Dr Thinagaran Perumal is the recipient of 2014 Early Career Award from IEEE Consumer Electronics Society for his pioneering contribution in the field of consumer electronics. He completed his PhD at Universiti Putra Malaysia, in the area of smart technology and robotics. He is currently an Associate Professor attached with Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He is also currently appointed as Chair of IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Malaysia Chapter. His research interests are towards interoperability aspects of smart homes and Internet of Things (IoT), activity recognition for ambient intelligence and cyber-physical systems. Some of the eminent works include proactive architecture for IoT systems; development of the cognitive and semantic IoT frameworks for smart homes and activity recognition in smart environments. He is an active member of IEEE Consumer Electronics Society and its Future Directions Committee on Internet of Things. Dr Thinagaran has been invited to give several keynote lectures and plenary talk on Internet of Things in various institutions and organizations internationally. He has received 4 best paper awards. Dr Thinagaran has delivered 10 keynotes and served on 5 panels at various International Conferences. His Scopus h-index is 13, with 460+ citations while Google Scholar h-index is 15 and i10-index is 19 with 727+ citations.
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