Dr Meenu Khurana
Director Research

meenu.khurana@chitkara.edu.in

Expert Areas : Vehicular Adhoc Networks, Fog Computing, Machine Learning, MIMO systems, Cyber Security, Wireless Sensor Networks, Outcome based Education

Meenu Khurana is a PhD is Computer Science and Engineering with 26 years of experience in industry, academics, research and administration to her credit, majorly at leadership positions in academia. She has been key for industry-academia collaborations at the University, resulting in setting up CoEs and offering seven specialization areas to undergraduate students including data science, artificial intelligence, cyber security, UI/ UX, Game Development, Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship. She has also contributed in designing curricula for undergraduate programs at the University under academic mentorship of Universities of repute across the globe.

She is the founder of IEEE Student Branch and served as IEEE branch counselor (2009-2021) at the University. She has won several awards from IEEE and from industry collaborators for her exemplary work. She is an IEEE Senior Member, IEEE SAC Member Delhi Section and Life Member of ISTE.

She has contributed to numerous national/ international conferences, symposia, workshops as technical committee member/ chair/ co-chair/ track chair/ expert in her area of interest that includes vehicular adhoc networks, wireless sensors, fog computing, machine learning, computer networks, cyber security, curriculum designing & development and pedagogical innovation.

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

Book Chapters:

  1. Gupta N., Gupta K., Khurana M., Gupta D., Jain A., Dewangan B.K., A Walkthrough in Live Migration Strategies for Energy-Aware Resource Management in Cloud. In book: Autonomic Computing in Cloud Resource Management in Industry 4.0. EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing. Springer, Cham, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-71756-8_16
  2. Hassan Afshan, Prasad Devendra, Khurana Meenu, Lilhore Umesh Kumar, Simaiya Sarita, “Integration of Internet of Things (IoT) in Health Care Industry: An Overview of Benefits, Challenges, and Applications”, In book: Data Science and Innovations for Intelligent Systems Data Science and Innovations for Intelligent Systems : Computational Excellence and Society 5.0, CRC Press ((Taylor & Francis), 2021. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003132080
  3. Lilhore Umesh Kumar, Simaiya Sarita, Kaur Amandeep, Prasad Devendra, Khurana Meenu, Verma Deepak Kumar, Hassan Afsan, “Impact of Deep Learning and Machine Learning in Industry 4.0”, In book: Cyber-Physical, IoT, and Autonomous Systems in Industry 4.0, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis), 2021
  4. Khurana Meenu, “IP Security”, In book: Cryptography and System Security, DreamTech Publisher, 2015.

Publications in Journals:

  1. Gaganpreet Kaur, Pratibha, Amandeep Kaur, Meenu Khurana, “A Review of Opinion Mining Techniques”, ECS Transactions, vol. 107, no. 1, pp. 10125-10132, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1149/10701.10125ecst
  2. Vandana Saini, Meenu Khurana, “A Multi-Zone Based Hierarchical Protocol for Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks”, ECS Transactions, vol. 107, no. 1, pp. 9489-9496, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1149/10701.9489ecst
  3. Payal Kaushal, Meenu Khurana and K.R. Ramkumar, “A Systematic Review of Swarm Intelligence Algorithms to Perform Routing for VANETs Communication”, ECS Transactions, vol. 107, no. 1, pp. 5027-5035, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1149/10701.5027ecst
  4. Ridhima Rani, Vijaita Kashyap, Meenu Khurana, “Role of IoT-Cloud Ecosystem in Smart Cities: Review and Challenges”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 49, part 8, pp 2994-2998, 2022, ISSN 2214-7853, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2020.10.054, (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214785320376215)
  5. Ridhima Rani, Neeraj Kumar, Meenu Khurana, Ashok Kumar, Ahmed Barnawi, “Storage as a service in Fog computing : A systematic review, Journal of Systems Architecture,Volume 116, 2021, ISSN 1383-7621, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sysarc.2021.102033, (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1383762121000369)
  6. Payal Kaushal, Meenu Khurana, K. R. Ramkumar, Vidhyotma Gandhi, “A Study of Routing Protocols of Vehicular Adhoc Network”, International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET) vol. 11, Issue 12, pp.2672-2686, Dec. 2020
  7. Meenu Khurana, Archana Mantri, Viney Khurana, “ Influence of Analytical Approach in Logic Building for Freshman Computer Science Students : A Study”, Journal of Engineering Education Transformations, vol. 33, pp. 472-476, 2020
  8. Meenu Khurana, C. Rama Krishna and SN Panda, “Capacity Enhancement using MU-MIMO in Vehicular Ad hoc Network,” International Journal of Applied Engineering and Research, vol. 12, no. 16, pp. 5872-5883, 2017
  9. Shina Pahuja and Meenu Khurana, “Empowering Engineering Education: From Classroom to Corporate”. Journal of Engineering Education Transformations, Special Issue, pp. 153-158, 2015, eISSN 2394-1707
  10. Meenu Khurana and C. Rama Krishna, “Performance Analysis of Diversity Schemes in Multi hop Ad hoc Networks”, International Journal of Computer and Network Security (IJCNS), pp. 60-63, vol. 1, no. 3, Dec. 2009 ISSN Print: 2076-2739.

