Dr. Harlisya is an associate professor in the Avionics Section at the UniKL MIAT, where she has been instrumental in establishing a "Satellite Communication & Avionics System Integration (SCASI)" research lab. She is also a postgraduate coordinator for UniKL MIAT. Her areas of research include Avionics, Satellite Communication, Complex Adaptive and Predictive Systems and System Engineering. Dr. Harlisya earned her PhD at the University of Malaya in Mobile Satellite Communication. She had her MSc in Satellite Communication at Aberdeen University, United Kingdom and her bachelor degree in Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom. She has been heavily involved in research lines for more than 18 years in Avionics (Satellite Communications). She registered several patents and she has several funded grants from national agencies. She has published papers in referred journals and conference proceedings and outstanding teaching and supervision activities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She was awarded as Anugerah Pengajar Muda 2010 (Applied Science and Engineering Cluster), for Anugerah Pengajaran Putra UPM 2010 (APP10). She has supervised master's thesis works and PhD works. She has been appointed as a reviewer for referred journals. She has also conducted and organised several research related workshop.