Dr. Rosihan M. Ali is Professor of Mathematics at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He received his B. Sc (Distinction) from University of Nevada in 1979, and his M. Sc and Ph. D from Texas Tech University in 1981 and 1985 respectively.
Prof. Ali research activities, which often engaged collaboration with distinguished international mathematicians, specialize in the area of complex function theory. His publications have received very credible citations from the database MathSciNet by the American Mathematical Society and Web of Science. His scholarly works have garnered several accolades, notably the national Best Research Paper Award in the Category of Science, Technology and Medicine from the Malaysian Council on Scholarly Publications (MAPIM) for three consecutive years from 2008 – 2010, and Best Research Paper Award from the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society.
Prof Ali regularly receives invitations for keynote, plenary and invited addresses. His recent talks include those in Mierki, Poland (2018), Atlanta, Georgia (2017), IIT–Roorkee, India (2016), Bali, Indonesia, (2016), Ohrid, Macedonia (2015), Busan, Korea (2013), and Cluj–Napoca, Romania (2011).
Prof Ali also engages the regional mathematical community. He is Malaysia's representative in the Council of the Southeast Asian Mathematical Society (SEAMS), a consortium of 10 regional national mathematical societies. Indeed, he has been on the Council since 2004, and was SEAMS President for the 2008 – 2009 term.
Prof. Ali's main contribution to the national mathematical community is to serve as Editor–In–Chief of the Bulletin of the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society, a scholarly journal published jointly with USM and Springer. His editorial efforts since 1998 have led to the Bulletin being indexed in the Science Citation Index Expandedof Web of Science and Scopus, as well as a Reference List Journal in the discipline database MathSciNet by AMS. The Bulletin is the sole journal to have received the national CREAM Award from the Ministry of Education (& MoHE), Malaysia for four consecutive years (2015 – 2018) since the inception of the award in 2015.
Prof. Ali has served as USM Deputy Vice–Chancellor (Academic and International Affairs) from 2005 – 2007, and Dean of the School of Mathematical Sciences from 1995 – 2001. He was a member of the University Board of Governors from 2011 – 2014. Prof. Ali also served as a member of the National Science and Research Council, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia from 2011 – 2015.
In 2008, Prof. Ali was inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, as well as a Fellow of the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society, and in 2010, as a Fellow of the Malaysian Scientific Association. He is a recipient of the University 2008 Distinguished Personality Award (Tokoh USM peringkat Kebangsaan) and the 2012 Distinguished Personality Award (Tokoh USM peringkat Antarabangsa). With the consent of His Royal Highness DYMM Sultan of Pahang, Prof. Ali was conferred State Honours the Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) (which carries the title Dato') in May 2006, and the Sri Indera Mahkota Pahang (SIMP) (which carries the title Dato' Indera) on September 26, 2017.