Personnel

Prof. Dr. Bens Pardamean
Director

Prof. Dr. Bens Pardamean has over thirty years of global experience in information technology, bioinformatics, and education, including a strong background in database systems, computer networks, and quantitative research. His professional experience includes being a practitioner, researcher, consultant, entrepreneur, and lecturer. His current research interests are in developing and analyzing genetic data in cancer studies and genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for agriculture genetic research. After successfully leading the Bioinformatics Research Interest Group, he currently holds a dual appointment as the Director of the Bioinformatics & Data Science Research Center (BDSRC) and as a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Bina Nusantara (BINUS) in Jakarta, Indonesia. He earned a doctoral degree in informative research from the University of Southern California (USC), as well as a master’s degree in computer education and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from California State University, Los Angeles.

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Andrea Stevens Karnyoto, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher

Andrea earned his Bachelor’s degree from STMIK Dipanegara, a Master’s degree from Hasanuddin University, and a Ph.D. from Harbin Institute of Technology. His Ph.D. studies focused on natural language processing, including Large Language Modeling (LLM), the latest transformers architecture, topic-based methods, and graph neural networks. Aside from working in Artificial Intelligence (AI), he has a web and desktop programming background. During his career in computer science, he created many information systems for various organizations. In addition, he has received two grants for research and two for community service from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology.

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Arif Budiarto, S.Kom., M.Sc.
Research Associate

Arif Budiarto is a technology enthusiast. He has work experience ranging from system implementer to UX researcher at several IT companies. He also had a great opportunity to join the summer internship program at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as a business and technology analyst. His expertise areas include the Internet of Things (IoT) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). His current research interest is how to design from, with, and by data. He aims to combine his expertise in IoT with the advantage of data science to solve multidisciplinary real-life problems. He previously studied computer science at Bina Nusantara University for his bachelor’s degree and earned an MSc with distinction in Advanced Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.

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Alam Ahmad Hidayat, S.Si., M.Sc.
Research Assistant

Alam has experience in Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as applied statistics, including biostatistics. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Institut Teknologi Bandung, specializing in theoretical physics. Later, Alam earned a master’s degree in physics from the University of Bonn and developed an interest in data analysis through his final project that explores the use of Bayesian analysis to analyze data in hadron physics. Currently, his main interest is in the application of deep learning (neural networks) in various tasks that include sound and image recognition and analyzing biological data. Furthermore, he is also actively participating with all bioinformatics projects in BDSRC to help in statistical data analysis.

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Rudi Nirwantono, S.Si., M.Mol.Bio.
Research Assistant

Rudi Nirwantono is a molecular biology and genetics enthusiast. He is highly interested in the genetics and molecular aspects of communicable diseases, especially Arthropod-borne diseases. His working experiences include genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics research at private and government institutions. He has expertise ranging from genetics recombination, protein heterologous overexpression, real-time PCR, sequence analysis, protein modeling, and protein docking. He previously studied biology at Universitas Gadjah Mada for his bachelor’s degree and earned an M.Sc. with first-class honors in Molecular Biology at the University of Queensland.

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Mahmud Isnan, S.Kom., M.Eng.
Research Assistant

Mahmud received a Bachelor of Computer Science in Information Systems from STMIK Indonesia Padang, Indonesia. He earned a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things from a joint degree program between the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), Thammasat University (TU) under the TAIST Tokyo Tech Program. In his thesis, he worked on mapping poverty using machine learning, satellite imagery, and geospatial data. His recent research interests include remote sensing, machine learning, image processing, and natural language processing. Currently, he joined BDSRC to work on AI research, especially in image processing and remote sensing.

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Ir. Kuncahyo Setyo Nugroho, S.Kom., M.Kom.
Research Assistant

Kuncahyo Setyo Nugroho obtained a Professional Engineer (Ir.) in Informatics Engineering from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Indonesia, a Bachelor of Computer Science (S.Kom) in Software Engineering from Universitas Widya Gama Indonesia, and a Master of Computer Science (M.Kom) in Intelligent System from Universitas Brawijaya Indonesia. His expertise extends to affective computing, particularly in deciphering human emotion within textual data, merging the realms of artificial intelligence and natural language processing.

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Nur Adhianti Heryanto, S.T., M.Sc. 
Research Assistant

Nur completed her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Institut Teknologi Bandung and later obtained an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree in Medical Imaging and Applications. During her graduate studies, she conducted research on the prediction of brain tumor histological grading for her thesis. Her research interests include medical imaging, machine learning, and data science.

