Prof. Dhiren Patel

Director, VJTI Mumbai, India (June 2017 - )

Research Interests

Innovate, Improve, Simplify
Cyber Security, IoT and Smart Cities, Identity and Trust Management, Cloud computing and Green IT


NIT Surat/NCST Mumbai, India

PhD Computer Engineering

IIT Kanpur, India

M.Tech. Computer Science & Engineering

REC Surat (Now NIT Surat), India

B.Tech. Electronics

Positions Held

Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai, India

Aug - Nov 2017

Professor – Computer Engineering, NIT Surat, India

2005 - 2017

Head, Computer Engineering Department, SVNIT Surat, India

Feb 2014-Jan 2017 and Oct 2001-Jan 2007

Visiting Professor, University of Denver, CO, USA

Summer and Fall 2014

Research Scientist (Short Visits)– Cyber Security, City University London

2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016

Visiting Researcher – Security Research Group, BT Adastral Park


Research Advisor – C-DAC Mumbai, India (Cyber Security & CIP)


Visiting Professor – CSE, IIT Gandhinagar, India

2009-2011 (Full time), 2012 (Adjuct)

Assistant Professor / Reader – Computer Engineering, REC Surat, India

1994 - 2005

PhD Supervision

Ongoing 2, Completed 8

Conferences/ Workshops

General Chair - IEEE ISEA ASIA Security & Privacy Conference 2017, India

General Co-chair - Mobiquitous 2016 - ACM Workshop on IoT Security (IoTSec2016), Hiroshima

Program Co-chair - Indo-UK Critical Infrastrutre Protection Workshop 2012, India

Program Co-chair - OPTIMIS TREC Workshop 2012, London

General Co-chair - 6th IFIP International Conference on Trust Management 2012 (ifiptm2012), India

General Chair - Ph D Colloquium CSI-2011, India

Program Co-chair - International Workshop on Large scale Biometric Identity Management Systems 2011, India

Program Co-chair - Indo-UK workshop on Critical National Infrastructure Protection 2010 (CNIP 2010), India

Publication - Books

Editors – Dhiren Patel and Sukumar Nandi, IEEE ISEA Asia Security & Privacy conference 2017, IEEE Explore 2017
Editors – Theo Dimitrakos, Rajat Moona, Dhiren Patel, D. Harrison McKnight , Trust Management VI - Springer volume IFIP AICT 374, ISBN-978-3-64229852-3, published in 2012
Dhiren Patel, Information Security: Theory and Practice, PHI - EEE, ISBN978-81-203-3351-2, published in 2008 (Reprint in 2010)

Expert Lectures Delivered

Blockchain and DLT: India efforts, ISO TC 307 meeting 02, Tokyo

Nov. 2017

IoT Security: Opportunities and Challenges, Mobiquitous 2016, Hiroshima

Dec 2016

Internet of Things Security, European IoT summit, Brussels

May 2016

IoT and Smart Cities, Meiji University and KDDI Labs, Tokyo

March 2016

Large Scale Identity Management and India UID Project, University of Oslo and Gjovik University, Norway

May 2015

Virtualization Security in Cloud, FRISC Winter School, Finse Norway

May 2015

Green Computing – University of Denver, USA

Oct 2014

Cloud Security: Challenges and Opportunities, City University London, UK

October 2013

Multimedia Authorship Theft: Detection and Prevention, Edinburgh University, Scotland, UK

September 2013

Hybrid Network Intrusion Detection System in Cloud, Singapore

April 2013

Building Trust in Cloud – TREC Workshop – City University London

July 2012

Remote Infrastructure Management -- TeleLogix - Dubai

October 2010

Cloud Computing -- Bahrain Internet Society, Bahrain

April 2010

Security Challenges to Cloud Computing -- City University London

January 2010

Classical Cryptography to Modern Security Techniques – CMU Qatar

October 2009

Security Research Challenges – Uni. of Plymouth/RHUL/BT Ipswich UK

September 2009

Cryptology: Moving Forward; Primitives for Secure System – City University London

September 2009

Fighting Anti-Honeypot Technology - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

June 2008

Ethical Hacking and Trustworthy Computing - Hewlett Packard Labs, PaloAlto, USA

October 2006


Prof. Sudhir Jain, Director, IIT Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, India
Prof. Partha Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur, India
Prof. Rajat Moona, Director, IIT Bhilai, India
Prof. V Kamakoti, IIT Madras, India
Prof. Audun Josang, University of Oslo, Norway
Prof. Hiroaki Kikuchi, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan
Prof. M. Rajarajan, City University London, UK