Nagarajan Prabakar Portrait

Nagarajan Prabakar

Associate Professor

Dr. Prabakar developed a scheme to access vast amount of spatial data from a semantic database and flyover the data in real-time – this emerged as TerraFly software from High Performance Database Research Center, FIU. He has also designed dynamic mosaicking algorithms for spatial images and integrated vector GIS data with spatial data sets. Towards external funding, seven grant proposals were funded for a total amount of $2.3M with Dr. Prabakar’s role in these proposals as Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator, or Senior Investigator. Currently, Dr. Prabakar is working with a team of his colleagues on a fault-tolerant distributed computing grid with large number of sensors.

Honors and Awards
  • Excellence in Service Award, College of Engineering and Computing, FIU, 2012
  • Excellence in Service Award, School of Computing and Information Sciences, 2011
  • Teaching Incentive Program Award at Florida International University, 1995
  • University of Queensland M.I.M. Holdings Ltd. prize for attaining the highest level of academic achievement in Computer Science Postgraduate Studies, 1982 and 1984
  • University of Queensland Postgraduate Research Scholarship, 1981 – 1984
  • Gold medal for securing the first rank in B.E. at Annamalai University, 1977
Research and Educational Interests
  • Distributed Sensor Networks
  • Grid Computing
  • Computer Networks
  • Image Processing for Spatial Data
  • Multimedia Databases
Background Education

1985 Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Queensland
1979 M.E., Automation, Indian Institute of Science

Professional Activities
  • Subject area coordinator: 2003 – present
  • Undergraduate Committee Chair: 2006 – 2012, 2014 – present
  • College Curriculum Committee Chair: 2010 – 2013
  • Faculty Senator: 2011 – 2013
  • Faculty Senate Nominating Committee Member: 2011 – 2013
  • University Curriculum Committee Chair: 2010 – 2012
Professional Experience

Aug 1991 – present
Associate Professor, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199

Aug 1985 – Aug 1991
Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199

Aug 1984 – Aug 1985
Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199

Jul 1981 – Aug 1984
Teaching Assistant, Department of Computer Science, University of Queensland, Australia

Nov 1979 – Jul 1981
Assistant Executive Engineer, Indian Telephone Industries, Bangalore, India

Selected Publications
  1. J-H Kim, G. Sharma, N. Boudriga, S.S. Iyengar, and N. Prabakar: ‘Autonomous pipeline monitoring and maintenance system: a RFID-based approach’, Springer Open: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2015:262, 10.1186/s13638-015-0495-y, 2015.
  2. J-H Kim, N. Prabakar, and C. Tope: ‘Efficient Concurrent Operations of Telepresence Avatars’. Proceedings of the 44th International Symposium on Robotics, CINTEX, Seoul, Korea, October 24-26, 2013.
  3. N. Prabakar, C. Tope, and J-H Kim: ‘A Smart Multi Telepresence Robot Management System’. Proceedings of the 2013 World Congress on Advances in Nano, Biomechanics, Robotics, and Energy Research (ANBRE13), Seoul, Korea, pp. 43-51, August 25-28, 2013.
  4. U. Cerron, N. Prabakar, and J-H Kim: ‘A Framework for Affordable Telemedicine Service’. Proceedings of the 29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference (SBEC), Miami, pp. 171-172, May 3-5, 2013.
  5. N. Prabakar, J. Kim, U. Cerron, and S.S. Iyengar: ‘Sensor Network Based Parking Management System’. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sensor Networks and Applications, New Orleans, pp. 181-185, November 2012.