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Faculties

Computer Science & Engineering

Dr. Vinod P

Professor and HOD, Dean - Research and Publications

Specialisation: Information Security and Machine Learning

Room: 4th Floor, Administrative Block

vinodp@scmsgroup.org

0484 – 2450330 Extn - 137
9497179735

Educational Qualifications

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher (“SPRITZ Security and privacy Group”),at the Department of Mathematics ,University of Padua, Italy
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur.
  • Ph.D.in Computer Engineering,Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur.
  • M.Tech. Information Technology, School of IT, RGPV,Bhopal (M.P.)
  • B.E. Computer Science & Engineering, RGPV, Bhopal (M.P.)

Employment History

  • Joined SCMS School of Engineering & Technology on 15th Feb, 2005.
  • Worked as Lecturer in Oriental Institute of Science & Technology, Bhopal (M.P.) from July, 2002 till February, 2005.
  • Worked as Lecturer in Mandsaur University, Mandsaur (M.P.), from August, 2001 to June, 2002.

Key Responsibilities Held

Present Responsibilities

  • Head of the Department
  • Dean Research and Publications
  • KTU Approved Ph.D Supervisor
  • Co-ordinator of CYSGEN -Cybersecurity group in Department of CSE, SSET.

Responsibilities Held

  • Held the responsibility of Academic coordinator. The primary role is to monitor all academic activities for bringing academic excellence in the Department.
  • Supervised ERP system of the institution, ECOLEAIDE.
  • Faculty coordinator in Student Chapter, Synergy.
  • Actively involved in Research and Development activities of the Department.
  • Presently holding the responsibility of Academic coordinator. The primary role is to monitor all academic activities for bringing academic excellence in the department.
  • To supervise institute ERP system known as ECOLEAIDE.
  • Faculty coordinator in Student Chapter, Synergy.
  • Actively involved in research and development activities of the department.

Teaching Interests

  • Algorithm Analysis and Design
  • Advanced Datastructures and Algorithms
  • Theory of Computation
  • Compiler Construction
  • Information security
  • Ethical Hacking

Research Interests

  • Detection of malicious code in mobile and desktop systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Image Security
  • Vulnerability assessment and countermeasures

Publications

Journals

  • Vinod P, Akka Zemmari, MauroConti, "A machine learning based approach to detect malicious android apps using discriminant system calls", Future Generation Computer Systems, publisher, Elsevier, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2018.11.021.
  • Vinod P, Scheduling Distributed Energy Resource Operation and Daily Power Consumption for a Smart Building to Optimize Economic and Environmental Parameters,Energies EISSN 1996-1073, pp 1348, 2018 ,Published by MDPI (SCI Index), Basel, Switzerland
  • Vinod, P. &Viswalakshmi, P,Empirical Evaluation of a System Call-Based Android Malware Detector, Arabian  Engineering Science Journal (SCI Index), pp 1-20, (2017)
  • M V Varsha, Vinod P, Dhanya K A,”Identification of malicious android app using manifest and opcode features”, Journal of Computer Virology and Hacking Techniques, pp. 1-14, 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s11416-016- 0277-z
  • Raphel J, Vinod P,”Heterogenious Opcode Space for Metamorphic Malware Detection”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, pp. 1-22, 2016. doi:10.1007/s13369-016- 2264- 6 [SCI Indexed]
  • Smita Naval, Vijay Laxmi, Manoj Singh Gaur, and Vinod P.,"An Efficient Block- discriminant Identification of Packed Malware", Sadhana, Published by the Indian Academy of Sciences, ISSN: 0973-7677 (electronic version).2015
  • JikkuKuriakose, and Vinod P, "Unknown Metamorphic Malware Detection: Modelling with Fewer Relevant Features and Robust Feature Selection Techniques", IAENG International Journal of Computer Science, vol. 42, no. 2, pp139-151, 2015.
  • Josin Thomas, Vinod P., Nisha S Raj, Towards Spam Mail Detection using Robust Feature Evaluated with Feature Selection Techniques, International Journal of Engineering and Technology (IJET), Vol 6 No 5 Oct-Nov 2014, ISSN : 0975-4024, pp:2144-2157.
  • Aswini A M and Vinod P, Towards the Detection of Android Malware using Ensemble Features, International Journal of Information Assurance and Security (JIAS), ISSN 1554-1010.2014
  • Bincy Thomas, Vinod P, Dhanya K.A, Multiclass Emotion Extraction from Sentences, International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Volume 5, Issue 2, February-2014, ISSN 2229-5518
  • Vinod P, V.Laxmi, M.S.Gaur, Grijesh Chauhan, Detecting Malicious Files using Non–Signature based Methods, International Journal of Information and Computer Security, http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/forthcoming.php?jcode=ijics.,20 14

