Sabu M. Thampi is a Professor at the School of Computer Science & Engineering (SoCSE), Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Innovation and Technology (KUDSIT) - formerly IIITM-K, Technocity Campus, Trivandrum, Kerala, India. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka. His current research interests include Internet of Things (IoT), Cognitive Security, Social Networks, Endpoint Security and Smart Cyber-Physical Systems. Sabu is also coordinating the Connected Systems and Intelligence (CSI) Lab at KUDSIT. Dr. Sabu has been actively involved in funded research projects and published papers in book chapters, journals, and conference proceedings. He has authored and edited a few books, as well as edited 45+ conference proceedings published by Springer in various series, as well as a few others published by IEEE, ACM, and Elsevier. Sabu has served as Guest Editor for special issues in few journals and program committee member for many international conferences and workshops. He has co-chaired several international workshops and conferences. He has initiated (ISTA, SSCC, SIRS, ISI, SoMMA, ACN, CoCoNet...) and is also involved in the organization of several annual conferences/symposiums. Sabu is currently serving as Editor for Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA), Elsevier Journal of Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (2022), Connection Science - Taylor & Francis, and Associate Editor for IEEE Access and International Journal of Embedded Systems, Inderscience, UK; and reviewer for several reputed international journals. He is an Editorial Board member of Springer book series in Applied Machine Learning. Sabu is a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM. He is the founding Chair of the ACM Trivandrum Professional Chapter.

Dr. Sabu M. Thampi 
Professor, School of Computer Science & Engineering (SoCSE)
Center for Research and Innovation in Cyber Threat Resilience (CRICTR)
Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Innovation and Technology (KUDSIT)
(formerly Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Kerala)
Technocity Campus, Trivandrum- 695317, Kerala State, India
Ph:  +91-471-2788047, Mobile: +91-9447103005
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6453-5520

Edited Books/Proceedings

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Conference Organisation


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Academic Responsibilities


Secure Internet Programming, High Performance Computing, Advanced Database Management Systems, Compiler Construction, Computer Graphics and Multimedia, Computer Networks and Distributed Computing, Computer Organization, Cryptography and Network Security, Data Compression, Data Structures, Database Management Systems, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Digital Logic Design, Distributed Database Systems, E-Commerce, Grid Computing, Database Security, Management Information Systems, Mobile Communication Systems, Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Operating systems, Principles of Programming Languages, Programming Languages and Tools: FORTRAN, COBOL, C, C++, Java, TCL/tk, Scripting Languages, Simulation and Modeling, Software Engineering, Unified Modeling Language


PhD Students (Ongoing and Completed)

Jithu Vijay V P

IoT Network Security

Neha M V

Cognitive AI in Social Network Security

Anjana Jimmington

SDN Based Security Architecture for IoT Networks

Aswin P

Intrusion Detection in IoT Networks

Blessy Thomas

Machine learning based vulnerability analysis in IoT Networks

Aiswarya S Nair

Security Mechanisms for Lightweight and Complex IoT Endpoints

Gemini George

Vulnerability Analysis and Risk Mitigation Strategies for IoT Networks

Anjana P Das

Anomaly Resistant and Fault Resilient Localization for Underwater Sensor Networks

Elizabeth B Varghese

Analysis and Detection of Crowd Behavior using Cognitive Models in Smart Surveillance


Authorship Analysis and its Applications in Online Social Media

Indu V

Misinformation in online social networks: Propagation analysis, detection, and mitigation strategies

Soumya T

Enhancement Techniques for Unevenly Illuminated Nighttime Surveillance Video

Divya S. Vidyadharan

Forensic Techniques for Forgery Detection and Localization in Digital Images

Deepthi P. S

Enhanced Clustering Techniques for Gene Expression Data

Examiner for Ph.D Dissertations

National Institute Of Technology,Kurukshetra
Deakin University, Melbourne
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Cochin University of Science and Technology
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
National Institute of Technology, Trichy
APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Kerala
Anna University, Chennai
Visvesvaraya Technological University
VIT University
SRM University
University of Delhi
Pondicherry University
Gujarat Technological University
Kalasalingam University
Karunya University
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
B. S. Abdur Rahman University, Chennai
Bharathiar University


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Projects & Consultancy


I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much - Hedy Lamarr


                     My Kids - Kiran M. Sabu & Aadith M. Sabu (2010)