Dr Koushik Sinha

Senior Software Engineer
Social Computing
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QCRI provides a unique opportunity for not only high-quality, interdisciplinary research but also for translating that research into solutions to solve real-world problems. I was excited by this blend between research and development that QCRI offers to researchers who want to create an impact in their field and society.

Research Focus at QCRI

 At QCRI, Koushik focuses on 1) development of the backend system for AIDR (Artificial Intelligence for Disaster Response) and 2) research in the area of traffic management with a focus on traffic routing algorithms. His other research interests include: i) combining Cloud and Social Computing with a focus on Crowdsourcing, Resource Allocation and Task Scheduling and, ii) Mobile and Wireless Sensor Networks.

Previous Experience

 Before joining QCRI, Koushik was a Research Scientist at Hewlett-Packard Labs and a Visiting Scientist at the Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore Campus, India. He also spent 7 years with Honeywell Technology Solutions, where he worked as a Lead Research Scientist in the Advanced Technology Lab.

Koushik has over 10 years of experience in applied research, primarily on wireless networks and high performance computing. He has 7 granted and 3 pending United States PTO patents, and is the author of over 40 publications in international conferences and journals. 

He holds PhD and MS degrees in Computer Science from Jadavpur University, India and Clemson University, respectively. Koushik received the Young Scientist Award from the Indian Science Congress in 2009. He also received the N. V. Gadadhar Memorial Award in 2011 from the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), India. Koushik is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Professional Experience

  • Qatar Computing Research Institute (Qatar), Senior Software Engineer, Nov. 2013 to present.   
  • Hewlett-Packard Labs (India), Scientist, 2011 – 2013.
  • Indian Statistical Institute (India), Visiting Professor, Feb. 2013 – July 2013.
  • Honeywell Technology Solutions (India), Lead Research Scientist, 2004 – 2011.  

Professional Associations and Awards

  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Young Scientist Award from the Indian Science Congress Association, 2009.
  • N. V. Gadadhar Memorial Award from the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, 2011.
  • Best Paper Award at the 20th Parallel and Dist. Comp. and  Systems Conf. (PDCS), USA, 2008.

Education

  • PhD, Jadavpur University (India), 2007.
  • MS (Computer Science), Clemson University (USA), 2003.
  • B. Tech. (Computer Science), Kalyani Government. Engineering College (India), 2001.

Selected Research

 

Publications:

[1]    K. Sinha, B. P. Sinha and D. Datta, ‘’An energy-efficient communication scheme for wireless networks: a redundant radix-based approach,’’ IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, IEEE, vol. 10(2), pp. 550–559, Feb. 2011.

[2]    S. Sen Gupta, A. Chattopadhyay, K. Sinha, S. Maitra and B. P. Sinha, “High performance hardware implementation for RC4 stream cipher,“ IEEE Trans. on Computers, vol. 62(4), April 2013.

[3]    G. K. Audhya, K. Sinha, K. Mandal, R. Dattagupta, S. C. Ghosh and B. P. Sinha, ‘’A New Approach to Fast Near-Optimal Channel Assignment in Cellular Mobile Networks,’’ IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, vol. 12(9), Sept. 2013, pp. 1814–1827.

[4]    K. Sinha and B. P. Sinha, ''On the distribution of runs of ones in binary strings,'' Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Elsevier, vol. 58(9), Nov. 2009, pp. 1816-1829. 

[5]    K. Sinha, A. Datta Chowdhury, S. Banerjee and S. K. Ghosh, ''Efficient load balancing on a cluster for large scale online video surveillance,'' Proc. 10th Intl. Conf. on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN), LNCS 5408, Hyderabad, India, Jan. 2009, pp. 450-455.

[6]    K. Sinha, A. Datta Chowdhury, S. K. Ghosh and S. Banerjee, ''On the timeliness of a cluster based large scale online video surveillance,'' Proc. 20th Parallel & Distributed Comp. and Systems Conf. (PDCS), USA, Nov. 2008, pp. 47-52.

 

Patents:

[1]     K. Sinha and A. Datta Chowdhury, “Identification of the location of nodes distributed in ad hoc networks,” United States Patent US8671168, Issue Date: Mar. 11, 2014.

[2]     K. Sinha, A. V. Mahasenan and P. Gonia, “System and method for determining network element criticality,” United States Patent US20130163407, Issue Date: June 27, 2013.

[3]     K. Sinha, “Optimal time slot assignment for networks,” United States Patent US8072928, Issue Date: Dec. 6, 2011.

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