Publications in Conferences:

  1. Meenu Khurana, C. Ramkrishna, Mohit Kakkar, “Designing signal transmission matrix for MIMO systems – A recursive approach”, AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 2357, issue 1, pp. 2022, https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0080584
  2. Meenu Khurana, Rashmi Aggarwal, Ridhima Rani, Viney Khurana, “Understanding password vulnerabilities – A mathematical approach”, AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 2357, issue 1, pp. 2022, https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0080658
  3. Payal Kaushal, Meenu Khurana, K. Ramkumar, “A Research Perspective of VANET Applications – A Review”, 3rd International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Data Mining and Information Security (IEMIS), Feb 2022
  4. Kamaljeet Kaur, Meenu Khurana, Manisha, “Impact of Agile Scrum Methodology on Time to Market and Code Quality – A Case Study,” 3rd International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communication Control and Networking (ICAC3N), 2021, pp. 1673-1678, doi: 10.1109/ICAC3N53548.2021.9725375
  5. Manisha, Meenu Khurana and Kamaljeet Kaur, “Impact of Agile Scrum Methodology on Team’s Productivity and Client Satisfaction – A Case Study,” 3rd International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communication Control and Networking (ICAC3N), 2021, pp. 1686-1691, doi:10.1109/ICAC3N53548.2021.9725505
  6. Amandeep Kaur, Meenu Khurana, Vinay Kukreja, Poonam Jindal, Geetanjali, “Skeletal Growth Assessment Using Segmented Middle Phalanx with Active Shape Modelling,” International Conference on Advance Computing and Innovative Technologies in Engineering (ICACITE), 2021, pp. 38-41, doi:10.1109/ICACITE51222.2021.9404695
  7. Kamali Gupta, Meenu Khurana, Devendra Prasad, Atul Garg, Deepali Gupta, “A Framework for PO Attainment in HEI’s using Machine Learning in India,” International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Applications (ICCICA), 2021, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/ICCICA52458.2021.9697218
  8. Ridhima Rani, Meenu Khurana, Deepika Sharma and Aditi Moudgil, “Comparative Study on various Storage Optimization Techniques in IoT-Cloud Ecosystem,” International Conference on Advance Computing and Innovative Technologies in Engineering (ICACITE), 2021, pp. 659-663, doi: 10.1109/ICACITE51222.2021.9404625
  9. Amandeep Kaur, Meenu Khurana, Preetinder Kaur, Manpreet Kaur, “Classification and Analysis of Water Quality Using Machine Learning Algorithms”, International Conference on Communication, Circuits and Systems, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol. 728, Springer Singapore, pp. 389-398, Apr. 2020, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-33-4866-0_48
  10. Meenu Khurana, C. Ramakrishna and S. N. Panda, “Antenna Diversity Scheme for Multipath Mitigation in Vehicular Adhoc Networks on Urban Roads,” Indo – Taiwan 2nd International Conference on Computing, Analytics and Networks (Indo-Taiwan ICAN), 2020, pp. 317-324, 2020, doi:10.1109/IndoTaiwanICAN48429.2020.9181316
  11. Meenu Khurana, “Spatial and Antenna Diversity Schemes for Enhancing Capacity of Vehicular Adhoc Networks”, PhD thesis, 2018, https://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/handle/10603/204300
  12. Ravneet Kaur, Meenu Khurana, Rishu Chhabra, “Road Map Generation for VANET Simulation”, International Conference on Communication, Computing and Networking (ICCCN-2017), pp. 350-355, Mar. 2017
  13. Meenu Khurana, C. Rama Krishna and SN Panda, “VaneT-AS – MIMO Antenna Selection Scheme in Vehicular Ad hoc Network,” Proceedings of Doctoral Consortium, 2017
