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Nirnay Ghosh

About


Hi, I am Dr. Nirnay Ghosh, currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Technology (CST), under the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur (IIESTS). I joined here in March 2019.

Prior to this, I was a research fellow in the Research & Security Innovation Lab for IoT (ReSILIoT) under the iTrust Research Center for Cyber Security, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). I worked under the mentorship of Prof. Yuval Elovici and primarily worked on privacy and access control issues related to IoT systems.

Even before that, I was a visiting faculty at the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Kalyani, India for one semester (Spring 2018). I designed the syllabus and taught a course on "Discrete Mathematics" to BTech 2nd year students of Computer Science and Engineering (Strength: 96).

I have also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (MST), Rolla, USA. At MST, I worked under the mentorship of Prof. Sajal K Das and was a part of the CReWMaN research group from April 2016 to August 2017. During postdoc, my research area was participatory sensing with application in urban computing. Particularly, I looked into the issue of estimation of the quality of information and modeling of user reputation to address the gamification problem in mobile crowdsensing applications.

I completed my masters (MS-by research) and Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, under the supervision of Prof. Soumya K Ghosh, in the years 2010 and 2016, respectively. During masters, my broad area of research was the generation of attack graphs using AI technique, modeling network attack using the attack graphs, and finding optimal attack paths using custom security metrics. In Ph.D., I looked into security aspects of cloud computing, particularly in choosing optimal cloud service providers for business offloading and also securing multi-party collaborations in a cloud environment.

Till now, I have published nine papers in reputed journals and transactions, two book chapters, and 20 papers in the proceedings of international conferences and workshops. I have also worked in two sponsored projects undertaken by IIT Kharagpur in course of my master's and Ph.D. The nature of duties in those projects was conducting research on network security vulnerabilities, development of a penetration testing tool for security analysis, and design and develop an attack graph-based security assessment tool for the enterprise LANs. I was also a recipient of the TCS Research fellowship and was awarded the best paper award in IEEE ADCOM 2012.

Academic Qualifications


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), IIT Kharagpur, 2016
  • Master of Science (MS - by research), IIT Kharagpur, 2010
  • Bachelor of Technology (BTech - Computer Science and Engineering), West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT), 2006

Research Statement


  1. IoT security: Design of decentralized access control mechanism for IoT systems using blockchain technology and light-weighted cryptosystems.
  2. Smart city application: Design of energy-efficient/QoI-aware data collection mechanism to facilitate sustenance of smart city applications.
  3. Mobile crowdsensing/Participatory sensing: QoI estimation, reputation scoring, modeling automated decision-support framework, incentive mechanism.

