Dr. Ajay Pratap

Assistant Professor
Department/School/Unit Name
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Phone No(s): 0542 716 5802
Email: ajay.cse@iitbhu.ac.in
Area of Interest: IoT, Blockchain, UAV, Cloud/Fog Computing, CPS-IoT & Smart Environments, Applied AI/ML, Smart-healthcare, WSN & 6G Networks

Dr. Ajay Pratap is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India. He also worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Computer Science at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in the USA from August 2018 to December 2019. Dr. Pratap earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India, in July 2018. Dr. Pratap's research interests include a range of topics such as Cyber-Physical Systems, Statistical Learning, Algorithm Design for Next-generation Advanced Wireless Networks, Mobile Computing and Networking, Applied Graph Theory, and Game Theory. Currently, he is focusing on research related to HetNet, Small Cells, Fog Computing, smart healthcare, smart agriculture, IoT, and D2D communication underlying cellular 5G and beyond. Dr. Pratap has published papers in several international journals and conferences, including IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, ACM MSWiM, etc. He has received multiple awards, including the Best Paper Candidate Award and NSF travel grant for IEEE SmartComp'19 in the USA. He was honored with the Young Engineer Award in Computer Engineering at the 36th National Convention of Computer Engineers hosted by the Institution of Engineers (India) on the 16th of October 2023. Additionally, he has been awarded the Start-up Research Grant (SRG) award by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), GoI, for a Sponsored Research Project titled “Resource-Optimized Fog Computing for Smart Healthcare Application in IoT-enabled Heterogeneous Networks” from 2020 to 2022.

 

Prospective Students: Self-motivated, passionate students are encouraged to write to me with their updated resumes for internship/Ph.D. program. However, for Ph.D. admission, one needs to go through the centralized selection procedure of the Institute.

            NEWS

  • Moirangthem Biken Singh, Himanshu Singh, and Ajay Pratap "Stable Matching based Revenue Maximization for Federated Learning in UAV-Assisted WBANs" Accepted to IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, pp 1-12, 2024.
  • Our paper titled "Stochastic On-Time Arrival Path Prediction and Dynamic Programming for Criticality Aware Mobile Healthcare System" has been awarded as the Best Paper Award-2nd runner-up at 17th IEEE ANTS'23.
  • Received Young Engineer Award in Computer Engineering at the 36th National Convention of Computer Engineers hosted by the Institution of Engineers (India) on the 16th of October 2023.
  • Organizing 3rd International Workshop on Machine Learning and Blockchain for Smart Society  (MLBSS 2024), Co-located with ICDCN 2024, January 4, 2024, at IIT Madras. Paper Submission Deadline- 30th of September 2023.
  • Ajay Pratap, "Cyclic Stable Matching Inspired Resource Provisioning for IoT-enabled 5G Networks" Accepted to IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Volume 0, pp. 1-11, 2022. Click here to access the paper.
  • Federico Concone, Fabrizio De Vita, Ajay Pratap, Dario Bruneo, Giuseppe Lo Re and Sajal K. Das, "A Fog-assisted System to Defend against Sybils in Vehicular Crowdsourcing," Accepted to Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Volume 0, pp.1-1, 2022.
  • Our paper titled "A Novel Recruitment Policy to Defend against Sybils in Vehicular Crowdsourcing" has been awarded as the best paper at IEEE SmartComp'21, USA. This was a collaborative work between-University of Palermo, Italy; University of Messina, Italy; Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA; and Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, India.
                    
           Research Interests
 
IoT-enabled Smart Environments, Smart-health, Blockchain, UAV, Cellular Wireless and 6G Networks, Cyber-Physical Systems, Mobile Computing and Networking, Nonlinear Optimization, Statistical Learning, AI/ML for Wireless Networks, Parallel and Distributed Fog Computing, Design and Analysis of Algorithms for Next-Generation Wireless Networks, Applied Graph Theory and Game Theory.
 
    Preprint
  1. Moirangthem Biken Singh, Ajay Pratap. "BPFISH: Blockchain and Privacy-preserving FL Inspired Smart Healthcare", https://arxiv.org/abs/2207.11654 (2022).                                                                                                     
Patent

 

  1. Ajay Pratap, Moirangthem Biken Singh, Himanshu Singh, “A Wireless Body Area Network Enabled Fog Computing System for Remote Health Monitoring” Indian Patent (202311000600), January 04, 2023.
 
