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Shivakumar Mathapathi

Shivakumar Mathapathi MS, is the Adjunct Professor at Sonoma State University and Santa Clara University. He is the co-founder and CTO of Dew Mobility, USA, Team Lead for Global City team challenge hosted by the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST USA).

Shivakumar has over 25 years of experience in product development, design and faculty. Mathapathi is a seasoned technologist, instructor and practitioner on the Internet of Things (IoT) with extensive experience as lead faculty, lab-practice and mentorship in executing smart city, smart agriculture, assisted living, and other IoT related projects. He has designed study programs and academic syllabi for the IoT course, a master’s curriculum taught at Santa Clara University and California Polytechnic State University. Shivakumar managed a senior design team to design and develop the IoT cloud platform for smart city.

Shivakumar contributed to build the ecosystem and establish innovation pathways for the “OpenIoT” project, a blueprint and awarded Open Source project in the Internet of Things for smart Cities sponsored by the European commission.

Shivakumar is also a team lead for Global City Team Challenge (GCTC) project hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the Department of Commerce, USA. GCTC team comprises of Sonoma State University, Santa Clara University, City of San Leandro, City of Galway (Ireland) and City of Rohnert Park, CA.

He has designed an IoT development kit (Patent pending). The Kit enables design proof of concept (PoC) for IoT application. The kit consists of various sensors i.e. Temperature, Humidity, Air quality (CO2), Light, pressure and Gas sensors.


  • MS - Northcentral University, California
  • Proficiency course from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Graduate - Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering - IETE, New Delhi