About me

Dr. Selvakumar Manickam is an associate professor working in Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Machine Learning. He has authored and co-authored more than 160 articles in journals, conference proceedings and book reviews and graduated 13 PhDs in addition to masters and undergraduate students. He has given several key note speeches as well as dozens of invited lectures and workshops at conferences, international universities and for industry. He has given talks on Internet Security, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, IPv6, Machine Learning and Open Source technologies at various organizations and seminars. He also lectures in various Computer Science and IT courses which includes development of new courseware in tandem with current technology trend. Dr. Selva is involved in MyREN (as Working Group head for Internet Security), IPv6 Forum Global (as co-chair for IPv6 Education), and other various technical forums locally and globally. Previously, he was with Intel Corporation, Flex and few start-ups working in related area before moving to academia. While building his profile academically, he is still very much involved in industrial projects involving SECS/GEM communication protocol, robotic process automation, machine learning and data analytics using open source platforms. He also has experience building IoT, embedded, server, mobile and web-based applications.

Education

> PhD, Computer Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2013

> MSc, Computer Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2002

> BSc, Computer Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 1998

Professional Certification

1. Certified IPv6 Network Engineer and Trainer Level 1

2. Certified IPv6 Network Engineer and Trainer Level 2

3. Certified IPv6 Security Engineer and Trainer Level 1

4. Certified TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) Level 1

5. HRDF Certified Trainer (No. 7496)

Experience

Associate Professor
National Advanced IPv6 Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia (2018-Present)

Senior Lecturer
National Advanced IPv6 Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia (2014-2018)

  • Give lectures in Computer Science courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Perform R&D in Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, SDN and Industry 4.0.
  • Supervise MSc and PhD students.
  • Publish in highly reputed journals and conferences.
  • Internal/External examination fo thesis/dissertation and academic programs.
  • Review articles for reputed journals and conferences.
  • Participate in university committees and activities.
  • Consulting for industry projects in Cybersecurity, IoT and Industry 4.0.
  • Work on development projects using python, php (Laravel), C, Java, etc. on Linux and React-Native (Android & iOS) platforms.
  • Head, USM Cyber Awareness Program.
  • Committee Member, Thaneer Panthal.
  • Committee Member, Bachelors of Arts in Criminology.
  • Head, Department Research Committee.
  • Head, Department KPI Committee.
  • Advisor for Indian Cultural Association and Committee member for Indian staff association.

Deputy Director
National Advanced IPv6 Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia (2009-2014)

  • Managing the centre in planning and implementing programs/projects as per the Director’s vision.
  • Lecturing in Computer Science courses.
  • Perform R&D in Internet Security, IPv6, Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing and Green ICT.
  • Supervise MSc and PhD students.
  • Head, IPv6 Consultancy.
  • Head, Open Source Training Programs.
  • Head, Software and Web Application Team.
  • Advisor, Network and System Support Team.
  • Committee Member, USM Energy Efficiency Team.
  • Involved in centre’s administration and operations.
  • Participate in university committees and activities.

Lecturer
National Advanced IPv6 Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia (2008-2009)

  • Lecturing in Computer Science courses.
  • Perform R&D in the areas of Next Generation Networks (NGN), IPv6 and Mobile Technologies.
  • Manage the National IPv6 Research Grant and Roadmap.
  • Representative for Industrial and Community Linkages.
  • Head, IPv6 Network Engineering Certification (CNE-6) Program.
  • Head, IPv6 Compliance Program.
  • Head, IPv6 Application Committee.
  • CNE-6 Level 1 Trainer.
  • Webmaster for www.nav6.org.
  • Head of International Multi-lateral Partnership against Cyber-Terrorism (IMPACT) Research (Domain: Threat Analysis via Data Analysis and Mining).
  • Study organization’s existing business processes and built software to automate some of the processes.
  • Various tasks assigned by the Director and Deputy Director.

Senior Lecturer/Corporate Trainer
Penang Skills Development Center (PSDC) (2006-2008)

  • Content preparation and lecturing for MMU IT and PSDC Engineering diploma programs.
  • Revise existing syllabus (PSDC diploma programs) and IT corporate training content.
  • Provide corporate training to industry players in various areas of IT such as Software.
  • Development, Multimedia, Networking, Embedded Automation, etc.
  • Study organization’s existing business processes and built software to automate some of the processes.
  • Troubleshoot computing and networking problems within the organization.
  • Provide consultancy to MIS department.

Lead Developer/Project Manager
Courser Technology Sdn. Bhd. (2001-2003)

  • Managed and lead team of developers in addition to being part of the development team in designing and developing software solutions especially in manufacturing shop-floor.
  • Involved in web application and ERP solution consultation and development.
  • Performed business analysis and customer engagement. Some of the customers were Motorola, Intel, Solectron, Smart Modular, QDos, Ichia Rubber Factory, Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) Perak, etc.
  • Provided value added solution to customers by suggesting additional and alternative approaches to solve the problem.

Senior Research Officer/Project Manager
Universiti Sains Malaysia (1998-2001)

  • Managed research lab (Health Informatics Research Group) in USM, Penang.
  • Performed equipment purchases, people management, and research direction setting.
  • Managed government-sponsored projects. Delivered POC(Proof-Of-Concept) systems in the area of Knowledge Management and Healthcare ERP Systems.
  • Performed research & development in the area of IT and performed pathfinding for new opportunities.
  • Created linkages with industry to commercialize research products. Applied research findings to manufacturing environments.
  • Mentored and coached Software developers, Research Officers, Postgraduate and Undergraduate students.