Arfika Nurhudatiana is a PhD from the School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore with SembCorp Scholarship in 2010. Her PhD thesis entitled “Relatively Permanent Pigmented or Vascular Skin Marks (RPPVSM) for Forensic Identification”. She worked with IBM Singapore for almost three years as a SAP consultant for a national healthcare IT system provider in Singapore where she was awarded with the Best of IBM Bravo award for her excellent contribution to the project. So far, she has published in one journal and three conferences, all of which as the first author, and filed one patent. The journal paper was published in the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, a reputable journal in her area, and was selected as a journal presentation at the IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS) 2013 in Guangzhou, China. She received financial supports from NTU to attend and present her research in international conferences in US, Canada, and China. She has two more first authored journal papers to be submitted in the near future. In addition to the papers and patents, she received the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Asia in 2012 for demonstrating outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement. Every year, only 15 female students in Asia are awarded with the scholarship. In the same year, she also won 1st place (dermatology category) at the Cureus Fall 2012 International Poster Competition for her collaboration study with Los Angeles Biomedical Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center entitled “Skin Marks as Novel Biometrics for Forensic Analysis”. She is now working as a researcher in Nanyang Technological University while waiting for graduation (expected June 2014). Her major research interests include pattern recognition, image processing, and computer vision.
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