Dr Praveen Kumar Khosla
Pro Vice Chancellor (Research)


Expert Areas : Cyber Security, AI, Healthcare Technologies, Defence Technologies, Edge Computing, IoT

Dr. Khosla has over 36 years of experience in Research & Development in the domains of Defence & IT. Having been a part of the historic National Level Project as a Scientist under Dr Abdul Kalam, he subsequently made extensive contributions in the Missile Development Programs during his prolific tenure at the DRDO, which were duly recognised by the Government of India on several occasions

Dr. Khosla led a team for development of a Telemedicine solution which was of considerable impact during the pandemic. Having been adopted by 35 states in India, more than 4 crore patients have availed this solution, with daily tele-consultations touching 2 Lakhs. The work got due recognition when he received Digital India Award from Hon’ble President of India.

In the critical sphere of Cybersecurity, Dr. Khosla spearheaded multiple high value Cyber Security projects for the National Threat Hunting and Response System and he was also the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of all the 12 C-DAC centres (C-DAC is a premier R&D organisation of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology).

While heading C-DAC, he was an avid proponent of Artificial Intelligence and allied fields, under Dr. Khosla’s leadership an AI powered medical diagnostic device for detection of Pneumonia in infants and another solution for detection of Chronic Eye Diseases using Image processing were successfully developed.
He was also the Chief Investigator in a project where he developed Stream Data Analytics Framework using IoT/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in Precision Farming.

He has guided and mentored several B Tech, M Tech and PhD students as well as published numerous papers in National and International Journals.

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Consulting
  • Awards
  • Patents
  • Education
  • Service

In SCI Journals

  1. Chahal, N. S., Bali, P., & Khosla, P. K. (2022). A Proactive Approach to assess web application security through the integration of security tools in a Security Orchestration Platform. Computers & Security, 102886. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cose.2022.102886
  2. Kumar, Hemant, Subodh Srivastava, P. K. Khosla, and Balwinder Singh. “High Stable and Energy Efficient Emerging Nanoscale CNTFET SRAM Cells using Circuit Level Low Power Techniques. Silicon (2022)-Springer: 1-13.https://doi.org/10.1007/s12633-021-01581-8
  3. Singh, Amandeep, V. D. Shivling, K. Khosla, Ashish Saini, Vijay Kumar, and Ankur Trigunayak. “Strain hardening and shock mitigation response of polyurethane under high strain rates.” AIP Advances 11, no. 11 (2021):115306.https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0068403
  4. Wadali, J. S., Sood, S. P., Kaushish, R., Syed-Abdul, S., Khosla, P. K., & Bhatia, M. (2020). Evaluation of Free, Open-source, Web-based DICOM Viewers for the Indian National Telemedicine Service (eSanjeevani). Journal of Digital Imaging, 1-15. (Publisher Springer)
  5. Singh, Virender, Vijay Kumar, Ashish Saini, P. K. Khosla, and Sunita Mishra. “Design and Development of the MEMS-Based High-g Acceleration Threshold Switch.” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (2020). (Publisher IEEE)
  6. Singh, Virender, Vijay Kumar, Ashish Saini, P. K. Khosla, and Sunita Mishra. “Response analysis of MEMS based high-g acceleration threshold switch under mechanical shock.” International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design (2020): 1-15. (Publisher Springer)
  7. Saini, S., Khosla, PK, Kaur, M., and Singh, G., Quantum Driven MachineLearning, Int J Theor Phys (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10773-020-04656-1[SCI Journal]
  8. P. K. Khosla, R. Khanna and S. P. Sood,”Quantification and Mitigation of Errors in the Inertial Measurements of Distance.”MAPAN – Journal of Metrological Society of India,vol. 30, no.1, pp. 49-57, 2015.https://doi.org/10.1007/s12647-014-0115-z
  9. P. K. Khosla, R. Khanna and S. P. Sood, “Analysis of Magneto-inductive System for rocket Sled Velocity Measurement Beyond Mach 1.5.” Defence Science Journal, vol. 64, no. 2,pp. 143-151, Mar. 2014.

