Jeffry Wicaksana

Jakarta | Hong Kong | Los Angeles | Boston | Dallas

Hi! I am a first-year PhD student at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, in Electronic and Computer Enginnering (under Prof. Tim Cheng). (HKPFS Awardee)
I strongly believe in personalization in medical-care and education. Things I do is going towards fulfilling that vision.
Short-term wise, I want to build a platform for clients (e.g. hospitals) to collaborate effectively without compromising privacy.
My current research interest lie in incentive-driven federated learning for computer-aided medical image analysis.
On a side note, I also have few projects focusing on efficient information retrieval and long-term pattern analysis from video data.


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Research Assistant · Hong Kong
  • Developed application to perform real-time measurement of elderlies’ facial expression to monitor their wellbeing
  • Analyzed the variances in daily facial expression and action units to provide meaningful insight for the elderlies
  • Designed and implemented pipeline for food waste analytics for smart canteen development in HKUST
  • October 2018 - June 2019


    CTO, Hardware & Firmware Engineer · Hong Kong
  • Responsible for hardware, mechanical, and optical development of smart scuba diving mask with heads-up display
  • October 2017 - Sep 2018

    Maxim Integrated

    Micro & Security Team (Firmware) Engineering Internship · Dallas (Texas)
  • Created example applications and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for different peripherals and Mbed OS
  • Constructed secure boot loader for microcontroller by implementing SHA-2 and AES256
  • Designed boards for low power monitoring & battery management for wearable application
  • May 2017 - Aug 2018

    AIO Robotics

    Software Engineer Internship · Los Angeles (California)
  • Developed packing problem algorithm (NP-Hard Problem) for efficient automated STL placement in 3D printer
  • Oct 2016 - Dec 2016

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Summer Research Intern · Cambridge (Boston)
  • Built a Home-Based Automated Lab-Urinalysis, performing image analysis on the urine and colorimetric sensor
  • Formulated algorithms to analyze user’s biomarkers condition with disease predictive capability
  • Jun 2016 - Aug 2016


    Hardware and Firmware Engineer · Hong Kong
  • Devised algorithms for early CAD (cardiac arrest diseases) and other heart diseases prediction software using matlab neural networks toolbox on congestive heart failure databases obtained from physionet
  • Built and programmed PCB for wearable devices (STM32, Nordic)
  • Jun 2015 - Sep 2015


    A wireless dual-mode micro thermal flow sensor system with extended flow range by using CMOS-MEMS process

    2018 IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Wei Xu, Beiqi Lijin, Mingzheng Duan, Xiaoyi Wang, Jeffry Wicaksana, Min A, Moaaz Ahmed, Ruijin Wang, Nicholas Xuanlai Fang, Amine Bermak, Yi-Kuen Lee
  • April 2018

    Academic Projects - Under Construction. Email me if interested


    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Head Teaching assistants for Deep learning course [COMP4471] - SPRING 2020
  • Teaching helper for introduction to python [COMP1021] and introduction to electronics [ELEC1100].
  • First Code Academy - part time instructor

  • Taught kids (age 4-16) to learn how to code. Curriculums taught includes MIT APP Inventor, CSS, HTML, javascript, and python.
  • December 2018 - June 2019

    MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node

  • Taught entrepreneurship bootcamp (based on disciplined entrepreneurship) to MIT and Hong Kong students (UG, PG, and MBA) - Winter 2018
  • Education

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Doctor of Philosophy
    Electronic and Computer Engineering
    September 2019 - now

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Bachelor of Engineering
    Electronic and Computer Engineering, Minor in Information Technology and Robotics
    September 2014 - May 2018

    University of California Los Angeles

    Exchange Program
    September 2016 - December 2016


    Programming Languages & Tools
    • C, C++, Python, HTML, CSS, Javascript, GIT, Altium Designer, ROS, V-REP, Solidworks
    • Familiar with Torch & MXNET. Getting into Tensorflow Federated.
    • Indonesian
    • English
    • Picking up basic mandarin


  • Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (2019-2023)
  • HKEIA Innovation and Technology Project Competition Award - Silver Prize (2018)
  • HKUST President's Cup Award (2016, 2018)
  • HKX FYP+ Award - for selected final year project in HK (2018) - HKD20.000
  • Startup Weekend Healthcare x Biotech Champion(2017)
  • Beasiswa Unggulan - Indonesian Government's scholarship (2016-2018) - HKD 120.000
  • Hong Kong Government scholarship (2015-2018) - HKD240.000
  • HKSAR Talent Development Scheme scholarship - HKD10.000
  • HKSAR Reaching Out Award scholarship - HKD10.000
  • ABU Robocon International Competition First Runner Up (2015)
  • Healthcare Designathon First runner up (2014, 2015) - HKD 10.000
  • HKUST university entrance scholarship (2014-2018) - HKD 120.000
  • Hobbies

    During my free time, I find joy doing these:
    1. Swimming & Jogging
    2. Coffee-making [pour-over & siphon]
    3. Eating & exploring the city [currently HK]
    4. Finding existing exploits
    5. Reading tons of non-fiction books I am also trying to do kaggle challenges in medical image analysis.