Book Chapters

  • Vinod P, V.Laxmi, M.S.Gaur, Metamorphic malware Analysis and Detection Methods, In IGI Edited Book Chapter on Cyber Security, Cyber Crime and Cyber Forensics: Applications and Perspectives, pages 178-202, 2010.
  • Vinod P, Rakesh R, Alphy George, SIMILARITY MEASURE FOR OBFUSCATED MALWARE ANALYSIS, In IGI Book Chapter in Information Security in Diverse Computing Environments, pages 180-205, 2014.
  • Vinod P, JikkuKuriakose, Ansari T.K, Sonal Ayyappan, Optimal Features for Metamorphic Malware Detection, In the IGI Edited Book Chapter of Data mining and Data Engineering, pages 1-32, 2014.
  • Neethu Akkarapatty, Anjaly Muralidharan Nisha S. Raj and Vinod P. “Dimensionality Reduction Techniques for Text Mining”, IGI Book on Collaborative Filtering using Data Mining And Analysis,pp. 49-72, 2016.

International Conferences

  • Vinod P., V.Laxmi, M.S.Gaur, Grijesh Chauhan, MOMENTUM: MetamOrphic malware exploration techniques using MSA signatures, In the 8th IEEE International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (IIT 2012), AL-AIN, Abu Dhabi, 18-20 March 2012, pp: 232-237, CITATION COUNT = 14.
  • Vinod P., V.Laxmi, M.S.Gaur, REFORM: Relevant Features for Malware Analysis, In the 26th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Application, Fukuoka, Japan, March 26-29, 2012, pp:738-744, CITATATION COUNT = 1
  • ParvezFaruki, M.S.Gaur, V.Laxmi, Vinod P., Behavioural Detection with API Call-grams to Identify Malicious PE Files, in the ACM International Conference on Security of Internet of Things, Amrita University, India, August 17-19, 2012, pp:85-91, CITATATION COUNT = 1.
  • Smita Naval, M.S.Gaur, V.Laxmi, Vinod P., SPADE: Signature based PAcker Detection, In the ACM International Conference on Security of Internet of Things, Amrita University, India, August 17-19, 2012, pp:96-101, CITATATION COUNT = 1.
  • ParvezFaruki, M.S.Gaur, V.Laxmi, Vinod P., Mining control flow graph as API call-grams to detect portable executable malware, In the SIN '12, 5th International Conference of Security of Information and Networks, Jaipur India, October 22- 26, 2012, pp:130-137, CITATION COUNT = 9
  • Smita Naval, M.S.Gaur, V.Laxmi, Vinod P., ESCAPE: entropy score analysis of packed executable, in the SIN '12 5th International Conference of Security of Information and Networks, Jaipur India, October 22- 26, 2012, pp:197-200.
  • Vinod P, V.Laxmi, M.S.Gaur, ParvezFaruki, Smita Naval, MCF: Multi-Component Features for Malware analysis, In the 27th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, (AINA-2013), Barcelona, Spain, 7 December 3, 2012, 1076 – 1081, CITATION COUNT=1.
  • Vinod P, Smita Naval, V.Laxmi, Yogesh Meena, Relevant hex patterns for malcode detection, In the International Conference on Intelligent System and Signal Processing (ISSP2013) to be held in G H Patel College of Engineering and Technology, Vallabh Vidyanagar during March 1-2, 2013, December 31, 2012, pp:334-337.
  • Vinod P., Harshit Jain, Yashwant K. Golecha, Manoj Singh Gaur, Vijay Laxmi, MEDUSA: MEtamorphic malware dynamic analysis using signature from API. In 3rd international conference on Security of information and networks (SIN '10), Taganrog. Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation September 7-11, 2010, pp:263-269, September 7-11, 2010, pp:262-269, CITATION COUNT = 40.
