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YBrs. Prof Dr Tharek Abd Rahman


YBrs. Prof. Dr. Tharek Abd Rahman was appointed as a Commission Member of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission on 7 July 2020, for a period of two (2) years.

He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom; a Master's Degree in Communication Engineering from UMIST, Manchester, United Kingdom; and a PhD in Mobile Communication from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom.

Prof. Dr. Tharek is currently serving the School of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He is conducting researches related to mobile communications, antenna, and propagation. Prior to this, he conducted various short courses on mobile and satellite communication for the telecommunications industry and government agencies. Prof. Dr. Tharek has published over 300 scientific papers and journals whereby his ideas won national and international recognition. He is an active member of several research academic entities and has been appointed as Fellow of Academy Science Malaysia.
Prof Dr. Tharek plays a key role in developing 5G Malaysia initiatives. He connects the academia and the industry, forming effective collaborations and partnerships. This includes the engagements with Japan's 5G Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5G MF) and Korea's 5G Forum, which promotes knowledge transfer and the collaboration in 5G research and development.