Curriculum Vitae

DR. AHMAD FARID BIN OSMAN

Senior Lecturer
  • Department of Decision Science
    Faculty of Business and Economics
  • +60379673665

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • ECONOMETRICS & TIME SERIES ANALYSIS

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), (Economics and Business)
    Monash University, Australia
  • MSC, (Statistik)
    Universiti Sains Malaysia (Usm)
  • BAPPSC, (Matematik dan Ekonomi)
    Universiti Sains Malaysia (Usm)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES


  • TASK FORCE PSAR IJAZAH TINGGI (SARJANA STATISTIK GUNAAN)
    01 Jul 2023 - 30 Jun 2025 (Department of Decision Science, Faculty of Business and Economics)
  • Task Force Member
    26 Oct 2021 - 25 Oct 2024 (Department of Decision Science, Faculty of Business and Economics)
  • Committee Members
    28 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2023 (Department)
  • Programme Coordinator
    02 Feb 2021 - 01 Feb 2023 (Department of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics)
  • Ahli jawatankuasatask force semakan kurikulum program ijazah tinggi dan ijazah dasar fakulti ekonomi dan pentadbiran
    14 Feb 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 (Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics & Administration)
  • Ahli jawatankuasa semakan semula kurikulum
    01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 (Department of Applied Statistics, Faculty of Economics & Administration)
  • Penyelaras Jadual Waktu Fakulti Ekonomi dan Pentadbiran
    16 May 2018 - 15 May 2019 (Department of Applied Statistics, Faculty of Economics & Administration)
  • Wakil jabatan ke jawatankuasa penyelaras jadual waktu dan peperiksaan
    17 Jun 2016 - 16 Jun 2018 (Department of Applied Statistics, Faculty of Economics & Administration)
  • Penyelaras jadual waktu bagi Fakulti Ekonomi dan Pentadbiran, 2013-2018
    07 Jun 2013 - 06 Jun 2018 (Department of Applied Statistics, Faculty of Economics & Administration)
  • Deputy Director
    03 Oct 2016 - 02 Oct 2017 (Ungku Aziz Centre for Development Studies, Faculty of Economics & Administration)
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Kerja Kursi Profesor Diraja Ungku Aziz
    14 Dec 2016 - 02 Oct 2017 (University Malaya)
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Pengajian Ijazah Tinggi (JPIT), Fakulti Ekonomi dan Pentadbiran
    16 Jul 2013 - 02 Oct 2016 (Department of Applied Statistics, Faculty of Economics & Administration)
  • Programme Coordinator, Master of Applied Statistics
    16 Jul 2013 - 02 Oct 2016 (Department of Applied Statistics, Faculty of Economics & Administration)
  • Member of curriculum committee for postgraduate programme: Master of Applied Statistics
    03 Jul 2014 - 04 Jul 2016 (Department of Applied Statistics, Faculty of Economics & Administration)
  • Ahli jawatankuasa penilai bagi sesi "Final Presentation" calon Program Ijazah Doktor Falsafah, Ha Junsheng (EHA 120018)
    14 Apr 2016 - 14 Apr 2016 (Department of Applied Statistics, Faculty of Economics & Administration)
  • Ahli jawatankuasa penilai bagi sesi "Candidature Defence" calon Program Ijazah Doktor Falsafah, Syamnd Mirza Abdullah (EHA 120003)
    13 Nov 2014 - 13 Nov 2014 (Department of Applied Statistics, Faculty of Economics & Administration)
  • Member of student disciplinary committe
    16 Apr 2014 - 16 Apr 2014 (University Malaya)
  • Penemuduga bagi kemasukan ke Program Pengajian Ijazah Dasar & Asasi 2013/2014
    28 Mar 2013 - 27 Mar 2014 (University Malaya)
  • Ahli jawatankuasa penerbitan untuk laporan tahunan universiti, 2013
    17 Jul 2013 - 12 Nov 2013 (Department of Applied Statistics, Faculty of Economics & Administration)
  • Supervisor
    03 Jan 2012 - 09 Apr 2012 (Za'Ba Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))

MEMBERSHIPS


  • AUDITOR DALAMAN FAKULTI, MEMBER
    2021 to 2024 (University)
  • PENYELARAS PROGRAM IJAZAH SARJANA STATISTIK GUNAAN, MEMBER
    2021 to 2023 (University)
  • ASSOCIATE FELLOW DI PUSAT PENGAJIAN PEMBANGUNAN UNGKU AZIZ, FELLOW
    2020 to 2022 (University)
  • AHLI JAWATANKUASA PENYELIDIKAN, MEMBER
    2019 to 2021 (University)
  • JAWATANKUASA KURIKULUM FAKULTI (IJAZAH TINGGI) , MEMBER
    2019 to 2021 (University)
  • JAWATANKUASA KURIKULUM (IJAZAH DASAR) JABATAN STATISTIK GUNAAN, MEMBER
    2018 to 2021 (University)

AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP


  • Juri penghakiman poster, Pertandingan poster sempena seminar pembiayaan dan pembangunan wakaf IPT 2017 (SWIPT'17)
    Akademi Pengajian Islam, Universiti Malaya, 2017 (University)
  • Best paper award for the paper entitled "Parameter Estimation of the Exponential Smoothing with Independent Regressors Using R"
    The 2nd International Conference on Computing, Mathematics and Statistics 2015 (iCMS2015), 2015 (International)
  • Menjayakan karnival jom masuk UM 2014
    Institut Pengajian Siswazah Universiti Malaya, 2014 (University)
  • Organising committee member in the 12th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA 2014)
    University of Malaya & International DEA Society, 2014 (International)
  • Ekpo Penyelidikan, Rekacipta dan Innovasi 2007
    University of Malaya, 2007 (University)
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2006 (University)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
  1. Abdullah Abdulaziz Bawazir, Ahmad Farid Osman and Mohamed Aslam (2022). Factors Affecting Female Labor Force Participation in the Middle East: An Empirical Evidence from Panel Data Approach, The Journal of Developing Areas, vol. 56 (1), 59-72
  2. Theong, M.J., Lau, W.Y., and Osman, A.F. (early view) A Comparative Study of Determinants of the Malaysian Household Non-performing Loans: Evidence from NARDL, Singapore Economic Review, doi:10.1142/S0217590822500242
  3. Abdullah Abdulaziz Bawazir, Mohamed Aslam, Ahmad Farid Osman (2021). Gender, Education Levels and Economic Growth in the Middle East, Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development, vol. 42 (3), 25-58
  4. Makmor Tumin, Ahmad Farid Osman and Nawi Abdullah (2021). Religiosity and Income among Muslims: A Baseline-Study from Malaysia, Journal of Social Science and Humanities, 4(4), 6-10
  5. Bawazir, AAA., Gulam Hassan, MA., and Osman, AF. (2020). Demographic Change and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from the Middle East. Economic Change and Restructuring, 53(3), 429-450. DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10644-019-09254-8
  6. Osman, AF., Abdul Talib, M., Taftan, K., Tumin, M., & Chong, CS. (2020). Demographic and Socioeconomic Variables Associated with Health Care-Seeking Behavior among Foreign Workers in Malaysia. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, (32)1, 42-48. DOI: 10.1177/1010539519893801
  7. Tafran, K., Tumin, M., Osman, A.F. (2020). Poverty, income and unemployment as determinants of life expectancy: Empirical evidence from panel data of thirteen Malaysian states. Iran J. Public Health, 49(2), 294-303.
  8. Tafran, K., Tumin, M., Osman, A.F. (2020). Poverty, income, and unemployment as determinants of life expectancy: Empirical evidence from panel data of thirteen Malaysian states. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 49(2), 294-303.
  9. Tafran, K., Tumin, M., Osman, A.F. (2020). The Power of Multidimensional Poverty in Explaining Life Expectancy: Empirical Evidence from Cross-Sectional Data of 62 Developing Countries. Iran J. Public Health, 49(9), 1709-1717.
  10. Theong, M.J., Osman, A.F., Yap, S.F. (2020). Household Indebtedness: Economic Determinants of the Malaysian Residential Properties Nonperforming Loans. Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities. 28(2): 1163-1178.
  11. Maryam Sohrabi, Ahmad Farid Osman, Makmor Tumin (2019). Why Workers Do Not Use Health Care Services In Public Clinics-A Case of Non-Citizens In Malaysia. International Journal on Recent Trends in Business and Tourism, 3(1)
  12. Sohrabi, M., Osman, A.F. & Tumin, M. (2019). Why workers do not use health care services in public clinics - A case of non-citizens in Malaysia, International Journal on Recent Trends in Business and Tourism, 3(1), 1-7.
  13. Tey, N.P., Lai, S.L., Ng, S.T., Goh, K.L., & Osman, A.F. (2019). Income Inequality across States in Malaysia. Planning Malaysia, 17(2), 12-26.
  14. Makmor Tumin, Khaled Tafran, Ahmad Farid Osman & Nurul Huda Mohd Satar (2018). Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Access to Public Clinics. Journal of Health and Translational Medicine, 21(1), pp. 28-33.
  15. Maryam Sohrabi, Ahmad Farid Osman, Makmor Tumin (2018). Barriers in Obtaining Primary Health Care Services from Public Clinics by Non-Citizen Labors in Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Medical Research, 2(1).
  16. Maryam Sohrabi, Makmor Tumin & Ahmad Farid Osman (2018). Issues and Challenges of Public Health Accessibility among Urban Poor People: A Case Study of Malaysia, Iran and India. Malaysian Journal of Medical Research, 2(4), pp. 22-31. (Non-ISI, Non-Scopus)