Latest Publications


  • 1 Satyaki Roy, Ronojoy Dutta, Nirnay Ghosh, and Preetam Ghosh, Leveraging Periodicity to Improve Quality of Service in Mobile Software-Defined Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE 18th Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC), 2021
  • 2 Satyaki Roy, Ronojoy Dutta, Nirnay Ghosh, and Preetam Ghosh, Adaptive Motif-based Topology Control in Mobile Software-Defined Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE 18th Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC), 2021
  • 3 Satyaki Roy, Nirnay Ghosh, Preetam Ghosh, and Sajal K Das, bioMCS 2.0: A Distributed, Energy-aware Fog-based Framework for Data Forwarding in Mobile Crowdsensing, 73, 101381, Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC) Journal (IF = 3.543), 2021
  • 4 Satyaki Roy, Andrii Cherevko, Sayak Chakraborty, Nirnay Ghosh, and Preetam Ghosh, Leveraging Network Science for Social Distancing to Curb Pandemic Spread, 9, 26196-26207, IEEE Access (IF = 3.367), 2021
  • 5 Satyaki Roy*, Nirnay Ghosh*, and Sajal K Das, bioSmartSense+: A Bio-inspired Probabilistic Data Collection Framework for Priority-based Event Reporting in IoT Environments, 67, 101179, Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC) Journal (IF = 3.543), 2020
  • 6 Shameek Bhattacharjee, Nirnay Ghosh, Vijay K Shah, and Sajal K Das, QnQ: Quality and Quantity based Unified Approach for Secure and Trustworthy Mobile Crowdsensing, DOI: 10.1109/TMC.2018.2889458, 200-216, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) (IF = 5.112), 2020
  • 7 Satyaki Roy, Nirnay Ghosh, Preetam Ghosh, and Sajal K Das, bioMCS: A Bio-inspired Collaborative Data Transfer Framework over Fog Computing Platforms in Mobile Crowdsensing, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3369740.3369788, ACM International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN), 2020
  • 8 Nirnay Ghosh, Saket Chandra, Vinay Sachinandan, and Yuval Elovici, SoftAuthZ: A Context-aware, Behaviour-based Authorization Framework for Home IoT, 6, 10773-1078, IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Journal (IF = 11.705), 2019
  • 9 Rajesh P Barnwal*, Nirnay Ghosh*, Soumya K Ghosh, and Sajal K Das, PS-Sim: A Framework for Scalable Data Simulation and Incentivization in Participatory Sensing-based Smart City Applications, 57, 64-77, Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC) Journal (IF = 3.543), 2019
  • 10 Rajesh P Barnwal*, Nirnay Ghosh*, Soumya K Ghosh, and Sajal K Das, Publish or Drop Traffic Event Alerts? Quality-aware Decision Making in Participatory Sensing-based Vehicular CPS, 4(1), 9:1-9:28, ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCPS), Special issue on "Transporation Cyber-Physical Systems", 2019
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    Research Areas


    • Cloud Computing
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Mobile Crowdsensing
    • Information/Network Security

