Chhagan Lal, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Validation Intelligence for Autonomous Software Systems 
Office: #349, 3th floor. 
                   Martin Linges vei 25,
                   1364 Fornebu, Norway

Currently, I am Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Simula Research Labs, Oslo, Norway. Before joining Simula, I was a Research Fellow in Department of Mathematics, University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy ( In UNIPD, I am an active member of the Security and PRIvacy Through Zeal (SPRITZ) research group, which is led by Prof. Mauro Conti.

Please check my resume for detailed information about my academic carrier and achievements.

Research Interests

I am interested in all the aspects of systems and network security, privacy protection, and traffic engineering in wireless networks. Currently, I mainly focus on: (i) Design and analysis of Blockchain based solutions for Healthcare and Digital Forensics domains, and (ii) identifying and mitigating vulnerabilities that leads to various security threats in current as well as next generation wireless networks. Particularly I am interested in the followings:
  • Network Security
  • Blockchain Technologies and Smart contracts
  • Solutions for secure and reliable communication in networks such as IoT, SDN, VANETs, and ICN

Previous Projects:
In past, I was actively involved (technical and administrative activities) in the following EU projects: 
  • European Commission, H2020-SU-SEC-2018, LOCARD - Lawful evidence collecting and continuity platform development (H2020 2019-2022).
  • European Commission, H2020-ICT30-2015 (Internet of Things and Platforms for Connected Smart Objects), TagItSmart! - Smart Tags driven service platform for enabling ecosystems of connected objects, 2016-2019.
  •  European Commission, EU-India Research and Innovation Partnership, REACH - Rural broadband internEt Access using Cooperative mesh networking in witHe spectrum, 2016-2019.
Professional Activities
Journal Reviewer: Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (IEEE)Transactions on Industrial Informatic (IEEE), Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (IEEE)Transactions on Network and Service Management (IEEE), Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (IEEE), Computer Communications (Elsevier), Computer Networks (Elsevier), Wireless Networks (Springer), Pervasive and Mobile Computing (Elsevier),  Computers and Electrical Engineering (Elsevier), and many more.
Program Chair:
ACM WiSec 2017 (Poster/Demo Chair)
Publicity Chair: ACNS 2020, AIoTS 2020, AIBlock 2020, IoT-SECFOR 2020, IoT-SECFOR 2019, ACM WiSec 2017, SEMS 2017, SIN' 17, scsp-w 2016, ICISS-2016
Program Committee Member: AIoTS 2020, AIBlock 2020, IoT-SECFOR 2020, IoT-SECFOR 2018ICCST 2017, IEEE CNS - SPA 2017, SEMS 2017, SSIC-2017, APS-CPS-16, ICCST-2017, SecCPS 2017