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Dr. Chittaranjan Hota, Professor of Computer Sc. at BITS, Hyderabad completed his Ph.D from BITS, Pilani and has over thirty years of academic, research and administrative experience in Indian and universities abroad. His Ph.D work was on QoS assurances in IP-Virtual Private Networks, a significant part of which was carried out at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia during his visit to Network Research Laboratory at UNSW under Indo-Australian joint research program. Prior to PhD, he had earned B.E in Computer Engineering, and M.E in Computer Sc. and Engineering. He had been in merit through his bachelors & masters degrees.

Dr. Hota’s research interests include developing algorithms and models for building systems and applications in areas like Big-data analytics, Internet of Things, and Cyber security in which he has more than 115 publications, in various journals and conferences. He has guided 10 PhD students. He is currently working on developing self-verifying codes for IoT devices under Indo-Dutch joint research programme with funding support from MeitY (GoI) and NWO (NL). In the past, he has executed funded projects with support from DeitY, UGC, and TCS in the areas of Network threat monitoring, and building secure Peer-to-Peer overlays using Artificial Intelligence, and Machine learning techniques.

He had managed admissions to various degree programmes at BITS, Pilani Hyderabad Campus over the past five years as an Associate DEAN of Admissions. He had also managed admissions under International student admissions into three campuses of BITS, Pilani over the past five years. He was the founding HEAD of Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering (HOD) at BITS, Hyderabad for four years. He had also led a team of Network engineers in designing and commissioning the Campus Network and building other IT services at BITS, Hyderabad over the past ten years as Faculty-In-Charge (FIC) of Information Processing Centre. He had shouldered the responsibilities of Unit Chief of Computer assisted housekeeping unit for 2 years in the formative years of BITS, Hyderabad where he was responsible for supporting institute wide payroll processing, and other HR functions. Dr. Hota was instrumental in formulating the ERP Roadmap for BITS, Pilani as its Task force leader under the University administration thrust area of BITS, Pilani's Mission 2012 project.        

He has been a visiting researcher and visiting professor at University of New South Wales, Sydney; University of Cagliari, Italy; Helsinki Institute of Information Technology, Helsinki; Aalto University, Finland; University of Tartu, Estonia; City University, London and Vrije University, Amsterdam over the past two decades. 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 Life Member of ISTE.


Chittaranjan Hota

BITS, Pilani Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal, Medchal Dist.
Hyderabad, Telangana, India (500078)


Email: hota[AT]
Phone: +91-40 66303504

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