Dr. Sudesh Kumar Mittal


Expert Areas : Artificial Intelligence, Neural Network & Data Mining, Digital Image Processing, Cryptography

After completing my M.Tech in Computer Sc. & Engg from IIT, Roorkee (formerly as University of Roorkee, Roorkee)  in the year 1982, I joined CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh in August 1982 and served till 31st January 2017.  In CSIR-CSIO I served on various positions starting from Scientist to Chief Scientist and worked on various projects sponsored by DRDO, DST, Ministry of Railway, IMD, DOE, CWC etc. After completing appx. thirty-five (35) years of service in CSIR-CSIO and I have seen close interactions between R&D & manpower.

As I grew in the organization, I have been realizing the increasing diversity of manpower and multi-disciplinary fusion of science &technology. All the instruments/systems developed in the capacity of project leader, are being used by sponsoring departments as per their application.

The research work carried out has been published in Journals, patented & Know-How transferred to Industries also and being used by the user’s department. From July 2017 to November 2019, I served in Rayat Bahra University Mohali as a Professor in Computer Sc& Engineering and Dean R&D.

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


  1.  Sudesh Kumar Mittal, “Slope stability analysis and instruments based early warning system in Jhakri landslide, Himachal Pradesh”, published in The DST’s Initiatives, ISBN: 978-93-85516-93-1