  • Vinod P., V.Laxmi, M.S.Gaur, Scattered Feature for Malware Analysis, In International conference on Advances in Computing and Communication (ACC 2011), Kochi, Springer, Kochi, India, July 22-24, 2011, PP: 562-571
  • Vinod P., V.Laxmi, M.S.Gaur, GVSS Phani Kumar, Y.Chundawat, Static CFG Analyzer for Metamorphic Malware Code, 2nd international conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN '09), Gazimagusa, North Cyprus, ACM, October 6-10, 2009, PP 225-228, CITATION COUNT = 12
  • Vinod P, V.Laxmi, M.S.Gaur, Malware Analysis using Non-Signature based Methods, International Conference on Network Communication and Computer NewDelhi, India, March 21-23, 2011, PP: 427-431.
  • Vinod P, V.Laxmi, M.S.Gaur, Mnemonics as Predictor for Malware Analysis, In Proc IEEE International Conference in Advances in Communication Network, Calicut, Kerala, October 4-5, 2010, PP: 366-368
  • Vinod P, V.Laxmi, M.S.Gaur, Metamorphic Malware Detection through Static Code Analysis, In the ACM International Conference on Cyber Crime and Cyber Forensics Kochi, India 2012.
  • Vinod P, V.Laxmi, M.S.Gaur, Survey on Malware Detection Methods, In Hacker Workshop: HACK.IN 2009, IIT, Kanpur, India, March 17-19, 2009, CITATION COUNT = 50.
  • Parvez, Vinod P, V.Laxmi, M.S.Gaur, Mining control flow graph as API call-grams to detect portable executable malware, In Proc. of 5th ACM International Conference of Security of Information and Networks, Jaipur, India, October 22-26, 2012, PP: 130-137.
  • Asmitha K.A., Vinod P, A Machine Learning Approach for Linux Malware Detection, In Symposium on Information Security (SIS 2013), BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus, November 15-16, 2013.
  • Asmitha K.A., Vinod P., A Machine Learning Approach for Linux Malware Detection, In Proc. of IEEE and Scopus Indexed International Conference on Issues and Challenges in Intelligent Computing Techniques (ICICT-2014), 07-08th February, 2014, pp:825-830.
  • Smita Naval, M.S.Gaur, V.Laxmi, Vinod P., SPADE: Signature based Packer Detection, In Symposium on Information Security (SIS 2013), BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus, November 15-16, 2013, Best poster.
  • Jithu Raphael, Varsha MV, Kitty Kuriakose, MunnaViaga, Saheer, Vinod P. and Dhanya KA, Feature Selection Methods For Masquerade Detection, International Conference on Data Sciences (InDaS-2014), 26-28 February 2014, VNR VJIET, Hyderabad, ISBN 978-81-7371-926-4.
  • Josin Thomas, Nisha S Raj and Vinod P, Robust Feature Vector For Spam Classification, International Conference on Data Sciences (InDaS-2014), 26-28 February 2014, VNR VJIET, Hyderabad, ISBN 978-81-7371-926-4, pp87-95.
  • JikkuKuriakose, Vinod P., Ranked Linear Discriminant Analysis Features for Metamorphic Malware Detection, In Proc. of 4th IEEE International Advanced Computing Conference-IACC 2014, Feb 21-22, 2014, ITM University Gurgaon, India, pp:112-117.
  • Aswini AM, Vinod P., Droid Permission Miner: Permission based Statistical Analyzer for Android Malware Analysis, In Fifth IEEE International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT Edition V), Feb 17-19, 2014.