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Matthew Martianus Henry, S.Kom.
Research Assistant

Matthew earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from IPB University. He has an interest in data science and machine learning since his third semester at campus. During his undergraduate years, he has been involved in research related to sentiment analysis, forecasting, image processing and classification, optimization problems, and model integration. He also has work experience in handling media monitoring projects in a significant media company in Indonesia. He is currently serving as a bioinformatics research assistant at BDSRC.

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Christian Kenneth, S.Biotek.
Research Assistant

Christian has experience in both wet- and dry-laboratory experiments during his undergraduate study at the Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, specializing in biotechnology. Throughout his studies, he developed interests in structural bioinformatics and artificial intelligence (AI). He showcased these interests in his previous work regarding drug discovery and AI for molecular interaction prediction. His enthusiasm extends to the intersection of both disciplines, especially the generative model for predicting biomolecular structures, functions, and interactions.

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Teddy Suparyanto, S.Pd., M.TI.
Research Coordinator (Yogyakarta) 

Teddy Suparyanto has a deep understanding of developing and managing IT systems in the educational and agro-industry sectors. He currently holds an appointment as a Research Associate at Bioinformatics & Data Science Research Center (BDSRC) | AI Research & Development Center (AIRDC) and as a Lecturer of agricultural informatics engineering at STIPER Agricultural University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Graduated from the mathematics teacher education faculty, he has an educational background in mathematics, teaching skills, educational psychology, pedagogy philosophy, teaching strategy, and learning media. His expertise in statistics is very helpful in the data analysis process. He completed his master’s degree program in information technology at Bina Nusantara University.

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Akram Irwan
Research Assistant (Makassar)

Akram Irwan holds a bachelor’s degree in public health from the Tamalatea School of Health in Makassar with a focus on epidemiology and biostatistics. His experience in health research started with research on colorectal cancer at Hasanuddin University and Mochtar Riady Institute of Nanotechnology (MRIN). Currently, he continues to be involved in colorectal cancer research and collects image and clinical data for pap smear and histopathology studies.

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James W. Baurley, Ph.D.
Research Consultant

Dr. James W. Baurley has ten years of experience developing software for data-intensive applications. His current research interests and expertise are in developing computational methods to investigate the interplay of genetic and environmental factors in complex diseases, such as nicotine dependence, asthma, and cancer. Previously, he was a computer scientist at the University of Southern California, where he developed computational and statistical methods applicable to genome-wide data and investigated the role of genes in childhood asthma. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Clemson University, as well as a master’s degree in biostatistics and a Ph.D. in statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology from the University of Southern California. He currently is an adjunct faculty and bioinformatics research consultant at Bina Nusantara (BINUS) University and co-founder and principal data scientist at BioRealm LLC, a US-based research group developing a suite of tools that support the genetic understanding of, and treatments for health issues.

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Christopher McMahan, Ph.D.
Visiting Researcher

Dr. Christopher McMahan is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Clemson University. He completed his Bachelor’s degree majoring in mathematics, and minoring in physics, at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN. He then earned a master’s degree in mathematics at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky. He then completed a doctoral degree in statistics at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. After completing his Ph.D., he joined Clemson University as an assistant professor, and he was recently promoted to the rank of associate. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he also consults with Biorealm and serves as a Visiting Professor at BINUS University. His research interests include but are not limited to, categorical data analysis, group testing, survival data analysis, nonparametric methods, measurement error models, Spatio-temporal modeling, statistical computing, Bayesian parametric/nonparametric estimation, high dimensional regression techniques, epidemiology/public health, and biomedical applications.

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Carissa I. Pardamean, B.Sc., B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D. 
Scientific and Medical Writer

Carissa graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a double bachelor’s degree in Molecular & Cell Biology (Genetics, Genomics & Development Emphasis) and Linguistics. Subsequently, she earned her master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Boston University School of Medicine. Carissa then earned her PhD in Molecular & Medical Pharmacology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Previously, she has been a scientific writer and editor with BDSRC on writing projects pertaining to AI applications on education and healthcare. She has also been a data analyst and a scientific liaison, bridging collaborative research projects between BDSRC and BioRealm Research in smoking cessation, colorectal cancer risk, and rice agrogenetics. Currently, she is a scientific writing consultant in BDSRC’s gastro-hepatological research projects with surgeons and pathologists at University of Hasanuddin.

