Prof. Dr. Sevia Mahdaliza Idrus
Professor Sevia Mahdaliza Idrus is a member of Lightwave Communication Research Group, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, UTM. She received her Bachelor in Electrical Engineering in 1998 and Master in Engineering Management in 1999, both from UTM. She obtained her PhD in 2004 from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom in optical communication engineering. She has served UTM since 1998 as an academic and administrative staff (i.e Deputy Director Innovation Commercialization Centre, Academic Manager of Graduate School UTM, Deputy Director of Photonics Technology Centre). Her main research interest is in the area of optical communication system and engineering management, and her research outputs have been translated into a number of publications and IPRs including five high-end reference books, over 200 refereed research papers, 5 patents granted, 34 patent filings and 36 UTM copyrights. To date, she has secured and been involved in over 30 research and consultation projects, local and internationally with a total value of RM 10.2 million. Prof. Idrus is the founder and Director of iSmartUrus Sdn Bhd (1057063A), a UTM spin-off company that successfully commercialized her invention, a novel airtime based mobile micropayment solution and application-centric IoT based mobile enforcement device. She is actively involved in a number industrial and international research collaboration projects, delivered keynote and invited speeches to many international conferences and seminars. She is Senior Member of IEEE and Optical Society of America, and member of Editorial Board of few refereed international journals. She has been appointed as Guest Professor at Osaka Prefecture University and Tokai University, Japan in 2011 and 2014, respectively.