FACULTY

Visvasuresh (Victor) Govindaswamy, PhD

Associate Professor of Computer Science


College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Victor Govindaswamy teaches Computer Science courses and his research involved real time distributed systems and software engineering when he was actively in the United States’ Department of Defense (DoD)’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) sponsored DeSiDeRaTa middleware project. The DeSiDeRaTa middleware, which stands for Dynamic, Scalable, Dependable, Real-Time systems, considers network loading information to make more effective application management action decisions. Dr. Govindaswamy also came up with a novel process, using the DeSiDeRaTa middleware, by which any application can be guaranteed to achieve rigorous QoS objectives such as dependability, timely event response, unlimited continuous availability, efficient resource utilization, and scalability. It enables applications to work in dynamic environments and with dynamic workloads, without the need for the application developers and programmers to write massive pages of code to provide these services. The DeSiDeRaTa project’s technology was used in the United States’ Naval Surface Warfare Centers (NSWC’s) HiPer-D Testbed, which links to the Aegis, DD-21 and carrier ship classes. Demonstrations have involved many Navy systems, including, Anti Air Warfare (AAW) system, Advanced Tomahawk Weapons Control System (ATWCS), Automatic Pilot Examination (APEX) systems and Joint Maritime Command Information System (JMCIS). The DeSiDeRata was also used to convert an existing, non-distributed NASA/Goddard Satellite Command and Control System, ITOS, to a dynamically distributed system.  

Dr. Govindaswamy had also researched in security, telemedicine, telehealth and green technology. He had developed novel schemes such as the RECHOKe (REpeatedly CHOose and Keep for responsive flows, REpeatedly CHOose and Kill for unresponsive flows), RCUBE (Receiver-Window Modified Random Early Detection queues with RECHOKe), RWM (Receiver-Window Modified) and Clumpsort, and had also developed a software process that guarantees to provide survivability, timeliness, scalability and profiling services, even under heavy tactical loads, to applications without the need for writing massive programs to provide such services. His schemes aim to help to improve the computer networks, making them not only faster but safer for users to use. Since he had introduced his schemes, his schemes have remained the best solution so far.

Dr. Govindaswamy has been, within 6 years:

  1. Involved in about 200 international conferences 
  2. Involved in more than a dozen journals as an editor
  3. Chaired about 5 international conferences
  4. Selected by the United States Department of Commerce’s $4.7 billion BTOP (Broadband Technology Opportunities Program) as an Expert Reviewer
  5. Awarded senior membership status by IEEE of which only 8% of IEEE are senior members, and seniority is decided by committee of experts and is only given to people who have performed research excellence in their field
  6. Selected based on his research credentials as a full member of  Sigma Xi and is only conferred upon any individual who has shown noteworthy achievement as an original investigator in a field of pure or applied science or engineering
  7. Received the Texas A&M University System’s Excellence Teaching Award 3 times in 5 years
  8. Developing the standards in 3 Working Groups:
    1. Standard for a Smart Transducer Interface for Sensors, Actuators, and Devices - eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) for Networked Device Communication in Security Subgroup
    2. Standard for a Precision Clock Synchronization Protocol for Networked Measurement and Control Systems 
    3. Next-Generation Service Overlay Network  Working Group (NGSON WG).

Degrees

  • PhD, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Texas; Arlington, TX 
  • MS, Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of Texas; Arlington, TX 
  • BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering; University of Texas; Austin, TX

Academic and Professional Highlights

Publications:

2014

  • Mathematical Modeling of the RED-RWM Active Queue Management Scheme, Journal of Wireless Networking and Communications (Accepted Article). 
  • Physical Education Story: A Journey of Transformations in Singapore. IN Chin, M. K. & Edginton, G. (EDS.), Physical Education and Health: Global Perspectives and Best Practice (PP. 409 - 420). Urbana, IL,: Sagamore Publishing LLC. (Book Chapter)
  • Comparison of Running Energy Reserve Index (RERI) based on energy (RERIE) and run speeds (RERIspd). Presented at 61st Annual National Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Orlando. 
  • Cross-modal rate of perceived exertion and self-regulated exercises in Singaporean male adolescents. Presented at 61st Annual National Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Orlando. 
  • Comparison of Running Energy Reserve Index (RERI) among Endurance and Sprint Trained athletes. Presented at 61st Annual National Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Orlando. 

