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Mashkuri bin Yaacob

Academic Qualification

  • PhD - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Manchaster
  • Engineering (Electrical/Electronic) - Masters Degree, University of Manchaster
  • Electrical Engineering - Bachelor Degree, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor Degree, University of New South Wales

Mashkuri bin Yaacob (Prof. Dato' Sri Dr.)

IIUM Gombak Campus


Expert Profile

Dato' Seri Dr Mashkuri Yaacob received his MSc and Ph.D degrees respectively in Computer Engineering from the University of Manchester and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales. He was the third Vice-Chancellor of University Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) from January 2007 till Dec 2014 and published over 300 technical papers in local and international journals and conferences.
He has served in several positions in University of Malaya (UM), namely Deputy Dean of the Engineering Faculty from April-May 1983, Director of the Computer Centre from June 1983 till April 1990 and April 1992 till Sept 1994, and the Founding Dean of the Computer Science and Information Technology Faculty from Sept 1994 till May 2000. He was promoted to Professor in UM in 1991 and as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) from June 2000 to May 2003. He has also served as the Chairman of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Malaysia Network from 2003 till 2007.
He was also a Council member of the IET in London in 2003-2004, a Fellow of the IET, Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), a Chartered Engineer registered with the Engineering Council of UK and a Professional Engineer registered with the Malaysian Board of Engineers.
In 2005, he was seconded to Mimos Berhad as the Director of Grid Computing and Bioinformatics spearheading R&D activities. In 2003-2004, he was appointed by the Republic of Indonesia's Education Ministry as the International Lead Assessor in auditing and reviewing the quality of programmes in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in ITB and Universitas Indonesia under the QUE Project aided by the World Bank.
As Vice Chancellor of UNITEN, he has played a major role in the growth of the leading private University in Malaysia particularly in rebranding the university as a quality private university in the country. UNITEN won the coveted Prime Minister's Industry Quality Excellence Award in 2009 and the International Asia Pacific Quality Award 2010 for Education. In 2013-2014, he was voted in as a Governing Council Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) based in London. He was also a Member of the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC), Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) in 2014-2016.

Area of Specialisation

  • Engineering Tech ~ Engineering And Technology ~ Interdisplinary Engineering ~ Other Interdisplinary Engineering n.e.c. - Engineering

Professional Membership

  • 1978 - 2022: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Live Senior Member), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (USA)
  • 1982 - 2022: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Fellow), Institute of Engineers Malaysia
  • 1983 - 2022: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Fellow), Institute of Engineering and Technology UK
  • 2002 - 2022: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Fellow), Akademi Sains Malaysia
  • 2005 - 2022: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (International Professional Registration Advisor for Malaysia), Institute of Engineering and Technology (UK)

Teaching Responsibilities

Computer Architecture and Systems Design 2018/2019 2020/2021 2021/2022 2019/2020 2017/2018
COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN 2019/2020 2020/2021 2016/2017
ELECTRIC CIRCUITS 2015/2016 2019/2020 2017/2018 2016/2017 2018/2019 2020/2021 2021/2022
FINAL YEAR PROJECT I 2018/2019 2019/2020
Final Year Project II 2020/2021 2019/2020
PROJECT II 2020/2021

Research Projects

2016 - 2019 Modelling and Optimisation of Stepped Waveform Generation for Multilevel Inverters Topology Applications
2016 - 2018 Investigation on the Behaviour of Weapon Positioning System on Volatile Warship
2015 - 2018 An Intelligent method to Optimize Web Cache Replacement algorithm using Neuro-Fuzzy Approach
2019 - Present The Role of Fintech in attaining Financial Inclusion in selected IDB-Member Countries
2018 - Present A unique modeling of hybrid biomass-solar photovoltaic-wind turbine integrated microgrid
2017 - Present Application of Multi-objective Cuckoo Search in Power Restoration System for Highly Reliable Distribution Network

Award & Recognition

21 Jul, 2017 Tokoh Sains dan Teknologi - Parlimen Ketereh Kelantan State
15 Aug, 2015 Emeritus Professor - Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) National
01 Jun, 2011 Darjah Gemilang Pangkuan Negeri - Negeri Pulau Pinang State
01 Apr, 2002 Darjah Paduka Mahkota Perak - Palace of Perak State