Personal Profile of Dr. Padmalochan Bera

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Dr. Padmalochan Bera
Title : Assistant Professor
School : Electrical Sciences
Office (Room No.) : 201
Phone No. (Office) : 0674-713-5736
Email : plb@iitbbs.ac.in
Research Scholars : 3 (Bata Krishna Tripathy; Madhukrishna Priyadarshini; Kamalakanta Sethi)
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Courses Taught
Database Management Systems; Database Systems Laboratory; Discrete Structure and Foundation of Logic; Computer Networks; Computer Network Laboratory; Networks and System Security; Embedded Systems; Programming and Data Structure; Programming and Data Structure Lab; Basic Electronics
Research Interests
Network Security, Cryptography, Access Control, Software Defined Networks (SDNs), Cloud Computing, Formal Verification and optimization
Degree Discipline Year School
PhD Computer Science and Engineering 2011 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
ME Computer Science and Engineering 2006 Jadavpur University
BE Computer Science and Engineering 2001 Jadavpur University
Recent Publications (International Journals)
Soumya Maity, Padmalochan Bera, S. K. Ghosh and Ehab Al-Shaer. Formal integrated network security analysis tool: formal query-based network security configuration analysis. IET Networks vol. 4(2): 137-147, 2015
Santosh Majhi, Padmalochan Bera, OHMF: A Query Based Optimal Healthcare Medication Framework, International Journal of Information Processing, 2014.
M. Ashiqur Rahaman and Ehab Al-Shaer, Padmalochan Bera A Noninvasive Threat Analyzer for Advanced Metering Infrastructure in Smart Grid In IEEE Transaction on Smart Grid vol 4(1), pp. 273-287, March 2013
Padmalochan Bera, S. K. Ghosh and Pallab Dasgupta, A WLAN Security Management Framework based on Formal Spatio-Temporal RBAC Model, Journal of Security and Communication Networks, Wiley InterScience, vol 4(9), pp. 981-993, August 2011.
Padmalochan Bera, Pallab Dasgupta, S. K. Ghosh, Policy based Security Analysis in Enterprise Networks- A formalapproach, In IEEE Transaction on Network and Service Management, vol. 7(4), pp. 231-243, December 2010.
Padmalochan Bera, Pallab Dasgupta, S. K. Ghosh, Integrated Security Analysis Framework for an Enterprise Network-A Formal Approach, In IET Information Security Journal, vol. 4(4), pp. 283-300, December 2010.
Padmalochan Bera, Pallab Dasgupta, S. K. Ghosh, Formal Analysis of Security Policy Implementations in EnterpriseNetworks. International Journal of Computer Network and Communications (IJCNC), Vol. 1(2), pp. 56-73, July 2009.
Conferences (International)
Madhukrishna Priyadarsini, Padmalochan Bera, Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman, "A New Approach for Energy Efficiency in Software Defined Network", 25th International Science Conference on Computer Networks (CN 2018), Gliwice, Poland, June 19-22, 2018. (Accepted)
Madhukrishna Priyadarsini, Padmalochan Bera, "A New Approach for SDN Performance Enhancement", The Fifth IEEE International Conference on Software Defined Systems (SDS-2018) Barcelona, Spain, April 23-26, 2018. (Accepted)
Kamalakanta Sethi, Anish Chopra, Padmalochan Bera, Bata Krishna Tripathy: Integration of role based access control with homomorphic cryptosystem for secure and controlled access of data in cloud. SIN 2017: 194-199
Kamalakanta Sethi, Shankar Kumar Chaudhary, Bata Krishna Tripathy, Padmalochan Bera: A novel malware analysis for malware detection and classification using machine learning algorithms. SIN 2017: 107-113
Kamalakanta Sethi, Shankar Kumar Chaudhary, Bata Krishna Tripathy, Padmalochan Bera: A Novel Malware Analysis Framework for Malware Detection and Classification using Machine Learning Approach. ICDCN 2018: 49:1-49:4
Madhukrishna Priyadarsini, Dr. Padmalochan Bera, Rohan Bhampal, "Performance Analysis of SDN controller architecture- A Simulation Based Survey ", IEEE WisPNET 2017 (IEEE COMSOC), Chennai, India, 22-24 March 2017
Kamalakanta Sethi, Amartya Majumdar, Padmalochan Bera, "A Novel Implementation of Parallel Homomorphic Encryption for Secure Data Storage in Cloud", International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection of Digital Services (Cyber Security 2017), pp-1-7, London, UK, June,2017.
Bata Krishna Tripathy, Ananta Gopal Sethy, Padmalochan Bera and Mohammed Ashiqur Rahman, A Novel Secure and Efficient Policy Management Framework for Software Defined Network, In 11th IEEE International Workshop on Security, Trust, and Privacy for Software Applications(STPSA 2016) collocated with 40th IEEE COMPSAC 2016, pp. 423-430, Atlanta USA, June 10-14
