Liyana Shuib obtained her Master of Information System (Data Mining) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2005 and a Ph.D. from the University of Malaya, Malaysia in 2013 respectively. She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaya, Malaysia. She has published a number of journal papers and proceedings locally and internationally. Her research interests include personalization, e-learning, analytics, recommender system, data science, data mining, artificial intelligence application, and educational technology. She has won more than 20 awards from reputable innovation competition internationally. She is also a senior member of IEEE computing society, an active blogger and presently, the principal investigator of multiple research grant in the Faculty.

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Tharani Loganathan is a Public Health Medical Specialist with a specialization in Health Economics, and a Medical Lecturer at the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. She is the course coordinator for the Global Health, Global Health Leadership and Law and Health modules in the Masters in Public Health (MPH) programme. She has 17 years of working experience with the Ministry of Health, Malaysia in diverse areas, notably in Primary Health Care. Dr Tharani has a medical degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia, and an MPH and DrPH from University Malaya. For her doctoral degree, Tharani conducted a comprehensive economic evaluation of rotavirus vaccines beyond cost-effectiveness, to include benefits of vaccination in improving equity and financial risk protection to inform its inclusion into the national immunization program Malaysia. She is particularly interested in health systems and policy research towards advancing health system goals of achieving Universal Health Coverage. Dr Tharani has written and spoken extensively on migrant access to healthcare, including the healthcare financing and social protection policies for migrant workers in Malaysia. Currently, Dr Tharani is investigating the provisions for educational access for non-citizen children in Malaysia. Tharani Loganathan is an Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity in South East Asia.  

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Dr Adibi M.Nor is a marine biologist and aquaculturist by training, with 20 years of experience in the fisheries sector. His work focuses on the fisheries policy particularly, the sustainability of seaweed commercialisation among Malaysian coastal communities and the impact of this activity on their livelihoods. He was an employee of the Department of Fisheries (DOF) and now is a senior lecturer and PhD programme coordinator at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS). Dr Adibi was involved with the development of the national seaweed policy - in particular, to implement, monitor and evaluate this policy. Dr Adibi has also developed an in-depth knowledge of various fisheries management themes: sustainable development strategies, governance, aquaculture management, community development, public policy analysis, case studies, developing countries, economic development, social studies, community organisation, and research methodologies. This breadth of experience has shaped his insights into the flow of using scientific evidence in the policy-making process. He has published widely on seaweed/fisheries research related to policy, biology, and value chain aspects. He was appointed as a reviewer for Journal of Applied Phycology, Journal of Socioeconomics and Development and Botanica Marina in 2021, 2020 and 2019. He is also a consultant for an international seaweed project and a scientific advisor and business development planner for the local aquaculture company. He is passionate about making aquaculture development sustainable and equitable for the local community and the environment. His publications and research areas can be accessed from   Current Research Endeavours: • Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) on GlobalSeaweedSTAR programme - Safeguarding the Future of the Seaweed Industry in Developing Countries.  • Seaweed farming using seawater from the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Project under Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) programme.  • Influence of Black Soldier Fly Larvae and Gracilaria sp seaweed on Physiological and Fillet Quality of Tilapia, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS).  

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