Assistant Professor

Dr. Kshira Sagar Sahoo

Department of Computer Science and Engineering


  1. Software Defined Networks
  2. Edge Computing
  3. Distributed Computing



ITER, Bhubaneswar (Currently S’o’A Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar,
B. Tech.


Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur,
M. Tech


National Institute of Technology, Rourkela,


  • 2019 March – 2021 Jan, Assistant Professor, VNRVJIET, 500090, India. (An autonomous institute under JNTU Hyderabad)
  • 2018 Aug – 2019 Feb, Assistant Professor, MITS, AP, India. (An autonomous institute under JNTU Anantapur)

Research Interest

  • Security and scalability of control and data plane in SDN, SD-IoT network.
  • Designing IDS using robust machine learning techniques.
  • Load balancing in Edge computing system.

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2014 – NET Qualified in Computer Science and Applications in 2014, June – UGC.
  • 2017-Got Travel grant from ICDCN for attending and presenting paper in ICDCN Doctoral Symposium, 2017 at IDRBT, Hyderabad, India
  • 2017, Got Travel grant from NIT, Rourkela for attending and presenting a paper in IEEE TENCON, 2017 at Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2014, Best poster presentation award in ICHPCA,2014 (IEEE Conference)
  • 2010 – 2012, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) Qualified in Computer Science.


