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PhD in Mathematics, University of Wisconsin; MA in Mathematics, University of Wisconsin; BSc, University Malaya.

Professor Koh is a proponent for the practical application of research to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. He conducts society-oriented research and outreach that integrates the three pillars of the SDGs (economic, environmental, social) in the areas of clean water and sanitation, and life under water and on land. His research has been published in various journals, spanning topics such as conservation, ecology, biodiversity, tsunami-resilient communities, affordable healthcare, climate adaptation strategies, and the application of mathematical modelling and artificial intelligence to enhance food security. Prof Koh Hock Lye received his BSc from University Malaya, and holds both an MA and a PhD in Mathematics from University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Affiliations

  • Appointed Editor of the International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, Scopus.
  • Appointed Editorial Board of the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education.
  • Reviewer for Manuscript ID JSUSM-2019-0289 entitled “Physical Model of Natural Coastal Protection System: Assessing the Performance of Geobag-Dyke” for the Journal of Sustainability Science and Management, ISI.
  • Reviewer for the Manuscript AFSC-D-19-00117 entitled: “Mangrove Forest Resources in Vietnam: Patterns of Change and Drivers of Restoration Success” for Annals of Forest Science, Springer, ISI.

Current Projects

  • Bifurcation Analysis of New Regime Shift Model for Tropical Lakes: Towards Effective Eutrophication Control and Resilience Amid Climate Change Concerns.
  • Pharmacoeconomic Model for Dengue Vaccine in Malaysia: A New Approach Towards Affordability and Cost Effectiveness.

Selected Publications

Book:

  • Koh, H.L. and Teh, S.Y. (2019). Ecological Modeling for Mitigating Environmental and Climate Shocks: Achieving the UNSDGs. World Scientific Publishing, in preparation.

Book chapter:

  • Teh S.Y., Koh H.L. (2020) Education for Sustainable Development: The STEM Approach in Universiti Sains Malaysia. In: Leal Filho W. et al. (eds) Universities as Living Labs for Sustainable Development. World Sustainability Series. Springer, Cham, pp. 567-587.
  • Woo W.T., Koh H.L., Teh S.Y. (2020) Achieving Excellence in Sustainable Development Goals in Sunway University Malaysia. In: Leal Filho W. et al. (eds) Universities as Living Labs for Sustainable Development. World Sustainability Series. Springer, Cham, 265-282.
  • Teh, S.Y. and Koh, H.L. (2019). Sustainable and Resilient Cities: A Discourse on the Water Nexus. “Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable Cities and Communities” W. Leal et al. (eds.). Springer Nature Switzerland (Indexed in ISI).
  • Koh H.L., Teh S.Y. (2019) Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Role of Mangroves in Southeast Asia. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A., Brandli L., Özuyar P., Wall T. (eds) Climate Action. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham. (Indexed in ISI).
  • Koh H.L., Teh S.Y. (2019) Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience through Partnership and Collaboration. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A., Brandli L., Özuyar P., Wall T. (eds) Partnerships for the Goals. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham. (Indexed in ISI).
  • Koh H.L., Teh S.Y. (2019). Sustainable and Innovative Approaches to Urban Stormwater Management for Future Cities. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Clean Water and Sanitation Springer, Cham, Accepted. (SDG 6)
  • Koh H.L., Teh S.Y. (2019) University and Community Engagement: Toward Transformational Sustainability-focused Problem Solving. In: Leal Filho W. et al. (eds) Universities and Sustainable Communities: meeting the goals of the Agenda 2030. World Sustainability Series. Springer, Cham.

Articles in academic indexed journals:

Refereed journal proceedings:

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Selected Talks and Presentations

  • 8-10 Aug 2019: “Smart Sustainable Cities: Reflections on Water, Food Security and Demise of Ancient Civilizations”. Keynote Speech, 9th International Conference on Environmental Agricultural Engineering, Jeju, Korea.
  • 30- 31 July 2019: “Skills, Spirituality and Strategy: Three Core Competences in Education for Sustainability”. Presented at the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals 2019, USM, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 23 July 2019: “Sustainable City Through the Lenses of SDG 6 and 13”. Invited Speaker in Global Innovation: SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation 2019 Conference, organized by Friedrich Naumann Foundation and Saora Industry, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 25-28 Apr 2019: “Sustainability in Theory and in Practice: A Three-decade Reflection on Education for Sustainability”. Keynote Speech at the 9th ICEII2019 International Conference on Environment and Industrial Innovation, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 25-28 Apr 2019: Organizing Chairman Speech. 9th International Conference on Environmental and Industrial Innovation (ICEII2019), Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 10-11 Oct 2018: “High Resolution Digital Elevation and Bathymetry Model for Tsunami Runup Simulation for Penang Beaches”. The 10th South China Sea Tsunami Workshop, Invited Speech, NUS, Singapore.
  • 10-11 Oct 2018: “Tsunami Resilient Community: Role of Technological Innovation”. The 10th South China Sea Tsunami Workshop, Invited Speech, NUS, Singapore.
  • 25-27 Sept 2018: “Challenges in Modeling Epidemics of Infectious Diseases”. Workshop on Data Science for Urban Health, Sunway University, Malaysia.
  • 25-27 Sept 2018: “Latent TB: Progress and Prognosis”. Workshop on Data Science for Urban Health, Sunway University, Malaysia.
  • 28-30 Aug 2018: “Education on Sustainable Development: The STEM Approach in Universiti Sains Malaysia”, plenary speech at the 4th World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2018), USM, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 28-30 Aug2018: “Achieving Excellence in Sustainable Development Goals in Sunway University Malaysia”. The 4th World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2018) ), USM, Penang.
  • 15-17 Aug 2018: “Water Quality Simulation for Rehabilitation of a Eutrophic Lake in Selangor Malaysia”. International Conference on Ecology and Biodiversity Across Time and Space (ICEBATS2018), Universti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 13-15 Aug 2018: “Tsunami Run-up Amplification Factors for Real-time Prediction of Run-up Heights and Inundation Distances for Penang Island”, the 5th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Sciences (ICFAS2018), Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 27-29 April 2018: “The Life We Want: Achieving United Nation Sustainable Development Goals 2030. Keynote Speech at the 8 ICEII2018 International Conference on Environment and Industrial Innovation, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai. China.
  • 27-29 April 2018: Organizing Chairman Speech. 8th International Conference on Environmental and Industrial Innovation (ICEII2018), 27-29 April 2018, Shanghai, China. Sponsored by ICEII2018, China.