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Dr Siva Chandrasekaran

Senior Lecturer, Computer and Software Engineering
Major Discipline Co-ordinator (Software Engineering)


Siva Chandrasekaran is a Senior Lecturer (Computer and Software Engineering), Academic Senate (Elected for the year 2021-2022 and 2023-2024), and Major Discipline Co-ordinator (Software Engineering) in the School of Science, Computing, and Engineering Technologies at the Swinburne University of Technology.  Siva has been awarded as a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (FIE Aust) and he is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) in the practice area of Information, Telecommunications and Electronics, Project Management, and Systems Engineering. Siva also served as an Academic Director (Curriculum & Quality) for the School of Science, Computing, and Engineering Technologies. He graduated BEng (CSE) in India and MEng, MEng Sci (Electronics) from Victoria University, and Ph.D. (Engineering Education) from Deakin University respectively. 

Siva has been bestowed as a senior member (SMIEEE) of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and also a member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS). He is the lead of the Internet of Things (IoT) Training Academy. Siva has made significant contributions to engineering education research and published more than 100 scholarly articles in national/international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Siva is an active researcher and his research is in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning/Deep Learning, and Industrial IoT. Siva conducts world-class research and fosters cross-disciplinary collaboration and his research is supported by Australian government funding agencies and commercial partners (DFAT, CSIRO, Australian Academy of Science, and the Department of Industry, Science, Energy, and Resources) around Australia. His education philosophy is founded on the Project-Oriented Design-Based Learning (PODBL) approach at Deakin University. Siva has facilitated workshops and seminar training on pedagogical approaches in the Asia Pacific educational sectors.

Research interests

Internet of Things; Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing; Data Analytics; Augmented Reality; Industrial Internet of Things; Engineering Education

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Educational Technology And Computing - 390405
  • Automated Software Engineering - 461201
  • Software And Application Security - 460406
  • Empirical Software Engineering - 461202
  • Data Security And Protection - 460403
  • Hardware Security - 460405
  • System And Network Security - 460407

Teaching areas

Software Engineering;Technical Software Development;Software Deployment and Evolution;Data Analytics with Python;Technology in an Indigenous Context;Technology Innovation Project


  • 2020, Swinburne, School Engagement Excellence Award (Industry and Community engagement/ Outstanding service), Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2020, National, Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (FIE Aust), Institution of Engineers Australia
  • 2019, Swinburne, Research Travel scheme Grant, FSET, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2018, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Award (Highly Commended), Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2018, National, Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), Institution of Engineers Australia
  • 2018, Swinburne, ADLI Teaching Technology Grant, FSET, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2017, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellor's Industry Engagement Award (Highly Commended), Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2014, National, ACED NRSWS (National Resources Sector Workforce Strategy) Project, Australian Council of Engineering Deans

Professional memberships

  • 2023 (current): Council Member, Academic Senate, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • 2020 (current): Committee Member, European Journal of Engineering Education, Europe
  • 2021 - 2022: Council Member, Academic Senate, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • 2023 (current): Assessor, IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), Kuwait
  • 2023 (current): Assessor, IEEE CLOUD 2023 Organizing Committee, United States
  • 2018 (current): Fellow, The Institution of Engineers Australia, Australia
  • 2014 - 2018: Member, International Federation of Engineering Education Society, Europe
  • 2021 (current): Member, Australian Computer Society, Australia
  • 2019 (current): Senior Member, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Asia/Pacific
  • 2023 (current): Assessor, International Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering, Australia
  • 2023 (current): Senior Member, IEEE Education Society, International
  • 2023 (current): Senior Member, IEEE Biometrics Council, International
  • 2023 (current): Senior Member, IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation, International
  • 2022 (current): Senior Member, IEEE Sensors Council, International
  • 2022 (current): Senior Member, IEEE Systems Council, International
  • 2023 (current): Senior Member, IEEE Internet of Things Council, International

Further information



Also published as: Chandrasekaran, Siva; Chandrasekaran, S.; Chandrasekaran, Sivachandran; Chandraskaren, S.; Chandraskaren, Siva; Chandraskaren, Sivachandran
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2021: Classification of nCov using Deep Learning CNN models on Lung X-ray Images *; Australian Academy of Science Regional Collaborations Programme
  • 2020: Workshop to establish India-Australia Internet of Things Training Academy *; DFAT Australia India Council
  • 2019: CSIRO - ON Innovations - 'Augmented Reality' *; CSIRO - Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF)
  • 2019: Development and Trial of an IoT Solution for labelling consistency and integrity in meat export supply chains *; Australian Meat Processor Corporation

* Chief Investigator

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