• Master of Science in Statistics, Sepuluh November Institute of Technology, Indonesia. (Thesis: Diagnostics Check of Residuals in Nonparametric Regression)
  • Bachelor of Education in Mathematics Education, State University of Makassar, Indonesia. (Final Project: The effect of Attitude towards Test Type against Mathematics Mastering for Students of SMA Negeri 3 Makassar)

Research Interests:

  •  Bayesian
  • Spatial and Spatio-temporal
  • Survival Analysis
  • Time Series Analysis


Title: Bayesian Spatio-temporal modeling of small areas: Dengue fever in Makassar Indonesia

The overall aim of my research is to develop Bayesian models that reveal spatial and spatio-temporal trends in disease for regions with a small number of areas, with a focus on understanding dengue fever in Makassar Indonesia.

About me:

I am a permanent lecturer at Department of Mathematics and Statistics, State University of Makassar, Indonesia (2003-date); secretary at Data Analysis Unit of Mathematics Department State University of Makassar (2011-2013), consultant at data analysis unit of Mathematics Department State University of Makassar (2009-2013).


Peer-reviewed journal article


  • A.Aswi, Mengersen Kl, Cramb SM, Moraga P.  Spatio-temporal modelling of dengue fever in Makassar using Bayesian methods. ACEMS Retreat 2016. 2-4 November 2016, University of Technology Sydney, SW. (Oral presentation: Three Minutes talk). URL–o.
  • Evaluating the impact of small number of areas on spatial estimation. The Young Statistician Conference (YSC). 26 September 2017 – 27 September 2017. Twin Towns, Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia. (Oral presentation). URL
  • Bayesian spatio-temporal estimation of dengue fever: when areas are few. Bayes on the Beach 2017”. 13th– 15th November 2017. Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia (poster presentation). URL
  • ACEMS Retreat 2017. 30 October 2017 – 3 November 2017. Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia (participant).
  • Bayesian spatial estimation when areas are few. The international Biometric Society Australasian Region conference, 26-30th November 2017. Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia. (Oral presentation). URL
  • Comparison of different Bayesian spatio-temporal models using R packages. UseR! Conference. 10-13 July 2018. Brisbane, Australia. (Lightening poster presentation). URL
  • Comparing spatio-temporal models using CARBayes: An Application to dengue fever in Makassar, Indonesia. The joint international society for clinical Biostatistics and Australian Statistical Conference 2018. 26-30 August 2018. Melbourne, Australia. (oral presentation). URL
  • Temporal modelling of dengue fever: A comprehensive literature review. 3rd International Conference on Mathematics, Sciences, Technology, Education and their application (ICSMTEA) in Conjunction with 1st International Symposium on Green Materials & Technology (ISGMT). Universitas Negeri Makassar (UNM). 29-30 September 2018. Makassar, Indonesia. (Oral presentation). URL
  • Bayesian spatio-temporal models using R-INLA. “VARIANSI” conference 2018. Statistics Study Program. Universitas Negeri Makassar (UNM). 10 October 2018. Makassar, Indonesia. (Oral presentation).
  • Bayesian spatio-temporal models using R-INLA. ACEMS Retreat 2018. 28 October 2018-2 November 2018, Torquay, Melbourne, Victoria (Oral presentation). URL
  • The impact of covariates on the grouping structure of a Bayesian spatio-temporal localised model. Australasian Applied Statistics Conference 2018. 3-7 December 2018, New Zealand. (oral presentation). URL

Brag Presentations:


  • Winner of one of four student places at UseR2018! competition, SSA(Statistical Society of Australia) Qld branch for the essay, “Why I would like to represent the Society at the conference”.
  • Winner of the SSA-QLD student travel funding to present at the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics and Australian Statistical Conference 2018.

Awards and achievements

  •  Award as the best student presentation at Australasian Applied Statistics Conference (AASC). 3-7 December 2018, Rotorua, New Zealand.

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