Board of Advisors
Dr. Srini Ramaswamy
Chair, Department of Computer Science
University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR)
Dr. Ramaswamy’s research interests are on intelligent and flexible control, behavior modeling, analysis and simulation, software stability and scalability; particularly in the design and development of complex software systems. Specific applications include real-time control issues in automation and manufacturing, data mining and distributed real-time applications. His work is motivated by his desire to understand the various requirements for building scalable, intelligent software systems with the inherent ability to successfully respond to observed and reported behavioral changes in their operating environment. Over the past 10 years his research has been funded by government agencies as well as corporate organizations, and he has been a recipient of, or actively participated in, grants totaling over several million dollars. Recently, one of his articles titled “Symbiosis and Software Evolvability”, focusing on software ecosystems and symbiosis as a business strategy for multivendor software systems was republished in August 2008 (by invitation) in the Trends section of the IEEE IT Professionals Magazine, a periodical that covers the many rapidly emerging issues facing IT professionals.
He is currently Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Computer Science at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. At UALR, he is currently associated with several research initiatives, which include: the statewide program manager for WiNS (Wireless Nano-sensors and Systems) center, the principle investigator at UALR for a High Performance Computing initiative, and the research coordinator for collaboration on Engineering Innovative Software Systems for Marine Transportation Logistics with the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) in Rouen, France. He and his colleagues work in a team composed of 8-10 doctoral research students. At UALR, since 2006 he has also initiated a very successful Summer High School Research Program (HSRP) that brings talented high school students to campus and engages them through an on-campus 3-week STEM-related ‘embedded’ research experience and mentorship with faculty-student groups across various science and engineering disciplines. Previously he was Chairperson of the Computer Science Department at Tennessee Tech, where he has established a unique and highly successful graduate program in Internet Based Computing. At TTU he also established the Software Automation and Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL), an academic research and development facility with a focus on team-based software research and development to serve local and regional industries. During the summers of 2003 and 2004, and in 2007, he was a visiting research professor of Computer Science in the Institute of Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) at Vanderbilt University. In 2006 and 2007, he was also an invited visiting professor at INSA de Rouen, France. In 1994-1995, and subsequently during the summer months of 1996 and 1998, he was a post-doctoral research fellow / visiting scientist at the University of Texas at Austin where he helped with research efforts on Sensible Agents.
Dr. Ramaswamy is also a successful software consultant and has built his company Resilient Systems, LLC as a customized software development and managed outsourcing company. From a business perspective his interests are in the design, development and delivery of large scale software systems, ensuring timely planning, coordination, execution and alignment of a set of sub-services while understanding issues of prioritization, perception and performance in order to deliver value-added services to address a specific business need. He has actively consulted on a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) sponsored advanced technology project on intelligent document analysis for aligning timely research with business needs of organizations using technology roadmaps. He also serves as an expert witness on software development, database and algorithmic design for arbitrations and litigations. He serves on the board of several start-up software companies in the US and India.
Dr. Ramaswamy has over 100 publications including over 25 peer-reviewed journal publications, including those such as the IEEE, Elsevier, Journal of Systems and Software, etc. Additionally over 36 reviews of his have appeared in the ACM Computing Surveys, the leading online review service for books and articles across all areas of computer science, providing an up-to-date overview of the computing field. In 2007, he was selected as one of their featured reviewers, a distinction within the community of over 1000 computing professionals from across the world.
Dr. Ramaswamy earned his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS) at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is member of the Association of Computing Machinery, Society for Computer Simulation International, Computing Professionals for Social Responsibility and a senior member of the IEEE. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews.