Dr Ilung Pranata

Dr Ilung Pranata

Lecturer

School of Design Communication and IT (Information Technology)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr. Ilung Pranata is a Lecturer in Information Technology (IT) at the University of Newcastle, Australia. His research interest includes Machine Learning & Data Science (Big Data), Network Security, Intrusion & Malware Detection, Fuzzing & Penetration Testing, and Intelligent Systems including E-Commerce Rating & Recommender System (Collaborative Filtering) and Reputation System. In addition to his own research, Dr. Pranata has been working closely with Dr. Melinda Hutchesson from the Priority Research Center in Physical Activity & Nutrition on the Be Positive Be Healthe Project (i.e. a research project assisting young Australian women to maintain their weight loss goal) and with Professor Willy Susilo from the Computer Security Research Centre at University of Wollongong.

In total, Dr. Pranata has published over 30 peer-reviewed research articles at various international conferences and journals.

Prior to working in academia, Dr. Pranata has worked in IT area and provided consultancies mainly in banking and manufacturing sectors. He holds several industry certifications such as MCP, Security+ and CISA (Passed).

Research Expertise
Dr. Pranata has published over 30 peer reviewed publications including an A-star journal publication in ACM Transaction on Internet Technology (ACM TOIT). He is actively looking for bright and interested students to work in his research areas. Interested research students, please contact him at Ilung[.]Pranata[at]newcastle[.]edu[.]au

Dr. Pranata's research interest & expertise includes: 

  • Machine Learning & Data Science (Big Data)
  • Intrusion & Malware Detection (Network Security)
  • Fuzzing & Penetration testing
  • Trust & Reputation Systems
  • Recommender System & Collaborative Filtering

He serves in technical board for the following conferences: * IEEE International Conference on Information & Communication Technology & Systems (ICTS) * International Conference on Soft Computing, Intelligence Systems, and Information Technology (ICSIIT)

Dr. Pranata is also an expert developer in C#, Java & ASP.NET. Additionally, He has skills in Data Science programming with R, Python, RapidMiner and Weka. 

Teaching Expertise
Dr. Pranata has taught and coordinated several courses as follow:

  • Project Management
  • IT Major Project
  • Database Management System
  • System & Network Administration
  • ASP.Net & C#.Net Programming

Collaborations
Over the years, Dr. Pranata has collaborated with various researchers and academics. Current collaborations include:

  • Professor Willy Susilo from the Computer Security Research Centre at University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Dr. Casey Chow from University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Dr. Melinda Hutchesson from Priority Research Center (PRC) Nutrition and Physical Activity

Dr Pranata is also an active researcher within the the Applied Informatics Group (AIR). 


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Information Technology, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Collaborative Filtering
  • Data Mining
  • Data Science
  • Fuzzing
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Machine Learning
  • Malware Analysis
  • Mobile Security
  • Network Security
  • Prediction Analysis
  • Recommender System
  • Reputation System
  • Trust

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
080303 Computer System Security 50
080399 Computer Software not elsewhere classified 20
080109 Pattern Recognition and Data Mining 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Pranata I, Skinner G, Collins CE, 'Be Positive Be Healthe: Development and Implementation of a Targeted e-Health Weight Loss Program for Young Women.', Telemed J E Health, 22 519-528 (2016)
DOI 10.1089/tmj.2015.0085
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Robin Callister, Geoff Skinner, Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins
2015 Pranata I, Athauda R, 'Instilling Similarity Rating Model to Combat Malicious Raters', International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering, 4 298-308 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.17706/ijcce.2015.4.5.298-308
Co-authors Rukshan Athauda
2013 Pranata I, Athauda RI, Skinner GD, 'Modeling Decentralized Reputation-Based Trust for Initial Transactions in Digital Environments', ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, 12 8:1-8:35 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1145/2461321.2461323
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Rukshan Athauda, Geoff Skinner
2013 Pranata I, Athauda R, Skinner G, 'Determining trustworthiness and quality of mobile applications', Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, 65 LNICST 192-206 (2013) [C1]

The growth of "smart" mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, has been exponential over the past few years. Such growth was mainly attributed to the development of mobile... [more]

The growth of "smart" mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, has been exponential over the past few years. Such growth was mainly attributed to the development of mobile applications. To date, mobile applications have been increasingly used to improve our productivity and also to provide the entertainment contents. However, with a huge number of mobile applications that appear in the application stores; in particular those that provide similar functionalities, users are often confused with the selection of trustworthy and high quality mobile applications. At the current state, there is a limited research embarked to provide solutions for measuring the trustworthiness of mobile applications prior to download. Thus, the aims of this paper are to review the current research in this area and to discuss several issues in measuring the trustworthiness of mobile applications. In addition, this paper also proposes MobilTrust, a similarity trust measurement method to solve the identified issues. © 2013 ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering.

DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-36660-4_14
Co-authors Geoff Skinner, Rukshan Athauda
2012 Pranata I, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'A holistic review on trust and reputation management systems for digital environments', International Journal of Computer and Information Technology, 1 44-53 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors Geoff Skinner, Rukshan Athauda
2012 Pranata I, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'A distributed secure mechanism for resource protection in a digital ecosystem environment', Journal of Information Security, 3 25-38 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors Rukshan Athauda, Geoff Skinner
2012 Pranata I, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'A flexible authentication and authorisation mechanism for securing transactions in digital ecosystem', International Journal on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems, 2 87-101 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors Rukshan Athauda, Geoff Skinner
2009 Pranata I, Skinner GD, 'Digital ecosystem access control management', WSEAS Transactions on Information Science and Applications, 6 926-935 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Geoff Skinner
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Conference (23 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Chow YW, Susilo W, Yang G, Pranata I, Phillips G, Barmawi AM, 'Exploiting the Error Correction Mechanism in QR Codes for Secret Sharing, 21st Australasian Conference on Information Security and Privacy (ACISP), Melbourne, Australia' (2016)
2016 Hu Z, Chiong R, Pranata I, Susilo W, Bao Y, 'Identifying Malicious Web Domains Using Machine Learning Techniques with Online Credibility and Performance Data, 2016 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2016), Vancouver, Canada' (2016)
Co-authors Raymond Chiong
2016 Hutchesson M, Callister R, Morgan PJ, Pranata I, Skinner G, Collins CE, 'A targeted and tailored eHealth weight loss program for young women: The Be Positive Be Healthe pilot randomised controlled trial', http://www.alswh.org.au/scientificmeeting2016/program (2016)
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins, Robin Callister, Geoff Skinner
2015 Pranata I, Skinner G, 'Segmenting and Targeting Customers Through Clusters Selection & Analysis', Seventh IEEE International Conference on Advanced Computer Science & Information System (ICACSIS 2015) (2015) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/ICACSIS.2015.7415187
Co-authors Geoff Skinner
2015 Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Pranata I, Skinner G, Collins CE, 'The ¿Be Positive Be Healthe¿ eHealth weight loss program for young women: A pilot study' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Robin Callister, Geoff Skinner, Philip Morgan, Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins
2015 Hutchesson MJ, Callister R, Morgan PJ, Pranata I, Skinner G, Collins CE, 'Be Positive Be Healthe: A targeted and tailored eHealth weight loss program for young women', http://www.anzos2015.org/assets/ANZOS2015/ANZOS-2015-Abstracts.pdf (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Robin Callister, Geoff Skinner, Melinda Hutchesson, Philip Morgan, Clare Collins
2014 Pranata I, Altamimi R, Skinner G, 'Exertainment: Designing Active Video Games to Get Youth Moving', Proceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2014 (2014) [E1]
Co-authors Geoff Skinner
2014 Pranata I, Altamimi R, Skinner G, 'An Adaptive Framework Allowing Active Video Games to Address Child Obesity', 7th Annual International Conference on Computer Games, Multimedia and Allied Technology 2014 (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.5176/2251-1679_CGAT14.16
Co-authors Geoff Skinner
2014 Pranata I, Skinner, 'A security extension for securing the feedback & rating values in TIDE framework', 2014 IEEE International Conference on Information, Communication Technology and System (ICTS) (2014) [E1]
Co-authors Geoff Skinner
2013 Fasihuddin HA, Skinner G, Athauda RI, Pranata I, 'Insights into the use of Knowledge Maps in Online Learning Environments: A Pilot Study', International Conference on Technical Education (ICTechEd) (2013) [E2]
Co-authors Geoff Skinner, Rukshan Athauda
