Syaheerah (Shaheerah) Lebai Lutfi is currently pursuing a PhD at Grupo de Technología del Habla (GTH) – Speech Technology Group, University Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, under the supervision of Prof. Juan Manuel Montero. Her stay is funded by a joint fellowship from the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and University Science Malaysia (USM).
She obtained a BSc. Computing from Bolton University, UK , in 2000 and a Masters in Software Engineering from University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 2007, also with a USM scholarship. Upon completing her PhD, she will return to USM to serve the Computer Science Faculty .
During Jan – April 2011, she did a research stay at MACS, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, as a visiting researcher where she was involved with the EU funded FP7 project eCUTE. eCUTE has eight European and Japanese partners and aims on developing innovative technologically-enhanced learning approaches in cultural understanding and sensitivity that will help to deal with cultural problems, targeting young adults (18-25 y/o) and children (9-11).
Before entering the research field, she spent three years in the industry – as an IT Executive at MaybanLife Berhad, KL and Systems Analyst at National Poison Centre, USM Penang
Here is her CV in pdf, if you’re interested in further details. If you don’t appreciate extra pages popping up, here’s a quick view: