School of Computing

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Professor Raj Ranjan

Chair Professor in Computing Science and Internet of Things


Prof. Rajiv Ranjan is an Australian-British computer scientist, of Indian origin, known for his research in Distributed Systems (Cloud Computing, Big Data, and the Internet of Things). He is University Chair Professor for the Internet of Things research in the School of Computing of Newcastle University, United Kingdom.  He is the director of Networked and Ubiquitous Systems Engineering (NUSE) Group, jointly with Dr. Graham Morgan, in the School of Computing. He is also the Academic Director of School of Computing and the Research Director of Newcastle Urban Observatory. He is an internationally established scientist in the area of Distributed Systems (having published over 250 scientific papers).  

Prof. Ranjan is ranked by Microsoft Academic as one of the Top Authors in Cloud ComputingBig DataQuality of ServiceResource Management, and Services Computing.  According to recent (2020) bibliometric study by the Stanford University (, he is one of the highly cited authors in distributed computing field. He has secured more than $24 Million AUD (£12 Million GBP, with collaborators) in the form of competitive research grants from both public and private agencies. He is an innovator with strong and sustained academic and industrial impact and a globally recognized R&D leader with the proven track record. He serves on the editorial boards of top quality international journals including IEEE Transactions on Computers (2014-2016), IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing,  ACM Computing Surveys, ACM Transactions on the Internet of Things, The Computer (Oxford University), The Computing (Springer) and Future Generation Computer Systems (2012-2020).

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The main goal of his current research is to advance the fundamental understanding and state of the art of provisioning and delivery of application services (web, big data analytics, content delivery networks, and scientific workflows) in large, heterogeneous, uncertain, and emerging distributed systems.

My full research profile can be found at: My Blog


I am available to supervise coursework and research projects on all levels in subjects related to topics in emerging parallel and distributed systems (Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Internet of Things). 

My research interests can be found on: My Blog