Mahathir attended RMIT University before joining IBM Research. His doctorate work focused on the networking issues in modern online games, with related interests in peer-to-peer network overlays, virtual environments, voronoi diagrams, and content delivery networks.
His work has appeared in IEEE JSAC and TPDS, as well as various conferences. A full list can be found here.
Always dabbling in new things, his recent expertise includes systems administration, mobile/web development, IoT, robotics, and agent-simulations. He is also still very fond of cupcakes.