About Me

Currently, I'm an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science, Kulliyyah of ICT (KICT), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Currently Off Duty and you can find me on level 2.

I am a father, a son, a husband, a researcher and an educator. I used to be a climber and still love it. Occasionally, I'll drag my wife and sons along for a rock climbing exercise to nearby climbing gyms. Once in a while, I'll pick up my old guitar to tune it and play a couple of old licks and rhythm.

Naturally, as a computer scientist, I like to play around with coding and hack my own embedded system. I find algorithms to be a beautiful sequence of thoughts, and randomness as a calculated chaos. At times, math sounds more poetic to me than the beautiful work of Shakespeare. At other times, I love how abstract art create meaningful shapes and patterns that can be translated into an algorithm.


Education Background

  • Tertiary Education
  • Secondary Education
    • Higher Secondary Education (1996) Victoria Institution.
    • Secondary Education. MRSM Terendak Melaka, MYPM Bangi, SSAAS Seksyen 2 Shah Alam.

Professional Experience

  • Academic
    • Current–2012
      • Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Kulliyyah of ICT, IIUM, Malaysia.
    • Current-2013
      • MS Supervision, Student: Leisan Safina, International Islamic Trade and Finance, IIUM, Malaysia.
      • Thesis: Islamic Trade Finance
      • PHD Supervision, Student: IIiBF
      • Thesis: Mobile Banking
      • PHD: Stock Market Preduction
      • PHD: New intake
    • 2018–2013
      • Ph.D Supervision, Student: Tuerxun Waili, Kulliyyah of ICT, IIUM, Malaysia.
      • Thesis: Robust ECG Biometric Identification System for Practical, Real-time Applications in IoT
    • 2017–2013
      • MS Supervision, Student: Abdul Fattah Muhyiddeen Muhd Ridzuan, Kulliyyah of ICT, IIUM, Malaysia.
      • Thesis: A Robust and Low Diameter Overlay Network Algorithm for Efficient Routing in Distributed Computing
    • 2015–2013
      • MS Supervision, Student: Aqqiela Zuhra Zuhedy Zay, Kulliyyah of ICT, IIUM, Malaysia.
      • Thesis: NFC-Based Attendance Monitoring System for Smart University Environment
    • 2014
      • Supervisory Committee, Ph.D, Student: Sr. Nurul Liyana Bt. Mohamad Zulkufli, Kulliyyah of ICT, IIUM, Malaysia.
    • 2016
      • Moderator, International Conference On ICT for the Muslim World, Jakarta, Indonesia.
    • 2013
      • Mentor, Teaching Methodology Course, Kulliyyah of ICT, IIUM, Malaysia.
    • 2013
      • Trainer and Coach, ACM ICPC National and Regional Programming Contest, Kulliyyah of ICT, IIUM, Malaysia.
  • Administrative
    • Current-2016
      • IT Coordinator, Kulliyyah of ICT, IIUM.
    • 2016-2015
      • FYP Coordinator, Kulliyyah of ICT, IIUM.
    • 2014
      • Logistic/Exhibition Committee Member, The 5 th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for The Muslim World (ICT4M 2014), Kuching,Sarawak, Malaysia.
    • 2014
      • Committee Member, International Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2014(IRIIE 2014), Kulliyyah of ICT, IIUM.
    • 2013
      • E-Voting Investigation Committee Member, Kuliyyah of ICT, IIUM.
    • 2013
      • Committee Member, IEEP 2013, Kuliyyah of ICT, IIUM.
    • 2012–2006
      • Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Kulliyyah of ICT, IIUM, Malaysia.
  • Speakers & Community Services
    • 2017
      • International Committee Member, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG11 Smart Cities
      • Forum Speaker in the 2017 Quarterly Islamic Finance Public Lecture IRCIEF-IRTI, International Islamic University College Selangor, Kajang, Malaysia. Implementation of Shariah Governance Framework for IFIs: Where Are We Now After 5 Years? \& Forum: Fintech Technology: The Stand of Banks
      • Forum Speaker in the Shariah Fintech Forum 2017 organized by Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance (ASAS), Malaysian Takaful Association, International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance, IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance. Hotel Hilton, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Nov. 7-8 2017. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
      • Forum Speaker in the Cryptocurrency, Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology: Synergizing Technology & Shariah, MPH, Kulliyyah of ICT, International Islamic University Malaysia. Nov. 29th 2017.
      • Speaker in Knowledge Sharing Session: Blockchain Technology & its Application in Smart Billing Project, Dec. 6th. 2017.
      • Keynote Speaker in International Conference on Advanced Copmpuiter Scioence Applications and Technologies(ACSAT 2017). Topic: Blockchain Technologies: A network of Trust. Dec 11, 2017
      • Trainer. Workshop on Fintech and Blockchain. International Conference on Advanced Copmpuiter Scioence Applications and Technologies(ACSAT 2017). Dec 13-14, 2017
      • Speaker at 1st. Advanse Conference Malaysia, UPM. Discovering Applications of Blockchain in .edu. March 5th, 2018.
      • Speaker at Latihan dalam Perkhidmatan Persatuan Pengurusan Tertinggi TNB. Topic: Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. March 15th. 2018.
      • Forum Panellist Speaker for Cryptocurrency, Blockchain & Beyond: A Cautionary Tale, Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC). March 29th, 2018
      • Speaker at the MOHE-UM-INCEIF Islamic Finance Research Seminar (IFRS) 2018/1: Crypto-currency from Shariah Perspective. April 5th, 2018.

