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Muhamad Risqi U. Saputra (Risqi) is Assistant Professor, Data Science, at Monash University, Indonesia. Previously, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the cyber-physical systems group, Department of Computer Science, at University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK). He obtained his DPhil (PhD) in the same department at the University of Oxford. Prior to Oxford, he gained his master’s (MEng) and bachelor degrees at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.

In the professional space, he’s had experience working as a co-founder of an educational-technology startup company, lexipalindonesia.com, and as a senior data scientist in Jakarta Smart City. He’s received several awards from software development competitions, either nationally or internationally, including Indonesia ICT Awards (INAICTA), International ICT Innovative Services Contest (InnoServe) in Taiwan, and Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA) in Brunei Darussalam.

Research interests

Risqi's main research interest revolves around the intersection between machine (deep) learning, computer vision, and cyber-physical systems, applied to a wide range of problems including navigation, positioning, mapping, object detection, or semantic segmentation, among others. Nevertheless, he is also keen to work in diverse interdisciplinary areas including, but not limited to, health science, assistive technology, smart cities, environmental monitoring, disaster prevention and management, intersecting with his main research interest.

Monash teaching commitment

Unit Coordinators/Lecturers:

  • ITI9136 Algorithms and Programming Foundations in Python
  • ITI9152 IT Research Methods
  • ITI9004 Mathematical Foundations for Data Science and AI
  • ITI5120 Social Impact Lab/Project

Chief Examiners:

  • ITI9004 Mathematical Foundations for Data Science and AI

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, DPhil/PhD, University of Oxford

Award Date: 23 Jan 2021

Information Technology, MEng, Universitas Gadjah Mada (Gadjah Mada University)

Award Date: 22 Jan 2015

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, BEng (ST), Universitas Gadjah Mada (Gadjah Mada University)

Award Date: 28 Aug 2012

Research area keywords

  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

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