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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
  • M. Tech in Computer and Communication
  • M. Sc in Applied Psychology
  • M.B.A in Human Resources Management
  • B. Tech in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Training and Development from Indian Society for Training and Development

Employment History

  • Working as Associate Professor in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Kerala, India from 01-01-2018.
  • 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.
  • Worked as Software Developer in Global Allies Ltd, Kerala, India from 12-05-2008 to 10-07-2009.

Key Responsibilities Held

Responsibilities Held

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

Present Responsibilities

  • Course Instructor – M.Tech, B.Tech
  • APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University approved Research Co-Supervisor.
  • Training and Placements -in charge
  • International Relations -in charge
  • Resource Person – Research Ethics and Publications
  • Infosys InfyTQ program -in charge

Additional Position Held

  • ACM Distinguished Speaker (September 2018 - Till date)(https://speakers.acm.org/speakers/menon_10023)
  • Research Co-Supervisor - APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, India
  • Editorial Board Member - IEEE Future Directions: Technology Policy & Ethics (Aug 2019 – Till date) (https://cmte.ieee.org/futuredirections/tech-policy-ethics/)
  • Guest Editor – IEEE Internet of Things Magazine (Aug 2019 – Till date)(https://www.comsoc.org/publications/magazines/ieee-internet-things-magazine/cfp/computational-intelligence-internet)
  • Guest Editor (Industrial Informatics) - SN Applied Sciences (Springer Nature) (July 2019 – Till date)
  • Guest (Information Science) - SN Applied Sciences (Springer Nature) (July 2019 – Till date)https://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/42452
  • Guest (Industry 4.0, IoT solutions and Smart Industries) - SN Applied Sciences(Springer Nature) (July 2019 – Till date)(https://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/42452)
  • Guest Editor - Journal of Supercomputing, Springer (Feb 2019 – Till date)https://www.springer.com/computer/swe/journal/11227
  • Guest Editor - Future Internet, MDPI (June 2019 – Till date)https://www.mdpi.com/journal/futureinternet/special_issues/Recent_Advances_in_Information_Communication_Technologies)
  • PhD Thesis Examiner - Visvesvaraya Technological University, India
  • PhD Thesis Examiner – M S University, India

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

  • Rajesh S., Paul V., Menon V. G. and Jacob S. (2019), “Highly Secure IoT integrated Brain to Brain Communication for Assisting Post-Stroke Paralyzed” (Major Revision) IEEE Internet of Things Journal. [SCIE, SCOPUS, IF 9.515 (2019)]
  • 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
  • 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 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]
  • Member of Association of Computing Machinery [ID No: 6337162]

Technical programs attended

INVITED TALKS AND TRAINING PROGRAMS

  • Presented the ACM Distinguished Lecture on “Security and Privacy in Internet of Medical Things” at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia on 13 th September 2019.
  • Presented the ACM Distinguished Lecture on “Research Ethics and Quality Publication” at KSR College of Arts and Science, Tamil Nadu India on August 8 th 2019.
  • Presented an invited Keynote talk on "Hijacked Journals" at the International Multiconference on Engineering and Science (IMVES 2019), Mauritius on 6 th May 2019.
  • Presented the ACM Distinguished Lecture on “Hijacked Journals and Essential Researcher Parameters” at Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysore, India on March 12 th and 13 th 2019.
  • Resource person on “Building Confidence” for IEEE students from various Engineering Colleges in Kerala at ASCENDIO, SCMS School of Engineering and Technology on 1 st , 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.
  • Resource Person for the Live Webinar on the topic "How are Predatory Publishers Preying on Uninformed Scholars? Don’t Be a Victim" supported by IGI Global Publishing.The Webinar was broadcasted worldwide with Live Q&A session.
  • 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
  • Invited Talk on Quality Research Publishing at " The Research Conclave" organized by SCMS Group of Educational Institutions and the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies on 23/3/2108.
  • 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
  • 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]

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)

  • Fourth International Conference on Data Management, Analytics and Innovation - ICDMAI 2020, 17-19 January, 2020 in United Services Institute (USI), New Delhi, India
  • 1st International Conference on Communication Networks and Network Management (MIC-Networks 2020), Athens Greece, 6-8 March 2020.
  • 3rd International Multi-Topic Conference on Engineering and Science (IMCES), 27-29 May 2020, Faculty of Information Technology, Universitas YARSI, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 5th International Conference on Recent Trends in Computer Science and Electronics (RTCSE), 07-09 January 2020, University of Hawaii, USA
  • 5th International Conference on Green Computing and Engineering Technologies,(ICGCET®), 16 Sep - 18 Sep 2020, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St Petersburg, Russia
  • Third International Conference on Data Management, Analytics and Innovation - ICDMAI 2020, 17-19 January, 2020 Lincoln University College, Kuala Lumpur, 18 – 20 January 2019.
  • 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Signal Processing, Telecommunications&Computing (SigTelCom), January 29th to 31 st 2018, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications, and Informatics(ICACCI'17), PES Institute of Technology, South Campus, Bangalore, Karnataka, 2018.
  • International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications, and Informatics (ICACCI'17), Manipal, India, September 2017.
  • Third International Symposium on Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition Systems (SIRS-17), Manipal, India, September 2017.
  • Third International Symposium on Advances in Applied Informatics, Manipal, India, September 2017.
  • IAENG International Conference on Communication Systems and Applications, Hong Kong, March 2016.
  • IAENG International Multi conference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2016, Hong Kong
  • Second International Symposium on Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition Systems (SIRS-15), IIITM-K, Trivandrum, India, December 2015.
  • IAENG International Multi conference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2015, Hong Kong.