July 18 to July 29, 2022 | Universitas Islam Indonesia



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Firman M. Firmansyah
Firman is a graduate researcher at Stony Brook University. He combines mathematical, computational, and statistical approaches with social and psychological theories to study friendship, diversity, social media, and digital technology. Firman defended his dissertation examining how Facebook failed to catalyze diverse friendships in December 2021.
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Ahmad R. Pratama
Ahmad is an Assistant Professor at Universitas Islam Indonesia where he also serves as Secretary of the Department of Informatics. He earned his Ph.D. in Technology, Policy, and Innovation with the Fulbright scholarship. He enjoys combining traditional research methods with computational and data science approaches in order to bridge the gap between computer science/information technology and the social sciences.


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Steven S. Skiena
Steven is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University. He was co-founder and the Chief Science Officer of General Sentiment, a social media and news analytics company. His research interests include algorithm design, data science and their applications to biology. Skiena is the author of several popular books in the fields of algorithms, programming, and data science. The Algorithm Design Manual is widely used as an undergraduate text in algorithms and within the tech industry for job interview preparation.
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Jason J. Jones
Jason is an Associate Professor at Stony Brook University, Department of Sociology with a doctorate in Psychology, post-doctorate work in Political Science and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. He tries to embody the best of what it means to be interdisciplinary in academia. In his work, he takes advantage of massive datasets to re-examine what we think we know about human behavior. For example, he had collaborated with Facebook to conduct experiments regarding social norms around voting - each experiment generating data from millions of participants. In another collaboration, he and his colleagues re-imagine and redefine Granovetter's "strength of weak ties" hypothesis by taking into account the work histories and social networks of millions of people around the world. Broadly, his research interests involve the application of computational social science to predict political, health, and other social behaviors.
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Alëna Aksënova
Alëna is a linguist at Google, where she works on topics related to speech processing and automatic speech recognition. Prior to joining Google, she focused on formal language theory and its applications. She received her Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics from Stony Brook University.
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Ismail Fahmi
Ismail is an information scientist with experiences in developing digital library software, building digital library community, semantic web application, automatic terminology extraction from text, and building ontologies. He is also the founder of Drone Emprit, a software for social media monitoring and analytics, and Media Kernels Indonesia, a company that focuses on harnessing Natural Language Processing technologies to provide innovative solutions in text mining and insight discovery for knowledge-based institutions.
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Arie Wahyu Wijayanto
Arie is an Assistant Professor at Politeknik Statistika STIS Indonesia. He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing, Tokyo Institute of Technology where he was a member of Murata Laboratory, which specializes in research on artificial intelligence, especially network science, machine learning, and web mining. He has been investigating some topics related to massive scale graph analytics and graph protection strategies involving fundamental linear algebra, reinforcement learning, and deep learning.
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Dhomas Hatta Fudholi
Dhomas is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics, Universitas Islam Indonesia where he is serving as the Secretary of the Undergraduate Program and Head of Center of Data Science. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science and IT in 2016 from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia with a full postgraduate scholarship from La Trobe University. Previously, he earned his Master’s degree from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand, and his Bachelor’s degree from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia in 2008. His research interests are mainly related to ontology, data science, natural language processing, deep learning, and big data. He explores data science and deep learning methods to support knowledge base development and various useful applications.
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Nurvirta Monarizqa
Mona is a Data Scientist, working for Microsoft and currently residing in Bellevue, across the lake from Seattle. She is an alumna of Urban Science + Progress at New York University and Information Technology at Gadjah Mada University. She loves playing with data and visualization, especially when it comes to data for greater good. Besides data analytics, sometimes she does web design and digital illustrations and she likes to share her work on Medium.
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Claudia Flores-Saviaga
Claudia Flores-Saviaga is a Fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She is also a Ph.D. candidate in the Citizen AI Lab at Northeastern University. Her research involves the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Crowdsourcing, and Social Computing. She is interested in understanding how "bad actors" organize disinformation and propaganda messages, and how other citizens organize to debunk those manipulative campaigns. She uses this knowledge to then design intelligent systems that can fight disinformation at scale. She started her exploration of online spaces analyzing how political trolls were organizing during the 2016 US presidential elections. Her research has been covered by the Associated Press, Newsweek, Buzzfeed, El País and Slate.
