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Faculties

Computer Science & Engineering

Dr. Varun G Menon

Associate Professor, International Collaborations & Corporate Relations -in charge

Specialisation: Computer Science & Engineering

Room: 4th Floor, Administrative Block

varunmenon@scmsgroup.org

0484 – 2450330 Extn - 120
8714504684

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph. D in Computer Science and Engineering (Computer Networks)

Employment History

  • Working as Associate Professor and HoD in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Kerala, India from 01-11-2020.
  • Worked as Associate Professor in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Kerala, India from 01-01-2018 to 31-10-2020.
  • Worked as Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Kerala, India from 04-06-2012 to 31-12-2017.
  • Worked as Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, M.E.T’S School of Engineering and Technology, Kerala, India from 01-02-2012 to 31-05-2012.

Key Responsibilities Held

Responsibilities Held

  • Course Instructor – M.Tech, MCA, B.Tech
  • Organized the Infosys FEP program (February 2019)

Present Responsibilities

  • Head of the Department (From 01/11/2020)
  • Course Instructor – M.Tech, B.Tech
  • Research Supervisor - APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University
  • Training and Placements -in charge
  • International Relations -in charge
  • Resource Person – Research Ethics and Publications
  • Central Computing Facility -in charge
  • Infosys InfyTQ program -in charge

Additional Position Held

  • IEEE Senior Member (2020- Till date)
  • ACM Distinguished Speaker (2018 - Till date)( Request for an ACM Distinguished Lecture at https://speakers.acm.org/speakers/menon_10023)
  • PhD Thesis Examiner - Visvesvaraya Technological University, India
  • PhD Thesis Examiner – M S University, India
  • Associate Editor – Alexandria Engineering Journal (December 2020- Till date),
  • Associate Editor – Physical Communications Journal, Elsevier (September 2020- Till date),
  • Technical Editor – Computer Communications Journal, Elsevier (September 2020- Till date),
  • Associate Editor – IET Quantum Communications Journal (Dec. 2019- Till date)
  • Editorial Board Member – IEEE Future Directions: Technology Policy and Ethics (July 2019- Till date)
  • Guest Editor – IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking (June 2020 – Till date)
  • Guest Editor – IEEE Communications Standards Magazine (June 2020 – Till date)
  • Guest Editor – Multimedia Systems (May 2020 –Till date)
  • Guest Editor – Physical Communications (May 2020 – Till date)
  • Guest Editor – IEEE Internet of Things Journal (March 2020 – Till date)
  • Guest Editor - IEEE Transactions on Industry Informatics (Jan. 2020 – December 2020)
  • Guest Editor - IEEE Sensors Journal (Dec. 2019 – Dec 2020)
  • Guest Editor - Computer Communication, Elsevier (Jan. 2020 – Till date)
  • Guest Editor - Future Internet (June 2019 – Aug 2020)
  • Guest Editor - Journal of Supercomputing, Springer (Feb. 2019 – December 2019)

Teaching Interests

  • Computer Networks
  • Secure Communication
  • Research Methodology
  • Advanced Networking Trends
  • Operating Systems
  • Life Skills
  • Mobile Communication
  • Ad Hoc Networks
  • Data Communication
  • Internet of Things
  • Cyber Psychology

Research Interests

  • Internet of Things
  • Underwater Sensor Networks
  • Fog Computing and Networking
  • Wireless Networks
  • Routing Protocols
  • Research Publication and Ethics
  • Predatory and Hijacked Journals
  • Opportunistic and Geographic Routing
  • Internet of Medical Things
  • Application of Computer Science in Psychology
  • Cyber Psychology, Youth Addiction to Social Media and Internet.
  • Communication in Disaster and Emergency Situations.
  • Computer Enabled Learning Methodologies.
  • ICT in Education.
  • Educational Psychology
  • Training and Development
  • Evaluation methods in Education

