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Professor Dimitrios Georgakopoulos

Director, Internet of Things Lab & Industry 4.0 Program Leader, Manufacturing Futures Research Institute


I am currently a Professor of Computer Science in Swinburne University of Technology’s Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology, and the inaugural Director the IoT Lab in the university’s Digital Innovation Capability Platform. I also lead the Industry 4.0 program in Swinburne’s Manufacturing Futures Research Institute. Before that I served as Research Director (2008-2014) of CSIRO’s ICT Centre and a Professor at RMIT University (2014-2016). At CSIRO I led the Information Engineering Laboratory, which was the largest Computer Science research program in Australia.  Prior to joining CSIRO, I held research and management positions in several industrial laboratories in the USA, including Telcordia Technologies (where I helped found two of Telcordia’s Research Centers in Austin, Texas, and Poznan, Poland); Microelectronics and Computer Corporation (MCC) in Austin, Texas; GTE (currently Verizon) Laboratories in Boston, Massachusetts; and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) in Piscataway, New Jersey. I am a CSIRO Adjunct Fellow since 2014.

I have authored/co-authored 190+ journal and conference publications in computer science, which include three seminal papers in the areas Service Computing, Workflow Management, Context Management in the Internet of Things (IoT). Per Google Scholar, my publications have received 18,000+ citations. I have served as the General or Program Chair of 25+ major international conferences, as well as many other smaller conferences or workshops. I have received two outstanding/best paper awards from the IEEE Computer Society for the best paper in the IEEE Int. Conference on Data Engineering, and a best paper in the 2017 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences in Hawaii, USA. I was the recipient of several IEEE CS service awards and GTE’s Excellence Award. Research impact awards include the 2013 Black Duck Rookie of the Year Award. In Australia, I have won four ACT iAwards and a CSIRO Plant Industry Divisional Innovation Award. More recently in Swinburne, I received the 2018 Vice Chancellor’s Innovation Award, and the 2019 Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology’s Research Award.

I have attracted significant external research funding ($47M+) from industry and various government research funding agencies, ranging from DARPA and ARDA in the USA, to the Framework Program in the EU, to the Departments of Human Services, Industry, and Health as well as other major industry partners in Australia. I have 15+ years of experience in managing world class research organisations in both academic and industrial settings. I have advised the Australian Federal Government in several areas that included the R&D tax, the NBN, and the creation of the IBM Lab in Melbourne.

Research interests

Internet of Things

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.


Also published as: Georgakopoulos, Dimitrios; Georgakopoulos, D.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: Development and Trial of an IoT Solution *; Australian Meat Processor Corporation
  • 2019: Development of an Internet of Things-based Physical Access Controller *; Innovation Connections
  • 2019: Industry 4.0 Data-driven study for dealing with variation in the Vegemite Evaporation Process *; Bega Cheese Pty Ltd
  • 2019: Industry 4.0 Inbound Milk Supply Chain Monitoring Pilot *; Bega Cheese Pty Ltd
  • 2019: Industry 4.0 manufacturing of high-volume lightweight composites *; Global Innovation Linkages Program
  • 2019: Live Inbound Milk Logistics Monitoring and Forecasting Platform *; Bega Cheese Pty Ltd
  • 2018: Bus replacement services for rail passenger service disruptions *; iMOVECRC
  • 2018: Development of a predictive machine health monitoring system for the factory of the future *; Asahi Holdings Pty Ltd - Fund Scheme
  • 2017: Development and trial of a IoT-based system for environmental and corporate compliance monitoring of retail fuel outlets. *; Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • 2016: Demonstrating and Trialling of an Internet of Things Solution for Teal-Time Computation and delivery of plant KPIs *; Australian Meat Processor Corporation

* Chief Investigator

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