Dr. Sitara K

Dr.K.Sitara

Name

Dr.K.Sitara

Designation

Assistant Professor

Landline

0431-2503200

E-mail Id

sitara@nitt.edu, sitara.kk@gmail.com

Specialization: Cyber Forensics, Video Surveillance, Multimedia Forensics

Academic Qualifications:

Examination

Board / University

Year

Division/

Grade

Subjects

Ph.D

University of Hyderabad

2019

-

Computer Science – Cyber Forensics

M.Tech

University of Kerala

2011

I class

Computer Science with Digital Image Computing

B.Tech

University of Kerala

2009

I class

Computer Science and Engineering

HSC

Board of Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala

2005

I class with

Distinction

Mathematics and Science

SSLC

Board of Public Examination, Kerala

2003

I class

Mathematics, Science, History & Geography

Employment Profile:

Job Title

Employer

From

To

Assistant Professor

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

18-06-2020

Till date

Assistant Professor

National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur

25-09-2019

27-04-2020

Assistant Professor

Madanapalle Institute of Technology & Science, AP

23-07-2018

24-09-2019

Research Fellow

IDRBT, Hyderabad

04-08-2014

28-06-2018

Assistant Professor

MES College of Engineering. Kuttippuram, Kerala

01-08-2011

01-08-2014

Academic/Administrative Responsibilities within the University: 

Position

Faculty/Department/Centre/Institution

From

To

Faculty Advisor

Dramatics Club

July 2021

Till Date

Faculty Member

Anti-Ragging Committee

Feb 2021

Till Date

Time Table In-charge

Department of CSE

July 2020

Till Date

NBA Work

Department of CSE

July 2021

Till Date

Faculty Member

M.Tech Project Committee

July 2020

May 2021

Academic/Administrative Responsibilities outside the University: 

Position

Institution

From

To

DC Member

SRM IST, Chennai

Dec 2020

Till Date

Details of Academic Work:

  1. Courses taught at Postgraduate and Undergraduate levels:
  2. UG: Introduction to Programming, Data Structures, Principles of Compiler Design, Combinatorics and Graph Theory, Artificial Intelligence, AI: Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Data Mining, Mobile Computing 

    PG: Data Compression. 

  3. Projects guided at the Postgraduate level:
  4. Sl No.

    Project Title

    Student Name

    AY Year

    1

    Face Anti-Spoofing using Multi-channel Central difference convolutional networks (CDCNs)

    Vinay Kumar Pasi

    2020- 2021

    2

    Weapon Detection and Classification from

    Surveillance Videos using Deep Learning

    Anjali Goenka

    2021-2022

    3

    Human Fall Detection in Surveillance

    videos

    Simran Jain

    2021-2022

  5. Other contribution(s)
    • Handling MIS at the Department level
    • Exam Scheduling at the Department level
    • Handled class for Ph.D. student
    • Member of Stock verification – Dept of CSE (2020-2021, 2021-2022)

Participation in Workshops/ Symposia/ Conferences/ Colloquia /Seminars/ Schools (mentioning the role):

Date (s)

Title of Activity

Level of Event (International/ National/ Local)

Role (Participant/ Speaker/ Chairperson, Paper    presenter, Any  other)

Event Organized by

Venue

Mar 23-

Mar 25,

2021

Workshop on Capacity Building of Women Faculty in Higher Education

Local

Participant

NIT Tiruchirappalli

NIT

Tiruchirappalli

Aug 10-

Aug 14,

2020

E-Content Development

National

Participant

National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research

Online

March 2,

2019

National Cyber Defence Conference 19

National

Participant

National Cyber Safety and Security Standards

Cochin

March 1,

2019

FDP on Cyber Security

National

Participant

National Cyber Safety and Security Standards

Cochin

17-18 June

2019

MATLAB, Simulink & Related Tool Boxes

Local

Participant

Capricot Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Hyderabad

23-28 Jan

2017

First IAPR Summer School on Document Analysis: Document

Informatics

International

Participant

International Association of Pattern Recognition

Jaipur

March 15,

2014

One-day training Programme on Quality Teaching for Quality Learning

Local

Participant

MES College of Engineering

Kuttipuram

20 May-

June 1,

2013

FDP on Entrepreneurship

National

Participant

National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) in association with ISTE