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Sandy Ritchie
Sandy is a linguist working on internationalization for speech technology at Google. His research interests are in morphosyntax, linguistic typology and scaling language technology to a more diverse range of languages all around the world. Before joining Google, he received a PhD and conducted postdoctoral research at SOAS, University of London.

Teaching Assistants

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Arrie Kurniawardhani
Arrie directs the Basic Programming Laboratory at Department of Informatics, Universitas Islam Indonesia. She is also affiliated with the Center of Data Science, Universitas Islam Indonesia and regularly attends the Digital Talent Scholarship program conducted by the Ministry of Communication and Information of the Republic of Indonesia as an instructor. Machine learning, data science, and computer vision are among her research interests. Her prior work included developing computer-assisted diagnosis applications to investigate Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, the causative agent of Tuberculosis, through digital microscopic images. She is currently working on a research project involving the development of a decision support system to analyze the condition of a person's facial skin using computer vision techniques.
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Septia Rani
Septia is a junior lecturer at the Department of Informatics Universitas Islam Indonesia. Her research interests are mainly related to artificial intelligence and data science. Currently, she is working on a research project related to the development of a smart application for travel itinerary planning using artificial intelligence techniques. The methods include optimization and the use of recommendation systems. She is also working on several data science projects in the domains of computer vision and social science.


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Acniah Damayanti
Acniah Damayanti is a junior lecturer at the Department of Communication Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta. She earned her Master’s degree from the University of Twente, the Netherlands, majoring in corporate and organizational communication. Her research interests include crisis communication, innovation in organization, technology in organization and society, and communication for social change.
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Ajeng Rahastri Indah Pinawati
Ajeng Rahastri is a post-graduate student at Gadjah Mada University. She focuses on public health science, specifically environmental health. She is starting to learn about statistical computing by using R Studio. Her research interests are related to planetary health. She plans to learn more about data science.
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Alvi Syahrina
Alvi is a lecturer at the Department of Management & Public Policy, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Previously, she was a lecturer in information systems at Universitas Telkom and a product designer focused on research at Sale Stock Indonesia (now Sorabel). She holds a master's degree from Universite Paris-Sud majoring in Human-Computer Interaction with a minor in Entrepreneurship. This career track switch, from Software Engineering to Data, from private-sector-focused to public-sector-focused, made her sign up for SICSS 2022.
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Ardee Joy Ocampo
Ardee Joy Ocampo is an Assistant Professor at the College of Computer Studies and Engineering, LORMA Colleges, and the Program Head of Masters in Information Systems. She received her B.S. degree in Information Technology from Lorma Colleges in 2005, her Master's degree in Information Technology in 2010 and her PhD degree in Information Technology from the University of the Cordilleras last March 2022. Her research entails integrating Mobile AR and Open Data on Tourism, analyzing feedback on citizen participation systems for disaster preparedness, and evaluating user experience and learning behaviors in gamified learning environments. She co-authored several research papers on technology in viticulture and sericulture, the development of smart blind canes, AR and VR technologies for tourism, and gamified applications such as Iloko translationary. Currently, she is interested in research on computational social sciences, data visualization, and machine learning in agriculture, technology, health, and e-learning. She is currently working with her students on a meat quality detection device using CNN.
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Arwan Ahmad Khoiruddin
Arwan is a former lecturer in the Department of Informatics at Universitas Islam Indonesia. Since 2015, he has been a researcher at the Indonesia Institute of Sciences (now Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional - BRIN). His majors are big data analytics and image analysis. He is working on optimizing the Hadoop Distributed File System for faster big data processing. He is starting research work on privacy-preserving machine learning.
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Chanifah Indah Ratnasari
Chanifah Indah Ratnasari is a lecturer and junior researcher at the Department of Informatics, Universitas Islam Indonesia. She earned her undergraduate and master's degrees in informatics from Universitas Islam Indonesia. Her research interests are primarily related to Natural Language Processing, Information Extraction, Medical Informatics, and Information Systems. However, she began to develop an interest in computational social science.
