Assistant Professor

Dr Manjula R 

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Interests

  1. Networks Security and Privacy
  2. WSN & IoT
  3. Machine Learning for Cybersecurity

Education

2002

Visvesvaraya Technological University
India
B. E.

2006

Visvesvaraya Technological University
India
M. Tech

2018

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
India
Ph.D.

Experience

  • Dec. 2019 – Till date, Asst. Prof. | SRM University AP, Amaravati, AP
  • Aug. 2018 – Nov. 2019, Professor | Ballari Institute of Technology and Management, Ballari, Karnataka
  • Sept. 2017 – July 2018, Assoc. Prof.| Ballari Institute of Technology and Management, Ballari, Karnataka
  • 2011-2016 - Teaching assistant at Network Design and Simulation Lab 1 and 2, practical | Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
  • Feb. 2009 – July 2011, Asst. Prof. | Ballari Institute of Technology and Management, Ballari, Karnataka
  • Jan. 2008 – Dec. 2008, Sr. Lecturer | Ballari Institute of Technology and Management, Ballari, Karnataka
  • July 2006 – Dec. 2007, Lecturer | Ballari Institute of Technology and Management, Ballari, Karnataka
  • Sept. 2002 – Sept. 2004, Lecturer | Ballari Institute of Technology and Management, Ballari, Karnataka

Research Interest

  • Traditionally, content secrecy and privacy of information i.e., the text or images is achieved through the use of cryptographic primitives such as encryption and decryption techniques. However, concealing contextual information, in networks, such as packet flow rate, frequency of the EM signals, timing of the network traffic, location of some important events etc., is not possible through cryptographic primitives. A separate treatment is necessary to secure such contextual information. Our research focuses on concealing all such contextual information so that it is hard to discern by the adversary, an application of Wireless Sensor Networks for monitoring endangered species. The emphasis is on:
    • Developing novel techniques to obfuscate the network traffic as to mitigate adversarial traffic analysis attacks
    • Design efficient and secure data aggregation techniques
    • Investigate the use of AI and Blockchain technologies to secure information

Professional Service

Various IEEE Positions Held So Far:
  • Jan. 2019 to Dec. 2019 - Member, Executive Committee, IEEE WiE Affinity Group Bangalore Section.
  • Oct. 2019 to Jan. 2020 - Faculty advisor & Chair for IEEE SIGHT Group, BITM, Ballari.
  • Sept. 2017 to Dec. 2019 - Branch Counsellor, IEEE Student Branch BITM, Ballari.
  • Sept. 2017 to Dec. 2019 - IEEE Coordinator, Student Branch BITM, Ballari.
  • 2015 - Interim Chair, IEEE Communication Society Student Chapter, IEEE Student Branch, IIT Kharagpur
  • 2014 - Vice Chair, IEEE WiE Affinity Group, IIT Kharagpur
  • 2013 & 2014 – Served as trainer during the short-term course on “Telecommunications Networks with State-of-the-Art Hands-on Experiments”, organized by the department of E&ECE, IIT Kharagpur, 8th - 13th July 2013 and 2nd July - 8th July 2014 (2 terms).
Reviewer:
  • 2019–present, IET Information Security.
  • 2017–present, IEEE Sensors Letters.
  • 2017–present, IET Science, Measurement & Technology.
  • 2016–present, Reviewer, Journal of Information Technology.
  • 2015–present, IETE Technical Review.
  • 2015–present, Journal of Internet Technology.
  • 2014–present, Subject Matte Expert reviewer for ISACAs Privacy Principles.
Volunteering Services (1993–present):
  • Served as proctor for IEEE Xtreme Coding competition, organized at BITM, Ballari, October 2018.
  • Served as volunteer during “IEEE Student Technology Symposium Techsym’16”, for IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group, IIT Kharagpur.
  • Served as G. Sec., Library at RLB Hall of residence, IIT Kharagpur during the year 2012-13.
  • Volunteered the following activities organized by IEEE Student Branch, IIT Kharagpur:
    o Workshop on Effective Writing and Latex (two terms)
    o Fundamentals of MATLAB
    o Hardware Hackathon, 15th and 16th of August 2015.
    o STAR events, 2014–2015 and 2015–2016.
  • Involved in GUIDES, YSM, and NSS activities (1993 to 2001).
Responsibilities Held for Various Technical Programs:
  • Local Organizing Chair, IEEE Student young Professional Women-in-Engineering and Life-member Congress (SYWLC’19) – an IEEE Flagship event, held at BITM, Ballari. 12th & 13th October 2019. Organized by IEEE Bangalore Section and hosted by BITM Ballari.
  • Convener for half a day IEEE event on “How to Publish Scholarly Article”, organized jointly by the department of ECE, BITM, Ballari and IEEE Xplore unit, 17th November 2017.
  • Organizing Committee Member, National Conference on Electronics and Communications - NCEC 2010, Ballari Institute of Technology and Management, Ballari. 2010.

