Pradeeban Kathiravelu,
Ph.D. Researcher
INESC-ID Lisboa / Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

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Pradeeban Kathiravelu is an Open Source Evangelist. He is a Ph.D. Researcher at INESC-ID Lisboa / Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, and Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. He is a Fellow of Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Distributed Computing (EMJD-DC), researching Software-Defined Service Compositions at the Edge. He holds a Master of Science degree, Erasmus Mundus European Master in Distributed Computing (EMDC), from Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He also holds a Bachelor of the Science of Engineering (Hons) degree, majoring Computer Science & Engineering, with a first class from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

His research interests include Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Distributed Systems, Cloud Computing, Web Services, BigData in Biomedical Informatics, and Data mining. He is highly interested in free and open source software development, and is an active participant in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program since 2009, as a student and as a mentor.