Aulia was born in small village called Batuhampar, Payakumbuh in West Sumatera, Indonesia in 1968. He finished his undergraduate study on Electrical Engineering in 1996 from Universitas Sriwijaya, Palembang, Indonesia and got Master of Engineering (MEng.) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2009. Now he is a PhD student at same universiti. He works as a lecturer in the Electrical Engineering Department, Universitas Andalas since 1997 until now, and published several conference papers nationally and internationally. His research interests are high voltage and high current engineering specially in area of lightning detection and mapping, lightning protection, partial discharge and new nano based composite material for electrical insulation. LabView is the major tool for him to control data acquisition system and data analysis. He also shows his interest in green energy like micro hydro, wind power and ocean wave energy converter.