SEPANG , Jul 21. –Five students from the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) bagged awards and honourable mentions at the 1st Xiamen Malaysia University Mathematics (XMUM) Competition Prize Giving Ceremony held in Sunsuria City, Sepang on 21 July 2019.

  • Silver Award: Wong Guan Louk ( Year 3, BSc. Mathematics)
  • Bronze Award: Phoon Jia Wei (Year 2, BSc. Industrial Mathematics)
  • Bronze Award: Wong Mun Long (Year 2, BSc. Industrial Mathematics)
  • Honourable Mention: Loh Wei Kit (Year 1, BSc. Mathematics)
  • Honourable Mention: Wong Ying Beng (Year 1, BSc. Mathematics)

More than 200 students from local universities and secondary schools took part in the competition. The competition was held a month earlier on the 23 June 2019 at Xiamen Malaysia University campus. Eleven students from the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, UTM participated in the competition, accompanied by Prof. Dr. Ali Hassan Mohamed Murid and senior lecturer, Dr. Norhaiza Ahmad.

UTM delegation include eleven students from the Faculty of Science accompanied by Prof. Dr. Ali Hassan Mohamed Murid and senior lecturer, Dr. Norhaiza Ahmad.

The eleven students who participated at the competition include seven students from the first-year Mathematics undergraduate program, three students from the second-year Industrial Mathematics undergraduate program and one student from the third-year Mathematics  undergraduate program:

  • Loh Wei Kit 1SSCE
  • Lui Dickson 1SSCE
  • Wong Ying Beng 1SSCE
  • Vini Bong Ee Woon 1SSCE
  • Vivian Sylvia Ting 1SSCE
  • Nur Alya Aishah Raslani 1SSCE
  • Leonardo Lance Lee Ling Xu 1SSCE
  • Wong Mun Long 2SSCM
  • Phoon Jia Wei 2SSCM
  • Yee Wei Jet 2SSCM
  • Wong Guan Louk 3SSCE

These students were selected to compete based on their screening test and training sessions performance conducted at UTM.

In preparation for this competition, the students had undergone a series of training, under the tutelage of  trainers: Prof. Dr. Ali Hassan Mohamed Murid, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mukhiddin Muminov, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor Muhainiah Mohd Ali, Dr. Fong Wan Heng and Dr. Hang See Pheng. The training classes are set daily for 1-2 hours after 5 pm, starting from 8 April to 9 May 2019.

This 1st XMUM 2019 was organized by the Faculty of Mathematics & Applied Mathematics at Xiamen Malaysia University. The four-hour exam covers up to first year undergraduate mathematics curriculum such as calculus, linear algebra, discrete mathematics, complex numbers, probability and statistics. The questions are of mathematical Olympiad standards and can be quite challenging.

UTM delegates for the 1st XMUM 2019 was financially supported by the Faculty of Science, UTM. We also thank XMUM organisers for providing breakfast and lunch on the day of the competition.

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.

More photos at: Galeri 2019

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.

Majlis Khatam Al-quran sempena Program Tadarus Al-Quran JSM 2019

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Kem Matematik Tambahan 2019 (K-Mat’19)

Maklumat lanjut: http://science.utm.my/mathematics/k-mat19/

Faculty of Science students to compete at the International Mathematical Olympiad in Uzbekistan

Four students from the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science are participating at Al-Khorezmi International Mathematical Olympiad for University Students (AKHIMO) in Uzbekistan on the 26-31 October 2018.

UTM AKHIMO Olympiad delegates with the Faculty of Science Dean Prof Abdull Rahim Mohd Yusoff, trainers and AKHIMO task force committee members. Standing from right: PM Dr. Mukhiddin Muminov, Prof. Dr. Tahir Ahmad, PM Dr. Ali Hassan Mohamed Murid, Nur Ilyana, Wan Nura’in Nabilah, Dean Prof Dr. Abdull Rahim, Siti Aisyah, Nur Syafiqah, Deputy Dean(Academic) PM Dr. Fadhilah Yusof, Dr. Sharifah Suhaila, PM Dr. Nor Muhainiah and Dr. Norhaiza.


International Mathematical Olympiad is a World Championship Competition held annually in various countries around the world. This is the first international mathematical Olympiad that Uzbekistan is hosting under the name, Al-Khorezmi International Mathematical Olympiad for University Students (AKHIMO).  AKHIMO 2018 is jointly organized by the National University of Uzbekistan and Urgench State University (the host) and will take place in Khorezm. The one-day competition for undergraduate students focuses on five problems of Algebra, Analysis, Number Theory, Geometry and Combinatorics.

UTM delegation is headed by Assoc. Professor Dr. Ali Hassan Mohamed Murid together with four final year B.Sc.  Mathematics (SSCE) students. They are Nur Ilyana Kamis, Nur Syafiqah Jasla, Wan Nura’in Nabilah Noranuar and Siti Aisyah Syahirah Sharulizam. The students are selected based on their excellent academic performance and their past experience competing at other international mathematical Olympiads.

In preparation for AKHIMO 2018, the students underwent a series of training under the tutelage of  Prof. Dr. Tahir Ahmad,  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Hassan Mohamed Murid, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mukhiddin Muminov and  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor Muhainiah Mohd Ali.

Training at UTM JB: Dr. Muhainiah’s class


Training at UTM JB: Prof. Tahir class


The competition is scheduled on Monday 29th October 2018. In the meantime students continue their training at their hotel in Uzbekistan.


Training continues in Khiva, Uzbekistan



AKHIMO 2018 is financially sponsored by the government of Uzbekistan. Accommodation, meals, excursions and flight tickets are generously sponsored by the organizing committee. UTM team is supported by Uzbekistan State World Language University (USWLU).

UTM Mathematics Olympian will be competing against 56 other universities in the competition including Russia, Uzbekistan and China. We wish them all the best!

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