                                                                         Peer-reviewed Journals                                                                               
 
  1. Himanshu Singh, Ajay Pratap, Ram Narayan Yadav and Debasis Das "Loss Aware Federated Learning for Service Migration in Multimodal E-Health Services" IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, pp 1-12, 2024
  2. Moirangthem Biken Singh, Himanshu Singh, and Ajay Pratap "Stable Matching based Revenue Maximization for Federated Learning in UAV-Assisted WBANs" IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, pp 1-12, 2024.
  3. Moirangthem Biken Singh, Himanshu Singh, and Ajay Pratap "Energy-Efficient and Privacy-Preserving Blockchain Based Federated Learning for Smart Healthcare System" IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, pp 1-12, 2023.
  4. Amit Kumar, Shantipriya Parida, Ajay Pratap, and Anil Kumar Singh. "Machine Translation by Projecting Text into the Same Phonetic-Orthographic Space Using a Common Encoding." Sādhanā, 2023.
  5. Moirangthem Biken Singh, Navneet Taunk, Naveen Kumar Mall, Ajay Pratap. "Criticality and Utility-aware Fog Computing System for Remote Health Monitoring." IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, pp 1-12, 2022.
  6. Amit Kumar, Ajay Pratap, and Anil Kumar Singh. "Generative Adversarial Neural Machine Translation for Phonetic Languages via Reinforcement Learning." IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, pp. 1-10, 2022.
  7. Ajay Pratap, "Cyclic Stable Matching Inspired Resource Provisioning for IoT-enabled 5G Networks" IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Volume 0, pp. 1-11, 2022.
  8. Federico Concone, Fabrizio De Vita, Ajay Pratap, Dario Bruneo, Giuseppe Lo Re and Sajal K. Das, "A Fog-assisted System to Defend against Sybils in Vehicular Crowdsourcing," Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Volume 0, pp.1-1, 2022.
  9. Amit Kumar, Ajay Pratap, Anil Kumar Singh, and Sriparna Saha. "Addressing domain shift in neural machine translation via reinforcement learning." Expert Systems with Applications 201: 117039, 2022.
  10. Amit Kumar, Rajesh Kumar Mundotiya, Ajay Pratap, and Anil Kumar Singh. "TLSPG: Transfer learning-based semi-supervised pseudo-corpus generation approach for zero-shot translation." Journal of King Saud University-Computer and Information Sciences, pp. 1-12, 2022.
  11. Ajay Pratap, Sajal K. Das, "Stable Matching based Resource Allocation for Service Provider's Revenue Maximization in 5G Networks", in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol., no.,  pp 1-17, 2021.
  12. Ajay Pratap, Rajiv Misra, Sajal K. Das “Maximizing Fairness for Resource Allocation in Heterogeneous 5G Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 603-619, 2021.
  13. Ajay Pratap, Ragini Gupta, Venkata Sriram Siddhardh Nadendla, Sajal K. Das, "Bandwidth-Constrained Task Throughput Maximization in IoT-enabled 5G Networks," Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Volume 69, pp.101281, 2020.
  14. Ajay Pratap, Rishabh Singhal, Rajiv Misra, Sajal K. Das “Distributed Randomized k-Clustering based PCID Assignment for Ultra-Dense Femtocellular Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 29(6), pp. 1247-1260, 2018, DOI:10.1109/TPDS.2018.2800050.
  15. Ajay Pratap, Rajiv Misra, “Random Graph Coloring-based Resource Allocation for Achieving User Level Fairness in Femtocellular LTE-A Networks”, Wireless Personal Communications, 98 (2), pp.1975–1995, 2018.
  16. Ajay Pratap, Rajiv Misra, Utkarsh Gupta, “Randomized Graph Coloring Algorithm for Physical Cell ID Assignment in LTE-A Femtocellular Networks”, Wireless Personal Communications, 91(3), pp.1213-1235, 2016.
 