  1. M.A. Shamshi, B K Sharma and S.K. Mittal, “Microprocessor based Digital Cassette Seismograph”  IETE Technical Review, Journal, New Delhi, and Vol 7 No. I, 1990 pp 66-69.
  2. M.A. Shamshi, BK Sharma, RK Sood and  S.K. Mittal,  “An automatic Positional Controller” by in Journal of IETE, Vol 4, No.2, Feb 1987.
  3. M.A. Shamshi, B.K. Sharma, V.K. Gupta and S.K. Mittal, “ Emerging Trends in LSI/VLSI chip testing”  International conference on Micro-Electronics and photonics, November 5-8 1985, pp 283-293 at CSIO, Chandigarh.
  4. S.K. Mittal,  MA Shamshi,  Sandeep Kalra and  B K Sharma, “ An improved Micro-controller based oscillation Monitoring system for the safety of Railway vehicle with high storage capacity & Real  time Warning facility’  Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research ,CSIR, New Delhi, Vol 63, Sept 2004 pp 752-757.
  5. B.K. Sharma, Satish Kumar, S.K. Mittal and MA Shamshi,  “Design Improvements in Digital Seismograph for recording Long duration Seismic events and Aftershocks’  Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research, CSIR, New Delhi, vol 65, Jan 2006, pp 36-41.
  6. S.K. Mittal , M.A.  Shamshi, B.K. Sharma and R.K. Garg, “Design and Development of Infrared Technique based Snow surface temperature Measurement Probe”  Proceedings of International Symposium on “Snow Monitoring and Avalanche” (ISSMA-2004), pp 519-524, held from 12-16 April 2004 at SASE Manali (H.P.)
  7. Manjeet Singh, S.K. Mittal, M.A. Shamshi and  R.K. Garg,  “An Electronic Device for In Situ Determination of Snow Moisture and Density” Proceedings of International Symposium on “Snow Monitoring and Avalanche” (ISSMA-2004), pp577-584 held from 12-16 April 2004 at SASE Manali (H.P.)
  8. P.K. Singh, S.K. Mittal, Manjeet Singh  and  B.K. Sharma, “Design of high power pump source of eye Safe Laser for Geo Scientific application”  Symposium on Optoelectronics and MEMs Technologies (NCOMT-2004) from April 16-17, 2004 at CSIO, Chandigarh.
  9. B.K. Sharma, Satish Kumar, S.K. Mittal  and  M.A. Shamshi , “Characteristics evolution of Indigenously Designed and Developed Triaxial Force Balance Accelerometer”  Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research, Vo1. 65 July 2006, pp 574-577.
  10. S.K. Mittal, M.A. Shamshi, R.K. Gargand  B.K. Sharma,  “Design & Development of IR technique Based Snow Surface Temperature Measuring Probe”  Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research, Vol.66, pp 367-370 in May 2007.
  11. Parkhi Kapur, S.K. Mittal  and  M.A. Shamshi , “Design and Development of Data Acquisition System for Landslide Monitoring using Virtual Instrumentation”  Journal of Instrument Society of India, Vol. 37 No. 3 Sep 2007.
  12. K. Singh, S.K. Mittal, Manjeet  Singh and  B.K.  Sharma,  “ Design of High Power Pump Source of Eye Safe Laser for Geo-Scientific Applications”  Indian Journal of Pure & applied Physics, Vo1 43, July 2005, pp. 517-521.
  13. Manjeet Singh, S.K. Mittal, M.A. Shamshi and  R.K. Garg, “An Electronic Device for In Situ Determination of Snow Moisture and Density”  Proceedings of International Symposium on Snow Monitoring and Avalanches (ISSMA), 12-16 april 2004, HQ, SASE Manali (HP), India, pp 273-276.
  14. S.K. Mittal, Manjeet Singh, ParkhiKapur, B.K. Sharma and M.A. Shamshi, “Design and development of instrumentation for landslide monitoring and issue an early warning” Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research (JSIR), Vo1. 67, May 2008, pp 361-365.
  15. S.K. Mittal, Manjeet Singh, R.K. Garg and B.K. Sharma,  “Design and development of Multi Parameter Probe to measure temperature and hardness inside snow microstructure” Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research (JSIR), Vol. 67, June 2008, pp 428-431.
  16. S.K. Mittal, Manjeet Singh and R.K. Garg, “Development of an instrument to measure density and moisture content of Snow” Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research (JSIR), Vol. 68, March 2009, pp. 188-191.
  17. S.K. Mittal, Manjeet Singh, H.K. Sardanaand  SunilDhingra, “Realization and Installation of Landslides Instrumentation Network at Mansa Devi (Haridwar) “ Jiunnal of Indian Landslide, Vol. 2 No. 1 May 2009, pp 43-50.
  18. S.K. Mittal,  Manjeet Singh, H.K. Sardana and  Sunil Dhingra,  “Instrumentation Monitoring of Mansa Devi Landslide Site and Interpretation of Data”  Indian Geotechnical journal, Vol 39, No. 3, July 2009 (pp317-327).
  19. S.K. Mittal, Sunil Dhingra and, H.K. Sardana, “Analysis of Data using Neuro-Fuzzy approach recorded by Instrumentation Network installed at Mansa Devi (Haridwar) Landslide Site” Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research (JSIR), New Delhi, Vol 70, January 2011, pp 25-31.
  20. S.K. Mittal and  Satish Kumar, “Disaster Mitigation through Instrumentation”  Science and Culture, 2012-2013, 78 (9-10) 432-434.