In Other Journals

  1. Kaur Prabhjot, Khosla PK (2019) Recent Automated Glaucoma Detection Techniques using Color Fundus Images in International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE) ISSN: 2278-3075, Volume-8, Issue-9s July 2019 pp 737-742.
  2. Amandeep Kaur, Mamta Mittal, P.K Khosla, Neerja Mittal, “Towards Data Intensive Scientific Computing in Defence and Security: A Review”, Circulation in Computer Science (UGC Approved), Dec 2017
  3. Kaur, A., Gupta, S., Kumar, B. & Khosla, P.K., (2017,August), Internet of Things (IoT) based Defence Applications: Vision and Challenges, Synergy, Centre for Joint Warfare Studies. (pp.72-79), http://cenjows.gov.in/pdf/synergyarticle/Book_internet_of_things.pdf
  4. Gupta, B. Kumar and P.K. Khosla. “An Overview of Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW).”  CSI Communications, vol. 38, no 9, pp. 38-39,2014,  http://csiindia.org.in/communications/CSIC%20December%202014.pdf
  5. P.K. Khosla, Manjit Singh and R. Singh “Supersonic Testing of Aerospace Products on RTRS” Indian Defence Technology, vol.I,no. I, Feb. 2013.

In Conferences

  1. Navdeep S Chahal, Preeti Bali, Khosla PK, Improvisation of Information Systems Security Posture through Continuous Vulnerability Assessment International Conference on -Emerging Trends and Technologies on Intelligent Systems (ETTIS 2022). Springer.
  2. Wadali J.S., Madan S., Khosla P.K. (2022) How Efficient Is Blockchain While Dealing with Android Malware? A Review Paper. In: Noor A., Sen A., Trivedi G. (eds) Proceedings of Emerging Trends and Technologies on Intelligent Systems. ETTIS 2021. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1371. Springer, Singapore.https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-3097-2_24
  3. Jagjot Singh Wadali, Sanjay Madan, and Praveen Kumar Khosla, How efficient is Blockchain while dealing with android malware? A Review Paper, International Conference on Emerging Trends and Technologies on Intellgient Systems (ETTIS 2021) [Won best paper award]
  4. Vikas AntimPachori, Vikrant Satya, Subhash Chander, Sandeep Malik, Dr PK Khosla ”Behaviour of Supersonic Sleds and Shock Waves Mechanism in Ground Proximity” , 5th National Symposium on Shock Waves held at TBRL, Chandigarh from 26th Feb, 2018 to 28th Feb, 2018.
  5. P.K. Khosla, S. P. Sood, R. Khanna et. al.,“Wireless Telemetry System to Expedite Thrombolytic Treatment” in National Conference on Emerging Medical Instrumentation from 11th May, 2010 to 12th May, 2010, Chandigarh,pp. OP-3.6, 2010.(Extracts of this paper appeared as a news in The Sunday Tribune of 16thMay, 2010)
  6. Rail Track Rocket Sled facility and its applications of full and model scale testing” by KK MALIK, PK KHOSLA and PH PANDE in Fifth International Conference on Structures under Shock & Impact SUSI – 98, 24-28 June, 1998 at Thessaloniki, Greece.
  7. “Security Threats to an Onboard Embedded System” by PK Khosla, MM Sandhu, Sumit, Mrs Sunita Kalrain national seminar on “Recent Advances in Aerospace Technologies, Maintenance andOptimization”from 14th to 15th Nov, 2008 in Chandigarh. Inaugurated by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India.  This paper was adjudged best paper in Poster Session.
  8. Air Crew Ejection Seat- Testing Techniques” by K.K. Malik, PK Khosla,  AK Tiwariin national seminar on “Recent Advances in Aerospace Technologies, Maintenance  and Optimization”on 14th and 15th Nov, 2008 in Chandigarh.
  9. “Simulation of Aircraft Conditions Using Rocket Sled for Testing Brake Parachute” by PK Khosla in National Seminar on Ballistics from 21stFeb, 2002 to 22ndFeb, 2002 at TBRL, Chandigarh.


