Dr. Saiful Mahdi, S.Si, M.Sc
Tentang Saya (About Me)
My area of interest includes Applied Econometrics, Official Statistics, Social Statistics, Demography, Survey Methods, and quantitative methods for policy analysis. But I have also a keen interest in Total Quality Management (TQM) and Statistical Process Control/Statistical Quality Control (SPC/SQC) both for indsutrial and non-industrial application. In post 2004 Aceh tsunami, however, I have also been learning about disaster and the "sociology of disaster" and relate them with my exeperiences and learnings on conflict, peace, and development. In these fields I have been studying many issues, from social capital, community development, regional planning, to environmental issues. Born and raised in a used to be protracted conflict area and still very much a disaster prone region, both natural and man-made, I study development in a critical and multi-discipline approach.Yes, I am definitely a T-shaped person. So, don't get confused with my study in many different fields. But you sure will find numbers in many of them, should you have so much appetite for number crunching. The world just has so much to offer! Hoooola!
A Cornell, UVM, and ITS Surabaya Alumn. A Ph.D in Regional Science with a focus on Applied Econometrics; MS in Statistics with Fulbright Scholarship from University of Vermont, BS in Statistics from ITS Surabaya.Founding and First Chair, Statistics Department, Syiah Kuala University; Former Executive Director, International Center for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies (ICAIOS); and, Co-founding Director of The Aceh Institute. Besides teaching and doing research, now serving as deputy director of Center for Social Sciences and Cultural Studies (PPISB) of Syiah Kuala University, and researcher at ICAIOS and The Aceh Institute. A positivist by training (can not be more positivist than as a statistician, can not I?), a post-positivist by learning, a humanist by understanding (at least trying to). A Muslim by religion, yet want to be a devoted moderate (Gaussian!) Muslim Statistician by ALL.
Patrick Daly, Agus Halim, Divya Hundlani, Ezra Ho, Saiful Mahdi, 2017, Rehabilitating coastal agriculture and aquaculture after inundation events: Spatial analysis of livelihood recovery in post-tsunami Aceh, Indonesia, Ocean & Coastal Management, 142, 218-232, 0964-5691.
Saiful Mahdi, 2007, To Return or Not: Social Capital as Determinants to Return among Women IDPs in Aceh, Masyarakat Indonesia, No. 1, 161-164, 01259989.
Saiful Mahdi, 2005, Calang: The Influence of Humanitarian Aid, Indonesia, 79, 161-164, ISSN, 2164-8654 (Online); 0019-7289 (Print).
Saiful Mahdi, 2012, FROM THE GROUND UP: Perspective on Post-Tsunami and Post-Conflict Aceh, Singapore, ISEAS, 978-981-4345-19-4.