  14. Ravneet Kaur, Meenu Khurana, Rishu Chhabra, “ Performance Analysis of AODV & CLWPR Routing Protocols in VANETs”, 3rd International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Engineering Trends, Communication, Optimization and Sciences (EEECOS), pp. 736-740, 2016
  15. Meenu Khurana and C. Rama Krishna), “MIMO based Spatial Diversity Scheme for VANETs,” Proceedings of International Conference on New Generation Computing Technologies (NGCT), pp. 257-261, included in IEEEXplore (2016) doi: 1109/NGCT.2015.7375122
  16. Rishu Chhabra, Meenu Khurana and C. Ramakrishna, “Performance Evaluation of Routing Protocols for Traffic Light Scenario in an Urban Vehicular Environment”, International Conference on Telecommunication Technology and Management (ICTTM), Apr. 2015
  17. Rishu Chhabra, C Ramkrishna and Meenu Khurana, “Survey of Mobility Models and Routing Protocols in Vehicular Adhoc Networks”, National Conference on Computing Technologies, Mar. 2015
  18. Ravneet Kaur and Meenu Khurana, “Vehicular Ad-hoc Network – A literature Review on Simulation Tools”, International Conference on Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems (WECON), Pp. 27, Mar. 2015.
  19. Ravneet Kaur, Meenu Khurana, “Vehicular Ad-hoc Network-A Literature Review on Simulation Tools”, 4th Edition of International Conference on Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems”, pp 27, Mar. 2015.
  20. Ishu Sharma, Rajvir Singh and Meenu Khurana, “Comparative Study of LEACH, LEACH-C and PGASIS Routing Protocols for Wireless Sensor Network”, International Conference on Advances in Computer Engineering & Applications (ICACEA), Mar. 2015.
  21. Ishu Sharma, Rajvir Singh and Meenu Khurana, “Performance Evaluation of Pegasis Protocol for WSN using NS2”, International Conference on Advances in Computer Engineering & Applications (ICACEA),
 2015.
  22. Shina Pahuja and Meenu Khurana, “Empowering Engineering Education: From Classroom to Corporate” ICTIEE-2015, Jan. 2015. Published in Journal of Engineering Education Transformations, Special Issue: Jan. 2015, eISSN 2394-1707.
  23. Gurdip Kaur, Meenu Khurana, Monika Sethi, “Intrusion Detection System using Honeypots and Swarm Intelligence”, International Conference on Advances in Computing and Artificial Intelligence, Jul. 2011. Published in ACM Digital Library ISBN: 978-1-4503-0635-5.
  24. Meenu Khurana, “Chitkara and IUCEE: Strengthening the Role of Educators or imparting effective, innovative and efficient engineering education”,  39th ISTE Annual Convention, NIT Surathkal, Dec. 2009.
  25. Meenu Khurana and C. Rama Krishna, “Comparative analysis of Space Time Block Codes for MIMO systems,” National conference on Advances in Video, Cyber Learning and Electronics, Mar. 2008.
  26. Meenu Khurana and C. Rama Krishna, “Overview of MIMO OFDM Systems and Some Challenges,” National conference on Recent Advances and Trends in Electrical Engineering, Feb. 2008.
  27. Meenu Khurana, “Applications of Neural Networks in Wireless Communications”, National Conference on Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems, Jul. 2006.
  28. Meenu Khurana, “Efficient implementation of Massive Neural Networks,” National Conference on Technology of 21st Century, Apr. 2006.
Research Projects:
  1. Enhancement of Interactive Distributed e-learning Environment using Tablet PC Technology (2009-2011): Project funded by Hewlett Packard (HP) (USD 1,70,000) for innovation in education by introducing mobile technology in teaching and learning process. The Project aimed at replacing the conventional class room system to incorporate virtual learning, with or without direct interaction between faculty and students, using Tablet PC Technology.

