Who said you can't do a Master's while Pregnant? Defi Lim and the first LLM baby at King's College London
Hello, WINspiration readers! To commemorate the International Women's Day on 8th March 2019, we are thrilled to continue inspiring women with our blog! This time, we are very honoured to interview Defi Lim, a civil servant at Ministry of Finance of Republic of Indonesia (MoF), specifically at Directorate General of Taxes (DGT).
Defi just accomplished her master degree at King's College London, funded by Indonesia Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP), and awarded as an LLM in International Tax Law in January 2019. Defi is not just a master graduate, she is also a wife and a mother to a one-year old baby girl. We are excited to hear from Defi!
As the first blog post on WINspiration, we would like to start strong and hear from Vanya Valindria. She is truly an inspirational Indonesian woman who is currently doing a PhD in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London while raising two children with her husband. She proudly calls herself an Artificial Intelligcence (AI) / Machine Learning (ML) researcher and unpredictable musician.
Please tell us more about your research in biomedical image analysis.
My main focus in research is on AI-machine learning on medical images. Nowadays, AI is everywhere and sounds like a buzz-word in industry. During my PhD, I learn how to utilise AI for automatically analysing the large scale medical image data. With machine learning algorithms, computers can help recognise multiple organs/bones or detect tumor/lesion from MRI/CT images, which is a tedious task for a physician if he/she has to manually annotate scans from thousands of patients. Thus, we hope it will assist the doctor in making a better and more reliable diagnosis.