Associate Professor

Dr Ashok Kumar Pradhan 

Department of Computer Science Engineering


  1. Optical Communication and Networks
  2. Internet of Things (IoT)
  3. Cloud Computing



National Institute of Technology


National Institute of Technology


  • 2015 to 2016, Teaching Faculty | National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jamshedpur, India
  • 2016 to 2017, Lecturer | Thapar University (TU), Punjab, India

Research Interest

  • WDM is a promising technology for high-speed networks. Utilizing the theoretical backgrounds, including mathematical modelling and algorithmic design, to work on next generation high speed networks.
  • Routing, grooming and resource allocation in WDM optical networks in order to minimize the call blocking and optimal use of resources in the networks.
  • Scalable network infrastructure for smart cities or smart campus including minimization of cost with energy efficiency.
  • Design IoT architectures, protocols and algorithm for smart cities and smart campus

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2010-2014 – Institute Fellowship, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur, India
  • 2008- Qualify Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering conducted by MHRD, India


  • Life Member Since 2010
    Cryptology Research Society of India (CRSI), Membership ID L/0345

List of Publications

Book Chapters

  • Ashok Kumar Pradhan, Santosh Bhaskar and Priyanka, “IoT Cloud Network for Healthcare”, Cloud Network Management: An IOT based Framework, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA in 2020. (in press)

Refereed Journal Publications

  • Ashok Kumar Pradhan, Sayan Ghosh and Tanmay De, “ Multicast Protection and Grooming Scheme in Survivable WDM Optical Networks".  Journal of Optical Switching and Networking, Elsevier, vol-19, part-2, pp. 42-57, 2016.
  • Ashok Kumar Pradhan, Saurav Singhi, and Tanmay De, “Multicast Dynamic Traffic Grooming using Bin Packing Method in WDM Mesh Networks." Journal of Optical Switching and Networking, Elsevier, vol-23, pp. 40-51, 2016.
  • Ashok Kumar Pradhan and Bijoy Chand Chatterjee and Eiji Oki and Tanmay De, "Knapsack based Multicast Traffic Grooming for Optical Networks”. Journal of Optical Switching and Networking, Elsevier, vol-27, pp.  40-49, 2018.
  • Ashok Kumar Pradhan, Saurabh Araiyer and Tanmay De, “Design of Light-Tree based Multicast Traffic Grooming in WDM Mesh Networks." Journal of Optics, Springer, vol-43, no-4, pp. 330-340, 2014.
  • Ashok Kumar Pradhan, Subhendu Barat, Tanmay De, “A Heuristic Approach for Multicast Traffic Grooming in Optical WDM Mesh Networks." International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security (IJCNIS), pp. 39-47, vol. 6, no. 1, 2013.
  • Ashok Kumar Pradhan, Kunal Das, Atreye Ghosh and Tanmay De, “Resource Efficient Multicast Traffic Grooming in WDM Mesh Networks." Journal of High Speed Networks, IOS Press, vol-22, no-2, pp. 95-111, 2016.
  • Ashok Kumar Pradhan, Saurabh Keshri, Kunal Das and Tanmay De, “A heuristic Approach based on Dynamic Multicast Traffic Grooming in WDM Mesh Networks." Journal of Optics, Springer, pp. 51-61, vol-46, Issue-1, 2017.

International Conferences Publications

  • Ashok Kumar Pradhan and Tanmay De, “Multicast Traffic Grooming based Light-Tree in WDM Mesh Networks." First International Conference on Computational Intelligence: Modelling, vol 10, pp. 900 – 909, Elsevier, 2013.
  • Ashok Kumar Pradhan and Tanmay De, “Multicast Traffic Grooming in Sparse Splitting WDM Mesh Networks." International Conference in Advances in Computing Communication and Control (ICAC3), vol 361, pp 444-458, Springer, 2012.
  • Subhendu Barat, Amit Kumar, Ashok Kumar Pradhan, and Tanmay De. “A Light-forest  Approach for QoS Multicasting inWDMNetworks." 7th International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS-2012), pp. 1-6, IEEE Explore, 2012.
  • Subhendu Barat, Ashok Kumar Pradhan, and Tanmay De, “ A Cost Efficient Multicast Routing and Wavelength Assignment in WDM Mesh Networks." 10th International Conference on Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management  Application, Communications in Computer and Information Science, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, vol-245, pp. 65-73, Springer, 2011.
  • Subhendu Barat, Ashok Kumar Pradhan, and Tanmay De, “A Genetic Algorithm for Multicasting in Resource Constraint WDM Mesh Networks", 7th International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS-2012), pp. 1-6, IEEE Explore, 2013.
  • Ashok Kumar Pardhan and Tanmay De, “Survivable of Multicast Traffic Grooming Against Single Link Failures inWDMMesh Networks", Fifth International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT), ISBN 978-1-4799-2258-1, Chennai, February 17-19, IEEE Explore, PP.250-255, 2014.
  • Ashok Kumar Pardhan, Kunal Das and Tanmay De, “ Multicast Traffic Grooming and Survivability in WDM Mesh Networks", Second International Conference on Signal Processing and Integrated Systems & Networks, Noida, Feb 19-20, IEEE Explore, PP. 1020-1025, 2015
  • Santosh Bhaskar and Ashok Kumar Pradhan, “SHPI: Smart Healthcare System for Patients in ICU using IoT” in 2019 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (IEEE ANTS-2020) (in press).


  • Ashok Kumar Pradhan, Bhaskara Santosh, Sandeep Saxena, S.Balamurugan, Rajiv Kumar, Gaurav Kumar Rajput and Vimal Kumar.
    A Novel Secure Architecture Model for Smart and User Friendly Banking System
    Staus: Published
    Application number 201941049454
  • Ashok Kumar Pradhan, Sandeep Saxena, Gaurav Kumar Rajput, Renu Mishra, Tushar Mehrotra, Rishabh, Vimal Kumar.
    Smart Military Equipment Logistic System Using Blockchain Technology
    Staus: Published
    Application number 202011002478.
  • Ashok Kumar Pradhan, Umakanta Nanda Arghya Biswas, Subhodeep Chatterjee, Sandeep Saxena, Dileep Kumar Yadav, Aatif Jamshed, Gaurav Kumar Rajput.
    Cybernetic Plant
    Staus: Published
    Application number 202041009615

Funded Projects

  • Project Title: A Scalable Secure Architecture Model for privacy and Performance in IoT
    Project Leader: Dr. Ashok Kumar Pradhan
    Sanctioning Authority: SERB-TARE (TAR/2019/000286)
    Project Fund: approx. 18 Lakh Rupees

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