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Vaskar Raychoudhury
Vaskar Raychoudhury (On Leave) Assistant Professor vaskafec[at] 91-1332-285848 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Computer Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks, Social Networks
  • Internet of Things , Smart system development (smart city, smart transportation, smart healthcare, etc,)
  • Distributed, Mobile and Pervasive Computing, Smartphone sensing, context-awareness, middleware
  • Future Internet Architecture, Named Data Networking
Professional Background
20152015Visiting Assistant Professor Technical University of Darmstadt
May 2014June 2014Postdoctoral FellowThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University
May 2013July 2013Postdoctoral FellowThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University
20112011Postdoctoral Researcher EngineerInstitut TELECOM & Management SudParis, Evry, France
20102011Postdoctoral Research AssociateDepartment of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Honors and Awards
Humboldt Fellowship for Post-doctoral ResearchersAlexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany2015
DAAD-IIT Bi-lateral Faculty Exchange FellowshipDAAD-IIT2015
DST International Travel SupportDST, Govt. of India2014
One of the Top 5 Most Downloaded Articles in 2013Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal, Elsevier2013
The HK PolyU PhD Scholarships 2005/2006 session (offered only to 6 international students)The Hong Kong Polytechnic University2005
rank 33 in the state (West Bengal) in Higher Secondary ExaminationGovt. of West Bengal1999
rank 24 in the state (West Bengal) in Secondary ExaminationGovt. of West Bengal1997
Educational Details
PhDComputer ScienceThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University2010
MSInformation TechnologyIIT Kharagpur2006
B.TechInformation TechnologyUniversity of Kalyani2003
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Spin:Socio-physical interaction network to facilitate,searching,tracking&socializing b/w smart entitSERB, New Delhi2013
  • IEEE, Senior Member
  • ACM, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Introduction to Computer Science (Autumn 2015)CS-101B.Tech (CSE) Year IAutumn
EC-652/CS-475: Parallel & Distributed Algorithms (Spring 2015)EC652B.Tech (CSE) Year IV, M.Tech Year ISpring
Advanced Computer Networks (Autumn 2014)CS-503M.Tech Year IAutumn
Parallel & Distributed Algorithms (Spring 2014)EC-652B.Tech Year IV and M.Tech Year ISpring
Computer Architecture and Microprocessors (Spring 2014) EC-252B.Tech (CSE & ECE) Year IISpring
Design and Analysis of Algorithms (Autumn 2013) EC-351B.TechAutumn
Computer Architecture and Microprocessors (Spring 2013)EC-252B.Tech (CSE & ECE) Year IISpring
System Software (Autumn 2012)EC-253B.TechAutumn
EC-351 & CA-603: Design & Analysis of Algorithms (Autumn 2012) EC-351B.Tech (CSE) Year III & MCA Year IIAutumn
Computer Architecture and Microprocessors (Spring 2012)EC-252B.Tech (CSE & ECE) Year IISpring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Efficient Routing Protocols for Resource-constrained Delay-tolerant NetworksSobin CCO2014
Efficient Forwarding Techniques in Named Data Networking for Next-generation ApplicationsDivya SaxenaO2014
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Special session titled "Applications of Bio-inspired Techniques to Social Computing in "7th InternatLiverpool Hope University2012-12-14
STC on Applying Pervasive Computing and Social Networks to Accelerate the Growth of Rural and Urban AICTE2012-06-29
Refereed Journal Papers

Book Chapters

  • Jiannong Cao, Joanna Siebert, and Vaskar Raychoudhury, “Service Management in Pervasive Computing Environments”, Pervasive Computing and Networking, Mohammad S. Obaidat, Mieso Denko, and Isaac Woungang (Eds.), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Journal Publications

  • Vaskar Raychoudhury, Shikhar Shrivastav, Sandeep Singh Sandha, and Jiannong Cao, “Crowdsourcing based Context-aware Panoramic Map Generation for Smartphone Users,” Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), July 2014.
  • Deepak Uniyal and Vaskar Raychoudhury, “Pervasive Healthcare: A Comprehensive Survey of Tools and Techniques,” arXiv:1411.1821 [cs.CY], Nov. 2014.
  • Vaskar Raychoudhury, Ajay D. Kshemkalyani, Daqing Zhang, and Jiannong Cao, “Automatic Event Scheduling in Mobile Social Network Communities,” Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), December 2013.
  • Vaskar Raychoudhury, Jiannong Cao, Rajdeep Niyogi, Weigang Wu, and Yi Lai, “Top K-leader Election in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks,” Accepted for publication in Journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC), Elsevier, October 2013 (
  • Vaskar Raychoudhury, Jiannong Cao, Mohan Kumar, and Daqiang Zhang, “Middleware for Pervasive Computing: A Survey,” Journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Elsevier, Volume 9, Issue 2, April 2013, Pages 177–200 (http://dx.doi:10.1016/j.pmcj.2012.08.006). [Impact Factor: 1.250] [Citation count: 15]
  • Weiping Zhu, Jiannong Cao, Henry Chan, Xuefeng Liu, and Vaskar RaychoudhuryMobile RFID with a High Identification Rate,” Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), February, 2013. [Impact Factor   ~ 1.1]
  • Daqiang Zhang, Zhijun Yang, Vaskar Raychoudhury, Zhe Chen, “An Energy-efficient Routing Protocol Using Movement Trend in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks,” Accepted in the Computer Journal, February, 2013. [Impact factor: 0.785,  5-Yr impact factor: 0.943][Citation count: 6]
  • Vaskar Raychoudhury, Jiannong Cao, Weigang Wu, and Steven Lai, “K-Directory Community: Reliable Service Discovery in MANET,” Journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Elsevier
    Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2011, Pages 140-158. [Impact Factor: 1.250][Citation count: 15]


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