Assoc. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Ahmad ‘Athif Mohd Faudzi
Director, Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIRO UTM)
Assoc. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Ahmad `Athif Bin Mohd Faudzi received the B. Eng. in Computer Engineering, the M. Eng. in Mechatronics and Automatic Control from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia and the Dr. Eng. in System Integration from Okayama University, Japan in 2004, 2006, and 2010 respectively. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Tokyo Institute of Technology from 2015 to 2017. From March 2019 to date, he is the director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIRO), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia. He is mainly engaged in the research fields of actuators (pneumatic, soft mechanism, hydraulic, and motorized actuators) working in field robotics, bioinspired robotics and biomedical applications. He is a Professional Engineer (PEng), a Charted Engineer (CEng), president for Persatuan Saintis Muslim Malaysia (PERINTIS), committee member of the Malaysia IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) and a member of two Akademi Sains Malaysia Special Interest Group (ASM SIG) of Biodiversity and Robotics. Currently, he is the leader for R&D subgroup Malaysia National Robotic Roadmap. In 2020, he received the Top Research Scientist Malaysia (TRSM) award in the area of Robotics.