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Dr Siva Chandrasekaran

Senior Lecturer, Academic Senate
Major Discipline Coordinator (Software Engineering)


Dr. Siva Chandrasekaran is a Senior Lecturer, Academic Senate (elected), and Major Discipline Co-ordinator (Software Engineering) in the School of Science, Computing, and Engineering Technologies at the Swinburne University of Technology.  Siva is 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 serviced as an Academic Director (Curriculum & Quality) for the School of Science, Computing, and Engineering Technologies. He has graduated BEng (CSE) in India and MEng, MEng Sci (Electronics) from Victoria University, and Ph.D. (Engineering Education) from Deakin University respectively. 
Siva has 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 80 scholarly articles in national/international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Siva is an active researcher and his research interests include ICT education, IoT, Cybersecurity, and engineering education. Siva is a lead investigator and his research is supported by Australian government funding agencies and commercial partners 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 a project-oriented design-based learning approach in the Asia Pacific educational sectors.

Research interests

Internet of Things; ICT; Aritificial Intelligence

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;Artificial Intelligence;Data Analytics with Python;Technology Innovation


  • 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

  • 2020 (current): Committee Member, European Journal of Engineering Education, Europe
  • 2021 (current): Council Member, Academic Senate, Swinburne University of Technology , Australia
  • 2020 (current): Reviewer, International Journal of Computers and Electrical Engineering, United States
  • 2018 (current): Fellow, The Institution of Engineers Australia, Australia
  • 2014 - 2018: Member, International Federation of Engineering Education Society, Europe
  • 2019 (current): Member, Swinburne Human Research Ethics Sub-Committee (SHRESC), Australia
  • 2021 (current): Member, Australian Computer Society, Australia
  • 2019 (current): Senior Member, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Asia/Pacific
  • 2020 (current): Reviewer, IEEE Systems Journal, United States

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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