Shyamala Sivakumar

Professor
Sobey School of Business
Finance Info Sys and Mgmt Science

Faculty Member Information

Interests

Artificial Neural Networks, Signal processing, Internetworking technology for e-education, and e-commerce applications; Quality of Service and pricing issues in networks, Wireless sensor networks, Body Area Networks

Education

Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, Dalhousie University (formerly Technical University of Nova Scotia), 1997
M.A.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Dalhousie University (formerly Technical University of Nova Scotia), 1992
B.Eng., Electrical Engineering, Bangalore University, 1984

Professional Licensures & Certifications

Member, Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers, 2000
Professional Engineer Province of Nova Scotia, Engineers Nova Scotia, 1995

Academic Work Experience

2011 - Present, Professor- Computing Information Systems, Saint Mary's University
2003 - 2011, Associate Professor - Computing Information Systems , Saint Mary's University
2000 - 2003, Assistant Professor- Computing Information Systems, Saint Mary's University
1997 - 2000, Post Doctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University (formerly Technical University of Nova Scotia)

Non-Academic Work Experience

2000 - 2000, Defence Scientist , Defence Research Establishment Atlantic
1985 - 1989, Aeronautical Engineer , Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (A Government of India undertaking)

Membership

2000 - Present, Association of the Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia (APENS)
2000 - Present, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Honours

Bruce and Dorothy-Rosetti Scholar Technical University of Nova Scotia - 1995
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) – Post Graduate Scholar Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council - 1994
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) – Post Graduate Scholar Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council - 1993
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) – Post Graduate Scholar Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council - 1992
Bruce and Dorothy-Rosetti Scholar Technical University of Nova Scotia - 1991

Scholarly Contributions

Journal Articles

Sivakumar Seshadri, Sivakumar Shyamala. "Marginally Stable Triangular Recurrent Neural Network Architecture for Time Series Prediction", IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (Fall - 2017), 14
Khan Zahoor, Sivakumar Shyamala, Phillips William, Robertson Bill. "QPRD: QoS-aware Peering Routing Protocol for Delay Sensitive Data in Hospital Body Area Network Communication", Mobile Information Systems 2015 (Fall - 2015), 16
Khan Zahoor, Sivakumar Shyamala, Phillips W., Robertson B.. "ZEQoS: A new Energy and QoS Aware Routing Protocol for Body Area Network Communication", International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks 2014 (Spring - 2014), 18
Nafarieh Alireza, Sivakumar Shyamala, Robertson B., Phillips W.. "SLA-based Time-aware Provisioning Mechanisms in Shared Mesh Protected Optical Networks", The Computer Journal (Spring - 2014)
Khan Zahoor, Sivakumar Shyamala, Philips William, Robertson Bill. "A QoS-aware Routing Protocol for Reliability Sensitive Data in Hospital Body Area Networks", The Computer Journal (Spring - 2014)
Khan Zahoor, Sivakumar Shyamala, Phillips William, Aslam Nauman. "A new patient monitoring framework and Energy-aware Peering Routing Protocol (EPR) for Body Area Network communication", Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing 3:5 (Spring - 2013), 15 pages
Nafarieh A., Robertson B., Phillips W., Sivakumar Shyamala. "Adaptive SLA-aware Algorithms for Provisioning Shared Mesh Optical Networks", International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering 3:5 (Spring - 2013), 516-522
Nafarieh A., Robertson B., Phillips W., Sivakumar Shyamala. "Dynamic SLA Negotiation Infrastructure in Protected Shared Mesh Optical Networks", International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering 5:5 (Spring - 2013), 768-773
Aslam N., Robertson W., Philips W, Sivakumar Shyamala. "A multi criterion optimization technique for energy efficient cluster formation in wireless sensor networks", Information Fusion 12:3 (Spring - 2011), 202-212
Comeau Frank, Sivakumar Shyamala, Robertson William, Phillips William. "Energy conservation in clustered wireless sensor networks", International Journal of Sensor Networks 6:2 (Spring - 2009), 78-88
Goodridge W., Robertson W., Sivakumar S., Phillips W.. "Traffic Driven Multiple Constraint-Optimization for QoS routing", International Journal of Internet Protocol (IP) Technology ** (Winter - 2005), 1-11
Meade Mike, Sivakumar Shyamala, Phillips William. "Comparing Principal Component Analysis,Gabor Wavelets and Discrete Wavelet Transform for Face Recognition", Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering Vol. 30. No.2 (Winter - 2005), 93-102
Sivakumar Shyamala. "A critical survey of protocols proposed by the IETF as enablers for customer interaction in an electronic customer relationship management system - Part I - eCRM metrics", IEEE Canadian Review (Spring - 2002), 5-9
Sivakumar Shyamala. "A critical survey of protocols proposed by the IETF as enablers for customer interaction in an electronic customer relationship management system - Part II - Protocol Suite", IEEE Canadian Review (Summer - 2002), 5-8
Sivakumar Shyamala, Robertson W, Phillips WJ. "On-line stabilization of block-diagonal recurrent neural networks", IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks 10:1 (Winter - 1999), 167-175

