Assistant Professor

Dr Hiren Kumar Thakkar

Department of Computer Science and Engineering


  1. Cloud Resource Management
  2. Healthcare Data Analytics
  3. Opinion Feature Mining



Sardar Patel University, Gujarat,


IIIT Bhubaneswar,


Chang Gung University, Taiwan,


  • 2019-2021 - Assistant Professor - Bennett University, Greater Noida, India.
  • 2018-2019 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Chang Gung University, Taiwan.
  • 2012-2014 - Assistant Professor - Charotar University of Science and Technology, Gujarat.

Research Interest

  • Multi-stage Virtual Network Embedding using Reinforcement Learning.
  • Resource and Network Aware Data Placement in Cloud Data Centres.
  • Real-time Monitoring and Detection of Cardiac Beats for Early Warning Detection.
  • Domain-specific opinion mining from unstructured data sources.

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2012 - GATE 2012 - Ministry of Education, India.
  • 2016-2017 - International Student Scholarship - Ministry of Education, Taiwan.
  • 2014-2018 - Full-time Graduate Scholarship - Chang Gung University, Taiwan


  • Member IEEE
  • Member ACM


  • Hiren Kumar Thakkar, Prasan Kumar Sahoo*, PranabMohanty, “DOFM: Domain-Specific Opinion Feature Miner for Robust Extractive Summarization”, Information Processing & Management, Elsevier, vol. 58, no. 03,, IF (2019): 4.78.
  • Hiren Kumar Thakkar, Chinmaya Kumar Dehury, Prasan Kumar Sahoo*, “'MUVINE: Multi-stage Virtual Network Embedding in Cloud Data Centers using Reinforcement Learning based Predictions'”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (SCI), vol. 38, no. 06, pp. 1058-1074, Apr. 08, doi: 10.1109/JSAC.2020.2986663, IF (2019): 11.42..
  • Hiren Kumar Thakkar, Wan-wen Liao, Ching-yi Wu, Yu-Wei Hsieh, Tsong-Hai Lee, "Predicting Clinically Significant Motor Function Improvement After Contemporary Task-oriented Interventions using Machine Learning Approaches", Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 17, 131, (2020), IF (2019): 3.519..
  • Hiren Kumar Thakkar, Prasan Kumar Sahoo*, “Towards Automatic and Fast Annotation of Seismocardiogram Signals using Machine Learning”, IEEE Sensors Journal (SCI), vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 2578-2589, 1 March1, 2020, doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2019.2951068, IF (2019): 3.073.
  • Prasan Kumar Sahoo*, Hiren Kumar Thakkar, “TLS: Traffic Load Based Scheduling Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks”, International Journal of AdHoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC), Mar, 2019 Vol.30, No.3, pp.150 – 160, doi: 10.1504/IJAHUC.2019.098461, IF (2019): 0.71.
  • Prasan Kumar Sahoo, Hiren Kumar Thakkar, Wen-Yen Lin, Po-Cheng Chang, and M.-Y. Lee*, “On the Design of an Efficient Cardiac Health Monitoring System Through Combined Analysis of ECG and SCG Signals”, Sensors (SCI), 18(02), 379, Feb., 2018, doi: 10.3390/s18020379, IF (2019): 3.275.
  • Prasan Kumar Sahoo, Hiren Kumar Thakkar, and M.-Y. Lee*, “Cardiac Early Warning System With Multi Channel SCG and ECG Monitoring for Mobile Health”, Sensors (SCI), 17(4), 711, Mar., 2017, doi:10.3390/s17040711. IF (2019): 3.275.
  • Prasan Kumar Sahoo, Hiren Kumar Thakkar, and I-shyan Hwang*, “Pre-Scheduled and Self Organized Sleep-Scheduling Algorithms for Efficient K-Coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks”, Sensors (SCI), 17(12), 2945, Dec., 2017, doi:10.3390/s17122945, IF (2019): 3.275.
  • Deepak Rai, Hiren Kumar Thakkar, Shyam Singh Rajput, “Performance characterization of Binary Classifiers for Automatic Annotation of Aortic Valve Opening in Seismocardiogram Signals”, 9th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Science (ICBBS 2020), October 11th - 13th, 2020, pp 77-82, doi: 10.1145/3431943.3431956, Xiamen, China. (Best Presentation Award).
  • Deepak Rai, Hiren Kumar Thakkar, Deepak Singh, HarshaVardhanBathala, "Machine Learning Assisted Automatic Annotation of Isovolumic Movement and Aortic Valve Closure Using Seismocardiogram Signals", 17th IEEE India Council International Conference (INDICON), New Delhi, December 11th - 13th, 2020.
  • Hiren Kumar Thakkar, Hrushikesh Shukla, SonaliPatil, (Accepted), "A comparative analysis of Machine Learning Classifiers for Heart Disease Prediction", 17th IEEE India Council International Conference (INDICON), New Delhi, December 11th - 13th, 2020.
  • Hrushikesh Shukla, SonaliPatil, Dewang Solanki, Lucky Singh, MayankSwarnkar, Hiren Kumar Thakkar, “On the Design of Supervised Binary Classifiers for Malware Detection using Portable Executable Files”, IEEE 9th International Advance Computing Conference (IACC 2019), Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Hrushikesh Shukla, SonaliPatil, Dewang Solanki, VenkatPatil, Rajesh Kulkarni, Hiren Kumar Thakkar, MayankSwarnkar, “A Method for malware detection using portable executable files”, India Patent (Application Number: 201921054366), (Under processing).

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