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Rajesh Kumar

Assistant Professor,
Department of Computer Science & Information Systems
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Pilani, (333 031) Rajasthan, INDIA
Office: New Academic Block
Room Number: 6120-C
Office: +91-1596-515-756

About me.

I obtained my PhD under the guidance of Prof. dr. Marielle Stoelinga and  Prof. dr. Arend Rensink at University of Twente, Netherlands. The title of my dissertation was “Truth or Dare: Quantitative security risk analysis via attack trees”. My PhD dissertation is available here. My PhD viva voice examination can be viewed at Vimeo from here.  I obtained my master in communication networks from Scuola Superiore Sant Anna, Pisa, Italy and Bachelor in electrical engineering from College of Technology and Engineering, Udaipur. I have more than 5 years of experience working in diverse settings, ranging from Fortune 500 companies (Schneider electric as Engineer-product application, Telecom Italia- Intern, Tata motors- Intern), Government companies (New India Assurance Company Limited - Administrative officer) to educational institutions (Sir Padampat Singhania University founded by J.K group). Prior to joining BITS, I was a software engineer in industrial cybersecurity divison at Croon wolter and Dros, Apeldoorn, Netherlands.  

I am a recipient of multiple scholarships (worth more than 2 crores) including prestigious Erasmus Mundus doctorate fellowship and Erasmus Mundus Master fellowship. Additionally, my master was funded by Indo-Italian chamber of commerce ( In past i have also received travel grants from DAAD, European space agency,  NATO (Germany) and FBK, Trento. My PhD was funded by European Union FP7 Trespass project. Throughout my academic career (Nursery to PhD), I have consistently ranked within the top 1% of the batch (mostly standing at Rank 1). I am a winner of several accolades, prizes and distinctions from multiple government, universities and state-sponsored  agencies.


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