Universitas Ahmad Dahlan
ABSTRACT. Basic sciences have founded the innovation technologies that change by time. These sciences cover disciplines of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology that nowadays the inter-disciplines have introduced a new platform of advanced technology such of biotechnology, nanoelectronics, etc. A linear relationship between basic sciences research and industrial products of advanced technologies has been established, particularly in the developed countries, but not for the developing countries such of Indonesia. Many outstanding articles of advanced technologies produced by several Indonesia strategic companies of aircraft, weaponry, warships, etc. have been recognized, however these products are not related directly to the contribution of basic science research in Indonesian. The ‘valley of death’ that may bury most scientific paper publications including from basic sciences research should be minimized by directing the research orientation to strengthen the industries or applications without reducing the scientific content. The strategy to find out a real contribution of basic science research to the advanced technologies particularly in Indonesia is necessary to allow basic sciences being developed and respected by the society. Government and policy makers should play an important role to facilitate and cultivate basic sciences research toward the intellectual and technologies development as a scientific capital.
BIOGRAPHY. Prof Hariyadi (Hariyadi Soetedjo) receives his Drs. from Universitas Gadjah Mada, M.Sc. from University Kebangsaan Malaysia and Ph.D. from University of Essex, Colchester, England in 1998. From there he has extensive research experiences started as research scientist in Oulu University, Findland; University of Texas at San Antonio, United States of America; University of Tubingen, Germany and Universidad de Cordoba, Spain. Prof. Hariyadi have published many scientific paper in Scopus and Thompson Reuter-indexed journals, filed 19 patents and industrial designs and 9 text books in Physics, Optics and Electronics. Currently, he is Professor of Physics in Universitas Ahmad Dahlan. He also the head of Center for Integrated Research and Innovation (CIRNOV) in Universitas Ahmad Dahlan.
Prof. Lee Pooi See
Nanyang Technological University
ABSTRACT. This talk addresses and highlights the importance of interdisciplinary research and collaborations between academic and industry. The definition of research scope can be curiosity-led and problem-based that eventually will lead to important discovery. Subsequently, I will share and discuss the execution of research program and fostering of research collaborations among researchers in academia and industry. Emphasis of complementary research expertise that drives progressive innovations, understanding of problem from different viewpoints will lead to various breakthrough scientific approaches. The program management, outcomes and deliverables, application of research outcomes will be briefly discussed.
BIOGRAPHY. Prof. Lee Pooi See received her Ph.D. degree from National University of Singapore in 2001. She joined Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd (now Globalfoundries) in research and technology development department from 2001-2003. She is a recipient of the 2001 Norman Hackerman Young Author award presented by the Electrochemical Society, USA. In January 2004, she joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University and was promoted to full Professor in 2015. Prof. Lee has authored and co-authored many publications in the field of nanomaterials for energy and electronics applications. She holds more than 30 patents filed/provisional applications at present. She served as the Vice-Dean (Undergraduate) in MSE from July 2004-2008, Vice-Dean (Research) in June 2012-2014, and Vice-Dean (Faculty) in March 2014. She was awarded the National Day Awards, Public Administration Medal (Bronze) in 2014. Prof. Lee is a recipient of the prestigious NRF Investigatorship, Class 2015. Prof. Lee is a member of Materials Research Society and serves as the editorial board member of Advanced Energy Materials, Scientific Reports and Frontier. She is interested in synthesizing innovative nanomaterials, and harnessing its multi-functionality through understanding the structural-property characteristics. She has developed high energy capacitors, energy saving electrochromic coatings, novel transparent conductors, flexible and stretchable devices. She is keen in advancing the frontier of green nanotechnology and to translate research outcomes into real solutions.
Prof. Jason J. Jung
ABSTRACT. Big data has been an important issue in many research domains. The amount of data generated is not only growing in the developed world, also the developing countries is experiencing rapid growth in data generation. However, a large part of the data generated in the developing countries has a different origin than in the rest of the world: the developing world is progressing rapidly to the mobile era and is largely skipping the desktop and wired era. This requires a completely new approach, but also offers a vast range of possibilities to beat poverty. In this talk, appropriate technologies will be discussed to solve such problems in developing countries by using big data analytics. Big data can be as a catalyst for long lasting improvements, but we will have to look further ahead to see that. Mobile data alone is not sufficient to really create opportunities that could impact developing countries on the long term. Therefore, more data sources are required, ranging from data from NGO’s, to public data and social data.
BIOGRAPHY. Dr. Jason J. Jung is an Associate Professor in Chung¬Ang University, Korea, since September 2014. Before joining CAU, he was an Assistant Professor in Yeungnam University, Korea since 2007. Also, He was a postdoctoral researcher in INRIA Rhone¬Alpes, France in 2006, and a visiting scientist in Fraunhofer Institute (FIRST) in Berlin, Germany in 2004. He received the B.Eng. in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering from Inha University in 1999. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer and Information Engineering from InhaUniversity in 2002 and 2005, respectively. Dr. Jung serves as Editorial board member of many international journals, e.g., Journal of Universal Computer Science, International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems, International Journal of Social Network Mining and International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology. He has edited 10 special issues in international journals, 2 conference proceedings. He is the author of about 100 international publications. His research topics are knowledge engineering on social networks by using many types of AI methodologies, e.g., data mining, machine learning, and logical reasoning. Recently, he have been working on intelligent schemes to understand various social dynamics in large scale social media (e.g., Twitter and Flickr).
Prof. John A. Carver
Australian National University
ABSTRACT. Protein aggregation to form species (e.g. amyloid fibrils) that are toxic to cells is a characteristic of many age-related, neurological diseases, e.g. Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s. Furthermore, in age-related cataract, the constituent lens crystallin proteins aggregate (and subsequently precipitate) to form large species that scatter light leading to lens opacification, impaired vision and eventually blindness. Understanding the mechanisms of protein aggregation is therefore crucial to the development of inhibitors of protein aggregation and hence therapeutics for the treatment of protein aggregation diseases. Protein aggregation is also associated with many processes and treatments in food science, including the cooking of food. Thus, monitoring, modulation and prevention of protein aggregation have many applications in food processing. This presentation will highlight some of our fundamental work in the biomedical and food science areas, specifically relating to protein aggregation associated with the above diseases, and the aggregation of casein proteins, the major protein components of milk, to form the casein micelle.
BIOGRAPHY. Prof. John A. Carver is currently the director, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University since 2013. Prior joining the ANU, he was the Head of School of Molecular and Biomedical Science, University of Adelaide and faculty member in University of Wollongong. John Carver receives his B.Sc. from University of Adelaide, Ph.D. from Australian National University and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in University of Oxford. John Carver’s research interests are in peptide and protein structure, function and interactions. He investigates the fundamental aspects of protein unfolding and aggregation and the mechanisms by which molecular chaperone proteins prevent protein aggregation. The work has direct relevance to the many diseases of protein aggregation such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and cataract and in understanding the chemistry of milk. He utilises a diversity of spectroscopic, biophysical and protein chemical techniques for his research. He has co-authored over 160 research publications and has received a variety of fellowships.