2013 Pranata I, Skinner G, Athauda R, 'A survey on the usability and effectiveness of web-based trust rating systems', 2013 IEEE/ACIS 12th International Conference on Computer and Information Science, ICIS 2013 - Proceedings (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/ICIS.2013.6607882
Co-authors Geoff Skinner, Rukshan Athauda
2012 Pranata I, Athauda RI, Skinner GD, 'Securing and governing access in ad-hoc networks of internet of things', Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference Engineering and Applied Science (EAS 2012) (2012) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Rukshan Athauda, Geoff Skinner
2012 Pranata I, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'Architecture implementation for applying trust in digital environments (TIDE)', Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Internet Technologies & Society 2012 (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Rukshan Athauda, Geoff Skinner
2011 Pranata I, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'A survey on the security requirements for a successful adoption of Digital Ecosystem environment', Proceedings of the 2nd Annual International Conference on Network Technologies & Communications (NTC 2011) (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.5176/2251-2233_its11
Co-authors Geoff Skinner, Rukshan Athauda
2011 Pranata I, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'TIDE: Measuring and evaluating trustworthiness and credibility of enterprises in Digital Ecosystem', MEDES '11 Proceedings of the International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.1145/2077489.2077492
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Rukshan Athauda, Geoff Skinner
2011 Pranata I, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'A distributed mechanism for secure collaboration in Digital Ecosystems', MEDES '11 Proceedings of the International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.1145/2077489.2077495
Co-authors Geoff Skinner, Rukshan Athauda
2011 Pranata I, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'A community based authentication and authorisation mechanism for digital ecosystem', Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/dest.2011.5936618
Co-authors Rukshan Athauda, Geoff Skinner
2011 Pranata I, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'Distributed mechanism for protecting resources in a newly emerged digital ecosystem technology', Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing. 11th International Conference, ICA300 2011, Melbourne, Australia, October 24-26, 2011, Proceedings, Part II (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-24669-2_17
Co-authors Rukshan Athauda, Geoff Skinner
2011 Pranata I, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'A distributed community approach for protecting resources in Digital Ecosystem', 2011 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science and Information Systems (Proceedings) (2011) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Rukshan Athauda, Geoff Skinner
2009 Summons PF, Newby D, Athauda R, Park M, Shaw P, Pranata I, et al., 'Design strategy for a scalable virtual pharmacy patient', ACIS 2009 Proceedings - 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (2009) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Rukshan Athauda, Peter Summons, Mira Park
2009 Summons PF, Newby DA, Athauda RI, Park M, Shaw PE, Pranata I, et al., 'Design strategy for a scalable virtual pharmacy patient', ACIS 2009: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (2009) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Mira Park, Peter Summons, Rukshan Athauda, David Newby
2009 Pranata I, Skinner GD, 'Managing enterprise authentication and authorization permissions in digital ecosystem', IEEE-DEST 2009: Third IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/DEST.2009.5276783
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Geoff Skinner
2009 Pranata I, Skinner GD, 'Managing information access controls in digital ecosystems environments', Recent Advances in Automation & Information: Proceedings of the 10th WSEAS International Conference on Automation and Information (ICAI'09) (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Geoff Skinner
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Pranata I, SecuTIDE: Architecture for Security and Trust in Digital Ecosystem, The University of Newcastle, Australia (2014)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 3
Total funding $10,250