  1. Khosla, Praveen Kumar, Mamta Mittal, Dolly Sharma, and Lalit Mohan Goyal. “Predictive and Preventive Measures for Covid-19 Pandemic.” (2021). (Publisher Springer). ISBN 978-981-33-4236-1.https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-981-33-4236-1.

Book Chapters

  1. Wadali, Jagjot Singh, and Praveen Kumar Khosla. “Healthcare 4.0 in Future Capacity Building for Pandemic Control.” In Predictive and Preventive Measures for Covid-19 Pandemic, pp. 87-107. Springer, Singapore, 2021.
  2. Khosla, Praveen Kumar, Mamta Mittal, Lalit Mohan Goyal, and KashishChachra. “Mitigate the Impact of Covid-19: Telehealth.” In Predictive and Preventive Measures for Covid-19 Pandemic, pp. 1-17. Springer, Singapore, 2021.
  3. Amandeep Kaur, Neerja Mittal, Praveen Kumar Khosla, and Mamta Mittal. “Machine Learning Tools to Predict the Impact of Quarantine.” In Predictive and Preventive Measures for Covid-19 Pandemic, pp. 307-323. Springer, Singapore, 2021.
  4. S. A. Bansal, Advances in Nonconventional Machining Processes. 2020.DOI: 10.2174/97898114836531200101, H. Pahuja, P. Khosla, and B. Singh, “Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in The Manufacturing Industry: Opportunities and Challenges,” in Advances in Nonconventional Machining Processes, BENTHAM SCIENCE PUBLISHERS, 2020, pp. 133–147. DOI: 10.2174/9789811483653120010011
  5. Kaur P., Khosla P.K. (2020) Artificial Intelligence Based Glaucoma Detection. In: Verma O., Roy S., Pandey S., Mittal M. (eds) Advancement of Machine Intelligence in Interactive Medical Image Analysis. Algorithms for Intelligent Systems. Springer, Singapore.  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1100-4_14
  6. Singh P.P., Khosla P.K., Mittal M. (2019) Energy Conservation in IoT-Based Smart Home and Its Automation. In: Mittal M., Tanwar S., Agarwal B., Goyal L. (eds) Energy Conservation for IoT Devices. Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, vol 206. Springer, Singapore, Print ISBN978-981-13-7398-5, pp 155-177, First Online: 22 May 2019, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-13-7399-2_7
  7. P.K Khosla, Amandeep Kaur, “Big Data Technologies”, Book Series- Advances in Parallel Computing, Vol. 29: Data Intensive Computing Applications in Big Data, pp. 28-55, IOS Press, Print ISBN: 978-1-61499-813-6, Feb 2018. http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volumearticle/48526
  8. P.K Khosla, Amandeep Kaur, “Big Data Security Solutions in Cloud,  Book Series- Advances in Parallel Computing, Vol. 29: Data Intensive Computing Applications in Big Data, pp. 80-106, IOS Press, Print ISBN: 978-1-61499-813-6, Feb 2018. http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volumearticle/48528

