Sundaresan Jayaraman
Kolon Professor
MRDC 4411

Dr. Sundaresan Jayaraman is Kolon Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering with a joint appointment in the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He and his research students have made significant contributions in the following areas: (i) Healthcare Information Systems and Technologies including Wearable Biomedical Systems; (ii) Enterprise Architecture and Modeling Methodologies for Information Systems; (iii) Engineering Design and Analysis of Intelligent Textile Structures and Processes; and (iv) Design and Development of Knowledge‑Based Systems (KBS) for textiles and apparel. His group's research has led to the realization of the world's first Wearable Motherboard, also known as the “Smart Shirt” ( This invention was featured in a Special Issue of LIFE Magazine entitled Medical Miracles for the New Millennium (Fall 1998) as One of the 21 Breakthroughs that Could Change Your Life in the 21st Century. In November 2001, TIME Magazine named the Smart Shirt one of the Best Inventions of the Year 2001. In July 2003, Newsweek Magazine featured it as one of the 10 Inventions That Will Change the World. The first Smart Shirt is currently housed at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC. In May 2006, he was named a First Prize Winner (out of 4,200 entries) in the Modern Marvels Invent Now Challenge conducted by The History Channel, The National Inventors Hall of Fame and TIME Magazine. In 2007, it was featured on a program entitled, “2057: The Body” on the Discovery Channel (



Prior to Georgia Tech, Professor Jayaraman had the privilege of working with Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston, the Co-Creators of the world’s first spreadsheet – VisiCalc®. VisiCalc was the first “killer app” that transformed the computing industry by bringing computing to the masses through the proliferation of personal computers. During his PhD, he was involved in the design and development of TK!Solver, the world’s first equation-solving program from Software Arts, Inc., Cambridge, MA. He worked there as a Product Manager and then at Lotus Development Corporation (makers of 1-2-3®) in Cambridge, MA.

He received his Ph.D. degree from North Carolina State University, in 1984, and the M.Tech and B.Tech degrees from the University of Madras, India, in 1978 and 1976, respectively.

Professor Jayaraman is a recipient of the 1989 Presidential Young Investigator Award from NSF for his research in the area of computer‑aided manufacturing and enterprise architecture. In September 1994, he was elected a Fellow of the Textile Institute, (UK). His publications include a textbook on computer-aided problem solving published by McGraw-Hill in 1991 and eight U.S. patents. As Principal Investigator, he has received over $12.43 Million in research funding from a variety of sources including NSF, DARPA, DoD, NIST, CDC, and industry. Dr. Jayaraman served as Technical Editor, Information Technology, for ATI Magazine (now Textile World) from 1995-2003. From May 2000 to October 2004, he was an Editor of the Journal of the Textile Institute and is currently on the Editorial Advisory Board.

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Selected Publications

Park, S., Chung, K., and Jayaraman, S., “Wearables: Fundamentals, Advancements and Roadmap for the Future”, in Sazonov, E., and Neuman, M., (Eds). Wearable Sensors, Elsevier, Amsterdam, September 2014, pp. 1-23.

 Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “The Engineering Design of Intelligent Protective Textiles and Clothing”,in Kiekens, P., and Jayaraman, S., (Eds). Intelligent Textiles and Clothing for Ballistic and NBC Protection: Technology at the Cutting Edge, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics, Springer, The Netherlands, January 2012, pp. 1-27.

Sundaramoorthy, S., Nallampalayam, P., and Jayaraman, S., “Air Permeability of Multilayer Woven Fabric Systems”, Journal of the Textile Institute, Vol. 102, No. 3, pp. 189-202, March 2011.

Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “Smart Textile-based Wearable Biomedical Systems: A Transition Plan for Research to Reality,” IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 86-92, 2010.

Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “Wearable Sensor Networks: A Framework for Harnessing Ambient Intelligence”, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, Vol. 1, No. 2, 117-128, 2009.

Jayaraman, S., Kiekens, P., and Grancaric, A., Intelligent Textiles for Personal Protection and Safety, IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2006.

Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “The Wearable Motherboard: the New Class of Adaptive and Responsive Textile Structures,” in Intelligent Textiles for Personal Protection and Safety (ed. S. Jayaraman, P. Kiekens and A. Grancaric), pp. 21-39, IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2006.

Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “Sensors and Wearable Technologies for Pervasive Healthcare”, in Pervasive Computing in Healthcare (eds. Bardram, J.E., Mihailidis, A., and Wan, D.), CRC Press, November 2006.

Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “Intelligent Textiles for Personal Protection and Safety: The Emerging Discipline,” in Intelligent Textiles for Personal Protection and Safety (ed. S. Jayaraman, P. Kiekens and A. Grancaric), pp. 5-19, IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2006.

Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “e-Health and Quality of Life: The Role of the Wearable Motherboard,” in Wearable eHealth Systems for Personalised Health Management (ed. A. Lymberis and D. DeRossi), pp. 239-252, IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2004.

Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “Smart Textiles: Wearable Electronics Systems,” MRS Bulletin, Vol. 28, No. 8, August 2003, pp. 585-591.

Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., Enhancing the Quality of Life through Technology: The Role of Personalized Wearable Intelligent Information Infrastructure,” IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Vol. 23, No. 2, May/June 2003, pp. 41-48.


Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “Adaptive and Responsive Textile Structures,” in Smart Fibers, Fabrics and Clothing: Fundamentals and Applications (ed. X. Tao), pp. 226-245, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK, 2001.

Gopalsamy, C., Park, S., Rajamanickam, R., and Jayaraman, S., “The Wearable MotherboardÔ: The First Generation of Adaptive and Responsive Textile Structures (ARTS) For Medical Applications”, Virtual Reality, 4:152-168, 1999.

 Srinivasan, K., and Jayaraman, S., "The Changing Role of Information Technology in Manufacturing", IEEE Computer, vol. 32, No. 3, 40-49, 1999.

Rajamanickam, R., Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., "A Structured Methodology for the Design and Development of Textile Structures in a Concurrent Engineering Environment", Journal of the Textile Institute, vol. 89, Part 3, 44-62, 1998.

Jayaraman, S., "Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing: A Textile-Apparel Perspective", in Advancements and Applications of Mechatronics Design in Textile Engineering, (Acar, M., Ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp. 239-269, 1995.

Narayanan, S., and Jayaraman, S., "A Knowledge-Based Decision Support System for Apparel Enterprise Evaluation", Manufacturing Decision Support Systems, (eds: Parsaei, H.R., Kolli, S.S., and Hanley, T.), pp. 67-110, Chapman and Hall, London, UK, 1994.

Narasimhan, B., Navathe, S., and Jayaraman, S., "On Mapping ER and Relational Models Into OO Schemas", Lecture Notes in Computer Science #823 Entity-Relationship Approach - ER'93, (eds: Elmasri, R.A., Kouramajian, V., and Thalheim, B.,), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pp. 402-413, 1994.

Narayanan, S., Olson, L.H., and Jayaraman, S., "AEEF: A Knowledge-Based Framework for Apparel Enterprise Evaluation", Expert Systems With Applications Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 337-356, 1994.

Srinivasan, K., Dastoor, P.H., Parachuru, R., and Jayaraman, S., "FDAS: A Knowledge-based Framework for the Analysis of Defects in Woven Textile Structures", Journal of the Textile Institute, vol. 83, no. 3, pp. 431-448, 1992.

Malhotra, R., and Jayaraman, S., "An Integrated Framework for Enterprise Modeling", Journal of Manufacturing Systems, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 426-441, 1992.

Srinivasan, K., Dastoor, P.H., and Jayaraman, S., "FDAS: Architecture and Implementation", Expert Systems: The International Journal of Knowledge Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 115-124, 1992.

Jayaraman, S., "Design and Development of an Architecture for Computer‑Integrated Manufacturing in the Apparel Industry, Part I: Basic Concepts and Methodology Selection", Textile Research Journal, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 247-254, 1990.

Malhotra, R., and Jayaraman, S., "Design and Development of an Architecture for Computer‑Integrated Manufacturing in the Apparel Industry, Part II: The Function Model", Textile Research Journal, vol. 60, no. 6, pp. 351-359, 1990.


Jayaraman, S., Park, S., and Rajamanickam, R., Full-fashioned Weaving Process for Production of a Woven Garment with Intelligence Capability, US Patent No: 6,145,551 Issued November 14, 2000. 

Jayaraman, S., Park, S., Rajamanickam, R., and Gopalsamy, C., Fabric or Garment with Integrated Flexible Information Infrastructure, US Patent No: 6,381,482, Issued April 30, 2002.

Jayaraman, S., Gopalsamy, C., Rajamanickam, R., and Park, S., Method and Apparatus for Controlling Air Bag Deployment, US Patent No: 6,254,130, Issued July 3, 2001.

Jayaraman, S., and Park, S., Full-fashioned Garment with Sleeves Having Intelligence Capability, USPatent No: 6,315,009, Issued, November 13, 2001.

Jayaraman, S., and Park, S., Garment in Fabric Having Intelligence Capability, Serial No: 09/713,160, US Patent No: 6,474,367, Issued, November 5, 2002.

Jayaraman, S., Park, S., Rajamanickam, R., and Gopalsamy, C., Fabric or Garment With Integrated Flexible Information Infrastructure For Monitoring Vital Signs of Infants, US Patent No: 6,687,523, Issued February 3, 2004.

Jayaraman, S., and Park, S., A Novel Fabric-Based Sensor for Monitoring Vital Signs, US Patent No: 6,970,731, November 29, 2005.


Jayaraman, S., and Park, S., Method and Apparatus to Create Electrical Junctions for Information Routing in Textile Structures, US Patent No: 7,299,964, November 27, 2007.