Dr Wida Susanty Haji Suhaili holds the assistant professor position at the School of Computing and Informatics at the Universiti Teknologi Brunei. She is the project coordinator for the School where she oversees all the student projects within the School. She is the thrust lead for Digital and Creativity research thrust in the University. Dr Wida has recently been focusing on SMART Initiative projects, after obtaining her PhD, and is actively involved in SMART research projects under ASEAN ICT Virtual Organization of ASEAN Institutes and National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan with the theme SMART Environment, Smart Agriculture, and Smart Disaster Management.
Through the ASEAN S&T Fellowship, Dr Wida under the Department of Agriculture and Agrifood, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism, will be involved in formulating a policy creation guidelines regarding various Science, Technology, and Innovation issues, specifically in paddy plantation. She will focus on the use of STI in the improvement of paddy plantation in Brunei, where the adoption of these innovations can then be translated and replicated for other water problems.
Dr Wida received both her B.Sc. in Computer Science (2003) and M.Sc. in Computer and Internet Technologies (2004) with Honours from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK), and Ph.D. in Education Technology from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh in the United Kingdom (2015).