Hello, Asslamualaikum ! Thank you for vsiting my blog.
I am Muklason, most friends of mine call me ‘Cak Shon’. At this moment, I am a Phd in Information Technology (Start: Oct 2012) – Student at School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, UK. I am a Dad of a dearest son and a husband of a lovely wife. I wrote this blog, when I was stuck with my Phd Life ;p. However, many people said that studying abroad was one of very incredible times in life. So, this blog may capture some of those invaluable moments and you may take any benefit from this blog.
I am a lecturer at Information System Department, Faculty of Information Technology, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), In Surabaya, East Java Indonesia, one of top Universities in Indonesia. I have lived in Banyuwangi (my home town where I was born), Jombang, Surabaya, Jakarta, Tronoh (Malaysia), Pasuruan, and now I live in Nottingham, a peaceful and very beautiful place in the heart of England where the legend Robin Hood came from.
My previous research areas were on : Knowledge Management, Decision Support System, Semantic Web and Ontology, e-learning. Rightnow, I turn my research areas to Hyper-heuristics, and Combinatorial Optimization especially for timetabling and sche. I am a member of Automated Scheduling, Optimization, and Planning research group (ASAP). They are all relatively new for me, but I am so happy dealing with them, although sometime they are so confusing and challenging. However, I always do believe that what are now the most challenging ones are the ones that are the most rewarding later. I wish I could have the true incredible life here and finish my studies as soon as possible (ASAP), as the name of my research group.
I am a big fan of Gus Dur (Gusdurian) in each single side of his Life especially in his way understanding Islam as a way of life. Probably, because I am alumni of Pesantren (Darussalam Blokagung Banyuwangi, and Darul Ulum, Rejoso Jombang), that make me adore him too much. In my spare times I love playing with my son, traveling, writing in this blog, and watching talk show :p. Lately, I enjoy photography and cooking (the thing that I hated before) :D. However, indeed, I am very happy and open-minded to make friends from different background and interest.
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