  • Bincy Thomas, VinodP, Dhanya K A, Dimensionality Reduction Techniques for Multiclass Emotion Extraction from Sentences, In International Conference on ADVANCES IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY&NETWORKING (ICATN‘14)`, 22nd January 2014, Dr.G. R. DamodaranCollegeofScience, (Autonomous, affiliatedtoBharathiar University, accredited ‘A’ grade level by the NAAC, INDIA.
  • Silpa S, Sonal Ayyappan, Vinod P., JBot: Java Based Botnet, In International Conference on ADVANCES IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & NETWORKING (ICATN‘14)`, Dr.G. R. Damodaran College of Science, (Autonomous, affiliated to Bharathiar University, re-accredited at the ‘A’ grade level by the NAAC, 22nd January 2014.
  • ShahanaP.H,BiniOmman,Vinod P, Gender Classification of Blog Authors, In International Conference on ADVANCES IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & NETWORKING (ICATN‘14), Dr.G. R. Damodaran College of Science, (Autonomous, affiliated to Bharathiar University, re-accredited at the ‘A’ grade level by the NAAC, 22nd January 2014.
  • Julie Baby, Kannan T, Vinod P, Viji Gopal, Distance Indices for the Detection of Similarity in C Programs, In 3rd IEEE International Conference on Computation of Power, Energy, Information and Communication, April 16th – 17th, 2014.
  • Silpa Sebastian, Sonal Ayyappan, Vinod P, Graybot: Java based Botnet, IEEE International Conference on Advances in Engineering and Technology, ICAET-2014, EGS Pillay Engineering College, Nagapattinam, ISBN 978-1-4799-4949-6, May 2nd and 3rd - 2014.
  • Bincy Thomas, Dhanya KA, Vinod P., Machine Learning Approach for Emotion Extraction from Sentences, In proceedings of Second International Conference on Emerging Research in Computing, Information, Communication and Applications, ERCICA2014, August 1st and 2nd, 2014, Elsevier.
  • Josin Thomas, Nisha S Raj, Vinod P, Robust Chi-square Features for Identifying Spam Emails, In proceedings of Second International Conference on Emerging Research in Computing, Information, Communication and Applications, ERCICA2014, August 1st and 2nd, 2014, Elsevier.
  • JikkuKuriakose, Vinod P., Discriminant Features for Metamorphic Malware Detection, In Seventh IEEE International Conference on Contemporary Computing, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology & University of Florida, August 7-9, 2014, pp:406-411.
  • JikkuKuriakose, Vinod P., Towards the Detection of Undetectable Metamorphic Malware, The 7th ACM International Conference on Security of Information and Networks, September, 9-11, 2014, Glasgow/UK
  • Aswini AM, Vinod P., Android Malware Analysis using Ensemble features, International Conference on Security, Privacy and Applied Cryptographic Engineering (SPACE 2014), 20th-22nd October, 2014, pp:308-313.
  • AsmithaKA,Vinod P., Linux Malware Detection using eXtended-Symmetric Uncertainty, International Conference on Security, Privacy and Applied Cryptographic Engineering (SPACE 2014), 20th-22nd October, 2014, pp:319-332.
  • Bincy Thomas, Dhanya K A, Vinod P., Synthesized Feature Space for Multiclass Emotion Classification, International Conference on Networks & Soft Computing (ICNSC 2014), 19-20 August, 2014, pp:188-192.
  • Bincy Thomas, Dhanya K A, Vinod P., Exploration of Robust Features for Multiclass Emotion Classification, Third International Symposium on Natural Language Processing (NLP'14), 24-27 September, 2014.
