Astari Kusumawardani is the node administrator at the University of Melbourne node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S).

She holds degrees from University of Melbourne (Master of Arts Management) and Bogor Agricultural Institute, Indonesia (Bachelor of Landscape Architecture).

Prior to joining the university, she worked as an Accounts Officer for Porter Davis and Great Southern Rail, managed events including Indofest, an Indonesian Festival in South Australia, and managed her Indonesian eatery in Adelaide.

In her spare time, Astari has been learning Korean language and K-pop dances.