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I am an Associate Professor/Head, Digital Innovation Lab at Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology. Previously I was a Post Doctoral Research Scientist in the Digital Productivity and Services Flagship of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO – Australian Government’s Premier Research Agency).

I am broadly interested in the emerging areas of Distributed Systems in particular Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile computing and Cloud Computing.

My research vision is to address the grand challenges in developing novel techniques and solutions to deploy and provision interoperable IoT analytics applications (e.g., smart urban infrastructure management, smart energy grids, etc.) across multi-cloud and device (mobile smart devices) environments using Do-it-yourself principles.

I was a key contributors and one of the architects of the Open Source Internet of Things project (OpenIoT) that has won the prestigious Black Duck Rookie of the Year Award in 2013 ( He is the recipient of 2 best paper awards (Twenty Third International Conferences on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA-AIE 2010 and HICSS 2016) and several hackathon challenges including, Unearthed Mining Hackathon 2015, Melbourne, The 4th International Conference on IoT (2014) at MIT media lab, Cambridge, MA and IoT Week 2014, London.

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Current Projects

   Food Manufacturing - Meat Processing

This project envisages to identify opportunities in using industrial internet solution in the food manufacturing sector. In particular, we aim to understand how the quality and productivity challenges can be addressed using the current generation Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. The performance monitoring KPIs are defined and computed by:

  • analysing data steams produced by a wide range of IoT devices across multiple plants

  • IoT devices include mobile devices, machines, and sensors residing in the shop floor

  • data streams are transformed into higher-level business events

  • business events are published to the cloud for further real time KPI monitoring

Past Projects

Open Source Cloud Solution for Internet of Things

OpenIoT is an open source middleware for getting information from sensor clouds, without worrying what exact sensors are used. Read more about the project and Internet-of-Things technologies. Largely discussed, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) will be an integral component of the Future Internet (FI) and therefore should be smoothly integrated within FI service delivery models and the emerging utility based cloud computing paradigms.


OpenIoT investigates the efficient ways to formulate and manage IoT cloud-based environments i.e. environments comprising IoT “entities” and resources (such as sensors, actuators and smart devices) running on the cloud and offering utility-based (i.e. pay-as-you-go) IoT services.OpenIoT is perceived as a natural extension to cloud computing implementations, which will allow access to additional and increasingly important IoT based resources and capabilities. In particular, OpenIoT researches and provide the means for formulating and managing environments comprising IoT resources, which can deliver on-demand utility IoT services such as sensing as a service as an example, in multiple domains.


OpenIoT is pertinent to a wide range of interrelated scientific and technological areas spanning: (a) Middleware for sensors and sensor networks, (b) Ontologies, semantic models and annotations for representing internet-connected objects, along with semantic open-linked data techniques (c) Cloud/Utility computing, including utility based security and privacy schemes.


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Dr. Prem Prakash Jayaraman
Associate Professor
Head, Digital Innovation Lab
Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering
Swinburne University of Technology
Room No: EN511c | Phone: +61 3 9214 8587
Email: pjayaraman {at}