Dr Md Nasir Daud joined the University of Malaya as Associate Professor in 2004 and has served in various capacities including as Deputy Dean and Head of Department at the University's Faculty of Built Environment. Prior to that, he was in the federal civil service in a career that spanned 22 years serving in various capacities at the Department of Valuation and Property Services, including as Deputy Director at the department's National Institute of Valuation (INSPEN). Dr Daud is a valuer by training and is professionally registered with the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Malaysia. He sits on the Board's Accreditation Committee. As an academic, Dr Daud has been involved in a number of major research projects in real estate and has published in several international journals in areas connected with the industry.      

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Chui Pin Leaw was born in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, on August 22, 1973. She is a senior research fellow of Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), University of Malaya. Her research falls in the field of marine phycology, focusing on the studies of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Her research areas span from taxonomy, molecular systematic and evolution to the genetics and toxigenesis of the harmful algae. She began her academic career at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), in September 2008, as a senior lecturer DS51 of Faculty of Resource Science and Technology, and a Research Fellow of Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation (IBEC). She graduated from the National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, UKM) with a declared major in Marine Science and holds a First Class BSc. (H), and later received her MSc. and a Ph.D. in Marine Science from the same university. As one of the key researcher in Malaysian HABs research, Dr. Leaw has published more than 100 publications, including 35 international and national peer-reviewed papers (30 ISI, 5 SCOPUS), >20 proceedings papers, nine technical papers and training modules, >15 popular writing and outreaches, and ~100 abstracts presented. Her track record in research publications is outstanding. This can be testified by the Publish and Perish Author Impact Analysis with an H-Index of 11 (Web of Science), >230 total citations for over 20 papers (Google Scholar H-index, 14, citations, 594). Most of the scientific papers published are in journals of the highest ISI ranking of Quartile 1 and 2 in Marine and Freshwater Biology. In the six-year working period, she has received more than MYR 2M of funding for her research, by securing a total of nine (9) national and international research grants as PI, with core research supported from MOSTI ScienceFunds, and MOE FRGS, RACE. She is also a co-researcher to additional nine national and international research grants. At the international level, she was invited as speaker to several meetings and workshops, including the Horiba International Conference in 2010; Pacific Science Congress in 2011; and Nippon Foundation-POGO, Alfred Wegener Institute Centre of Excellence: Regional Training Program in 2014. With professional association, she is a member of several professional bodies that related to the field of interest, e.g. the International Society for the study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA), the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). She is also a committee member of UNESCO-IOC/WESTPAC Harmful Algal Blooms and Toxic Marine Organisms projects. She is actively involved in the editorial task, being appointed as reviewer to high impact factor journals (BMC Evolutionary Biology, PlosONE, Harmful Algae, etc.), and serves on the editorial board as associate editor to the Elsevier impact factor journal, GENE, and its sister journal PLANTGENE. Chui Pin involved directly in developing course portfolio and online courses, as well as teaching various undergraduate courses, particularly the core courses of UNIMAS in Molecular Biology. Online learning approach is adopted in her teaching, which gained her an award in 2009 on the UNIMAS Outstanding Online Learning Award for the course Bioinformatics. In the six-years of supervision, she has mentored more than 40 undergraduate students (FYP). One PhD student and five MSc. students have been completed under her supervision. Currently, she is supervising four PhD and eight MSc. Students.  

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Dr. Norlidah Alias is an  Associate Professor at the Department of Curriculum and Instructional Technology, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum Design and Development from the University of Malaya. Dr. Norlidah actively researches and publishes in the areas of Pedagogical Module based on technology and learning styles, homeschooling, collaborative mobile learning and Gerontology. Dr. Norlidah is especially known for her Pedagogical module based on technology and learning styles which has reframed current ways of teaching abstract Science Concepts by matching learning styles with technology. Her homeschooling research is the first of its kind in Malaysia. Her works are published in top tier Malaysian and International journals including Journal of Educational Tehnology and Society (ETS), Eurasian Journal Mathematics, Science and Educational Technology (EJMSET), Educational Technology Research & Development (ETR&D) and The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology (TOJET).  She has also published books on Pedagogical Module based on Technology and Learning Styles, Pendidikan Alternatif Homeschooling, Design and Developmental Research: An Emergent Trend in Educational Research and Kurikulum: Satu Disiplin yang Dinamik. Dr. Norlidah has received recognition for her teaching and research including awards such as University of Malaya's Excellent Service Award 2014, Univerity of Malaya Excellent Service Certificate 2013 and honorarium for finishing her Ph.D in less than three years.  She has also won the Gold Medal Award 2010 at the International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) held in Malaysia. She is the Vice Presdent of the Persatuan Kurikulum Malaysia (PerKum).   She has wide experience in teaching and training in the area of Curriculum and educational technology. She also serves as Editor of Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology (MOJET) and Jurnal Kurikulum dan Pengajaran Asia Pasifik (JuKu) (2013-2015). She is a International Board Member of TOJET and a reviewer for ETS. She is currently involved in various trans-disciplinary national and international collaborative research projects including a high impact longitudinal research (MELOR) and Knowledge Transfer Programme with FELDA Science Learning Centre and Teacher Training Institution. She also has an International  Post Doctoral Research Fellow attached under her project.  

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