Keynote speaker 

  1. Keynote speaker in international online workshop on “Indo-Hungarian Joint Workshop on Health Care Applications for Rehabilitation (HeCARe – 2022)” on the topic TELE CONSULTATIONS: Gauging the efficacy of ‘eHealth’ as an effective remedy for Psychiatric Rehabilitation held in May, 2022.
  2. Inaugural Address as Chief Guest on “Embedded Artificial Intelligence” in AICTE-QIP sponsored FDP on 21stMarch, 2022 at National Institute of Technical Teachers
  3. Keynote speaker in 6th edition of VARINDIA’s Cyber Security Summit (CDS 2022) on 11th Feb, 2022.
  4. Keynote speaker in inaugural session of Global Webinar on “Data Protection & Privacy” to Celebrate Data Privacy Day 28-01-2022 organised by InfoSec Foundation delivered on 28th Jan, 2022.
  5. Invited talk on “eSanjeevani – the integrated National Teleconsultation System” in Regional Conference on Replication of Good Governance Practices organised by Government of Odisha and Government of India at Bhubneshwar, Odisha in December 2021.
  6. “Emerging Trends in HPC Technologies” in 2nd International Conference on Computational Methods in Science & Technology (ICCMST 2021). The lecture was attended by nearly 500 participants on 18thDecemeber, 2021 in online mode. It was organised by Chandigarh Engineering College.
  7. Keynote speaker ‘Governance Now 4th Digital Transformation Summit & Awards 2021 on ‘The Next Wave of Cloud Transformation and App Modernization’ delivered on 18th Nov 2021.
  8. Delivered lecture to faculty of all campuses of Amity University on 21th July, 2021 on topic “Towards a Cyber Secure Digital India”.
  9. Key Speaker at Virtual Roundtable on Cyber Security: Managing Post Covid Risks and Disruptions. Organised by Wipro. Delivered online on 9thMarch, 2021.
  10. Key Speaker at Digital Health Conclave on Co-creating a comprehensive National Digital Healthcare Platform on 17thDecember, 2020.
  11. Key Speaker at AICTE and ISTE sponsored FDP on Recent Developments in AI & Robotics on 7thDecember, 2020.
  12. 9th International Workshop On Soft Computing Applications (SOFA 2020), Arad-Romania, 27-29 November 2020, “Making of India’s Largest Telehealth Solutions in Covid Era: Some Insight”.
  13. 2nd International Conference in Network and Commuting Technologies (FTNCT), 22-23 Nov, 2019 at C-DAC Mohali.
  14. The Sixth Euro-China Conference on Intelligent Data Analysis and Applications (ECC2019), Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania from 15th Oct 2019 to 18th Oct 2019.
  15. The Third International Conference on Smart Vehicular Technology, Transportation, Communication and Applications VTCA, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania from 15th Oct 2019 to 18th Oct 2019.
  1. AI powered chronic eye disease detection such as Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy and Hypertensive retinopathy.
  2. AI power infant pneumonia detection using wireless stethscope
  3. Developed eSanjeevani, the National Telemedicine Service as team leader
  4. Developed Intelligent Honeypot, National Threat Hunting and Response System as team leader
  5. Developed UAV based fruit yield and early disease detection
  6. Automation of processes of State Forest Departments
  7. Carried out high value defence projects such as TERA and FAASTR as Project Director
  8. Developed NC NG and Al composite-based rockets
  9. Developed Radio Telemetry and Instrumentation
  1. Commendation by Chief Secretary Haryana for successful commissioning of Project Haryana Emergency Response Support Systems (Dial 112) in the year 2021.
  2. Digital India Award 2020 in the Category ‘Innovation in Pandemic’ conferred by Hon’ble President of India on 30th December 2020. Awarded by Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY) in the year 2020.
  3. Director General’s R&D award for excellence in software ‘Development of eSanjeevani Software‘ in the year 2020.
  4. Awarded Diploma De Excelenta by “Äurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Romania in 2018 & 2019
  5. Engineer of the Year Award of Chandigarh University for lifetime achievement in the year 2017.
  6. Scientist of the year Award – Conferred by Hon’ble Raksha Mantri. Awarded by DRDO in the year 2015.
  7. DRDO Award for Performance Excellence in the year 2014.
  8. DRDO National Technology Day-2012 award.

Patent Filed

1.  A Novel Method of IoCs Acquisition, Cyber Incident Detection Resulting in Effective Response | 202311020558 | Filed on 23rd March, 2023.
2. Device for multi-physician auscultation of suspected COVID-19 patient | 202211000677 | Filed on 22nd January, 2022.

PhD (Electronics & Communication)
M.Tech (Electronics & Communication)

  • 33 Years in Defence Research & Development Orgnaisation (DRDO) as Scientist
  • 3 ½ Years in Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) as Executive Director