Publications

  • V. P. G., S. Jacob, V. G. Menon, V. Balasubramanian & M. J. Piran, “IoT-powered deep learning brain network for assisting quadriplegic people,” accepted for publication in Computers & Electrical Engineering. [SCIE, SCOPUS, Impact Factor 2.663 (2020)]
  • Xingwang Li; Mengle Zhao; Ming Zeng; Shahid Mumtaz; Varun G Menon; Zhiguo Ding; Octavia A. Dobre., "Hardware Impaired Ambient Backscatter NOMA Systems: Reliability and Security," in IEEE Transactions on Communications, doi: 10.1109/TCOMM.2021.3050503. [SCIE, SCOPUS, Impact Factor 5.646 (2020)]
  • Baofeng Ji; Yanan Wang; Kang Song; Chunguo Li; Hong Wen; Varun G. Menon; Shahid Mumtaz., "A Survey of Computational Intelligence for 6G: Key Technologies, Applications and Trends," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, doi: 10.1109/TII.2021.3052531. [SCIE, SCOPUS, Impact Factor 9.112 (2020)]
  • M. A. Jan, F. Khan, R. Khan, S. Mastorakis, V. G. Menon, P. Watters & M. Alazab, “A Lightweight Mutual Authentication and Privacy-preservation Scheme for Intelligent Wearable Devices in Industrial-CPS,” in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 2020. doi: 10.1109/TII.2020.3043802 [SCIE, SCOPUS, Impact Factor 9.112 (2020)]
  • M. Abbasi, A. Najafi, M. Rafiee, M. R. Khosravi, V. G. Menon and G. Muhammad, "Efficient Flow Processing in 5G-Envisioned SDN-Based Internet of Vehicles Using GPUs," in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2020. doi: 10.1109/TITS.2020.3038250 [SCIE, SCOPUS, Impact Factor 6.319 (2020)]
  • X. Xu, B. Shen, S. Ding, G. Srivastava, M. Bilal, M. R. Khosravi, V. G. Menon, M. A. Jan and W. Maoli, "Service Offloading with Deep Q-Network for Digital Twinning Empowered Internet of Vehicles in Edge Computing," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 2020. doi: 10.1109/TII.2020.3040180 [SCIE, SCOPUS, Impact Factor 9.112 (2020)]
  • X. Li, H. Mengyan, Y. Liu, V. G. Menon, A. Paul and Z. Ding, "I/Q Imbalance Aware Nonlinear Wireless-Powered Relaying of B5G Networks: Security and Reliability Analysis," in IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, 2020. doi: 10.1109/TNSE.2020.3020950 [SCIE, SCOPUS, Impact Factor 5.213 (2020)]
  • M. Abbasi, H. Rezaei, V. G. Menon, L. Qi and M. R. Khosravi, "Enhancing the Performance of Flow Classification in SDN-Based Intelligent Vehicular Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2020. doi: 10.1109/TITS.2020.3014044 [SCIE, SCOPUS, Impact Factor 6.319 (2020)]
  • A. K. Tripathi, K. Sharma, M. Bala, A. Kumar, V. G. Menon and A. K. Bashir, "A Parallel Military-Dog-Based Algorithm for Clustering Big Data in Cognitive Industrial Internet of Things," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 2134-2142, March 2021. doi: 10.1109/TII.2020.2995680 [SCIE, SCOPUS, Impact Factor 9.112 (2020)]
  • P. G. Shynu, S. R. Nadesh, V. G. Menon, P. Venu, M. Abbasi, M. R. Khosravi, “A secure data deduplication system for integrated cloud-edge networks,” Journal of Cloud Computing, vol. 17, no. 3, 2020. doi: 10.1186/s13677-020-00214-6 [SCIE, SCOPUS, Impact Factor 2.788 (2020)]
  • S. Jacob, V. G. Menon, S. Joseph, P. Sehdev “Dual-mode power reduction technique for real-time image and video processing board,” Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, 17, 1991–2004, 2020. doi: 10.1007/s11554-020-00992-x [SCIE, SCOPUS, Impact Factor 1.968 (2020)]
  • M. R. Khosravi, V. G. Menon, “Intelligent and pervasive computing for cyber-physical systems,” Journal of Supercomputing, 2020 doi: 10.1007/s11227-020-03449-x [SCIE, SCOPUS, Impact Factor 2.469 (2020)]
  • N. Khan, A. Ullah, I. V. G. Menon and S. W. Baik, “SD-Net: Understanding overcrowded scenes in real-time via an efficient dilated convolutional neural network,” Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, 2020. doi: 10.1007/s11554-020-01020-8 [SCIE, SCOPUS, Impact Factor 1.968 (2020)]
  • H. H. Attar, A. A. A. Solyman, A. F. Mohamed, M. R. Khosravi, V. G. Menon, A. K. Bashir, P. Tavallali, “Efficient equalisers for OFDM and DFrFT-OCDM multicarrier systems in mobile E-health video broadcasting with machine learning perspectives,” Physical Communication, 42, 2020. doi: 101173.10.1016/j.phycom.2020.101173 [SCIE, SCOPUS, Impact Factor 1.594 (2020)]
  • B. Hazarika, R. Matam, M. Mukherjee, and V. G. Menon, “DIO messages and trickle timer analysis of RPL routing protocol for UAV-assisted data collection in IoT,” In Proceedings of the 2nd ACM MobiCom Workshop on Drone Assisted Wireless Communications for 5G and Beyond (DroneCom '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 86–90, 2020. doi:10.1145/3414045.3415944.
  • S. Jacob, V. G. Menon, R. Parvathi, P. G. Shynu, F. Shemim, B. Mahapatra, and M. Mukherjee, “Intelligent vehicle collision avoidance system using 5G-enabled drone swarms,” In Proceedings of the 2nd ACM MobiCom Workshop on Drone Assisted Wireless Communications for 5G and Beyond (DroneCom '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 91–96, 2020. doi:10.1145/3414045.3415938.
  • G. Rathee, N. Jaglan, R. Iqbal, S. P. Lal and V. G. Menon, “A trust analysis scheme for vehicular networks within IoT-oriented Green City. Environmental Technology & Innovation, vol. 20, 101144, 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.eti.2020.101144 [SCIE, SCOPUS, Impact Factor 3.356 (2020)]
  • H. Zhang, M. Babar, M. U. Tariq, M. A. Jan, V. G. Menon and X. Li, "SafeCity: Toward Safe and Secured Data Management Design for IoT-Enabled Smart City Planning," in IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 145256-145267, 2020, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3014622. [SCIE, SCOPUS, Impact Factor 3.745 (2020)]
