Dr. Sitara K

Assistant Professor 

Areas of Interest

  • Cyber Forensics
  • Video Surveillance
  • Multimedia Forensics

 

Email: sitara@nitt.edu


 

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph. D, Center of Excellence in Cyber Security, Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology(IDRBT) & School of Computer and Information Sciences (SCIS), University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • M.Tech, University of Kerala, Department of Computer Science Kariavattom Campus, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
  • B.Tech, College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

 

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of CSE, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India [June 2020 - Till Date]
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of CSE, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India [Sept 2019 - April 2020]
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of CSE, Madanapalle Institute of Technology & Science, Andhra Pradesh, India  [July 2018 - Sept 2019]
  • Research Fellow, Center of Excellence in Cyber Security, Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology(IDRBT), Hyderabad, Telangana, India [Aug 2014 - June 2018] 
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of CSE, MES College of Engineering, Kerala, India [Aug 2011 - July 2014]

 

Publications

International Journals:

  • K. Sitara and B. M. Mehtre, “Differentiating synthetic and optical zooming for passive video forgery detection: An anti-forensic perspective”, Digital Investigation, Volume 30, Pages 1-11, September 2019, ISSN 1742-2876, doi:10.1016/j.diin.2019.05.001
  • K. Sitara and B. M. Mehtre, “Automated camera sabotage detection for enhancing video surveillance systems”, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Volume 78, Pages 5819–5841, March 2019, ISSN 1573-7721, doi:10.1007/s11042-018-6165-4.
  • K. Sitara and B. M. Mehtre, “Detection of inter-frame forgeries in digital videos”, Forensic Science International, Volume 289, Pages 186-206, August 2018, ISSN 0379-0738, doi:10.1016/j.forsciint. 2018.04.056
  • K. Sitara and B. M. Mehtre, “Digital video tampering detection: An overview of passive techniques”, Digital Investigation, Volume 18, Pages 8-22, September 2016, doi:10.1016/j.diin.2016.06.003

 

International Conference:

  • K. Sitara and B. M. Mehtre, “A Comprehensive approach  for  exposing  inter-frame  video  forgeries”, 2017 IEEE 13th International Colloquium on Signal Processing & Its Applications (CSPA 2017), Batu Feringgi, Malaysia, 2017, pp. 73-78, doi:10.1109/CSPA.2017.8064927
  • K. Sitara and B. M. Mehtre, “Real-Time automatic camera sabotage detection for surveillance systems”, Advances in Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition Systems, pp. 75-84, Springer International Publishing, 2016, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-28658-7_7
  • K. Sitara and Remya S., “Image deblurring using Bayesian framework”, Second International Conference, CCSIT 2012(AUC 3.0), LNICST, Springer, Volume 86, Part 2, pp. 515-528, Bangalore, January, 2012, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-27317-9_52

 

Book Chapter:

  • K. Sitara and Manu V.T., “Security concerns and forensic aspects of IoHT”, Smart and Secure Internet of Healthcare Things, Editors: Dr. Nitin Gupta (et.al) , CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group. (Accepted)
  • K. Sitara and B. M. Mehtre, “Anti-forensics for image & video tampering: A review”, Cryptographic and Information Security Approaches for Images and Videos, Editor: Dr. S. Ramakrishnan, Dec 2018, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group. url:www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429435461/chapters/10.1201/9780429435461-27

 

Workshop Coordinated:

  • One Week Online Workshop on Recent Trends in Cyber Security and Forensics, Department of Computer Science and Engineering National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, 26th – 30th April, 2021.

 

Research Scholar:

  • Anmol Tigga
    • Topic: Video Forensics
    • Status: Ongoing

 

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