Chhagan Lal, PhD

Research Fellow
Department of Mathematics - University of Padua (Italy) 
Office: #530, 5th floor, staircase D. 
Address: Dipartimento di Matematica, 
                   via Trieste 63, 
                   35121 Padova, ITALY

Currently, I am a PostDoc fellow in Department of Mathematics, University of Padova, Italy ( Here, I am part of the Security and PRIvacy Through Zeal (SPRITZ) research group. With my supervisor Prof. Mauro Conti, I am conducting research on topics related to Privacy and Security of Wireless networks, Software Define Networking and Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks, and Contextual Security. In the past, I have also done research on QoE/QoS provisioning for Video Streaming in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs), resource estimation and allocation in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Security measures and attacks on MANETs.

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 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:
  • Security and Privacy in Wireless Networks
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Blockchain Security
  • QoE/QoS provisioning for Video Streaming in MANETs
  • Security for Next Generation Networks such as 5G, NDN and IoT

Current Projects:
I am actively involved (technical and administrative activities) in the following 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.
  • University of Padua, University Project (Junior Grant 2014), Physical-Layer Security for Wireless Communication, 2016-2018.

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), 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: IoT-SECFOR 2018, ACM WiSec 2017, SEMS 2017, SIN' 17, scsp-w 2016,
Program Committee Member: 
IoT-SECFOR 2018ICCST 2017, IEEE CNS - SPA 2017, SEMS 2017, SSIC-2017, APS-CPS-16, ICCST-2017, SecCPS 2017