  • G. Yang, M. A. Jan, V. G. Menon, P. G. Shynu, M. M. Aimal and M. D. Alshehri, "A Centralized Cluster-Based Hierarchical Approach for Green Communication in a Smart Healthcare System," in IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 101464-101475, 2020. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2998452. [SCIE, SCOPUS, Impact Factor 3.745 (2020)]
  • S. Jacob, S. Joseph, V. G. Menon, “A Low-cost Preventive Face Shield and Reusable N95 Compatible Mask for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19”, IEEE Future Direction: Technology Policy & Ethics, June 2020 https://cmte.ieee.org/futuredirections/tech-policy-ethics/may-2020/low-cost-preventative-face-shield-and-reusable-n95-compatible-mask/
  • A. Balasubramaniam, M. J. J. Gul, V. G Menon, A. Paul, “Blockchain For Intelligent Transport System”, IETE Technical Review, pp. 1-12, May 2020. doi: 10.1080/02564602.2020.1766385 [SCIE, SCOPUS, IF 1.618 (2019)]
  • S. Jacob, M. Alagirisamy, V. G Menon, M. K. B, NZ Jhanjhi, V. Ponnusamy, S. P. G, V. Balasubramianam., "An Adaptive and Flexible Brain Energized Full Body Exoskeleton with IoT Edge for Assisting the Paralyzed Patients," in IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 100721-100731, 2020, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2997727. [SCIE, SCOPUS, Impact Factor 3.745 (2020)]
  • R. Khan, M. Zakarya, V. Balasubramaniam, M. A. Jan and V. G. Menon, "Smart Sensing-enabled Decision Support System for Water Scheduling in Orange Orchard," in IEEE Sensors Journal, 2020. doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2020.3012511. [SCIE, SCOPUS, Impact Factor 3.073 (2020)]
  • M. Abbasi, A. Shokrollahi, M. R. Khosravi, V. G. Menon, “High-performance flow classification using hybrid clusters in software defined mobile edge computing,” in Computer Communications, vol. 160, pp. 643-660, 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.comcom.2020.07.002 [SCIE, SCOPUS, Impact Factor 2.816 (2020)]
  • M. Abbasi, N. Mousavi, M. Rafiee, M. R. Khosravi, and V. G. Menon, “A CRC-Based Classifier Micro-Engine for Efficient Flow Processing in SDN-Based Internet of Things." Mobile Information Systems, 2020. doi: 10.1155/2020/7641073 [SCIE, SCOPUS, IF 1.635 (2020)]
  • V. G. Menon, S. Jacob, S. Joseph, P. Sehdev, M. R. Khosravi, F. A., “An IoT-Enabled Intelligent Automobile System for Smart Cities”, Internet of Things. 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.iot.2020.100213
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  • S. Jacob, V. G. Menon, S. Joseph, P. G. Vinoj, A. Jolfaei, J. Lukose and G. Raja, “A Novel Spectrum Sharing Scheme using Dynamic Long Short-Term Memory with CP-OFDMA in 5G Networks" in IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, 2020. doi: 10.1109/TCCN.2020.2970697 [SCIE, SCOPUS, IF 4.574 (2020)]
  • V. G. Menon, D. Midhunchakkaravarthy, S. Jacob, S. John, A. Mukherjee, “Secure and Energy-Efficient Opportunistic Routing Protocol with Void Avoidance for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks”, in Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, 2020. doi: 10.3906/elk-2001-51 [SCIE, SCOPUS, IF 0.625 (2019)]
  • H. Hassan, A. K. Bashir, M. Ahmad, V. G. Menon, I. U. Afridi, R. Nawaz, and B. Luo, “Real-time image dehazing by superpixels segmentation and guidance filter”, Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, pp. 1-21. 2020. doi: 10.1007/s11554-020-00953-4. [SCIE, SCOPUS, IF 2.588 (2019)]
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  • A. A. A. Solyman, H. Attar, M. R. Khosravi, V. G. Menon, A. Jolfaei, V. Balasubramanian, B. Selvaraj, and P. Tavallali, “A Low-Complexity Equalizer for Video Broadcasting in Cyber-Physical Social Systems Through Handheld Mobile Devices,” IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 67591-67602, 2020. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2982001. [SCIE, SCOPUS, IF 4.098 (2019)]
  • S. Jacob, V. G. Menon, P. G. Shynu, S. K. S. Fathima, B. Mahapatra and S. Joseph, "Bidirectional Multi-tier Cognitive Swarm Drone 5G Network," IEEE INFOCOM 2020 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS), Toronto, ON, Canada, 2020, pp. 1219-1224, doi: 10.1109/INFOCOMWKSHPS50562.2020.9162676.
  • S. Jacob, V. G. Menon and S. Joseph, "Depth Information Enhancement using Block Matching and Image Pyramiding Stereo Vision Enabled RGB-D Sensor," in IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 20, no. 10, pp. 5406-5414, 15 May15, 2020. doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2020.2969324 [SCIE, SCOPUS, IF 3.076 (2020)]
  • M. Abbasi, M. Rafiee, M. R. Khosravi, A. Jolfaei, V. G. Menon, and J. M. Koushyar, “An efficient parallel genetic algorithm solution for vehicle routing problem in cloud implementation of the intelligent transportation systems”, Journal of Cloud Computing, vol.9, no. 1, pp.1-14. 2020. [SCIE, SCOPUS, IF 2.14 (2019)]
  • V. G. Menon, S. Jacob, S. Joseph and A. O. Almagrabi, "SDN Powered Humanoid with Edge Computing for Assisting Paralyzed Patients," in IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 7, no. 7, pp. 5874-5881, July 2020. doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2019.2963288. [SCIE, SCOPUS, IF 9.5 (2019)]
  • S. Rajesh, V. Paul, V. G. Menon, S. Jacob and V. P, "Secure Brain to Brain Communication with Edge Computing for Assisting Post-Stroke Paralyzed Patients," in IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 2531-2538, April 2020. doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2019.2951405. [SCIE, SCOPUS, IF 9.5 (2019)]
