About Me


Dr. Shankar Karuppayah
Senior Lecturer
National Advanced IPv6 Centre
Universiti Sains Malaysia

kshankar_@_usm.my (remove dashes)

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I am a Senior Lecturer at the National Advanced IPv6 Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia since June 2016. Previously, I was attached to the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED) / TU Darmstadt, Germany (2012-16) where I also obtained my PhD. I received my M.Sc. (Software Systems Engineering) from a collaboration programme between RWTH Aachen, Germany and KMUTNB, Thailand in 2011 and my B.Sc. (Computer Sciences) from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2009.

My research interests encompass Internet of Things (IoT), IT and network security, network monitoring, and botnets.

P/S: If you are interested in applying for any open thesis topics, please contact me using the Contact page.

Awards Received

2015 – Awarded the Student Travel Grant to attend the IEEE ICDCS 2015 in Ohio, Columbus
2012 – Awarded the APAN Fellowship to attend APAN-34 2012 Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka
2012 – Awarded the APAN Fellowship to attend APAN-33 2012 Conference in Chiangmai, Thailand
2011 – Awarded the USM’s Academic Staff Training Scheme (ASTS) Fellowship to complete my doctoral studies
2011 – Awarded Fellowship to attend the GI-Informatik Tage 2011 in Bonn, Germany
2009 – Awarded the DAAD (Germany) full scholarship to complete my M.Sc program in Bangkok, Thailand (one year) and Aachen, Germany (one year)
2009 – Won the F-Secure Inter-Varsity Security Tech Quiz (Malaysia)
2009 – Awarded the Universities’ Half-Color Award (Co-curricular excellence)
2009 – Dean’s List Award (USM)
2008 – Dean’s List Award (USM)