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About me

I'm an Associate Professor in Information and Communication Technologies at the School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences (CDMS), Western Sydney University, Australia, where I co-direct the Smart and Distributed Computing (SDC) Lab.

My research focuses on systems aspects and resource management in the context of edge computing, Internet of Things, and cloud computing. Other topics I worked on in the past include scientific workflows and simulation, and emulation of distributed systems. The quality and impact of my research have been recognized with the IEEE TCSC 2017 Award for Excellence (Middle Career Researcher). I've also been recognized an IEEE Computer Society 2021 Distinguished Contributor.

I also supervise and co-supervise research students. I can accept students for research Master (Master of Research or Master of ICT(Research)) and PhD.

I am passionate about innovative methods for learning and teaching. I'm an advocate for authentic assessments (those that assess knowledge in the context where it is exercised in the workplace) and for peer review of teaching as a method to improve the quality of teaching. I have been recognized as a Fellow of the United Kingdom's Advance HE (former Higher Education Academy).

I am an AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Associate), AWS Certified Developer (Associate), and a Certified Educator in the AWS Academy Program. I teach the AWS Academy curriculum at bachelor's and master's subjects. Students who participate in the program usually successfully obtain certifications and enhance their job prospects.

I'm currently Associate Dean, Research in CDMS, where I develop and implement strategies to ensure that the School's research output is of high quality, high relevance, high impact, and aligned with the University's strategic objectives, among other responsibilities.


My complete list of publications can be found in DBLP and Google Scholar. My latest publications are listed below.

  • Amer Hijazi, Srinath Perera, Rodrigo N. Calheiros, Ali Alashwal. A Data Model for Integrating BIM and Blockchain to Enable a Single Source of Truth for the Construction Supply Chain Data Delivery. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Emerald Publishing (in press). DOI: 10.1108/ECAM-03-2022-0209
  • Paulo S. Souza, Tiago C. Ferreto, Fabio D. Rossi, Rodrigo N. Calheiros. Location-Aware Maintenance Strategies for Edge Computing Infrastructures. IEEE Communications Letters 26(4):848-852, IEEE, April 2022. DOI: 10.1109/LCOMM.2022.3150243
  • Amer A. Hijazi, Srinath Perera, Rodrigo N. Calheiros, Ali Alashwal. Rationale for the Integration of BIM and Blockchain for the Construction Supply Chain data delivery: A Systematic Literature Review and Validation through Focus Group. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 147(10), ASCE, October 2021. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0002142
  • Raed Alsurdeh, Rodrigo N. Calheiros, Kenan M. Matawie, Bahman Javadi. Hybrid Workflow Scheduling on Edge Cloud Computing Systems. IEEE Access 9:134783-134799, IEEE, September 2021. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3116716


Here is a selection of recent teaching, academic, and community activities I've been involved with.

  • Grant Success: Guandong Xu, Michael Sheng, Athman Bouguettaya, Michael Blumenstein, Zahir Tari, Xun Yi, Matthew Warren, Wei Xiang, Jochen Deuse, Hongzhi Yin, Bahman Javadi, Rodrigo N. Calheiros, Nick Bennett, Xianzhi Wang, Zhitao Xiong.A Secure Smart Sensing and Industry Analytics Facility for Industry 4.0. . ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) 2022.
  • Talk: Blockchain: Foundation and Applications. Catedra Eugenio Mendez Docurro, National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico, 10 December 2021 (online).
  • Talk: Fog and Edge Computing: Challenges and Emerging Trends. IEEE Dhofar University Student Branch, Oman, 4 November 2021 (online).
  • Service: Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet of Things (TIOT).
  • Service: Associate Editor, ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR).

Professional membership

  • Senior Member, ACM
  • Senior Member, IEEE


I'm located in the university's Parramatta South Campus, Building ER, Room 1.09.

Postal Address: Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia

Email: r.calheiros@westernsydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9685 9135

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