Sureswaran Ramadass

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Title Professor
Name Sureswaran Ramadass
Resident of Malaysia
Organization National Advanced IPv6 Centre of Excellence(NAv6), Universiti Sains Malaysia
Biographical info Professor Dr. Sureswaran Ramadass is a Professor and the Director of the National Advanced IPv6 Centre of Excellence (NAV6) at Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Dr. Sureswaran obtained his BsEE/CE (Magna Cum Laude) and Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Miami in 1987 and 1990 respectively. He obtained his PhD from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 2000 while serving as a full time faculty in the School of Computer Sciences.

Dr. Sureswaran's career included being a senior member of the technical staff of the research team of MODCOMP, Florida. MODCOMP was a company focused on the research, development and deployment of real-time operating systems. MODCOMP's customers included Jet Propultion Labs (JPL) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for their remote space vehicles. Dr. Sureswaran later joined ICON Business System, Inc (Florida) as Senior Consultant in 1991. He was subsequently promoted to Vice President Engineering and was responsible for the entire engineering and R&D divisions of ICON. In 1992, he returned to Malaysia to join USM as a lecturer.

Dr. Sureswaran's achievements include being awarded the Malaysian Innovation Award by the Prime Minister in 2007. Dr. Sureswaran was also the founder and headed the team that successfully took Mlabs Systems Berhad, a high technology video conferencing company to a successful listing on the Malaysian Stock Exchange in 2005. Mlabs is the first, and so far, only university based company to be listed in Malaysia.

Dr. Sureswaran is currently one of the four steering committee members and the IPv6 Domain Head for MYREN (Malaysian Research and Education Network). He is also currently the Chairman of the Asia Pacific IPv6 Task Force (APIPv6TF). Dr. Sureswaran's is also a Primary Member of APAN as well as the Head of APAN Malaysia (Asia Pacific Advanced Networks).

Dr. Sureswaran was also one of the 18 finalist for the ICANN at large Directorship, year 2000. Dr. Sureswaran is currently a Director of the Japanese AI3 project and is also the Head of the AI3 (Asian Internet Interconnections Initiative) for Malaysia. Dr. Sureswaran was also appointed as an advisor to the Japanese government's Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecomm. (MPHPT).

Dr. Sureswaran has published over 70 research papers, 7 patents and has given numerous keynote addresses, lectures and seminars. He has written chapters and provided materials for 4 books. He has chaired numerous workshops and conferences. He has also been a program committee member for numerous international conferences and has reviewed papers for over 30 international and national level conferences.

Dr. Sureswaran has received over USD 8 million in research funding and grants from numerous organizations in the 16 years that he has been with the university.

Nominated by

Your name Faiznur Ibrahim
Organization National Advanced IPv6 Centre of Excellence (NAv6), Universiti Sains Malaysia
Motivation for nomination This nominee a wonderful, inspirational leader, who has reignited and brought the concept of NGI in the organization. The nominee foster the leadership and development of all researchers in the organization. Leadership meetings are timely and productive, and all ideas are welcomed.
Your name Raja Kumar Murugesan
Organization National Advanced IPv6 Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Motivation for nomination Active member in the Internet Community, especially in the asia-pacific region
Your name Amit Kumar
Organization Centre for Railway Information System