Welcome to My Brief Biography
Wayan Suparta is a teacher, lecturer, and researcher for more than 20 years. He is now looking for a new job for a full professorship or faculty member to continue his expertise in teaching and research to help achieve the mission of the new employer. He was officially an Associate Professor at the Space Science Centre (ANGKASA), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia – UKM (4 April 2012 – 3 April 2017). From 4 April 2017 to 16 June 2017, he was a de facto full professor at ANGKASA, IPI, UKM. Unfortunately, due to high-level political intrigue in UKM with the reason of financial problems, he finally decided to resign on 16 June 2017. After June 16, 2017, he works with the development of the “ScienceTech and Education Consultant“, a nonprofit activity in the consultancy of education and research. At the same time, he was work as an Adjunct Professor at the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Technology Yogyakarta (UTY) from September 2017 to January 2018 and associates faculty member of Doctor of Computer Science, Bina Nusantara University (BINUS), Jakarta from 2015 until now. From February 2018, he works as a lecturer at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta.
Back to his career, he was appointed as a senior lecturer (July 2008 – March 2012) and Post Doctoral Fellow (2007-2008) at the Institute of Space Science (ANGKASA) at UKM. During doing his PhD, he was appointed as Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) from 2004 to 2007. He obtained his PhD in March 2008 with major of Electronics Communication and Remote Sensing Applications (GPS Meteorology) from the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering (now is known as the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment), UKM. He is a central figure in the development of IconSpace and STACLIM (founder) conferences throughout his career in UKM.
He started his career as a teacher of Physics, Electronics, and Computer at SMUK Cor Jesu (SMACO) Malang (1994-1997), Teacher of Physics and Electronics at SMUK Santo Aloysius Bandung (1997-2000). After completing his Master’s Degree in 2000 from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) in the field of semiconductor electronics (Physics), he then appointed as a Lecturer of Engineering Electronic (2000-2004) in the Legenda College Group, Malaysia. The college has collaborated with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in their programs. He obtained his degree in Physics Instrumentation (1994) and Diploma (1991) from Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
His employment experiences included the lecturing on the subject of physics and computers, instrumentation and microelectronics. He has solid knowledge in teaching for Electrical and Computer Engineering, for example (see teaching subjects), for example, Circuit Design, Interfacing Techniques, Remote Sensing Technology, Space Science, Satellite Communication, Embedded Systems, and Artificial Neural Network. Besides more than 20 years experience in lecturing, he also conducted research with more than 15 years experience. He has solid knowledge of research on GNSS/GPS, Space Weather, Weather Forecasts, Climate Change, Modeling and Prediction, Machine Learning, and Data Scientist. His current research interest includes satellite remote sensing application for space weather, weather forecasts, climate studies, and solar-terrestrial physics, which took place in Polar Regions (Antarctica and Arctic). For natural disasters, modeling of satellite disturbances, and near field communication (NFC) was for tropical regions. Based on that experience, he was the first Indonesian scientist to conduct research on Space Meteorology on the Pole continent (Antarctica and the Arctic). Started in 2003 until 2010, he was found a new method to correlate the upper and lower levels of the atmosphere based on GPS sensing technique. This method was awarded a bronze medal by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2011. In 2011, he has also published a book with a title “Remote sensing of solar Influence on Antarctic terrestrial climate from a GPS Perspective” by Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA. Followed by a scientific book published in 2016 “Modeling of Tropospheric Delays Using ANFIS” by Springer International. The latest book in Bahasa Malaysia entitled “RazakSAT-1: Sebuah Analisis Kehilangan Isyarat” will be published by UKM Publishers in 2017. Before that, the new book was published online in 2018 by Springer Nature entitled “Space Science and Communication for Sustainability“. See his publication for more details.
In the national and international arena, he has collaborated with universities and agencies such as NIWA New Zealand, NIPR Japan, IAA Argentine, SCOPTEP, LAPAN, ANGKASA, etc. He also a professional member of
- The institution of Geospatial and Remote Sensing Malaysia (IGRSM) with a professional title: Geospatialist (Gs.);
- The National Antarctic Program in Malaysian Antarctic Research Programme (MARP);
- International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT);
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE);
- Senior Members of Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES);
- Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS).
He also has won several awards such as Silver and Bronze Medals as well as best papers during his career span as a researcher. Presently, he is fully inactive from 17 June 2017 until today due to doesn’t have a formal institution.
His big ideas and the greatest struggle is how the people can change their traditional mindset to a scientific mindset to be vigilant in carrying out its activities with the use of early warning weather information as part of their daily menu. He aspires to have an academic campus to continue his legacy in the field of education and research. This ideal concept of advancing education in Indonesia is through improving educational access and strives for a world-class education. Anybody interested in collaborating to realize the idea is welcome.