     Peer-reviewed Conferences
 
  1. Himanshu Singh, Moirangthem Biken Singh, Pratik Prakash Kagale, and Ajay Pratap, " Cost-aware Hierarchical Federated Learning for Smart Healthcare", 16th International Conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworkS, pp. 141-146, 2024.
  2.  Abhishek Kumar, Shilpi Kumari, Ajay Pratap and Sunil Kumar, “NVM-Enhanced MLI Placement for Revenue Maximization in UAV-Fog Assisted MEC with Stable Matching”, In 25th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking, pp. 1-6, 2024.
  3. Himanshu Singh, Moirangthem Biken Singh, Ajay Pratap, Shilpi Kumari, Abhishek Kumar, Sajal K Das, "Splitfed-based Patient Severity Prediction and Utility Maximization in Industrial Healthcare 4.0", In 25th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking, pp. 1-6, 2024. 
  4. Moirangthem Biken Singh, Suraj Mahawar, Himanshu Singh, Shilpi Kumari, and Ajay Pratap, "Blockchain and Fog Access Point Integrated Healthcare System for Contact Tracing and Infection Probability Evaluation", In 25th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking, pp. 1-6, 2024.
  5. Himanshu Singh, Moirangthem Biken Singh, Akash Patel, Ajay Pratap, "Stochastic On-Time Arrival Path Prediction and Dynamic Programming for Criticality Aware Mobile Healthcare System", 17th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems, pp 1-6, 2023  (Best Paper Award-2nd runner-up).
  6. Moirangthem Biken Singh, Himanshu Singh, Ajay Pratap, "Criticality-Driven Scheduling for UAV-Assisted Remote Health Monitoring System", 17th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems, pp 1-6, 2023.
  7. Himanshu Singh, Moirangthem Biken Singh, Harsh Pratik, and Ajay Pratap. "UAV and UGV Assisted Path Planning for Sensor Data Collection in Precision Agriculture", in 11th IEEE International Conference on Embedded Systems Devices and Computing (ESDC), pp. 1-6, 2023.
  8. Himanshu Singh, Moirangthem Biken Singh, Ranju Sharma, Jayesh Gat, Ayush Kumar Agrawal, and Ajay Pratap. "Optimized Doctor Recommendation System using Supervised Machine Learning." In 24th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking, pp. 360-365. 2023 (Best Paper Award under MLBSS).
  9. Moirangthem Biken Singh, Suraj Mahawar, Himanshu Singh, and Ajay Pratap. "COVID-19 Spread Detection and Controlling with Fog-based Infection Probability Evaluation Model." In 24th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking, pp. 354-359. 2023.
  10. Federico Concone, Fabrizio De Vita, Ajay Pratap, Dario Bruneo, Giuseppe Lo Re and Sajal K. Das "A Novel Recruitment Policy to Defend against Sybils in Vehicular Crowdsourcing", in IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP), pp. 1-8, August 23-27, 2021, California, USA (Best Paper Award).
  11. Ajay Pratap, Shivani Singh, Shaswat Satapathy, Sajal K. Das “Maximizing Joint Data Rate and Resource Efficiency in D2D-IoT Enabled Multi-Tier Networks”, in 44th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), pp. 177-184 , October 14-17, 2019, Osnabrück, Germany.
  12. Ajay Pratap, Federico Concone, Venkata Sriram Siddhardh Nadendla, Sajal K. Das “Three-Dimensional Matching based Resource Provisioning for the Design of Low-Latency Heterogeneous IoT Networks”, in 22nd ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM), pp. 79-86 , November 25 - 29, 2019, Miami, USA.
  13. Ajay Pratap, Ragini Gupta, Venkata Sriram Siddhardh Nadendla, Sajal K. Das “On Maximizing Task Throughput in IoT-enabled 5G Networks under Latency and Bandwidth Constraints”, in  IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP), pp. 217-224, June 12-14, 2019, Washington D.C . , USA (Best Paper Candidate Award).
  14. Rishabh Singhal, Ajay Pratap, Rajiv Misra, Sajal K. Das “Factor Graphbased Message Passing Technique for Distributed Resource Allocation in 5G Networks”, in 11th IEEE International Conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworkS (COMSNETS), pp. 359-366, January 7 - 11, 2019, Bengaluru, India.
  15. Ajay Pratap, Rajiv Misra, Sajal K. Das “Resource Allocation to Maximize Fairness and Minimize Interference for Maximum Spectrum Reuse in 5G Cellular Networks” in 19th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), pp.1-9, June 12-15, 2018, Chania, Greece.
  16. Sri Sanjeevini Devi Ganni, Ajay Pratap, Rajiv Misra, “Distributed Algorithm for Resource Allocation in Downlink Heterogeneous Small Cell Networks” in ACM MobiHoc workshop on Mobility, Interference and MiddleWare Management in HetNets (MobiMWareHN), pp. 1-6, July 10-14, 2017, Chennai, India.
  17. Ritik Mathur, Ajay Pratap, Rajiv Misra, “Distributed Algorithm for Resource Allocation in Uplink 5G Networks” in ACM MobiHoc workshop on Mobility, Interference and MiddleWare Management in HetNets (MobiMWareHN), pp. 1-6, July 10-14, 2017, Chennai, India.
  18. Rajiv Misra, Ankish Gupta, Ajay Pratap, “Fairness while Improving Smartphone Battery life Using D2D Cooperative Relays Underlaying LTE Networks”, in IEEE, International Conference on Computational Techniques in Information and Communication Technologies (ICCTICT), 2016 , pp. 459–462, March 11-13, 2016, New Delhi, India.
  19. Ajay Pratap, Rajiv Misra, “Resource Sharing in D2D Communication Underlaying Cellular LTE-A Networks”, in IEEE, International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), pp. 103–109, 10-13 August 10-13, 2015, Kochi, India.
  20. Ajay Pratap, Rajiv Misra “Firefly Inspired Improved Distributed Proximity Algorithm for D2D Communication”, in IEEE, International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPSW), 2015, pp. 323-328, May 25-29, 2015, Hyderabad, India.
  21. Ajay Pratap, Hemanta Kumar Pati “Capacity Estimation for Cellular LTE Using AMR Codec with Semi-persistent Scheduling”, in Springer, Intelligent Computing, Communication and Devices(ICCD), pp. 725-736, April 18-19, 2014, Bhubaneswar, India.
 Book Chapter
 
