Associate Prof Rajendran


Room No. 5-4-04, School of Information Technology

Contact Details

Tel: 03 5514 6259


A/Prof. Rajendran Parthiban completed his Bachelor of Engineering with first class honours in 1997, and his PhD in optical networks in 2004 from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He worked at Akbar Brothers Pvt. Ltd. (Sri Lanka) from 1998 to 2000, where he computerized many of the company functions. In 2004, he joined the ARC Special Research Centre for Ultra-Broadband Information Networks (CUBIN) at the University of Melbourne. In CUBIN, he conducted research in developing new and cost-effective optical network architectures for carrying future Internet traffic. He joined as a lecturer at the School of Engineering in Monash University Malaysia Campus in 2006.

Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the same school where he served as the Chair of Photonics, Semiconductor and Communications Technology (PSCT) Research Strength and the Head of Discipline of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from July 2009 to July 2010.

He was appointed as the Deputy Head of Education of the School of Engineering in August 2010. He was also the Acting Deputy Head of School of the School of Information Technology from August 2014 to August 2015. He has been appointed to that position again from May 2016. He has experience in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate units. His research interests are in optical networks, wireless sensor networks, grid/cloud computing and visible light communications. He is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Optical Society of America (OSA). He is also involved in the activities of Communications, Photonics and Education Societies of IEEE Malaysia Chapter. He also serves as the external examiner for the Science Foundation Programme of Heriot Watt University, Malaysia campus.

  • ECE2041 Telecommunications
  • ECE3022 Wireless and Guided Electromagnetics
  • ECE3202 Electromagnetic Propagation
  • ECE4044 Telecommunication Protocols
  • ECE4045 Network Performance
  • ECE4414 Performance of Telecommunication Networks
  • ECE4604 Large Scale Digital Design
  • TRC4801 Digital Communications
  • ECE5885 Energy Efficient Lighting

Research Interests

  • Cost comparison of various optical network architectures, Cost and Energy calculations of future optical networks, Security and localization in wireless sensor networks, Cost-effective applications of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Pricing and resource allocation in Grid computing


  • A. A. Mohanan, Md Shabiul Islam, Sawal Hamid Md Ali, R. Parthiban and N. Ramakrishnan*, " Investigation into Mass Loading Sensitivity of Sezawa Wave Mode-Based Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors", Sensors, 13(2), 2164-2175, 2013
  • Aminul H, Hashmi SA, Parthiban R, "Implementation of Autonomous Pricing Mechanism in Grid Computing", Proc. 12th International Asia Pacific Web Conference (APWeb) Conference, 2010
  • Aminul H, Hashmi SA, Parthiban R, "A Comparative Economic Approach to Maximize Profit for Providers in Grid Computing", Proc. 14th International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA) Conference, 2010
  • Khoo KL, Parthiban R, "Disjoint Path Re-routing in Optical Networks", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Photonics (ICP), 2010
  • Srinivasan A, Parthiban R, "Sparse Grooming Sites in All-Optical Networks", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Photonics (ICP), 2010

All publications

Current Appointment

  • 2016-present Acting Deputy Head of School of Information Technology, Monash University Malaysia
  • 2010-present Deputy Head of School (Education), School of Engineering, Monash University Malaysia

Previous Appoinment

  • 2009-present Senior Lecturer, Monash University, Monash University Malaysia
  • 2006-2008 Lecturer, Monash University,Monash University Malaysia
  • 2004-2005 Research Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 1998-2000 Systems Analyst, Akbar Brothers Ltd, Sri Lanka


  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Member, IEEE Communications Society Member, IEEE Photonics Society Member, IEEE Education Society Member, Optical Society of America (OSA)

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