  17. Theong May Jin, Ahmad Farid Osman & Yap Su Fei (2018). Household Indebtedness: How global and Domestic Macro-economic Factors Influence Credit Card Debt Default in Malaysia. Institutions and Economies, 10(3), pp. 37-56.
  18. Tumin, M., Osman, A.F., Abdullah, N., Yong, S.L. (2017). Gender, citizenship and health-related quality of life: An overall perspective from Malaysia. International e-Journal of Science, Medicine and Education, 11(2), 14-23.
  19. Yusof, A.Y., Lau, W.Y., and Osman, A.F. (2016). Evaluation of the Malaysian Risk-based Capital Framework: A Comparison Between General Insurance and Takaful, Institutions and Economies, 8(4): 23-41.
  20. Ahmad Farid Osman & Maxwell L. King, 2015. Exponential Smoothing with Regressors: Estimation and Initialization. Model Assisted Statistics and Applications 10(3), pp. 253-263.
  21. Aida Yuzi Yusof, Lau Wee Yeap & Ahmad Farid Osman, 2015, Risk- Based Capital Framework: Conventional vs.Takaful Operators, Journal of Management Research 7(2), pp. 1-9.
  22. Fatimah Said, Zarinah Yusoff, Saad Mohd Said & Ahmad Farid Osman, 2010. Foreign Investment, Government Expenditure and Economic Growth in Malaysia. International Journal of Management Studies 17(1), pp. 1-18.
  23. Ahmad Farid Osman & Noor Azina Ismail, 2006. Mathematics Achievement: Do Teachers Make A Difference?. Journal on School Educational Technology, 1(4), pp. 64-66.
Scopus
  1. Tumin M., Tafran K., Adnan W.A.H.W.M., Osman A.F. (2023). Assessing Countries Deceased Organ Donation and Transplantation Performance, Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences. 18(2), 170-174. doi:10.47836/mjmhs.19.2.25
  2. Bawazir A.A., Aslam M., Osman A.F. (2021). Gender, Education Levels and Economic Growth in the Middle East, Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development. 42(3), 25-58
Books
  1. Lau, W.Y., Cheah, Y.K. and Osman, A.F. (Eds.) (2023). Statistics in Finance, Operation Research and Forecasting, Penerbit UniMAP. ISBN 978-967-2829-68-3
  2. Ismail, N.A., Munisamy, S. and Osman, A.F. (2016). Statistics in Research. UM Press, Kuala Lumpur. ISBN: 978-983-100-847-8
Chapter in Books
  1. Osman, A.F. and King, Maxwell L. (2023). Investigating the Forecast Ability of the Exponential Smoothing with Regressors Method. In Lau, W.Y., Cheah, Y.K. and Osman, A.F. (Eds.), Statistics in Finance, Operation Research and Forecasting (pp. 115-130), Penerbit UniMAP. ISBN 978-967-2829-65-2
  2. Abdullah Abdulaziz Bawazir, Mohamed Aslam and Ahmad Farid Osman (2021). The Impact of Population Aging on Economic Growth: Panel Data Evidence from Middle East Countries, in Handbook of Research on Economic and Social Impacts of Population Aging, (ed) Yilmaz Bayar, Publisher-IGI Global, Pennsylvania, USA, page 67-86.
  3. Ahmad Farid Osman and Maxwell L. King (2018). Stability and Forecastability Characteristics of Exponential Smoothing with Regressors Methods. In: Yacob N., Mohd Noor N., Mohd Yunus N., Lob Yussof R., Zakaria S. (eds) Regional Conference on Science, Technology and Social Sciences (RCSTSS 2016), pp. 1029-1038. Singapore: Springer. ISBN: 978-981-13-0073-8. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0074-5_101
  4. Ahmad Farid Osman. 2017. Parameter Estimation of the Exponential Smoothing with Independent Regressor Using R. In Ahmad, A.-R., Kor, L.K., Ahmad, I., Idrus, Z. (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing, Mathematics and Statistics (iCMS 2015): Bridging Research Endeavors, pp. 175-182. Singapore: Springer. ISBN: 978-981-10-2770-3. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-2772-7
  5. Noor Azina Ismail & Ahmad Farid Osman. 2016. Introduction. In Noor Azina Ismail, Susila Munisamy & Ahmad Farid Osman (Eds). Statistics in Research: 1-6. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press. ISBN 978- 983-100-847-8.
  6. Ahmad Farid Osman, 2006. Menelah Kadar Faedah Bil Perbendaharaan Malaysia Dengan Tempoh Kematangan 3 Bulan: Perbandingan ARIMA Dengan Kalman Filter. In Statistics in Action, Shyamala Nagaraj, Goh Kim Leng and Tey Nai Peng (Eds), pp. 201-225. University of Malaya Press, ISBN: 983-100-367-5
Article in Proceeding
  1. Ahmad Farid Osman & Maxwell L. King. 2011. Integrating Exponential Smoothing Method with Regressors. International Symposium on Forecasting, p. 22.
  2. Ahmad Farid Osman and Kim Leng-Goh, 2007. Economic Activities and Interest Rate Spread Prosiding Persidangan Kebangsaan Ekonomi Malaysia 2007, p. 763- 782.