Presentation

Sivakumar Shyamala. "She Stoops to Conquer in IT: How to Achieve IT", the 14th Biennial (CCWESTT) Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology Conference (Spring - 2012)
Sivakumar Shyamala. "Issues in Biometrics for Authentication", Atlantic Schools of Business Conference -2002 (Winter - 2002)

Conference Proceedings

Nafarieh Alireza, Sivakumar Shyamala, Razza Hassan, Robertson B. "A Review of QoS-based Routing Mechanisms over Shared Mesh Protected Optical Infrastructures", The 2nd International workshop on Survivable and Robust Optical Networks at the 5th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (2014 - 2014)
Razza Muhammed, Sivakumar Shyamala, Nafarieh Ali, Robertson B. "A Comparison of Software Defined Network (SDN) Implementation Strategies", The 2nd International workshop on Survivable and Robust Optical Networks at the 5th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (2014 - 2014)
Nafarieh Alireza, Sivakumar Shyamala, Robertson B, Phillips W. "Enhanced Adaptive SLA-aware Algorithms for Provisioning Shared Mesh Optical Networks", The 4th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (2013 - 2013)
Nafarieh Alireza, Sivakumar Shyamala, Robertson B, Phillips W. "Scalable Approach to Dynamic SLA Negotiation Mechanism in Protected Shared Mesh Optical Networks", The 4th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (2013 - 2013)
Khan Z, Aslam N, Sivakumar Shyamala, Phillips W. "Energy-aware Peering Routing Protocol for indoor hospital Body Area Network Communication", The 3rd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2012) (2012 - 2012)
Khan Z, Sivakumar Shyamala, Phillips W, Robertson B. "QPRD: QoS-aware Peering Routing Protocol for Delay Sensitive Data in hospital Body Area Network Communication", 7th International Conference on Broadband and Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications (BWCCA-2012) (2012 - 2012)
Khan Z, Sivakumar Shyamala, Phillips W, Robertson B. "A QoS-aware Routing Protocol for Reliability Sensitive Data in Hospital Body Area Networks", The 4th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (2013 - 2012)
Nafarieh A, Sivakumar Shyamala, Phillips W, Robertson W. "Memory-aware SLA-based Mechanism for Shared-Mesh WDM Networks ", 3rd International Congress on Ultramodern Telecommunication and Control Systems (2011 - 2011)
Nafarieh A, Phillips W, Robertson B, Sivakumar Shyamala. "Statically pre-provisioned priority-aware algorithm for shared-mesh optical networks", 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (2010 - 2010)
Nafarieh A, Robertson B, Phillips W, Sivakumar Shyamala. "Dynamic SLA Negotiation Mechanism in Support of Priority-aware Algorithms in Shared Mesh Optical Networks", IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Network and Computing (2010 - 2010)
Sivakumar Shyamala, Robertson W.. "Development of an Effective Remote Interactive Laboratory for Online Internetworking Education", Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2004 - 2004)
Goodridge Wayne, Robertson William, Phillips William, Sivakumar Shyamala. "Over constraint QoS routing in large networks", Proceedings of the London Communications Symposium (2004 - 2004)
Kimery Kathryn, Sivakumar Shyamala. "Professional Organizations and Codes of Ethics; Awareness and Attitudes among undergraduate IS Students", Proceedings of the Southern Association for Information Systems (2004 - 2004)
Sivakumar Shyamala. "A user interaction framework for enabling e-Learning", Sixth annual conference of the Southern Association for Information Systems (2003 - 2003)
Fgee E., Sivakumar Shyamala, Philips William, Robertson William. "Comparing Ipv6 end-to-end QoS capabilities with QoS techniques using RSVP and MPLS", Canadian Conference of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2003 - 2003)
Sivakumar Shyamala, Robertson W.. "The realities of niche market cost recovery degree program", Forum of the International IPSI (Internet, Processing, Systems, Interdisciplinaries) - 2003 Conference (2003 - 2003)
Fgee E, Phillips WJ, Sivakumar Shyamala, Robertson W. "Comparing IPv4 end-to-end QoS capabilities with QoS techniques using RSVP and MPLS", Canadian Conference of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2002 - 2002)
Sivakumar Seshadri, Sivakumar Shyamala. "Modelling, analysis and control of grid connected inverters for bi-directional power flow", Power Conversion Conference (2002 - 2002)
Sivakumar Shyamala, Sivakumar Seshadri, Tran H. "Modelling and control of interleaved parallel converters with non-identical parameters", 23rd International Telecommunications Energy Conference (2001 - 2001)
Sivakumar Shyamala, Robertson W. "The full cost recovery Master's level degree program in Internetworking education at Dalhousie University in Atlantic Canada", Proceedings of the 31st Annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference ASB 2001 (2001 - 2001)
Sivakumar Shyamala, Robertson W, Phillips W.J.. "Isolated digit recognition using block-diagonal recurrent neural networks", Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (2000 - 2000)
Sivakumar Shyamala, Robertson W, Phillips W.J.. "A cascading constructive trajectory learning algorithm for block diagonal recurrent neural networks", Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (1997 - 1997)
Sivakumar Shyamala, Robertson W, Phillips W.J. "A modified BPTT algorithm for trajectory learning in block-diagonal recurrent neural networks", Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, (1997 - 1997)
Sivakumar Shyamala, Robertson W, Mcleod K. "Improving temporal representation in TDNN structure for phoneme recognition", International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) (1992 - 1992)
Sivakumar Shyamala, Robertson W.. "Enhancing neural network based consonant recognition using formant transitions in neighbouring vowels", International Conference on Communication Systems (ICCS) and International Symposium on Information Theory and its Applications (ISITA) (1992 - 1992)

