Shonali Krishnaswamy is currently on a leave of absence from Monash University and is the Head, Data Analytics Department at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore. Shonali holds a continuing/tenured appointment as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. Prior to this Shonali was a Senior Lecturer (2006 - 2009) and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Post Doctoral (APD) Fellow (2003-2005) at Monash University.
She was the Director of the Centre for Distributed Systems and Software Engineering which is one of the five research centres in the Faculty of IT from (2010-2011). She was the Higher Degrees by Research Coordinator (2009 - 2010) for the Caulfield School of IT.
Shonali holds a PhD (Computer Science, 2003) and Master of Computing (1998) from Monash University, a Bachelor Science (Computer Science, 1996) from the University of Madras, India, and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (2006) from Monash University.
Shonali has recieved the following awards/fellowships since
commencing her academic career in 2003:
- Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research by an Early Career Researcher - 2008
- Faculty of Information Technology Early Career Researcher Award - 2008
- IBM Innovation Award (Unstructured Information Management Architecture -UIMA) - 2008
- ARC Australian Post Doctoral (APD) Fellowship (awarded by the Australian Research Council)-2003-2005
Shonali's research is broadly the area of Distributed, Mobile and Pervasive Computing Systems where her focus is on developing intelligent applications that aim to service real-time information needs while having to function in highly dynamic and resource-constrained environments. Her specific expertise is in Mobile Data Stream Mining, Large Scale Distributed Data Mining, Mobile Crowdsensing and Mobile Activity Recognition. She was part of teams that won ALL Four Challenge Tasks in the 2011 EU OPPORTUNITY Activity Recognition Challenge .
Shonali has proposed, developed and taught several specialist units at the post-graduate level including: Mobile Software Agents, Intelligent Software Systems, Web Services and Service Oriented Computing.