RESEARCH INTEREST


  • Time Series Analyses
  • Econometrics

RESEARCH PROJECT


National
  1. 2014 - 2017, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
    Healthcare Accessibility And Quality Of Life: Public Clinic Services Among Malaysian Urban Poor ( Consultant)
  2. 2007 - 2008, IPPP
    Purchasing Patterns of Young Adults: A Case Study of University of Malaya Undergraduates ( Consultant)
  3. 2007 - 2008, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP)
    Purchasing Patterns of Young Adults: A Case Study of University Malaya Undergraduates ( Consultant)
  4. 2007 - 2008, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP)
    Factors Affecting Student Achievements in an Introductory Statistics Course ( Consultant)
  5. 2007 - 2008, Faculty of Economics and Administration
    Kajian Pengharapan Majikan Terhadap Graduan Ekonomi Sebagai bakal pekerja: Fakulti Ekonomi dan pentadbiran, Universiti Malaya ( Consultant)
  6. 2007 - 2008, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP)
    Economic Activities and Interest Rate Spread ( Coordinator)
  7. 2006 - 2007, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP)
    Ahmad Farid Osman, Fatimah Said dan Saad Mohd Said, Kajian Kepuasan Pelanggan Fakulti Ekonomi dan Pentadbiran (Ijazah Dasar), Sesi Akademik 2005/2006, Oktober 2005. ( Consultant)
International
  1. 2015 - 2016, Social Security Research Center
    A Regional Study on Social Protection Coverage: ASEAN Countries ( Consultant)

CONSULTANCY PROJECT


  • Consultant for "Kajian Unjuran Keperluan dan Bekalan Serta Dasar Penempatan dan Pertukaran Guru dan Kumpulan Pelaksana", Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia
    01 Dec 2013 - 01 Dec 2014 (National)

PAPER PRESENTED


POSTER PRESENTER
  1. Holt's Linear Exponential Smoothing Method Augmented with Regressors., Australian Statistical Conference 2010 (International) (06 Dec 2010 - 10 Dec 2010)
PRESENTER
  1. Personal, Structural and Financial Factors Influencing Foreign Workers Healthcare-Seeking Behavior: A Cross-Sectional Study In Malaysia, Seminar Jabatan Statistik Gunaan, Jabatan Statistik Gunaan, Fakulti Ekonomi dan Pentadbiran (University) (14 Sep 2020 - 14 Sep 2020)
  2. Forecasting Weekly Electricity Demand In Malaysia Using Exponential Smoothing Approaches: ETS vs ESWR, ISBIS 2019 Satellite Conference, The International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics (International) (15 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 2019)
  3. THE EFFECT OF AGEING ON HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE: EVIDENCE FROM CITIZENS AND NON-CITIZENS IN MALAYSIA, UMRG PROGRAMME WORKSHOP RP018-14SBS - Wellbeing of Urban Low Income Group: Housing, Education, Health and Finance, UMRG PROGRAMME (RP018-14SBS) (National) (06 Feb 2017 - 06 Feb 2017)
  4. Stability and Forecastability Characteristics of Exponential Smoothing With Regressors Methods, REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON SCIENCES, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 2016, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Pahang (International) (04 Dec 2016 - 06 Dec 2016)
  5. Parameter Estimation of the Exponential Smoothing with Independent Regressors Using R, The 2nd International Conference on Computing, Mathematics and Statistics 2015 (iCMS2015), Faculty of Computer & Mathematical Sciences, UiTM Kedah (International) (04 Nov 2015 - 05 Nov 2015)
  6. Exponential smoothing with regressors, Simposium Kebangsaan Sains Matematik ke-22, Persatuan Sains Matematik Malaysia (National) (24 Nov 2014 - 26 Nov 2014)
  7. Integrating Exponential Smoothing Method with Regressors, International Symposium on Forecasting 2011 (International) (26 Jun 2011 - 29 Jun 2011)
  8. Economic Activities and Interest Rate Spread Prosiding, Persidangan Kebangsaan Ekonomi Malaysia 2007 (National) (21 Aug 2007 - 23 Aug 2007)