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Rezzy Eko Caraka, S.Si., M.Sc., Ph.D. 
Adjunct Senior Researcher

Obtained bachelor, master, and Ph.D. degrees from Universitas Diponegoro, The National University of Malaysia, and Chaoyang University in 2011,2018, and 2021, respectively. During the completion of Doctoral study, Rezzy Eko Caraka received Excellent Research Awards from the President of CYUT (2019 and 2020) due to outstanding performance in Ph.D. research. In September 2020, He started the Post-Doctoral (Researcher) in Research for Basic Sciences, Lab Hierarchical Likelihood, at the Department of Statistics, Seoul National University. He was honored with numerous awards including the best paper of FREKS 2019 awarded by the Ministry of Finance Indonesia, and the Financial Services Authority. Currently, He has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed papers and holds 2 copyright. At the same time, He already published more than 10 statistics books including Geographically Weighted Regression, Spatial Data Panel, Introduction of GLM by using R, and Advanced Bioinformatics by using R. He also co-founded STATCAL (www.statcal.com). His research interests include but are not limited to, Statistics Geospatial, Bioinformatics, Statistics Ecological Biodiversity, and H-Likelihood. He passed technical training in intermediate-level data science by Deep Learning Institute NVIDIA and Bioinformatics BioREALM USA.

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Dr. Dedy Ariansyah S.T., M.T.
Adjunct Senior Researcher

Dr Dedy Ariansyah worked previously as a Research Fellow at Cranfield University under the EPSRC-funded project DigiTOP where his research focused on: (1) how immersive technologies like Augmented Reality can improve industrial productivity and (2) Digital Twin development to support decision-making. He is currently involved in the AI research team where he focuses on the embedded AI in immersive technologies and knowledge capture to improve task productivity, increase the efficiency of knowledge transfer, and data-driven process optimization. Dedy’s Ph.D. was focused on the Virtual Reality Driving simulator for driver behavior analysis where he developed and integrated physiological data and driving performance to study different human cognitive operations when interacting with driver assistance systems.

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Joko P. Trinugroho, Ph.D.
Adjunct Senior Researcher

Joko has experience in laboratory work as he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the School of Life Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung. Then, Joko obtained his Ph.D. from the Life Sciences Department, Imperial College London, UK. His research focuses on biochemistry and biotechnology. After finishing his Ph.D., Joko worked as a Research Associate at Imperial College London. Here, he was involved in the research on comparative genomics in Cyanobacteria. This has escalated his interest in Bioinformatics, especially in genomics research.

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Hery H. Mulyo, S.Kom., M.MSI.
Adjunct Research Associate

Hery H. Mulyo has more than 22 years of experience as a lecturer and 8 years in research. His research expertise is in developing management information systems (MIS) for health institutions such as hospitals and clinics. His other roles for the Research Center are in establishing collaborations, drafting and creating contracts, and managing financial administration. He has obtained various grants such as competition grants, foreign collaboration and international publications grants, and national strategic grants from DIKTI. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Informatics Management, majoring in Computerized Accounting as well as a master’s degree in Information Systems from Bina Nusantara University.

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Muhamad Fitra Kacamarga, S.Kom., M.TI.
Adjunct Research Associate

An innovative and knowledgeable network engineer and software developer with proven skills in installing, designing, and developing IT solutions. Fitra is proficient in network management tools and programming languages. His expertise includes cloud computing applications, big data processing, and the implementation of a variety of network devices. He is also a lecturer at Bina Nusantara University. His current research interest focuses on developing tools for big data analysis and parallel programming especially in bioinformatics problems. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Information Technology both from Bina Nusantara University.

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Tjeng Wawan Cenggoro, S.Kom., M.TI.
Adjunct Research Associate

Tjeng Wawan Cenggoro is an AI researcher whose focus is on the development of Deep Learning algorithms for applications in Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, and Bioinformatics. He has led several research projects that utilize Deep Learning for Computer Vision, which is applied to many cases such as indoor video analytics, plant phenotyping, and remote sensing. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed publications and reviewed for prestigious journals such as Scientific Reports and IEEE Access. He also holds 2 copyrights for AI-based video analytics software. He received his master’s degree in Information Technology from Bina Nusantara University as well as a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from STMIK Widya Cipta Dharma. He is also a certified instructor at NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute.

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Yulius, S.Kom., M.MSI.
Adjunct Researcher

Creative e-business and e-commerce developer with proven skills in designing and developing IT solutions. His expertise includes analyzing and collaborating to design and develop e-business/e-commerce strategies to support the achievement of the vision, mission, and objectives of the organization. Yulius develops customer-focused e-business/e-commerce solutions to follow global trends and accommodate the need for the best customer experience. He is also a lecturer at Bina Nusantara University. His current research interest focuses on developing tools and strategies with IT solutions to face global IT trends. Yulius also focuses on the use of big data analysis at the data warehouse for big data analysis. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a master’s degree in Information System Management both from Bina Nusantara University.

