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Prof. Dr. Ku Ruhana holds a Bachelor degree in Mathematical Sciences and a Masters degree in Computing both received from Bradford University, United Kingdom in 1983 and 1986 respectively. Her PhD in Computer Science was obtained from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia in 1994. Prof. Dr. Ku Ruhana’s academic career began with her appointment as a teacher after receiving her Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in April 1984. She was later appointed as a Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) tutor and lecturer in August 1984 and January 1987 respectively and as a professor in 2003. Dr. Ku Ruhana has held several UUM administration posts. In 1994, she was appointed the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology, and later as Director of the Centre for Innovations in Education in 1997. From 1998 until 2000, Dr. Ku Ruhana was at the helm of UUM’s Centre for Professional and Continuing Education. In 2003, she was appointed as Dean for the Faculty of Information Technology, as Dean of the Centre for Graduate Studies in 2005 and as Dean for Academic Development in 2008. She is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing, UUM and heading the Data Science Research Lab. As an academic, her research interests include computer systems performance modelling, ant colony optimization, computational intelligence and wireless sensor network. Her book on ‘C programming” has won her the best publication award in the academic book category in 1999 and in 2002, she published another academic book on ‘Mathematics for Business’. She is also the chief editor of the Journal of Information and Communication Technology and associate editors to several other refereed journals. She also chairs a bi-annual International Conference on Computing and Informatics.
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