I am a Professor at the School of Computer Science & Engineering (SoCSE), Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Innovation and Technology (KUDSIT), formerly IIITM-K, Trivandrum, India. My research focuses on various aspects of computer security and smart systems, particularly in the domains of the Internet of Things (IoT), Cognitive Security, Endpoint Security, Cognitive Surveillance, and Smart Cyber-Physical Systems. I am also coordinating the Connected Systems and Intelligence (CSI) Lab at KUDSIT. My academic background includes a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka. I have been actively involved in funded research projects and published articles in book chapters, journals, and conference proceedings. I have 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. I have served as Guest Editor for special issues in a few journals and program committee member for many international conferences and workshops. I have co-chaired several international workshops and conferences. I have initiated and am also involved in the organization of several annual conferences/symposiums. Currently, I hold editorial positions, serving as an Editor for the Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA), the Elsevier Journal of Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and the International Journal of Embedded Systems by Inderscience, UK. I'm also an Associate Editor for Connection Science - Taylor & Francis (2023) and IEEE Access. I review submissions for several reputed international journals and serve on the Editorial Board of the Springer book series in Applied Machine Learning. Additionally, I am a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM and the founding Chair of the ACM Trivandrum Professional Chapter. Concurrently, I serve as the Director of Quantumweave Intelligence Private Limited, specializing in IoT Security, Smart Surveillance, and UAV/Automotive Security.

Ongoing Research

Journal Special Issue on Cognitive AI for Intelligent Computing and Communications

Conferences Initiated

Dr. Sabu M. Thampi 
Professor, School of Computer Science & Engineering (SoCSE)
Coordinator, Connected Systems & Intelligence Lab
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

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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

Privacy in IoT

Neha M V

Cognitive IoT

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

    Assistant Professor, St. George's College

Anjana P Das

Anomaly Resistant and Fault Resilient Localization for Underwater Sensor Networks

    Technical Specialist at Tata Elxsi

Elizabeth B Varghese

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

  Post Doctoral Fellow, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar


Authorship Analysis and its Applications in Online Social Media

    Senior Technical Lead at EY

Indu V

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


Soumya T

Enhancement Techniques for Unevenly Illuminated Nighttime Surveillance Video

   Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, Muttathara

Divya S. Vidyadharan

Forensic Techniques for Forgery Detection and Localization in Digital Images

   Research Engineer, Augsenselab

Deepthi P. S

Enhanced Clustering Techniques for Gene Expression Data

  Assistant Professor, LBS Institute of Technology for Women

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


Honors and Awards/Other services

Technology and Business Incubation/Mentorship


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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)