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Raja Datta


Prof. Datta is a Senior Member of IEEE and has to his credit a number of publications in high impact factor Journals (that includes IEEE Transactions, IET, Elsevier, Springers, etc.) and International Conferences. He has produced several PhDs and MS students in the area of Computer Communication Networks apart from supervising numerous MTech and BTech projects. He is a member of the editorial boards and reviewers of several International Journals and has handled a number of projects funded by MHRD, DIT, ISRO, and Indian Railways. He was the Principal Coordinator of the IIT Kharagpur for Train Ten Thousand Teachers (T10KT) Program under NMEICT. He has been consultants to several organizations including the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) of India and was also in the core committee for securing Indian National Museum, Kolkata. He has been associated with several Institutes and Universities as an examiner, member of Academic Boards, etc.

Prof. Datta was the Chairman of IEEE Kharagpur section in 2014. He was also the Secretary and Vice-Chair of the IEEE Kharagpur Section in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Apart from organizing a lot of activities, the section also received the best small section award in Region 10 during his tenure as an office-bearer. From February 2011 he is the Prof-in-charge of the Technology Telecom Centre (TTC) of IIT Kharagpur. TTC houses a 6000+ line capacity telephone exchange and is responsible for the installation and maintenance of the entire voice communication facilities on the campus. TTC got revamped in the last few years and has added several new utility features to the telecommunication network of the campus.

Research Statement

His main research interests include Computer Communication Networks, Network Function Virtualization, 5G Edge Computing, Vehicular Networks, Mobile Ad-hoc, and Sensor Networks, Optical Elastic Networks, InterPlanetary Networks, Computer Architecture, Distributed Operating Systems and Distributed Processing.


  • 1 Sensor Networks
  • 2 Optical Communication And Networks
  • 3 Telecommunication Systems And Networks
  • 4 Network Security
  • 5 Algorithms


  • Manjula R., Datta R, A Novel Source Location Privacy Preservation Technique to Achieve Enhanced Privacy and Network Lifetime in WSNs, Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 44, 58-73, 2018
  • Dhara S., Burleigh S. , Datta R. , Ghose S., CGR-BF: An Efficient Contact Utilization Scheme for Predictable Deep Space Delay Tolerant Network, Acta Astronautica, 151, 401-411, 2018
  • Marchang N., Datta R. , Das S. K., A Novel Approach for Efficient Usage of Intrusion Detection System in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 66, 1684-1695, 2017
  • Sarkar S., Datta R, An Adaptive Protocol for Stable and Energy-Aware Routing in MANETs, IETE Technical Review, 2016
  • Ghosh U., Datta R., A Secure Addressing Scheme for Large Scale Managed MANETs, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 483-495, 2015
  • Uttam Ghosh and Raja Datta, SDRP: Secure and Dynamic Routing Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, IET Networks, 3, 235-243, 2014
  • Sarkar S., Datta R, AODV based Technique for Quick and Secure Local Recovery from Link Failures in MANETs, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, 11, 2013
  • Ningrinla Marchang and Raja Datta, Lightweight Trust-Based Routing Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, IET Information Security, 6, 77-83, 2012
  • UttamUttam Ghosh and Raja DattaGhosh and Raja Datta, A Secure Dynamic IP Configuration Scheme for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, 9, 1327-1342, 2011
  • Mangalathu J. K., Datta R., New Packet Aggregation Schemes for Multimedia Applications in WLAN, 12th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2010), 2010
  • Jibukumar M. G. and Raja Datta and Prabir Kumar Biswas, CoopMACA: A Cooperative MAC Protocol using Packet Aggregation, Springer Wireless Networks, 1865-1883, 2010
  • Ghosh U., Datta R., MMIP: A New Dynamic IP Configuration Scheme with MAC Address Mapping for Mobile Ad hoc networks, National Conference in Communications, 2009
  • Ghosh U., Datta R, ADIP: An Improved Authenticated Dynamic IP Configuration Scheme for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, International Journal of Ultra Wideband Communications and Systems, 2009
  • Ningrinla Marchang and Raja Datta, Colaborative Techniques for Intrusion Detection in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks V, 6, 508-523, 2008
  • Marchang N., Ghosh U. , Datta R, A Collaborative effort for Intrusion Detection in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks, 5th Asian International Mobile Computing Conference, 2007
  • Datta R., Ghose S. , Sengupta I., Two New Algorithms for Static Virtual Topology design in Optical WDM Networks, International Journal on Wireless and Optical Communications, 1-14, 2007
  • Shukla A., Singh P. L., Datta R., Wavelength assignment in a Ring Topology for Wavelength Routed WDM Optical Networks, 8th International Conference on Information Technology, 2005
  • Ghose S., Kumar R. , Banerjee N. , Datta R., Multihop Virtual Topology Design in WDM Optical Networks for Self-Similar Traffic, Photonic Network Communicationsl (PNET) Journal, 199-214, 2005
  • Datta R., Sengupta I, Static and Dynamic Connection Establishment in WDM Optical Networks: A Review, IETE Journal of Research, 209-222, 2005
  • Signal Processing by Datta R., Biswas P. K., STAR-CUBE: A Special Purpose Interconnection Network for Signal Processing, IETE Journal of Research, 50, 9-24, 2004
  • Datta R., Turuk A. K., Ghose S. , Kumar R. , Sengupta I., New Schemes for Connection Establishment in GMPLS Environment for WDM Networks, International Journal on Wireless and Optical Communications, 2, 83-98, 2004
  • Datta R., Ghose S. , Sengupta I, LightpaLightpath Provisioning in Wavelength Selective WDM Networks using GMPLS, International Conference on Information Technology, 2003


  • Improved Protocols, Techniques and Algorithms for Inter Planetary Networks-Phase, Client: SPACE APPLICATIONS CENTRE, AHMEDABAD, P.I.: Raja Datta, Completed
  • Training, Development and Moodle Support for Technical Teachers through ICT, Client: Multiple Internal and Outside Sources, P.I.: Raja Datta, Completed

Research Group

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Deborsi Basu
Ph. D.
Research Scholars
Communication Networks
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Devlina Adhikari
Ph. D.
Research Scholars
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Kaushik Das
Ph. D.
Research Scholars
Communication networks
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Moyukh Laha
Ph. D.
Research Scholars
Wireless Networks
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Pradip Kumar Barik
Ph. D.
Research Scholars
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Preeti Samhita Pati
Ph. D.
Research Scholars
Wireless communication and networks
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Sangita Dhara
Ph. D.
Research Scholars
Development of Protocols for Inter Planetary Networks
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Shreya Dey
Ph. D.
Research Scholars
Security in Vehicular Networks