I am working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. I obtained my Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2009 and Master of Technology (M Tech) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), both from IIT Guwahati, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. As a system researcher, my primary research interests is in the intersection of computer systems, human computer interaction and machine learning. More specifically, I work on various aspects of computer systems and networks, the development of assistive technologies for societal well-being, and the design of distributed, pervasive, and ubiquitous technologies over mobile devices and smartphones.

I am coordinating the System and Mobile Research Lab at IIT Kharagpur, focusing on various aspects of computer systems and networks along with the design and development of ubiquitous and pervasive sensing systems. I worked on multiple high-valued projects, sponsored by the Government of India as well as various industries like Intel, HPE, and BEL. I am an active member of the COMSNETS Association, India, IEEE COMSOC, ACM SIGCOMM, and ACM SIGMOBILE. I am one of the founding members of ACM IMOBILE, the ACM SIGMOBILE chapter in India. Currently, I am also working as an Area Editor of Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks journal. Based on my research output, I have received various awards and accolades including INAE Young Engineers’ Award, Fellow of National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), and so on. I am actively involved in organizing various conferences including COMSNETS (as TPC Chair), IEEE ANTS (as TPC Chair), IEEE ICBC (as Publicity Chair), IEEE LCN (as TPC member), IEEE PerCom (as TPC member), etc., to name a few.


Performance, Protocol Design


Assistive Systems


Cloud, Blockchain


Wearables, Smartphones

Recent News



Nishant (a B. Tech student from our group) received SIGCOMM 2020 Student Research Competition (SRC) Award.


Soteria accepted to MobileHCI 2020

In this joint work with NIT Durgapur, we developed a mobile system for seamless crisis map generation for post-disaster situational information collection.

LASO accepted to ICMI 2020

We developed an automated IMU data annotation method at the edge devices, with the help of acoustic information.


BusPOI accepted to SIGSPATIAL 2020 as Poster

In this joint work with NIT Durgapur, we developed a mobile system for stay location characterization of public city buses based on auxiliary crowdsensed informations.



Rohit has defended his PhD thesis. Prof. Stefan Winter (Univ. of Melbourne) and Prof. C. S. Shankar Ram (IIT Madras) were his thesis evaluators. He is currenlt a postdoc at Cambridge Computer Laboratory.

NOVA accepted to SIGCOMM Posters

NOVA is our initial attempt to reduce the bootstrapping latency of serverless applications using a system call interception technique to provide necessary sandboxing. This gives an alternate to containers for loading serverless applications.



We developed a federated live streaming platform to reduce the network bandwidth usage by live video streaming applications while ensuring better QoE for the users, by exploring "Network-Application Integration" through ALTO.


Conference Organization

I'll server as:
Publicity chair, ICBC 2021
TPC, PerCom 2021
TPC, ICBC 2021
TPC, BlockSys@SenSys 2020

Research Profiles

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Contact Me:

Email is my preferred contact mode. Please call at my office number only during urgency. You can visit my office through prior appointment only.

Information for Prospective Students:

  1. IIT Kharagpur now offers post-doctoral positions in various departments. If you are interested in a post-doctoral position in Computer Systems and Networks, you can drop me a mail with your updated resume, research plan and letter of recommendation. The formal process of application is given here. You can apply through the Online application system.

  2. If you are interested in PhD and wish to do research in Computer Systems and Networking, you can drop me a mail with your updated resume and research plan. However, the institute follows a centralized policy for PhD admission, and you need to go through it. You can check the institute and department website for regular PhD positions. The PhD entrance test syllabus is available here.

  3. For MS, you have to first go through some project. The advertisement for project positions will be available time-to-time at SRIC website.

  4. The department supports summer internships. Check the department website for the same and apply formally. Please do not mail me for summer internships.


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