Selfie-stick bearer

It’s very relaxing to see so many group selfie on this Ramadan month. Mostly the pose were take at break-fasting dinner. Smiles and laughter are clicked in photos as they would be kept in the memories of many. Except for one thing. In those pics, you would notice one person who doesn’t have the privilege to smile nor to make funny pose. His/her face would be stressed out to keep his/her balance. Some would sweat to death in those pics.

He/she who has the highest salute.

The selfie-stick bearer ….. (Sang pemegang tongsis)


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My current focus is how to provide the hydrostratigraphy of volcanic aquifers in Bandung area. The research is based on environmental isotope measurement in groundwater and morphometry. My work consists of hydrochemical measurements. I am using multivariate statistical methods to provides more quantitative foundation for the analysis and more insight into the groundwater behavior, especially its interaction with surface water. I use open source apps like R and Python to do the job. In my spare time, I also have a side project to promote open science in Indonesia's research workflow. One of my current focus is promoting INARxiv, as the first preprint server of Indonesia ( and serving as ORCID and OSF ( ambassador. Research interest: Hydrochemistry, multivariate analysis, and R programming. Blog:, (