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Professor Dimitrios Georgakopoulos

Professor and Director of Key Lab for IoT


I joined Swinburne University of Technology in July 2016 to start a new Key Laboratory on IoT. Before that I served as a Research Director (2008-2014) at CSIRO’s ICT Centre and the Executive Director of the Information Engineering Laboratory, which was the largest Computer Science research program in CSIRO and 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 was also a full Professor at RMIT University (2014-2016), and I am currently an Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University and a CSIRO Adjunct Fellow.

I have authored/co-authored 170+ journal and conference publications in computer science, which include three seminal papers in the areas Service Computing, Workflow Management, Context Management for the Internet of Things (IoT). According to Google Scholar, I have more than 12,000 lifetime citations. I have served as the General or Program Chair of 20+ major international conferences as well as many other smaller conferences or workshops. I have received two outstanding paper awards from the IEEE Computer Society (CS), as well as several IEEE CS service awards. I was the recipient of GTE’s (Verizon’s) Excellence Award. In Australia, I won four ACT iAwards and a CSIRO Plant Industry divisional innovation award. Recent awards in the area of the Internet of Things also include the Black Duck Rookie of the Year Award in the USA and a best paper in the 2017 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) in Hawai, USA.

I have attracted significant external research funding ($35M+) from various industry and government research funding agencies, ranging from DARPA and ARDA in the USA, to the Framework Program in the EU, to the Department of Human Services in Australia.

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.


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

  • 2017: Automating and Optimising Bulk Order Fulfilment *; 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
  • 2017: Development of a predictive machine health monitoring system for the factory of the future *; Asahi Holdings Pty Ltd - Fund Scheme
  • 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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