Prof. Marimuthu Palaniswami (Palani)
Phone: +61-3-8344 6710
Palani received his ME from the Indian Institute of science, India, MEngSc from the University of Melbourne and Ph.D from the University of Newcastle, Australia before rejoining the University of Melbourne. He has been serving the University of Melbourne for over 21 years. He served as a co-director of an active research centre, the Centre of Expertise on Networked Decision & Sensor Systems (2002-2005). Presently, he is running the largest funded ARC Research Network on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP, http://www.issnip.unimelb.edu.au/) programme with $4.75 million ARC funding over 5 years and have structured it run as a network centre of excellence with complementary funding for fundamental research, test beds, international linkages and industry linkages.He has published more than 400 refereed papers (including 116 journals) and a huge proportion of them appeared in prestigious IEEE Journals and Conferences. He has won the University of Melbourne Knowledge Transfer Award in 2007 and 2008. He was given a Foreign Specialist Award by the Ministry of Education, Japan in recognition of his contributions to the field of Machine Learning. His academic excellence is recognised by several invited presentations of plenary/keynote lectures and panel member for several top International Conferences. He was the associate editor of Journals/transactions including IEEE Transaction on Neural Networks. His research interests include SVMs, Sensors and Sensor Networks, Machine Learning, Neural Network, Pattern Recognition, Signal Processing and Control. He is the co-director of an active research centre, Centre of Expertise on Networked Decision & Sensor Systems, attracting grants from industry and defence agencies in Australia and USA. He holds several large Australian Research Council Discovery and Linkage grants with a successful industry outreach programme. His research students have won five best student paper awards from conferences such as IEEE GLOBECOM and SAE; two of his project undergraduate students have won IEEE Region 10 best student paper awards, and three best undergraduate project awards including a state finalist for Siemens Prize have also been obtained. A commercialization grant to the tune of $180,000 has been awarded for a PhD project. He has successfully supervised 16 Ph.Ds and 11 M.Eng.Sc (Research). He is currently supervising 8 postgraduate students, 8 research fellows. He is also serving external boards as member and director. He is involved with EU FP7 grants and programs as well.
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