Raised in Bochum, Germany, currently residing in Milton Keynes, UK. Thiviyan is an Assistant Researcher within the Intelligent Systems and Data Science (ISDS) Group at the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi).
He graduated from the University of Leicester with a 1st class Master's Thesis in Theoretical and Physical Chemistry. Thiviyan's current research focuses on knowledge discovery systems. He supports the editorial activities at Springer Nature and contributes to the development of the Computer Science Ontology Portal.
In his spare time, he enjoys road cycling, rock climbing and mastering new skills on Coursera.