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Elvira Sukma Wahyuni
Elvira is a junior lecturer in the Electrical Engineering Department, Universitas Islam Indonesia. She is also a member of the biomedical research group within the electrical engineering department. Her master's thesis project was mainly focused on data mining for medical data. She analyzed the effect of reducing the dimension of data through feature selection on the classification algorithm performance. Her current research is focused on home care monitoring systems and image classification.
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Frisca Rahmadina
Frisca is currently a master of public health student at Gadjah Mada University. She earned her Bachelor's degree from University of Indonesia. She is interested in conducting research in computational social science, particularly human behavior related to air pollution, using data from social media platforms. She is currently conducting research on the relationship between air pollution and COVID-19, which she is analyzing using R.
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Hanif Akhtar
Hanif is a PhD student at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest. He is broadly interested in psychometrics, test-taking behavior, and individual differences in intelligence and personality. In his PhD thesis, he will develop a new computerized adaptive test (CAT) to measure fluid reasoning. He is currently a distance instructor for psychology students at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang.
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Hestutomo Restu Kuncoro
Hestutomo Kuncoro is a junior lecturer in International Relations at Universitas Pembangunan "Nasional" Veteran Yogyakarta whose research focuses are discourse, democracy, and humanitarian diplomacy. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Political Science from The University of Manchester with a dissertation on Southeast Asian Democracy. Currently, he pursues expanding the research agenda of International Relations scholars in Indonesia by incorporating computational analysis. His current research involves examining social media to map discourses pertaining to the repatriation of ex-isis jihadist. In the future, he plans to pursue a doctorate that advances the use of data-science in studying international affairs.
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Indra Prawira
Indra is a faculty member at Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia. He earned his Ph.D in media and social studies from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. His research interests are in journalism, mass communication, and broadcasting. He also developed a virtual media learning for broadcasting course for vocational education.
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Khuswatun Hasanah
Khuswatun Hasanah is a junior lecturer in Communication Studies at Universitas Pembangunan Nasional "Veteran" Yogyakarta. She used to work in the media as a journalist and researcher, utilizing data-driven journalism. This experience makes her very passionate about working with data, especially in creating captivating visualizations. She is also keen on identifying outliers that can be used as angles in data-driven reporting. Currently, she is active in writing scientific articles regarding new media and journalism as well as utilizing data in journalism. Her latest and ongoing research project aims to produce commentary analysis on the social media of influential political actors in Indonesia during the COVID-19 pandemic. Having obtained her Master's degree in Political Science from Universitas Indonesia, she plans to pursue a doctorate that examines the role of new media in journalism or in fields related to data journalism.
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Libasut Taqwa
Libasut Taqwa pursued his bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Sharia Law, State Islamic University of Sunan Ampel Surabaya on Politics and Islamic Law. After completing a postgraduate program in Political Studies and Middle East International Relations at the University of Indonesia's School of Strategic and Global Studies, he joined the Wahid Foundation in 2017, and has been actively working in the fields of research and policy advocacy to promote Peaceful Islam and counter narratives against intolerance groups and violent extremism. During his experience, Libasut Taqwa was also involved in Wahid Foundation’s yearly report on Freedom of Religion and Belief and regularly engaged with a number of CSO’s to promote the revision of the Indonesian Penal Code, especially in the context of blasphemy law and religious articles, and also discriminatory laws based on religion and belief in Indonesia. In 2021, he will continue his MA in political science at the Indonesian International Islamic University (IIIU).
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M. Zaenul Muttaqin
M. Zaenul Muttaqin is a lecturer in the Department of Public Administration at Cenderawasih University, Papua, Indonesia. His research interests and areas of expertise are mainly in public policy and policy communication. One of his published works is "Cyberbullying and Women's Oppression."