  • Silpa Sebastian, SonalAyappan, Vinod P., Framework for Design of Graybot in Social-Network, Second International Symposium on Women in Computing and Informatics (WCI-2014), 24-27 September, 2014.
  • JikkuKuriakose and Vinod P., Metamorphic Virus Detection using Feature Selection Techniques, Fifth IEEE International Conference on Computer and Communication Technology, (ICCCT-2015), September 26 to 28, 2014.
  • Asmitha K.A and Vinod P., Linux Malware Detection using non-Parametric Statistical methods, IEEE International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems and Social Computing (CSSC-2014) in conjuction with Third International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, 24-27 September, 2014.
  • RincyRapheal, Vinod P. and Bini Oomman, X-ANOVA and X-Utest Features for Android Malware Analysis, IEEE International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems and Social Computing (CSSC-2014) in conjuction with Third International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, 24-27 September, 2014.
  • Josin Thomas, Vinod P., Nisha S Raj, Towards Filtering Spam Mails using Dimensionality Reduction Methods, 5th IEEE International The Next Generation Information Technology Summit on the theme: Cloud Security and Big Data CONFLUENCE 2014, 25th - 26th September, 2014, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India.
  • Rincy Raphael, Vinod P and Bini Omman, X-ANOVA Ranked Features for Android Malware Analysis, 11th IEEE India Conference INDICON 2014, 11th -13th December 2014 at Pune, India.
  • K Deepa, G Radhamani and P Vinod, Investigation of Feature Selection Methods for Android Malware Analysis, International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICICT 2014), Under TEQIP Phase-II, December 3-5 2014,Kochi, India.
  • Nithil George, Vinod P, Opcode Position Aware Metamorphic Malware Detection, in 9th Indiacom; 2015 2nd International conference on Computing for Sustainable Global Development scheduled for 11th-13th March 2015.
  • Vinod P., Princy George, ``Machine Learning Approach for Filtering Spam Emails”, The 8th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks, In Technical Cooperation with ACM SIGSAC, September 8-10, 2015 Sochi/Russia, Pages 271-274.
  • Vinod P., JithuRaphel,“Information Theoretic Method for Classification of Packed and Encoded Files”,The 8th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks, In Technical Cooperation with ACM SIGSAC, September 8-10, 2015 Sochi/Russia, Pages 293-303.
  • Vinod P., Meenu Mary John,DhanyaKA,“Hartley’s Test Ranked Opcodes for Android Malware Analysis”, The 8th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks, In Technical Cooperation with ACM SIGSAC, September 8-10, 2015 Sochi/Russia, Pages 304-311.
  • JithuRapheal, Vinod P., "Pruned Feature Space for Metamorphic Malware Detection using Markov Blanket", In the 8th IEEE International Conference on Contemporary Computing (IC3), 2015, NewDelhi, India.
  • Varsha V, Vinod P., Dhanya KA, "Heterogeneous Feature Space for Android Malware Detection", In the 8th IEEE International Conference on Contemporary Computing (IC3), 2015, NewDelhi, India.
  • AthiraAzhikoden, Vinod P, “MetaOpcode Space for Morphed Malware Detection”, In the 11th IEEE International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology 2015 (IIT'15), Dubai, November 01-03, 2015.

