Dr. Manju

Assistant Professor

Specialization

Computer Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks, Microprocessor, Microcontrollers, Discrete Mathematics

Email

manju.khurana@thapar.edu

Specialization

Computer Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks, Microprocessor, Microcontrollers, Discrete Mathematics

Email

manju.khurana@thapar.edu

 

Contact No.

8824955448

Biography

Dr. Manju is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science & Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (TIET), Patiala (Punjab). She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science with specialization in Energy Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks from Mody University of Science and Technology, Lakshmangarh (Rajasthan) and M.Tech. in Computer Science from Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan and B.E. in Computer Science & Engineering from MDU, Rohtak. She completed her Ph.D. as a Research Scholar for a project sponsored by ISRO. In her research, she developed an energy-efficient network protocol for a densely deployed wireless sensor network which enhances both network life and its performance. She has ten years of teaching experience. Manju has authored several research Papers in reputed international/national journals and conference/seminar proceedings and supervised M.Tech. Dissertations. She is a Faculty Coordinator of B.E. (CSBS) course in TIET, Patiala. Her research interest focuses on Computer Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks, Microprocessor & Microcontrollers and Discrete Mathematics.

Publications and other Research Outputs

SCI and Scopus:

  1. Manju Khurana, Shivendra Shivani, Shailendra Tiwari, Bhisham Sharma, Mohammad S Obaidat,” Optimized Time Synchronized Multilayer MAC Protocol for WSN Using Relay Nodes,” Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks, Old City Publishing, 2020, impact factor=0.851. [Accepted]
  2. Manju Khurana, M. K. Jha," Performance Evaluation of Time Synchronized Multi-Layer-MAC Protocol," Recent Patents on Engineering, Volume 13, Issue 3, Pages 249-255, July 2019.
  3. Manju Khurana, Ranjana Thalore, Vikas Raina, Manish Kumar Jha, "Improved Time Synchronization in ML-MAC for WSN Using Relay Nodes," International Journal of Electronics and Communication (AEÜ), Elsevier Publication, Volume 69, Issue 11, Pages 1622-1626, November 2015, impact factor=2.924.
  4. Manju Khurana, M. K. Jha," Network Lifetime Evaluation for Grid ML-MAC Protocol," International Journal of Sensors, Wireless Communications and Control, Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 59-65, July 2013.
  5. Ranjana Thalore, Jyoti Sharma, Manju Khurana, Manish Kumar Jha," QoS evaluation of energy-efficient ML-MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks," International Journal of Electronics and Communications, Elsevier Publication, Volume 67, Issue 12, Pages 1048–1053, December 2013, impact factor=2.924.
  6. Manju Khurana, Jyoti, Ranjana Thalore, M. K. Jha," Direction Determination in Wireless Sensor Networks using Grid Topology," Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence (JETWI), Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 166-170, May 2013, impact factor=1.24.

Publications in International Conferences:

