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Sourav Panda

Ph.D. Student

University of California, Riverside

  • Research Topic : Data Center Networks; Heterogeneous Systems; Securing the Network with NFV; Traffic Monitoring; Intrusion Detection and Prevention; Supporting SmartNICs on NFV platforms.

About me


I received my B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from City University of Hong Kong in 2017 . Currently, I am a Ph.D. student of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in University of California, Riverside. I am a member of the UCR Networks, Systems and Security Lab and work under the supervision of Prof. K. K. Ramakrishnan and Prof Laxmi Bhuyan.

Work Experience


HSBC Global Banking and Markets - Hong Kong

Investment Bank, Back Office (Fixed Income)
June 2015 - June 2016

Under the supervision of Dexter Chan, Cedric Quanch, and Hichem Ben Kheder, I worked on several PnL and regulatory projects. Some of which required interfacing the pricing engine with bond positions and static data while others required controlling user-access to trading books for in-house software solutions.

Gigabit Networking Lab, I.I.T. Bombay

Research Assistant (Advisor: Ashwin Gumaste)
SDN, ROADM, MPLS, Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter
July 2016 - August 2016

Developed a Discrete Event Simulations to emulate an IP over optical network to study the cost and performance impact of SDN deployment. We emulated the network edge as Central Offices Re-architected as a Datacenter and the CORONET fiber-optic backbone.

System security and Internet-of-Things, CityU HK

Research Assistant (Advisor: Gerhard Hancke)
Automated Teller Machine Security (ATM), Signal Processing, Machine Learning
2014 - 2017

Worked on behavioral PIN authentication techniques using acoustic emanations collected during ATM PIN entry. We compare various pattern recognition techniques to discern users (defense) and entered keys (attack).



BSc.(Hons) Computer Science

City University of Hong Kong

  • CityU Top Scholarship for International Students (USD 81,500)
  • CityU College of Science and Engineering International Scholarship (USD 10,000)
  • HKX Final Year Project support scheme (USD 2,500)
  • Graduated with First Class Honours.
  • Awarded Dean's List on five occassions.
  • Thesis: Behavioural PIN security. Supervisor: Prof Gerhard Hancke.
  • GPA: 3.79/4.3

Ph.D. Computer Science

University of California, Riverside
2017 - Ongoing

  • Chancellor's Distinguished Fellowship.
  • GPA: 3.94/4