Dr. Jaya Shankar P. is currently the Head of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) division at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, Singapore. In addition to overseeing and strategising the R&D efforts in land transportation and air traffic management, he actively manages the CoopeRative and UnIfied Smart Traffic SystEm (CRUISE) project where the aim is to develop an AI-based next generation traffic control system for Singapore. Besides this, he also manages a work package in the 5G-AMSUS project where the aim is to develop a network slicing middleware that allows efficient management of QoS over multiple 5G and non-5G wireless bearers.
Dr. Jaya Shankar P., received his B.Eng, M.Eng and PhD degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Computer Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore in 1994, 1996 and 2006, respectively. He began his career at I2R in 1996 as an R&D Engineer working in the area of mobile computing. His earlier research works covered areas related to mobile middleware and handover in heterogeneous wireless access networks. From 1997 to 2002, he participated in several European Community funded research projects such as ACTS OnTheMove, ACTS Cameleon, IST Moby Dick and IST Diadalos by contributing to research areas related to mobile middleware, mobile IP, IPv6 and software agents. His current interest includes traffic control algorithms and optimization, traffic prediction and air traffic optimization. He was actively involved in IEEE 802.16n, IEEE 802.11ah and ITU standards and chaired Singapore's DSRC standardization activity. He is currently the co-convener of Singapore’s TR68 work group 4, which develops standards for Autonomous Vehicle Data Type and Format.