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Current Role

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee


Assistant Professor          IIT Roorkee          Jan 2019 - Till Now

Assistant Professor       BITS Pilani Goa      July 2017 - Dec 2018


Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2017

M.S., Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2017

B.E., Barkatullah University Institute of Technology, 2010

Research Interests

Federated Learning, Internet of Things (IoT), UAV Communication Networks, Social-Assisted Communication Networks, 5G Cellular Networks, Vehicular Networks

Picture Location: Dehradun, India


  1. Paper Accepted: An Efficient Hypergraph Based Clustering Technique for UAV-Enabled D2D Cellular Networks at "25th IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2024"

  2. Doctoral Symposium Accepted: (a) Enhancing Connectivity in UAV-Assisted Cellular Networks: A Dynamic Approach to User Association and Resource Allocation (b) Resource Allocation Optimization in Local and Wide Area Networks through Social Network Integration at "25th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN) 2024"

  3. Dr. Rahul Thakur and Dr. Swati Agarwal have received the NIDHI-PRAYAS grant for the "Design of Automation System for Soil-less Agriculture."

  4. Dr. Rahul Thakur has been appointed as a member of the Expert Council for the Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) IIT Bombay.

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