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Prof. S. Selvakumar obtained his degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering with Distinction in 1983 from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai and Postgraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 1987 from Regional Engineering College (REC), Tiruchirappalli. He was awarded Ph.D. degree by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai in 1999. Since 1983, he has been in the teaching profession and currently he is the Professor (HAG) in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. He has been the Dean of IIIT, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India and currently the Director of IIIT, Una, Himachal Pradesh, India. He has 39 years of teaching experience and 29 years of research experience. His research interests include group communication in high-speed networks, routing, multimedia communication, scheduling for QoS guarantee, mobile networks, network security, wireless sensor networks, and network computing.
He completed three projects worth Rs.121/- lakhs, including Rs.100/- lakhs project on Collaborative Directed Basic Research in Smart and Secure Environment (CDBR-SSE) sponsored by National Technical Research Organization (NTRO), New Delhi. His contributions to the CDBR-SSE Project are: Unified Network Threat Management Solutions including RBPBoost - a DDoS attack detection using ensemble of classifiers, DEEPA – a Deep Packet Analysis cum Threshold Based DNS Monitoring Tool, H2M2 – a Hybrid Hidden Markov Model to detect host intrusions, and LISISAP – a link level signature based secure anonymous protocol for prevention of traffic analysis attacks. He has also contributed the technical solutions such as DataCrypt – to secure the data in flash drives and CRAYSE – a Search while Crawl technique. During his tenure as Convener, Computer Support Group (CSG), he established 10 Gbps high speed campus network connectivity. He is the investigator of Rs.106/- lakhs project, Nagarik Rog Pratirakshak: Unified Smart Immunization Coverage Monitoring and Analysis (UniSICMA) Project sponsored by Grand Challenges India – Immunization Data: Innovating for Action (IDIA).
He has to his credit of publishing 100 research papers including 46 in International and National Journals and 54 in International and National Conferences. Seven Ph.D. degrees have been awarded under his guidance. He is currently guiding one Doctoral Research Scholar. He has visited University of Alcala, Madrid, Spain, Iowa State University, Ames, USA, City University of New York, USA, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, University of Vienna, Austria, Singapore, Canada, Switzerland, China, and South Korea.