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2020 - Outstanding Large Chapter award presented to WiE Affinity Group, in recognition of the outstanding contribution to the IEEE Bangalore Section in the year 2019. Presented by IEEE Bangalored Section during AGM, 5th January 2020. (Group award).
  • 2020 - Outstanding Medium Student Branch Counselor award for outstanding contribution to the IEEE Bangalore Section during 2019, presented by IEEE Bangalore Section, during AGM, 5th January 2020.
  • 2020 - Best Volunteer – GOLD award for outstanding contribution to IEEE Women in Engineering (WiE) Affinity Group, Bangalore Section during the year 2019, presented by IEEE WiE Affinity Group, Bangalore Section during AGM, 5th January 2020.
  • 2017 - Women's Workshop Travel Grants to present a poster at MobiSys 2017, The Fifteenth International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services, Niagara Falls, New York, USA. June 19th – 23rd, 2017.
  • 2016 – Bagged first place during a 3-minute challenge: "Talk It up" organized by Women in Engineering Affinity group, IEEE Kharagpur Section held during "IEEE Students' Technology Symposium", IIT Kharagpur, 30th September - 2nd October 2016.
  • 2015 - IEEE Student Branch grant to attend IEEE All India Student and Young Professionals Congress, at Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Kochi, Kerala, India. held on 7th - 9th August 2015.
  • 2011-2014 – AICTE research fellowship for Doctoral studies at IIT Kharagpur.
  • 2006 - Bagged first prize during state level paper presentation competition: “WITS’06”. B.L.D.E.A's College of Engineering & Technology, Bijapur.
  • 2004–2006 - Arya Vysya Association Education Scholarship for M. Tech program.
  • 1999–2002 - Jindal Education Scholarship for B.E. program.

Memberships

  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • IEEE Women in Engineering
  • IEEE Young Professionals
  • IEEE Sensors Council
  • IEEE Big Data Community
  • IEEE N2Women
  • IEEE SIGHT
  • IEEE Internet of Things Community
  • IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy

