DR. FUMITAKA FURUOKA

Fumitaka Furuoka is an associate professor at the Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya. He also taught economics at Universiti Malaysia Sabah and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. Before entering academia, he worked at the Consulate-General of Japan in Penang, Malaysia, from 1991 to 1999. His main academic interests are labour economics, particularly the topics pertaining to the employment of people with disabilities, unemployment hysteresis, and the Shimer puzzle on the behaviour of equilibrium unemployment. He is an expert in the application of the OxGauss programme in economic analysis. The codes, the data, and his current academic pursuits can be found on his personal page. https://sites.google.com/site/fumitakafuruokaswebpage/home

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PROF. DR. WAN HIMRATUL AZNITA BINTI WAN HARUN

Professor Dr Wan Himratul Aznita Wan Harun is a passionate oral microbiologist. Since year 2000, she has served as an academic staff at the Department of Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and is currently the Deputy Dean of Value Creation and Enterprise, Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Malaya. She is a member of the Malaysian Section International Association for Dental Research (MalSec-IADR), Malaysian Society for Microbiologist (MSM) and Malaysian Society for Oral Microbiologist and Oral Immunologist (MySOMOI). Her research interest includes microbial virulence, oral biofilms, polymicrobial interactions, microbiomes, and medicinal plant extracts. She was awarded the Hitachi Fellowship Award in 2009 and flew to Japan to conduct research on the virulence of oral microorganisms. She publishes articles actively in ISI and Scopus journals and has experienced in supervising many PhD and Masters research for both local and international students including undergraduate elective projects. Throughout her service, she has secured various grants, including Fundamental Research Grants Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education-High Impact Research Grants (MOHE-HIR), etc.

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PROFESSOR IR. DR. MOHD ZAMIN BIN JUMAAT

Mohd. Zamin Bin Jumaat is currently working as a professor and head of Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya. His obtained a PhD on structural engineering from University of Southampton, UK. In addition to his post as head of department, Mohd. Zamin is also a council and corporate member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), a professional engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), the head of the Universiti Malaya Research Centre for Innovative Construction Technology, and the co-opted committee member of the Civil and Structural Division of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia.  Mohd. Zamin's research interests are in the area of analysis and design of structures, instrumentations and structural investigations, repair and strengthening.

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