People Innovation Excellence



Dr. Bens Pardamean
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 Bioinformatics & Data Science Research Center (BDSRC) and as an Associate 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.
Dr. Haryono Soeparno
Senior Researcher
Dr. Haryono Soeparno has over thirty-six years of experience in information technology and its applications in resource management, especially in agricultural topics. He has been a senior lecturer in computer science subjects at BINUS University since 1984. He also has experience in R&D management, communications and collaborations at national and international bodies. Currently, he is a Senior Faculty Member at BINUS Graduate Program (BGP) and Senior Researcher at BDSRC. His expertise and research interests are in modeling and simulations using dynamic systems, knowledge-based systems, and neural networks. He earned a doctoral degree in Computer Science from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand in 1995, a master’s degree in Computer Science from Western Michigan University, USA in 1987, and a bachelor’s degree from Bogor Agricultural University in 1980. He also earned certificates from Honeywell Education Center, Boston, Massachusetts, US in Data Base Systems and System Programming; and from National Computer Institute, The Office of the President, Quezon City, Philippines, in Programming and System Analysis and Design.
Ika Nurlaila PhD
Senior Researcher
Ika Nurlaila is an alumnus of School of Cancer Sciences, Department of Cancer Genomics in the University of Birmingham, UK. She involved in a longitudinal study on malnutrition-susceptible children in South-Eastern Asian countries led by The School of Public Health where she grasped that eye to eye interviews across relevant stakeholders might provide a pivotal and direct link to the feasible solution. Prior to the doctoral program, she was a lecturer at Dept of Biotechnology and Neurosciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Surya University. Her cellular and molecular-related interested had been long nurtured since her undergraduate where her laboratory experiment called Quercetin Effects of Apoptosis and Proliferation in NDEA-induced Lung Cancer won a prize from LIPI (Indonesia Institute of Sciences) and in the same year, she secured a research grant by TPSDP/Asian Development Bank for the pertinent research. The interest grew since and she made it linearly into her most current degree where she also concentrated on the cellular aspect of immune responses.
Dr. James W. Baurley
Senior Researcher & 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 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.
Dr. Christopher McMahan
Visiting Senior 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, 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.
Carissa I. Pardamean, BSc, BA, MSc, PhD (cand)
Computational Geneticist & Consultant
Carissa Pardamean has experience in both laboratory work and retrospective clinical research. Her research as an undergraduate utilizes yeast experimental genetics techniques to decipher the genetic basis of neural tube defect and the mechanism of folate supplementation in neural tube defect prevention. Her most recent project investigates provider practices’ efficiency in managing thyroid disorders at Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Her primary research interest involves finding the cause and treatment method for complex diseases based on its genetics genesis. She is currently an associate researcher at BioRealm Research and Harvard University’s Longwood Medical Area − particularly at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is also a computational geneticist and scientific manuscript editor for Bina Nusantara University. She earned a master’s of science degree in biomedical sciences from Boston University, as well as a double bachelor’s degree in molecular & cell biology (genetics emphasis) and linguistics from University of California, Berkeley. She is currently a doctoral candidate at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in medical and molecular pharmacology.
Anzaludin Samsinga Perbangsa, SKom, MMSI
Section Head and Researcher
Forward-thinking web and mobile developer professional with more than 8 years of experience, including enterprise resource planning, learning management system, and social media application, as well as 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 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 system from Bina Nusantara University.
Arif Budiarto, S.Kom., M.Sc.
Research Associate
Arif Budiarto is a technology enthusiast. He has work experiences ranging from system implementer to UX researcher at several IT companies. He also had a great opportunity to join summer internship program at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as a business and technology analyst. His expertise areas include 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 MSc with distinction in Advanced Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.
Tjeng Wawan Cenggoro, S.Kom, MTI
Research Associate
Wawan is an academic whose researches focus on the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Wawan got his bachelor’s degree from STMIK Widya Cipta Dharma, with an AI-based final project. This final project employed Artificial Neural Network to recognize underlying patterns of human behavior in Rock-Paper-Scissor game. Wawan then continued his study in AI by taking Master Degree in Bina Nusantara University. During his Master’s study, he started to learn the state-of-the-art technique in AI called Deep Learning. The knowledge he gained in Deep Learning is then immersed in his Master final project, in which he tried to classify land use/land cover of Jakarta from satellite imagery. Currently, he takes an interest in discovering beneficial information in genomics data using Deep Learning. In addition to his AI academic research project, he is also a certified instructor for NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute.