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20161 grants / $2,000

ECA Networking/Conference Grant$2,000

Funding body: Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle | Australia

Funding body Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle | Australia
Scheme Conference Travel Grant (Faculty, School and Singapore QA Funds)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20151 grants / $750

Investigation into Malicious Domains using Online Data$750

Funding body: Majestic SEO

Funding body Majestic SEO
Scheme data access scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20141 grants / $7,500

Investigation to the Personalised & Interactive Rating System$7,500

Trust is an important element in any transaction, be it a physical or an online transaction. Prior to purchasing a product or to engage in collaboration, we always attempt to measure the trustworthiness of another party. This is to ensure that we transact with the trustworthy party that will benefit us and not the ones that perform the detrimental actions. In an online environment such as Internet, however, establishing trust is a difficult process due to the unfamiliarity between the buyers and sellers and the physical distance between them. Rating systems (i.e. the five-star rating system, the binary rating system, etc.) are introduced in today’s online websites helping customers to derive the trust of the sellers and/or products. These systems rely heavily on others’ recommendations as an input to measure the trustworthiness of products and/or sellers.

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team

Ilung Pranata

Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current2

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 Honours Investigation into Machine Learning Models for Accurate Forecasting of Household Electricity Consumption
Information Technology, School of Design, Communication & IT, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Strategy Development for Virtual Laboratory in Saudi Higher Education to Enhance Quality and Student Learning Experience
PhD (Information Technology), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Research Projects

CheckIt - Detecting & Predicting Malicious Web Domains through Internet Data Mining 2015 - 2016

With more than 980 million web domains on the Internet, it is challenging for an average human being to identify which of them are malicious. Unfortunately, a single visit to an infected web domain is what it takes for an attacker to steal users' sensitive information and/or compromise their system. To date, malicious web domain detection is performed manually either by scanning websites against known attack signatures (fingerprinting) or through experts' experience accessing and investigating the web domains. If found, malicious web domains are normally reported for blacklisting. However, the fallacies of this approach are up-to-date attack signatures and the man hours required to assess millions of web domains. This research project investigates the feasibility of adopting big data analytics to detect and identify malicious Internet web domains.

Collaborators

Name Organisation
Zhongyi Hu Wuhan University
Willy Susilo University of Wollongong
Doctor Raymond Jun Wen Chiong University of Newcastle

BePositiveBeHealthe 2014 - 2015

Recent systematic reviews of weight management interventions for young adults highlight the difficulties in reaching and retaining young adults in obesity treatment. Poobalan et al reviewed 14 weight loss interventions for young adults (18-25 years) and found small sample sizes (16-67 participants) across studies with several studies failing to reach the required number of participants. A systematic review of weight management interventions targeting young women (18-35 years) also reported small sample sizes (23-129 participants) and low retention rates at post intervention (54% to 100%).  Furthermore, the rates of recruitment and retention among young adults in obesity treatment is inferior to older adults. In a standard behavioral weight loss program compared to older adults,  young adults (18-35 years) were less likely to enroll (7% of group) and had lower session attendance (52% vs. 74%), retention rates (67% vs 95%) and average weight loss (-4.2kg vs -7.7kg) at 6-months.  Therefore, novel intervention approaches are required to reach, engage and retain young adults in treatment. This research project investigates the use of Information Technology to assist young women in maintaining their weight loss target.

Publications

Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Pranata I, Skinner G, Collins CE, 'The ¿Be Positive Be Healthe¿ eHealth weight loss program for young women: A pilot study' (2015) [E3]

Collaborators

Name Organisation
Melinda Hutchesson The University of Newcastle

UniLife - Personalised Rating System 2014 - 2016

Trust is an important element in any transaction, be it a physical or an online transaction. Prior to purchasing a product or to engage in collaboration, we always attempt to measure the trustworthiness of another party. This is to ensure that we transact with the trustworthy party that will benefit us and not the ones that perform the detrimental actions. In an online environment such as Internet, however, establishing trust is a difficult process due to the unfamiliarity between the buyers and sellers and the physical distance between them. Rating systems (i.e. the five-star rating system, the binary rating system, etc.) are introduced in today’s online websites helping customers to derive the trust of the sellers and/or products. These systems rely heavily on others’ recommendations as an input to measure the trustworthiness of products and/or sellers.

Grants

Investigation to the Personalised & Interactive Rating System

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Description Trust is an important element in any transaction, be it a physical or an online transaction. Prior to purchasing a product or to engage in collaboration, we always attempt to measure the trustworthiness of another party. This is to ensure that we transact with the trustworthy party that will benefit us and not the ones that perform the detrimental actions. In an online environment such as Internet, however, establishing trust is a difficult process due to the unfamiliarity between the buyers and sellers and the physical distance between them. Rating systems (i.e. the five-star rating system, the binary rating system, etc.) are introduced in today’s online websites helping customers to derive the trust of the sellers and/or products. These systems rely heavily on others’ recommendations as an input to measure the trustworthiness of products and/or sellers.
Scheme New Staff Grant

Publications

Pranata I, Athauda R, 'Instilling Similarity Rating Model to Combat Malicious Raters', International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering, 4 298-308 (2015) [C1]


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Dr Ilung Pranata

Position

Lecturer
AIR Research Group
School of Design Communication and IT
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Information Technology

Contact Details

Email ilung.pranata@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 8967
Fax (02) 4921 5896
Link Research and Innovation Cluster

Office

Room MCG-17
Building McMullin Building
Location McMullin Building, Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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