  • Nimmi K., Varun G. Menon, Janet B. and Akshi Kumar. (2020), "Deep Learning for Next-Generation Inventive Wireless Networks: Issues, Challenges, and Future Directions." In Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Applications of Machine Learning, IGI Global, 2020, pp. 183-199. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-9643-1.ch010.
  • S. Jacob, V. G. Menon and S. Joseph (2019), “Artificial Intelligence Powered EEG- EMG Electrodes for Assisting the Paralyzed”, IEEE Future Direction: Technology Policy & Ethics, September 2019. https://cmte.ieee.org/futuredirections/tech-policy- ethics/september-2019/artificial-intelligence-powered-eeg-emg-electrodes-for- assisting-paralyzed/
  • S. Jacob, V. G. Menon, F. A, V. P. G. and L. Mostarda, "Artificial Muscle Intelligence System with Deep Learning for Post-Stroke Assistance and Rehabilitation," in IEEE Access. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2941491 [SCIE, SCOPUS, IF 4.098 (2019)]
  • V. P. G., S. Jacob, V. G. Menon, S. Rajesh and M. R. Khosravi (2019), "Brain- Controlled Adaptive Lower Limb Exoskeleton for Rehabilitation of Post-Stroke Paralyzed," in IEEE Access. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2921375. [SCIE, SCOPUS, IF 4.098 (2019)]
  • Jain, D., Jacob S, Alzubi J, and Menon, V. G (2019), “An efficient and adaptable multimedia system for converting PAL to VGA in real-time video processing”, Journal of Real Time Image Processing, 2019 pp.1-13. DOI:10.1007/s11554-019-00889-4. [SCIE, SCOPUS, IF 2.588 (2019)]
  • Rajesh, S., Paul, V., Menon, V. G., & Khosravi, M. R. (2019). A Secure and Efficient Lightweight Symmetric Encryption Scheme for Transfer of Text Files between Embedded IoT Devices. Symmetry, 11(2), 293. DOI:10.3390/sym11020293 [SCIE, SCOPUS, IF 2.143 (2019)]
  • Chandran, V., Sekar, M., Janardhanan, S., Menon, V. (2018), “A numerical study on the influence of mass and stiffness ratios on the vortex induced motion of an elastically mounted cylinder for harnessing power’, Energies, 11, 2580, 2018. DOI:10.3390/en11102580 [SCIE, SCOPUS, IF 2.707 (2018)]
  • Vinoj P G, Sunil Jacob and Varun G Menon (2018), “Hybrid brain actuated muscle interface for the physically disabled”, Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, Volume 123, No. S3, Wiley [SCI, SCIE, IF 2.659 (2018)]
  • Varun G. Menon, Joe Prathap Pathrose, and Jogi Priya (2016), “Ensuring Reliable Communication in Disaster Recovery Operations with Reliable Routing Technique,” Mobile Information Systems, vol. 2016, Article ID 9141329, 10 pages, 2016, DOI:10.1155/2016/9141329. [SCIE, SCOPUS, IF 1.462 (2016)]
  • Varun G. Menon, Mohammad R. Khosravi, (2019), “Preventing hijacked research papers in fake (rogue) journals through social media and databases”, Library Hi Tech News, DOI:10.1108/LHTN-11-2018-0070 [SCOPUS]
  • Keerthi K S, Bandana Mahapatra and Varun G Menon, (2019), “Into the World of Underwater Swarm Robotics: Architecture, Communication, Applications and Challenges”, Recent Patents on Computer Science, 12: 1 DOI: 10.2174/2213275912666181129141638 [SCOPUS]
  • Samadi, Sadegh, Khosravi, Mohammad, Alzubi, Jafar, Alzubi, Omar & G Menon, Varun. (2019), “Optimum Range of Angle Tracking Radars: A Theoretical Computing”, International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 9. 1755- 1762. DOI: 10.11591/ijece.v9i3.pp1765-1772 [SCOPUS]
  • Sonal Ayyappan, C Lakshmi, Varun Menon (2019), “A Secure Reversible Data Hiding System for Embedding EPR in Medical Images”, Current Signal Transduction Therapy,Vol.14, No:1. DOI: 10.2174/1574362414666190304162411 [SCOPUS]
  • Menon, V. G., & Prathap, J. (2018). Vehicular Fog Computing: Challenges Applications and Future Directions. In Fog Computing: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice (pp. 220-229). IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5649-7.ch011 [SCOPUS]
  • Varun G. Menon and P. M. Joe Prathap (2016), “Analyzing the Behavior and Performance of Opportunistic Routing Protocols in Highly Mobile Wireless Ad Hoc Networks”, International Journal of Engineering and Technology, vol. 8, no.5, pp.1916-1924, 2016. DOI:10.21817/ijet/2016/v8i5/160805409 [SCOPUS]
  • Varun G. Menon and P. M. Joe Prathap (2013), “Performance analysis of geographic routing protocols in highly Mobile Ad Hoc network,” Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 127–133, 2013. [SCOPUS]
  • Varun G Menon, Jogi Priya P M, Joe Prathap P M (2013), Analyzing the Behavior and Performance of Greedy Perimeter Stateless Routing Protocol in Highly Dynamic Mobile Ad Hoc Networks”, Life Science Journal, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 1633-1637, 2013. [SCOPUS]
  • Varun G. Menon and P. M. Joe Prathap (2013), “Performance of various routing protocols in mobile ad hoc networks-a survey,” Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, vol. 6, no. 22, pp. 4181–4185, 2013. [SCOPUS]
  • Varun G Menon (2019), “Hijacked journals: what they are and how to avoid them” published in Publons, Clarivate Analytics, 2019, Available online in https://publons.com/blog/hijacked-journals-what-they-are-and-how-to-avoid-them/
  • Varun G Menon and Sonali John (2019), “Simulation based Performance Analysis of Location Based Opportunistic Routing Protocols in Underwater Sensor Networks (UWSN) having Communication Voids”, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Data Management, Analytics & Innovation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Menon, V. (2019), “Review on Opportunistic Routing Protocols for Dynamic Ad hoc Networks: Taxonomy, Applications and Future Research Directions”, Preprints. DOI: 10.20944/preprints201903.0118.v1
  • Sunil Jacob and Menon, V. (2019), “MEDICO-A Simple IoT Integrated Medical Kiosk for the Rural People”, Preprints. DOI: 10.20944/preprints201903.0069.v1
