Zalila Ali



Mrs Zalila binti Ali
MSc Statistics, Western Michigan University, Michigan, USA.
BSc Statistics, Western Michigan University, Michigan, USA.

Email: | Room No.: 042 | Phone: 04-6534775





A senior lecturer who has been teaching for over 20 years.  Has supervised many projects and dissertations in the area of statistical modeling. Provided statistical advice and consultancy for researchers in conducting statistical analysis.

Selected publications:

  1. Zalila Ali, Norlida Mohd. Noor, Rafiqul Islam Chowdhury, 2003, A Markov Chain Regression Model with an Application, Proceedings of the National Conference Management Science and Operations Research (NCMSOR), 201-209.   
  2. Su Jin Chye, Zalila Ali, Noor Aziah Abdul Aziz and Ruzita  Ahmad, 2013, Effects of Carrageenan and Jackfruit Puree on theTexture of Goat’s Milk Dadih using Response Surface Methodology, International Journal of Dairy Technology V66 No3, 424-430.
  3. Nur Hanim Mohd Salleh, Zalila Ali, Norlida Mohd. Noor, Adam Baharum, Ahmad Ramli Saad, Husna Mahirah Sulaiman, and Wan Muhamad Amir W. Ahmad, 2014, Modelling the Breeding of Aedes Albopictus Species in an Urban Area in Pulau Pinang using Polynomial Regression, Proceedings of the 21st National Symposium on Mathematical Sciences, SKSM21.
  4. Nooriati Taib, Aldrin Abdullah, Zalila Ali, Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil and Foong Swee Yeok, 2014, Trends in the air temperature of transitional spaces of a high-rise office building: The effects of season and location, Indoor and Built Environment, 1-13.
  5. Nur Ain Abd Aziz, Zalila Ali, Norlida Mohd Nor, Adam Baharum and Maizurah Omar, 2016, Modeling Multinomial Logistic Regression on Characteristics of Smokers after the Smoke-Free Campaign in the Area of Melaka, AIP Conference Proceedings, SKSM23.

Research Interest:

  1. Statistical Modeling of Quantitative Data
  2. Statistical Modeling of Polynomial Data
  3. Statistical Modeling of Nominal Data
  4. Statistical Modeling using Markov Chain


A blissful sight of the South China Sea near Besut Terengganu, returning from SKSM24



Teaching and Supervision


No. Course Code Course Name
1. MAT161 Elementary Statistics
2. MSG162 Applied Statistical Methods
3. MAT263 Probability Theory
4. MSG265 Design and Analysis of Experiments
5. MSG466 Multivariate Analysis


Level Year Name Title
Masters 2016

Rosliza binti Musa

A Weighted Least Squares Regression on Paddy Production in Muda Agricltural Development Authority (MADA) Area of Kedah and Perlis.
    Assif Shamim Mustaffa Sulaiman Modeling Multinomial Logistic Regression For Back Pain Illness Among Patients In A Rural Area Of Kelantan
    Aizat Hanis Annas Goh A Quadratic Regression Modeling on Paddy Production in the Area of Perlis.
  2015 Nor Amira binti Mohamad Multinomial logistic regression modeling of stress level among secondary school teachers in Kubang Pasu District, Kedah.
  2014 Amirul Syafiq Mohd Ghazali Multinomial logistic regression modelling of obesity and overweight among primary school students in a rural area of Negeri Sembilan
  2012 Ainur Amira binti Kamaruddin Modelling of Binary Logistic regression for Obesity Among Secondary Students in a Rural Area of Kedah
    Nur Hanim binti Mohd Salleh Modelling the Breeding of Aedes Albopictus Species in an Urban Area in Pulau Pinang using Polynomial Regression
Bachelors 2016 Intan Wadhiatul Aqidah Kaaffah and Norhikmah Binti Darus Covariance Anaylsis On Consumers' Satisfaction Towards Five Different Brands Of Commercial Egg Tofu
  2015 Lim Jia Hui

Binary Regression Modelling on

Childhood Obesity among Primary School Students

    Noorshazzwanee binti Ahmad and Nur Azimah binti        Mohd Binary Regression Modelling on Suicidal Intent among Parasuicide Patients in the State of Kedah.
  2014 Tyo Chin Siong and Tan Joo Wei Regression Modelling on Workplace Stress among Academic Staff.
  2013 Sam Chung Yan and Law Yee Yee The Application of Regression Analysis For Factors Affecting the Strength of Internal Bond for a Particleboard.
    Leong Zhen Yin and Koe Shi Lei Modeling Debit Cards' Adoption using Regression Analysis.