    Publications


    1 Satyaki Roy, Nirnay Ghosh, Preetam Ghosh, and Sajal K Das, bioMCS 2.0: A Distributed, Energy-aware Fog-based Framework for Data Forwarding in Mobile Crowdsensing, 73, 101381, Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC) Journal (IF = 3.543), 2021 2 Satyaki Roy, Andrii Cherevko, Sayak Chakraborty, Nirnay Ghosh, and Preetam Ghosh, Leveraging Network Science for Social Distancing to Curb Pandemic Spread, 9, 26196-26207, IEEE Access (IF = 3.367), 2021 3 Satyaki Roy*, Nirnay Ghosh*, and Sajal K Das, bioSmartSense+: A Bio-inspired Probabilistic Data Collection Framework for Priority-based Event Reporting in IoT Environments, 67, 101179, Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC) Journal (IF = 3.543), 2020 4 Shameek Bhattacharjee, Nirnay Ghosh, Vijay K Shah, and Sajal K Das, QnQ: Quality and Quantity based Unified Approach for Secure and Trustworthy Mobile Crowdsensing, DOI: 10.1109/TMC.2018.2889458, 200-216, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) (IF = 5.112), 2020 5 Nirnay Ghosh, Saket Chandra, Vinay Sachinandan, and Yuval Elovici, SoftAuthZ: A Context-aware, Behaviour-based Authorization Framework for Home IoT, 6, 10773-1078, IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Journal (IF = 11.705), 2019 6 Rajesh P Barnwal*, Nirnay Ghosh*, Soumya K Ghosh, and Sajal K Das, PS-Sim: A Framework for Scalable Data Simulation and Incentivization in Participatory Sensing-based Smart City Applications, 57, 64-77, Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC) Journal (IF = 3.543), 2019 7 Rajesh P Barnwal*, Nirnay Ghosh*, Soumya K Ghosh, and Sajal K Das, Publish or Drop Traffic Event Alerts? Quality-aware Decision Making in Participatory Sensing-based Vehicular CPS, 4(1), 9:1-9:28, ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCPS), Special issue on "Transporation Cyber-Physical Systems", 2019 8 Francesco Restuccia, Nirnay Ghosh, Shameek Bhattacharjee, Sajal K Das, and Tommaso Melodia, Quality of Information in Mobile Crowdsensing: Survey and Research Challenges, 13(4), 34:1-34:43, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN) (IF = 4.140), 2017 9 Nirnay Ghosh, Debangshu Chatterjee, Soumya K Ghosh, and Sajal K Das, Securing Loosely-coupled Collaboration in Cloud Environment through Dynamic Detection and Removal of Access Conflicts, 3(4), 349-362, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC) (IF = 4.714), 2016 10 Nirnay Ghosh, Soumya K Ghosh, and Sajal K Das, SelCSP: A Framework to Facilitate Selection of Cloud Service Providers, 3(1), 66-79, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC) (IF = 4.714), 2015 11 Nirnay Ghosh and Soumya K Ghosh, A Planner-based Approach to Generate and Analyze Minimal Attack Graph, 36(2), 369-390, Springer Applied Intelligence (IF = 3.325), 2012
    1 Satyaki Roy, Ronojoy Dutta, Nirnay Ghosh, and Preetam Ghosh, Leveraging Periodicity to Improve Quality of Service in Mobile Software-Defined Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE 18th Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC), 2021 2 Satyaki Roy, Ronojoy Dutta, Nirnay Ghosh, and Preetam Ghosh, Adaptive Motif-based Topology Control in Mobile Software-Defined Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE 18th Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC), 2021 3 Satyaki Roy, Nirnay Ghosh, Preetam Ghosh, and Sajal K Das, bioMCS: A Bio-inspired Collaborative Data Transfer Framework over Fog Computing Platforms in Mobile Crowdsensing, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3369740.3369788, ACM International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN), 2020 4 Vinay Sachinandan, Suhas Bhairav, Nirnay Ghosh, and Yuval Elovici, PIT: A Probe into Internet of Things by Comprehensive Security Analysis, 522-529, IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications (TrustCom), 2019 5 Nirnay Ghosh, Rishabh Singhal, and Sajal K Das, R2Q: A Risk Quantification Framework to Authorize Requests in Web-based Collaborations, 247-254, ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (AsiaCCS), 2019 6 Satyaki Roy*, Nirnay Ghosh*, and Sajal K Das, bioSmartSense: A Bio-inspired Data Collection Framework for Energy-efficient, QoI-aware Smart City Applications, 10.1109/PERCOM.2019.8767392, IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom), 2019 7 Rajesh P Barnwal, Nirnay Ghosh, Soumya K Ghosh, and Sajal K Das, PS-Sim: A Framework for Scalable Simulation of Participatory Sensing Data, 195-202, IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP), 2018 8 Shameek Bhattacharjee, Nirnay Ghosh, Vijay K Shah, and Sajal K Das, QnQ: A Reputation Model to Secure Mobile Crowdsourcing Applications from Incentive Losses, 10.1109/CNS.2017.8228635, IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), 2017 9 Shameek Bhattacharjee, Nirnay Ghosh, Vijay K Shah, and Sajal K Das, W2Q: A Dual-Weighted QoI Scoring Mechanism in Social Sensing using Community Confidence, 375-380, IEEE IQ2S (PerCom Workshop), 2017 10 Rajesh P Barnwal, Nirnay Ghosh, Soumya K Ghosh, and Sajal K Das, Enhancing Reliability of Vehicular Participatory Sensing Network: A Bayesian Approach, 10.1109/SMARTCOMP.2016.7501689, IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP), 2016 11 Nirnay Ghosh, Rajesh P Barnwal, Soumya K Ghosh, and Sajal K Das, A Probabilistic Approach to Filter out Spam Reports in a Participatory Sensing-based Vehicular Traffic Management System, 10.1109/COMSNETS.2016.7439932, IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS), 2016 12 Anant Pushkar, Nirnay Ghosh, Soumya K Ghosh, A Statistical Approach to Detect Anomalous User Requests in SaaS Cloud-centric Collaborations, LNCS Vol. 9478, 243-262, International Conference on Information Systems Security (ICISS), 2015 13 Nirnay Ghosh, Ishan Chokshi, Mithun Sarkar, Soumya K Ghosh, Anil K Kaushik, and Sajal K Das, NetSecuritas: An Integrated Attack Graphbased Security Assessment Tool for Enterprise Networks, 10.1145/2684464.2684494, ACM International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN), 2015 14 Nirnay Ghosh, Debangshu Chatterjee, and Soumya K Ghosh, An Efficient Heuristic-based Role Mapping Framework for Secure and Fair Collaboration in SaaS Cloud, 227-236, IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing (ICCAC), 2014 15 Nirnay Ghosh, Triparna Mondal, Debangshu Chatterjee, and Soumya K Ghosh, Verifying Conformance of Security Implementation with Organizational Access Policies in Community Cloud - A Formal Approach, 329-336, IEEE International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT), 2014 16 Ishan Chokshi, Nirnay Ghosh, and Soumya K Ghosh, Efficient Generation of Exploit Dependency Graph by Customized Attack Modelling Technique, 39-45, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communications (ADCOM), 2012 17 Arkadeep Kundu, Nirnay Ghosh, Ishan Chokshi, and Soumya K Ghosh, Analysis of Attack Graph-based Metrics for Quantification of Network Security, 530-535, IEEE India Conference (INDICON), 2012 18 Nirnay Ghosh, and Soumya K Ghosh, An Approach to Identify and Monitor SLA Parameters for Storage-as-a-Service Cloud Delivery Model, 724-729, IEEE Globecom Workshops, 2012 19 Nirnay Ghosh, Saurav Nanda, and Soumya K Ghosh, An ACO based Approach for Detection of an Optimal Attack Path in a Dynamic Environment, LNCS Vol. 5935, 509-520, International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN), 2010 20 Nirnay Ghosh and Soumya K Ghosh, An Approach for Security Assessment of Network Configurations using Attack Graph, 283-288, IEEE International Conference on Networks & Communications (NetCom), 2009 21 Nirnay Ghosh, and Soumya K Ghosh, An Intelligent Technique for Generating Minimal Attack Graph, 42-51, First Workshop on Intelligent Security (Security and Artificial Intelligence) (SecArt 2009), 2009 22 Nirnay Ghosh, Sourav Nanda, and Soumya K Ghosh, A Quantitative Approach towards Detection of an Optimal Attack Path in a Wireless Network using Modified PSO Technique, 10.1109/COMSNETS.2009.4808869, IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS), 2009

