Biography

WanMNWan-KadirPhoto-NoBGTs. Dr. Wan M.N. Wan Kadir is an Associate Professor in Software Engineering at School of Computing, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He received his BSc. from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, MSc. from UMIST, and Ph.D. from The University of Manchester. He has been an academic staff at the School of Computing for more than twenty years (since 1997). He was the Head of the Software Engineering Department from 2005 to 2009, Deputy Dean (Development) of the Faculty of Computing from 2010 to 2015, and Deputy Director of Center for Academic Leadership and Professional Development (CALPD), UTMLead from 2015 to 2016, and Director of CALPD from 2016-2018. He is currently the Chair of School of Computing, Faculty of Engineering, UTM.

He was invited as the Keynote Speaker of the ICT-ISPC 2013 and MySEC 2014, and Invited Speaker of the InfoTech 2014. He is also the Chairman of the 2nd Malaysian Software Engineering Conference (MySEC’06), and a member of the pro-tem committee of the Malaysian Software Engineering Interest Group (MySEIG). He serves as a Program Committee member of the Int. Conf. on Software Engineering Advances (ICSEA 2010, ICSEA 2009, ICSEA’08), the Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC 2013APSEC 2012APSEC 2011APSEC 2010, APSEC 2009, APSEC 2008), the 5th & 4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies (ICSOFT 2010, ICSOFT 2009 ), the 6th, 5th & 4th Int. Conf. on Novel Approaches to Software Engineering (ENASE 2011ENASE 2010, ENASE 2009 ), the 9th ACIS Int. Conf. on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking, and Parallel/Distributed Computing (SNPD2008), and the Malaysian Software Engineering Conference (MySEC’15MySEC’14, MySEC’13MySEC’12MySEC ’11MySEC’07 & MySEC’08). Most of the proceedings are published by IEEE.

Wan has been teaching various Software Engineering courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and actively involved in the design and implementation of Software Engineering curriculum in UTM such as Bachelor of Computer Science (Software Engineering), M.Sc. in Software Engineering, and Eng. Doctorate (Software Engineering). He was appointed as a member of the Board of Studies at the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), Monash University Malaysia, and Southern Univ College. He is also actively participating in academic program accreditation under the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA), a national body for the accreditation of academic programs.

He is an active researcher and consultant with a number of past and current projects. His research interest covers various SE knowledge areas based on the motivation to reduce the cost of development and maintenance as well as to improve the quality of large and complex software systems. His work has been supported by numerous research grants totaling in excess of RM 1 million. His recent projects include KVMRT2 and SME-HIP1, where he plays a role as a Software Quality Assurance consultant. He also serves as a member of the National Standard Committee on ICT (ISC-G) since 2015.