About Myself

Dr. Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore. He has received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering (University first rank) from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India in 2004 and Masters and PhD degrees from National University of Singapore in 2008 and 2012 respectively. He brings in a decade of industry experience in various companies including Sasken Communication Technologies, NXP semiconductors and most recently at Progress software. He has handled several roles in the software industry including QA Architect, Technical Support Manager, Engineering development and Technology Evangelist.

Expertise

Game Theory

Cloud Computing Technologies

Computer Networks

Software Engineering Practices (Agile)

Experience

May 2018 - Present

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

October 2012 - May 2018

Handled several roles during this tenure including QA Architect, Technical Support Manager, Principal Engineer and Technology Evangelist.

August 2013 - May 2018

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October 1995 - July 2007

Senior Software Engineer, NXP Semiconductors Ltd, Protocol stack development of UMA (WLAN-GSM dual stack)

September 2004 - 2006

Software Engineer, Sasken Communication Technologies, End to End System Integration activities for GPRS/EDGE RAN.

Awards and Recognition

1. Certificate earned on Probabilistic Graphical Models 1: Representation by Stanford University on Coursera

2. Selected as AWS Educate Cloud Faculty Ambassador by Amazon Web Services in 2019 in recognition of his development, implementation and thought leadership in cloud computing programs, curricula and course

3. Invited tutorial on "Game Theory for Networks and Telecommunications" at 26th IEEE ICT, Hanoi, Vietnam, April 2019

4. Invited tutorial on "Game Theory and Engineering Applications" for IEEE INDICON 2018

5. Invited workshop on "Containerization for next-generation application development and deployment" for IEEE INDICON 2018

6. Invited Tutorial workshop at ICIC International conference, Bengaluru in October 2018

7. Invited Keynote speaker for SAPIENCE 2018 in September 2018 at SNGCE, Kolenchery, Kerala

8. Recognition for robustness activities in Rollbase QA, Progress Software, 2016

9. Team Achievement Award for e-commerce integration testing, Progress, 2015

10. Outstanding Contributor Award for Integration QA lead activities, Progress, 2014

11. University Topper (First Rank) for the B-Tech degree examination in 2004

12. National University of Singapore, Postgraduate Research Scholarship, 2009-2012

Academic Background

Ph. D. in Computer Engineering

National University of Singapore

Supervisor : Prof Bharadwaj Veeravalli
Ph. D. awarded in December 2012
Ph. D. Title : Broker-mediated Multiple - Cloud Orchestration Mechanisms for Cloud Computing in Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering


Masters in Electrical Engineering

National University of Singapore

Completed M.Sc.in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Computer Engineering. Did a project under the guidance of Dr Kong Peng-Yong at A*STAR I2R (Institute of Infocomm Research, Singapore).
Thesis Title : Belief based cooperation enforcement in wireless sensor networks

B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala

Completed B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering with University FIRST rank.
Final year project was done as DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization), Bengaluru, India in 2003 on Secure email transfer


