About Oka Kurniawan

Though his first name sounds like a Japanese, Oka was actually born in Indonesia. He came  to Singapore in 2000 to study Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. After he finished his Bachelor degree, he continued his further study in NTU to obtain his doctoral degree. In the last year of his doctoral degree, he began to work at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR, Singapore. During his term in IHPC, he was involved with various research projects using computer and numerical methods to solve quantum mechanics, electromagnetics, and plasmonics.  After three and a half year in IHPC, he realized that his passion in teaching has not yet been realised, and so he moved on to School of Mathematics and Science, Singapore Polytechnic, in 2011. After completing his two-year contract, he then decided to join SUTD. While teaching in Singapore Polytechnic, he was also an adjunct lecturer at Digipen Singapore, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).

Oka has been leading the largest introductory course to Programming at SUTD from the year 2015 to the present. He is also in charge for an exciting course that teaches students how computer works from basic building blocks like transistors up to its operating systems. He has been involved in several educational research involving how to teach computing using games, robots, and recently AR/VR. He was awarded SUTD Teaching Excellence in 2018. Besides his passion in teaching and research, he loves to read books, listens to music, outdoor activities, and spending time with his family.

Senior Lecturer
Information systems Technology and Design
SUTD - Singapore University of Technology and Design
DID: (+65) 6499 - 4621

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  • Presentation Slides for Pycon - EDU Summit Download:PDF slideSlideshare 
    Posted Jun 16, 2015, 6:48 PM by Oka Kurniawan
  • Videos of 10.009 Digital World Labs you can watch a video for 10.009 Digital World Labs at:http://youtu.be/03FHGdsCd20
    Posted Jan 23, 2014, 8:20 PM by Oka Kurniawan
  • Photos from 50.002 1D Exhibition Please click the following URL to see the photos:http://ow.ly/rJiXq
    Posted Jan 23, 2014, 8:17 PM by Oka Kurniawan
  • Videos for 2D challenge Level 1: http://youtu.be/KeRau3Ez0cwLevel 2: http://youtu.be/6RoDqTDE2PI Level 3: http://youtu.be/SMnZYiZdHmM
    Posted Mar 17, 2013, 9:08 PM by Oka Kurniawan
  • Piazza for SOPH303 Class This is the link for SOPH303 class on Piazza:https://piazza.com/sutd.edu.sg/winter2013/soph303/home#
    Posted Jan 29, 2013, 7:56 PM by Oka Kurniawan
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