A brief CV is written in this page. A PDF file of my complete CV and publication list can be downloaded here. My CV is also available in Bahasa Indonesia here.


2013 Phd in Astroparticle Physics, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands.
Dissertation titled Starlight beneath the waves: In search of TeV photon emission from Gamma-Ray Bursts with the ANTARES Neutrino Telescope, advised by Prof. Dr. Maarten de Jong.
2008 MSc in Astronomy, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands.
Master’s thesis titled Kinematics and stellar population studies of the galactic bulge, advised by Prof. Dr. Koenraad Kuijken. Minor research project titled Detecting hypervelocity star candidates using astrometric data, advised by Dr. Anthony G.A. Brown and Dr. Yuri Levin.
2006 BSc in Astronomy, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia.
Bachelor’s thesis titled Local stellar kinematics based on Hipparcos data, advised by Dr. Moedji Raharto.

Professional appointments

2020–present Postdoctoral Fellow, Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), Baltimore MD, United States.
2016–2020 Thompson Postdoctoral Fellow, Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL), Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington DC, United States.
2012–2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), Heidelberg, Germany.
2008–2012 PhD candidate, National Institute for Subatomic Physics (Nikhef), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Observing experiences

2016–2020 Irénée du Pont 100-inch telescope, Las Campanas Observatory, Chile.
17 observing runs totalling 66 nights of CAPS observations, including 1 on-site run.
2008–2012 ANTARES Neutrino Telescope, shore station in La Seyne-sur-Mer, France.
6 shifts (1 week each), including 2 on-site shifts.

Teaching experiences

2003–2004 Undergraduate teaching assistant, Computational Astronomy, Dept. of Astronomy, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia.
Teaches introduction to coding, root-finding methods, numerical integration, linear algebra, regression, and solving differential equations.
2003 Undergraduate teaching assistant, Elementary Laboratory Physics, Dept. of Physics, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia.
Topics covered are, among others, viscosity, springs, standing waves, and electromagnetism.

Publication summary

Author of 7 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, including 2 as a first author and 1 as a single author. Co-author of 11 Gaia peer-reviewed papers and 26 ANTARES peer-reviewed papers. A complete list can be seen here.

Public outreach activities

2017–present Contributor, Science section of Indoprogress.
Indoprogress is a web-based media of progressive thoughts in Indonesia, with average monthly readership of about 2 700 000 views. Complete writings are here.
2007–present Co-founder, editor, and contributor, langitselatan.
langitselatan is a popular astronomy website in Indonesia and is a part of the Universe Awareness (UNAWE) network. Average monthly readership is about 100 000 views. Complete writings are here.


Fellowships and scholarships

2016 Thompson Postdoctoral Fellowship, $200 000.
Fellowship donated by the David W. Thompson Family Fund for support of the Carnegie Astrometric Planet Search (CAPS) program.
2006 Leids Universiteits Fonds (LUF) Scholarship, €9000.
Awarded to excellent international students who want to pursue an English-language Master study at Leiden University. One of four recipients.

Awards and honors

2015 Global Neutrino Network (GNN) Dissertation Prize, €300.
Awarded by a partnership of four neutrino telescope experiments (ANTARES, Baikal, IceCube, and KM3NeT) for the best PhD dissertation. Shared with two other winners.
2005 Dean’s List for Academic Achievement, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB).

Professional services

2017–present Proposal reviewer and panelist, NASA.
Regular proposal reviewer for the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program (NESSF), panelist for the 2017 NASA Astrophysics Data Analysis Program (ADAP).
2017 Chambliss Judge, American Astronomical Society (AAS).
Judge for the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards for the best student poster presentation at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) meetings.
2013–present Peer reviewer, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) and The Astrophysical Journal (ApJ).
Reviews papers about high-energy astrophysics, data analysis, and galactic structure.

Professional memberships

2016–present American Astronomical Society (AAS)
Member of Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS), High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD), and Historical Astronomy Division (HAD).
2015–present International Astronomical Union (IAU)
Member of Division B (Facilities, Technologies and Data Science), Division C (Education, Outreach and Heritage), Division D (High Energy Phenomena and Fundamental Physics), and Division H (Interstellar Matter and Local Universe).
2007–present Royal Netherlands Astronomical Society
Known in Dutch as Koninklijke Nederlandse Astronomenclub (KNA), the organization was formerly known as the Netherlands Astronomical Society or Nederlandse Astronomenclub (NAC) until May 2019.