Real Time Analytics @FedUni Brisbane

Teaching During PhD Study

This semester, I get an opportunity as a sessional LECTURER. I teach Real Time Analytics course in Master of Technology (Enterprise Systems and Business Analytics) program at the Federation University, Brisbane Campus.

Data Mining at UQ
Data Mining at UQ

Previously, I have been a TUTOR for the Data Mining course at the University of Queensland (UQ) for the last three years.

Besides doing research, I love teaching and helping people understand valuable knowledge and acquire a useful skill.

I am so grateful that during my Ph.D. study here at the UQ, I have some teaching experiences:

[1] Instructor in R during ResBaz 2017 at the UQ (Software Carpentry);

[2] Tutor for Data Mining course at the UQ 2016-2018;

[3] Python programming series for fellow Indonesian postgraduate students 2018; and

[4] Lecturer for Real Time Analytics at the FedUni Brisbane.

Research Bazaar (ResBaz) at UQ
Research Bazaar (ResBaz) at UQ

Software Carpentry provided 2 full days instructor training, UQ gave 4 hours tutor training, and FedUni delivered 23 hours lecturer training (15 hours face to face on campus in two full days plus 8 hours online modules).

The training is extremely useful, especially for me who don’t have any formal degree in teaching. It always helps me taking my teaching skills one step further. This surely will benefit my future students in Indonesia and beyond.

ICIS 2018 - San Francisco

ICIS 2018, San Francisco: Competitive but Supportive Venue

In December 2018, I attended the 40th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018) in San Francisco.

I presented my paper titled “Treatment Recommendation in Critical Care: A Scalable and Interpretable Approach in Partially Observable Health States”.

ICIS 2018 - Presentation
ICIS 2018 – Presentation

ICIS is the top conference in the Information Systems community. It has a rank A* in Core Ranking – similar to AAAI / IJCAI in the AI community or KDD / ICDM in the Data Mining community.

The acceptance rate for ICIS 2018 was 26.1% (368 accepted papers from 1411 submission). German has the most accepted papers followed by the US, Australia, Singapore, and China.

ICIS 2018 - Award Lunch
ICIS 2018 – Award Lunch

Despite a very competitive and prestigious venue, I found that ICIS is a very welcoming and supportive environment. People commented and provided constructive feedback in very respected manners.

Great to join the conference and learned state of the art IS-Healthcare research! ICIS 2019 will be held in Munich, Germany.

#5YearsChallenge: Membersamai Anak Pertama

Membersamai Anak Pertama

#5YearsChallenge: Membersamai Anak Pertama
#5YearsChallenge: Membersamai Anak Pertama

Saat QRQ (tahsin), seorang bapak curhat kekhawatiran mengatasi putri pertamanya saat nanti 18 tahun. Karena pada usia itu, si bapak secara legal di Australia ini sudah tidak punya kontrol lagi terhadap anaknya. Tidak bisa melarang mau tidur dimana, dengan siapa, dan berbuat apa. Khawatir setelah melihat isi handphone anaknya..

Di lain pihak, ada orang tua lokal sini yang jengkel dengan anaknya yang sudah 18 tahun tapi masih tinggal di rumah. Penggenya dia sudah mandiri, kuliah sambil kerja part-time, atau bagaimana. Karena memang budayanya begitu.. Continue reading “Membersamai Anak Pertama”

Farewell Pak Rustanto

Farewell: Membuka Pintu Langit

Farewell Pak Rustanto
Farewell Pak Rustanto

It’s 2019. Seorang muslim yang tidak meminta pertolongan Allah swt. dalam menghadapi kompleksitas hidupnya ibarat seorang Artifical Intelligence (AI) scientist yang tidak menggunakan super computer atau paling tidak server kelas lab riset untuk mengeksekusi extensive program dengan data yang besar.

Sehebat apapun spesifikasi laptopnya, kalau untuk training model dengan millions of paramaters apalagi dengan data yang sampai billions, akan jebol atau paling tidak menyerah di tengah jalan. Kalaupun bisa tetap running, it will take forever dan bakal ga awet laptopnya. Continue reading “Farewell: Membuka Pintu Langit”