Professor Sureswaran Ramadass is a Professor and the Director of the National Advanced IPv6 Centre of Excellence (NAV6) at Universiti Sains Malaysia. He obtained his BscEE/CE and MscEE/CE from University of Miami and his PhD from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
He was awarded :
The Wireless World Research Forum Fellow in April 2010 for his contribution in the area of Next Generation Networks and IPv6,
National Academic Laureate for Innovation and Commercialization in 2008 by the Minister of Higher Education, and
The Malaysian Innovation Award by the Minister of Science and Technology, in 2009.
Prof Sureswaran is involved in the Global IPv6 Forum and is currently part of the IPv6 Forum Education Certification Program. He is also the Malaysian IPv6 Forum Chairman. Prof Sureswaran was also the first Chairman of the Research Steering Committee for MYREN (Malaysian Research and Education Network) and is currently the IPv6 Domain Head. He was the Chairman of the Asia Pacific IPv6 Task Force (APV6TF) and was involved in promoting IPv6 within the region and globally. He is currently a Primary Member of APAN (Asia Pacific Advanced Networks) as well as the Head of APAN Malaysia. He also holds the position as Technology Area Director of APAN, managing over 6 technical WGs under that area. Recently, he was also elected as a Director for APAN Limited.
His recent active participation in the global IPv6 arena includes being a consultant to ITU. His expertise was valuable in formulating a proposal on the expansionary approach to Global IPv6 Address Allocation.