SPECIALISATION:

Soft Computing, Machine Learning, Data Structures, Programming, Computer Networks

  1. FDP on How to Organize Conference, Chitkara University, Punjab, Feb. 2022
  2. Tutorial : Nexus on Wheels at International Conference on Computing Analytics and Networks (ICAN), Chitkara University, Feb 2020
  3. Session on VANET Simulations using NS3, NITTTR Chandigarh, Jan. 2019
  4. Hands on Session on VANET Simulation Using NS3, NITTTR Chandigarh, Mar. 2018
  5. Workshop on VANET Simulation Using NS3, NITTTR Chandigarh, Jan. 2017
  6. Short tern course on Wireless Networks- VANET Challenges and Applications, May. 2015
  7. Session on Multiprocessors and Multicomputers, Vector Processing, Parallel Programming Models, languages and Compilers, June 2011
  8. Sessions on Firewalls, Email Security and Web Security, NITTTR Chandigarh, Dec. 2010
  9. Sessions on IP Security and Firewalls, Jun. 2010
  10. Proctor for teams participating in IEEE-Xtreme Global Level Challenge for five consecutive years

Consultancy Project:

  1. Agentless Asset Discovery, 2022, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) Punjab, India.
  2. Setting of question papers, 2008, Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), India.

Thesis Guided:

  1. Performance Analysis of Routing Protocols For Safety Message Dissemination In Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks
  2. Comparative Analysis of Routing Protocols for Traffic Light Scenario in Urban Vehicular Environment
  3. Comparative Analysis of Clustering Routing Protocol for WSN to enhance Network Lifetime

Professional Member/ Committee Member:

  1. Senior Member IEEE
  2. Life Member ISTE
  3. Member of Board of Studies of UG and PG Programs in CSE
  4. Member of Academic Council of Chitkara University, Punjab
  5. Member New Generation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (NewGen IEDC), Chitkara University, Punjab.

Session Chair/ Track Chair/ Reviewer in conferences/ Journals:

  1. Track Chair, 3rd International Conference on Computing Analytics and Networks (ICAN), Nov. 2022
  2. Session Chair WIE Track, IEEE DELCON 2022
  3. Reviewer for 6th International Conference for Convergence in Technology (I2CT), IEEE Bombay Section, 2021
  4. Assistance in reviewing process for Eighth International Conference in Transformations in Engineering Education (ICTIEE) 2021
  5. Session Chair, International Conference on Computing Analytics and Networks (ICAN), Chitkara University, Feb 2020
  6. Reviewer for Journal of Engineering Education Transformations, 2020
  7. Technical Committee member of International Conference on IoT Inclusive Life (ICIIL) 2019, NITTTR, Chandigarh
  8. Technical Committee member of International Conference on Communication, Computing and Networking, 2018, NITTTR, Chandigarh
  9. Review Committee member of 1st International Conference on Communication, Computing and Networking, 2017
  10. Member of Editorial board of Mathematical Journal for Interdisciplinary Sciences, ISSN No. Print 2278-9561, 2017, ISSN No. Online 2278-957X
  11. Member of Editorial Board of Journal on Today’s Ideas – Tomorrow’s Technologies (JOTITT),  2017, ISSN No. Online 2321-7146
  12. Chapters Review of Java Programming book by Oxford University Press, 2016
  13. Reviewer for International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education IUCEE,  Jan. 2014.

