Dr. Abd Karim Alias is a Professor of Food Technology at the School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and current Director of the Centre for Development of Academic Excellence.
He was the recipient of the prestigious National Academic Award in 2008 for teaching from the Ministry of Higher Education (Malaysia) and has been recognised as the Top 50 Educators is Asia Pacific from Terrapin Asia in 2015.
Dr Karim is a strong advocate of leveraging the Internet as an alternative medium for learning and teaching. He has developed and maintained a few teaching portals, websites, and blogs related to teaching/learning and research. As of September 18, 2017, his teaching videos on YouTube Channel have received 405,172 views from 200+ countries, with an estimated minute watched of 1,180,586 (2 years 89 days) and a total of 1000+ subscribers.