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Bharuno Mahesworo, S.T., M.Sc.
Adjunct Researcher

After graduating from the University of Glasgow with Distinction for his Master’s Degree, Bharuno joined Bioinformatics and Data Science Research Center in 2018. With his background M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung, he has a wide knowledge of general engineering with a specialization in data analysis and control systems. With his specialization in machine learning and data science, Bharuno has helped the center in bioinformatics analysis and machine learning development. Currently, he is the person in charge of the protein post-translational modification analysis, including phosphorylation and methylation site prediction. Even more, Bharuno also teaches quantitative research implementation in R. Since joining this research center, Bharuno has also developed programming and AI development skills for images and sequence data. Currently, Bharuno is interested in AI development for the stock exchange, bioinformatics, and cancer research.

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Anzaludin Samsinga Perbangsa, S.Kom., M.MSI.
Adjunct Researcher

Forward-thinking web and mobile developer professional with more than 8 years of experience, including enterprise resource planning, learning management systems, and social media applications, and working directly with customers in a consulting capacity throughout the full software life cycle. Customer-focused and expert in leading and contributing to projects designed to enhance system functionality and end-user productivity. Acknowledged for the capacity to tackle challenging issues, analyze viable alternatives, and provide innovative solutions. A resourceful, life-long learner, embracing knowledge as a tool for improved problem-solving effectiveness using a variety of tools, techniques, and programming languages, including [R], HTML, AJAX, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, PostgreSQL, PHP, and PhoneGap. His current research interests and expertise are in developing tools to investigate the interplay of genetic and environmental factors in agriculture and have developed an agricultural germplasm database. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Bina Nusantara University, as well as a master’s degree in information systems from Bina Nusantara University.

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Reza Rahutomo, S.Kom., M.MSI.
Adjunct Researcher

Reza earned both his Bachelor’s and Master of Information Systems from Binus University. He worked in Japan for an AI developer company as a Technology Development Consultant until he came back to Indonesia to apply his AI and data science experience and knowledge. Besides machine learning, his expertise and curiosity covered data engineering, time series analysis, and public speaking as well. Starting in 2020, he has become a faculty member of the School of Information Systems and teaches database systems and data warehouses regularly.

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Gregorius Natanael Elwirehardja, S.Kom., M.Kom.
Adjunct Researcher

As a Master’s degree student from Bina Nusantara University, Gregorius Natanael Elwirehardja has been involved in various deep-learning research. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Bina Nusantara University where he first explored the fields of artificial intelligence. His main research interest includes the implementations of machine learning in various fields, including computer vision, Natural Language Processing (NLP), and many others, especially in the fields of psychology. Since October 2021, he has participated in studies involving AI in BDSRC such as crowd counting and pap smear.

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Faisal Asadi, S.T., M.Sc.
Research Assistant

Faisal obtained his bachelor’s degree (S.T.) from the Informatics Engineering State Islamic University of Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau in 2017. He completed his master’s degree program (M.Sc.) in the Department of electrical engineering at Ming-Chi University of Technology in 2020. His expertise in artificial intelligence in biomedical science starts with his education level research. His research interests are in data science, machine learning, deep learning, and biomedical science. His previous work in the medical technology cluster was with the Indonesian Medical Education and Research Institute – Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia (IMERI-FMUI).

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Nicholas Dominic, S.Kom., M.TI.
Adjunct Researcher

Nicholas Dominic has collaborated with the Bioinformatics and Data Science Research Center (BDSRC) and NVIDIA-BINUS Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Center for research in the fields of Deep Learning and Bioinformatics. His research interests and expertise include, but are not limited to, mathematics of deep learning, data science, computational intelligence, and applied machine learning for bioinformatics. He earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees through the academic acceleration program at Bina Nusantara University. His undergraduate studies focused on Intelligent Systems, while his graduate studies focused on Data Science. His final thesis covers deep neural network-based polygenic modeling for predicting and identifying yield-associated genes in 467 Indonesian rice accessions. Currently, he conducts Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) related research, including its imputation techniques, information contents, latent representations, and further analysis such as Linkage Disequilibrium.

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Ariandita Ardiansyah
Adjunct System Engineer

Solution-oriented IT professional with proven success designing, documenting, implementing, and integrating cost-effective, high-performance technical solutions to meet challenging business needs. He has more than twelve years of experience in maintaining and managing advanced infrastructure using Windows Operating System, Linux Operating System, and virtualization solutions for servers such as VM Ware. Solid knowledge of LAN/WAN network administration, Windows Active Directory, mail server, database server, collaboration server, and file servers. Proven expertise in supporting and troubleshooting hardware, software, and networking issues. Organized, take-charge professional with exceptional follow-through abilities and detail orientation, able to plan and oversee projects from conception to successful conclusions. His current research interests and expertise are in researching, recommending, and implementing new hardware and software into the research environment to increase efficiency in handling big data. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, majoring in construction from Diponegoro University. He also held outstanding certifications including Symantec Sales Expert (SSE) and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).

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