National Conferences

  • Sachithra Rani G S, Vinod P and Deepa K, ECCD pruned Permissions for Android Malware Identification, In proceedings of 30th National Convention of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (WebCon2014) and National Seminar on “Web Technologies & Communication : Recent Trends and Social Impact”, 31st Oct-1st Nov 2014 at Kochi, India
  • Lakshmi S Kumar, Vinod P and Deepa K, Synthesized API space for Mobile Malware Analysis, In proceedings of 30th National Convention of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (WebCon2014) and National Seminar on “Web Technologies & Communication : Recent Trends and Social Impact”, 31st Oct-1st Nov 2014 at Kochi, India
  • Vinod P., V.Laxmi, M.S.Gaur, Framework for Metamorphic Malware Detection, National Conference on Cryptography and Netwrok Security, VIT, Vellore, India, Feb 18-19, 2009
  • Aswini M, Vinod P, GareebNawas, Aswin, Niffy, Statistical Techniques for Android Malware Detection, In National Conference on Communication and Microelectronics, (NCCME-2014), SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Karukutty, 18,19 December 2014

Technical programs attended

(A) Invited Talks and Training programs

  • CLUSIT Workshop on Future Systems Security and Privacy,University of Padua,October 25th, European Cyber Security  Week,2017
  • Resource person for two day faculty development program on “Ethical Hacking” on January 28-29, 2016 conducted by Department of Computer Science & Engineering, SNGIST, Ernakulam.
  • Delivered Lecture on “Machine Learning Approach for Android Malware Analysis” and conducted a Hands-on workshop in Four-dayFaculty Development Program (Nov.16-20,2015) on “Information Security and Challenges” conducted by Department of Computer Science & Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Jaipur.
  • Lecture on Android Malware Analysis a Machine Learning Approach at Dr. GRD College, Coimbatore, 4th September, 2015.
  • Delivered Lecture on “Feature Selection and Dimensionality Reduction Techniques:Case Studies Desktop and Mobile Malware Analysis”, in the STTP on “ Machine Learning Algorithms and Tools” ,Organized by Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering , Trivandrum on 6th January 2015 (Sponsored by The Directorate of Technical Education).
  • Delivered Lecture on “Introduction to Latex”, Faculty Development Programme, 20 June, 2014, at SCMS School of Technology and Management, Cochin, Kerala
  • Delivered Lecture on “WEKA: A data mining tool”, Two week AICTE Sponsored Faculty Development Programme on Machine Learning Techniques from 20 May, 2013 to 1st June, 2013.
  • Delivered Lecture on “Masquerade detection: A case study machine learning perspective”, Two week AICTE Sponsored Faculty Development Programme on Machine Learning Techniques from 20 May, 2013 to 1st June, 2013
  • Delivered Lecture on “Machine learning technique for malware detection”, Two week AICTE Sponsored Faculty Development Programme on Machine Learning Techniques from 20 May, 2013 to 1st June, 2013
  • Delivered Lecture on Mobile and Desktop Malware Detection in AICTE Sponsored National Seminar on “Security and Key Management Issues in Wireless Networks " on 27th & 28th September 2013.

(B) Achievements

  • Program Coordinator for Two week AICTE Sponsored Faculty Development Programme on Machine Learning Techniques from 20 May, 2013 to 1st June, 2013, Grand received INR. 6,92,000/- .
  • Executed a research project titled PROSIM “Probabilistic Signature for Metamorphic Malware Detection”, Department of Information Technology, MCIT Govt. of India, NewDelhi, and duration of project one year. Grant received INR. 15 lakhs.
  • Certified Ethical Hacker CEHv8 by EC Council
  • Doctoral Research Committee Expert for, Dr. GRD College Coimbatore.

(C) Editorial & review boards

  • Reviewer of IEEE Transactions of Information Forensics and Security.
  • Reviewer of Oxford Computer Journal.
  • Reviewer of Elsevier Applied Soft Computing.
  • Reviewer of IEEE transaction on cybernetics.
  • Reviewer of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials.
  • Reviewer of Elsevier Computer Network
  • Program Committee Member of ISEA International Conference on Security and Privacy 2018.
  • Technical Programme Committee Member of ARES 1017, 12th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security from August 29th to September 2nd 2017, REGGIO-CALABRIA, ITALY.
  • Reviewer and Program committee member, In International Conference on Recent Trends in Computer Science & Engineering.
  • Reviewer of IGI Book Chapter on Data mining and Data Engineering
  • Reviewer and Program committee member, In 5th ACM International Conference on Security of Information and Networks, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Reviewer and Program committee member, In 6th ACM International Conference on Security of Information and Networks, Aksaray, Turkey.
  • Reviewer and Program committee member, In 7th ACM International Conference on Security of Information and Networks, September, 9-11 2014 Glasgow/UK
  • Reviewer and Program committee member, International Conferences on Advances in Information Technology and Networking (ICATN’14) conducted by School of Information Technology, Dr. GRD College of Science, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.