Dr. Rashidah Funke Olanrewaju

Biography

Asst. Prof. Dr. Rashidah Funke Olanrewaju, a Nigerian citizen was born in 1973 in Kaduna, Kaduna State Nigeria. I earned BSc. Hons. Computer Science at University Putra Malaysia, with Second Class Upper (CGPA 3.41 of 4.00) with major in Software Engineering in 2002,  M.Sc. in Computer and Information Engineering with CGPA of 3.557 of 4.000 majoring in Information Engineering from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 2006. I earned Ph.D. (Engineering) in August 2011 with specialization in Information Security in Digital Image Processing where I identified watermark embedding strength and developed an Intelligent digital watermarking system based on Safe Region of Fast Fourier Transform using the newly identified embedding strength to hide a watermark in the Safe Region of the host image. I also earned Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Studies (DIS) from the International Islamic University Malaysia in 2001.  I am a senior member of The IEEE Computer Society, Women in Engineering, member, Institute of Engineering and Technology (UK), representing my university at Malaysian Society for Cryptology Research, the Arab Research Institute of Science and Engineers (ARISE).

I am currently the Leader of Software Engineering Research Group SERG, Faculty of Engineering, IIUM. My current in hand projects revolve around: Intelligent detection systems, MapReduce Optimization Techniques, Compromising Secure Authentication and Authorization Mechanisms, Secure Routing for ad-hoc networks, Formulating Bio-Inspired Optimization Techniques, Information security in IoT environment,   image processing, and watermarking systems.

Academic Positions

  • Present2012

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia

  • 20172015

    Visiting Reader / Associate Professor

    Ahmad Bello University Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria

  • 20102009

    Part-Time Lecturer

    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia

  • 20082007

    Subject Teacher

    Itqan Integrated Islamic School, Damasara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Education

  • PhD 2011

    Ph.D. in Engineering

    International Islamic University Malaysia

  • MSc 2006

    MSC in Computer and Information Engineering

    International Islamic University Malaysia

  • BSc 2003

    BSc in Computer Science

    International Islamic University Malaysia

Academic Awards and Honours

  • 2018
    Gold Medal
    Gold Medal at International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (Itex 2018), Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre On The 10th To 12th Of May 2018
  • 2018
    Bronze
    Malaysia Technology Expo 23nd 24th February 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2017
    Best Paper Presenter Award
    4th IEEE International Conference On Smart Instrumentations, Measurement And Applications (ICSIMA 2017),28th – 30th november 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 2014
    Best Paper Presenter Award
    3rd Int. Conf. on Information Technology for Cyber and IT Service Management, R.F. Olanrewaju, Sharafina Zahari and Aibinu A. Musa Application of Neural Networks in Early Detection and Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease, 3rd -4th Nov. 2014, UIN, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • 2014
    Silver Medal
    IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition IRIIE, R.F. Olanrewaju, Sharafina Zahari and Aibinu A. Musa, PDClassifer: A Novel Method of Early Detection & Diagnosis of Parkinson Disease using ANN, February, 2014
  • 2013
    Bronze medal
    IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition IRIIE, Burhan Ul Islam Khan and R.F. Olanrewaju, Evaluating the effect of different IP IGP combination on the ICMP Throughput in WAN, February 2013.
  • 2012
    Silver medal
    IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition IRIIE, R.F. Olanrewaju, O.O. Khalifa and A. Abdalla, “AudiMarkTM: A Deterrence to Counterfeiting and Audio Piracy, 21st -22nd February 2012.
  • 2011
    Bronze Medal
    IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition IRIIE, O.O. Khalifa, R.F. Olanrewaju, A. Abdalla and A.A Aburas , Novel Forgery Watermark Detector, 9th -11th February 2011
  • 2010
    Silver Medal
    IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition IRIIE, O.O. Khalifa, R.F. Olanrewaju, A. Abdalla and A.A Aburas, “Damageless Digital watermarking Using CVNN”, 26-27th January 2010.
  • 2010
    Silver Medal
    IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition IRIIE, Watermarking Technique Based on ISB (Intermediate Significant Bit, Akram M. Zeki, Azizah A. Manaf, Rashidah F. Olanrewaju, 26-27th January 2010.
  • 2010
    Bronze Medal
    Malaysia Technology Expo MTE, R.F. Olanrewaju, O.O. Khalifa, A. Abdalla and A.A Aburas, Novel Damageless Digital watermarking Using CVNN”, 4th – 6th February 2010
  • 2005
    Bronze Medal
    Kulliyyah of Engineering Research and Innovation exhibition (KERIE Dec 2005), Rashidah F. Olanrewaju and Ito Wasito, Imputataion of Incomplete Software Metric Database Using Global-Local Singular Value Decomposition Based Algorithm, held at Faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, 20th – 21st Dec 2005.