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Muhammad Noor Fakhruzzaman
Fakhruzzaman was born and raised in Surabaya. He holds an interdisciplinary master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction and Journalism & Mass Communication from Iowa State University. His current research interests fall between Data Science and Mass Communication, mainly automated media monitoring using Natural Language Processing. He is currently an assistant lecturer at the Data Science Technology Study Program in Universitas Airlangga. He holds an interdisciplinary master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction and Journalism & Mass Communication from Iowa State University. His research includes Brain-Computer Interface, Indonesian Natural Language Processing, and Media Monitoring. He is a member of Kappa Tau Alpha, an honor society of Journalism and Mass Communication studies.
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Nur Hayatin
Nur Hayatin is a faculty member at the Department of Informatics, Faculty of Engineering at University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Indonesia. She is also a member of the Center of Women and Children's Study and Empowerment at UMM. She received her Bachelor's degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Surabaya and her Master's degree from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Surabaya, Indonesia, both in Electronics Engineering. She is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Universiti Malaysia Sabah's Faculty of Computer and Informatics through the Graduate Research Assistant scheme. Her research interests include data science, natural language processing, text mining, social media analysis, and information retrieval, with papers published in a variety of journals.
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Pramudika R. Hapsari
Pramudika is a clinical psychologist and a human resource analyst at the Directorate General of Taxes in the Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia. She obtained her bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology from Gadjah Mada University. During her university years, Pramudika had participated in exchange programs at Fukuoka Women’s University (Japan), the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), and Nagoya University (Japan). Her research interests are in mental health promotion in the workplace and sexual abuse prevention.
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Ria Dhea Layla Nur Karisma
Ria is a statistician with an interest in machine learning and data visualization. She received her Master's degree from Surabaya's Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology. In 2014, she was given the opportunity to study in the Health Care department at Tallinn University of Technology. She is becoming increasingly interested in computational health and the social sciences. She is currently employed as a Statistics lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang.
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Suatmi Murnani
Suatmi Murnani is a junior lecturer at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Universitas Islam Indonesia where she is a member of the biomedical research group. Her general topics of interest are signal processing and machine learning. Her current research focuses on signal processing for assistive technology. She is also interested in using machine learning to process bio-signal. Previously, she was a research assistant at Universitas Gadjah Mada’s Department of Electrical and Information Engineering. Her research centered on creating a public display that uses the human gaze to control its content.
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Tiara Saputri Darlis
Tiara Saputri Darlis is a linguist and faculty member for the Department of Japanese Language and Literature at Universitas Nasional in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is also a Ph.D candidate in Applied Linguistics at Universitas Negeri Jakarta. Her research interests include digital literature development, human interaction on social media, and pedagogical methods in the digital era.
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Vittalis Ayu
Vittalis Ayu is a Junior Lecturer in the Department of Informatics at Sanata Dharma University. She is currently involved in the Networks Laboratory and works mostly on distributed mobile networks, especially Opportunistic Mobile Networks (OMNs). Her current research interests include exploiting human social attributes and mobility characteristics to enhance resource-aware routing performances in OMNs.
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Vynska Amalia Permadi
Vynska Amalia Permadi is an Assistant Professor in the Informatics Department at Universitas Pembangunan Nasional "Veteran" Yogyakarta. She received her Master's degree from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember. Her current research interests are in data science in economics and business. Since 2021, Vynska has been an active member of her university's research group on the economic, financial, and digital industries. She has been asked to help Bank Indonesia Yogyakarta representatives make analytical tools and a dashboard for predicting inflation.
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Wasisto Raharjo Jati
Wasisto Raharjo Jati is a researcher at the Research Center for Politics—Indonesian National Research and Innovation Agency/Pusat Riset Politik—Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional (PRP-BRIN) and a research fellow on governance, public policy, and development studies at the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID). His main research interests have been focused on the politics of the middle class, political participation, religion & politics, and voting behavior.
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Widi Astuti
Widi is a junior lecturer at the School of Computing at Telkom University, where she is also a member of the Natural Language Processing and Text Mining Laboratory. Her research focused on data science, especially text mining. She teaches Automata and Language Theory, which is the basis for understanding formal language and helps with understanding how human language is formed.

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