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.

Invited, Keynote and Speaker addresses
  • Panel Talk: “Smart City Data Hubs and the Cloud" - Cities 4.0 Summit, Melbourne, Mar 20, 2018.
  • Invited Talk: “IoT in Healthcare: Real Time Monitoring of Stroke Patients using Internet Enabled Sensors”, BioPharma, Singapore, Feb 28, 2018.
  • Invited Talk: “Real-time Crowd Behavior Analysis for Public Safety Using Networked Cameras and Cloud Analytics”, IEEE 4th World Forum on Internet of Things, Singapore, Feb 5, 2018.
  • Invited Talk: “IoT for Environment”, Global IoT Summit, Geneva, Jun 6, 2017.
  • Invited Talk: “Emerging IoT Researches and Technologies – International Cooperation”, Global IoT Summit, Geneva, Jun 6, 2017.
  • Invited Talk: “Innovation in action: Using remote sensing and IoT for stroke patient monitoring,” BioPharma ASIA Convention, Singapore, 2017.
  • Invited Talk: “Internet of Things (IoT) for Smart Cities,” Technical Interchange Meeting for ASEAN Region Basic Research (TIM ASEAN 2017), Malaysia.
  • Plenary Talk: “Cloud Centric Internet of Things Shaping the Vision of Smart City: Real Time challenges”, IEEE ICICIP, Dec 2016, Cambodia.
  • Panel Talk: “Securing Internet of Things,” India, 2016 – represented The University of Melbourne as part of Australian Cybersecurity delegation to India.
  • Keynote Talk: “Internet of Things to Shape the Vision of Smart Cities”, CeBIT 2016, Sydney Australia.
  • Invited Talk: “Enabling Smarter Cities through Internet of Things”, Smart Cities India 2015 Exhibition and Conference, New Delhi, India.
  • Workshop Talk: “Creating Smart City – Indonesia,” Australia-Indonesia Joint Workshop on Smart Cities, Indonesia, Feb 2015.
  • Keynote Talk: “IoT for Creating Smart Cities, ” International Conference on Systems and Informatics (ICSAI) 2014, Nov 15-17, 2017, Shanghai, China.
  • Panel Talk: “Internet of Things and cities of the future,” ABC Radio, Melbourne, 2014.
  • Keynote Talk: “Creating a smart city through Internet of Things: Challenges and Opportunities” IEEE Computational Intelligence Symposium (CIS) Series 2013, Singapore, April 2013.
  • Plenary Talk: “Advancing ‘Health for all’ through Transformative Technologies.” The 3rd Biosignals and Biorobotics Conference, Manaus, Brazil, 9-11 Jan. 2012.
  • Invited Talk: “Internet of Things (IoT) for Creating Smart Environments.” The IoT Week 2012, Venice, Italy, 18-22 June 2012.
  • Invited Talk: “Creating a smart city through Internet of Things.” Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, China, May 2011.
  • Invited Talk: “Towards Sustainable Smart Cities – Role of Large Scale WSNs.” Future Network and Mobile Summit, Florence, Italy, 16-18 June 2010.
  • Keynote Talk: “Large scale sensor networks: research challenges and opportunities.” 4th European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context (EuroSSC), Surrey, UK, 16-18 Sept. 2009.
  • Keynote Talk: “Securing Large Scale Wireless Sensor Networks.” International Symposium on Wireless and Pervasive Computing, Melbourne, Australia, 11-13 Feb. 2009.
  • Plenary Talk: “Recent Advances in Sensor Networks”, EU FP7 Concentration meeting on wireless sensor networks and cooperating objects (WSN&CO;), Brussels, Oct. 2008.
  • Plenary Talk: “Sensor Networks for the Great Barrier Reef”, International Conference on Signal Processing, Communications and Networking' (ICSCN08), Chennai, 4-6 Jan. 2008.

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