YBhg. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. R Badlishah Ahmad 

The Vice Chancellor of UniMAP

Biography in Brief

R Badlishah AhmadR Badlishah Ahmad Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) since 15 May 2019.

Born in Kajang, Selangor, on the 6th January 1971, Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr R Badlishah Ahmad received his B. Eng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronics from University of Glasgow, UK before pursuing his M.Sc. and PhD from the University of Strathclyde in 1999. His doctoral study was in the field of Optical Network with the expertise on high-speed computer networks, optical or wireless access networks and wireless sensor networks.

He is a corporate member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), and a professional engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). He is also registered as a professional technologist with the Malaysia Board of Technologist (MBOT).

His academic career began in 1999 as a Lecturer and Programme Chairperson for Distance Learning Education at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He was in charge of teaching, research and also managed the Distance Learning Engineering Degree Programme. He joined UniMAP in December 2004 as the Dean of School of Computer & Communication Engineering and served the post until March 2017. He was promoted Full Professor Grade C on 1 June 2012 during his period serving as the Dean. He was then appointed as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) from March 2017 until May 2019. He is currently serving as the Vice-Chancellor at Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP).

Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr R Badlishah Ahmad has vast research experience in the fields of computer and telecommunication network modelling, embedded system design and open-source software.  He has more than 300 articles to his credit in numerous reputable journals, book chapters and proceedings. He has also supervised more than 40 PhD and MSc students. As for commercialization and collaboration, he has contributed a lot to the university. So far, he has amassed RM 2.5 million received from various ministries and industries for research funding.

Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr R Badlishah Ahmad has vast experiences as an accreditation panel and evaluator for the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC). He has been involved in curriculum development for engineering diploma, engineering undergraduate and engineering technology programme (electronic-based programme).

He sits on various panels with the government and other industry-related boards of study. Recently, he has been appointed as MQA Council Member (2019-2021).

He is an Academic Advisor/Examiner for WOU, AIMST, UTeM, Manipal International University (MIU), MSU and UNITEN. 

He is appointed as an International expert for Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) and Daffodil International University. 

Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr R Badlishah Ahmad has been appointed as MSc and PhD thesis for UTM, USM, UKM, UPM, UNITEN, UTP, UMT, UMP.