Awards and Grants

  • 2017
    • FRGS 2017-1 (FRGS/1/2017/ICT06/UIAM/02/1)
      • Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia
      • Principal Researcher.
        • RM46,000
        • A New Cost-Effective Low-Hop Distance Hierarchical Interconnection Network for Massively Parallel Computer System
    • Microsoft Azure Research Award (CRM:0518611)
      • Microsoft Research, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052, USA
      • Principal Researcher.
        • 20,000/RM88,550
        • A Green and Secure IoT Project for Managing Resources and Assist Classroom Related Activities
  • 2016
    • Research Initiative Grant Scheme (RIGS16-367-0531)
      • Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia
      • Principal Researcher.
        • RM 20,000.
        • Formulation of Smart Contract for blockchain implementation in Islamic Financial Technologies (Islamic Fintech)
    • Research Initiative Grant Scheme (RIGS16-365-0529)
      • Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia
      • Researcher.
        • RM 20,000
        • Tori-connected Flattened Butterfly Network (TFBN)
  • 2013
    • Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (ERGS)
      • Ministry of Higher Education
      • Researcher.
        • Development of Immune Inspired Algorithm for Self-Healing Swarm Robotic Systems
    • Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS/2/2013/ICT07/UIAM/02/2–FRGS13-065-0306)
      • Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia
      • Researcher
        • RM95,000
        • A New Hierarchical Interconnection Network for Future Generation Massively Parallel Computer Systems
  • 2012
    • Research Acculturation Grant Scheme (RAGS-12-042-0042)
      • Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia
      • Principle Researcher.
        • RM27,500
        • Mahkota: A Self-Stabilizing Algorithm for Peer-to-Peer Systems in Mobile Applications
  • Best Paper Award for the paper by Muhyiddeen, Mohd Nor, Rahman (2016). Analyzing Communication Overhead in Linearizing Peer to Peer System. In 2016 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for The Muslim World (ICT4M), pp. 260–263. (link)
  • Bronze Medal IRIEE 2015
  • Best Student Paper Award for the paper by Mohd Nor, Nesterenko, Scheideler (2011). Corona: a stabilizing deterministic message-passing skip list. In Proceedings of the 13th international conference on Stabilization, safety, and security of distributed systems, pp. 356–370. (link)
  • Research Acculturation Grant Scheme 2013

My Past Non-academic Life

Stories from my past life can be located on an old blog.

  • Researcher in Open Source Systems. Mimos Ltd. Technology Park Malaysia (2005-2006)
  • IT Consultant. DRB-Hicom IT. Shah Alam,Malaysia (2003-2005)
  • Test Set Design Engineer. Lucent Technologies. Reading, Pennsylvania (2001-2002)
  • E-Commerce Application Consultant. AnswerThink Consulting. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (2000-2001)
  • Unix System Administrator. ECE Department, JHU. Baltimore, Maryland, USA (1999-2000)