Umar Zakir Abdul Hamid
A Ph.D. holder, Umar Zakir Abdul Hamid is one of the pioneering researchers in the autonomous vehicle (AV) field in Malaysia. Dr. Hamid was a member of Intelligent Drive Team of Vehicle System Engineering Research Group (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia). The team leads the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and AV-related research in Malaysia, where previous collaborators include Proton Holdings Berhad and Smart Mobility Research Center (Tokyo). Umar Zakir served as an AV Scientist with Moovita (Singapore & Malaysia) from 2017-2018, before embarking on a new journey as an AV Senior Engineer in Espoo, Finland. He is a reviewer for several prestigious journals and conferences in the automotive and robotics field.