Professional Activities

Academic Awards & Scholarships
  • [May 2015 – June 2016] Post-Doctoral Fellowship
    (sponsored by the Boeing-Dalhousie Collaborative Research Grant)
  • [September 2011 – April 2015] Ph.D. Research Grant
    (sponsored by the Boeing-Dalhousie Collaborative Research Grant)
  • [March 2015] Faculty Appreciation Award
    (special one-time award in recognition of my contributions to the Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University)
  • [September 2014] Best Paper Award at Q2SWinet 2014
    (HiveSign: Dynamic Message Signatures for Resource-Constrained Wireless Networks)
  • [September 2014] Best Paper in General Conference Program at SoftCOM 2014
    (RFID Encryption Scheme Featuring Pseudorandom Numbers and Butterfly Seed Generation)
  • [May – July 2014] NRC-IRAP Science and Technology Assistance Fund
    (Research project (internship) in collaboration with HealthQR Inc.)
  • [May – June 2014] NSERC Engage Grant
    (Research project (internship) in collaboration with Citrus Mobile Inc.)
  • [March 2014] Dalhousie Impact Leadership Award (Computer Science) 2014
  • [November 2013] Dalhousie University Faculty of Computer Science Citizenship Award
  • [November 2012 – May 2013] NSERC Engage Grant
    (Project (internship) in collaboration with Home Safe Living Inc.)
  • [November 2012] Dalhousie University Faculty of Computer Science Leadership Award
  • [June – August 2012] NRC-IRAP Science and Technology Assistance Fund
    (Project (internship) in collaboration with Home Safe Living Inc.)
  • [May 2012] Parvathamma Subbaraya Gold Medal, University of Mysore, India
    (For securing highest marks/first rank in M.Tech – Information Systems and Management)
  • [March – June 2012] NRC-IRAP Science and Technology Assistance Fund
    (Project (internship) in collaboration with Progeny Software Inc.)
  • [January – March 2012] NRC-IRAP Science and Technology Assistance Fund
    (Project (internship) in collaboration with Mr. Archie Gillis, Halifax, NS.)
Certificates
  • Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, Centre for Learning and Teaching, Dalhousie University (September 2012 – May 2014)
  • TCPS 2: CORE (Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, Course on Research Ethics), Panel on Research Ethics, Canada (October 2013)
  • Certificate in Core Java and C++, NIIT India, Mysore (January 2009 – June 2009)
Committees & Societies
  • Faculty Associate, Centre for Learning and Teaching, Dalhousie University (September 2016 – Present)
  • Member, Dalhousie Faculty of Computer Science Committee to Promote a Culture of Respect in our¬†Learning Environment (CoReCS)¬†(January 2015 – Present)
  • Volunteer, Dalhousie Women in Technology Society (WiTS) (May 2015 – Present)
  • President, Dalhousie Computer Science Graduate Society (CSGS) (March 2014 – April 2015)
  • Member, CSGS Committee to Promote a Bias-Free Learning Environment (January 2015 – April 2015)
  • General Program Co-Chair, Dalhousie Computer Science In-House Conference (DCSI) (January 2013 – January 2014)
  • Organizer, FCS Free School (January 2013 – January 2014)
  • Member, Academic and External Relations Committee, Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students (DAGS) (September 2012 – April 2013)
  • Graduate Student Representative, Dalhousie Computer Science Society (September 2012 – April 2013)
  • Student Representative, Graduate and Research Committee, Faculty of Computer Science (September 2012 – April 2013)
  • Coordinator, Computer Society of India (CSI) Workshop on Cloud Computing 2010
    International School of Information Management, University of Mysore
  • Organizing Committee Member, IEEE GOLD Interface 2009
    Organized by IEEE Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Affinity Group, IEEE Bangalore Section
  • Vice-Chair, IEEE Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Affinity Group, IEEE Bangalore Section
    (January 2009 – December 2009)
  • Organizing Committee Member, Workshop on Entrepreneurship 2008
    Organized by IEEE Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Affinity Group, IEEE Bangalore Section
  • Executive Committee Member and Webmaster, IEEE Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Affinity Group,
    IEEE Bangalore Section (January 2008 – December 2008)
Reviewer
  • Conferences
    • PC Member, Who Are You?! Adventures in Authentication: WAY Workshop, Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) 2017
    • Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) 2017, member of the Poster Jury
    • Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2016
    • Dalhousie Computer Science In-House Conference (DCSI 2014)
    • Dalhousie Computer Science In-House Conference (DCSI 2013)
    • Dalhousie Computer Science In-House Conference (DCSI 2012)
    • 2012 IEEE Symposium on Wireless Technology and Applications (ISWTA)
    • 2012 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Informatics (ISCI 2012)
    • 2011 IEEE Symposium on Wireless Technology and Applications (ISWTA 2011)
  • Journals
    • Future Internet (MDPI, Open Access Journal) 2016
    • International Journal of Network Security (IJNS) 2016
    • International Journal of Knowledge Based Organizations (IJKBO) 2012
Professional Memberships
  • IEEE : 2004 – present
  • IEEE Communications Society : 2008 – present
  • IEEE Computer Society : 2012 – present
  • ACM : 2012 – present