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Sureswaran Ramadass
 
Professor Sureswaran Ramadass is the current Chairman of APAN (Asia Pacific Advanced Networks).  He is also a Visiting Professor at the International University of Malaya Wales (IUMW) and Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of NLTVC Sdn Bhd. (NLTVC is a next generation communications research and development company). 
 
Prior to this he was a Professor at University Sains Malaysia.  He built the center to become the top performing Department in the University for 2011 and 2012, earning millions in revenue for the University. 
 
He was also awarded:
·         The National Academic Laureate for Innovation and Commercialization in 2008 by the Minister of Higher Education.
·         The Malaysian Innovation Award by the Minister of Science and Technology, in 2009.
·         The Wireless World Research Forum Fellow in April 2010 for his contribution in the area of Next Generation Networks and IPv6.
 
Prof Sureswaran is involved in the Global IPv6 Forum and is Emeritus Chair of the IPv6 Forum Education Certification Program. He is also the Malaysian IPv6 Forum Chairman. Prof Sureswaran was one of the founding members of MYREN (Malaysian Research and Education Network) and the first Chairman of the Research Steering Committee. He is also currently the IPv6 Domain Head. He was the Chairman of the Asia Pacific IPv6 Task Force (APV6TF) and was involved in promoting IPv6 within the region and globally.
 
Prof Sureswaran is currently a Primary Member of APAN (Asia Pacific Advanced Networks) as well as the Head of APAN Malaysia. He was also a Director and Treasurer in APAN Board.
 
His recent active participation in the global IPv6 arena includes being a consultant to ITU. His expertise was valuable in formulating a proposal on the expansionary approach to Global IPv6 Address Allocation.
 
He obtained his BscEE/CE and MscEE/CE from University of Miami and his PhD from University Sains Malaysia (USM).