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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hazlina Selamat

Associate Professor, Control & Mechatronic Engineering Dpt., Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Associate Professor Dr Hazlina Selamat is a lecturer and professional engineer at the School of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). She is the President of the Malaysian Society for Automatic Control Engineers (MACE), which is the National Member Organization of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), the world’s most influential control engineering association. She is also the Director and Co-Founder of Apt Touch Sdn. Bhd., a company that designs and manufactures electronic fuel injection systems for small engines. Between 2014 and 2019, she was the Director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIRO), UTM and the core team member that develops the National AI Roadmap for Malaysia in 2021. With a team of AI experts from the academia and industry, she works on establishing the Malaysia Artificial Intelligence Consortium that brings together key AI players in Malaysia with the aim of supporting the AI ecosystem in Malaysia through AI talent development programs and AI research collaborations. She conducts courses that explain about AI to various groups of people: students, people from the industry, government officers and the general public. She was awarded the US-ASEAN Science & Technology Fellowship in 2018 and Leaders in Innovation Fellowship by the Royal of Academy UK in 2017.

Dr Hazlina Selamat’s principal areas of interest are modelling and system identification, control system design and artificial intelligence. Her current research works are in the area of control system design for exoskeletons; crowd modeling, control and simulation for safer building design; and energy optimization.


Dr Hazlina obtained her PhD and MEng. in Electrical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2007 and 2000 respectively. Before that, she received a full scholarship from Malaysian Public Service Department to do her A-Levels in Roedean School, Brighton, England (1993-1995) and her first degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London (1995-1998).