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Professor Ts. Dr. Muhammad Hisyam Lee, FAPM


Professor of Statistics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Faculty of Science
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 Skudai, Johor



Dr Hisyam is a statistician who earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Statistics from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and a Doctorate in Mathematics from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He has been teaching for over three decades and has expertise in various statistics courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dr Hisyam’s dedication to education has resulted in many of his students receiving prestigious awards under his mentorship.

He has held leadership roles, including Director positions at UTM from 2018 to 2023, where he managed data analytics and institutional research, showcasing his understanding of academic administration and data management. His academic governance contributions are substantial, having served on the University Senate and various committees at UTM, contributing to policy development and strategic decision-making from 2014 to 2026.

Dr. Hisyam is a researcher whose work focuses on statistical methods and their various applications. According to Scopus metrics, he has an h-index of 26 with 2,578 citations and an h-index of 25 with 1,664 citations per Web of Science metrics. His research covers statistical quality control, forecasting models, environmental statistics, and statistical applications in engineering and technology.

Dr Hisyam’s excellence and leadership in research and education have been recognised through various awards and honours. He has received the World Class Professor Award from Indonesia twice, in 2018 and 2020. In addition, he has been granted the title of Fellow of the Academy of Professors Malaysia (APM), which further confirms his high standing in the academic community. Moreover, Prof. Hisyam has been awarded the Professional Technologist (Ts. title) by the Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT) since 2020, which recognises his professional competence and dedication to technology and statistics. He has also been honoured with several service and academic excellence awards from UTM and other institutions, which reflect his commitment to research, teaching, and service.

He has demonstrated his commitment to developing statistics, mathematics, and technology education through his involvement in academic program accreditation and consultancy. Additionally, his active participation in community and educational initiatives, notably through Parent-Teacher Associations (PIBG) between 2002 and 2016, highlights his dedication to societal development and education.

In summary, Dr Hisyam has shown a strong commitment to teaching, leadership, research in statistical methods, broad applications, and community service, all of which he has pursued with humbleness and an uncompromising pursuit of excellence.

Administrative and Leadership Roles

Director (Data Management and Analytics) at Office of Strategy and Corporate Affairs UTM (Apr 2021 – Feb 2023) and Deputy Director (Analytics and Institutional Research) at Office of Strategy Management UTM (Mar 2018 – Feb 2021): These roles involved managing university data for top management and external agencies, indicating a leadership position in data management and analytics within an academic setting.

Manager (Information Technology) at the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International) UTM (Apr 2014 – Feb 2018) and at Research Management Centre UTM (Nov 2008 – Nov 2012): Leading IT teams and projects such as the development of an integrated online research project management system (RADIS) showcase leadership in academic IT administration.

Academic Leadership and Governance

University Senate at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) (2014 – 2026). Contributed to strategic decision-making, policy development, and overall governance.

University Senate Standing Committees (JKTS) for Academic Policy and Entity, Academic Curriculum and Quality Assurance, Library and Educational Resources, Examination and Graduation, Research and Innovation, and Industry and Community Linkages between 2014 and 2026.

Curriculum Vitae


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