Prof TPr Dr Jamalunlaili Abdullah is currently a Professor of Town and Regional Planning and Dean of Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying (FSPU), Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia which he joined in 1997. Academically, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from East Carolina University, North Carolina, Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwelth University, Virginia and PhD in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University, New York, USA. His previous position was a Deputy Dean (Academic) of FSPU, Director of Centre for Entrepreneurial Human Capital Development at MASMED UiTM as well as a two and a half year working experience in Chesterfield County Planning Department, Virginia.
Professionally, Prof Jamalunlaili is a Registered Town Planner with Board of Town Planner Malaysia (LPBM) as well as a professional town planner with Malaysia Institute of Planners (MIP). He is currently a board member of the LPBM and as well as former council member of the MIP. He was also previously a steering committee member of Commission on Marginalization, International Geographical Union. In addition to his extensive administrative and professional experiences, Prof Jamalunlaili is actively involved in research and consultancy. He has published more than 50 papers in journals and presented more than 70 papers in international and national conferences in addition to receiving various research and consultancy grants.
Prof Jamalunlaili is also currenly the Commanding Officer of Kapal DiRaja Sri Klang, a unit of Royal Malaysian Navy Volunteer Reserve, which he joined since 1997, holding the rank of Kepten PSSTLDM.
Muna Hanim Abdul Samad is an Associate Professor and the Master of Architecture Coordinator of the Architecture Programme in the School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia. She obtained her PhD in the field of FIRE SAFETY DESIGN from the University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), United Kingdom in 1995. Prior to that she completed her Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) and Post-Graduate Diploma in Architecture at Manchester Polytechnic now known as Manchester Metropolitan University from 1985 to 1990.
Since she joined USM, due to her awareness on green issues in her architecture training in UK, she developed a strong interest in sustainable design and advocated the curriculum of the architecture programme in USM towards sustainability previously with Eotecture branding, while she was the head of architecture programme. She engaged herself in various research and published many academic writings on environmental issues including on Indoor Environmental Quality. She is also a committee member of USM’s People with Disability Cluster and was involved in various Universal Design audit of buildings in USM and the State of Penang, Malaysia.
Surapong Lertsithichai received his Doctorate and Master degrees in the area of Computer-Aided Design from Harvard University and a Master of Architecture from Yale University. His research interest and professional expertise lies in CAD software development, interactive media, digital entertainment and tangible user interfaces. Prior to joining INDA Chulalongkorn University, Surapong joined Fuji-Xerox Palo Alto Laboratory in California as a research scientist developing intelligent software and digital solutions for workplaces
Laina Hilma Sari is a lecturer in Architecture Department, Syiah Kuala University. She received her Bachelor in Architecture at Syiah Kuala University in 2003. Further, in 2005 and 2008 she pursued her master and Doctoral degree in Sustainable Architecture in Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. Her research interests are on thermal comfort, daylight evaluation, and green building. Her article about environmental assessment of post-tsunami housing in Banda Aceh was selected as the best proceeding paper by emerald publisher in 2010 and published in International Journal for Housing Science, She also had some research experiences in vernacular housing and old mosque conservations in architectural science perspective.