  1. Nitin Dang, Manju Khurana, Shailendra Tiwari, “MirGAN: Medical Image Reconstruction using Generative Adversarial Networks,” 5th International Conference on Computing, Communication and Security (ICCCS-2020), October 14-16, 2020. [Communicated]
  2. Nitin Bakshi, Shivendra Shivani, Shailendra Tiwari, Manju Khurana,” Optimized Z-buffer using Divide and Conquer for Visual Surface Detection,” International Conference on Innovations in Computational Intelligence and Computer Vision (ICICV-2020), January 17-19, 2020. [Accepted]
  3. Yadunath Pathak, Dheeraj Agarwal, Shailendra Tiwari, Manju Khurana,” CT Image Reconstruction using Fourth-order PDE based AD Regularization,” International Conference on Image Information Processing (ICIIP-2019), Pages 161-166, November 15-17, 2019.
  4. Radhika Maheshwari, Manju and Thoudam Paraskumar Singh,” Security and Privacy in Smart Grid,” International Conference on Recent Trends in Renewable Energy and Smart Grid (ICRRESG-2017), Pages 219-225, February 24-25, 2017.
  5. Ranjana Thalore, Manju Khurana, M. K. Jha, “Performance Comparison of 2D and 3D Zigbee Wireless Sensor Networks,” Springer International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development (ICT4SD-2015), Pages 215-222, July 3-4, 2015.
  6. Manju Khurana, Ranjana Thalore, Vikas Raina, M. K. Jha," Energy Modelling of ML-MAC Wireless Sensor Network Protocol," ACM International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Competitive Strategies (ICTCS-14), November 14-16, 2014.
  7. Ranjana Thalore, Manju Khurana, M. K. Jha, “Optimized ML-MAC for Energy-Efficient Wireless Sensor Network Protocol,” IEEE International Conference on the Next Generation Information Technology Summit (CONFLUENCE-14), Pages 396 - 400, September 25-26, 2014.
  8. Akanksha Agrawal, Kavita Kumari, Varttika Gautam, Manju, Ranjana Thalore, M. K. Jha ," Effects of Drift in Time Synchronization in Nodes on Performance of WSN," International Conference on Advances in Electronic and Electrical Engineering (AIEEE-13), September 7-9, 2013.
  9. Jyoti, Ranjana Thalore, Manju, Urvashi Singh, M. K. Jha, “Review on Recent Energy Efficient Techniques in Wireless Sensor Networks,” International Conference on Telecommunication and Networks (TELNET-13), February 27-28, 2013.
  10. Ranjana Thalore, Jyoti, Manju, M. K. Jha, “Comparison of S-MAC Protocol with Other Energy Efficient Protocols,” International Conference on Technical and Executive Innovation in Computing and Communication (TEICC-12), December 27-28, 2012.
  11. Jyoti, Ranjana Thalore, Manju, M. K. Jha, “Duty Cycle Based Energy Efficient MAC Protocols: A Study for Wireless Sensor Network,” International Conference on Technical and Executive Innovation in Computing and Communication (TEICC-12), December 27-28, 2012.
  12. Manju, Kamal, Rohit Bajaj, “Tool for Automation in Design of Electron Gun and PPM Focusing using Visual C++,” IEEE International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing (PDGC-12), December 6-8, 2012.
  13. Manju, Sarla, Rekha Kumari, Rajendra, “General Discussion on Architecture of Pervasive Computing,” International Conference on Sports Biomechanics & Emerging Technologies, March 17-18, 2012.
  14. Rekha Kumari, Manju, Kamal, “Delay –Tolerant Network Routing Approaches: A Survey,” International Conference on Sports Biomechanics & Emerging Technologies, March 17-18, 2012.
  15. Manju, Kamal, Rajender Singh, “Adhoc Network Routing Protocols: An Overview,” International Conference on VLSI Communication and Networks (VCAN-11), December 24-25, 2011.
  16. Kamal, Manju, Lokesh Pawar, “Opportunistic Network Environment: An Overview,” International Conference on VLSI Communication and Networks (VCAN-11), December 24-25, 2011.
  17. Manju, Kamal, Rajender Singh, “Tool for Automation in Design of Electron Gun and PPM Focusing using EGUN Software,” International Conference on Global Trends in Technology: Impact on Industry and Society (IGTT-11), October 15-16, 2011.
  18. Kamal, Manju, Rajender Singh, “Hierarchical Location Service,” International Conference on Global Trends in Technology: Impact on Industry and Society (IGTT-11), October 15-16, 2011.

Publications in National Conferences:

  1. Manju Khurana, Manish Kumar Jha,” Analysis of Planarization in Wireless Sensor Networks in IEEE 802.11,” IEEE National Conference on Computing and Informatics (NCCI-15), Mody University of Science and Technology, Lakshmangarh, December 2-3, 2015.
  2. Pooja Chowdhary, Manju Khurana, Manish Kumar Jha,” Noise factor improved Temperature Compensated Time Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Network,” IEEE National Conference on Computing and Informatics (NCCI-15), Mody University of Science and Technology, Lakshmangarh, December 2-3, 2015.
  3. Yashpal Tada, Manju, Vikram Singh," Variations in rounds keeping same density in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous LEACH," National Conference on Innovative Trends in Computer Science Engineering (ITCSE-15), BRCM College of Engineering & Technology, Bahal, 4 April, 2015.
  4. Yashpal Tada, Manju, Vikram Singh," Effects of keeping the same density in Heterogeneous and Homogeneous LEACH," National Conference on Innovative Trends in Computer Science Engineering (ITCSE-15), BRCM College of Engineering & Technology, Bahal, 4 April, 2015.
  5. Kavita Kumari, Manju, Ranjana Thalore, Vikas Raina, M. K. Jha, " Enhancement of lifetime using relay nodes in wireless sensor networks," National Conference on Future Trends in Communication and Computation Techniques (NCCT-13), SelaQui Academy of Higher Education, Dehradun, 22 November, 2013.
  6. Varttika Gautam, Manju, Ranjana Thalore, Vikas Raina, M. K. Jha, "Effects of Drifts on Synchronized and Unsynchronized Wireless Sensor Network," National Conference on Future Trends in Communication and Computation Techniques (NCCT-13), SelaQui Academy of Higher Education, Dehradun, 22 November, 2013.
  7. Manju, Kamal Dhanda, Harish Bedi, Rajender, “Design of Compiler for Mobile Environment: An Overview,” National Conference on Knowledge Discovery & Network Security (KDNS-11), OM Institute of Technology & Management, Hisar, February 26 – 27, 2011.
  8. Kamal Dhanda, Manju, Pallavi, Rajender, “Data Mining and Pattern Analysis in Web Usages Mining,” National Conference on Knowledge Discovery & Network Security (KDNS-11), OM Institute of Technology & Management, Hisar, February 26 – 27, 2011.
  9. Manju, Kamal Dhanda, Harish Bedi, “Real-Time Scheduling Method: An Overview,” National Conference on Emerging Trends (NCETEC-10), BRCM College of Engineering & Technology, December 24 – 25, 2010.
  10. Kamal Dhanda, Manju, Harish Bedi, “Predictive-Hierarchical Location Service for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks,” National Conference on Emerging Trends (NCETEC-10), BRCM College of Engineering & Technology, December 24 – 25, 2010.