  1. Ajay Pratap, Sajal K. Das “Internet of Things in 5G Cellular Networks: Radio Resource Perspective ”, in Internet of Things and Secure Smart Environments: Successes and Pitfalls, CRC Press, October 2020, USA.
Posters and Demos
 
  1. Ajay Pratap, Sajal K. Das “Cyclic Stable Matching based Algorithm for IoT-Enabled Three-Sided Heterogeneous Networks”, in IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing, SMARTCOMP 2019, USA.
  2. Ajay Pratap, Ragini Gupta, Sajal K. Das “Achieving Minimum Resource Requirement for IoT Edge Devices in 5G Networks”, in Intelligent Systems Center, 2018, Missouri University of S & T, USA.
  3. Ajay Pratap, Rajiv Misra. “Resource Utilization in 5G Femtocellular Networks” at Research Scholar Day, 2017, IIT Patna, India.                     
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                                                                                         Professional Experience
 
  • Assistant Professor: June 2020-Present: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India.
  • Assistant Professor: December 2019-May 2020: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnatka (NITK), Surathkal, India.
  • Post Doctoral Research Fellow: August 2018 - December 2019: CReWMaN Lab, Department of Computer Science, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA.
  • Guest Lecturer: Graph Theory and Its Applications in Next-Generation Advanced Wireless Networks, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA, Spring, 2019.
  • Industrial Experience: Innovation Group, Dubai, 2011-2012.

 

                                                                                              Teaching Activities
 
  • CSO-221 Algorithms: Even 2022-23
  • CS-7021 Advanced Topics in Algorithms: Even 2022-23
  • CSE-526 Advanced Topics in Wireless Networks: Odd 2022-23
  • CS-7027 Selected Topics in Mobile Computing: Odd 2022-23
  • CS-7028 Selected Topics in Wireless Network: Even 2021-22.
  • CSE-544 IoT Protocols and Standards: Even 2021-22.
  • CSO-101 Computer Programming: Even 2021-22.
  • CSE-526: Advanced Topics in Wireless Networks: Odd 2021-22
  • CSO-101T Computer Programming (Theory): Odd 2021-22
  • CSO 101T: Computer Programming (Theory): Even 2020-21
  • CSO 101: Computer Programming: Even 2020-21
  • CSE 403: Seminar Course: Even 2020-21
  • CSO 101T: Computer Programming (Theory): Odd 2020-21
  • CS251: Database Systems
  • CS110: Computer Programming
  • CS111: Computer Programming Lab
 
