Invited Speakers




Ramlee Mustapha
Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia


Dr. Ramlee Mustapha is a Professor of Technical and Vocational Education at the Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) [the Sultan Idris Education University]. In 2010, he was appointed as the Dean for Post-Graduate Studies at UPSI. A year later, he is appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education at UPSI. In 2017, he was appointed as the 5th President of the Asian Academic Society for Vocational Education and Training (AASVET). Dr. Ramlee Mustapha holds a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering (BSChE) from University of Alabama, USA. His first Masters degree in Educational Administration (M.Ed) from Eastern New Mexico University, USA and his second Masters degree in Industrial Technology (M.Sc) from Purdue University, USA. He earned a doctoral degree in Technical and Vocational Education (Ph.D) also from Purdue University, USA.



Suraya Masrom, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia


Associate Professor Ts. Dr. Suraya Masrom leads the Machine Learning and Interactive Visualization (MaLIV) Research Group at the Perak Branch of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), MALAYSIA. She serves as the chief editor of the Mathematical Sciences and Informatics Journal published by UiTM Press and has been recognized as the recipient of the university's Best Journal Editor award in 2023. She received her Ph.D. in Information Technology and Quantitative Science from UiTM in 2015. Her professional journey began in the realm of information technology, holding a position as an Associate Network Engineer at Ramgate Systems Sdn. Bhd (a subsidiary of DRB-HICOM) in June 1996, shortly after completing her bachelor's degree in computer science from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in March 1996.
After achieving a master's degree in computer science from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2001, she transitioned into an academic career, starting as a lecturer at UTM. Her path led her to the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) campus in Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia, in 2004. Her commitment to excellence in education was acknowledged when she was honored with the Best Educator award as part of the University Academic Award Program in 2019.
Suraya Masrom remains a highly active researcher in the fields of meta-heuristics search approach, scripting language, machine learning, and educational technology. Her research endeavors have secured substantial funding, totaling 600K in grants, encompassing 10K in international grants, 20K in industry grants, and 900K in national grants. Over the past five years, she has authored and co-authored more than 200 indexed journal and conference papers, culminating in a noteworthy h-index of 6 in Scopus and 8 in Google Scholar from 404 citations. For those wishing to get in touch, she can be reached via email at