Dr. R. Bala Krishnan

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

E-mail: balakrishnan@nitt.edu

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D. (Engg. Sciences – 2018)    Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai [Research Centre: Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam]

M.E. (CSE – 2011)                        Anna University of Technology Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu [Affiliated Institution]

B.E. (CSE – 2009)                        Anna University Chennai, Tamil Nadu [Affiliated Institution]

Areas of Research Interest

Text Steganography, Information Security, Network Security, Network Protocols, Android Applications, Machine Learning.

Professional Experience

  • Working as an Assistant Professor in National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu from 13.05.2020 to Till Date.
  • Worked as an Assistant Professor in Indian Institute of Information Technology Pune, Maharashtra from 26.02.2020 to 11.05.2020.
  • Worked as a Research Scientist in a Research Institute located at Hyderabad, Telangana from 01.07.2019 to 25.02.2020.
  • Worked as a Research Associate in a Research Institute located at Hyderabad, Telangana from 28.03.2018 to 30.06.2019.
  • Worked as a Senior Research Fellow in Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu from 10.11.2014 to 27.03.2018.
  • Worked as a Junior Research Fellow in Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu from 13.07.2012 to 09.11.2014.
  • Worked as a Research Associate in Smart and Secure Environment Project, Pondicherry University, Puducherry from 28.11.2011 to 20.04.2012 – Funded by National Technical Research Organization (NTRO).

Awards and Recognitions

  • Got Best Paper Award in an International Conference organized by National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu in April 2017.
  • Got First Prize for Paper Presentation in a National Level Technical Symposium organized by M. P. Nachimuthu M. Jaganathan Engineering College, Tamil Nadu in September 2007.

Achievements

  • Qualified for Lectureship in Tamil Nadu SLET Examination conducted in February 2016 [Discipline: Computer Science and Applications].
  • Qualified for Junior Research Fellow in CSIR-NET Examination conducted in June 2015 [Discipline: Engineering Sciences].
  • Qualified in GATE Examination conducted in February 2015, February 2014, February 2013, February 2012 [Discipline: Computer Science and Information Technology].
  • Qualified for Lectureship in UGC-NET Examination conducted in June 2014, December 2013, June 2013, June 2012 [Discipline: Computer Science and Applications].
  • Studied three subjects in Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Tamil Nadu (January – May 2013) as a part of Ph.D. course work [Subjects: 1. Wireless Communication and Networks; 2. Social Network Analysis; 3. Data Mining].

Journal Publications (Non-Open Access SCI Indexed)

  1. R. Bala Krishnan, Prasanth Kumar Thandra, S. A. V. Satya Murty, P. Thiyagarajan, "Font Attributes based Text Steganographic algorithm (FATS) for communicating images: A nuclear power plant perspective", Kerntechnik, Carl Hanser Verlag, 82 (1), pp. 98 – 111, March 2017.
  2. R. Bala Krishnan, Prasanth Kumar Thandra, S. A. V. Satya Murty, "Text steganography: A novel character-level embedding algorithm using font attribute", Security and Communication Networks, John Wiley & Sons, 9 (18), pp. 6066 – 6079, February 2017.

Conference Publications

  1. R. Bala Krishnan, Prasanth Kumar Thandra, M. Sai Baba, "Exploring the font attributes of Microsoft Word: A steganographic perspective", Int'l. Conf. on Frontiers in Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology (FEAST 2017), National Institute of Technology Thiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, April 2017.
  2. R. Bala Krishnan, Prasanth Kumar Thandra, M. Sai Baba, "An overview of text steganography", Fourth Int'l. Conf. on Signal Processing, Communications and Networking (ICSCN 2017), Madras Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu, March 2017 [Published in IEEE Xplore].

Workshops Organized (Coordinator)

  1. Workshop on "Recent Trends in Cyber Security and Forensics (RTCSF)" at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli during 26th to 30th April, 2021.
  2. Workshop on "Machine Learning – Concepts and Applications (MLCA)" at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli during 19th to 23rd April, 2021.

Invited Talks

  1. Handled a session in AICTE Training & Learning (ATAL) Faculty Development Programme on "Artificial Intelligence in Teaching and Learning" held during 22nd to 26th November, 2021 at Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur.
  2. Handled two sessions in a Faculty Development Programme on "Meta-Heuristics Techniques for Engineering Applications" held during 16th to 23rd July, 2021 at National Institute of Technology, Warangal.
  3. Handled two sessions in a Hands-on Python Training for Statisticians (ISS Officers of MoSPI, GoI) held during 8th to 12th July, 2019 at Hyderabad, Telangana.

Contact Details

Dr. R. Bala Krishnan

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli - 620 015

Tamil Nadu