Kottayam

Nov 19,

2011

A one-day workshop on Research Methodology

National

Participant

IEEE Malabar Section & MES College of Engineering

Kuttipuram

Workshops/ Symposia/ Conferences/ Colloquia/Seminars Organized :

Title of Activity

Level of Event (International/

National/ Local)

Date (s)

Role

Venue

One Week Online Workshop on Recent Trends in Cyber   Security and Forensics

National

26th – 30th

April 2021

Coordinator

Department of Computer Science

and Engineering National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli

 Invited Talks delivered

Topic

Date

Inviting Organization

Digital Forensics - An overview

Feb 27, 2022

Govt. Victoria College, Palakkad

ICG for Expressions, ICG for Control Flow Statements, Run Time Environment for Compilers

Jan 19 – 25, 2022

Anna University, Chennai

Introduction to Incident - Incident Response Methodology, Evidence Handling and its challenges, Smartphone forensics, File

system Forensics, Video Forensics

Sept 2- Sept 6, 2020

Arya College of Engineering & Information Technology, Jaipur

Ad hoc Networks, UAV Systems

Aug 27- Aug 31, 2020

Global Institute of Technology Jaipur

Machine Learning for Cyber Forensics

July 6-July 10, 2020

Govt. College of Technology, Coimbatore

Image and Video Tampering Detection

Sept 5- Sept 15, 2018

IDRBT, Hyderabad

Membership of Learned Societies:

Type of Membership (Ordinary Member/ Honorary Member / Life

Member )

Organization

Membership No. with date

Member

ACM

9843612

Member

IEEE

93598723

Publications:

(A)Refereed Research Journals: 

Author(s)

Title of Paper

Journal

Volume (No.)

Page numbers

Year

Impact Factor of the Journal (Optional)

K Sitara,

B. M. Mehtre

Differentiating synthetic and optical zooming for passive video forgery detection An anti-forensic

perspective

Digital Investigation

30

1-11

2019

2.192

K Sitara,

B. M. Mehtre

Automated Camera Sabotage Detection for Enhancing Video SurveillanceSystems

Multimedia

Tools and Applications

78

5819-5841

2019

2.757

K Sitara,

B. M. Mehtre

Detection of inter-frame forgeries in digital videos

Forensic

Science International

289

186-206

2018

2.395

K Sitara,

B. M. Mehtre

Digital video tampering detection An overview of passive techniques

Digital Investigation

18

8-22

2016

2.192

 (B)Conferences/Workshops/Symposia Proceedings: 

Author(s)

Title of Abstract/ Paper

Title of the Proceedings

Page numbers

Conference Theme

Venue

Year

Anjali Goenka, K Sitara

Weapon Detection from Surveillance Images using Deep Learning

3rd International Conference of Emerging Technology (INCET 2022)

Accepted

Emerging Technology

Jain College of Engineering

Belagavi, India

2022

Simran Jain,  K Sitara

Human Fall Detection in Surveillance Videos

3rd International Conference of Emerging Technology (INCET 2022)

Accepted

Emerging Technology

Jain College of Engineering

Belagavi, India

2022

K Sitara,

B. M. Mehtre

A Comprehensive Approach for Exposing Inter-Frame

Video Forgeries

IEEE 13th International Colloquium on Signal Processing & Its

Applications (CSPA 2017)

73-78

Signal Processing and its Applications

Penang, Malaysia

2017

K Sitara,

B. M. Mehtre

Real-Time Automatic Camera Sabotage Detection for

Surveillance Systems

Second International Symposium on Signal Processing and Intelligent

Recognition Systems (SIRS)

75-84

Intelligent Recognition Techniques and

Applications

Trivandrum

, Kerala, India

2016

K. Sitara, Remya S

Image deblurring using Bayesian framework

Second International Conference, CCSIT 2012(AUC 3.0), LNICST, Springer

515-528

Computer Science and Information Technology

Bangalore

2012

 (C) Books & Monographs: 

Book Chapter:

Author(s)

Title of the Chapter

Title of Book/Monograph

Name of Publishers

Year of Publication

ISBN

Number

K. Sitara, Manu V. T.

Security concerns and forensic aspects of IoHT

Smart and Secure Internet of Healthcare Things

CRC Press Taylor & Francis

2021

[Accepted]

K. Sitara and

B. M. Mehtre

Anti-Forensics for Image and Video Tampering: A Review

Cryptographic and Information Security

CRC Press Taylor & Francis

2018

9780429435461

Research IDs