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Professional Work

Professional Work

Talks/Paper Presentations

  • Invited speaker at five-day online FDP (Faculty Development Programme) on AI and ML based approaches and their applications at VIT-AP on 28th March 2023. The title of the session was "One-shot Distributed Learning". 
  • Presented two research papers on Deep Learning at the 37th AAAI-2023 Conference held at Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, USA from 7th-14th Feb 2023, organized by American Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, USA. 
  • Invited speaker at workshop on "Advances in Artificial Intelligence" at College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad during 4th-5th Nov 2022. Title of the expert talk was "Overview of AI".  
  • Invited speaker at Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on "AI-driven Secure Smart City Frameworks", organized by IIIT, Hyderabad, 1st June 2022.
  • Invited speaker at ACM SIGBED Student Chapter, Manipal University, Jaipur on the theme "The Research Paper Talk" to ACM student members, ACM, 23rd Jan 2022. 
  • Invited speaker on "Building Intelligent and Secure IoT Systems" at IEEE 11th International Advanced Computing Conference organized by Uni. of Malta, Malta and Bennett Uni, Gr. Noida, 18-19th Dec 2021. 
  • Invited speaker and panelist at Asia Innovation Summit-2021 on "IoT and Robotics Track", Lumos Labs, Singapore, July 2021. Presentation Link.
  • Invited panelist at Data Security Council of India (DSCI)'s R&D Road Show Panel Discussion on "Cyber Collaboration Case Studies: Industry, Start-up & Academia", 6th Nov 2020.
  • Invited speaker at short term course in Cyber security conducted by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi on 25th Sept 2020. The title of the talk was: "IoT Code Tamper-proofing: Challenges and Solutions".
  • Invited speaker at the virtual event (Webinar) on "Research and Innovation in Network Security" organized by Data Security Council of India (DSCI) on 24th July 2020. 
  • Research paper presented on Code Tamper-proofing using System call traces at 20th I4CS 2020, Bhubaneswar, India, 12th-14th Jan 2020. 
  • Invited talk on "Can the IoT become innately intelligent? Myths vs Reality" at 16th IEEE INDICON 2019, organized by IEEE India council, IEEE Gujarat section, Rajkot, Gujarat, 13th-15th Dec 2019.
  • Research paper presented titled as "A REST Framework on IoT Streams using Apache Spark for Smart Cities" at 16th IEEE Indicon 2019, Rajkot, Gujarat, 14th Dec 2019.
  • Research paper presented on Code tamper-proofing using dynamic canaries at 25th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC 2019), Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 6th-8th Nov 2019.  
  • Invited talk on "Cognitive IoT: Challenges and Solutions" at TEQIP-III sponsored workshop on IoT and Blockchain, Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Guwahati, Assam, 29th Sept 2019. 
  • Invited talk on "Use of AI and ML in Systems and IoT research" at Yahama Motor's Innovation Lab, Faridabad, Haryana, 7th Sept 2018.
  • Invited talk on a Position paper titled "Cognitive IoT and Bigdata Processing Framework for Smart Energy" at Indo-Dutch R&D Workshop, organized by MeitY (GoI) and NWO (NL), IIIT, Bangalore, 25th-26th October 2017.
  • Invited speaker on "Future of Cyber Security" at Cyber Security Conclave 3.0, organized by Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC), Cyberabad Police Commissionerate, Hyderabad, 23rd Oct 2017. 
  • Research paper presented on Tamper-resistant code on IoT devices at 13th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IEEE IWCMC 2017), University of Valencia, Valencia, SPAIN, 25th-30th June 2017.  
  • Invited talk (resource person) on Systems security (IoT Security and Network threat monitoring) at ACM-India Summer School on Information and Systems Security conducted at Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, 12th-13th June 2017.  
  • Invited talk on "Indian Higher Education Landscape: A Perspective" at India Education Fair event supported by High commission of India, Srilanka during 7th-8th Feb 2017 at Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Invited talk on "Self-care healthcare using IoT and Bigdata analytics" at Indo-Norwegian ICT Workshop at International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad during 21st-22nd June 2016. 
  • Invited talk on "IT Security: Separating Myths from Reality" at 14th Indo-Italian workshop on "IT: Education, Research, and Industry" at B.M Birla Science Centre, Hyderabad during 5th-6th Nov 2015. 
  • Invited talk on "Bigdata analytics for throttling network threats" at International workshop on Cloud and Bigdata security" at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore during 21st-22nd Sept 2015. Travel was funded by Naval research, USA.
  • Invited talk on "Data analytics for Security" at Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad on 30th Sept 2015 at the National level student symposium.  
  • Invited talk at First Indo-dutch meet on Collaborative research in the area of Pervasive Computing at IIT, Delhi on 20th August 2015. The title of the talk was "Light-weight code-self verification for IoT devices". 
  • Invited speaker at First DST-BDI workshop on curricula design for Big-data on 28th Feb-1st Mar 2015 at CRRao AIMSCS, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