Bata Krishna Tripathy, Padmalochan Bera, Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman: Analysis of trust models in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: A simulation based study. COMSNETS 2016: 1-8
Santosh Majhi and Padmalochan Bera "A Security Enforcement Framework for Virtual Machine Migration Auction". In ACM Safeconfig 2015, (Collocated with ACM CCS), pp. 47-53, Denver, USA, October 2015
Santosh Majhi, Padmalochan Bera. Designing an Adaptive Firewall for Enterprise Cloud, International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing, Simla India, December 2014.
Santosh Majhi, Padmalochan Bera. VM migration auction: Business oriented federation of cloud providers for scaling of application services, International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing, Simla India, December 2014.
Santosh Majhi, Padmalochan Bera, Swapnil Kumar, Ehab Al-Shaer, Manoranjan Satpathy. Synthesizing Optimal Security Configurations for Enterprise Networks - A formal Approach. In IET System Safety and Cyber Security Conference, Manchester UK, October 2014
Padmalochan Bera and S. K. Ghosh, A Query Driven Security Testing Framework for Enterprise Network, In IEEE SECTEST with IEEE ICST, Luxembourg, March 2013
Padmalochan Bera and A. Pasala, A Framework for optimizing effort in Testing System-of-Systems, In IEEE ICSEM 2012, Mysore, India, December 2012
M. Ashiqur Rahaman, Padmalochan Bera and E. Al-Shaer, A Non-invasive Security Threat Analyzer for AMI Smart Grid, IEEE INFOCOM 2012, pp. 2255-2263, Florida, USA, March 2012
Saeed Al-Haj, Padmalochan Bera and Ehab Al-Shaer, Build and Test Your Own Network Configuration, 7th International ICST Conference on Security and Privacy in ommunication Networks (SecureComm 2011), London, UK, September 2011
Padmalochan Bera, Soumya Maity, S. K. Ghosh and PallabDasgupta, Generating Policy based Security Implementations in Enterprise Networks. In ACM SafeConfig Workshop, ACM CCS 2010, Chicago, USA, October 2010.
Padmalochan Bera, Soumya Maity, S. K. Ghosh and Pallab Dasgupta, A Query based Formal Security AnalysisFramework for Enterprise LAN, In 10thIEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology 2010 (CIT 2010), Bradford, UK, pp. 407-414, IEEE Computer Society, June 2010
Padmalochan Bera, Pallab Dasgupta, S. K. Ghosh, A Spatio-temporal Role-based Access Control Model for WirelessLAN Security Policy Management, In 4th International Conference on Information Systems, Technologyand Management (ICISTM-10), LNCS, Springer Verlag, pp 76-88, Bangkok, Thailand, March 2010.
Soumya Maity, Padmalochan Bera and Soumya Kanti Ghosh, A Mobile IP based WLAN Security management framework with reconfigurable hardware acceleration, In ACM SIN 2010, pp. 218-223, Taganrog, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Padmalochan Bera, Pallab Dasgupta, S. K. Ghosh, Fault Analysis of Security Implementations in EnterpriseNetworks, In IEEE International Conference on Network and Communication Systems (NetCom 2009),DOI: 10.1109/Netcom.2009.82, pp. 240-245, Chennai, India, December 2009.
Padmalochan Bera, Pallab Dasgupta, S. K. Ghosh, Formal Verification of Security Policy Implementations inEnterprise Networks, In International Conference on Information Systems and Security (ICISS 2009), LNCS 5905, pp. 117-131, Kolkata, India, December 2009.
Bata Krishna Tripathy, Ashray Sudhir, Padmalochan Bera, "Formal Modelling and Verification of Requirements of Adaptive Routing Protocol for Mobile Ad-Hoc Network", 41st IEEE COMPSAC, pp. 548-556, Turin, Italy, July 2017.
Academic Honors & Awards
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, CyberDNA Research Center, University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA 2010-2011
  • ACM Travel Grant to attend CCS 2010 conference, Chicago, USA (2010)
  • Scholarship from HQIDS, Ministry of Defense, India (2007-2010)
  • UGC and MHRD Travel Grant to attend IET System safety and Cyber Security Workshop, Manchester, UK (2014)
  • National Scholarship 1993-95 for results in Secondary Examination
  • National Scholarship 1995-1999 for results in Higher Secondary Examination
Course Organized
GIAN course on Applied Cyber Security, August 5-12, 2016
Patent(s) Filed
  • A. Pasala and Padmalochan Bera. Designing an Adaptive Method and System for optimizing testing efforts in system of systems testing. US patent no: 20150154094, 2015.
  • A. Pasala and Padmalochan Bera, Tom Nedumgad. Methods, systems and computer-readable media for quantifying a bug detection efficiency of a bug prediction technique. US patent no: US 20150089481 A1, 2014
Research Project(s)

