Director, Information Systems
Neil Devadasan, Director of Information Systems, manages the center’s technology team, comprised of application programmers, web programmers, and database administrator, that provides hardware, software, and network infrastructure development and support services. Additionally, he provides software development for Polis projects.
Neil has considerable experience in GIS application programming and distributed computer applications. He has constructed applications that integrate information from distributed web services and use open standards and industrial best practices. He has deployed these applications in educational research environments, secure government environments, and public accessible environments employing multiple hardware and security configurations.
Neil recently earned the MIT xPro Certificate in Architecture and Systems Engineering Models and Methods to Manage Complex Systems. The program courses address architecture of complex systems, models in engineering, model-based systems engineering: documentation and analysis, and quantitative methods in systems engineering.
Devadasan joined the center in 1996 as a visiting research associate. He is a 1990 engineering graduate of the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He was one of fifteen international fellows in the 2005-2006 Reuters Digital Vision Fellowship Program at Stanford University. In addition to his role at Polis, he is a visiting researcher at Community Grid Lab at Indiana University. Neil is a former member of the International Council in Systems Engineering (INCOSE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).