  21. S.K. Mittal, Manjit Singh and  Bhoop Singh, “Monitoring of Jhakri Landslide in Bari Village area of Himachal Pradesh” Journal of Rock Mechanics &Tunnelling Technology (JRMTT); Vol 19, No. 2 July 2013; PP 129-134.
  22. Supankar Das, S.K. Mittal, AmitDogra, Deepika Singh, K.K. Dubey, Bikar Singh, and V.D. Shivling, “Intelligent Nano-tech Switch for Advanced Automated plant Growth Regulation”  Journal of Agricultural Engineering Vol. 51(2); April-June 2014, pp60-63.
  23. Supankar Das and  S.K. Mittal, “Characterization of Climate Extremes on Plants and Soil Properties Using Nano-Dynamic  Elastomechanic Response Analysis”   Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change 2015,Vol.6, Issue 5.
  24. S.K.  Samantaray and S.K. Mittal , “A Smart Sensing Technology for the Condition Monitoring of Railway.” Journal of basic and applied engineering research, ISSN: 2350-0255, Volume 2, No- 5, 2015, pp.372-76.
  25. Rahul Malik,  RenuDhir,  S.K. Mittal  and  Nishi,  “Satellite Image Dehazing and Denoising using ACO Based Dark Channel Prior And Gradient Optimization Based Fuzzy Filter”,  Current Science, Accepted for publication on 10th November  2016 .
  26. Rahul Malik,  RenuDhir, S.K. Mittal , “Remote Sensing and LandSat Image Enhancement using Particle Swarm Optimization based Local Detail Enhancement”, (Revised paper Submitted with minor changes on 26th Dec 2016 in IET Image processing).
  27. S.K. Samantaray, S.K. Mittal, Kumar, S. (2017, March). Electromechanical impedance method for monitoring incipient looseness in jointed structure for railway safety. In Computation of Power, Energy Information and Communication (ICCPEIC), 2017 International Conference on (pp. 805-809). IEEE.
  28. Swagat K. Samantaray& S.K. Mittal , Detection of looseness in Bolted fishplate joint Using Electromechanical Impedance Principle. In 47th IETE Mid-Term Symposium on “Modern information & communication technologies for Digital India”, April 09-10, 2016 at CSIR-CENTRAL SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS ORGANISATION (CSIO), Chandigarh.
  29. Shveta Mahajan, Sudesh Kumar Mittal and  Amitava Das, “ Machine vision based alternative testing approach for physical purity, viability and vigour  testing of Soybean seeds”  Journal of Food Science & Technology , 2018 Oct; 55(10):3949-3959.
  30. S.K. Samantaray, S. K. Mittal, S. K.Mahapatra, P., &Kumar S. (2018). An impedance-based structural health monitoring approach for looseness identification in bolted joint structure. Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, 8(5), 809-822.
  31. S.K. Mittal, “Slope stability analysis& Instruments base early warning system, Jhakri Landslides Himachal Pradesh”   book chapter ,Page number 261 to 274  published in book “Landslide Research: The DST’s Initiative”  in the year 2017 published by New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi (India).
  32. Shveta Mahajan, Anu Rani, Mamta Sharma, Sudesh Kumar Mittal&Amitava Das,   “A pre-processing based optimized edge weighting method for colour constancy”    (2018), The Imaging Science Journal, 66:4, 231-238, DOI: 10.1080/13682199.2017.1412889.
  33. Amardeep Siingh Virk, Amanpreet Singh and  S.K. Mittal , “Advanced MT-InSAR Landslide Monitoring; Methods and Trends”, Journal of Engineering Science & Management Education .
  34. Arvind K. Sharma, S.K. Mittal and Sumeet Mittal, ”Attacks on Cryptographic Hash functions and Advances”, International Journal of Information and Computing Science, Volume 5, Issue 11, November 2018, ISSN No:0972-1347.
  35. Arvind K. Sharma and S.K. Mittal, “Cryptography & Network Security Hash function Applications, Attacks and Advances: A Review”, Proceeding of third International Conference on Innovative Systems and Control (ICISC2019) September 2019.
  36. S.K. Samantray, S.K. Mittal, P. Mahapatraand  Sanjeev Kumar, “Assessing the flexion behavior of bolted rail joints using finite element analysis”  ELSEVIER, Engineering Failure Analysis 104(2019)1002-1013.
  37. Arvind Sharma, Avinash Sharma, AdityaSaini, PaluckArora and S.K. Mittal,  “ DNS Aegis, Authentication with Digital Signature using Hash Functions and Various Attacks:KARKOFF” International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE) November 2019.
  38. Kiranpreet Kaur and S.K.  Mittal, “Scrutiny of breast Cancer Detection Techniques of Deep Learning and Machine Learning “   International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering ™   ISSN:2277-3878 RegdNo.C/819981 September 2019.
  39. Ridhi Jindal and S.K. Mittal, “Speculation of Software Reusability Estimation using CK (Chidamber and Kemerer) Metrics”   International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT) ISSN: 2249 – 8958, Volume-9 Issue-2 in December 2019.