Research Grants
  1. Models for Repeated Measures : Some Theoretical Extensions, FRGS, 1/7/2002-30/6/2004
  2. Models for Multiple Modes of Failure in Solving Optimization Problems in Operations, USM Short Term, 15/8/2007-14/8/2009
  3. Some Fundamental Issues Concerning Longitudinal Models: Theory and Applications, Ministry of Higher Education, 15/10/2007-15/10/2010
  4. Modified Bayesian of a Linear Regression Method Applied to Dental Public Health, USM Short Term, 15/5/2016-14/5/2018
Possible Research Title
  1. Statistical Modeling of Ordinal Data
  2. Statistical Modeling using Bayesian Approach

List of publications:

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Published papers:         

  1. Nursakinah Suardi, Bashiru Kayode Sodipo, Mohd Zulkifli Mustafa, Zalila Ali, 2016, Effect of Visible Laser Light on ATP level of Anaemic Red Blood Cell, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 162, 703–706.
  2. Nor Amira Abdul Rahman, Zalila Ali, Wan Fatma Zuharah and Nik Fadzly, Counting with Colours? Effect of Colours on the Numerical Abilities of House Crows (Corvus splendens) and Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis), 2016, Tropical Life Sciences Research, 27(2), 1-12.
  3. Wan Muhamad Amir W Ahmad, Mohamad Arif Bin Awang Nawi, Nor Azlida Aleng, Nurfadhlina Abdul Halim, Mustafa Mamat, Mohd Pouzi Hamzah, Zalila Ali, 2014, Association of hypertension with risk factors using logistic regression, Applied Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 8 no. 52, 2563-2572.
  4. Muath Fahmi Najjar, Noorizan Abd Aziz, Yahaya Hassan, Rozina Ghazali, Hadeer Akram Abdul AlRazzaq, Zalila Ali, 2010, Predictors of polypharmacy and adverse drug reactions     among geriatric in patients at Malaysian hospital, HealthMED Volume 4 Number 2  2010, 273-283.

Conference Proceedings:

  1. Amirul Syafiq Mohd Ghazali, Zalila Ali, Norlida Mohd Noor and Adam Baharum, 2015, Multinomial Logistic Regression Modelling of Obesity and Overweight among Primary School Students in a Rural Area of Negeri Sembilan, AIP Conference Proceedings, SKSM23.
  2. Nursakinah Suardi, M.S. Jaafar, Abdul Rahim Hussein and Zalila Ali, 2014, Effects of DPSS Green Laser Irradiation on Anaemic Red Blood Cells, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Photonics (ICP2014).
  3. Hend A. A. Houssein, M.S. Jaafar, Zalila Ali, 2009, Effect of Low Power Helium -Neon Laser Irradiation on Human Blood Parameters, Proceedings of The 3rd Asian Physics Symposium (APS 2009).
  4. Nur'Aini Abdul Rashid, Rosni Abdullah, Abdullah Zawawi Haji Talib, Zalila Ali, 2006, Fast Dynamic Programming Based Sequence Alignment Algorithm, Proceedings of Distributed Frameworks for Multimedia Application (DFMA 2006), Proceedings of DFMA 2006. The 2nd International Conference on Distributed Frameworks for Multimedia Applications.


Statistical Consultation

Title Role Sponsor Duration
  1. The Statistical Research and Consultancy Bureau (BIPSTA), School of Mathematical Sciences, USM, Penang.



  2004 -
  1. Statistical Short Courses for Multivariate Data Analysis.


Univariate ANOVA

Multivariate ANOVA

School of Mathematical Sciences, USM, Penang

18-19 Aug 2015

17-18 Nov 2014

18-19 June 2013

9-10 April 2012

27-28 July 2010

18-19 Oct,

27-28 Oct 2010

  1. Studying the Impact of Equitable Economy Agenda of Penang



Penang Institute, Penang. 2014
  1. Statistical Short Courses     


Logistic Regression

School of Mathematical Sciences, USM, Penang 12-13 Apr 2013
  1. Workshop on Personal and Professional Development


Univariate ANOVA

Multivariate ANOVA

Institute of Postgraduate Studies, USM, Penang

19 July,

24 July 2012.

14-15 March,

27 Oct,

22 Dec,

28 Dec 2011

1 Oct,

7 Oct 2010.

  1. Class of Graduate Science Learning (Medical Research) TMR 504 - Professional and Research Skills

Advanced Medical and

Dental Institute, USM, Penang.

9 Nov,

16 Nov,

23 Nov,  

26 Nov 2011.

11 Aug,

1 Sept,

22 Sept,

6 Oct 2010.

  1. Workshop: Skills on the Use of SPSS for Research Projects
Facilitator Universti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Merbok, Kedah 19 – 20 Dec 2005
  1. Supervisory Visit to Sedaya College in collaboration with School of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
  Sedaya College, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. 2 Nov 2001

Other Relevant Information

Mrs Zalila binti Ali
MSc Statistics, Western Michigan University, Michigan, USA.
BSc Statistics, Western Michigan University, Michigan, USA.

Email: | Room No.: 042 | Phone: 04-6534775