Assistant Professor (Pursuing PhD)

Employee Code / ID No. AC21CS02
  • Pursuing PhD in Computer Science.
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Computer Science (with specialization in Software Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Information Technology
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Industry / R & D Experience
  • Pursuing research in the area of Misinformation Detection in Social Networks in University of Kerala since August, 2015 (still continuing).
  • Research Associate at Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) for the project “Countering Semantic Attacks in Social Networks”.
Email ID [email protected]
Alternate E-mail ID [email protected]
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Areas of Interest / Current Research Cyber Security, Misinformation Detection in Social Networks, Nature-Inspired Computing, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Cognitive Psychology and Software Engineering.
Research,  Consultancy, Publication
  • Served as Reviewer of International Journals including IEEE Access, IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (TCSS), Telematics and Informatics, Elsevier and several International Conferences

International Journals 

  1. Indu and Sabu M Thampi, “A nature – inspired approach based on Forest Fire model for modelling rumor propagation in social networks”, Elsevier – Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 125 (2019) 28-41. (DOI = (SCI Impact Factor- 6.281))
  1. Indu V, Thampi SM. A psychologically-inspired fuzzy-based approach for user personality prediction in rumor propagation across social networks. Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems. 2021 (Preprint):1-5. (SCI Impact Factor- 1.851)

International Conferences

  1. Indu V, Thampi SM. “A Systematic Review on the Influence of User Personality in Rumor and Misinformation Propagation Through Social Networks”. In International Symposium on Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition Systems 2020 Oct 14 (pp. 216-242). Springer, Singapore.
  1. Sreeshma Mohan, Indu V, Thampi SM. “Think Before You Post: A Cognitive Psychological Approach for Limiting Bullying in Social Media”. In International Conference on Smart City and Informatization 2019 Nov 12 (pp. 418-434). Springer, Singapore. (DOI = 33)

Invited Book Chapter

  •  Indu V and Sabu M Thampi. “Nature-inspired approaches for social network security”. Nature-Inspired Cyber Security and Resiliency: Fundamentals, Techniques and Applications. 2019 May 27:277. (ISBN-10: 1-78561-638-2)
Ph.D Research Guidance ( Research Scholar, E-mail ID, Research Topic/ Tentative Thesis Tittle)
Academic / Professional Outreach Activities Talks Delivered

  1. Handled sessions on Information Security as part of the Capacity Building Program on e-Governance for the officers from Government Secretariat, Kerala organized by the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) from August 14-29, 2019.
  2. Delivered talks on the topics “Social Networks – Research and Challenges” and “Video Surveillance and Deep Learning” on July 20, 2018 in the Faculty Development Program on Internet of Things (IoT) & Cloud Architecture organized by Marian Engineering College, Kazhakkuttam, Trivandrum.
  1. Participated and presented a session on “Fake News Propagation Model” on July 2, 2018 as part of the Project – Idea presentation in the “Summer School on Social Computing” held at International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad from 29 June to 3 July, 2018.
  1. Participated and Presented a talk on “Fake News Detector: A tool for detecting Fake News in Online Social Networks” at the Student Research Forum conducted as part of the IEEE International 5G Submit [IoT and Cyber Security] held at the Mascot Hotel, Trivandrum on July 1, 2017.
  1. Delivered a talk on “Cyber Network Security” in Frontiers of IT Seminar organized by Department of Computer Science, Mar Ivanios College on February 17, 2017 at Mar Ivanios College, Nalanchira, Trivandrum.
  1. Handled a session on “Analysis of Security in Social Networks” as part of the workshop on Cyber Security organized by IIITM-K on December 9, 2016.
  1. Session on “Security in OSN” as part of the workshop on Secure IT User organized by IIITM-K on November 20, 2015.
  1. Session on “Security in Social Networks” as part of the workshop on Cyber Security organized by IIITM-K on July 24, 2015.

Seminars/Workshops/Outreach Programs Organized 

  1. Coordinated an online project expo “TECHNNOVATIONS” for school students of classes 8th, 9th and 10th standards across Kerala on August 7th, 2021.
  2. Organized a three-day Workshop on Women in Cybersecurity Research WCR’18 on May 25-26, 2018 at   IIITM-K, Technopark, Trivandrum in association with ACM Trivandrum Professional Chapter, and IEEE Communication Society Kerala Chapter
Membership in Professional bodies/ organizations Professional Member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Community Outreach Activities
Awards / Distinctions / Rank / Other Achievements if any
  1. Secured University 3rd Rank for M.Tech in Software Engineering from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT).
  2. Recipient of the AWSAR Award 2019 organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) for the top 100 research stories under PhD category at the National level.
  3. Qualified the district level competition for innovative idea presentation conducted as part of Young Innovators Challenge 2019-22 organized by the Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC).
  4. Recipient of the Kerala State Council for Science Technology, and Environment (KSCSTE) research fellowship for the year 2015.
  5. Secured IBM Enterprise Design Thinking – Practioners Badge on May 2021