Nitin Auluck

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar

Rupnagar, Punjab, India, 140001

Email: firstname AT iitrpr DOT ac DOT in

My schedule

Research Interests

Fog Computing, Scheduling & Resource Allocation, Parallel & Distributed Computing.


In the spring semester, academic year 2017-18, I am teaching GE 103 - Introduction to Programming & Data Structures and CSL 704 - Advanced Operating Systems.

In the past, I have taught the following courses:

  • GEL 103 - Introduction to Computing.
  • CSL 301 - Introduction to Database Systems.
  • CSL 343 - Computer Networks.
  • CSL 611 - Real Time Systems.
  • CSL 333 - Operating Systems.
  • CSL 711 - Distributed Systems.


Work Experience

  • December 2015 - present: Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Ropar.
  • June 2010 - November 2016: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Ropar.
  • August 2004 - May 2010: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Quincy University, USA.

Academic Visits

  • Department of Computing, Imperial College, London, UK, March 2011.
  • School of Computer Science & Informatics, Cardiff University, UK, October 2016 & May - July 2017.
  • Department of Computer Science, Binghamton University, USA, July 2017.

Selected Publications

  • K. Fizza, N. Auluck, O. Rana and L. Bittencourt, "PASHE: Privacy aware Scheduling in a Heterogeneous Fog Environment", The Sixth IEEE International Conference on Future of Internet of Things and Cloud, August 6-8, Barcelona, Spain, 2018, accepted.
  • K. Fizza, N. Auluck, A. Azim, "Improving the Interactivity and Security of Diabetes Data using Fog Computing (Poster)", The Ninth Student Research Conference, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Canada, May 3, 2018.
  • A. Singh, N. Auluck, O. Rana, A. Jones, S. Nepal, "RT-SANE: Real-Time Security aware Scheduling on the Network Edge", The Tenth IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility & Cloud Computing (UCC), Austin, USA, December 5-8, 2017 (finalist for best paper award).
  • I. Petri, O. Rana, J. Bignell, S. Nepal, and N. Auluck, "Incentivising Resource Sharing in Edge Computing Applications", The Fourteenth International Conference on Economies of Grids, Clouds, System and Services (GECON 2017), Anglet, France, September 19-21, 2017.
  • J. Singh, A. Gujral, H. Singh, J. Singh, N. Auluck, “Energy Aware Scheduling on Heterogeneous Multiprocessors with DVFS & Duplication”, The Seventeenth IEEE International Conference on Parallel & Distributed Computing, Applications & Technologies (PDCAT) , Guangzhou, China, December 16 - 18, 2016.
  • J. Singh, M. Pandey, E. Katiyar, R. Tulasyan, V. Gupta, N. Auluck, A Multi-objective Genetic Algorithm to Improve Power and Performance of Heterogeneous Multiprocessors, The IEEE International Conference on Parallel, Distributed & Grid Computing, Shimla, December 22 - 24, 2016 (second best paper award).
  • J. Singh and N. Auluck, "Real-Time Scheduling on Heterogeneous Multiprocessor Systems", The IEEE International Conference on Parallel, Distributed & Grid Computing (PDGC 2016), Shimla, December 22-24, 2016.
  • J. Singh, M. Pandey, E. Katiyar, R. Tulasyan, V. Gupta and N. Auluck, "A Multiobjective Genetic Algorithm to improve power and performance of heterogeneous multiprocessors", IEEE International Workshop on Network Computing and Data Management, Tianjin, China, August 23 - 26, 2016.
  • J. Singh and N. Auluck, "Controlled duplication scheduling of real-time precedence tasks on heterogeneous multiprocessors", 19th Workshop on Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processing, IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), May 25-29, Hyderabad, 2015.
  • J. Singh, S. Betha, B. Mangipudi and N. Auluck, "Contention Aware Energy Efficient Scheduling on Heterogeneous Multiprocessors", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol. 25, No. 5, 2015.
  • J. Singh and N. Auluck, “ DVFS and Duplication based scheduling for optimizing Power and Performance in heterogeneous multiprocessors”, The 22nd ACM High Performance Computing Symposium, April 2014, Tampa, USA.
  • J. Singh, B. Mangipudi, B. Sandeep and N. Auluck, "Restricted duplication based MILP formulation for scheduling task graphs on unrelated parallel machines", The IEEE International Symposium on Parallel Architectures, Algorithms and Programming, Dec. 17-20, 2012, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 202 - 209.
  • J. Singh and N. Auluck, "Controlled Duplication for Scheduling Real-Time Precedence Tasks on Heterogeneous Multiprocessors", The IEEE High Performance Computing Conference (HiPC), Student Research Symposium, December 18 - 21, 2011, Bengaluru, India.
  • N. Auluck, "A Theoretical Framework for Improving the Schedulability of Hard and Soft Real-time Tasks on Heterogeneous Network of Workstations (NOWs)", The Third IEEE International Conference on Electronics and Computer Technology, ICECT 2011, Kanyakumari, India, pp. 277 - 282.
  • N. Auluck and D. P. Agrawal, "Enhancing the Schedulability of Real-Time Heterogeneous Network of Workstations (NOWs)," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol. 20, No. 11, November, 2009, pp. 1586-1599.
  • N. Auluck, "Duplication Based Integrated Scheduling of Hard and Soft Real-Time Tasks and Messages on Precedence Related Heterogeneous Network of Workstations (NOWs)," The Tenth IEEE High Assurance Systems Engineering Symposium, November 14-16, 2007, Dallas, Texas, USA, pp. 429-430.
  • N. Auluck and D. P. Agrawal, "An Integrated Scheduling Algorithm for Precedence Constrained Hard and Soft Real-Time Tasks on Heterogeneous Multiprocessors," The International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC, 2004), August 25-27, Aizu, Japan, pp. 196-206.


  • Anil Singh (PhD).
  • Kaneez Fizza (MS).
  • Amanjot Kaur (PhD).
  • Mansi Sahi (PhD).

Past Students:

  • Jagpreet Singh (PhD) - Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad, Swiss Government Excellence Fellow, SPCL Lab, ETH Zurich (2016 - 2017).

Prospective Internship Applicants

I receive a lot of email from students requesting for summer/winter internships. Due to the volume of email received, it may not be possible to respond to every email. In case you do not receive a response, please read this standard response: Typically, I do not offer summer internships because 3 months is too short a time to make any significant contribution to one of our research projects. In fact, it may take 3 months just to read the relevant literature before one actually starts to make a contribution. If you are seriously interested in research, please consider applying to one of our graduate programs.

Prospective M. Tech., M. S. (Research) & PhD Students

Admission to the graduate program at CSE, IIT Ropar is quite competitive. It is our expectation that a graduate student will produce high quality research and publications in top tier journals and conferences. Emphasis is placed on the quality of the research rather than its quantity or the time duration. Graduate students receive a monthly stipend and have access to hostel, mess and lab facilities. Admission is ONLY though an entrance exam and interview that is usually conducted twice a year - in May and December. Please watch the institute website for further details and application procedure.


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