Dr. Md. Iftekhar Hussain

Information Technology Department

Designation: Associate Professor

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering from Tezpur University
  • M.Tech. in Information Technology from Tezpur University
  • B.E. in Computer Science & Engineering from Jorhat Engineering College

Areas of Interest/Specialization:

  1. Wireless Networks
  2. QoS in Computer Networks
  3. Internet of Things (IoT)

 Experience:

  1. Associate Professor, Department of Information Technology, NEHU, Shillong since March 2010
  2. Reader, Department of Information Technology, NEHU, Shillong from March 2007 to March 2010
  3. Reader, Department of Information Technology, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT), Sikkim from August 2006 to March 2007
  4. Lecturer, Department of Information Technology, SMIT, Sikkim from August 2001 to August 2006
  5. Visiting Fellow, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Mizoram University, Aizwal
  6. Visiting Fellow, Nepal College of Information Technology, Kathmandu, Nepal

Administrative responsibilities undertaken: 

  1. Head, Department of Information Technology, NEHU, Shillong from 2008 to  2010
  2. Warden, Arbella Halls of Residence, NEHU, Shillong from 2009 to 2014
  3. Chairman, Board of Undergraduate Studies in Information Technology, NEHU, Shillong (2008–2010)
  4. Member,  Academic Council, NEHU, Shillong from (2008–2010)
  5. Member, School Board, School of Technology, NEHU, Shillong (2011-2013)
  6. Member, Board of Professional Studies in Computer Science and Engineering, NEHU, Shillong (2009 - )
  7. Member, Board of Undergraduate Studies in Computer Application, NEHU, Shillong (2009 – 2012)
  8. Member, Board of Undergraduate Studies in Computer Science, NEHU, Shillong (2008 - 2013)
  9. Member, Board of Professional Studies in Information Technology, NEHU from 2010 till date
  10. Member, Board of Professional Studies in Law, NEHU from 2008 to 2011
  11. Member, Board of Professional Studies in Architecture, NEHU from 20014 till date
  12. Member, B.Tech Regulation Committee in the year 2007
  13. Member, B.Arch Regulation Committee in the year 2014
  14. Member, Executive Committee,  NEHU Teachers ‘Association (2009-10)
  15. Cluster Representative, Campus Residents Welfare Committee (CRWC), NEHU, Shillong (2012-13)
  16. Served as members of various College Inspection Teams nominated by the Vice Chancellor time to time

Phd Awarded/Supervised/Supervising

Research Scholars (as Supervisor)

Name of Research Scholars Title of Research Current Status
Miss Leki Chom Thungon Designing Lightweight Authentication scheme for 6LoWPAN based Internet of Things Ongoing
Mr. Nurzaman Ahmed Designing IEEE 802.11ah-based scalable network for Internet of Things Ongoing
Mr. Hafizur Rahman Provisioning Semantic Interoperability for Large-scale Internet of Things Ongoing
Mr. Kishore Medhi Data Analytics in Internet of Things
using Machine Learning
Ongoing
Md. Arifuzzaman Mondal Quality of Service provisioning in
802.11ah-based Internet of Things
Ongoing

Research Scholars (as Joint Supervisor)

Name of Research Scholars Title of Research Current Status
Kumar Sekhar Roy Design and Development of a Hybrid Authentication Protocol for the Internet of Things Thesis Submitted
Juniorika Lyngdoh Design and Analysis of Bio-inspired Secure Techniques for Self Organizing Networks Thesis Submitted
 Mr. Keshab Nath  Community Mining in Large Social Graphs using Machine Learning Approach Thesis Submitted
Syed Sazzad Ahmed Inference and Analysis of Gene Regulatory Networks using Data Mining Techniques Thesis Submitted

 

Research Projects

  1. Project Title: “QoS Provisioning in WiFi-based Long Distance Wireless Networks for Hilly Terrain Areas”
    Role: Chief Investigator
    Funding Agency: Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY)  Sanctioned  Amount: Rs 67.08 Lacs
    Duration: 3 Years  (2012-2015)
    Current Status: Completed
  2. Project Title: “QoS Provisioning in Internet of Things”
    Role: Chief Investigator
    Funding Agency: Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY)
    Sanctioned  Amount: Rs 82.40 Lacs
    Duration: 4 Years (2015-2019)
    Current Status: Ongoing

Publications

Books Published:

  • Edited Books:
  1. 2015 International Conference on Computing and Communication Systems (I3CS’15) Volume-I. Hemanta Kumar Kalita, Pradeep Kumar Mallick, Iftekhar Hussain, Bubu Bhuyan, Swarup Roy. IGI Global, USA, April 2015, ISBN:
  2. 2015 International Conference on Computing and Communication Systems (I3CS’15) Volume-II. Hemanta Kumar Kalita, Pradeep Kumar Mallick, Iftekhar Hussain, Bubu Bhuyan, Swarup Roy. IGI Global, USA, April 2015, , ISBN: 978-1-4799-5857-01 
  • Book chapters Contributed:
  1. Nurzaman Ahmed,  and Iftekhar Hussain, “Scalability analysis of medium access control protocols for Internet of Things” In: Proceedings of International Conference on Communication and Networks. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. Modi N., Verma P., Trivedi B. (Eds.), vol. 508. Springer, Singapore, p. 601-611, 2017
  2. Iftekhar Hussain, “Wireless Networks for Rural Connectivity: An affordable Solution to Digital Divide”,  Information and Communication Technology for Education, Healthcare and Rural Development, Narosa Publishing House, ISBN: 978-81-8487-205-7, pp. 15-21, 2012
  3. Iftekhar Hussain, Nityananda Sarma and Dilip Kumar Saikia “QoS Issues in Long Distance Wireless Networks for Rural Areas”,  Machine Intelligence-Recent Advances, Narosa Publishing House, ISBN: 978-81-8487-140-1, pp. 109-118, 2011

Research Publications:

  • Published in International/national Journals:
  1. Hafizur Rahman and Md. Iftekhar Hussain, “Fog-based semantic model for supporting interoperability in IoT” in IET Communications, vol. 13, No. 11, pp. 1651-1661, 2019
  2. Nurzaman Ahmed, Satish Kumar Das, Md. Iftekhar Hussain, “Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Schemes for Multi-hop Wireless Mesh Networks” in International Journal of Next-Generation Computing, vol. 10, no. 2, 2019
  3. Nurzaman Ahmed, Debashis De, and Md. Iftekhar Hussain, “Internet of Things (IoT) for Smart Precision Agriculture and Farming in Rural Areas” in IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 4890-4899, Dec. 2018 (IF=9.515)
  4. Nurzaman Ahmed, Hafizur Rahman, and Md. Iftekhar Hussain, “An IEEE 802.11 ah-based scalable network architecture for Internet of Things,” in Annals of Telecommunications vol. 73, no. 7-8, pp. 499-509, May. 2018 (IF=1.552)
  5. Hafizur Rahman, Nurzaman Ahmed, and Md. Iftekhar Hussain, “A QoS-aware hybrid data aggregation scheme for Internet of Things,” In Annals of Telecommunications vol. 73, no. 7-8, pp. 475-486, May. 2018 (IF=1.552)
  6. Leki Chom Thungon, Nurzaman Ahmed, and Md. Iftekhar Hussain, “Comparison of AES and PRESENT Block Cipher for 6LoWPAN Based Internet-of-Things” in International Journal of Computational Intelligence & IoT, vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 255-259, 2018
  7. Hafizur Rahman and Md. Iftekhar Hussain, “LiO-IoT: A Light-weight Ontology to provide Semantic Interoperability in Internet of Things” in International Journal of Computational Intelligence & IoT, vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 571-575, 2018
  8. Nurzaman Ahmed, Hafizur Rahman, and Md. Iftekhar Hussain, “A comparison of 802.11 AH and 802.15. 4 for IoT,” in ICT Express, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 100-102,  2016
  9. Iftekhar Hussain, “Internet of Things: challenges and research opportunities”,  CSI Transactions on ICT, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 87-95, 2016 (Springer India)
  10. Iftekhar Hussain, Zaved Iqubal Ahmed, Nityananda Sarma and D K Saikia, “An Efficient TDMA MAC Protocol for Multi-hop WiFi-Based Long Distance Networks”, Wireless Personal Communications, Vol. 86, No. 4, pp. 1971-1994, 2016 (Springer)
  11. Iftekhar Hussain, Sushanta Kabir Dutta, Nurzaman Ahmed, Iftikar Hussain, “A WiFi-based Reliable Network Architecture for Rural Regions”,  ADBU Journal of Engineering Technology (AJET), Vol. 3 No. 1, 2016 (Open Access)
  12. Iftekhar Hussain and Nurzaman Ahmed, “A Performance Analysis of E-Learning over WiFi-based Long Distance Networks”,  Journal of Wireless Networking and Communications, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 85-93, 2016 (SAP)
  13. Iftekhar Hussain, Zaved Iqubal Ahmed, Dilip Kumar Saikia, and Nityananda Sarma, “A QoS-aware dynamic bandwidth allocation scheme for multi-hop WiFi-based long distance networks”, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2015, 2015:160 (Open Access) (Springer)
  14. Iftekhar Hussain, Nityananda Sarma and Dilip Kumar Saikia, “TDMA MAC Protocols for WiFi-based Long Distance Networks: A Survey”, International Journal of Computer Applications, Vol. 94 No. 19, pp. 1-8, May 2014. Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA (Open Access)
  15. Rohima Ahmed and Iftekhar Hussain, “An Empirical Analysis on Correlates of Information Technology, Business Process Reengineering and Organizational Culture”, International Journal of Applied Management Research, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 75-99, 2013
  • Published in International/national Conferences:
  1. Juniorika Lyngdoh, Md. Iftekhar Hussain, Suktilang Majaw  and Hemanta Kumar Kalita, “An Intrusion Detection Method Using Artificial Immune System Approach,” in the proc. of International Conference on Advanced Informatics for Computing Research, pp. 379-387, Springer, Singapore, 2018.
  2. Nurzaman Ahmed, Debashis De, and Md. Iftekhar Hussain, “A QoS-aware MAC protocol for IEEE 802.11 ah-based Internet of Things,” in the proc. of Fifteenth International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications Networks (WOCN), pp. 1-5, IEEE, Kolkata, 2018.
  3. Hafizur Rahman, and Md. Iftekhar Hussain, “A fog-based semantic model for supporting real-time application in Internet of things,” in the proc. Of International Conference on Computing, Communication and Sensor Networks (CCSN), pp. 1–7, New Town, Kolkata, India, 2018,
  4. Alakesh Kalita, Nurzaman Ahmed, Hafizur Rahman, Md. Iftekhar Hussain,A QoS-aware MAC protocol for large-scale networks in Internet of Things” In proc. of 11th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS), Bhubaneswar, 17-20 Dec 2017, p. 1-6
  5. Nurzaman Ahmed, Hafizur Rahman , and Md. Iftekhar Hussain, “Scalability Analysis of Medium Access Control Protocols for Internet of Things,” in proc. of International Conference on Communication and Networks, pp. 601-611, Springer,  2017.
  6. Hafizur Rahman, Nurzaman Ahmed,  and Iftekhar Hussain, “Comparison of Data Aggregation Techniques in Internet of Things (IoT)”, in the proc. of International Conference on Wireless Communications, Signal Processing and Networking (WiSPNET 2016), pp. 11296-1300, March 23-25, 2016, Chennai, India (IEEE)
  7. Nurzaman Ahmed, Hafizur Rahman,  and Iftekhar Hussain, “Relay-based IEEE 802.11ah network: A Smart City Solution”, in the proc. of Cloudification of the Internet of Things (CIoT), pp. 1-6, 2016, Ahmedabad, India (IEEE)
  8. Nurzaman Ahmed and Iftekhar Hussain, “A Distributed Channel Access Mechanism for IEEE 802.11ah”, In the proc. of IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2016), pp. 490-495, 2016 (IEEE)
  9.  Hafizur Rahman, Nurzaman Ahmed, and Iftekhar HussainInternet of Things (IoT): Advances and Research Challenges” in the proc. of International conference on Computing and Communication Systems (I3CS-2015), Shillong, India, pp. 89-96
  10. Nurzaman Ahmed, Zaved Iqubal Ahmed, Shakeel Iqbal Saikia, and Iftekhar Hussain,  “Augmentation of Directional and Sector Antenna Support in NS2”, in the proc. of the International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Networks (CINE- 2015), Bhubaneswar, India, Jan 12-13, 2015, pp. 68-73, IEEE (doi: 10.1109/CINE.2015.23)
  11. Syed Sazzad Ahmed, Iftikar Hussain, Nurzaman Ahmed, and Iftekhar Hussain, “Driver Level Implementation of TDMA MAC in Long Distance WiFi”, in the proc. of the International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Networks (CINE- 2015), Bhubaneswar, India, Jan 12-13, 2015, pp. 80-85, IEEE (doi: 10.1109/CINE.2015.25)
  12. Iftekhar Hussain, Nurzaman Ahmed, Dilip Kumar Saikia, and  Nityananda Sarma “A QoS-aware Multipath Routing Protocol for WiFi-based Long Distance Mesh Networks” in the proc. of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technology Trends in Electronics, Communication and Networking (ET2ECN-2014), Surat, India, December 26-27, 2014, pp.1-8, IEEE (doi: 10.1109/ET2ECN.2014.7044990)
  13. Iftekhar Hussain, Zaved Iqubal Ahmed, Dilip Kumar Saikia, and Nityananda Sarma “A Tightly Synchronized TDMA MAC Protocol for multi-hop WiFi-based Long Distance Networks” in the proc. of Sixth International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN- 2014), Shanghai China, July 8- 11, 2014, pp. 543-548, IEEE (doi= {10.1109/ICUFN.2014.6876854})
  14. Iftekhar Hussain, Sushanta Kabir Dutta, Nurzaman Ahmed, and Iftikar Hussain “A Multi Gateway based Reliable Low Cost Network Architecture for Rural Region” in the proc. of National Conference on Emerging Global Trends in Engineering and Technology (EGTET 2014), Guwahati, March 7-8, 2014
  15. Iftekhar Hussain, Dilip Kumar Saikia, Nityananda Sarma, and Nurzaman Ahmed “A Fine-tuned Packet Scheduling for WiFi-based Long Distance Networks” in the proc. of IEEE Sponsored International Conference – Advances and Innovations in Mobile Computing (AIMoC 2014), Kolkata, India, Feb 27- March 1, pp. 97-103, 2014, IEEE (doi={10.1109/AIMOC.2014.6785526})
  16. Anuradha Rao and Iftekhar Hussain, “Optimizing Route-cache Life Time in Ad-hoc Networks using Frequent Routes”, in the proc. of NASCoIT, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2006,
  17. Bhupesh Deka, Anuradha Rao and Iftekhar Hussain, “A Parameter Selection Technique for Elliptical Curve Cryptography”, In the proc. of NASCoIT, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2006       
  18. Iftekhar Hussain, and Tawal Koirala, “Fault Tolerant Scheduling in Real Time Multiprocessor   Systems, in the  proc. of NASCoIT, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2006
  19. Iftekhar Hussain and Nityananda Sarma “A Fault Tolerant Scheduling in Hard Real Time Multiprocessor  Systems” in the proc. of Sixth International Conference on Information Technology,  Bhuwaneswar, India, Dec ’21 – 24, 2003
  • Invited Papers:
  1. Iftekhar Hussain, “Rural Wireless Networks: A low cost possibility” ANAKALYPSI’11,  pp. 31-36,   2011 

Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars:

  1. A QoS-aware MAC protocol for large-scale networks in Internet of Things, 11th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS), 2017
  2. Scalability analysis of medium access control protocols for Internet of Things, International Conference on Communication and Networks (ComNet 2016), Ahmedabad, Feb 2016
  3. A Multi Gateway based Reliable Low Cost Network Architecture for Rural Region, National Conference on Emerging Global Trends in Engineering and Technology (EGTET 2014), Don Bosco University, Guwahati, March 7-8, 2014
  4. QoS Issues in Long Distance Wireless Networks for Rural Areas, National Conference on Trends in Machine Intelligence (NCTMI ’11), Tezpur University, Mar 23-25, 2011

Collaboration/Consultancy: (if any)

  1. Dr. Debashis De, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal, Title of the Research Project: QoS Provisioning in Internet of Things (IoT).


 
Any other

Other Responsibilities Handled at NEHU, Shillong:

  1. Chairman, B.Tech Admission Committee for the year 2009 and 2012
  2. Chairman, Space Management & Allocation Committee, School of Technology, NEHU, Shillong (2011-2013)
  3. Member, Board of Management, Computer Centre (2009 – till date )
  4. Member, NEHU Data and Voice Network (NDVN) Committee (2014 – till date )
  5. Co-ordinator, M.Tech Admission Committee, Department of IT, NEHU (2015 - 16)
  6. Executive Committee member of ALKALYPSI-2011
  7. Sectional Secretary, Engineering Sciences, 96th Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) held at NEHU, Shillong in 2009
  8. Member,  Media and Publicity Subcommittee, 96th Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) held at NEHU, Shillong in 2009
  9. Member,  Hospitality Subcommittee, 96th Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) held at NEHU, Shillong in 2009

Membership of Professional Bodies:

  1. Life member of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)
  2. Life member of Computer Society of India (CSI)
  3. Member, IEEE
  4. Member, IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc)

National Level Assignments:

  1. Member, Project Review and Steering Group for DeitY-funded Research projects on “MAC Protocols Design for Cognitive Radio Networks” implemented by Tezpur University, Assam
  2. Member, Project Review and Steering Group for DeitY-funded Research projects on “Multiuser MIMO in 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard using Soft-Computing Tools” implemented by Dibrugarh University, Assam

Conferences/ Workshops Organized:

  1. Technology Empowerment of North-East: Water, Energy and Communication Solutions (TENE-WECS), Dec 21-22, 2017, Dr. Md. Iftekhar Hussain, jointly with NISTADS, New Delhi
  2. Capacity Building of Govt. Employees on e-Waste Management, Feb 21, 2018, Dr. Md. I. Hussain, by NIELIT, Kolkata
  3. One week Winter School on SOFT COMPUTING, PATTERN RECOGNITION AND IMAGE PROCESSING during October 20 – 24, 2011 at Department of IT, NEHU Shillong (Role: Convener)
  4. Two-day’s workshop on “Wireless Communication: Protocols and Practice” during 29-30 Jan 2015 Funded by DeitY, GoI (Role: Convener)
  5. International Conference on Computing. & Communication (I3CS’15) at Department of IT, NEHU, Shillong (Role: Organizing Co-Chair)
  6. Member of Programme and Organizing Committees of several national and international conferences