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Tony Bastin Roy Savarimuthu

Tony Savarimuthu imageB.E (Hons)(BITS, Pilani, India), M.E (Software Systems)(BITS, Pilani, India), PhD (Otago, NZ)
Associate Professor

Room 7.18, Otago Business School
Tel +64 3 479 5143
Email tony.savarimuthu@otago.ac.nz
Web http://waitaki.otago.ac.nz/~tonyr

Background and interests

Associate Professor Tony Savarimuthu lectures and coordinates COMP101, the introductory paper in Information Science. Tony has a background of working as a Software Engineer and a Lecturer in India.

His main research interests are in the areas of multi-agent systems (particularly normative multi-agent systems) and Software Engineering. Recently, he has also been active in the area of Information Systems.

His PhD thesis in the area of multi-agent systems investigated mechanisms for norm emergence and norm identification in artificial agent societies. His thesis was placed in the Dean’s exceptional thesis list for Otago’s School of Business in 2011.

View Tony's PhD thesis (PDF)
Exceptional PhD theses

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Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Information Science)
    2003 - 2011, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Master of Engineering (Software Systems)
    2000 - 2002, BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan, India
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), Chemical
    1996 - 2000, BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan, India

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Papers

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Experience

  • Associate Professor (Feb'17 - till date)
    Department of Information Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Senior Lecturer (Feb'13 - Feb'17)
    Department of Information Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Lecturer (Mar'06 - Jan'13)
    Department of Information Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Teaching Fellow (Feb'04 - Feb' 06)
    Department of Information Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Teaching Assistant (Dec'03 - Feb'04)
    Department of Information Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Software Engineer (Jul'02 - Aug'03)
    Coralgrid Software Ltd (now a part of Triple Point Technology, Inc.), Chennai, India
  • Assistant Lecturer (part time, Jul'02 - Aug'03)
    Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Off Campus centre at Chennai, India
  • Teaching Assistant (Jul'00 - Jun'02 )
    Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India
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Research

  • Multi-agent Systems (particularly normative multi-agent systems)
  • Software engineering
  • Information systems
  • Computing Education

Tony is a part of the research group:
Autonomous Systems

Past projects

  • Principal researcher in the ORG grant titled “An experimental framework to facilitate investigations into adaptive wireless networks”, 2007
  • A named researcher in the School of Business grant titled “Interactive and Collaborative Learning in a Distributed Environment”, 2007
  • A named researcher in the CALT grant on Innovation in Teaching, titled “Promoting active learning in lecture rooms in large courses”, 2005
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Supervision

Currently supervising

  • Priyanka Patel
  • Mostafa Alwash
  • Pankaj Sharma
  • Amir Sedigh
  • Jithin Cheriyan

Currently co-supervising

  • Saurabh Malgaonkar
  • Amritha Anavankot

Completed PhDs

  • Amala Arul Sharmila Savarimuthu (2006 - 2011), Title: Mechanisms for self-organization of groups in agent societies, Supervisors: Dr. Maryam Purvis, Prof. Martin Purvis, Mr. Tony Savarimuthu

Completed Masters

  • Jack Kanimea, (MCom, 2008-2009), Title: Integrating Single Sign On and enabling secure interactions in a composite Web Service, Supervisors: Mr. Tony Savarimuthu and Dr. Maryam Purvis, Status: Completed in 2009.
  • Tarik Al-ani (MAppSc, 2010-2011), Title: Android In-Vehicle Infotainment System (AIVI), Supervisors: Mr. Tony Savarimuthu and Dr. Maryam Purvis, Status: Completed in 2011.
  • Honours/Postgraduate diploma (Dissertations cosupervised with Dr. Maryam Purvis)
  • Jinhong Xie (Title: An RFID-based Location-aware Web Application to Enhance User Experience in an Aquarium, completed in 2010)
  • Danica Milic (Title: Dynamic ridesharing and social networking application development on Android mobile phone platform, completed in 2008)
  • Alya Alaali (Title: Mechanisms associated with spread of opinions in human population on a social network, completed in 2007)
  • Anh Le Thu (Title: Current Problems and Tools Support for Testing Distributed Systems, completed in 2006)