  • Menon, V. (2019), “Improving the Efficiency of Opportunistic Routing in Dynamic Ad Hoc Networks by Eliminating Duplicate Message Forwarding. Preprints. DOI: 10.20944/preprints201902.0214.v1
  • Menon, V. G. (2019). Light Weight Secure Encryption Scheme for Internet of Things Network. Encyclopedia.
  • Menon, V. (2019), “Optimized Opportunistic Routing in Highly Dynamic Ad hoc Networks”. Preprints DOI: 10.20944/preprints201902.0130.v1
  • Varun G Menon (2018), "Opportunistic Routing Protocols in Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks: Issues Challenges and Future Directions", published in book titled Magnetic and Acoustic Communications: From Theory to Practice edited by Prof. Fei Hu, Taylor and Francis, Taylor and Francis-CRC Press, 2018. ISBN: 9781498799782
  • Alzubi, J., Jacob, S., Menon, V. G., Joseph, S., & Vinoj, P. G. (2018). A Top-Up Design for PAL to VGA Conversion in Real Time Video Processing System. In 2018 International Symposium on Advanced Electrical and Communication Technologies (ISAECT) (pp. 1-5). IEEE [SCOPUS]
  • Varun G Menon and Vijay Anavangot (2018), “Distributed Big Data Analytics in the Internet of Signals” 2018 Seventh International Conference on System Modelling & Advancement on Research Trends, UP, India.
  • Varun G Menon (2018), "Moving from Topology Dependent to Opportunistic Routing Protocols in Dynamic Wireless Ad Hoc Networks: Challenges and Future Directions", published in book Algorithms, Methods, and Applications in Mobile Computing and Communications edited by Prof. Agustinus Borgy Waluyo, IGI Global Publishers, 2018. DOI:10.4018/978-1-5225-5693-0.ch001
  • Varun G Menon (2017), "Analyzing the Performance of Random Mobility Models with Opportunistic Routing", Advances in Wireless and Mobile Communications, vol.10, no.5, pp.1221-1226, 2017.
  • Vinu Philip, Vishnu K Suman, Varun G Menon and Dhanya K A (2017), “A Review on latest Internet of Things based Health care Applications”, International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, vol.15, no.1, pp. 248-254, 2017. [ESCI]
  • Varun G Menon and Joe Prathap P M (2017), "A Review on Efficient Opportunistic Forwarding Techniques used to Handle Communication Voids in Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks, Advances in Wireless and Mobile Communications, vol.10, no.5, pp.1059-1066, 2017.
  • Sankalp Deshkar, Thanseeh R. A. and Varun G Menon (2017), “A Review on IoT based m-Health Systems for Diabetes”, International Journal of Computer Science and Telecommunications, vol. 8, no. 1, pp.13-18, 2017.
  • Varun G Menon and Joe Prathap P M (2017), “Moving from Vehicular Cloud Computing to Vehicular Fog Computing: Issues and Challenges”, International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 14-18.
  • Varun G Menon and Joe Prathap P M (2017), “Towards Optimal Data Delivery in Highly Mobile Wireless Ad Hoc Networks”, International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering, vol. 9, no1, pp. 1-6.
  • Varun G Menon and Joe Prathap P. M. and Vijay A. (2016), “Eliminating Redundant Relaying of Data Packets for Efficient Opportunistic Routing in Dynamic Wireless Ad Hoc Networks”, Asian Journal of Information Technology, vol.12, no.20, pp.3991- 3994, 2016.
  • Varun G Menon and Joe Prathap P. M. (2016), ‘Comparative Analysis of Opportunistic Routing Protocols for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks”, in Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technological Trends, Mar Baselious Engineering College, Kollam. [SCOPUS]
  • Varun G Menon (2016), “Opportunistic routing with virtual coordinate to handle communication voids in mobile ad hoc networks,” in Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition Systems (SIRS-2015) December 2015, IIITM-K, Trivandrum, India published in Advances in Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition Systems, vol. 425 of Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, pp. 323–334, Springer, 2016. [SCOPUS]
  • Varun G Menon (2016), “Survey on Latest Energy Based Routing Protocols for Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks” International Journal of Computer Networks and Wireless Communications, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 52-55.
  • Varun G Menon and Joe Prathap P M (2016), “Routing in Highly Dynamic Ad Hoc Networks: Issues and Challenges”, International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 112-116.
  • Varun. G. Menon (2013), Sreekala. C.S, Vibin Johny, Teenu Tony, Eldho Alias, “Performance Analysis of Traditional Topology based Routing protocols in Mobile Ad Hoc networks” The International Journal of Computer Science and Applications, vol. 2 no. 1, pp. 1-6.
  • Menon, V. G. (2012), “Improving the Performance of Interactive TCP Applications using End-point Based and Network Level Techniques”, International Journal on Computer Science and Engineering, 4(4), 608.
  • Varun G Menon and Alfred Raja Melvin (2011), “Improving the Performance of Interactive TCP Applications using End-Point Techniques”, Networks and Communication Engineering, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 375-379.
  • Varun G Menon and Alfred Raja Melvin (2011), “A Survey on various Techniques to Reduce the Latency of Short TCP Flows” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (ICSCI-2011) at Pentagram Research Centre, Hyderabad, India, 2011
  • Varun G Menon and Alfred Raja Melvin (2011), “Improving the performance of Interactive TCP Applications using End-point Techniques” in Proceedings of the National Conference in Intelligent Computing at KSR College, Tiruchengode, 2011.

