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Prof. G Geethakumari

Prof. Geetha joined the Dept. of Computer Science and Information Systems, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus in 2008. Before joining BITS, she worked as a faculty at the National Institute of Technology, Warangal.  Prof. Geetha received Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Hyderabad.
Prof. Geetha is presently the HoD, Dept of Computer Science and Information Systems.
Her present areas of research interests include: information security, cloud computing - cloud security challenges and IoT security concerns like RPL attacks and malware attacks. Application of Block chain Technology for security is another focus area of her research. Her publications have reached over 3000 reads and 1000 citations in ResearchGate. Six Ph.D. students have graduated under her guidance. Prof. Geetha has done extensive research on the security and privacy aspects in Online Social Networks (OSNs) like: semantic attacks in OSNs and data privacy in online social networks. Her Ph.D. thesis was titled “Grid Computing Security through Access Control Modelling”. Prof. Geetha has many international publications (in reputed conferences and peer-reviewed journals) to her credit.
Prof Geetha's research papers have crossed 850 citations in Google Scholar Citations(Google Scholar Citation link).
Prof.G Geethakumari gave an invited talk on “Cloud Computing Security” at the Workshop on “Virtualization and Cloud Computing” organized by the UGC – Human Resource Development Centre (UGC – HRDC), JNTUH on February 14, 2019.
Prof. Geetha gave an invited talk on “Introduction to Cloud Forensics and its Challenges”, at the Training Programme for experts from BIMSTEC Countries (Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand , Nepal and Bhutan), on November 16th, 2018 at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Hyderabad. The event was jointly organized by National Investigation Agency (NIA), Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India and CFSL, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.  
Prof. Geetha gave  an invited talk on "Embedded System Security" at the Defense Electronics Research Lab (DLRL), DRDO, Hyderabad on 12th December, 2018.
Prof. Geetha has successfully executed a funded project on Cloud Forensics sponsored by MeitY, Govt. of India and is also a Project Review Steering Group (PRSG) member for a DIT-funded project on Cloud Interoperability. She organized a Symposium on Cloud Computing and Digital Forensics (SoC-D 2015) on September 4, 2015 in BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus. As part of the funded project on Cloud Forensics, Prof. Geetha organized a tech showcase event on January 30th, 2017 at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus. Titled "Unveiling CFIT: Cloud Forensic Investigator Toolkit - A Technology Showcase", the event was aimed at bringing out the design and development aspects of CFIT.
Prof. Geetha got elevation to Senior Member Grade, IEEE from February, 2018. 
A research article written by Prof. Geetha and Dr K P Krishnakumar titled “Detecting misinformation in online social networks using cognitive psychology”, was cited in a book “Truth Decay: An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life”, authored by Jennifer Kavanagh and Michael Rich and published in January 2018. The research paper titled “An Efficient Secure Data Aggregation Technique for Internet of Things Network: An Integrated Approach Using DB-MAC and Multi-path Topology” and co-authored by Prof. Geetha and Sruthi Sagi has been cited in a paper in the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, June 2017 Edition. 
Prof. Geetha has been in the forefront of technical activities at BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus. She has been the Faculty Advisor for Computer Science Association during 2008-2011. Presently she is the IEEE Student Branch Counselor, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus. She is also the Coordinator for the Linux User Group, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus. Prof. Geetha is a Senior Member, IEEE; Member, IEEE Computer Society and Member, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. She is also a Professional Member, ACM. She was the Organizing Committee Member for the IEEE INDICON Conference conducted in BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus during December 16 - 18, 2011. Prof. Geetha was the Publicity Co-Chair for the IEEE Prime Asia Conference hosted by BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus during December 5-7, 2012. She was the Organizing Committee Member for the Workshop on Advances in Image Processing and Applications held in BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus during October 26 - 27, 2013. She was in the Organizing Committee for the National Seminar on Indian Space Technology - Present and Future (NSIST-2014) held at BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus on 1st May, 2014. 

Prof. Geetha has given many guest lectures and tutorial sessions on topics in emerging areas such as Internet of Things (IoT) security, cyber security, cloud computing and cloud security. She has been a member of  the Technical Program Committees of various IEEE International Conferences. Prof. Geetha is a reviewer for many top-notch journals like Elsevier. An extract from her research paper 'A taxonomy for modelling and analysis of diffusion of (mis)information in social networks', was selected for a press release on 'Semantic attacks in online social media'.
Prof. Geetha presented a Tutorial Session on “Cloud Based Malware Mitigation Techniques for Securing Internet of Things Environment”, at the 11th IEEE International Conference on Advanced  Networks and Telecommunications Systems (IEEE ANTS) 2017, on December 17, 2017 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
Symposium Chair:
Symposium on Cloud Computing and Digital Forensics (SoC-D 2015)
Organizing Chair:
Unveiling CFIT: Cloud Forensic Investigator Toolkit -  A Technology Showcase Event (31st January, 2017)
Citation of Journal Article: 
Contact Details:
Prof. G Geethakumari
Associate Professor & Head of the Dept, 
Dept. of Computer Science and Information Systems
BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.
Senior Member, IEEE.
Professional Member, ACM. 
Member, IEEE Computer Society.
Member, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. 
Office Phone: 040 66303560

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