Iwan Adhicandra studied electrical engineering at Trisakti University, Jakarta, Indonesia, the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, and Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

Since 2012 he has been working as a lecturer in the Department of Informatics at Bakrie University, Jakarta, Indonesia. Previously, he worked at Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom (2001-2006), Philips Research Europe in Eindhoven, Netherlands (2007), and the University of Pisa, Italy (2007-2011). He was a visiting scholar at Simula Research Laboratory in Oslo, Norway (2009) and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) in Alexandria, Virginia, USA (2013). He is a member of the IEEE, the ACM, the IET, the BCS, and the ACS.