Awards and Honours

  • Top Journal Reviewer Award by Publons in 2019
  • Top Journal Reviewer Award by Publons in 2018
  • University First Rank and Gold Medallist in M.Tech
  • Excellent Reviewer – IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • Excellent Reviewer - International Journal of Disaster Response and Emergency Management

Professional Activities

Professional and Consulting Activities

  • Training Consultant-ASAP, Government of Kerala.
  • Training Consultant-VIAS

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Member of Association of Computing Machinery [ID No: 6337162]
  • Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) [ID No.93922175]
  • Member of IEEE Collabratec Network
  • Member of International Association for Engineers [ID No. 129256]
  • Member of the IAENG Society of Computer Science.
  • Member of the IAENG Society of Wireless Networks.
  • Member of Indian Society for Training and Development. [ID No. TM-767/2015/March2016]
  • Member of International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology. [No.80346501]

Technical programs attended

INVITED TALKS AND TRAINING PROGRAMS

  • Invited talk on “Research Paper Publication Process” at the Third Series of AICTE-AQIS Short Term Training Programme on Mixed Methods in Social Science Research: A Statistical Package Approach organized by SCMS Group of Educational Institutions, Kerala, India on 28th Nov 2020.
  • Session on “Career opportunities in Engineering” for 12th standard students at Bhavans Adarsha Vidyalaya, Kerala, India on 26th October 2020.
  • Invited talk on “Preparing Research Articles for Publication” at the Second Series of AICTE-AQIS Short Term Training Programme on Mixed Methods in Social Science Research: A Statistical Package Approach organized by SCMS Group of Educational Institutions, Kerala, India on 17th Oct 2020.
  • Invited talk on “Recruitment trends in post COVID world” organized by Manorama Horizon on 3rd September 2020.
  • Invited talk on “Publishing your research in high impact journal” for faculty organized by Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Universal College of Engineering, Kerala, India on 26th August 2020.
  • Invited talk on “Selecting the Journal for Publication” at the First Series of AICTE-AQIS Short Term Training Programme on Mixed Methods in Social Science Research: A Statistical Package Approach organized by SCMS Group of Educational Institutions, Kerala, India on 21st August 2020.
  • ACM Distinguished Lecture on “Securing your research paper from getting hijacked” BVRIT College of Engineering for Women, Hyderabad, India on 14th August 2020.
  • Delivered the session on “Internet of Medical Things” at the One Week Online Faculty Development Program on “Multidisciplinary Trends in Information Technology” organized by ADICHUNCHANAGIRI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY and Computer Society of India (CSI) Bengaluru on 21st July 2020.
  • Invited talk on "Hijacked and Predatory Journals" for the faculty at Al Musanna College of Technology, Sultanate of Oman on 1st July 2020.
  • Webinar on “COVID-19 Impact and Opportunities for Students” for students at Hungkuang University, Taiwan on 15th June 2020.
  • Webinar on “COVID-19 Impact and Opportunities for Students” for students at RMD Engineering College, Chennai, India on 3rd June 2020.
  • Keynote talk on “Hijacked Journals” at International Conference on Emerging Trends in Information Technology and Engineering at Vellore Institute of Technology, India on 24th February 2020.
  • Delivered the session on “Quality Publication” at the workshop on the Art of Technical Writing and Publishing” organized by Research Cell and IEDC, SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Kerala, India on January 13th to 15th 2020.
  • Talk on "IoT based solutions for assisting the elderly" at 4th International Conference on Aging Well (ICAW) 2020 organized by SCMS Group on 5th January 2020.
  • ACM Distinguished Lecture on “Security and Privacy in Internet of Medical Things” at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia on 13th September 2019.
  • ACM Distinguished Lecture on “Research Ethics and Quality Publication” at KSR College of Arts and Science, Tamil Nadu, India on 8th August 2019.
  • Keynote talk on "Predatory and Hijacked Journals" at the International Multiconference on Engineering and Science (IMCES 2019) at Holiday Inn, Mauritius on 6th May 2019.
  • ACM Distinguished Lecture on "Predatory and Hijacked Journals, Researcher Parameters” at Vidya Vardyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysore, India on 11th and 12th March 2019.
  • Keynote Talk on “Quality Research Publishing” at The Research Conclave organized by University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun and SCMS Group of Educational Institutions, India on 23rd March 2018.
  • Webinar on "How are Predatory Publishers Preying on Uninformed Scholars? Don’t Be a Victim" supported by IGI Global Publishing and CABELLs. The Webinar was broadcasted worldwide with a Live Q&A session on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 2 p.m. EST. Webinar available in https://www.igi-global.com/symposium/

Other talks and Training Programs (2014-2018)

  • Session on “Creative Thinking” for IEEE students from various Engineering Colleges in India at IEEE ASCENDIO 2019 at SCMS School of Engineering and Technology on 1st Feb 2019.
  • Session on "Preparation for Campus Placements" for Final Year B. Com students at SCMS School of Technology and Management on July 27, 28 and 29, 2018.
  • Knowledge Sharing Session on "Benefits of Reviewing and Publons" for Faculty at SCMS Cochin School of Business on July 25th 2018.