Publications

# Year Title
1 2020 Dr. Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer, Vishal Raman, Aswin K. S., and Bharadwaj Veeravalli, “On the strategies for Risk Aware Cloud and Fog Broker Arbitrage Mechanisms”, in 4th International Conference on Computing Methodologies and Communication (ICCMC 2020), India, 2020.
2 2020 Sanjay Kumar K. K R., Goutham Subramani, Rishinathh K. S., and Dr. Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer, “ On multi-class currency classification using Convolutional Neural Networks and Cloud Computing systems for the Blind”, in Springer International Conference on Advances in Distributed Computing and Machine Learning(ICADCML-2020), VIT, Vellore, India, VIT, Vellore, India, 2020.
3 2020 Lakshmi Tulasi Bhavanam and Dr. Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer, “On the Classification of Kathakali Hand Gestures Using Support Vector Machines and Convolutional Neural Networks”, in International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Signal Processing (AISP) 2020, VIT, Amaravathi, India, 2020.
4 2019 Dr. Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer and Kon, P. E. - Y., “B-Coop: A Novel Cooperation Enforcement Scheme for Wireless Networks”, in 26th IEEE International Conference on Telecommunications (IEEE ICT 2019), Hanoi, Vietnam, April 8-10,, Hanoi, Vietnam, April 8-10 2019, 2019.[Abstract]
5 2019 Lakshmi Tulasi Bhavanam and Dr. Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer, “On the Classification of Kathakali Hand Gestures Using Support Vector Machines and Convolutional Neural Networks”, in International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Signal Processing (AISP) 2020, VIT, Amaravathi, India, 2020.
6 2018 Dr. Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer, “Evolutionary Games for Cloud, Edge and Fog Computing – A Comprehensive Study”, in 5th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Data Mining (ICCIDM-2018), Odisha, India , 2018.
7 2015 Dr. Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer, Silas, S., and Iyer, G., “An optimized cloud based big data processing mechanism using Self-Organizing Map in Hadoop environments”, in 2015 International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things (ICGCIoT), 2015.[Abstract]
8 2014 Dr. Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer, Maddala, S., Kishore, S., and Kolamala, P. S., “WaFeR: Model-driven test-framework for testing web UI-based applications”, in ", IEEE Computer Society IT Professional Conference on Challenges in Information Systems Governance, National In-stitute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD, USA (IEEE ITPRO,'14), 2014.[Abstract]
9 2013 Dr. Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer, Pasimuthu, J., and Loganathan, R., “PCTF: An Integrated, Extensible Cloud Test Framework for Testing Cloud Platforms and Applications”, in 2013 13th International Conference on Quality Software, 2013.[Abstract]
10 2012 Dr. Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer, Chandrasekaran, R., and Veeravalli, B., “Auction-based vs. incentive-based Multiple-Cloud orchestration mechanisms”, in 2012 IEEE International Conference on Communication, Networks and Satellite (ComNetSat), 2012.[Abstract]
11 2011 Dr. Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer and Lim, Y. Cai, “Efficient multi-channel MAC protocol and channel allocation schemes for TDMA based cognitive radio networks”, in 2011 International Conference on Communications and Signal Processing, 2011.[Abstract]/td>
12 2011 Dr. Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer and Veeravalli, B., “On the resource allocation and pricing strategies in Compute Clouds using bargaining approaches”, in 2011 17th IEEE International Conference on Networks, 2011.[Abstract]

