I am currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. I have joined IIIT G in July 2014. I have completed my Phd from Indian Institute of Technology Patna in March 2014. Previously, I was associated with Jaypee University and Syntel Inc.

Research Interests:

My research interests are in the area of wireless networks, network security and distributed computing. Specifically, I work in the protocol stack of wireless networks with focus on medium access control and network layers. Currently, me along with my reserach students are working on different MAC layer issues in IEEE 802.15.4 networks. Also, we are working on MAC and network layer design for Internet of vehicles (IoV). I am a part of the Design and Innovation centre (DIC) in IIITG, whose focus is on Internet of Things (IoT).

Sponsored Research Project-1: Title: Development of MAC associated schemes for large IEEE 802.15.4 based networks, funded by SCIENCE & ENGINEERING RESEARCH BOARD (SERB), Department of Science & Technology, Government of India (Completed July 2020).

Sponsored Research Project-2: Title: Design and Development of an Assistive Device for Persons with Motor Neuron Disease, TIDE, DST, Govt. of India. (Ongoing)


Monsoon: CS352-Computer Networks
Monsoon: CS353-Computer Networks Lab
Winter: CS361-Computer Security

Ph.D. Students:


  1. Dr. Nikumani Choudhary, Currently working as Assistant Professor at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.
    Thesis Title: Development of MAC associated schemes for large IEEE 802.15.4 Cluster-tree Networks;
    Date of Ph.D. Viva Voce: November 2020
  2. Ongoing: Joint Supervision

  3. Mr. Mehbub Alam, Full-time: (2019), Area: Fog & Cloud Computing, JRF IIIT Guwahati.
  4. Mr. Pritwish Sen, Full-time:(2021), Area: Brain Computer Interfacing, JRF IIIT Guwahati.
  5. Ongoing: Single Supervision

  6. Mr. Arvind Kumar, Part-time:(2016), Area: Concurrent Data Collection in IoT, Currently working as Assistant Professor at Jaypee University.
  7. Mr. Rakesh Sehgal, Part-time:(2018), Area: IoT Device Security, Currently working as Associate Director, C-DAC Mohali.
  8. Ms. Rachna Shah, Part-time:(2019), Area: - , Currently working as Scientist -B, NIC Uttarakhand.
  9. Publications:   Google Scholar

Dr. Rakesh Matam

Associate Professor (CSE)

PhD (IIT Patna)