  • Invited Plenary talk on Bigdata Analytics at 2nd International Research Conference on Emerging Information Technology and Engineering Solutions, Symbiosis International University, Pune during 20th-21st Feb 2015.
  • Conducted a tutorial alongwith Pratik Narang on "Bigdata Analytics: Challenges and Approaches" at IEEE International Conference on Computing and Communication Technologies, College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad on 11th Dec 2014.
  • Paper presented at International Conference on Secure Knowledge Management in Bigdata era (SKM 2014), DUBAI, Dec 8th-9th 2014. 
  • Invited talk on "Security and Privacy concerns in Campus wide networks: Easing out using Bigdata Analytics" at National Workshop on Big Data Analytics (BiDA 2014), CR Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, UoH, Hyderabad on 22nd August 2014.  
  • Invited talk on "Threat Landscape in Large Scale Networks: Machine Learning and Forensics to the rescue" at Training Programme on Information Intelligence and Cyber Security, Institute of Public Enterprise, Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad on 27th June 2014.
  • Invited talk on "Artificial Intelligence techniques in Overlay networks" at 4th South Asia Workshop on Research Frontiers in Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore on 29th May 2014. 
  • Invited talk on "Applications of Soft computing and Machine learning techniques in Distributed computing systems" at Faculty development program in GRIET (Autonomous), JNTU, Hyderabad on 6th March 2014. 
  • Invited talk on "Intelligent threat analytics for Overlay networks" at the Training programme on Information Intelligence and Cyber security, Institute of Public Enterprise, Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad on 25th Feb 2014.
  • Conducted a workshop on "Network threat exploration: Deep packet inspection or Machine learning?" at Security and Privacy Symposium (SPS-2014) at IIT Kanpur during 19th-22nd Feb, 2014. 
  • Talk on "Security threat analytics for large-scale Peer-to-Peer Networks" at Symposium on Information Security, Birla Institute of Technology & Science-Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, India, Nov 15th-16th, 2013.
  • Invited talk on "Security Issues and Challenges in a Connected World" at National E-Governance Seminar on ICT & Open Source Software: Issues and Challenges, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India, Sept 22nd, 2013.
  • Invited talk on "P2P Security Threats and their Countermeasures" at Workshop on Cyber Security,Bharti School of Telecommunication, Technology, and Management, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, August 3rd-4th, 2013, India.
  • Invited talk (concept paper) on "Big-data and cyber-physical systems for smart healthcare" at India-France (CEFIPRA) workshop on challenges in overcoming complexity from big data to cyber-physical systems, Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT ), Delhi, April 4th-5th, 2013, India.
  • Invited talk on "Cyber Security Research Landscape in India" at RCUK/ DST Organized Workshop in Cyber Security Research Challenges at IIIT, Delhi, March 24th-March 26th, 2013, India.
  • Invited talk on "File systems for Cloud Computing" at Dept. of Post-graduate studies in Computer Science at Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, March 16th, 2013. 
  • Invited talk on "Security Trends, Challenges, and Solutions in Peer-to-Peer Networks" at Security and Privacy Symposium 2013 (SPS 2013), Prabhu Goel Research Centre for Computer and Internet Security, Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT ), Kanpur, Feb 28th - March 2nd, 2013, India. 
  • Inaugural address at National Conference on Big Data, AMS School of Informatics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 21st Dec 2012. 
  • Invited talk on Overlay security at Data communications group, Aalto University, Finland, June 2012.
  • Invited talk on Machine learing at Information Retrieval Group, Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, 2011, Italy.
  • Invited talk on Distributed systems at S.V Engineering College, S.V University, Tirupati, 2011, India.  
  • Paper presented at International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence, MIWAI 2011, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India.
  • Invited talk on Information security at Royal Holloway, University of London Information Security Group, 2009, London.
  • Paper presented at International Conference on Information Security and Digital Forensics (Isdf 2009), London.
  • Invited talk at Telecommunications Software and Multimedia Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, 2007, Finland.
  • Paper presented at International Conference on Communications and Networking in China (Chinacom 2007), Shanghai, China.
  • Invited talk at Trustworthy Internet Workshop, Helsinki Institute of Information Technology, Helsinki, 2006, Finland.
  • Paper presented at Sixth International Workshop on Distributed Computing (Iwdc 2004), Kolkota, India.
  • Invited paper presented at Twelveth IEEE International Conference on Computer Networks(Icon 2004), Singapore.
  • Paper presented at Sixth International Conference on Information Technology (Cit 2003), Bhubaneswar, India.

