Posted by Jean Gordon Cook
(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University computer science master’s graduate Sugam Sharma and JSU professor Dr. Natarajan Meghanathan recently published the book, “Sink Mobility Models for Sensor Energy Conservation: Exploiting Sink Mobility for Energy Conservation of Sensors in Homogeneous Wireless Sensor Network” (LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishers, 2011). The book, which is an extension of Sharma’s master’s thesis, is a comprehensive text illustrating the effectiveness of using mobile sinks to obtain potential energy savings for the sensor nodes in wireless sensor networks.
In addition to working with graduate students for research, Meghanathan is actively involved in promoting undergraduate research and education at JSU. He is currently the principal investigator of the NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates program in wireless ad hoc networks and sensor networks as well as the Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM program to incorporate aspects of systems security and software security in senior capstone projects. Through these programs, Meghanathan mentors several undergraduate students engaging them in quality research and scholarly activities.
Meghanathan is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science in the JSU College of Science, Engineering and Technology. His main areas of research are wireless ad hoc networks and sensor networks, systems and software security, graph theory and computational biology. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles in leading international journals and conference proceedings. About 35 of these publications involve undergraduate and graduate students as co-authors. He also serves on the editorial boards of international journals as well as in the organizing and technical program committees of several international conferences. For more information, visit http://www.jsums.edu/cms/nmeghanathan