Prof., Dr. Muhammad Zarlis was born in Medan, on July 1, 1957. He obtained his Bachelor of Physics at the University of Sumatera Utara in 1984, Master of Computer Science at the University of Indonesia (UI) – Sandwich Program at the University of Maryland (UoM), USA (1990) and Doctor (Ph.D) of Computer Science at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (2002), and has been a Professor in Computer Science/Information, since 2009 until now.
He became the director of Akademi Manajemen Informatika & Komputer (AMIK) Kesatria Medan (1990-1996), Staff of Pusat Jasa Ketenagakerjaan (PJK) USU Medan (1992-1996). Then, he became a Permanent Lecturer at Fakultas Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam (FMIPA) USU Medan, (1986-2011). During his career as a lecturer at University of Sumatera Utara, he was assigned as Head of the Computer Science Undergraduate Program at FMIPA USU (2002-2010), Head of the Computer Network and Internet Laboratory at Computer Science Undergraduate Program at FMIPA USU (2006-2011), Member of the Faculty Senate of FMIPA USU Medan, (2002-2004), Member of Advisory Council of FMIPA USU Medan (2004-2011), staff of Pusat Komputer (Puskom) USU Medan (1991-2005), Member of the Board of Professors of USU since August 1, 2006. Moreover, since 2011 until now (2021), he is a permanent lecturer at Fakultas Ilmu Komputer dan Teknologi Informasi (Fasilkom-TI) USU. In 2009-2016, he was assigned as Head of the Informatics Masters Study Program (S-2) of Fasilkom-TI USU, Dean of Fakultas Ilmu Komputer dan Teknologi Informasi (Fasilkom-TI) (2012-2016), and Head of Computer Science Doctoral Study Program (S-3) of Fasilkom-TI USU (2014-2016).
In addition to his involvement as a lecturer, he is also active in the assessment team such as assessor of BAN-PT (2007-present), Assessor of Lecturer Certification of Kemenristekdikti (2008-present), Member of BAPERJAKAT (Badan Pertimbangan Kenaikan Pangkat dan Jabatan) USU Lecturers (2012-2016), Assessment Team for Promotion and Position of Lecturer Kopertis / L2Dikti Region I Sumatera Utara (2015-present), Scientific Work Assessment Team (Peer Reviewer) for Promotion of Lecturer Rank/Position to Professor in Computer Science/Informatics (2009-present), Head of Gugus Jaminan Mutu (GJM) at Fakultas Ilmu Komputer dan Teknologi Informasi (Fasilkom-TI) USU (2012-2016), Head of Gugus Kendali Mutu at Computer Science Doctoral Program (S-3) of Fasilkom-TI USU (2014-2016). 2016). In addition, he was also appointed as a reviewer at several seminars and journals such as being a Bestari Partner at Jurnal Nasional: Jurnal Komputer dan Informatika (2015-present), Kominfo ICT Journal (2012-present), Reviewer at Seminar Nasional Teknologi Informasi dan Komunikasi (2019), Reviewers at National Seminars: KNSI 2012 Bali, KNSI 2012 Bali, KNSI 2013 Mataram, KNSI 2014 Makasar, Senarai 2014 Medan, SNIf 2013 Medan, SNIf 2014 Medan, SNIf 2015 Medan, Semnas Teknomedia Yogya 6-7 Feb 2015, SENATKOM 2015 Padang, and as Resource Person at the Workshop on Research Methods and Scientific Article Writing for State University/Lecturers (2012), and several other achievements that he has obtained.
Prof., Dr. Muhammad Zarlis is also active in the field of research and service in the fields of intelligent system research, computer security, computation, and is ranked 7th at the University of Sumatera Utara. (source: SINTA)
Prof., Dr. Muhammad Zarlis is known as a friendly person and likes to help others because he applies two things in his life, which are smile and give benefit.