                                                                      Administrative Responsibilities
 
  • Convenor DUGC, 2023-Present
  • Convenor Summer Training, Placement and Industrial Tour Committee, 2021-2023
  • Member DPGC and DUGC, 2021-2023
  • Convener Department Computing Facilities, 2022-2023
  • Member, Department Examination Committee, 2022-2023
  • Member, Department Annual Report Committee, 2022-2023
  • Member of the Condemnation Committee for TPO as a Technical Person 2022-2023
  • Member of Cyber Crisis Management Group at Institute Level 2022-2023
  • Convener of the department-level alumni affairs committee, 2021-2022
  • Member, Department Annual Report, 2021-2022
  • Member-secretary, Department Purchase Committee, 2021-2022.
  • M.Tech and Ph.D. Admission Committee Member for July 2021 Session
  • Convener, Department Annual Report for 2020-2021 session
  • Undergraduate Lab-1 In-charge [Since October-2020]
  • Faculty in charge of purchase, NITK Surathkal, December 2019-May 2020.
  • Faculty Advisor of CSE (Minor Program), NITK Surathkal, December 2019-May 2020.
                                                                              
                                                                                 Invited Talks/Expert Lectures
 
  • Talk on "Application of Blockchain in Smart Healthcare", in Five-Day Online Short Term Training Program (STTP) on “Blockchain Technology and Its Emerging Applications” jointly organized by CGPIT, Uka Tarsadia University (UTU), and Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar (CITK), July 8, 2023.
  • Talk on "Fog Computing-enabled Heterogeneous 5G networks: Application Perspective" at the "World Telecommunication & Information Society Day" event, hosted by IETE Varanasi subcenter and Department of ECE, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, at IIT (BHU), Varanasi, May 16, 2023.
  • Talk on "Fog Computing-enabled Heterogeneous 5G networks: Applications Perspective", in Professor B.B. Bansal Memorial Lecture organized by Institution of Engineers (India), Varanasi Section and Mechanical Department IIT (BHU), Varanasi at IIT (BHU), Varanasi, April 19, 2023.
  • Talk on "Fog Computing-enabled Heterogeneous 5G Networks for Smart City Applications" in two weeks ATAL FDP on Advances in Smart Cities and IoT" at Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal Sonepath, March 7, 2023.
  • Talk on "Loss Aware Federated Learning for Service Migration in Multimodal E-Health Services" in two weeks ATAL FDP on "Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Signal & Image Analysis" at IIIT Bhaglapur, December 27, 2022.
  • Talk on "BPFISH: Blockchain and Privacy-preserving FL Inspired Smart Healthcare" in two weeks ATAL FDP on "Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Signal & Image Analysis" at IIIT Bhaglapur, December 27, 2022.
  • Talk on "Applications of IoTs in Smart City: Blockchain and Machine Learning Perspective" in a one-day national level workshop on Artificial Intelligent Powered Internet of Things at KL University Andhra Pradesh, India, September 24, 2022.
  • Talk on "Applications of Blockchain in Smart City Services" in two weeks ATAL FDP on "Blockchain in Smart City: Emerging Technologies for the Next Decade and Beyond" under Thrust Area "Blockchain Technology" at NIT Raipur, September 22, 2022.
  • Talk on "BPFISH: Blockchain and Privacy-preserving FL Inspired Smart Healthcare" in two weeks ATAL FDP on "Blockchain in Smart City: Emerging Technologies for the Next Decade and Beyond" under Thrust Area "Blockchain Technology" at NIT Raipur, September 22, 2022.
  • Keynote talk on "Applications of Data Structure in IoT-enabled Cellular 5G Networks", for the inaugural session of AskDSA at VIT Bhopal University, India, March 03, 2022.
  • Talk on "Fog Computing-enabled Heterogeneous 5G networks: Applications Perspective", in one-week short-term course on "Artificial Intelligence & IoT Applications in Biomedical Engineering (AI-IoT-ABE-2021)" at IIIT Bhagalpur, Bihar, India, November 17, 2021.
  • Talk on "Fog Computing-enabled Heterogeneous 5G networks", in one-week AICTE-ISTE Sponsored FDP on "Recent Trend in Cloud Computing (Phase-III)" at DRIEMS Autonomous Engineering College Odisha, India, April 22, 2021.
  • Talk on "Stable Matching based Resource Allocation for Service Provider's Revenue Maximization in 5G Networks", Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA, April 16, 2021.
  • Talk on "IoT-enabled 5G Networks: Graph Theory-based Model", in Next-Generation Networks (NGN) & AI for Data Analytics and Predictive Technology Applications (NGN & AI for DAPT) at IIT (BHU) Varanasi, March 26, 2021.
  • Talk on "IoT-enabled 5G Networks: Stable Matching-based Model", in AICTE Sponsored Online QIP Short Term Course on "IoT-enabled 5G Networks: Infrastructure and Security" at Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, January 27, 2021.
  • Talk on "IoT-enabled 5G Networks: Graph Theory-based Model", in AICTE Sponsored Online QIP Short Term Course on "IoT-enabled 5G Networks: Infrastructure and Security" at Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, January 26, 2021.
  • Talk on "IoT-enabled Heterogeneous 5G networks", in AICTE Sponsored Online QIP Short Term Course on "IoT and Its Applications" at Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, December 30, 2020.
  • Talk on "Futuristic IoT Solutions " Organized by IEEE Vizac Section India, November 16, 2020.
  • Talk on "IoT-enabled Cellular 5G Networks: Applications and Resource Management", in one-week ATAL online Faculty Development Program on "Internet of Things and Real-Time Applications", at Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, September 23, 2020. 
  • Talk on "IoT-enabled Industry 4.0 Applications using Fog Computing", in one-week ATAL online Faculty Development Program on "Internet of Things", at National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research (NITTTR) Chennai, September 09, 2020.
  • Talk on "Heterogeneous 5G Networks: A Radio Resource Perspective " at Royal Global University Guwahati, July 04, 2020.
  • Talk on "Algorithmic Foundation of IoT-enabled 5G Networks with Applications" at St. Aloysius College, Mangaluru, Karnataka, June 18, 2020.
  • Talk on “5G and Blockchain Technology” at Government Engineering College Jhalawar, Rajasthan, February 10-14, 2020.
                                                                                           
