Dr Arun Kumar




Dr Arun Kumar is an accomplished computer science researcher with a strong focus on network security and communication in the digital realm. With a doctoral degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Delhi, his research has significantly contributed to the field of secure data forwarding techniques in Delay-Tolerant Opportunistic Networks (OppNets).

During his doctoral studies, Dr Kumar designed and developed an innovative intrusion detection scheme for OppNets, utilizing cryptographic and trust-based protocols. Recognized for his research, he secured grants from renowned organizations such as the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Finep, the Government of the Russian Federation, and the National Funding from the FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia). This external funding allowed him to conduct his cutting-edge research and contribute to the advancement of network security solutions.

Dr. Kumar's work has also focused on addressing network attacks, including blackhole, wormhole, and super/hypernova. Through his innovative solutions, he has significantly improved the reliability and resilience of OppNets in the face of malicious threats. His research findings have been published in top-tier international journals, including IEEE, Wiley, and Springer, showcasing his expertise and ability to contribute to the academic community.


PhD: Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science and Engineering)

University of Delhi, New Delhi, 2018

Thesis: Designing secure data forwarding techniques in delay-tolerant opportunistic networks


MTech: Master of Technology (Computer Science and Technology)

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 2012


BTech: Bachelor of Technology (Computer Science and Technology)

Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2010






Research Outputs



Theses and Dissertations (Open Access)

Kumar, A. (2018). Designing secure data forwarding techniques in delay-tolerant opportunistic networks [Doctoral dissertation, University of Delhi]. Shodhganga: A reservoir of Indian theses @ INFLIBNET. http://hdl.handle.net/10603/367627


Dhurandher, S. K., Kumar, A., Woungang, I., & Obaidat, M. S. (2017). Supernova and hypernova misbehavior detection scheme for opportunistic networks. In T. Enokido, H. Hsu, C. Lin, M. Takizawa, & L. Barolli (Eds)., Proceedings of the 31st IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), March 27-29, 2017, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China (pp. 387-391). https://doi.org/10.1109/AINA.2017.17

Gupta, S., Dhurandher, S. K., Woungang, I., Kumar, A., & Obaidat, M. S. (2013). Trust-based security protocol against blackhole attacks in opportunistic networks. In Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob), October 7-9, 2013, Lyon, France (pp. 724-72). https://doi.org/10.1109/WiMOB.2013.6673436

Journal Articles

Shetty, D. K., Bhagawati, J., Shetty, S., Rodrigues, L. R., Kumar, A., Tilwani, P., Vanahalli, M. K., Kishore, B., Rao, A., Namesh, M., Chaabra, S., Makkithaya, K., Naik, N., & Nair, G. (2022). Enhancing technology acceptance through user experience evaluation: Comparative analysis of banking website versus mobile application. Engineered Science 19, 154-166. https://doi.org/10.30919/es8e678

Kumar, A., Dutta, A. A., Jain, N., & Dhurandher, S. K. (2021). MrFbP: Markov random field-driven spatial entropy-based routing protocol in opportunistic networks. International Journal of Communication Systems 35(1), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1002/dac.5018

Kumar, A., Dhurandher, S. K., Woungang, I., & Rodrigues, J. J. P. C. (2021, June). Securing opportunistic networks: An encounter-based trust-driven barter mechanism. Journal of Wireless Mobile Networks, Ubiquitous Computing, and Dependable Applications (JoWUA) 12(2), 99-113. https://doi.org/10.22667/JOWUA.2021.06.30.099

Chaudhary S., Saywell, N., Kumar, A., & Taylor, D. (2020). Visual fixations and motion sensitivity: An exploratory study. JMIR Research Protocols 9(7). https://doi.org/10.2196/16805

Dhurandher, S. K., Kumar, A., & Obaidat, M. S. (2018, December). Cryptography-based misbehavior detection and trust control mechanism for opportunistic network systems. IEEE Systems Journal 12(4), 3191-3202. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSYST.2017.2720757

Kumar, A., Dhurandher, S. K., Woungang, I., Obaidat, M. S., Gupta, S., & Rodrigues, J. J. P. C. (2017). An altruism-based trust-dependent message forwarding protocol for opportunistic networks. International Journal of Communication Systems 30(10), e3232. https://doi.org/10.1002/dac.3232



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