Professor Dr. Ku Ruhana Ku Mahamud








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Prof Dr. Ku Ruhana holds a Bachelor in Mathematical Sciences and a Masters degree in Computing, both 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 tutor in August 1984. In addition to teaching, Dr. Ku Ruhana has held several UUM administrative 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 Center for Professional and Continuing Education. In 2003, she was appointed as Dean for the Faculty of Information Technology, as Dean of the Center 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, College of Arts and Sciences, UUM.

As an academic, her research interests include computer systems performance modeling, ant colony optimization and intelligent agent. These and other works have been published in international and national journals, proceedings of national and international conferences and other publications. 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'.

Prof Dr. Ku Ruhana's expertise has also been sought extensively, where she has been external examiners to Masters and PhD candidates. She is also chief editor of the Journal of Information and Communication Technology and associate editors to several other refereed journals in Malaysia. She is currently a member of the IEEE, MNCC and MSORSM and has been actively participating as international committee members of conferences. She was bestowed with the 'Ahli Mahkota Kedah' award in 2001 and 'Setia Diraja Kedah' award in 2007.