                                                                                Session Chair/ Panelist
 
  • Session Chair for the track "Deep Learning and Neural Networks" in 5th IEEE International Conference On Recent Advances and Innovation in Engineering (ICRAIE-2020) at Poornima University Jaipur,  Rajasthan India on 02.12.2020.
  • Panelist for the session "Data Mining and Applications of Data Science in Smart Cities, Health Care Management and Agriculture" in  Vaishwik Bharatiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) Summit at IIT (BHU) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India on 16.10.2020.

                                                                                     

                                                                          Workshop/Short-term courses

  • Coordinator of 2nd International Workshop on Machine Learning and Blockchain for Smart Society  (MLBSS 2023), Co-located with ICDCN 2023, January 4, 2023, at IIT Kharagpur.
  • Coordinator of 1st International Workshop on Machine Learning and Blockchain for Smart Society  (MLBSS 2022), Co-located with ICDCN 2022, January 4, 2022.
  • Co-coordinator of "Next Generation Networks (NGN) & AI for Data Analytics and Predictive Technology Applications (NGN & AI for DAPT)" One Week Online Short-term Course With live hands-on, at IIT (BHU) Varanasi in support with SISCO, and A Technological Innovation hub on interdisciplinary data analysis and predictive technology (IDAPT), Under National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical System (NM-ICPS), March 22-27, 2021. 
  • Coordinator of AICTE sponsored QIP short term course on " IoT-enabled 5G Networks: Infrastructure and Security" at IIT (BHU) Varanasi, January 25-30, 2021.
  • Coordinator of TEQIP Sponsored five days workshop on “5G and Blockchain Technology” at Government Engineering College Jhalawar Rajasthan, February 10-14, 2020.
                                                                                      
                                                                                           Ph.D. Scholars                                      Click Here to View the Details of the Research Group

Ongoing:

  • Moirangthem Biken Singh (Smart-health, AI/ML)
  • Himanshu Singh (IoT, Smart-health, ML) 
  • Shilpi Kumari (6G, AI/ML)
  • Sachin Sahu (6G, IoT)--- Co-advising with Prof. Ashok Singh Sairam, IIT Guwahati
  • Saurabh Mishra (6G, IoT)

Completed:

  •  Dr. Amit Kumar - Co-advised with Dr. A. K. Singh
  • Thesis Title: Low Resource Similar Language Machine Translation in Common Phonetic Space with Multilingual, Adversarial and Reinforced Deep Learning
  • Defence Date: 08.07.2023
  • First Job: Post Doc, University of Manchester, UK
 
