For PhD students, my research interests are in the general area of systems and their applications. My specific areas of interest are currently semantic web, ontology, intelligent web, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education – analytics and tools, Socio-Technical Systems (STS), Open source, medical informatics, EDA (engineering design automation), and embedded / mobile systems. Write to me at email@example.com.
Two students are currently working with me: Sifat Islam ( on Application of the Semantic Web to Medical Informatics) and Frank Wissinger (on Application of EDA to Hydraulics) . Their recent publications are listed below:
Wissinger, F., Shankar, R., and Restrepo, J., Hydrologic Modeling Methodology, accepted for publication, IEEE SysCon, Ottawa, CA, April 2014
Islam, S., Shankar, R., and Freytag, G., Leveraging Semantic Web to Retrieve Customized Medical Information, IEEE Syscon Conference, April 2013.
Mitsova, D., Wissinger, F., Esnard, A-M, Shankar, R., and Giles, P., A Collaborative Geospatial Shoreline Inventory Tool to Guide Coastal Development and Habitat Conservation, ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf., 2013, 2(2), 385-404; doi:10.3390/ijgi2020385
Islam, S., Freytag, G., and Shankar, R., Intelligent Health Information System to Empower Patient with Chronic Diseases, IEEE IRI Workshop on Health Informatics, Las Vegas, August 2012.
Mitsova, D., Esnard, A-M., Shankar, R., Wissinger, F. Viciedo, M., Holding Back the Sea: Approaches toward Shoreline Management and Planning to Reduce Erosion Hazards, Risk and Response: Sea Level Rise Summit, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, June 2012