Dr. Muhammad Reza Z'aba is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer System and Technology, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya. He was previously a researcher at MIMOS Berhad (from 2010 until February 2018), which is a research arm under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia.
He received his Bachelor of Science (Computer) in 2004 from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and PhD from Queensland University of Technology, Australia in 2010. His main research interests are in the area of symmetric cryptography (block ciphers and hash functions). He is also looking into blockchain-related technologies including digital currencies and other areas of information security.