Seminars and Symposiums

  • Attended Cyber Hygiene for Biomedical Institutions: Train-the-Trainers workshop at New Delhi organized by Health Security Partners (HSP), Washington DC, USA and Carnegie India from 17th April 2023 to 20th April 2023.  
  • Attended a workshop on "Technology Translation and Societal Impact" organized by BITS BioCyTiH Foundation at BITS Pilani K. K Birla Goa Campus, Goa on 10th March 2023.
  • Attended IP Awareness/ Training Program under National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission organized by Intellectual Property Office, India in March 2022 (on Invitation). 
  • Attended Intel India Conclave for Leaders in Education '21 during 21st-22nd October 2021 which was a virtual event (on Invitation).  
  • Track Chair at 16th IEEE INDICON 2019 on "IoT Data Analytics and Code Tamper-proofing" for the focused sessions during 13th-15th Dec 2019 at Rajkot, INDIA.
  • Session Chair at 25th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC 2019) for Emerging technologies, applications and services track, Ho Chi Minh City, Nov 2019, Vietnam.  
  • Attended Intel India Academic Forum (IAF 2015) at New Delhi during Oct 8th-9th, 2015. This year's IAF theme was on Internet of Things, Bigdata analytics, and Cyber security. 
  • Guest editor, Information Systems Frontiers: A Special Issue on Secure Knowledge Management in Big-data Era (Springer journal).
  • Program Committee Chair, International Conference on Secure Knowledge Management in Big-data era (SKM 2014), Dubai, Dec 8th-9th 2014.
  • Attended IITD-NU Joint workshop on Cyber Security at IIT, Delhi, February 7th-8th 2014. Participated in talks and panel discussions on Cloud and Network Security, Laboratories for Security research, etc. amongst the Indian participants, delegates and researchers from Nebraska University, Omaha.    
  • Technical Co-Chair, Security and Privacy Symposium (SPS'14), February 20th-22nd 2014, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India. 
  • Symposium Chair, Symposium on Information Security, Nov 15th-16th, 2013 at BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad.
  • Attended and presented a poster on "Embedded OS Design & Implementation experiences on ATOM kits" (with my undergrad students Vishwajit K, and Sankalp S) at Intel India Academic Forum 2013 at Goa, India during 18th to 19th Sept 2013.
  • Attended Intel Embedded Faculty Summit 2013 at Chandler, Arizona, United States of America (USA) during 19th to 23rd Feb 2013. The theme of the summit was "Internet of Things (IoT)".
  • Program Committee Chair, 9th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology (ICDCIT 2013), India.
  • Workshop Co-ordinator, International Workshop on Information Security (IWIS-2012), Dec 2012, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad.
  • Attended Microsoft Faculty Summit 2012 at Redmond, United States of America (USA) during 15th July to 17th July 2012. The theme of the summit was "Cloud computing and Big-data".
  • Symposium Co-Chair, Second Research Symposium at ICDCIT 2012, Bhubaneswar.
  • Attended round table discussion at International conference on Information securtity (Clubhack 2009) at Pune on 7th December 2009.
  • Attended the summer course on “Program Optimization for Multi-core Architectures” jointly conducted by Intel and IIT, Kanpur at Computer Science & Engineering department of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur during 29th June to 4th July 2009.
  • Attended nationwide PKI awareness program organized by CDAC, Hyderabad in the month of March 2009.
  • Attended National Conference cum Workshop on Issues related to IPRs: Opportunities & Challenges held at BITS, Pilani during 3rd and 4th March 2006.
  • Attended Microsoft Rotor Workshop at Microsoft Research, Hyderabad on .NET and Shared Source CLI during 5th and 6th November 2004.

