Dr. Neeraj Kumar


Associate Professor


Networks and Cryptography



Contact No: 8872540189


Dr. Neeraj Kumar received his Ph.D. in CSE from SMVD University, Katra (J & K), India, and was a postdoctoral research fellow in Coventry University, Coventry, UK. He is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala (Pb.), India since 2014. Dr. Neeraj is an internationally renowned researcher in the areas of VANET & CPS Smart Grid & IoT Mobile Cloud computing & Big Data and Cryptography. He has published more than 150 technical research papers in leading journals and conferences from IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, John Wiley, and Taylor and Francis. His paper has been published in some of the high impact factors journals such as-IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, IEEE Access, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE IoT Journal, IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, IEEE Communication Magazine, IEEE Networks Magazine etc. Apart from the journals conferences, he has also published papers in some of the core conferences of his area of specialization such as-IEEE Globecom, IEEE ICC, IEEE Greencom, IEEE CSCWD. He has guided many research scholars leading to Ph.D. and M.E./M.Tech. His research is supported by funding from TCS, CSIT, UGC and UGC in the area of Smart grid, energy management, VANETs, and Cloud computing. He is member of the Cyber-Physical Systems and Security (CPSS) research group. He has research funding from DST, CSIR, UGC, and TCS. He has total research funding from these agencies of more than 2 Crores under different schemes from the GOI. Recently, he has also got International research projects under DST-research initiative. He has h-index of 26 (according to Google scholar, March 2017) with 2500 citations to his credit. He is editorial board members of International Journal of Communication Systems, Wiley, Security and Communication, John Wiley, and Journal of Networks and Computer Applications, Elsevier. He has visited many countries mainly for the academic purposes. He is a visiting research fellow at Coventry University, Coventry, UK. He has many research collaborations with premier institutions in India and different universities across the globe. He has been engaged in different academic activities inside and outside the Institute. He has supervised 5 Ph.D. students and 5 are currently pursuing their thesis. He has also supervised more than 20 M.E./M.Tech. thesis. He is a member of IEEE

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.