Prof. Jayaraman is a Professor in Internet of Things and Distributed Systems and Director of Swinburne’s Factory of the Future and Digital Innovation Lab. Prof. Jayaraman plays an important role in setting the strategic direction to manage the existing research-industry engagements, growing new whole-of-university strategic partnerships as well as contributing to the operationalising of the Swinburne 2025 strategic plan. The primary focus is to identify, foster and establish new strategic partnerships in Industry 4.0, digital innovation and transformation (with specific focus on Digital Manufacturing) that align with Swinburne’s values and in leading digital transformation of Australian industries.
Factory of the Future and Digital Innovation Lab are two complementary initiatives led by Prof. Jayaraman, that focus on delivering digital transformation programs at the industry-university nexus. He leads a team of 20+ professionals (academics, industry professionals, research fellows and engineers) leading digital transformation and translation of research within the university with industry partners (SMEs and global businesses) delivering digital solutions enabling Australian industries to be more efficient and locally/globally competitive.
Under the umbrella of Factory of the Future, Prof. Jayaraman leads the Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Hub (an entity within the Factory of Future) - the only university-based Industry 4.0 advisory and consulting program of its kind, delivered by industry-professionals to help manufacturing businesses transition to Lean Industry 4.0 (I4.0). Bringing together a mix of seasoned manufacturing, R&D and commercialisation experts, the Hub helps organisations access the benefits of Industry 4.0 digital technologies, including 3D printing, autonomous robotics, the Industrial Internet of Things, artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR). SMEs embark on a unique digital transformation journey and leave with targeted digital manufacturing solutions, which they need to make an impact in their business with. AMI4.0 Hub’s flagship service is the futuremap® I4.0 Business Assessment, providing industries with a comprehensive and intuitive way to assess their readiness and future targets for I4.0. The assessments deliver short-, medium- and long-term recommendations to boost productivity, improve process control, enhance factory visibility, create better training outcomes, and improve manufacturers’ confidence to adopt new technologies and make informed technology investment decisions. The Hub has delivered its services to over 500+ manufacturing organisation across Victoria (including 30+ I4.0 Business Assessments) – 70% of which are SME manufacturers.
Exemplar recent Digital Transformation projects delivered by his team –
(Smart Label Solution)
Prof. Jayaraman is a world leading expert in Internet of Things and Distributed System. Prof. Jayaraman’s research has aimed to develop novel and resilient Internet of Things architectures that work in uncertain distributed environments. He has received over $7.5Mil in competitive external research funding (CAT 1 – 4) from both industry and ARC to fund his research (a significant portion of this income is to conduct industry-based research). He has published over 150 papers in several top venues including IEEE Communication and Tutorials, ACM Surveys, Transaction of Cloud Computing, Elsevier Computational Science, Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centred Systems, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, The Scientific World Journal in the related area of his research.
He has pioneered the Internet of Things systems research area developing and deploying Industrial IoT solutions for various domains including Agriculture, Manufacturing, Food and Beverages, Mining and Health. Prof. Jayaraman has been awarded 2 VC awards for his excellence in industry-based research and has won two best paper awards at top tier computer science conferences.
Prior to joining Swinburne, Dr Jayaraman was a Post Doctoral Research Scientist (2012 - 2015) in the Digital Productivity and Services Flagship of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) Australian Government's Premier Research Agency. Prior to that, he worked as a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Centre for Distributed Systems and Software Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (2010 - 2011). He is an active member and a significant contributor (research and development) to the EU FP7 STReP project, Open-source platform for Internet of Things (OpenIoT - www.openiot.eu) – the first project to develop a platform for Internet of Things. The OpenIoT project was awarded the prestigious Black Duck Rookie of the Year Award in 2013.
Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=bvgJEG0AAAAJ&hl=en
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Prem_Prakash_Jayaraman