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Sugata Sanyal


School of Technology & Computer Science
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai – 400005, India.

Email: sanyal [AT] tifr . res . in

Tel No: +91-22-22782000
Fax No: +91-22-22804610/11


Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph. D. in Computer Science, University of Mumbai, 1992
    Dissertation: Computer Architecture: Some Aspects of Fault-Tolerance and Coding Techniques
  • Master of Technology, Electronics & Electrical Engineering,
    Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1973
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Jadavpur University, 1971


Area of specialization:

  • Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
  • Secure Mobile Computing
  • Multifactor Secure Authentication System for Wireless Payment
  • Multifactor Security Protocol for Wireless Payment
  • Intrusion Detection System
  • Multipath Approach to Security
  • Multi-Factor Security Protocol
  • Data Hiding Technique
  • Steganography and Steganalysis
  • Jigsaw-based Secure Data Transfer
  • Whole Genome Comparison
  • Computer Architecture
  • Parallel Processing
  • Fault Tolerance and Coding Theory

Awards and Distinctions:

  • IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (1997)
  • Co-recipient of “Vividhlaxi Audyogik Samsodhan Vikas Kendra Award (VASVIK)” for Electrical and Electronics Science and Technologies (combined) for the year (1985) for successful and completely indigenous design, development, testing, know-how transfer to production unit (Electronic Corporation of India Limited: ECIL) and final successful live field-trial of a large complex real-time multi-computer based Integrated Data Handling System for On Line Air-Sector Control. Received Gold Medal, Citation and Cash Award for the same from Prof M G K Menon, Chairman, Board of Advisors, VASVIK TRUST.
  • Three Gold-Medals in the B.E. Final, from Jadavpur University,
    Rank: First Class First (With Honors)


Positions held:

  • In Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
    1973 –till date: Working in the School of Technology & Computer Science, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research as a Professor.

  • In University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Was Visiting Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science in the University of Cincinnati (July – September, 2003), Ohio, USA. Delivered a series of lectures in various US Universities (including University of Cincinnati) and also had intense interaction with the Research Scholars in the area of Network Security, resulting in research publications.
    Host: Prof. D. P. Agrawal

Some Graduate Courses taught at the School of Technology & Computer Science, TIFR:
  • Network and Security : August – December, 2004
  • Security in Computing : August –December, 2005
  • Theory of  Networks   : August – December, 2006 [Topical Course]

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Other work and topics of miscellaneous interest : 

  1. Some Articles:
    Dealing with Dreams - A Teacher's Perspective
    Every child can become a good human being
    We need to re-think about research areas
    Good old days when India built computers
  2. Some Recent Light Articles:
    I would like to state that all stories and poem in this section have been published in
    e-Magazines and Magazines. English translation and some time original copies are put
    up here, merely for entertainment purpose.

    Benjamin - A Love Story
    Nail on the Wall
    Strange Camera
  3. My LinkedIn Website

  • My Citations

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