Prof Saman Halgamuge is a Fellow of IEEE (2017-) , an honorary Professor of ANU's Research School of Electrical Energy and Materials Engineering and an honorary member of ANU Energy Change Institute. He is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne (2018-). He is a Distinguished Speaker/Lecturer appointed by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2019-21).
He was the Director of ANU's Research School of Engineering (2016-18) and a member of Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts for Engineering, Information and Computing Sciences (2015-18).
He worked as a Professor, Associate Professor and Reader and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Melbourne (1997-2016):
He contributed as the Founding Director (2013-16) of the elite PhD training centre "Melbourne India Postgraduate Program (MIPP)" of University of Melbourne, which won the "Internationalisation of Research" award of the University, Associate Dean (2013-15) and Assistant Dean (2008-13) in International Engagement in the School of Engineering of University of Melbourne. He supervised 45 PhD students to completion.
Grants, contracts and consultancies:
2 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grants
Identification of haematopoietic stem and progenitor cell subpopulations (2017-20) - S Naik, M. Richie and S. Halgamuge [Collaboration with Walter and Eliza Hall Institute]
Why Viral infection limits effectiveness of Anti- Asthma Drugs? (2014-16) [Collaboration with Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne]
4 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grants
Near-unsupervised computational methods for exploring omic data, ARC Discovery (2015-17)-S. Halgamuge, A. Hsu, M. Niranjan and S.L. Tang [Collaboration with Academia Sinica, University of Southampton and Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences of University of Melbourne]
9 ARC Linkage Grants with Industry
Optimisation of shallow geothermal systems for Australian schools., ARC Linkage (2017-20)- G. Narsilio, L. Aye, S. Halgamuge, R. Choudhary and K. Woodman [Collaboration with Department of Infrastructure Engineering of University of Melbourne and Cambridge University]
Discovering patterns using near unsupervised learning to support the quick detection of new animal decease outbreaks caused by viruses, ARC Linkage (2014-17)- S. Halgamuge, B. Chang, A. Hsu, I. Saeed, P. Walker, J Li and S. Tang [Collaboration with Academia Sinica, YourGene BioSciences, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre , CSIRO and Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences of University of Melbourne]
15 other external research grants
Yulgilbar Alzheimer's Research Program grant (with ANU, Monash, Wolongong and Melbourne Universities) (2019-)
Control the Grid or be Controlled: Near Off-Grid Solutions using Renewable Energy Technologies and Demand Side Prediction, Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC) Tactical Research Project (2016-17)
Bioinformatics Research Support, Peter MacCullum Cancer Centre (2016-17)
(ICCSE 2018) http://www.ieee-iccse.org
(ICCS 2017) http://www.iccs2017.co.in/index.html
Data Engineering, Unsupervised Deep Learning and Optimization applied to Biomedical/Mechatronic/Energy Engineering and Business/marketing.