About The Speaker
Dr. Ramaswamy’s research interests are on intelligent and flexible control systems, behavior modeling, analysis and simulation, software stability and scalability; particularly in the design and development of better software systems for real-time control issues in manufacturing and other distributed, real-time applications. His work is motivated by his desire to understand the various requirements for building scalable, intelligent software systems with the inherent ability to successfully respond to observed and reported behavioral changes in their operating environment. His efforts have been focused on building a comprehensive agent-based design framework, called Intelligent Coordinated Entities (ICE). It is based upon the hypothesis that individual software elements need to exhibit simple, yet well-defined underlying patterns, thereby aiding the development of scalable, complex software systems capable of demonstrating domain-specific intelligence. His work derives extensively from research efforts in engineering, decision theory, software engineering, control theory and systems analysis and design. Srini has developed and used Petri nets and other state based techniques to help designers identify such critical informational pieces from state based software models. He has actively consulted on the design, development and implementation of a knowledge capture, classification and mining project with eFutureKnowledge, Inc. and currently works on a NIST sponsored ATP project.

He is currently the Chairperson of the Computer Science Department at University of Little Rock, where he has set up a new MS degree program in Internet Based Computing. Earlier at UALR, in 1998, he established the Software Automation and Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL). SAIL is an academic research and development facility with a focus on team-based software research and development to serve local and regional industries.

During the summers of 2003 and 2004, he was a visiting research professor of Computer Science in the Institute of Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) at Vanderbilt University developing courses in modeling and simulation and Embedded Software Systems as part of a NSF ITR project – Foundations of Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems, in association with University of California-Berkeley’s Center for Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems (CHESS). In 1994-1995, and subsequently during the summer months of 1996 and 1998, he was a post-doctoral research fellow / visiting scientist in the Laboratory for Intelligent Processes and Systems (LIPS) at the University of Texas at Austin where he helped with research efforts on Sensible Agents. Between 1995 and 1998, he was a faculty member in the School of Computer and Applied Sciences at Georgia Southwestern State University, where he established the SOftware and DAta Engineering (SODA) laboratory with Dr. Tsz Cheng (currently with IBM, Dallas). At GSW, he also helped in the initiation of a graduate program in Computer Science and served as the advisor for the graduate (M.S.) program. Dr. Ramaswamy earned his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 1994 from the Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS) at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, USA (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette). He is member of the Association of Computing Machinery, Society for Computer Simulation International, Computing Professionals for Social Responsibility and a senior member of the IEEE.