2013

  • Omni Scale Perceived Exertion Responses In Obese And Normal Weight Male Adolescents During Cycle Exercise, Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness (Accepted Article).
  • The Physical Education Story: A Journey of Transformations, Book Chapter in Physical Education and Health: Global Perspectives and Best Practice (pp. 200 - 230). Urbana, IL,: Sagamore Publishing LLC.
  • Comparison of Running Energy Reserve Index (RERI) with Anaerobic Speed Reserve (AnSR), Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 43(5):S, 2013.
  • Reliability of  Running Energy Reserve Index (RERI), Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 43(5):S, 2013.  

2012

  • Easing Congestion in Computer Networks using the Receiver-Window Modification (RWM) Scheme, International Journal of Networks and Communications (Vol.2, No.5, September 2012).
  • OMNI Scale of Perceived Exertion: Mixed Gender and Race Validation for Singapore Children During Cycle Exercise, Springer’s European Journal of Applied Physiology, Vol. 112, Issue 10, 2012.
  • Determination and Validation of Maximal Aerobic Speed. Presented at 59th Annual National Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, San Francisco.
  • Prediction of Running Performances Utilizing the Running Energy Reserve Index. Presented at 59th Annual National Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, San Francisco.

2011

  • Survey of Recent Position Based Routing MANET Protocols, 13th IEEE International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation, University of Cambridge (Emmanuel College), Britain. Issue Date: March 30 2011-April 1 2011, On page(s): 467 – 471, Location: Cambridge, E-ISBN: 978-0-7695-4376-5, Print ISBN: 978-1-61284-705-4.
  • Comparison of Treadmill Protocols to Measure Maximal Oxygen Uptake(VO2max). Presented at 58th Annual National Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, Colorado, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise,  Volume 43 (5), pp S505, May 2011.
  • Energy System Contribution During 1500m Running In Untrained Male and Female College Students. Presented at 58th Annual National Meetings of the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, Colorado, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Volume 43 (5), pp S538, May 2011.
  • Comparison of body composition with bioelectric impedance (BIA) and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) among Singapore Chinese. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Elseveir, 2011.

Editorial Services

2013

  • Editor, International Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC)
  • Editor, International Journal on Internet and Distributed Systems (IJIDS)
  • Editor, International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Engineering” (IJITCE)
  • Editor, Journal of Mobile Computing
  • Associate Editor, International Journal on Trust Management in Computing and Communications (IJTMCC)
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Computing and Computer Technology
  • Editor for Elsevier’s interdisciplinary international journal: Computers in Biology and Medicine.
  • Editor for International Journal on Trust Management in Computing and Communications (IJTMCC).
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Computers and Applications.
  • Editorial Board and Review Committee for International Journal of Sensor and Related Networks (IJSRN)
  • Editor for International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems
  • Editor for International Journal on Advances in Software

Program Committees

Chairmanship

  • Publicity Chair, ACM 8th International Symposium of QoS and Security for Wireless and Mobile Networks (ACM Q2SWINET 2012)
  • Program Chair, International Workshop on Service-Oriented Architecture and Cloud Computing (SOAC-2012)
  • Track Chair, Communications and Computer Technologies (CCT) track of 6th International Conference on Communications, Networking and Information Technology (MIC-CNIT2012)
  • Program Chair, Second International Workshop on Trust Management in P2P System (IWTMP2PS 2011)
  • Publicity Chair, International Conference on Advances in Computing and Communication (ACC 2011)
  • Program Chair, First International Workshop on Trust Management in P2P System (IWTMP2PS 2010)