Book Chapters

  1. Ritu Gothwal, Shailendra Tiwari, Shivendra Shivani and Manju Khurana, “Progressive Advancements on Security Challenges, Issues and Solutions in eHealth Systems,” Intelligent Data Security Solutions for e-Health Applications, Elsevier (Indexed in Scopus). [Accepted]
  2. Shailendra Tiwari, Nitin Dang, Manju Khurana, K.V. Arya,” Recent advancements in Medical Imaging: A Machine Learning Approach,” Machine Learning for Intelligent Multimedia Analytics: Techniques and Applications, Springer Indexed in Scopus). [Accepted]

Description of Research Interests

  • Microprocessor Based Systems Design
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Analysis and Designing of Algorithms
  • Compiler Designing
  • Network Security
  • Distributed Operating System
  • System Programming
  • Computer Networks
  • Client/Server Computing

Workshop/Conferences Attended/Organized

  1. Attended International Conference as a Session Chair on Innovations in Computational Intelligence and Computer Vision (ICICV-2020), Springer conducted at Manipal University, Jaipur from 17th-19th January, 2020.
  2. Attended Faculty Development Program for the course on Computer Science & Business Systems designed by Tata Consultancy Services conducted at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata from 15th -17th July, 2019.
  3. Attended Faculty Development Program conducted by Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala from 15th-17th May, 2018.
  4. Attended Faculty Development Program on Strength finder knowing yourself conducted by Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala from 12th-13th March, 2018.
  5. Completed a 4-week online course Beginning SQL: A Simplified Approach authorized under Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) and Thapar University, Patiala sponsored Research Project offered through Future Learn Platform.
  6. Attended Faculty Development Program on Emotional Intelligence & Team Dynamics / Collaboration conducted by Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala from 14th-15th December, 2017.
  7. Completed a 4-week online course MOOC Life Cycle authorized under Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) and Thapar University, Patiala sponsored Research Project offered through Future Learn Platform.
  8. Attended a workshop on Development of MOOCs under research project Innovative Research in Pedagogy for Mini-MOOCs blended with Instruction Strategies to Enhance Quality of Higher Education Sponsored by Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) and Thapar University, Patiala from 9th- 10th September, 2017.
  9. Attended Faculty Induction & Orientation Program conducted by Thapar University, Patiala from 18th - 22nd September, 2017.
  10. Delivered lectures and supervised Laboratory sessions in two days workshop on LateX conducted by College of Arts, Science and Humanities (CASH), Mody University of Science and Technology, Lakshmangarh (Sikar) from 21st -22nd April 2017.
  11. Attended short term course on MATLAB and its Hardware Interface conducted by NITTTR (Chandigarh) from January 11, 2016- January 15, 2016.
  12. Participated in two week ISTE STTP on Introduction to Design of Algorithms conducted by IIT Kharagpur from April 27, 2015- May 30, 2015 with an Excellent Grade.
  13. Organized a three-day national workshop on Cloud Computing and Big Data from 18th -20th April, 2015 by College of Engineering & Technology, Mody University of Science and Technology, Lakshmangarh.
  14. Attended Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) on 10th January 2015 by Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Mody University of Science and Technology, Lakshmangarh.
  15. Participated in two week ISTE workshop on Computer Programming conducted by IIT Bombay from May 20, 2014- June 21, 2014.
  16. Participated in AICTE recognized short term course on Induction Training Program certified through NITTTR Chandigarh from February 24, 2014- February 28, 2014.

Achievements

  • Attained 5th rank in university in B.E. 6th semester.
  • Attained 1st rank in 12th standard at District level.

Technical Skills

  • Languages: Basic concepts of C, C++, Visual C++ 6.0, HTML, JAVA.
  • Platforms: Windows, Linux.
  • Packages: MSOffice, Open-Office.
  • Tools: LateX, QualNet 6.0.