Thinagaran Perumal is the recipient of 2014 Early Career Award from IEEE Consumer Electronics Society for his pioneering contribution in the field of consumer electronics. He completed his PhD at Universiti Putra Malaysia, in the area of smart technology and robotics. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Thina was also an IEEE VoLT graduate for year 2014 and subsequently mentored couple of participants from the program. He is also currently appointed as Head of Cyber-Physical Systems in the university and also been elected as Chair of IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Malaysia Chapter. His research interests are towards interoperability aspects of smart homes and Internet of Things (IoT), wearable computing, and cyber-physical systems. Thina is also heading the National Committee on Standardization for IoT (IEC/ISO TC / G/16) as Chairman since 2018. Some of the eminent works include proactive architecture for IoT systems; development of the cognitive IoT frameworks for smart homes and wearable devices for rehabilitation purposes. He is an active member of IEEE Consumer Electronics Society and its Future Directions Committee on Internet of Things. He has been invited to give several keynote lectures and plenary talk on Internet of Things in various institutions and organizations internationally. He has published several papers in IEEEConferences and Journals and is serving as TPC member for several reputed IEEE conferences. His Scopus h-index is 15, with 460+ citations while Google Scholar h-index is 17 and i10- index is 19 with 1000+ citations.