Talks/Workshops



  • “Game Theory for Computer Networks and Distributed Systems”, Tutorial as part of 26th IEEE ICT 2019, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • “Continuous Testing of Cloud Applications”, STAREAST 2017, Orlando, Florida, USA, May 2017
  • “Building a satellite Rollbase application for an existing OpenEdge application in less than 60 mins”, Session at Exchange Australia 2016, Sydney, July 2016
  • “Docker 101 – How docker works and how you can use it for development, test and production”, Session at Exchange Australia 2016, Sydney, July 2016
  • “Building a satellite Rollbase application for an existing OpenEdge application in less than 60 mins”, Session at PUG Challenge Americas, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, June 2016
  • “Telerik Test Studio to Automate Web Applications", Workshop at PUG Challenge EMEA, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2015.
  • “Game Theory for Computer Science", Invited talk at Tennessee State University, Nashville, USA, June 2015.
  • “Cloud Computing; Industry perspective", Invited talk at Tennessee State University, Nashville, USA, June 2015.
  • “Agile Testing; Principles and Best Practices, Talk at PUG Challenge Americas, Boston, USA, June 2015
  • “Software Quality Analysis with Cloud; Challenges and Approaches", Talk at PUG Challenge Americas, Boston, USA, June 2015.
  • “Advanced Business Applications for the Cloud", Workshop at Progress Exchange, Orlando, USA, October 2014.
  • “Mastering Progress Rollbase - Inside Out", Talk at Progress Exchange, Orlando, USA, October 2014
  • “Using Docker for the First Time: A Hands-on Approach”, Containers and Microservices summit, BrightTALK, September 2017
  • “Top trends in IoT in 2017 and their impact on digital transformation”, IoT summit, BrightTALK, June 2017
  • “24x7 Continuous Testing in current day software development”, Bizdevops Master Weinar Series, SolutionsIQ webinar June 2017
  • “Mobile, Hybrid, Native Cross-Platform Application Development”, BrightTALK webinar April 2017
  • “Docker 101 - How Docker works and how you can use it in different product cycles”, Cloud summit, BrightTALK, April 2017
  • “Choosing the right Cloud platform for addressing the right business opportunity”, BrightTALK, Cloud computing summit, November 2016
  • “Resilient software design to handle unexpected situations”, BrightTALK webinar, October 2016
  • “Cloud Computing and Industry 4.0 – A Match made in heaven”, Faculty Development Program at ASIET, Kalady, Kerala
  • “Artificial Intelligence – The brain of Industry 4.0”, Faculty Development Program at MITS, Kerala
  • Special session on "Machine Learning - A Gentle Introduction" as part of ViTECoN 2019, VIT, Vellore, Tamil Nadu in March 2019
  • Special session on "Game Theory and Engineering Applications" as part of ViTECoN 2019, VIT, Vellore, Tamil Nadu in March 2019
  • Session on "How to Start a Business – Become a successful entrepreneur", at Srikrishna College of Engineering and Technology, March 2019 as part of the awareness week organized by the entrepreneurship wing
  • "Dockers and Kubernetes - Scaling your application development and deployment with Cloud", Anokha Tech Fest 2019, Coimbatore
  • "Game Theory and Engineering Applications" Invited Tutorial for IEEE INDICON 2018
  • "Containerization for next-generation application development and deployment", Invited Workshop for IEEE INDICON 2018
  • “Demystifying Containerization Principles for Data Scientists”, Invited Tutorial speech at ICIC International conference, Bengaluru, October 2018
  • “Cloud Computing for Image Processing and Genomics”, Invited Keynote speech at SAPIENCE 2018, Kolenchery, Kerala, September 2018
  • “Top trends in IoT in 2017 and their impact on digital transformation”, Invited Talk at Faculty Development Program on IoT, Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics, ASIET, Kalady, Kerala, India July 2018
  • “Dockers, Containers and Microsoft Azure IoT Edge”, Full day workshop as part of National workshop on Cloud and Fog computing, conducted by Karunya Institute, Coimbatore, February 2018
  • “Simplify Enterprise IT with No Code Application – aPaaS” at Progress Exchange conference in Mumbai, November 2016
  • “Cloud Testing essentials”, Step-IN Conference at Bengaluru, August 2016
  • “Six Essential considerations for testing your Cloud applications”, Session at Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS-2016), at Bengaluru, April 2016
  • “Convergence of Cloud, Mobile and IoT" - Full day workshop at, K L University, Vijayawada, India, October 2015.
  • “Technology disruptions of current era: Cloud, Mobile and IoT" - Full day workshop at, Dhanekula Institute of Technology, Vijayawada, India, October 2015.
  • “How Internet of Things Changes our lives" - Half day technical session at, ASIET, Kalady, Kerala, India, October 2015.
  • “Practical Agile Testing; Principles and Best Practices" - Talk at Decoding DevOps conference, Bangalore, India, April 2015.
  • “Software Test Methodologies" - Guest Lecture at MuftakhamJah College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, India, April 2015.
  • “Mobile App Development using aPaaS platforms" - Full day workshop at HYSEA 2014, Seminar on Digital Enterprise, Hyderabad, India, September 2014.
  • “Rapid Application Development using aPaaS Cloud environments" - Invited Full day workshop, Karunya University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, March 2014.
  • “Introduction to Cloud Computing" - Invited talk, Aryanet Institute of Technology, Palakad, 2014