Dr Norma Alias is currently an Associate Professor, and Research Fellow and Head of Networking and Linkages Division of Center for Sustainable Nanomaterials, IbnuSina Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research (IIS), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). AP Dr. Norma possessed a PhD degree in Industrial Computing (Parallel Computing) in 2004. She has a diverse field of specializations including mathematical modeling, big data simulation, industrial computing, scientific computing, high performance computing, shared-distributed parallel computing system, grid computing and software development.