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S. Nagaraj
Chennai, India

S.V. Nagaraj obtained a bachelor of engineering degree in 1992 in computer science and engineering with a high first class from an engineering college in Chennai (which was earlier affiliated with the University of Madras). He furthered his studies at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai; he obtained a master of science by research degree in theoretical computer science in 1994 and pursued a doctoral program in the same field. The research for both his master’s and doctorate programs was supported by a fellowship offered by the Institute and funded by the Government of India’s Department of Atomic Energy. A publication on optimal binary search trees in Theoretical Computer Science paved the way for a contract researcher post in IBM’s Tokyo Research Laboratory (1997-1998). Nagaraj received his PhD in 2000, and worked at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Bangalore (a government research institute) as a scientist pursuing work related to network security. From 2000 to 2003, he worked at Infosys Technologies Limited, Bangalore -a billion-dollar software engineering firm-as a research associate, guiding teams working for multinational clients. This led to publications for both internal and external use. He wrote the landscape chapter of a book, The Art and Technology of Software Engineering (Tata McGraw-Hill), a mosaic of models and methods based on work that was done at the organization. Its success led to the publication of another book, Web Caching and Its Applications (Kluwer).

A new phase of Nagaraj’s career started in 2004 with his acceptance of an assistant professor of information technology position at a government university in Jordan. He has enjoyed working as a departmental head at a government-run university (Hadramout University) in Yemen since 2005. He has contributed to peer-reviewed conferences and journals, and leading authorities have cited his work.

His hobby is reviewing books and scholarly articles. He has been a reviewer for Computing Reviews since 2001, and also reviews for Mathematical Reviews of the AMS. He is a professional member of the ACM, the IEEE Computer Society, and the IT History Society, and a life member of the Cryptology Research Society of India.


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Smart city system design: a comprehensive study of the application and data planes
Habibzadeh H., Kaptan C., Soyata T., Kantarci B., Boukerche A.  ACM Computing Surveys 52(2): 1-38, 2019. Type: Article

As the authors state, “smart city applications in healthcare, transportation, utility, safety, and environmental health” are likely to benefit from machine intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT) technology. In this survey article on...


Nature-inspired algorithms and applied optimization
Yang X.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 330 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319676-68-5)

Optimization problems occur in engineering and other fields. They are often difficult to solve efficiently, as they are mostly computationally hard (in complexity theory parlance). One way of solving these problems is by seeking inspiration from n...


Fuzzy logic augmentation of neural and optimization algorithms: theoretical aspects and real applications
Castillo O., Melin P., Kacprzyk J.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 546 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319710-07-5)

There have been many recent developments related to fuzzy logic applications. This book, volume 749 in Springer’s “Studies in Computational Intelligence” series, contains research papers related to fuzzy logic, neural networks, a...


Lai-Massey cipher designs: history, design criteria and cryptanalysis
Nakahara J.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 726 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319682-72-3)

Ciphers, which are widely used for encrypting communication, are often classified as either stream ciphers or block ciphers. A stream cipher is defined as “a symmetric cipher that operates with a time-varying transformation on individual pla...


Stargazing under suburban skies: a star-hopper’s guide
Zack M., Gannon A., McRoberts J.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 401 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319901-15-2)

The stars have fascinated mankind since ancient times. Advances in science and technology have helped us to understand the stars and universe better. This book, authored by three active members of the Loughton Astronomical Society and published in...


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