Prof Dr Nor Haniza Sarmin is a Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Johor Bahru, Johor. She joined UTM as a lecturer in May 1991.

She received her BSc (Hons) in 1989, MA in 1990 and PhD (1994-1998) in Mathematics from Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, USA. Her specialization of research is in Group Theory, Formal Language Theory, Splicing Systems and Their Applications.

She has written more than 500 research papers in national and international journals and proceedings, mainly in the area of group theory and splicing systems. She has also supervised and graduated 28 PhD students under her supervision. This includes the Youngest PhD Holder in Malaysia Book of Record 2014, Dr Hazzirah Mat Hassim.

Prof Dr Nor Haniza Sarmin has secured more than 20 research grants as the Leader and more than 25 as a collaborator. She was holding the Deputy Dean’s position in the School of Graduate Studies UTM from 2010-2014 and is now the Director (Global Education and Student Experience) in UTM International since April 2014.