  • IEEE Computer Society, Member
  • Institute of Engineers, Associate Member


  • SDN-assisted DDoS Defence Framework for Internet of Multimedia Things, Kshira Sagar Sahoo, D. Puthal, Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications, ACM , vol.16, pp.1-18, 2020
  • An Evolutionary SVM Model for DDOS Attack Detection in Software Defined Networks, Kshira Sagar Sahoo, B.K.Tripathy, S.Naik, S. Ramasubbareddy, M.Khari, D. Burgos, ACCESS, IEEE, vol.8, pp. 132502—132513, 2020.
  • A Smart Cloud Service Management Algorithm for Vehicular Clouds, S.K.Pande, S.K.Panda, S. Das, M. Alazab,Kshira Sagar Sahoo, A.Nayaar, Transactions on Intelligent Transport System, IEEE , vol.xx, pp.1-12, 2020.
  • Energy-Aware Task Allocation for Multi-Cloud Networks, S. K. Mishra, S. Mishra, A. Alsayat, N Z Jhanjhi, M. Humayun, Kshira Sagar Sahoo, A. Kr Luhach Access, IEEE, vol.xx,, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3026875, ISSN: 2169-3536, 2020.
  • CAVMS: Application-Aware Cloudlet Adaption and VM Selection Framework for Multi-Cloudlet Environment, S. Ramasubbareddy , S. Ramasamy , Kshira Sagar Sahoo, Q. Pham,N. Dao, System Journals, IEEE , pp.1-9, 2020.
  • SDCF: A software-defined Cyber Foraging Framework for Cloudlet Environment, Nithya, S., M. Sangeetha, KN Apinaya Prethi, Kshira Sagar Sahoo, Sanjaya Kumar Panda, and Amir H. Gandomi, Transactions on Network and Service Management IEEE, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 2423-2435, 2020.
  • A virtual execution platform for OpenFlow controller using NFV, B. K. Tripathy, Kshira Sagar Sahoo, A.K. Luhach, N.Z. Jhanjhi, and S.K. Jena Journal of King Saud University-Computer and Information Sciences.Elsevier, 2020.
  • Improving end-users utility in software-defined wide area network systems, Kshira Sagar Sahoo, P. Mishra, M. Tiwary, S. Ramasubbareddy, A.H. Gandomi, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 17(2), pp. 696-707,2019.
  • ESMLB: Efficient Switch Migration-Based Load Balancing for Multicontroller SDN in IoT. Kshira Sagar Sahoo et al., IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 7(7), pp. 5852-5860, 2019.
  • RTSM: response time optimisation during switch migration in software-defined wide area network. Kshira Sagar Sahoo, M. Tiwary, B. Sahoo, B. Mishra, S. RamaSubbaReddy, Somula and A. K. Luhach, IET Wireless Sensor Systems, vol. 10(3), pp. 105-111, 2019
  • Toward secure software-defined networks against distributed denial of service attack. Kshira Sagar Sahoo, S. Panda, B. Sahoo, S., Sahoo, R. Dash, The Journal of Supercomputing, vol. 75(8), pp. 4829-4874,2019.
  • CAMD: a switch migration based load balancing framework for software defined networks. Kshira Sagar Sahoo, B. Sahoo, IET Networks, vol. 8(4), pp. 264-271, 2019.
  • An early detection of low rate DDoS attack to SDN based data center networks using information distance metrics. Kshira Sagar Sahoo et al., Future Generation Computer Systems, vol. 89, pp. 685-697, 2018
  • On the placement of controllers in software-defined-WAN using meta-heuristic approach. Kshira Sagar Sahoo et al., Journal of Systems and Software, vol. 145, pp. 180-194, 2018
  • Response time optimization for cloudlets in mobile edge computing. M. Tiwary, D. Puthal, K.S. Sahoo, B. Sahoo, L.T. Yang, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, vol. 119, pp. 81-91, 2018.
  • DSSDN: Demand‐supply based load balancing in Software‐Defined Wide‐Area Networks. Kshira Sagar Sahoo, M. Tiwary, B. Sahoo, R. Dash, and K. Naik, International Journal of Network Management, Wiley, vol. 28(4), pp. e2022, 2017.
  • CPS: a dynamic and distributed pricing policy in cyber foraging systems for fixed state cloudlets. M. Tiwary, K. S. Sahoo, B. Sahoo, R. Misra. Computing, vol. 99(5), pp. 447-463, 2016.
  • Improving resiliency in SDN using routing tree algorithms. Kshira Sagar Sahoo, B. Sahoo, R. Dash, and B.K. Mishra International Journal of Knowledge Discovery in Bioinformatics (IJKDB), vol. 7(1), pp. 42-57, 2016.
  • An Auction based Edge Resource Allocation Mechanism for IoT-enabled Smart Cities. S. Sahoo, Kshira Sagar Sahoo, B. Sahoo, and A. H. Gandomi,.IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI). IEEE, 2020.
  • Swarm Intelligent Based Feature Selection for Intrusion and Detection System in Cloud Infrastructure. Ravindranath, S. Ramasamy, R. Somula, Kshira Sagar Sahoo and A.H. Gandomi, IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, (WCCI), 2020
  • A Machine Learning Approach for Predicting DDoS Traffic in Software Defined Networks, Kshira Sagar Sahoo, A. Iqbal, P. Maiti, B. Sahoo, In 17th International Conference
    on Information Technology (ICIT), IEEE ,2018.
  • A Learning Automatabased DDoS Attack Defense Mechanism in Software Defined Networks; Kshira Sagar Sahoo, M.Tiwary, S. Sahoo, B.D Sahoo, R. Dash, In 24th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing & Networking (MobiCom), ACM, 2018.
  • Detection of High Rate DDoS Attack From Flash Events Using Information Metrics in Software Defined Networks; Kshira Sagar Sahoo, M.Tiwary, Bibhudatta Sahoo, In 10th International Conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworkS (COMSNETS),IEEE,2018
  • Detection of Control Layer DDoS Attack using Entropy metrics in SDN: An Empirical Investigation; Kshira Sagar Sahoo, Manikanta Vankayala, Bibhudatta Sahoo, and Ratnakar Dash, In 9th International Conference on Advanced Computing (ICoAC),IEEE,2017.
  • Introducing Network Multi-tenancy for cloud based Enterprise Resource Planning - IoT Applications; M. Tiwary, S. Kumar, D. Puthal, Kshira Sagar Sahoo,B.D. Sahoo. In 27th
    IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics Cairns, Australia,2018
  • Video Delivery Services in Media Cloud with Abandonment: An Analytical Approach. Sampa Sahoo,Kshira Sagar Sahoo,Bibhudatta Sahoo, and A.K.Turuk. In IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems ,IEEE,2017.
  • Metaheuristic Solutions for Solving Controller Placement Problem in SDN-based WAN Architecture. Kshira Sagar Sahoo et al., In 8th International Conference on Data Communication Networking, Setubal-Portugal,(2017).
  • Solving Multi-Controller Placement Problem in Software Defined Network. Kshira Sagar Sahoo, Bibhudatta Sahoo, Ratnakar Dash, and Mayank Tiwary. In 15th International Conference on Information Technology(ICIT),IEEE,2016.
  • "Network Virtualization: Network Resource Management in Cloud." Resource Management
    and Efficiency in Cloud Computing Environments (2016),ISBN10: 1522517219,
    DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1721-4.ch010
  • "Metaheuristic Approaches to Task Consolidation Problem in the Cloud." Resource Management and Efficiency in Cloud Computing Environments (2016), ISBN10: 1522517219,
    DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1721-4.ch007.
  • DDoS Threats and Defence Mechanisms in Software Defined Networks: A Layer-wise Review,
    Handbook of E-Business Security published by CRC Press,2018, ISBN: 13: 978-1-138-
    57130-3 (Hardback).
  • Security Issues in Distributed Computation for Big Data Analytics", Handbook of EBusiness
    Security published by CRC Press,2018, ISBN: 13: 978-1-138-57130-3 (Hardback).
  • K shira Sagar Sahoo, B.D.Sahoo, B.K.Mishra. "Software-Defined Networking for the Future Internet Technology: Concepts and Applications", Apple Academic Press, Exclusive co-publishing with CRC press. Publication Date: July,2020, ISBN: 9781771889865
  • Intelligent Monitoring and Management of Irrigation in Agricultural Fields, File No: 201931014953, on April 13, 2020, Indian Patent, Published
  • Digital Imaging Methods And System For Processing Agar Plate Images For Automated Diagnostics, File No: 2020103713, Australian Patent, (Granted on Feb 3, 2021)