Biography

<p><strong>Publications:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="left">My research output includes several journal papers and book chapters, and numerous conference proceedings, all peer-reviewed. The journal papers have appeared in prestigious and leading publications: The <strong><em>IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks</em></strong>, <strong>The <em>IEEE Transactions on Education</em></strong>, <em>Elsevier&rsquo;s <strong>Information Fusion</strong></em>, <strong>Mobile Information Systems</strong>,&nbsp;<em>Oxford University Press&rsquo;s <strong>The Computer Journal</strong></em>, Springer<em>&rsquo;s</em> (Berlin) <strong><em>Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing</em></strong>, <strong><em>International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering</em></strong>, <strong><em>International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering</em></strong><em>, <strong>Internet Research</strong></em>, The <strong><em>Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering</em></strong>, <strong><em>International Journal of IP (Internet Protocol) Technology</em></strong>, <strong><em>International Journal of Sensor Networks</em></strong>, <strong><em>International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks</em></strong> and the <strong><em>IEEE Canadian Review</em></strong>. Book chapters have appeared in Springer Verlag&rsquo;s <strong><em>Lecture Notes in Computer Science</em> </strong>(3090 and 4743), Springer Verlag&rsquo;s <strong><em>Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing</em></strong>, IGI Global&rsquo;s <strong><em>Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management</em></strong>, and IGI Global&rsquo;s <strong><em>Intelligent Quality of Service Technologies and Network Management</em></strong>, Springer&rsquo;s <strong><em>Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering</em></strong>. Most of the conference papers have been published or sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) or the Association for Information Systems (AIS), both world leading organizations in their class. The IEEE/AIS have a rigorous peer-review process with extremely low acceptance rates. Conference papers I (co)-authored have won the Best paper award several times (<strong>CNSR05, </strong><strong>ENOPT 2008 workshop, BWCCA 2012)</strong>.</p> <p align="left"><strong>About :&nbsp;</strong></p> <p align="left">In addition to my regular appointment as Professor of Computing Information Systems at Saint Mary&rsquo;s University, I also have been an Adjunct with the Department of Engineering Mathematics and Internetworking at Dalhousie University since 2000. The Adjunct appointment facilitates my research in the field of Internetworking by providing access to i) state of the art internetworking equipment ii) graduate students with backgrounds amenable to such research. In this context I am also a member of the Department of Graduate Studies at Dalhousie University.</p> <p align="left">&nbsp;</p>