Associate Professor
Department of Informatics
Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
54100 Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone (O): (+603) 2180 5211
Phone (R): (+603) 2203 1397
Fax (O): (+603) 2180 5370

Ts. Dr. Mohd Naz’ri Mahrin

P.Tech, CTFL, CPRE, CEH, ECSA, ISMS Implementer and Auditor


Mohd Naz’ri Mahrin serves as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Advanced Informatics, Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

He received the BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in  1997 and 2000 respectively. In 2010, he completed his PhD degree in Software Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia.

He has been working with the Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics (formerly known as Advanced Informatics School) since 2001. He teaches several postgraduate courses including software process and quality, requirements, design, testing, and secure software development. He also supervise master and PhD student research. His research interests include software engineering process and quality, software measurement, big data, and bridging between software engineering and information security. His current research (as a principle investigator) are on Enhancing Collaborative Filtering for Recommender Systems by Considering Implicit Feedback and Data Mining Techniques, Coordination in Global Software Development (GSD), and Big Data project on Integrated Cyber Evidence (ICE) for Digital Forensics.

From the 1st June 2014 until 31st July 2015 he is on Industrial Attachment at Nexagate Sdn Bhd, a Network Security Consulting Services company. During this period of time, he involved with Information Security Management System (ISMS) establishment, operation, and maintenance projects based on recommended practices from ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard. A series of Information Security Awareness Talk, Gap Analysis, and Information Security Risk Assessment have been conducted with numbers of public and private institutions such as Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA), Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), The Registry of Societies Malaysia (ROS), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), ISM Insurance, Commerce Dot Com (CDC), and Fujitsu GDC Malaysia.

He is a senior member of IEEE, IEEE Computer Society (91230223), ACM Professional (6691066), and also a member of Malaysian Software Engineering Interest Group (MySEIG).

He likes to play golf and currently he is a member at Danau Golf ClubUniversiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.


Leadership Style

  • Ambassador 84% 84%
  • Advocate 76% 76%
  • People Mover 80% 80%
  • Truth-Seeker 92% 92%
  • Creative Builder 92% 92%
  • Experienced Guide 92% 92%

Conflict Handling Style

  • Competing (Forcing) 33.3% 33.3%
  • Cooperating (Problem Solving) 66.7% 66.7%
  • Compromising (Sharing) 66.7% 66.7%
  • Avoiding (Withdrawal) 50% 50%
  • Accommodating (Smoothing) 33.3% 33.3%
TKI score: Middle 50% (moderate in both assertiveness and cooperativeness)

Publication (As of 2019)

Journals (SCOPUS/ISI)

Journals (Others)


Book Chapters

Income Generation (As of 2017)

Seven grants as a Principle Investigator and another twenty as a Collaborator were obtained since the first project in 2011. Twenty grants were completed and another seven still active.

Twenty grants were funded by the UTM Research University Grant (RUG), One by the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI),  Two by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and another four from the Industry.

Research Grant (RM)

Consultation (RM)

Actively involved in two information security projects which are an Integrated Cyber Evidence (ICE) project and Establishing Information Security Management System (ISMS) based on ISO/IEC 27001:2013


Dr Mohd Naz’ri Mahrin is a dedicated and enthusiastic supervisor who is committed towards ensuring that my PhD journey ended successfully. He generously shared his knowledge and experience in his research field to guide me on how to proceed and what to do next. His attention to detail in every aspect helped me a lot when I was conducting my research as well as when I was crafting my thesis. He also allowed me to work according to my own pace without neglecting to monitor my progress.
He is open to discuss and debate any ideas and this “openness” character of his makes me more comfortable and confident on deciding my next course of actions throughout my PhD journey.  He always encourages me to set a high standard for myself to ensure that I will produce quality deliverables that I can put into practise in my field of work.
Alhamdulillah, I am grateful to be supervised under him and hopefully will continue to seek his guidance in future research.

Dr. Ts. Surya Sumarni Hussein

Senior Assistant Director, Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU), Prime Minister’s Department

I received my PhD in April 2018 under supervision of Dr. Mohd Naz’ri Mahrin.  I would say that one of a factor that I successfully obtained my PhD is because of a guidance and supports from him. He spends significant amount of time with each of his students to guide them in their research. He is a strict person but at the same time, he gives freedom to his students to manage their own time to work on the research. He never fails to advice and give ideas to his students when we are stuck in the middle of our research work. His knowledge, ideas, enthusiasm and commitment make him distinguish with other lecturers. I am very grateful of having him as my supervisor for my PhD journey.

Dr Noor Azura Zakaria

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Dr. Mohd Naz’ri Mahrin is one of the best supervisors I have ever had. He really gave vigilant contemplation to my ideas and was able to strike the steadiness between stimulating me and encouraging me. He was really involved with what I had written each time and directed me to areas of the discussion that I hadn’t previously thought of. He was at no time too quick in criticism and had never left me feeling like I had little to stand on. Throughout my doctorate journey, he provided me thorough guidance and encouragement. He was a wonderful supervisor in all elements such as: listening, availability, mission-focus/priority-setting, transparency, delegation, and realism. I’m really grateful to him.

Dr Huma Hayat Khan

Assistant Professor, Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Sciences, National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Pakistan

I am proud to say that I obtained my PhD degree under the guidance of Dr Naz’ri. I have benefitted in many ways from having Dr Naz’ri as my supervisor. Dr Naz’ri has excellent communication skills. In addition, he is extremely reliable and very systematic in managing research. Dr Naz’ri is able to follow research area of their PhD students to ensure that the research gets done. Dr Naz’ri always encouraged us to explore new fields in order to get a broader perspective and bring together new methods and ideas in solving interesting problems. I feel that this freedom and creativity to think out side the box have better us as researcher and helped preparing us to best position in our future. Dr Naz’ri is very approachable whenever we needed his help. I look forward to interacting with him and for his advice in the future. I gained a lot of experience by working with him. I sincerely appreciate all the guidance and opportunities provided by Dr.Naz’ri.

Dr Maryam Khanian

Post Doctoral, UiTM Shah Alam

Dr Mohd Naz’ri Mahrin is an enthusiastic and experienced supervisor who can demonstrate substantial supervisory experience within the helping hand; this what I can summarize about my supervisor in one sentence. Dr Naz’ri possess extensive experience in working as supervisor in UTM especially in supervising his students. He consistently aims to provide high quality of learning experiences for his students, taking pride in his record of achievement and successful outcome for students, through his access to a range of teaching and learning methods. He also possess numerous personal qualities such as compassion, leadership, maturity, emotional stability, excellent communication, good self-management skills, sensitivity and responsiveness in relationships are desirable with the capacity for self-awareness and concern for others. His contribution to course delivery, development and student support in completing their task are excellent. I am proud to be under his supervision.

Anusuyah Subbarao

PhD Student, UTM AIS

I’m currently pursuing my PhD under the supervision of Dr. Mohd Naz’ri Mahrin. My research area is Secure Software Development. Dr. Naz’ri  was chosen to be my supervisor as his interest and area of expertise is well related to my research. Based on my experience, I find him very knowledgeable as he always keeps himself updated with the latest development in my research area. He is very straightforward and always motivates me when I’m feeling lost in my research. He is strict but never fails to give his support and guidance to his students all the time.  

Sri Lakshmi Kanniah

PhD Student, UTM AIS