External Examiner

PhD Thesis Examiner:

  • K Anuradha, Dept. of Electronics and Communication Engineering, PES University, Bangalore, June 2023 (Title: Modeling and Analysis of Demand Side Management).  
  • Anuradha Goswami, Symbiosis Center for Information Technology, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, Nov 2021 (Title: Microblog based event analysis for Online Social Networks).
  • Samad Saadatmand Feyzrasa, School of Computer Sc. and Engineering, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, July 2020 (Title: Evolutionary Algorithms for Incentivising Mobile Crowdsensing).    
  • Sonal Yadav, Computer Sc. and Engineering Dept., Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, Sept 2018 (Title: Exploration of Efficient Manycore Networks-On-Chip (NOC) Architectures).
  • Juhi Raviraj Srivastava, Computer Sc. and Engineering Dept., Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bangaluru Campus, India, January 2018 (Title: Cache Optimization in Wireless Sensor Networks Using Soft Computing Techniques).
  • Sudhir Kumar Mohapatra, Computer Sc. and Engineering Department, ITER, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, April 2017 (Title: Regression Testing of Object Oriented Programs).
  • Hasmukh Patel, Computer Engineering Department, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat, Gujarat, India, Sept 2016 (Title: Modeling, Analysis and Mitigation of Denial of Service Attacks).
  • Manish Shivshankar Chaturvedi, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DAIICT), Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, May 2016 (Title: Multi-modal design of an Intelligent Transportation System).
  • Tarun Narayan Shankar, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India, June 2014 (Title: On the design of Cryptosystems using Elliptic curves).
  • Pradip Jawandhiya, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati (MS), July 2012 (Title: Design of efficient routing algorithms for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks). 
  • Shabbir Ahmed, Network Research Lab, School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Aug 2010 (Title: Message Forwarding in People-centric Delay Tolerant Networks).
  • Girdhari Singh, CSE Department, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA, July 2009 (Title: Agent Based Real-Time System Modeling Based on UML).
  • Minal Kamlakar Bhise,  Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan, INDIA, July 2009 (Title: Software Engineering Modeling Techniques for Semantic Web based Systems).
  • T. Bokarevo,  Network  Research  Lab,  School of  Computer Science & Engineering, University  of  New  South Wales,  Sydney, Australia, Oct 2008 (Title: An Immunologically Inspired Self-Set for Sensor Networks).  

