Chhagan Lal, PhD

Research/Postdoc 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
  • Contextual 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-ICT30-2015 (Internet of Things and Platforms for Connected Smart Objects), TagItSmart! - Smart Tags driven service platform for enabling ecosystems of connected objects, 2016-2018.
  •  European Commission, EU-India Research and Innovation Partnership, REACH - Rural broadband internEt Access using Cooperative mesh networking in witHe spectrum, 2014-2017.
  • University of Padua, University Project (Junior Grant 2014), Physical-Layer Security for Wireless Communication, 2016-2018.

Professional Activities
Program Chair: ACM WiSec 2017 (Poster/Demo Chair)
Publicity Chair: ACM WiSec 2017, SEMS 2017, SIN' 17, scsp-w 2016,
Program Committee Member: ICCST 2017, IEEE CNS - SPA 2017, SEMS 2017, SSIC-2017, APS-CPS-16, ICCST-2017, SecCPS 2017