AirAsia Recruitment Talk


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The Group Chief of Data Science at AirAsia, Mr. Kong-Wei Lye met up with students from the Department of Mathematical Sciences last Thursday to talk about the company’s digital transformation. As part of this transformation, they are building up capabilities in data science. He emphasised on the importance of optimisation methods, predictive probability models and computer programming among others in various operations and solutions in businesses. Thus, graduates with background in statistics, operations research and applied mathematics are steadily growing in demand and can be regarded as commodities for companies that are heavily involved in digital operations today and the years ahead.

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More than 150 postgraduate and undergraduate math students turned up for the talk. Also in attendance were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sharidan Shafie, the the Director for the Department of Mathematical Sciences; Dr. Arifah Bahar, the Director for UTM-Centre for Industrial & Applied Mathematics (UTM-CIAM); Prof. Dr. Zainal Abdul Aziz and lecturers from the department. After the session, Mr. Lye paid a courtesy call to the Faculty of Science Dean, Prof. Dr. Abdull Rahim Mohd Yusoff and the faculty’s management team. The discussion include possibility of further cooperation between the Faculty of Science and AirAsia Data Science Team.