Pradeeban Kathiravelu is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Distributed Systems. He completed his Ph.D. in distributed systems from INESC-ID Lisboa / Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal and Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, researching Software-Defined Systems for network-aware service composition and workflow placement. He is an alumnus of Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Distributed Computing (EMJD-DC). 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 Distributed Systems, Network Softwarization, Software-Defined Systems, Cloud-Assisted Networks, Big data Integration, Internet Measurements, and Service-Oriented Architecture. He is highly interested in free and open source software development, and is an active participant of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program since 2009, as a student and as a mentor.