Research Paper Communicated/Accepted (February –April 2020):

  1. Sudesh Kumar Mittal, Deepam Goyal, Amit Chauhan, Rajeev Kumar Dang, “Graphene Nanoparticles: The Super Material of Future”accepted for publication in Material today proceeding Elsevier being organized   (29-30 May 2020) at UIET, PU, Chandigarh.
  2. Sudesh Kumar Mittal, Ashok kumar, ”Seed quality assurance methods, techniques & technologies: A detailed summary”communicated for publication in International journal of cloud computing.
  3. Harjeet  Singh, Sudesh kumar Mittal, An abstract on ”Computer vision based monitoring & analyzing the effect of climate change on landslide stability and glacier retreat” accepted for  presentation in International workshop on Assessment & monitoring of Landslide in Himalayan at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology Dehradun,  March 13-14 2020.
  4. Manish Sharma, Truong Khang Nguyen, Shobhit K. Patel,  Sudesh Kumar Mittal, M. ThuraiPandian, “Design, Analysis and Characterization of Four Port Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output UWB-X Band Antenna with Band Rejection ability for Wireless Network Applications”  accepted for  publication  in  Wireless Network Springer journal .


Artificial Intelligence, Neural Network & Machine Learning, Hardware & Software development (Sensors & Systems) for varied application. Digital Image Processing, Cryptography & Forensic Science, Data Analysis & data mining, Speech recognition, Projects outcome based Education, R & D Management, Technical report writing.

Workshop, seminar, training program & conferences were organized in various capacities in the areas of our specialization.

Ph.D-04 completed

Ph.D -04 (In process)
Trained large number of students (B.Tech & M.Tech) from Engineering Institutions for their training/thesis work. M.Tech. Appx 50 and B.Tech Appx 150.

-Life Fellow Member of IETE-New Delhi (F120495), Life Member of CSI Mumbai (CSI-6921) & Member of DOEACC Society, Ministry of Comm & IT Delhi etc.



  1. R&D Management, Engineering Project Based Learning
  2. Sensors & Intelligent Instrumentation Network for Societal application such as Landslide, Snow & Avalanche, Earth quake, Railways
  3. Industrial Process control and Geotechnical etc
  4. Image processing
  5. Digital Signal Processing
  6. Driving Simulator
  7. Computer Networking
  8. Project proposal writing
  9. Manual & guidelines as standard operating procedures
  10. Projects outcome based education, Accreditation procedure
  11. Course & Curriculum design
  12. Testing & quality Control

Project Completed:

  1. “Snow Surface Temperature Sensor (IR based) along with installation tower” sponsored by SASE (DRDO). (Project Leader & Senior Team Member).
  2. Multi-Parameter Probe to measure Temperature & Hardness inside Snow Microstructure sponsored by SASE (DRDO). (Project Leader).
  3. Snow Moisture Sensors to measure density & liquid water content in Snow sponsored by SASE (DRDO) (Project Leader).
  4. “Data Acquisition System for Snow Applications” sponsored by DRDO, Delhi. (Senior Team Member).
  5. Snow Depth Sensor (Senior Team member), sponsored by DRDO, New Delhi.
  6. Design, Development and Installation of Instrumentation for “Detection and Early Warning of Landslides” funded by Planning Commission, New Delhi. (Project Leader).
  7. A project titled “Detailed Slope Stability Analysis of Jhakri (Bari Village) Landslide Site and Developing Early Warning System” sponsored by Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi. (Project Leader).
  8. “Inclinometer/Tilt meter along with Digital Indicator” Sponsored by DST, New Delhi. (Know-How transferred to M/S AIMIL, New Delhi) (Senior Team Member).
  9. Multiple User Field Operated Data Recorder & Analyzer for Geo- technical Application sponsored by DST, New Delhi (Senior Team Member).
  10. “Embedded Processor based Oscillation Monitoring System for Railways Vehicles “ Sponsored by RDSO Lucknow, (Ministry of Railways) (Project Leader).
  11. “CMOS Technology based Digital Cassette Seismograph” sponsored by DST, New Delhi. (Senior Team Member).
  12. “Seismic Data Telemetry System “sponsored by DST, New Delhi. (Senior Team Member).
  13. “24 Bit Seismic Data Acquisition System with dial up facility for data transfer”,sponsored by DST, New Delhi.(Senior Team Member).
  14. “Study of Seismicity in and around Chandigarh by establishing a Network of Three Broad Band Seismographs” sponsored by DST, New Delhi. (Senior Team Member).
  15. During my last involvement at CSIR-CSIO,Chandigarh, I was working on the following projects as a Project Leader:
    a) Land Slide monitoring using InSAR Technique
    b)Structural Health Monitoring using wireless Sensor Network
    c) Desk Top Car Driving Simulator
  16. “A case study of Jhakri Landslide Site-its Geological study, Instrumental Monitoring of Geotechnical parameters and Probabilistic Forecasting” sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi.
  17. Indo Norway Bilateral project on Geohazards in Uttrakhand.


