Senior Principal Research Scientist
Dr Arkady Zaslavsky is a Senior Principal Research Scientist in Data61. He led and leads a number of national and international initiatives in the Internet of Things science area. He led the CSIRO part of EU FP7 project which developed an IoT platform called OpenIoT www.openiot.eu. He currently leads a Workpackage “Context Provisioning” of the EU Horizon-2020 project bIoTope – building IoT Open Innovation Ecosystem for connected smart objects (www.biotope-h2020.eu) which enables smart city applications and services. Before coming to CSIRO in July 2011, he held a position of a Chaired Professor in Pervasive and Mobile Computing at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden where he was involved in a number of European research projects, collaborative projects with Ericsson Research, PhD supervision and postgraduate education. He currently holds the titles of an Adjunct-Professor at UNSW (Sydney), Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University (Melbourne), Visiting Professor at StPetersburg University of ITMO. Between 1992 and 2008 Arkady was a full-time academic staff member at Monash University, Australia, where he held various academic and administrative positions including Director of Monash Research Centre for Distributed Systems and Software Engineering, Director of Monash CoolCampus initiative that brought together pervasive computing researchers with university users. He was a Principal Investigator at CRC DSTC Distributed Systems Technology Centre leading and contributing to the DSTC project “M3: Enterprise Architecture for Mobile computations”. He led and was involved in a number of research projects funded by ARC (ARC Discovery and Linkage) and industry, both at national and international level, totalling in support more than AU$ 12,000,000. He chaired and organised many international workshops and conferences, including Mobile Data Management, Pervasive Services, Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia and others. Arkady made internationally recognised contribution in the area of disconnected transaction management and replication in mobile computing environments, context-awareness as well as in mobile agents. He made significant internationally recognised contributions in the areas of data stream mining on mobile devices, adaptive mobile computing systems, ad-hoc mobile networks, efficiency and reliability of mobile computing systems, mobile agents and mobile file systems. Arkady received MSc in Applied Mathematics majoring in Computer Science from Tbilisi State University (Georgia, USSR) in 1976 and PhD in Computer Science from the Moscow Institute for Control Sciences (IPU-IAT), USSR Academy of Sciences in 1987. Before coming to Australia in 1991, Arkady worked in various research positions at industrial R&D labs as well as at the Institute for Computational Mathematics of Georgian Academy of Sciences where he lead a systems software research laboratory. Arkady Zaslavsky has published more than 400 research publications throughout his professional career and supervised to completion more than 35 PhD students.
Dr Zaslavsky is a Senior Member of ACM and a Senior Member of IEEE Computer and Communications Societies.
Prof. S N Singh
IEEE R10 Conference and Technical Seminar (Coordinator)
Department of Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Prof S. N. Singh obtained his M. Tech. and Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, in 1989 and 1995, respectively. Presently, he is a Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. Before joining IIT Kanpur as Associate Professor, Dr Singh worked with UP State Electricity Board as Assistant Engineer from 1988 to 1996, with Rookree University (Now IIT Rookree) as Assistant Professor from 1996 to 2000 and with Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand as Assistant Professor from 2001 to 2002. Dr Singh received several awards including Young Engineer Award 2000 of Indian National Academy of Engineering, Khosla Research Award of IIT Roorkee, and Young Engineer Award of CBIP New Delhi (India), 1996. Prof Singh is receipt of Humboldt Fellowship of Germany (2005, 2007) and Otto-monsted Fellowship of Denmark (2009-10).His research interests include power system restructuring, FACTS, power system optimization & control, security analysis, wind power, etc. Prof Singh is a Fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) India, a Senior Member of IEEE, USA, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (UK) and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India). Recently he received 2013 IEEE Educational Activities Board Meritorious Award in Continuing Education which is very prestigious award, first time won by a person of R10 region (Asia-Pacific).
Prof Singh has published more than 370 papers in International/national journals/conferences. He has also written two books one on Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution and second is Basic Electrical Engineering, published by PHI, India.
Dr Singh was Chairman, IEEE UP Section for 2013 and 2014, and presently, he is IEEE Region 10 Conference and Technical Seminar Coordinator 2015-16.
System Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences
Maria Ganzha is an Associate Professor in the System Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences; SRIPAS). She has an MS and a PhD degrees in Mathematics from the Moscow State University, Russia, and a Doctor of Science degree (in Computer Science) from the Polish Academy of Sciences. Maria has published more than 150 research papers, is on editorial boards of 6 journals and a book series, and was invited to program committees of more than 150 conferences. She is also the Principal Investigator, of the SRIPAS team, in the INTER-IoT project. Here, her team is responsible for use of semantic technologies in the context of interoperability of IoT platforms. To reach her, please visit http://pages.mini.pw.edu.pl/~g