Academic Qualifications:
  • PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • M.Eng.Sc., Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • M.E., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, India
  • B.E., Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Madras, India

Employment:
Current
  • Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne
  • Network Convener/Director of ARC Research Network on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP)
Past
  • Co-Director, Centre for Networked Decision & Sensor Systems, The University of Melbourne
  • Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne
  • Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne
  • Research Fellow, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne

Awards and Prizes
  • The University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor's Knowledge Transfer Award - Excellence (2008)
  • The University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor's Knowledge Transfer Award Commendation (2007, 2009)
  • Japanese Government Research Award for Foreign Specialists (1991)

Fellowship of relevant scientific/ research societies, academies:
  • IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. 2013
  • Fellow, IEEE. 2012
  • Founding Chair, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Chapter, Victoria. 2004
  • Founding Chair, IEEE Neural Networks Society Chapter, Victoria. 2003.
  • Formed the IEEE Regional Interest Group on Neural Networks (Victoria) and serving as the chairman of the IEEE SIG (Victoria) since 1992.

Research Engagement and Outreach:
  • Instrumental to the establishment of 3 sensor network test platforms for Australian environment monitoring (ARC LIEF ‘BigNet’, NCRIS-IMOS GBROOS and SEMAT)
  • International collaboration for NSF Grants; Singapore Research Grants; Named partner in 4 EU-FP7 projects
  • Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES) project to formulate a demand response scheme for positive socio- economic impact of Smart Grids (2010)
  • Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES) project for Enabling Interactive Local Government using pervasive sensing (2012)

Collaboration and International Linkages:
Australia
  • Universities: Sydney; James Cook; Curtin; Victoria; Adelaide; Swinburne; Monash; New SouthWales; Deakin; Latrobe; RMIT; Uni of Western Australia; Uni of Technology, Sydney;
  • Government Organisations: DSTO; CSIRO; Aust Inst. Of Marine Science; Queensland Parallel Supercomputer Facility (QPSF)
  • Industry: iOmnicient; Arup; ICS; Compumedics; ResMed; SenSen; Tenix, City of Melbourne; Melbourne Cricket Council; Atom Medical Corporation
Asia
  • Universities: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras; Indian Institute of Science; Nanyang Technological Uni; Hong Kong Univ of Technology; City Uni of Hong Kong; National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (Taiwan); Tohoku University (Japan)
  • Industry:TCS; Eoxys
Europe
  • Horizon 2020 partners in Organicity: Aarhus University (Denmark), Intel (UK), Alexandra Institute (Denmark), Future Cities Catapult (UK), Imperial College London (UK), TST Sistemas (Spain), Lulea University of Technology (Sweden), Computer Technology Institute and Press - Diophantus (Greeece), University of Lubeck (Germany), Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (Spain), Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives(France), University of Cantabria (Spain), Aarhus Municipality (Denmark), Santander Municipality (Spain)
  • EU FP7 partners in SocioTal: University of Surrey (UK), Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (France), Centro di Ricerca, Sviluppo e Studi Superiori in Sardegna (Italy), DunavNET (Serbia), Resonance Design (Netherlands), University of Cantabria (Spain), University of Murcia (Spain), Santander Council (Spain), City of Novi Sad (Serbia)
  • EU FP7 partners in Smartsantander: Telefonica (Spain), Alcatel Lucent - Italy, Alcatel Lucent (Spain), Ericsson (Serbia), Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (France), Alexandra Instituttet (Denmark), Santander Council (Spain), Sociedad para el Desarrollo de Cantabria (Spain)
  • EU FP7 partners in IOT-i program: NEC Europe Ltd. (UK), SAP (Denmark), CEA - France, Alcatel Lucent (Denmark), VDI/VDE IT (Denmark), Ericsson AB (Spain), Telenor ASA (Netharlands), Hitachi Europe Ltd (UK)
  • Others: Cambridge University (UK); University of Surrey (UK); Lancaster University (UK); University of Twente (Netherlands); Helsinki University of Technology (Finland); CEA-Leti (France); IBM Research Labs (Switzerland); Tohoku University (Japan); Universidad de Cantabria (Spain); Universität zu Lübeck (Germany); Computer Technology Institute (Greece); Universitat St Gallen (CH); Alexandra Instituttet (Denmark); Thales Research & Technology (UK); Universität Zürich (CH)
North America
  • NSF (Panel Member for Sensor Networks; Grant Collaborations)
  • MIT; Caltech; Uni of Southern California; Lousianna State Uni; British Columbia; Syracuse University; University of Maryland; University of Texas; Raytheon (USA)
South America
  • University Fedral Espirito Santo, Vitoria ES Brazil

Scientific Advisory Boards:
  • Consultant to the Australian industries: CMPG consultants for ESSO; KRAFT, Australia; ANZ; MelbIT.
  • Director, Collaborative System group of companies, Australia, Singapore and India
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Research Centre, University of South Australia.
  • Member, 1996 Selection Committee for the Best Paper in the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks
  • External Member of the Promotion Committee for Associate Professor/Reader, Monash University, Australia, 2000, 2001

Recognition by Media: