Professor Sithamparanathan is currently the Associate Dean of Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering at the RMIT University. As part of his role, he assists the School of Engineering with strategic directions and development opportunities in the areas of teaching, research, and engagement. He also leads and manages a team of academics and researchers in his Discipline.
Professor Sithamparanathan is an award-winning researcher who is very devout about his research and development activities, he has attained significant recognition in his field of research both nationally and internationally. He is recognised for many of his research works specifically in the areas of cognitive radio communications bringing intelligence to next generation telecommunication systems and in UAV communications. He has published a scholarly book and over 160 scientific papers on top journals and conferences. He supervises many PhD students and constantly takes on vibrant and enthusiastic candidates to train and supervise towards their PhD. Moreover, Professor Sithamparanathan has acquired several millions in research funding grants from various sources further and through such research project he trains and mentors early and mid-career researchers.
He cherishes teaching engineering to the final year undergraduate and postgraduate students in his specialised areas such as wireless and mobile communications, satellite communications and advanced statistical signal processing methods. He consistently receives high teaching ratings from the student surveys because of his commitment and dedication in generating highly skilled next generation engineers in Australia.
Professor Sithamparanathan has an extensive track record of collaborating with many stakeholder in his field such as small to medium sized companies, large companies, government departments, Defence Australia, national and international standardization bodies and regulators, and top universities and research organisations around the world. He uses his extended professional network connect students and providing them with highly valuable opportunities for their career.