Paventhan Arumugam Paventhan Arumugam is Director (R&D) with ERNET India (autonomous society under the Ministry of Electronics and IT) and head of the regional centres of Bangalore and Chennai. At ERNET, he has handled R&D projects, in the domains of Internet of Things, Mobile IPv6, EU funded MyFIRE Future Internet and Educational Cloud. Prior to joining ERNET, he held scientific and research positions at National Informatics Centre (HQ), New Delhi, C-DAC, Bangalore and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), UK. He received his M.Tech Computer Applications from IIT Delhi and PhD in the field of Grid computing from the School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton, UK. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Senior Member of ACM. His current research interests include protocols and standards for Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud computing, Software Defined Networking and Visible Light Communications/LiFi.