  • Session on "Self-Motivation and Confidence Building" for Semester 1 Electronics and Communication Engineering students at SCMS School of Engineering and Technology on 27th March 2018
  • QUIZ MASTER at The World Water Day Inter College Quiz competition at SCMS Cochin School of Business on 21st March 2018.
  • QUIZ MASTER at All Kerala Inter College Quiz Competition hosted by APJ Abdul Kalam Kerala Technological University and KSCSTE at Sahrdaya Engineering College on February 24th 2018.
  • Invited Session on “Creative Thinking” for IEEE students from various Engineering Colleges in India at ASCENDIO 3.0 at SCMS School of Engineering and Technology on 16th Feb 2018.
  • QUIZ MASTER at All Kerala Inter School Quiz Competition hosted as part of Dr. Pradeep P Thevanoor Innovation Awards on 18th November 2017.
  • Session on "Self-Motivation and Confidence Building" for Final year B.Tech students at SCMS School of Engineering and Technology on 29th September 2017.[100th Training session at SCMS School of Engineering and Technology]
  • Resource Person for Session on "Scopus and SCIE Indexed Journals" for the faculty and research scholars at SCMS School of Engineering and Technology on 30th August 2017.
  • Resource Person for Knowledge Sharing Program on "Avoiding Fake/Hijacked Journals" for faculty and research scholars at SCMS School of Engineering and Technology on 29th August 2017
  • Resource Person for Knowledge Sharing Program on "Researcher Profile" for faculty at SCMS School of Engineering and Technology on 29th July 2017.
  • Resource Person for IEDC Sponsored Workshop on "Entrepreneurship Development" at SCMS School of Engineering and Technology on 24th July 2017.
  • Resource Person for TEQIP Sponsored Training Program on "Paper and Article Writing with LaTeX” at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantpur College of Engineering, Andhra Pradesh from 17th to 19th March 2017.
  • Resource person for “Creative Thinking” workshop for IEEE students from various Engineering Colleges in Kerala at ASCENDIO 2.0, SCMS School of Engineering and Technology on 3rd Feb 2017.
  • Resource person for “Insights into Research Methodology” workshop for faculties at SCMS School of Engineering and Technology on 4th Jan 2017.
  • Resource person for “IEEE Managerial Workshop” organized by IEEE student’s chapter at SCMS School of Engineering and Technology on 25th November 2016.
  • Resource person for Faculty Development Program on “Publishing Research Article in Quality Journals” at SCMS School of Engineering and Technology on 26th and 27th August 2016.
  • Invited talk on “Team formation, group conflicts, conflicts resolution, creative decisions” at IEDC Entrepreneurship Camp, SCMS School of Engineering and Technology on 18th July 2016.
  • Designed and implemented “Dream with Varun - Workshop on Power of Dreams and Goal Setting” for Semester 6 B. Tech Engineering students (554 students) from 10/2/16 to 6/4/16.
  • Handled more than 50 training sessions in Indian Civil Services Preparation program at various Schools in Kerala for students from standards 5 to 12.
  • Handled more than 10 training sessions for Thoughts Academy in various Engineering and Management Colleges in Kerala on Team Building, Motivation and Confidence Building, Presentation Skills and Creative Thinking.
  • Designed and implemented “My Dream Job”, session on Interview Skills, Group Discussion and opportunities for Semester 7 B. Tech Engineering students (370 students) in September 2015.
  • Session on “Self-Motivation ad Confidence Building” for 1st year M. Tech Environmental Engineering students at SCMS Engineering College, India on 15th February 2016.
  • One-day session on “Power of Concentration” for National Services Scheme Volunteers at Karukutty, India on 23rd December 2015.
  • One-day Personality Development Workshop for 1st year M. Sc Microbiology students at St. Xaviers College for Women Aluva, India on June 18th 2015.
  • Resource person for All Kerala Quiz competition for Government School students with the theme “Open Source”, June 2015.
  • One-day session on Presentation skills at the Train the Trainer program for ASAP trainers organized by Government of Kerala at KFRI, Peechi, India, June 2015.
  • One-day session on Presentation skills at the Train the Trainer program for ASAP trainers organized by Government of Kerala at Kerala Agricultural University, Mannuthy, India, June 2015.
  • Three-day Orientation program for 1st Year Engineering students at UKF Engineering College, Kollam, India, May 2015.
  • Career Guidance workshop for semester 8 Computer Science Engineering students in August 2014
  • Session on Services Selection Board (SSB) tests and interview for selected Engineering students from various branches in August 2014.
  • Session on ISTQB Certification for Semester 8 Computer Science Engineering students at SCMS Engineering College, Ernakulum, India on 11th July 2014.
  • One-day session on Presentation skills for the faculties at SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, June 2014.
  • Three-day orientation program for Master of Computer Applications students at SCMS Engineering College in June 2014.
  • Session on Redhat Certified Engineer Certification for semester 3 Master of Computer Application students at SCMS Engineering College, India, March 2014.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Established International Collaborations with Shimane University Japan, Japan University of Economics, Daffodils International University Bangladesh, Hung Kuang University Taiwan, University of Derby UK, Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics and Finance Vietnam and Lincoln University College Malaysia