  1. “19th IETE-HariRamjiToshniwal Gold Medal Award 2008” in recognition of my  distinguished  contribution  in  the  design,  development  and  fabrication  of Scientific Instruments & Systems for various applications in the area of Snow & Avalanche and Railways for Public Safety.
  2. Awarded IGS-AIMIL Biennial Award in year 2010 by the Indian Geo Technical Society for the best paper on “INSTRUMENTATION” published in Indian Geo Technical Journal entitled “Instrumentation Monitoring of Mansa Devi Landslide site and Interpretation of Data“ Vol. 39, No. 3, July 2009 (pp317-327).
  3. Awarded best paper award for the year 2013 to the paper titled “Monitoring of Jhakri Landslide in Bari Village area of Himachal Pradesh “published in Journal of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology (JRMTT) under the category ‘Rock Testing, Monitoring and Instrumentation’.
  4. SKOCH ORDER-OF-MERIT–2015 Award for “SUSTRANS” Sustainable Transportation project, where in CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh is a participating laboratory & I (Myself) am a Project Leader and CSIR-CRRI, New Delhi is the Nodal Laboratory.
  5. Awarded DAAD fellowship in1989 under German Academic Exchange Program.From 05th June 1989 to 10th November 1990, I was in Germany to avail DAAD fellowship and visited following Institutes:
    • Goethe Institute, Gottingen
    • UniversitatGesamthochschule, Paderborn
    • Institute for Geophysik, Bochum Institute for Meterologie and Geophysik, Frankfurt


  6. From 12th August 2010 to 18th August 2010, I was in Norway to attend the joint workshop on Geo hazards at Oslo, Norway under bilateral cooperation project between DST &   NGI, Norway.
  7. Offered a visiting appointment as Honorary Associate in the school of Geomatic engineering for the period from March 1997 to March 1998 at University of New South Wales, Australia but not availed.


    Country Filed: EP, Application Number: 4806350.7    Date of Filing: 11/06/2007, Inventor(s): MITTAL S K,SHAMSHI M A,KALRA SANDEEP ,SHARMA B K
    Country Filed: EP, Application Number: 2004806350   Date of Filing: 06/06/2007, Inventor(s): SHARMA B K,MITTAL S K,KALRA SANDEEP ,SHAMSHI M A
    Country Filed: WO, Application Number: PCT/IB04/04129    Date of Filing: 15/12/2005, Inventor(s): MITTAL S K,SHAMSHI M A,KALRA SANDEEP ,SHARMA B K
    Country Filed: India, Application Number: 05377DELNP2005    Date of Filing: 23/11/2005, Inventor(s): MITTAL S K,SHAMSHI M A,KALRA SANDEEP ,SHARMA B K
    Country Filed: ZA, Application Number: 2007/05738    Date of Filing: 15/12/2004, Inventor(s): MITTAL S K,SHAMSHI M A,KALRA SANDEEP ,SHARMA B K


Know How Transfer: –
-Transfer the technology of “IR based Snow Surface Temperature Measuring Probe” to M/S REIL, Jaipur.
-Transfer the technology of “Inclinometer probe along with Digital Indicator “to M/S AIMIL, New Delhi
-Transfer the technology of “Artificial Knee Joint” to M/S Oriental Engineering Works, Yamuna Nagar (I was not involved in these projects but it was transferred during my headship).
-Transfer the technology of “Dual Face pocket Braille Writer” to M/S Oriental Engineering Works,Yamuna Nagar(I was not involved in these projects but it was transferred during my headship).

Ph.D (Instrumentation Engineering)
M.Tech (Computer Science & Engineering)

Current Position:

Professor from January 2020 to till date at Chitkara University, Punjab.

R & D:
35 years, Scientist to Chief Scientist (CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh), August 82-January 2017

At  Rayat Bahra University, Mohali (2017 to 2019) as Professor and Dean, R & D
At CSIR-CSIO Chandigarh in ACSIR-Chandigarh (2011 to 2017)