Postgraduate research student
Born in west coast Sabah, Malaysia and raised in Southern Illinois, United States has given Fara abundant exposure since she was young. Through her love of technology and its potential to inspire change, Fara has worked vividly in information technology industry for more than ten years. Fara received the Malaysia Public Service Department (JPA) scholarship while undergoing her undergraduate degree. In 2006, she was awarded First Class Honours in BSc. Information System Engineering by Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. Her final year project involved developing a Location Viewer for Residential Property System (ReProS) using Spatial Database.
Fara’s information technology experience includes two years as an application and system engineer at oil and gas and multinational companies. Some of her work involves building applications for HMI terminals. Her most recent experience was serving the Ministry of Higher Education (Malaysia) for eight years holding the role as a System Administrator and also supported the Database Administrator role in the Data Centre Unit. There her focus on strategic planning for key areas of operational, governance & policy, security and service management. She was awarded Excellent Service Award for year 2009. While there, she earned her MSc with focus on data model for bioinformatics as a part time student in 2011. Her dissertation title is "A Graph Data Model for Human Cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes to organise pharmacogenomics knowledge".
Currently Fara is pursuing her lifelong dream to become an independent researcher. She is now a PhD candidate at University of Southampton, United Kingdom.
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