My name is Ariya Hidayat. I live in Mountain View, California.
Currently I am working as VP of Engineering at Shape Security. For more info on my professional work, refer to my public LinkedIn profile.
My little spare time is spent running open-source projects:
In the past, I have been involved with FOSS (free/open-source software), contributing code to high-profile projects such as WebKit, KDE and Qt.
I have a strong academic background, at the same time I am also hands-on and practical. While I was involved in more than two dozens research papers, building a VGA controller and splicing optical fibers do not scare me.
I was born and raised in Indonesia. Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) is my mother tongue. I do have a full professional proficiency in English. I also enjoy conversational German.
My past academic research was photonics system. I was the author/co-author of over 30 research papers.
- Doctorate degree (with great honor) in Electrical Engineering from University of Paderborn (Germany)
- Bachelor degree (with honor) and master degree from Institute of Technology Bandung (Indonesia)
I also spent two semesters as an exchange student at Technical University Munich (Germany).
My name is easily pronounced. Like in Bahasa Indonesia, it is phonetic.
The approximate phonetic for my full name is