Prof Dr. Mohd Yamani Idna Idris, with an illustrious career spanning over two decades, has been a dedicated faculty member at Universiti Malaya since 2000. His unwavering commitment to education, research, and innovation has left an indelible mark on the academic landscape. Dr. Idris’s journey began at Universiti Malaya, where he has contributed significantly to the institution’s growth. His extensive experience in teaching, learning, and research has shaped the minds of countless students. Dr. Idris firmly believes that teaching, learning, and research are interconnected pillars that form the bedrock of academic excellence. By seamlessly integrating these elements, he ensures the delivery of high-quality education to both current and future generations.
Dr. Idris’s research endeavors revolve around the dynamic field of Internet of Things (IoT). His work explores the seamless integration of devices, data, and networks, leading to innovative solutions that impact various domains. Other than IoT, with a keen eye for detail, Dr. Idris delves into image processing techniques. His contributions in this area have advanced fields such as computer vision and pattern recognition.
Dr. Idris’s scholarly output extends to numerous reputed journals. His research findings have enriched the scientific community and influenced practical applications. Dr. Idris’s impact extends beyond research papers. As a mentor, he has successfully supervised 25 Ph.D. candidates to completion. His ability to provide effective emotional and motivational support has been instrumental in their success. His expertise is sought after by esteemed journals. He actively contributes as a reviewer, ensuring the rigor and quality of scholarly work. His insights serve on grant evaluation panels, shaping funding decisions for impactful research. Dr. Idris’s reputation transcends borders. He has served as an external examiner for Ph.D. candidatures and participated in international technical review panels for promotions. He also serves on the editorial boards and reviewer of several journals, including Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (MJCS), Pattern Recognition, IEEE Transaction on ITS, etc.
Dr. Idris’s eloquence has graced international conferences. His inaugural addresses inspire audiences and set the tone for meaningful discussions. Beyond academia, Dr. Idris actively contributes to national progress. His role in the digitalization efforts of government bodies like KPDNHEP and MATRADE underscores his commitment to societal advancement.
Dr. Idris’s commitment extends beyond the classroom. As the Industrial Training Coordinator, he bridges academia and industry, ensuring students gain practical insights and real-world experience. His expertise guides postgraduate students, shaping their academic paths and fostering a vibrant learning environment. He has also involved in Faculty Leadership Positions where Dr. Idris’s tenure as the Head of Department exemplifies his ability to steer academic units toward excellence. He has also been an Acting Deputy Dean (Undergraduate) where he championed student-centric initiatives, enhancing the undergraduate experience. In Deputy Dean (Research & Development) role, Dr. Idris’s strategic acumen shines as he oversees research endeavors, fostering innovation and collaboration.
Dr. Idris has meticulously devised and executed the faculty’s strategic plans. His foresight ensures alignment with academic goals, emphasizing quality teaching, learning, and research. Recognizing that a cohesive team drives progress, Dr. Idris established a platform to guide and support faculty members. His emphasis on collaboration fosters an environment conducive to growth. Dr. Idris recognizes that complex challenges demand diverse perspectives. He has pioneered interdisciplinary research by bridging computer science experts with other fields. This synergy fuels innovative solutions.
Dr. Idris’s unwavering commitment has earned him the prestigious Certificate of Excellent Service thrice, a testament to his dedication. His impact resonates further through the Excellence Service Award, bestowed upon him three times. These accolades celebrate his outstanding contributions to academia.