ACADEMIC/PROF. SERVICES


Evaluation
  1. (2016) Evaluating research paper of Wan Katrun Nadia Binti Wan Yusof (Master of Applied Statistics): "Air Quality Monitoring with Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Control Chart", (Internal Examiner)
  2. (2016) Examiner for 4 Reports of Industrial Training EEE130040, EEE130112, EEE130041, EEE130111, (Internal Examiner)
  3. (2016) Thesis of Syamnd Mirza Abdullah (PhD): Electricity Demand Prediction Using A Hybrid Approach, (Internal Examiner)
  4. (2016) Research paper of Saber Abdelall Mohamed Ahmed (Master of Applied Statistics): Evaluating The Efficiency of Faculties in University of Malaya, (Internal Examiner)
  5. (2015) Reviewing a manuscript for the journal of Institutions and Economies, (Reviewer)
  6. (2015) Research paper of Irliana Binti Ismail (MAppStat): High school student performance in Statistics , (Internal Examiner)
  7. (2015) Reviewing a manuscript for Malaysian Journal of Economics Studies, (Reviewer)
  8. (2015) Examiner for 5 Reports of Industrial Training EEE120106, EEE120090, EEE110097, EEE120056, EEE120125, (Internal Examiner)
  9. (2015) Research paper of Lim Thiam Sang (Master of Applied Statistics): Dynamic automobile insurance pricing in Malaysia: A generalized linear model approach, (Internal Examiner)
  10. (2014) Evaluating research paper of Lin Yao (Master of Applied Statistics): "The yuan-dollar exchange rate and Malaysian macroeconomic dynamics" , (Internal Examiner)
  11. (2014) Reviewing a manuscript for the International Journal of Forecasting (ISI journal). , (Reviewer)
  12. (2013) Reviewing a manuscript for the Journal of Institutions and Economies , (Reviewer)
  13. (2013) Examiner for 6 Reports of Industrial Training EEE100068, EEE100026, EEE100056, EEE100066, EEE100067, EEE100013 , (Reviewer)
Contribution to external organisation
  1. (2015) University of Malaya Internal Auditor, University of Malaya
Contribution to event
  1. (2021) Moderator for The Art of Applied Forecasting Workshop, National, (Panelist/Moderator)
Mentoring
  1. (2021) Providing Technical Guidance On Developing Short and Long-Term Forecasts of Key Macroeconomics Variables, National, (Mentor)

SUPERVISION


Postgraduate Student
Master
  1. (2016) Forecasting the arrival of ASEAN tourists in Malaysia, Loh Yee May
Under Graduate Students
  1. (2023) Graduation Exercise EIA3005
  2. (2016) EXEE3190 - Industrial Training 2016
  3. (2013) EXEE3190 - Industrial Training 2013

TEACHING


Master
  1. (2023) AA037007 - Time Series Analysis
  2. (2022) AA037005 - Applied Econometrics
  3. (2022) EQC7006 - Time Series Analysis
  4. (2021) EQC7005 - Applied Econometrics
  5. (2021) EQC7006 - Time Series Analysis
  6. (2013) ESGC6115 - Time Series Analysis
Bachelor
  1. (2023) EIA2014 - Econometrics Ii
  2. (2023) EII3002 - Time Series Analysis
  3. (2022) EIE3003 - Econometric Analysis
  4. (2022) EIE3002 - Time Series Analysis
  5. (2021) EIE3003 - Econometric Analysis
  6. (2021) EIE3002 - Time Series Analysis
  7. (2013) ESEE2102 - Basic Econometrics
  8. (2013) ESEE2305 - Data Analysis
  9. (2013) ESEE3103 - Time Series Analysis