I am working as an Associate 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 and Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing journals. 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


AQuaMoHo accepted to BuildSys 2021

This work developed a low-cost personalized air quality annotation platform using a GPS-enabled Thermo-Hygrometer.


Nosype accepted to MobileHCI 2021

This work developed a hands-free smartphone typing platform for persons with dactylitis, sarcopenia, joint pains, etc.


Our work on Cross-network Identity Management accepted to IEEE ICBC 2021

In this joint work with IBM IRL, we developed a decentralized cross-network identity mangement framework over blockchains.


CollabFed accepted to INFOCOM 2021

This work develops a private-public blockchain interoperability platform for closed consortium interfacing.


PARIMA accepted to The Web Conference (Erstwhile WWW) 2021

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

Two papers accepted to PerCom WiP 2021

The first paper exploits acoustic signatures to identify individuals in a smart environment. The second paper develops a smart hands-free mobile keyboard for persons with disabilities.



Rohit got the COMSNETS Best Ph.D. Thesis Award 2021.


Conference Organization

I'll server as:
Publication Chair, PerCom'22
WiP & Demo Chair, SmartComp'22
TPC Co-Chair, ICDCN'22
TPC Member, PerCom'22
TPC Member, COMPASS'22
TPC Member, Middleware'22

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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