                                                                                IDD/M.Tech Students
  • 2022-23 Session: Deewanshu Sharma, Swati Gupta, Surya Kurjam. 
  • 2021-22 Session: Akash Patel.
                                                                                     BTP Students
  • 2022 Session: Supreet Singh, Sourabh Patidar, Suraj Mahawar, Tanay Jonwal, Pratik Prakash Kagale, Anil Pushpakar, Vishal, Rohit Sharma, Adarsh Anand.
  • 2021 Session: Navneet Taunk, Naveen Kumar Mall, Rhitwik Saha, Himanshu, Madhulika Damor.
                                                                                 Exploratory Students
  • 2022 Session: Vansh Sardana, Harsh Pratik, Priyanshu Verma, Ranju Sharma, Akshat Bhatnagar, Harsh Kumar, Harsh Meena, Raghunandan Rawat, Ayush Kumar Agrawal, Garnedi Venkata,  Sravan Kumar, Jayesh Gat.
  • 2021 Session: ​Chinmay Choubisa , Choudhary Vikash kumar S, Tanay Jonwal, Siddharth Kumar, Sourabh Patidar, Lali Akhil Raj, Supreet Singh, Suraj Mahawar.

 

  1. Title: Resource-Optimized Fog Computing for Smart Healthcare Application in IoT-enabled Heterogeneous Networks
  • Principal Investigator: Ajay Pratap
  • Amount: Rs. 29,06,970/-
  • Duration: Two years (2020-2022)
  • Funding Agency: Science and Engineering Research Board, Govt. of India. 

      2. Title: Precision Farming using LoRa and Drone based Architecture

  • Principal Investigator: Ajay Pratap
  •  Amount: Rs. 10 Lakh (Approx)/-
  • Funding Agency: IIT (BHU) Varanasi
                                                                                        
                                                                                      Awards and Honors
  • Best Paper Award-2nd runner-up at 17th IEEE ANTS'23.
  • Honored with the Young Engineer Award in Computer Engineering at the 36th National Convention of Computer Engineers hosted by the Institution of Engineers (India) on the 16th of October 2023.
  • Best Paper Award, MLBSS Workshop co-located with ICDCN'23, IIT Kharagpur, India.
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE SmartComp’21, USA
  • Recipient of NSF Travel Grant Award for IEEE SmartComp’19, USA.
  • Best Paper Candidate Award, IEEE SmartComp’19, USA.
  • Post Doctoral Funding Agency - NSF, USA - from August 2018-December 2019.
  • Assistantship by the CSIR, Government of India, during Ph.D. from July 2014 -July 2018.
  • JRF (NET) CSIR-June 2013 Qualified with All India Rank 141.
  • Assistantship by the MHRD, Government of India, during M. Tech from August 2012 - May 2014 through GATE exam.
                                                                                             Reviewer
 
EEE Transactions on Mobile Computing; IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology; IETE Technical Review; IEEE Networking Letters; ELSEVIER Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing; IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2019; IEEE International Conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworkS (COMSNETS), 2020; Smart Education and Applied Social Sciences (SEAS), 2020; International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), 2018; International Conference on Next Generation Computing Technologies (NGCT), 2017; International Conference on Internet of Things, Embedded Systems and Communications (IINTEC), 2018, International Workshop on Wireless sensors and Drones in Internet of Things (Wi-DroIT) 2020-2021, ACM Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technologies for Smart Cities with 6G (ACM 6G-ABS), 2021.
 
                                                                                         TPC Member
 
Workshop on Security and Privacy in Distributed Ledger Technology (IEEE SP-DLT) 2020, International Workshop on Wireless sensors and Drones in Internet of Things (Wi-DroIT) 2020-2021, Los Angeles; International Conference on Education & E-Learning Innovations (ICEELI) 2020; The International Conference on Digital Image and Signal Processing (DISP) 2019; International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing (PDGC) 2014; International Conference on Signal Processing & Data Mining (ICSPDM), 2017. International Conference on Computer Intelligent Systems & Networking (ICCISN), 2016; International Conference on Next Generation Computing Technologies (NGCT), 2016; International Conference on Advances in Computing Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), 2017-2019.
Extra-curricular Activities
  • Professional Association: IEEE
  • PG sports secretary at IIT Patna, from June 2015 -May 2016.
  • Play Badminton and Volleyball
  • Participated in various cultural activities held at school and college levels.