Prof Arkady Zaslavsky

Senior Principal Research Scientist

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Dr Arkady Zaslavsky is a Senior Principal Research Scientist in Data61. He led and leads a number of national and international initiatives in the Internet of Things science area. He led the CSIRO part of EU FP7 project which developed an IoT platform called OpenIoT He currently leads a Workpackage "Context Provisioning" of the EU Horizon-2020 project bIoTope - building IoT Open Innovation Ecosystem for connected smart objects ( which enables smart city applications and services. Before coming to CSIRO in July 2011, he held a position of a Chaired Professor in Pervasive and Mobile Computing at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden where he was involved in a number of European research projects, collaborative projects with Ericsson Research, PhD supervision and postgraduate education. He currently holds the titles of an Adjunct-Professor at UNSW (Sydney), Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University (Melbourne), Visiting Professor at StPetersburg University of ITMO. Between 1992 and 2008 Arkady was a full-time academic staff member at Monash University, Australia, where he held various academic and administrative positions including Director of Monash Research Centre for Distributed Systems and Software Engineering, Director of Monash CoolCampus initiative that brought together pervasive computing researchers with university users. He was a Principal Investigator at CRC DSTC Distributed Systems Technology Centre leading and contributing to the DSTC project “M3: Enterprise Architecture for Mobile computations”. He led and was involved in a number of research projects funded by ARC (ARC Discovery and Linkage) and industry, both at national and international level, totalling in support more than AU$ 12,000,000. He chaired and organised many international workshops and conferences, including Mobile Data Management, Pervasive Services, Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia and others. Arkady made internationally recognised contribution in the area of disconnected transaction management and replication in mobile computing environments, context-awareness as well as in mobile agents. He made significant internationally recognised contributions in the areas of data stream mining on mobile devices, adaptive mobile computing systems, ad-hoc mobile networks, efficiency and reliability of mobile computing systems, mobile agents and mobile file systems. Arkady received MSc in Applied Mathematics majoring in Computer Science from Tbilisi State University (Georgia, USSR) in 1976 and PhD in Computer Science from the Moscow Institute for Control Sciences (IPU-IAT), USSR Academy of Sciences in 1987. Before coming to Australia in 1991, Arkady worked in various research positions at industrial R&D labs as well as at the Institute for Computational Mathematics of Georgian Academy of Sciences where he lead a systems software research laboratory. Arkady Zaslavsky has published more than 400 research publications throughout his professional career and supervised to completion more than 35 PhD students.
Dr Zaslavsky is a Senior Member of ACM and a Senior Member of IEEE Computer and Communications Societies.

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Current Roles

  • Project leader and SB member
    EU FP7 OpenIoT: Open Source blueprint for large scale self-organizing cloud environments for IoT applications, view-source:

Academic Qualifications

  • 1987

    PhD in Computer Science, USSR Academy of Sciences and Moscow Institute for Control Sciences(IPU-IAT)

  • 1976

    Master of Science in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Tbilisi State University, Georgia, xUSSR

Professional Experiences

  • 2011-present

    Senior Principal Research Scientist

  • 2011-2013

    Science Leader in Semantic Data Management
    ICT Centre, CSIRO

  • 2009-2011

    Chaired Professor (Personal Chair) in Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden
    Lulea University of Technology, Sweden

  • 2007-2008

    Director of Monash University Centre for Distributed Systems and Software Engineering, Monash University

  • 1992-2008

    Associate Professor, Monash University

  • 1986-1991

    Head of a Systems Software Lab, N.Muskhelishvili Institute of Computational Mathematics, Georgian Academy of Sciences (Tbilisi, Georgia, USSR)

  • 1976-1985

    Various industrial R&D positions in Georgia, xUSSR

Other highlights

  • 2012-present

    Adjunct Professor at University of New South Wales

  • 2014-present

    Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University, Melbourne

  • 2011-present

    Research Professor at Lulea University of Technology, Sweden

  • 2010-present

    Visiting/Adjunct Professor at StPetersburg National Research University of IT, Mechanics and Optics, Russia

  • 2009-2011

    Adjunct Associate Professor, Monash University

  • 1992-present

    More than sixty (60) keynotes, invited talks and seminars at international conferences and leading universities

  • 2011

    Best Paper Award, Boytsov, A. Zaslavsky, A. , From Sensory Data to Situation Awareness- Enhanced Context Spaces Theory Approach, PICOM2011 Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC), 2011 IEEE Ninth International Conference on

  • 2010

    Best Paper award, 23rd International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA-AIE 2010), Cordoba, Spain

  • 2009

    Best paper award, IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Services (ICPS 2009), London, UK

  • 2011-2014

    Adjunct Professor at Australian National University

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 1993-current

    Senior Member, IEEE Computer & Communication Societies

  • 1994-current

    Senior Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

  • 1992-1998

    Member of Australian Computer Society (ACS)


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