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Professor Dimitrios Georgakopoulos

Professor, Computer Science


I am currently the Director of Swinburne's Key IoT Lab, and the Industry 4.0 Program Leader 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 and IT  research program in Australia.  Prior to joining CSIRO, I held research and management positions in 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; GTE (currently Verizon) Laboratories in Boston; and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) in New Jersey. I am a CSIRO Adjunct Fellow since 2014.
I have authored/co-authored approximately 200 journal and conference articles. My publications have received more that19,100 citations. I am ranked by Microsoft Academic as one of the Top Authors in the fields of the Internet of Things (2013-2022), Context Awareness (1990-2021), Middleware (1990-2021), and Workflow (1993-2002). According to Elsevier’s Science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators (August 2021 data update), I am in the 2% of top-cited authors (top 1%, when self-citations are not considered) in both the career-wide and yearly rankings.  I have won numerous awards, including 3 best paper awards in major CORE A*/A-ranked conferences, 3 major research awards form CSIRO and Swinburne, and 4 state iAwards from AIIA. My personal research has attracted $61M external research funding from industry and government sources in Australia, EU, and USA. These included the DARPA and ARDA in the USA, and the Framework Program in the EU. In the past 10 years in Australia, my research has/is been funded by ARC; CRC-P; the iMove and IM CRCs; the GIL program; the Australian 5G Initiative; Victoria’s Higher Education State Investment Fund; AMPC; AMGC; BoM; the Dept. of Health and Human Services, as well as 30+ industry partners. In the past 5years in Swinburne, I am/was the lead CI or a CI of 18 industry-funded research projects that have been awarded $46.5M of research grants and include a $18.5M funding allocation to Swinburne.
I have 13 years of executive experience in world class research organisations, and in these roles I have led or co-led several large cross-disciplinary initiatives of of major impact and influence that raised $100M+ of research funding for my organisation, including: Swinburne's Industry 4.0 program, CSIRO's Human Services Delivery Research Alliance (HSDRA) with the Department of Human Services, Digital Water ManagementTrasformation in the Water Information Research and Development Alliance (WIRADA) between CSIRO and BoM, CSIRO’s Smart Farming, and  Telcordia Information Awareness.

Research interests

Internet of Things; Optimisation and Workflow Management; Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing

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

  • 2022: SenShaMart: A Trusted Internet of Things Marketplace for Sensor Sharing *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2021: A low cost IoT-based solution for Tracking and Monitoring of Freight Consignments *; iMOVECRC
  • 2021: Aerostructures Innovation Research Hub (AIR Hub) *; VIC Department of Education and Training
  • 2021: An IoT solution for measuring knife sharpness and force in Red Meat Processing plants *; All Energy Pty Ltd - Fund Scheme
  • 2021: ARC Training Centre for Information Resilience *; ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres
  • 2021: Big Data Analytics for Billet Caster Control in EAF Steelmaking *; ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs
  • 2021: Mobile 5G IoT Solution for Data Driven Road Asset Maintenance in Brimbank *; Australian 5G Innovation Initiative
  • 2020: ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Innovation (Lead by University of Wollongong) *; ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs
  • 2019: Development and Trial of an IoT Solution for labelling consistency and integrity in meat export supply chains *; 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
  • 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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