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Dr. Chittaranjan Hota, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, completed his Ph.D from BITS, Pilani and has over twenty-eight years of academic and research experience in Indian and universities abroad. His Ph.D work was on Quality of Service (QoS) assurances in IP-Virtual Private Networks, part of which was carried out at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.


Dr. Hota’s research interests include developing algorithms and models for building systems and applications in areas like Big-data, Internet of Things, and Network threat monitoring in which he has more than 90 publications, in various journals and conferences. He is currently working on developing self-verifying code for IoT devices alongwith researchers from Netherlands. He is also working on building a Cognitive IoT framework for smart buildings alongwith researchers from UoH, Hyderabad. In past, he has executed funded projects in the area of Network threat monitoring, and alert generation using Artificial Intelligence, and Machine learning techniques.   


Dr. Hota currently holds multiple administrative responsibilities within BITS. He is the Professor In-Charge for BITS Admission Tests (BITSAT), BITS, Pilani. Additionally, he manages Admissions to various programmes at BITS, Hyderabad as Associate Dean. He is also the Faculty In-Charge (a.k.a. Unit Chief) of Information Processing Center (IPC) where he is responsible for managing the campus-wide networking and centralized IT services at BITS, Hyderabad.


Dr. Hota was the founding Head of Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering at BITS, Hyderabad (2008-2012). He has been a visiting researcher and visiting professor at University of New South Wales, Sydney; University of Cagliari, Italy; Aalto University, Finland; City University, London and Vrije University, Amsterdam. His research work has been funded by University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi; Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), New Delhi; Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi; Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India; Progress Software, India; and NWO (Netherlands). He is recipient of Australian Vice Chancellors' Committee award, twice recipient of Erasmus Mundus fellowship from European commission, and recipient of Certificate of Excellence from Kris Ramachandran Faculty Excellence Award from BITS, Pilani. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. He is also a member of ACM, CSI, IE, and ISTE. 



Prof Chittaranjan Hota

Associate Dean (Admissions)
Admissions Division, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Shameerpet Mandal, Medchal Dist, Hyderabad
Telangana, India (500078)

Ph: 040 (66303828/66303830) Off   Email: hota[AT] 

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