Prof. Chittaranjan Hota  

Senior Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Information Systems

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Dist.-Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India

Professional Activities

Seminars Attended:
  • 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 Chairat 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.
PhD Thesis Examiner:
  • Anahita Namvar, School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, Nov 2023 (Title: Adversarial Machine Learning in IoT: Vulnerability Analysis and Robustness).
  • 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).
  • 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).

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, Working Group (Cyber Security Research and Development), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, New Delhi, India from Thirtieth May 2024 for a period of three years (2024 - 2027). 
  • Co-Chairman, Project Review Steering Group by MeitY (GoI) for the project "Malware and Malware-based Attack Detection using Statistical and Machine Learning Approaches" being implemented for a period of three years by Tezpur University, Assam (24th Jan 2024). 
  • 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.