Arun Vishwanath has been a Research Scientist at IBM Research, Melbourne, Australia since January 2014. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia in 2011 for contributions towards enabling Internet routers and networks with near-zero buffers. He was a visiting Ph.D. scholar in the Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University, USA in 2008. He obtained the M.Phil. degree in Computer Science from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia in 2006 and the B.E. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangalore University, India in 2000.
At IBM, Arun leads the research and development initiatives in Internet of Things (IoT) applications with an emphasis on data-driven analytics for improving the energy- and cost-footprints of built environments. In this context, his work explores the dynamics between demand-side management, associated with a building’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, and supply-side management, driven by renewables such as solar photovoltaic panels and battery storage.
Arun collaborates actively with researchers from other global IBM labs and UNSW on a variety of topics such as building energy systems, software defined networking, net neutrality and Internet fast-lanes, and IoT.
Prior to joining IBM, Arun spent over two years as a Senior Research Fellow at the Bell Labs / University of Melbourne’s Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications. His work centred around measurement based modelling for quantifying the energy consumption of routers, switches and interactive cloud-based applications.
Arun has published over 50 research papers in prestigious venues, including IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, ACM e-Energy, ACM BuildSys, ACM CoNEXT and IEEE INFOCOM. He has served on the program committee of top conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICNP and ACM BuildSys. He has authored over 15 US patents. Arun is serving as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
5 selected publications:
* "A Data Driven Pre-cooling Framework for Energy Cost Optimization in Commercial Buildings,” Proc. ACM e-Energy, Hong Kong, May 2017
* “Enabling Fast and Slow Lanes for Content Providers Using Software Defined Networking,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2017.
* “Greening Router Line-Cards via Dynamic Management of Packet Memory,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 34, no. 12, pp. 3843-3853, Dec 2016.
* “Energy Consumption Comparison of Interactive Cloud-Based and Local Applications,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 616-626, Apr 2015.
* “Greening Residential WiFi Networks Under Centralised Control,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 552-564, Mar 2015.
* Presented papers at several ACM conferences and journals including ACM BuildSys, ACM e-Energy, ACM CoNEXT, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review and ACM SigKDD Explorations.
* Serving on the program committee of ACM conferences such as ACM BuildSys and ACM e-Energy Workshop on Future District Heating and Cooling Systems.
* Received a travel grant from ACM to attend the ACM SIGCOMM 2010 conference in India.
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Improving Building Energy Efficiency Using IoT-Driven Analytics
The United Nations estimates that the buildings sector accounts for about 40% of global energy consumption. In commercial...
Modelling Energy Consumption in High-Capacity Routers and Switches
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- Towards an Energy Efficient Internet Core with Near-Zero BuffersReducing the power consumption of core Internet routers is important for both Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and router vendors. ISPs can reduce their Carbon footprint and operational costs,...
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