Dr. V. N. Sastry

Professor
vnsastry(at)idrbt(dot)ac(dot)in

Educational Qualifications

  • Obtained Ph.D. Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India in 1994 for the thesis work entitled “Optimization Methods for Control Problems of Deterministic and Fuzzy Models”.
  • Obtained Master of Science Degree in Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India in 1987 with specialization in Computer Science and Operations Research.
  • Obtained Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Mathematics from the University of Calcutta, Asutosh College, Kolkata in 1985.

Research Interests

  • Security and Access Control Models, Mobile Security, 5G Secure Use Cases, Network Optimization and Quality of Service, Mobile Computing, Mobile Governance, Mobile Banking, Mobile Payments, Wireless, Sensor & IoT Applications, Mobile Cloud Services, Operations Research, Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Fuzzy Optimization and Fuzzy Control Systems, Financial Engineering, Asset Liability Management, Portfolio Optimization.

Recognition / Awards

  • Principal Investigator, 5G Use Case Lab for Banking and Financial Services Project, 2021-2024, Rs.17.5 crores, DoT, GoI
  • Chairman, Working Group on Mobile Device Security, 2021, CDAC, STQC,MEITY, GoI
  • Chairman, Expert Committee on Mobile Governance, 2014-16, Rs.10 Lakhs, MEITY, GoI and submitted the report – “Mobile Governance Standard”
  • Programme Advisory Committee Member, PGP-DGM, IIM, Visakhapatnam & Adjunct Faculty
  • Member of Senate, IIITDM, Kurnool (2019-21)
  • Member, Board of Studies in Computer Science : Central University of Hyderabad, Osmania University-Hyderabad, JNTU-Hyderabad, Madras University, NIT, Tiruchirappalli, Bapatla Engineering College, Bapatla.
  • Chaired Sessions in Various Conferences: ICISS, IC-MCDM, INC, ACODS, FANCCO, MIWAI, IEEE Tencon etc.
  • Technical Member of the Sub-Group on Cyber Security for Mobile Banking, RBI
  • PRSG member of several projects of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) & Ministry of Finance (MoF), Govt. of India.
  • Reviewer of Several International Journals such as JBFT, JOTA, EJOR, MR etc. and International Conferences such as IEEE Tencon, ICDCIT, ICIT, IICAI etc.
  • Ph. D. Examiner of Several Universities and Institutions such as IIT-Bombay, IIT-Madras, Jadavpur University, Bharathidasan University, Karaikudi University, etc.
  • Technical Consultant to Banks and Technical Expert in several committees of RBI
  • Technology Consultant, Kangra Central Co-Operative Bank (KCCB), 2020-2022
  • Received CSIR Individual Fellowship Award
  • Best Teacher Award
  • Youngest Researcher Award in Conference
  • Co-Founder and Executive Secretary, Mobile Payment Forum of India (MPFI) since 2006
  • Founder of the Mobile Banking Security Lab (MBSL), IDRBT
  • Founder and Head of the Centre for Mobile Banking (CMB), IDRBT
  • Chaired the Technical Advisory Group (TAG), DCIM, RBI
  • Published over 80 Research Papers in Reputed International Journals, Conferences & Books.
  • Guided over 100 Post Graduate and Graduate Students Projects.
  • Coordinated various Academic Programmes & Administrative Responsibilities (Ph.D., M.Tech., PGDBTM, Admissions, Examinations, Library, Recruitment, Collaboration etc).
  • Co-ordinator of IDRBT Collaboration with IIT, Madras, NIT, Tiruchirappalli and SETS, Chennai.
  • Delivered over 200 invited lectures in several Institutions in India (including top 5 IITs) and Abroad (University of California – Berkeley, Georgia Institute of Technology-Atlanta, Florida International University-Miami, University of Marietta-Atlanta, University of Albany, Drexel University, George Mason University, University of Virginia in USA; University of Plymouth-UK; University of Lavel at Quebec- Canada; University of Melbourne-Australia; Singapore, South Africa, Brazil, etc.

Professional Experience (30+ Years)

  • Professor at IDRBT, since 2011
  • Associate Professor at IDRBT from 2005-2010
  • Assistant Professor at IDRBT from 1999-2005
  • Senior Lecturer at NIT, Trichy, 1998-99
  • Lecturer at NIT, Trichy, 1993-98
  • Senior Research Fellow (CSIR) at IIT, Kharagpur, 1990-92
  • Junior Research Fellow (CSIR) at IIT, Kharagpur, 1987-90.

Courses Taught

Executive Development Programmes (100+) Conducted on :

  • Mobile Banking, Social Media Banking and Mobile Application Security Testing
  • Mobile Banking, Mobile Payments and Mobile Wallets
  • Mobile Cloud Computing and Mobile Governance
  • Mobile Services and Security
  • Mobile Application Development and Security Testing
  • Wireless, NFC, Sensor and IoT Technologies
  • Financial Risk Models, ALM and Portfolio Optimization

Grants Received

  • Mobile Governance Standard Development, 2014-16, Rs. 10 Lakhs from DeitY, Government of India

Ph.D. Guidance (15)

Achievements

  • Received CSIR Individual Fellowship Award
  • Best Teacher Award
  • Youngest Researcher Award in Conference
  • Founded the Mobile Payment Forum of India (MPFI)
  • Founded the Mobile Banking Security Lab (MBSL) & Centre for Mobile Banking (CMB), IDRBT
  • Chaired the Expert Committee on Mobile Governance, MEITY, GoI and Submitted the Report – “Mobile Governance Standard”
  • Chaired the Technical Advisory Group (TAG), DCIM, RBI
  • Published over 80 Research Papers in Reputed International Journals, Conferences & Books.
  • Guided over 100 Post Graduate and Graduate Students Projects.
  • Coordinated various Academic Programmes & Administrative Responsibilities (Ph.D., M.Tech., Admissions, Library, Recruitment, Collaboration etc.)

Memberships

Recent Publications