Sponsored Projects

Title: Automated Security Verification and Diagnosis of Smart Grid Advanced Metering Infrastructure - a formal analytics based approach Sponsoring Organization: SRIC, IIT Bhubaneswar Duration: 2 years (Cost: 9.95 Lakhs) [Completed]

Title: NetAssure: A Formal Configuration Compliance checking, Security Policy Verification and Threat Diagnosis Tool for Enterprise Computing and Network Infrastructure Funding Agency: SAG, DRDO, New Delhi Duration: 3 years (Cost: 21.84 Lakhs) [Ongoing]

Consultancy Projects

Title: Distributed SDN Controller with End to End Security. Funding Agency: Central Research Laboratory,Bharat Electronics Ltd.,Bengaluru Duration: 2 Years (Cost: 42.5 Lakhs) [Ongoing]

Important Talks/Presentations
  • Invited Talk on "Formal Modelling Techniques for verification of Network Security Policy Implementations and device configurations", Software Analytics Group, DRDO, New Delhi, June 6 2016
  • Invited Talk on "Software Defined Networks with Network Function Virtualization – a research roadmap", IEEE National Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks with Internet of Things and Cloud Computing, Bhubaneswar January 15-16, 2016
  • Invited Talk on "Security Challenges on Network and Critical Infrastructure – Enterprise perspective", IBM Faculty Residency Program on Cyber Security at IBM Bangalore, June 2-6, 2014
  • Delivered Talk on Cyber Security Challenges in Smart Grid Infrastructure in National Workshop on Smart Grid Technologies (NWSGT) held in IIT Bhubaneswar during 8-9 November 2014.
  • Delivered Talk on “Security and Safety Challenges in Smart Grid Advanced Metering Infrastructure” in IEEE CSS Symposium on Cyber Physical Systems at IISC Bangalore, India during November 2-3 2012.
  • Delivered Lecture on Formal Analysis of Security Configurations in Enterprise Networks at  CyberDNA Research Seminar in University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA, March 18 2011
  • Delivered Lectures on Cyber Security Challenges and Scope of Formal Methods under Advanced Network Security Course in University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA, Fall Semester 2011
  • Presented papers in conferences: INFOCOM 2012, ACM CCS 2011, ICISS 2009, NetCom 2009, 1CISTM 2010, ICDCN 2010.
  • Attended Microsoft Research (MSRI) summer school on Programming Languages, Analysis and Verification in IISC, Bangalore during 16-28 June 2008.
Professional Experience
  • Doctoral Symposium Chair, ICDCN 2017 PC Member, IEEE COMSNETS 2016
  • PC Member, COUFLESS 2015 Workshop with ICSE 2015 Conference
  • Senior Research Scientist in Infosys Labs (Software Test Automation and Optimization Group), Bangalore, India from July 2012 to September 2013
  • Researcher in General Motors India Science Lab (Control Software Validation Group), Bangalore, India from September 2011 to June 2012.
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow in CyberDNA Research Center, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, USA from October 2010 to September 2011.
  • Member, IEEE and IEEE Control System Society, Bangalore Chapter
  • Member, CyberDNA Research Centre, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
  • Reviewer of IEEE TNSM, IET Information Security, Wiley SCN