AWARDS

  1. Best Paper Award in 3rd International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Data Mining and Information Security (IEMIS), 2022
  2. Infosys SPoC of the Month, Mar 2022
  3. Honorary SAC Recognition by Students Activity Chair Committee, IEEE Delhi Section, 2021
  4. Appreciation for Chairing Session in Chitkara University Doctoral Consortium, 2021
  5. Best Paper Award in 3rd International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communication Control and Networking (ICAC3N), 2021
  6. Recognition for contribution towards Advancement of Technology, IEEE Headquarters, NY, 2021
  7. Best Paper Award in National Conference on Advances in Applied Sciences and Mathematics (NCASM), 2020
  8. Best Branch Counselling Award -IEEE Delhi Section,Region10, 2019
  9. Member Grade Elevation to IEEE Senior Member
  10. Certificate of Appreciation from Infosys for two consecutive years, 2017 and 2018
  11. Best Paper Award in 4th International Conference on Wireless Networks & Embedded Systems, Mar. 2015
  12. SPoC for Infosys Campus Connect winning status of Advance Partner Institute 2014-2015
  13. Recognition during SAP Faculty Day, SAP Bangalore, 20 June, 2014
  14. Excellence in Branch Counseling Award 2014-2015 by IEEE Delhi Section
  15. Excellence in Branch Counseling Award 2009-2010 by IEEE Delhi Section
  16. Gold Medal for securing Top position in M.E. in Computer Science from Panjab University
  17. Academic Cash Award and Certificate of Merit from NITTTR Chandigarh for securing Top position in M.E., 2009
  18. Technical Head, hp Innovations Grant -2009 of USD 1,70, 000
  19. Sun Certified Programmer for JAVA Platform, 2001, Sun Microsystems
  20. Brainbench Certification in JAVA, 2001

University Collaborations: ­­

  1. Invited by University of Birmingham, UK, for university collaborations, 2015
  2. Invited by University of Applied Sciences, Osnabruck, Germany for Academic Meet, 2011

Patents Granted:

  1. Device for locating vehicle and method thereof | Patent No. 360493, granted on Dec 3, 2019

Patents Published:

  1. Content delivery system and method | Application No. 202111022105, published on May 28, 2021
  2. Secure code exchange method for group key management protocol in wireless body area network (WBAN)| Application No. 202041026023, published on Jul 3, 2020

Patents Filed:

  1. Curd settler design | Application No. 361843-001, filed on Apr 4, 2022
  2. Rolling board and pin stand (set) for making chapati | Application No. 361188-001, filed on Mar 24, 2022
  3. Accident detection and reporting system | Application No. 202211003728, filed on Jan 25, 2022
  4. Painting machine | Application No. 202211003687, filed on Jan 22, 2022
  5. Parking space detection system | Application No. 202211002673, filed on Jan 17, 2022
  6. Tea strainer design | Application No. 356816-001, filed on Jan 17, 2022
  7. Wearable medication organiser | Application No. 202211000818, filed on Jan 6, 2022
  8. Removable multipurpose knife cum scissor with tool kit | Application No. 353684-001, filed on Nov 25, 2021| Application No. 356247-001, filed on Jan 6, 2022
  9. Twain chair | Application No. 354760-001, filed on Dec 11, 2021
  10. Curd settler design | Application No. 353684-001, filed on Nov 25, 2021
  11. Wheel chair mobility system for handicapped humans | Application No. 202111053353, filed on Nov 19, 2021
  12. Power saving system for operating machine and method thereof | Application No. 202111049806, filed on Oct 30, 2021
  13. Antitheft voice based driver assistance system and method thereof | Application No. 202111046991, filed on Oct 14, 2021
  14. Automatic window shade | Application No. 202111044987, filed on Oct 4, 2021
  15. Splash protection system for camera | Application No. 350640-001, filed on Oct 4, 2021
  16. Apparatus for curd settling and cooling | Application No. 202111040073, filed on Sep 3, 2021
  17. Health diagnosis and assisting system | Application No. 202111030944, filed on Jul 9, 2021
  18. Reconfigurable display controller | Application No. 202111029221, filed on Jun 29, 2021
  19. Smart health tracking device | Application No. 202111028801, filed on Jun 26, 2021
  20. Smart texture sensing garment steamer | Application No. 202111027127, filed on Jun 16, 2021
  21. Automated cleaning assembly and method | Application No. 202111020943, filed on May 8, 2021
  22. Disinfecting and drying apparatus for clothes | Application No. 202111014168, filed on Mar 30, 2021
  • PhD (CSE), Chitkara University, Punjab
  • M.E. (CSE) (Distinction) Panjab University, Chandigarh
  • PGDCA, Post Graduate Diploma in Computers, DOEACC – Setup of National Informatics Centre,  Chandigarh
  • B.E. (EE) (Honors), Punjab Engineering College (PEC University), Chandigarh
  • Academic Leadership, Administration & Research Management: 14 years (2008 -till date)
  • Teaching : 9 years in Computer Science area, 1996-2008
  • Industry: 3 years, Engineer, ESAB India Ltd., 1994-1996