Ahmad 'Athif Mohd Faudzi
Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Ahmad `Athif Mohd Faudzi received a BEng in Computer Engineering and an MEng in Mechatronics and Automatic Control from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and a 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. He was also a fellow in the Academia-Industry Talent Exchange Programme (AI-xChange): Ceo@Faculty Programme 2.0 \'Coached by the Pro\' under Todd Ashton, CEO of Ericsson Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. from 2018 to 2019. He is currently the director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIRO), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is a Professional Engineer with Practicing Certificate (PEPC), 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 ASM-YSN, Akademi Sains Malaysia Special Interest Group ASM-SIG Biodiversity, and ASM-SIG Robotics. He is the leader of the R&D subgroup Malaysia National Robotic Roadmap. In 2020, he received the Top Research Scientist Malaysia (TRSM) award in Robotics. He is mainly engaged in the research fields of actuators (pneumatic, soft mechanism, hydraulic, and motorized actuators) with a focus on robotics, bioinspired robotics, and biomedical applications.