Professor Dr. Yap Bee Wah graduated with a BSc (Hons) (Mathematics Education) from University Sains Malaysia. She then obtained her Masters of Statistics degree from University of California, Riverside, USA and her PhD(Statistics) from University of Malaya. She recently joined UniTAR International University in 2021 and besides teaching, will spearhead the university research and consultancy unit.

Professor Dr. Yap Bee Wah was formerly a faculty member of the Center of Statistical and Decision Science Studies in Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences (FSKM), Universiti Teknologi MARA. Her research interests are in Big Data Analytics, computational statistics and multivariate data analysis. Her research works are in healthcare, environment and business analytics She was the Head of Advanced Analytics Engineering Centre (AAEC), a Research Interest Group in Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences (2016 – 2020). In February 2021, AAEC became a Centre of Excellence of UiTM with the name Institute of Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (IBDAAI). She is now the Principal Fellow of IBDAAI, UiTM.