Sabu M. Thampi is an Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Kerala (IIITM-K), Technopark Campus, Trivandrum, Kerala State, India. He has completed Ph.D in Computer Engineering under the supervision of Dr. K. Chandrasekaran from National Institute of Technology Karnataka. Sabu has several years of teaching and research experience in various institutions in India. His research interests include network security, security informatics, bio-inspired computing, very large databases, image forensics, video surveillance, secure localization and distributed computing. He has authored and edited few books published by reputed international publishers and published papers in academic journals and international and national proceedings. Sabu has served as Guest Editor for special issues in few international journals and program committee member for many international conferences and workshops. He has co-chaired several international workshops and conferences. He has initiated and is also involved in the organization of several annual conferences/symposiums: International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), International Conference on Computing and Network Communications (CoCoNet), Symposium on Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (ISTA), Symposium on Security in Computing and Communications (SSCC), Symposium on Intelligent Informatics (ISI), Symposium on Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition Systems (SIRS) etc. Sabu is currently serving as Editor for Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA), Elsevier and Journal of Applied Soft Computing, Elsevier; and Associate Editor for IEEE Access and International Journal of Embedded Systems, Inderscience, UK; and reviewer for several reputed international journals. Sabu is a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE) and member of IEEE Communications Society, IEEE SMCS, and ACM. He is the founding Chair of ACM Trivandrum Professional Chapter. He was honored with the ASDF Award for Best Computer Science Faculty in 2012.



Contact Information

Dr. Sabu M. Thampi 
Associate Professor, School of CS/IT
Center for Research and Innovation in Cyber Threat Resilience (CRICTR)
Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Kerala (IIITM-K)
Technopark Campus, Trivandrum- 695581, Kerala State, India
Ph:  +91-471-2784117, Fax: + 91-471-2527568; Mobile: +91-9447103005
E-mail: sabu.thampi[at]; smthampi[at], smthampi[at],[at]
Skype: sabu9447103005




Books/Book Chapters/Edited Proceedings


Talks Delivered




Conference Organisation

Founder - International Conference on
Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI)


Guest Edited Special Issues


Professional Service


Journal Reviewer/Editor


Training Programmes Organised

Training Programmes Attended


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


Research Guidance

Current Students

Indu V

Detection and Prevention of Misinformation in Online Social Networks

Anjana P Das

Secure Localization in Underwater Sensor Networks

Athira U

Authorship Analysis

Deepthi P S

Big Data Clustering

Divya S. Vidyadharan

Doctored Image Detection

Soumya T

Video Enhancement for Surveillance System


 Past Students


Angel Rose A  

Verifiable Secret Image Sharing

Sreedhanya M V  

Online Clustering Based Trajectory Detection

Amritha Sampath

Cluster Head Selection

Ann Jisma Jacob

Securing Biometric Images

Nithya Aniyan

Key Management in Wireless Sensor Networks

Jissy Liz Jose

Identity Distribution in P2P Networks

Marfa M

Location Based Query Processing in Mobile Environment

Diya Thomas

Mobile Query Processing

G. Sreenu

Managing Freeriders in P2P Networks


Honors and Awards

Technology and Business Incubation/Mentorship


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