Reza Rahutomo, S.Kom, MMSI
Research Assistant
Reza finished his Bachelor and Magister course at Binus University’s School of Information System. Previously, he worked in Japan for an AI developer company as Technology Development Consultant until he came back to Indonesia to finish his master thesis about Deep Learning design in Structural Health Monitoring. Now, he is passionate to learn more about the subcategory of AI called NLP (Natural Language Processing) by doing some research in that area.
Bharuno Mahesworo, ST, MSc
Research Assistant
Bharuno has graduated from the University of Glasgow for his master’s degree. 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 control engineering. Bharuno also has developed programming and AI development skill since he joint BDSRC. currently, Bharuno is interested in AI development for stock exchange, bioinformatics, and cancer research.
Alam Ahmad Hidayat, SSi, MSc
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 master’s degree in physics from University of Bonn and developed 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.
Kartika Purwandari, ST, MSc
Research Assistant
Kartika has a lot of research experience focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI). She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Informatics Engineering from Brawijaya University with an AI-based final project. This final project employed an Artificial Neural Network to identify the quality of patchouli leaves. She finished her Master’s degree in Computer Science from National Central University Taiwan with joined in Machine Learning and Biometrics Recognition Laboratory. Kartika has developed programming and AI development skill since she joint BDSRC. Currently, she is interested in AI development for lidar data, air quality, and fishery research.
Hery H. Mulyo, SKom, MMSI
Adjunct Researcher
Hery H. Mulyo has more than 22 years of experience as lecturer and 8 years in research. His research expertise is in developing management information systems (MIS) of 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 the 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 System from Bina Nusantara University.
Teddy Suparyanto, SPd, MTI
Adjunct Researcher
Teddy Suparyanto gained a deep understanding of developing and managing IT systems in the educational sector from his 6 years experience as Head of Multimedia and IT Department. He is able to manage all matters relating to multimedia data, web programming, database system, design organizational and development strategies based on the IT systems, and IT procurement to support the achievement of the vision, mission, and objectives of the institution. Graduated from mathematics teacher education faculty, he has an educational background in Mathematics, Teaching Skills, Educational Psychology, Pedagogy Philosophy, Teaching Strategy, and Learning Media.  His ability in Statistics is very helpful in the data analysis process. He completed his master’s degree program in information technology at Bina Nusantara University. His current research interests and expertise are in implementing IT in the education sector based on Team-Based Learning (TBL) approach and developing CANREG 5 as cancer registration for Indonesia.
Muhamad Fitra Kacamarga, SKom, MTI
Adjunct Researcher
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 in cloud computing applications, big data processing, and implementation of a variety of network devices. He also a lecturer at Bina Nusantara University. His current research interest focus 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.
Rezzy Eko Caraka, SSi, Msc, PhD (cand)
Adjunct Researcher
His primary research interest lies in the statistics parametric and non-parametric approaches both from experimental as well as theoretical points of view and application using the software. Rezzy studies these aspects using Matlab, R software, STATA, SAS, WEKA, STATPLUS, E-Views, Ox Metrics, and other tools. These tools allow me to understand broader themes such as application and fundamental approach. As a statistician and data scientist, He works from an interdisciplinary perspective such as finance, actuarial, bioinformatics, spatial, nutrition, logistics, and so on. At the same time, received research grants. Rezzy sometimes thinks it is important to comment on philosophical matters related to the application of statistics in many areas and to articulate justifications for one side of a particular scientific debate. How to choose relevant methods and suit with the data. He earned a bachelor’s degree in statistics from Diponegoro University and Master of Science by research in Statistics The National University of Malaysia with research about hybrid support vector regression. Rezzy also as research assistant PRISMATIK, FST UKM, and Researcher at Division of Research Development and Knowledge Management (RDKM) Data Science Indonesia (DSI)
Yulius, S.Kom., MMSI.
Adjunct Researcher
Creative e-business and e-commerce developer and 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 of best customer experience. He also a lecturer at Bina Nusantara University. His current research interest focus on developing tools and strategies with IT solution to face global IT trends. Yulius also focus on the use of big data analysis at 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.
Ariandita Ardiansyah
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 solution 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 Certifed Professional (MCP).
Bloomest Jansen Chandra
Adjunct Research Assistant

Bloomest is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI USA majoring in Computer Science. As he has a keen interest in AI, he self-studied Deep Learning from online resources. He then started by joining the UW-Madison Artificial Intelligence Club as one of the modelers of the Stock Predicting Group. His main interest is in Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing.



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