Senior academics join HWUM

HERIOT-Watt University Malaysia (HWUM) has appointed Prof David Chek Ling Ngo as the its research and enterprise director and School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences academic staff member, and Prof Deborah Hall as the varsity’s School of Social Sciences psychology head.

HWUM provost and chief executive officer Prof Mushtak Al-Atabi said the appointment of such established academic leaders will strategically position the university better in the post-Covid-19 recovery period.

Prior to his appointment, Prof Ngo had served as deputy vice-chancellor of research at Wawasan Open University and Sunway University, and dean of information technology at Universiti Malaya and Multimedia University. An experienced researcher, he is on the editorial boards of ISI-indexed journals, and the advisory boards of university faculties, and national funds and awards.

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