Dr. Pranav Mothabhau Pawar

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Network Security, Internet of Things (IoT), Applications of Artificial Intelligence, IoT/Cyber Security, Computer Networks, AI/ML for Cyber Security
BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus Dubai International Academic City  P. O. Box No. - 345055, Dubai, UAE Room no: 204

About Faculty

Dr. Pranav M. Pawar graduated in Computer Engineering from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Maharashtra, India, in 2005, received Master in Computer Engineering from Pune University, in 2007 and received PhD in Wireless Communication from Aalborg University, Denmark in 2016, his PhD thesis “Green and Secure Medium Access Control for Wireless Sensor Network” received a nomination for Best Thesis Award from Aalborg University, Denmark. Currently he is working as an Assistant Professor in Dept of Computer Science, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Dubai. Before to BITS he was a postdoctoral fellow at Bar-Ilan University, Israel during March 2019 to October 2020 in an area of Wireless Communication and Deep Leaning. He developed a deep Q-learning-based asymptotically optimal solution to the spectrum collaboration problem. He was the recipient of an outstanding postdoctoral fellowship from Israel Planning and Budgeting Committee and also the project funding from Israel Science Foundation. He worked as an Associate Professor at MIT ADT University, Pune from 2018-2019 and also as an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Technology, STES’s Smt. Kashibai Navale College of Engineering, Pune from 2008-2018. From 2006 to 2007, was working as System Executive in POS-IPC, Pune,  India. He received Recognition from Infosys Technologies Ltd. for contribution to Campus Connect Program and also received different funding for research and attending conferences at the international level. He published more than 80 papers at the national and international journal and conference of IEEE, Springer, and Elsevier. He received several funding at national and international level for conducting a research. He is also served as reviewer and TPC chair for several international conferences and journals.

Educational Qualifications

  • 2011-2016: Ph.D. (Wireless Communication), Aalborg University, Denmark
  • 2005-2007: Master of Engineering (Computer Engineering), University of Pune, Pune, India
  • 2001-2005: Bachelor of Technology (Computer Engineering), Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere, Raigad, India 

Professional Experience

  • October 2020 - till date: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus, Dubai, UAE
  • March 2019 - September 2020: Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Engineering, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • June 2018 to September 2019: Associate Professor, MIT-School of Engineering, MIT-ADT University, Pune, India
  • December 2016 - May 2018: Associate Professor, STES's Smt. Kashibai Navale College of Engineering, Pune, India
  • December 2007 - November 2016: Assistant Professor, STES's Smt. Kashibai Navale College of Engineering, Pune, India
  • June 2006 - November 2007: System Executive, POSCO-IPC, Pune, India