(B) JOURNAL REVIEW BOARDS and CONFERENCE TPC

  • Reviewer - IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • Reviewer - IEEE Transactions on Communications
  • Reviewer - IEEE Communications Magazine
  • Reviewer - IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Reviewer - IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • Reviewer - IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking
  • Reviewer – Vehicular Communications, Elsevier
  • Reviewer - Computer Communications, Elsevier
  • Reviewer - Ad Hoc Networks, Elsevier
  • Reviewer - Computers & Electrical Engineering, Elsevier
  • Reviewer - Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer
  • Reviewer - Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications, Springer
  • Reviewer - SN Applied Sciences, Springer
  • Reviewer - Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks Journal, Old City Publishing
  • Reviewer - International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Sage
  • Reviewer - International Journal of Communication Systems, Wiley
  • Reviewer - Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Wiley
  • Reviewer - IET Computers and Digital Techniques, IET
  • Reviewer - IET Wireless Sensor Systems, IET
  • Reviewer - Electronics, Applied Sciences, Sensors, Future Internet, Symmetry, Remote Sensing, MDPI
  • Reviewer - Mobile Information Systems, Hindawi
  • Reviewer - Recent Patents on Computer Science, Bentham
  • Editorial Review Board - Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, IGI,
  • Editorial Review Board - International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications,IGI
  • Editorial Review Board - International Journal of Public Health Management and Ethics, IGI
  • Editorial Review Board - International Journal of Fog Computing, IGI
  • Reviewer - International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking,IGI
  • Reviewer - International Journal of Vehicular Telematics and Infotainment Systems, IGI
  • Reviewer - International Journal of Wireless Networks and Broadband Technologies, IGI
  • Reviewer - International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, IGI
  • Reviewer - International Journal of Disaster Response and Emergency Management, IGI
  • Reviewer - International Journal of Socio technology and Knowledge Development, IGI

CONFERENCE BOARDS (TPC Member, Organizing Committee)

  • Publicity Committee Member of IEEE 26th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD)
  • Reviewer of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Toronto, Canada, July 6-9, 2020.
  • Technical Program Committee Member of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC 2020), Calgary, Canada, June 22-26, 2020
  • Reviewer of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 7-11 June 2020 Dublin, Ireland
  • Technical Program Committee Member of the Hot Topics in Networking (HOT) Track of the 29th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2020), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, August 3 - 6, 2020.
  • Publicity Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Omni-layer Intelligent systems Track on Advancement in IoT OSs: Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions (COINS 2020), July 27-29, 2020 Barcelona, Spain