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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 recognised 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 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 recognised as a Fellow of the United Kingdom's Advance HE (former Higher Education Academy).


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

  • Everton C. de Lima, Fabio D. Rossi, Marcelo C. Luizelli, Rodrigo N. Calheiros, Arthur F. Lorenzon. A neural network framework for optimizing parallel computing in cloud servers. Journal of Systems Architecture 150:103131, Elsevier, May 2024. DOI: 10.1016/j.sysarc.2024.103131
  • Mohammad Reza Jabbarpour, Bahman Javadi, Philip H.W. Leong, Rodrigo N. Calheiros, David Boland, Chris Butler. Performance Analysis of Federated Learning in Orbital Edge Computing. IEEE/ACM 16th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC), 2023, Messina, Italy. DOI: 10.1145/3603166.3632140
  • Mohammad Reza Jabbarpour, Bahman Javadi, Philip H.W. Leong, Rodrigo N. Calheiros, David Boland, Chris Butler. On-Board Federated Learning in Orbital Edge Computing. IEEE 29th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), 2023, Ocean Flower Island, China. DOI: 10.1109/ICPADS60453.2023.00154
  • 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 30(10):4645-4664, Emerald Publishing, November 2023. DOI: 10.1108/ECAM-03-2022-0209
  • Paulo S. Souza, Tiago C. Ferreto, Rodrigo N. Calheiros. EdgeSimPy: Python-based modeling and simulation of edge computing resource management policies. Future Generation Computer Systems 148:446-459, Elsevier, November 2023. DOI: 10.1016/j.future.2023.06.013


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.
  • 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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