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Prof. Dr. Tharek Abd Rahman


Prof. Dr. Tharek Abd Rahman has been appointed as Commission Member of the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission effective from 4 August 2022 for a period of two (2) years.

Prof. Dr. Tharek Abd Rahman was a Professor in wireless communication at School of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He obtained his BSc (Honours) (Electrical Engineering) from University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom; MSc in Communication Engineering from UMIST, Manchester, United Kingdom; and PhD in Mobile Communication from University of Bristol, United Kingdom.

He conducted research related to mobile communications, antenna and propagation. He has also conducted various short courses related to mobile and satellite communication to the telecommunications industry and government agencies since 1988. Prof. Dr. Tharek Abd Rahman has published more than 300 scientific papers in journals and conferences and obtained many national and international awards. More than 30 PhD students had graduated under his supervision. He is an active member in several research academic entities and has been appointed as Fellow of Academy Science Malaysia.

Prof. Dr. Tharek Abd Rahman plays a leading role in establishing the first 5G initiatives in Malaysia. To foster collaboration and partnership between the academia and industry in 5G activities in Malaysia, Prof Dr. Tharek also works closely with international 5G initiatives such as 5G Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5G MF) from Japan and 5G Forum from Korea to promote knowledge transfer and the collaboration in 5G research and development activities.