Technical Program Committee

2013

  • IEEE Wireless and Optical Communication Conference (WOCC 2013 - Networks Symposium)
  • IEEE Wireless and Optical Communication Conference (WOCC 2013 - Wireless Symposium)
  • Sixth IEEE Conference on Internet of Things and Smart Spaces 2013 (ruSMART 2013).
  • 3rd international workshop on Data Center Performance (DCPerf 2013)
  • IEEE Conference on E-Learning, E-Management and E-Services (IC3e 2013).
  • IEEE Conference on Wireless Sensors (ICWiSe 2013)
  • IEEE International RF and Microwave Conference (RFM 2013).
  • IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ISIEA 2013).
  • IEEE Symposium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research (SHUSER 2013).
  • IEEE 7th Asia Modelling Symposium (AMS 2013)
  • IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering & Industrial Applications (ISBEIA 2013).
  • Second International Symposium on Intelligent Informatics (ISI 2013)
  • IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference-Wireless Nets (IWCMC 2013 Wireless Networking Symposium)
  • Fifth IEEE International Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Networks (PEWiN 2013)
  • Wireless Days (WD 2013)
  • IEEE Symposium on Wireless Technology and Applications (ISWTA 2013).
  • IEEE GLOBECOM Ad Hoc and Sensor Networking Symposium (GC AHSN 2013)
  • IEEE 8th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation (EUROSIM 2013)
  • IEEE GLOBECOM Wireless Communications Symposium (GC 2013 WC)
  • Second International Symposium on Intelligent Informatics (ISI 2013)
  • International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI 2013)
  • 13th International Conference on Next Generation Wired/Wireless Networking (NEW2AN 2013)
  • Colloquium on Administrative Science & Technology (CoAST 2013)
  • IEEE Symposium on Computers & Informatics (ISCI 2013)
  • IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 (GC 2013)
  • International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, Wireless Networks Symposium (ICNC 2013 – WN)
  • IEEE Business, Engineering & Industrial Applications Colloquium (BEIAC 2013)
  • Fifth International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks 2013 (ICUFN 2013)
  • Communications-Networking and Internet Technologies (CNIT 2013)
  • ITU Kaleidoscope 2013 - Building Sustainable Communities (K-BSC 2013)
  • Second International Symposium on Intelligent Informatics (ISI 2013)
  • IEEE Globecom Adhoc and Sensor Networking Symposium (GC 2013 AHSN)
  • International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks Symposium (ICNC 2013 - WAHS)
  • IEEE International Conference on Communications Communication Software and Services Symposium (IEEE ICC 2013)
  • The Fifth International Conference on Evolving Internet (INTERNET 2013)
  • IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference (WCNC 2013)
  • IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference Workshop (IWCMC2013-Emergency Workshop)
  • IEEE Wireless and Optical Communication Conference (WOCC 2013 – Wireless Symposium)
  • 3rd international workshop on Data Center Performance (DCPerf 2013)
  • Ninth International Conference on Networking and Services (ICNS 2013)
  • International Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN 2013)
  • FUTURE COMPUTING 2013, Third International Conference on Future Computational Technologies and Applications
  • SERVICE COMPUTATION 2013, Third International Conferences on Advanced Service Computing
  • The 5th International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems (IDCS 2013)

Awards, honors and recognitions:

  • Texas A&M University System’s Excellence Teaching Award: Spring 2011 ($2500 Cash Award)
  • Texas A&M University System’s Excellence Teaching Award: Fall 2010 ($2500 Cash Award)
  • Texas A&M University System’s Excellence Teaching Award: Spring 2010 ($2500 Cash Award)
  • Selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s BTOP (Broadband Technology Opportunities Program) as an Expert Reviewer, 2009-2010 to advise them on possible locations of new Internet Broadband extensions
  • Elevated to IEEE Senior Membership in 2011
  • Received full membership by the Sigma Xi society in 2012.
  • 10 Years recipient of Instructor Award for Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) program.
  • Awarded Honorary Medal at the Trioquest Web-design National Competition 2006 and 2007 as the coach for University of Texas at Arlington’s Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) Web-design teams.
  • Mentored 3 of my undergraduate students to a 2nd place poster in the 2008 Texas A&M University System 6th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium. Title of Research was “An Application Recovery Tool for Windows”.

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