List of Publications

Journals
  • Manjula R and Raja Datta, “An Efficient Aggregation Technique for Data Privacy in Wireless Sensor Networks”. IET Networks, Vol. 7(5), pp. 287-293, Sept. 2018 (DOI: http://ietdl.org/t/gkURO ).
  • Manjula R and Raja Datta, “A Novel Source Location Privacy Preservation Technique to Achieve Enhanced Privacy and Network Lifetime in WSNs”. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, vol. 44, pp. 58–73, Feb. 2018 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmcj.2018.01.006).
  • Manjula R and Raja Datta, “An Enhanced Source Location Privacy Protection Technique for Wireless Sensor Networks using Randomized Routes”, IETE Journal of Research, Vol. 64(6) pp. 764-776, Sept. 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1080/03772063.2017.1371652).
International Conferences
  • Manjula R and Raja Datta, “Efficient Privacy Aware Routing Technique for Monitoring Assets with WSNs”. In the 15th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, Niagara Falls, NY, USA, June, 19th - 23rd, 2017.
    https://www.sigmobile.org/mobisys/2017/workshops/women/accepted.html
  • Manjula R and Raja Datta, “Application of the Chinese Remainder Theorem for Source Location Privacy in Wireless Sensor Networks”. Student Technology Symposium, September 30 - October 02, 2016, IIT Kharagpur.
  • Manjula R and Raja Datta, “An Energy Efficient Routing Technique for Privacy Preservation of Assets Monitored with WSN”. Student Technology Symposium, February 28 - March 02, 2014, IIT Kharagpur
  • Manjula. R and C. N. Shariff, “A survey on Key Generation, Distribution and Management Techniques in Wireless Sensor Networks”. In 3rd International Conference on Mobile, Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing, pp.71-80, VIT Vellore, India, Dec 2006.
Book Chapters
  • 2010 - “Integrated Innovations+”, Contribution to the best innovations practiced by the Mission10Xians, A book released on occasion of Mission10X third anniversary, 2nd edition.
    o Security in Communication Networks, pp. 73-74.
    o Cryptography, pp. 137-138.
  • 2009 - “INNOVATION”, Contribution to a book on activity-based learning - Quiz. pp 62.
Certifications
  • 2011 - Cambridge International Certificate for Teachers and Trainers through Mission10X, Wipro Ltd & BITM Ballari. In recognition of using pedagogic techniques for effective classroom and laboratory teaching.
  • 2009–2010 - Mission10X International Certifications.
    o Mission10X’s Dale Carnegie Certificate in High Impact Teaching Skills, 2009.
    o Mission10X’s Certificate in Teaching and Learning, 2010.
  • 2007 - Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), CSCO11305180.
  • 2005 - “Certification on Instructional Design and Delivery”, NITTTR, Chennai.
  • 2004 - “Speed Test in English Typewriting”, First Class, Register No 10496, organized by Commerce Educational Institutes’ Association of Karnataka, May 2004.
  • 2004 - “Commerce Examination certificate: English Typewriting Junior”, Second class, Register No 2004013866, organized by Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board, May 2004.
  • 1997 - “Speed Test in Kannada Typewriting”, First Class, Register No 70071, organized by Commerce Educational Institutes’ Association of Karnataka, Nov 1997.
  • 1997 - “Commerce Examination certificate: Kannada Typewriting Junior”, Second class, Register No 034711, organized by Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board, Nov 1997.
Guest Lectures/Resource Person/Invited Talks
  • 2007 - Guest Lectures:
    Guest Lectures on “Industrial Interfacing standards with Micro Controllers”, department of Instrumentation, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India. 9th and 10th 2007
  • 2006-Till Date - Resource Person:
    Resource person for the subject “Basic Electronics” during “Ishan Vikas Programme”, an Initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development Government of India, held at IIT Kharagpur.
    o For Three terms: 08/12/2015 to 18/12/2015, 23/06/2016 to 04/07/2016 and 12/12/2016 to 24/12/2016.

    Resource person (in a group of four) for the subject “Carrier in Engineering”. “Ishan Vikas Programme”, an Initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development Government of India, held at IIT Kharagpur.
    o For Three terms: 08/12/2016 to 18/12/2016, 23/05/2016 to 04/06/2016 and 12/12/2016 to 24/12/2016.

    Handled a session on “Hands on Networking” during two-day workshop on “PC Assembling and Networking”, organized by the department of ECE, BITM, Ballari. 21st and 22nd April 2009.

    Handled a session on “Power Supply and Peripheral Devices’’ during three-day workshop on “PC Hardware Support Skills”, organized by the department of ECE, BITM, Ballari. 29th–31st October 2009.

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