Master's Thesis/Dissertation Examiner:

  • Gayathri Gorrepati(18MCME04), WiSi-Home: Development of WiFi sensing enabled safe home environment, MTech Dissertation, SCIS, UoH, Hyderabad, August 2023.
  • Yasaswini Tiramdas(18MCME22), Functional Safety Software Validation in Compliance with IEC 61508 FUSA Standard, MTech Dissertation, SCIS, UoH, Hyderabad, August 2023. 
  • Mohammad Shadab(14MCMI04), Adaptive Evolutionary algorithms for Clustering, MTech Dissertation, School of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Hyderabad (UoH), Hyderabad, August 2016. 
  • Manoj Kumar Patra(14MCMT38), Cognitive Internet of Things (IoT), MTech Dissertation, School of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, August 2016.
  • G Vinod Kumar, Genetic Algorithm Based System Throughput Maximization in Cognitive Radio Network by Cooperative Spectrum Sensing, Master of Technology in Computational Techniques, Dept. of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, August 2015.
  • Manjunath Y, Probabilistic Routing, MTech Dissertation, Dept. of CS and Information systems, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, April 2012.
  • Jannatul Fardous, On the Use of Location Window in Geo-Intelligent HTTP Adaptive Streaming, Master’s Thesis (Research), School of Computer Sc. and Engineering, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, Aug 2012.


  • Life Member, Indian Society for Technical Education (LMISTE).
  • Member, The Institution of Engineers (IE), India.
  • Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
  • Executive Member, Special Interest Group on Big Data Analytics (SIG-BDA), Computer Society of India (CSI).

Review Work

In Technical Program Committees (TPCs):

  • 27th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA-2022), April 2022, Hyderabad, India (Online Conference). 
  • 16th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology (ICDCIT 2019), Bhubaneswar, India, Jan 2020.
  • IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems (IEEE ANTS 2019), Goa, India, Dec 2019.
  • IEEE International workshop on foundations of Big data computing, In conjunction with HiPC 2015. Bengalaru, India, Dec 2015.
  • The International Workshop on Trusted Platforms for Mobile and Cloud Computing, (Collocated with IEEE Mobile Cloud 2014), April 2014, Oxford UK.
  • 10th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technologies, Bhubaneswar, Feb 2014, India.
  • 2nd International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, Mysore, August 2013, India.
  • 19th IEEE International Conference on Networks, Singapore, Dec 2013, Singapore.
  • Compute-2013: 6th ACM India Computing Conference, Vellore, India. 
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Networks 2004, Singapore.
  • IEEE Local Computer Networks 2004, Tampa, Florida, USA.
  • IEEE Australian Telecommunications, Networks and Applications Conference 2004, Sydney, Australia.
  • First International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology 2004, Bhubaneswar, India.
  • International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT) 09, Bhubaneswar, India.
  • 1st Annual International Conference on Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence (ATAI 2010), Thailand.
  • 1st International Conference on Advances in Computing and Communications (ACC 2011), Kochi.
  • 3rd International Conference on Computer & Communication Technology (ICCCT 2012), MNNIT, Allahabad, India.
  • 8th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology (ICDCIT 2012), Bhubaneswar, India.

 Reviewer for Journals and Books

  • Review Editor, Cyber Security and Privacy journal, Frontiers of Big Data from May 2018.
  • Guest Editor, Information Systems Frontiers (ISF), Springer from Jan, 2016.
  • Reviewed a Text Book on Artificial Intelligence from Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
  • Reviewer of CSI Transactions on ICT, Springer
  • Reviewer of Computer Journal, Oxford University Press, UK.
  • Reviewer of Wireless Networks Journal, Springer. 
  • Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.
  • Reviewer of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Wiley.
  • Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
  • Member, PRSG from MeitY, Govt. of India for reviewing the progress of the project titled "Design and development of a solution for predicting multistage attacks using machine learning" implemented by C-DAC, Hyderabad during 2019-2021.
  • Member, CSIR-UGC NET Examination Committee, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, Sept 2018.
  • Member, Interview Panel, Group A (Technical), Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Hyderabad (Dec, 2016). 
  • Member, Faculty recruitment committee, Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Kota, Rajasthan (July, 2016).  
  • External member, Empowered Committee for E-Governance, University of Hyderabad (UoH), Hyderabad from Dec 2015 till Dec 2017. 
  • Panel member, PGP admission interviews (2015-2017 batch), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore, 13th Feb 2015.
  • Member, Jury Panel, Dynamic Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Excellence Awards 2014 organized by Grey Head Media;  Ernst & Young, Mumbai, Oct 2014.

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