    Patents


    # Patents Year

    Responsibilities


    TEQIP MIS Officer/Operator
    April 2020 - till date
    Member of Institute's Digital Education Hub
    August 2020 - till date
    Member of Institute's Publicity & Advertising Committee
    July 2019 - June 2020

    Projects


    • SecIoT: An Integrated Framework for Comprehensive Security and Forensic Analysis of IoT-based Smart Home and Healthcare Devices and Wearables, Sponsored
      Ongoing

    Awards


    • Institute (IIT Kharagpur) Overseas Travel Grant to attend and present paper at IEEE ICCAC, Year: 2014
    • DST-SERB Project under Start-up Research Grant (SRG), Year: 2020
    • Best Paper Award at IEEE ADCOM, Year: 2012
    • TCS PhD Fellowship, Year: 2012
    • NSF Travel Grant to attend and present paper at IQ2S Workshop, IEEE PerCom 2017, Year: 2017

    Research Groups


    Utsa Roy
    Ph. D.
    utsaroy4@gmail.com

    Research:
    Blockchain-based Healthcare IoT Security

    Debasmita Dey
    Ph. D.
    debasmita.dey25@gmai.com

    Research:
    IoT Security using Light-weighted Cryptosystems

    Citations


    Google Scholar
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    462 10 10
    Research Gate
    PUBLICATIONS CITATION H-INDEX
    31 346 8

    Created: 23 November 2019