Dr. Neeraj Kumar

Professor & Dean DCT


Networks and Cryptography




Networks and Cryptography





Prof. Neeraj Kumar  (SMIEEE)  (2019, 2020 highly-cited researcher from WoS) is working as a Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (Deemed to be University), Patiala (Pb.), India.  He is also adjunct professor at various organizations in India and abroad. He has published more than 600 technical research papers (DBLP Link) in top-cited journals and conferences which are cited more than 35600 times from well-known researchers across the globe with current h-index of 106 (Google Scholar Link). He is highly cited researcher in 2019, 2020, 2021 in the list released by Web of Science (WoS). He has guided many research scholars leading to Ph.D. (16)  and M.E./M.Tech (24). His research is supported by funding from various competitive agencies across the globe.  His broad research areas are Green computing and Network management, IoT, Big Data Analytics, Deep learning and cyber-security.  He has also edited/authored 10 books with International/National Publishers like IET, Springer, Elsevier, CRC. Security and Privacy of Electronic Healthcare Records: Concepts, paradigms and solutions (ISBN-13: 978-1-78561-898-7)Machine Learning for cognitive IoT, CRC Press, Blockchain, Big Data and Machine learning, CRC Press,  Blockchain Technologies across industrial vertical, ElsevierMultimedia Big Data Computing for IoT Applications: Concepts, Paradigms and Solutions (ISBN: 978-981-13-8759-3), Proceedings of First International Conference on Computing, Communications, and Cyber-Security (IC4S 2019) (ISBN 978-981-15-3369-3). Probabilistic Data Structures for Blockchain based IoT Applications, CRC Press.  One of the edited text-book entitled, "Multimedia Big Data Computing for IoT Applications: Concepts, Paradigms, and Solutions” published in Springer in 2019 is having 3.5 million downloads till 06 June 2020. It attracts attention of the researchers across the globe (Link).  He is serving as editors of ACM Computing Survey, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, IEEE Transaction on Intelligent Transportation Systems,  Elsevier Computer Communication,  Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems. Also, he has organized various special issues of journals of repute from IEEE, Elsevier, Springer.  He has been a workshop chair at IEEE Globecom 2018, IEEE Infocom 2020 (Link) and IEEE ICC 2020 (Link) and track chair of Security and privacy of IEEE MSN 2020 (Link). He is also TPC Chair and member for various International conferences such as IEEE MASS 2020, IEEE MSN2020. He has won the best papers award from IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE ICC 2018, Kansas-city in 2018, IEEE IWCMC, JNCA Elsevier, IEEE ANTS 2022. He won the best researcher award from TIET, Patiala, India every year from last eight consecutive years.


Research Projects

1.Title : To Investigate the Constrained Optimized Routing and Channel Assignment for the Next Generation Urban Monitoring System using Wireless Mesh Networks.

Funding Agency : UGC; Cost : 6 Lakhs>Duration : 2012-2014Status : Completed

2. Title : Collaborative Mobility aware Data Dissemination in Vehicular Adhoc Networks.

Funding Agency :TCS Innovation Lab; Cost : 14.30 Lakhs>Duration : 2012-2016Status : Completed

3. Title : Electric vehicle charging station as a voltage and frequency regulator, within the real time capability of the EVs available,in presence of intermittent renewable energy sources

Funding Agency : DST, PI : Dr. Mukesh Singh, Co-PI : Dr. Neeraj kumar, Amount :1.69 crore, Duration: 2016-2019

4. Title : Energy Management of Smart Home using Cloud infrastructure-A Utility Perspective

Funding Agency : CSIR, PI :Dr. Neeraj Kumar, Co-PI : Dr. Mukesh Singh, Amount : 21 Lakhs, Duration: 2016-2019

5. Title : Frequency Support Oriented Efficient Scheduling Mechanism for Data Centers and Electric Vehicles in Smart City

Funding Agency : TCS Innovation Labs, PI :Dr. Neeraj Kumar, Co-PI : Dr. Mukesh Singh, Amount : 18,70,000, Duration: 2016-2020

6. Title : QoS-aware Energy Management Scheme for Self-Sustainable Data Centers using Renewable Energy Sources

Funding Agency : DST-India-Austria Joint Research Collaborative Project proposal, PI :Dr. Neeraj Kumar, Co-PI : Gagangeet Singh, Amount : Approx. 15 Lakhs, Duration:2017-2018

7. Title : An Efficient Software Defined Network (SDN)-based Framework for Big Data Processing in Cloud Data Center

Funding Agency : DST-India-Poland Joint Research Collaborative Project proposal, PI :Dr. Neeraj Kumar, Co-PI : Dr. Raman Singh, Amount : Approx. 18 Lakhs, Duration:2017-2018

Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies

  • Member of IEEE
  • ComSOC

Publications and other Research Outputs:

More than 150 research publications in top-tier journals and conferences in the area of communications, security and cryptography.

Awards and Honours

First position holder at PG level.

Grant recipient from various organizations in India and abroad for collaborative research.

Description of Research Interests

Distributed systems, Security and cryptography.

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