Professor San Murugesan is a Senior Consultant with the Data Insight & Social BI practice. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Computing and Mathematics at the University of Western Sydney (UWS), Australia, and an independent IT and education consultant. In a career spanning 34 years in academia and industry, Dr. Murugesan has lead several innovative IT projects, provided leadership in teaching and research, and consulted to business, industry, and educational institutions. His career has focused on the development, application, and management of IT and innovation with expertise and interests spanning a range of areas, including green computing, cloud computing, Web 3.0/2.0, mobile computing applications, Web engineering, information retrieval, e-business, innovation, IT project management, and offshoring.
In 2006, the Council of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) elected Dr. Murugesan to Fellow of the ACS, an honor that is awarded to those who have made a distinguished contribution to the field of ICT. He is also a distinguished visitor and tutorial speaker of the IEEE Computer Society. Dr. Murugesan has served as cochair and organizer of various international workshops and conferences, including General Chair of the 5th International Conference on Web Engineering and Vice Chair of the Web Engineering track of the World Wide Web Conference 2007. He is also Editor of Handbook of Research on Web 2.0, 3.0, and X.0: Technologies, Business, and Social Applications. Dr. Murugesan has written over 250 articles and reports and has presented keynotes, seminars, and short courses/workshops on hot topics in IT for professionals and executives. Along with GR Gangadharan, he is currently editing the forthcoming Harnessing Green IT: Principles and Practices. In addition, Dr. Murugesan serves as Editor of IT Professional and Associate Editor of Journal of Web Engineering, International Journal of E-Business Research, International Journal of Health Information Systems and Informatics, and International Journal on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions. He also edits and contributes to the new "IT in Emerging Markets" department of IT Professional. Dr. Murugesan has served in various senior positions at Southern Cross University (Australia) and UWS, Multimedia University (Malaysia), and the Indian Space Research Organization (India). He has also served as Senior Research Fellow of the US National Research Council at the NASA Ames Research Center (USA). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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"As the world's climate heats up, causing potentially disastrous consequences, and as environmental problems become global and serious, a new spotlight is turned on IT."
— San Murugesan
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