1.93)
  • Journal paper Kuok, K.K., Kueh, S.M., and Chiu, P.C. (2018). Bat optimisation neural networks for rainfall forecasting: case study for Kuching city. Journal of Water and Climate Change, IWA publishing, 2018. (WOS, Scopus Q2) DOI: 10.2166/wcc.2018.136
  • Journal paper Ohueri, C. C., Enegbuma, W. I., Wong, N. H., Kuok, K. K., and Kenley, R. (2018). Labour productivity motivation framework for Iskandar Malaysia. Built Environment Project and Asset Management. (WOS, Scopus Q2) DOI: 10.1108/BEPAM-09-2017-0070
  • Journal paper Kuok, K. K., and Chiu, P. C. (2018). Indigenous drinking-water consumption pattern of residents in Kuching city: results of a pilot study. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 8(4), 817-824. (WOS, Scopus Q2) DOI: 10.2166/washdev.2018.004
  • Journal paper Kuok, K. K., and Chiu, P. C. (2019). Space-saving rainwater harvesting tanks for double storyhouses in Kuching, Sarawak. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 8 (1) (2019) 38-43. Scopus (Scopus Q4) DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v8i1.17437
  • Journal paper Lai, W.Y., and Kuok, K. K. (2019). A Study on Bayesian Principal Component Analysis for Addressing Missing Rainfall Data. Water Resources Management. (WOS, Scopus Q1) DOI: 10.1007/s11269-01902209-8
  • Journal paper Lai, W.Y., Kuok, K.K., Shirley G.T., and Ling, D.K.X., (2019) A Study on Sequential K-Nearest Neighbor (SKNN) Imputation for Treating Missing Rainfall Data. International Journal of Advanced Trends in Computer Science and Engineering (IJATCSE). 8(3), 363-368. (Scopus) DOI: 10.30534/ijatcse/2019/05832019
  • Journal paper Teng, L.Y.H., Kuok, K.K., Monzur, I., Lai, W.Y. and Ling, D.K.X. (2019) Development of Whale Optimization Neural Network for Daily Water Level Forecasting. International Journal of Advanced Trends in Computer Science and Engineering (IJATCSE). 8(3), 354-362. (Scopus)  DOI:10.30534/ijatcse/2019/04832019
  • Journal paper Mohanad., F.E.A, Kuok, K.K., and Matthew, W.N.H. (2019). The Adoption of 3D Printing in Middle East Refugee Camp Toward Urbanized Sheltering Solution. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 8 (1) (2019) 38-43. (Scopus, Q4) DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v8i3.29719
  • Journal paper Kuok, K.K., and Chiu, P.C. (2020). Optimisation of Rainwater Harvesting Tank Size for Residential Houses in Kuching, Sarawak. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (JESTEC). Vol. 15, No. 1 (2020) 541 – 554, School of Engineering, Taylor’s University, Malaysia. (WOS, Scopus Q2)
  • Journal paper Samuel, L.L.G., and Kuok, K.K. (2020). Sensitivity Analysis of the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation’s (RUSLE) for Rainfall Erosivity Factor (R-Factor) in Sarawak Region. Test Engineering and Management (Scopus Q4).
  • Journal paper Samuel, L.L.G., Kuok, K. K., and Gato-Trinidad, S. (2020). Length-Steepness Factor of RUSLE on the Soil Loss Rate Estimation: A Sensitivity Evaluation. Solid State Technology, 63(6), 20481-20486. (Scopus Q4)
  • Journal paper Kuok, K. K., Chiu, P. C., & Ting, D. C. M. (2020). Evaluation of “C” Values to Head Loss and Water Pressure Due to Pipe Aging: Case Study of Uni-Central Sarawak. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 12(12), 1077. (ERA) DOI:10.4236/jwarp.2020.1212064
  • Journal paper Kuok K. K., Eva, Chen, and Po Chan, Chiu. (2020). Integration of IR4. 0 with Geospacial SuperMap GIS and InfoWorks ICM. Solid State Technology, 63(6), 21651-21662. (Scopus Q4)
  • Journal paper Akeila, M., Kuok, K.K.K., and Preece, C.(2021). Evaluating the Environmental Performance of 3D Printed Shelters in Jordan. Accepted by Journal of Construction in Developing Countries. (WOS, Scopus Q3)
  • Journal paper Khui, P. L. N., Rahman, M. R., Kuok, K. K., Bakri, M. K. B., Adamu, M., Tazeddinova, D., … and Torebek, B. (2021). Small-size Jatropha Seed Biochar Extracted from Microwave Pyrolysis: Optimization of Its Biocomposites Mechanical Properties by Mixture Design. BioResources, 16(3), 4716-4730. (WOS Q2, Scopus) DOI: 10.15376/biores.16.3.4716-4730
  • Journal paper Khui, P. L. N., Rahman, M. R., Ahmed, A. S., Kuok, K. K., Bakri, M. K. B., Tazeddinova, D., … & Torebek, B. B. (2021). Morphological and Thermal Properties of Composites Prepared with Poly (lactic acid), Poly (ethylene-alt-maleic anhydride), and Biochar from Microwave-pyrolyzed Jatropha Seeds. BioResources, 16(2), 3171-3185. (WOS Q2, Scopus) DOI: 10.15376/biores.16.2.3171-3185
  • Journal paper Kuok, K. K., Chiu, P. C., & Chin, M. Y. (2021). Sarawak River Flow Behaviour after Matang Bypass Channel Construction during Low Tide Using InfoWorks River Simulation (RS). Journal of Environmental Protection, 12(01), 36. (ERA) DOI: 10.4236/jep.2021.121004
  • Journal paper Chin, M. Y., Rahman, M. R., Kuok, K. K., Chiew, W. Y., & Bakri, M. K. B. (2021). Characterization and Impact of Curing Duration on the Compressive Strength of Coconut Shell Coarse Aggregate in Concrete. BioResources, 16(3), 6057-6073. (WOS Q2, Scopus) DOI: 10.15376/biores.16.3.6057-6073
  • Journal paper Kuok, K. K., Tay, Y. Y. S., & Chiu, P. C. (2021). Integrated coastal zone management to protect the Sarawak shoreline. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 25(5), 1-10., Springer. DOI:10.1007/s11852-021-00835-2 (WOS, Scopus Q2)
  • Journal paper Kuok, K. K., Chiu, P. C., Rahman, M. R., Bakri, M. K. B., & Chin, M. Y. (2021). Performance of Rainwater Harvesting Systems in Institutional Buildings under Different Reliability and Future Economy Benefits. Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences, 48(8). (Scopus Q2, WOS)
  • Journal paper Chiu, P. C., Selamat, A., Krejcar, O., Kuok, K. K., Enrique, H. V., & Giuseppe, F. (2021). Imputation of Rainfall Data using the Sine Cosine Function Fitting Neural Network. International Journal of Interactive Multimedia & Artificial Intelligence, 6(7). (WOS, Scopus Q2, impact factor 3.137). DOI:10.9781/ijimai.2021.08.013
  • Journal paper Chiu, P. C., Selamat, A., Krejcar, O., & Kuok, K. K. (2021). Hybrid Sine Cosine and Fitness Dependent Optimizer for global optimization. IEEE Access. (Scopus, WOS Q1). DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3111033
  • Scholarship Of Learning And Teaching Publication Kuok, K. K., Rahman, M. R., Bakri, M. K. B., Chiu, P. C., & Elfy, M. (2021). Students’ Reactions to Online Learning during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study of a Malaysian Private University’s Capstone Unit. Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry (TOJQI), Vol 12 (6), 9635 – 9647 (SCOPUS)