Dr. Abhishek Kumar Thakur


e-mail : abhishekt(at)idrbt(dot)ac(dot)in

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph. D. BITS-Pilani
  • M.S. in Information Technology from Capella University, Minneapolis, USA in 2004
  • B.E. in Computer Science and Technology from University of Roorkee, India in 1997.

Research Interests

  • Computer Networks
  • Multimedia Systems
  • Mobile Applications

Professional Experience

  • Worked as Visiting Faculty in BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus from February 2011 to December 2017 and July 2018-December 2018
  • Worked as Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft India Development Center, Hyderabad from March 2009 to February 2011
  • Worked as Principle Engineer at Motorola Global Software Group, Bangalore from December 2005 to March 2009
  • Worked as Principle Engineer at Motorola Inc. at Horsham, PA, USA from July 2004 to December 2005
  • Worked as Sr. Engineer at Motorola Inc. San Jose, CA, USA from February 2000 to July 2004
  • Worked as Wipro Global R&D, Bangalore from July 1997 to February 2000.


  • Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) for DeitY funded project on "Automated Detection of Security and Privacy Threats in Peer-to-peer Networks" from 2011-2015
  • Co-chair for ICDCIT: Student Symposium 2013 and Industry Symposium 2014
  • "Thomason Memorial Medal" for the Best Engineering Design (project) – 1997

Recent Publications

  • Journals
    • Thakur, Abhishek, R. Sathiyanarayanan, and Chittaranjan Hota. "STEEP: Speed and Time-based Energy Efficient Neighbor Discovery in Opportunistic Networks." Wireless Networks (2018): 1-22
    • Thakur, Abhishek, Arnav Dhamija, and Tejeshwar Reddy G. "VECTORS: VidEo Communication Through Opportunistic Relays and Scalable Video Coding." Accepted for publication in SoftwareX
    • Singh, Kamaldeep, Sharath Chandra Guntuku, Abhishek Thakur, and Chittaranjan Hota. "Big Data Analytics Framework for Peer-to-peer Botnet Detection using Random Forests." Information Sciences 278 (2014): 488-497.
  • Conferences
    • Takawale, Harshvardhan C., and Abhishek Thakur. "Talos App: On-Device Machine Learning Using TensorFlow to Detect Android Malware." 2018 Fifth International Conference on Internet of Things: Systems, Management and Security. IEEE. 2018
    • Abhishek Thakur, Chittaranjan Hota. "Quality of Service Enforcing Centrally Optimized Routing for Delay Tolerant Networks." The 18th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC 2015). 2015
    • Abhishek Thakur, Ankesh Kumar "Improving Segmentation Accuracy for Motion Detection using Bidirectional Video Processing." The 18th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC 2015). 2015
    • Thakur, Abhishek, and Chittaranjan Hota. "Designing an Extensible Communication Platform for Rural Area." In ICACCI, pp. 1348-1355. 2014