Dr Gowri Ramachandran

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Research Fellow

PHD in Computer Science with focus on the Internet of Things (Katholieke Universiteit Te Leuven)

Gowri is a research fellow in distributed systems, IoT, and blockchain at Trusted Networks Lab, School of Computer Science, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) under the mentorship of Prof. Raja Jurdak. Prior to joining QUT,  he was a postdoctoral researcher at Viterbi School of EngineeringUniversity of Southern California (USC), where he was associated with Autonomous Networks Research Group (ANRG) and Center for Cyber-Physical System and the Internet-of-Things (CCI) under the mentorship of Prof. Bhaskar Krishnamachari.

Gowri’s research interests are around resource management, data marketplaces, distributed data and payment management systems, edge computing, blockchain, and systems for Internet-of-Things and Smart Cities, with a focus on problems related to performance, self-adaptation, trust, and scalability. He has over eight years of experience in the IoT with strong expertise in the deployment and management of IoT applications. Gowri is also specialized in low-power wireless communication and was involved in the deployment of IoT applications and testbeds using technologies such as LoRa, IEEE-802.15.4e, and WiFi.

Gowri’s Ph.D. dissertation focused on cross-layer optimization of dynamic IoT applications, in which he presented self-configuring middleware solutions for increasing energy efficiency while minimizing the management complexity. Besides, he has also deployed testbeds to foster research in the application and network layers of the IoT stack.

In 2017, Gowri and his team had received the second prize in the LoRa Alliance Global IoT Challenge for their deployment of smart medical fridges in Kikwit, DR Congo. Our team had developed a smart medical fridge to continuously monitor and preserve critical medical supplies such as blood and vaccine. More information can be found here.

Lately, Gowri is exploring blockchain technology and its application in IoT and data marketplaces. He has developed decentralized architectures using blockchain for data sharing and monetization.

Gowri Sankar Ramachandran received his Ph.D. from imec-DistriNet , KU Leuven, Belgium, under the guidance of Prof. Danny Hughes. He completed his M.Sc in Intelligent Embedded Systems from Malardalen University, Sweden. During his M.Sc, Gowri visited the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands as an Erasmus scholar, where he worked under the supervision of Prof. Reinder Bril and Prof. Johan Lukkien. Gowri completed his B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from SASTRA University, India.

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