Dr Heri Kuswanto
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
Dr Heri Kuswanto is an Associate Professor at the Department of Statistics of the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Indonesia. He is currently also the Coordinator of the Climate Change Group at the Center for Earth, Disaster and Climate Change at ITS. Dr Kuswanto holds a PhD in Statistics from the Leibniz Hannover University, Germany, majoring on time series forecasting. In 2010, he worked for a year as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Laval University in Canada, focusing on the topic of ensemble forecast. His current research is focused more on extreme weather and climate events. He has a lot of experience in working with ensemble model outputs and statistical downscaling methods. Dr Kuswanto is also an expert on computational statistics and machine learning. He has been a speaker at many climate change related seminars and forums in Indonesia, and has been involved as an expert in several climate-change-related projects coordinated by the Meteorological Office Indonesia. Moreover, he has been the Principal Investigator for several projects such as the Development of Drought Monitoring and Forecasting System in Indonesia based on a calibrated North America Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME) and funded by NSF USAID through the PEER Research grant, as well as other projects funded by the Ministry of Research and Higher Education Indonesia.