Associate Professor Leow Soo Kar

Associate Professor Leow Soo Kar

  • Associate Professor
Department of Applied Statistics


Leow Soo Kar is Associate Professor at the School of Mathematical Sciences. Prior to joining Sunway University, Dr Leow was with Universiti Putra Malaysia, Monash University and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. With over 30 years of experience in academia, he has taught postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Applied Mathematics and Operations Research, as well as supervised both Master’s and PhD students to completion. Currently, he teaches Mathematical Methods and Simulation to students in the Actuarial Studies programme.


Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • PhD in Operations Research, North Carolina State University, USA (1986)
  • MSc in Operational Research, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK (1973)
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics, University of Malaya, Malaysia (1970)

Research Interests

  • Operations research
  • Mathematical programming
  • Evolutionary computation
  • Simulation

Notable Publications

  1. Foong, H. H., Leow S. K., & Ong, T. J. (2012). Probabilistic selection in cellular genetic algorithm. 8th International Conference on Natural Computation. doi:10.1109/ICNC.2012.6234715.
  2. Leow, S. K. (2013). Modeling signalized traffic intersections using SAS simulation studio. Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, 908-913.
  3. Leow, S. K. (2014). Analysis and simulation of a city bus route. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1635, 609. doi:10.1063/1.4903644.
  4. Leow, S. K. (2014). An analysis of the number of parking bays and checkout counters for a supermarket using SAS simulation studio. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1605, 1195. doi:10.1063/1.4887760.
  5. Leow, S. K. (2016). Modelling lift operations with SAS simulation studio. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1782, 040009. doi:10.1063/1.4966076