Jothi Ramalingam


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Professional Experience: 

Total 13 Years and 3 Years at NITK

1. Dec. 2019 – Till Date: Assistant Professor Gr I, NITK Surathkal
2. July 2006- Dec. 2019: Scientist, SETS (Under the O/o PSA to GoI)

Contact Details




0824 2473250


Academic Background

Academic Background
• Ph.D (Cryptogrophy), Information Security Institute, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia, 2012
• M.Phil (Mathematics), Pondicherry Central University, 2006
• M.Sc (Mathematics), Pondicherry Central University, 2005
• B.Sc (Mathematics), Bharathiar University, 2003

Areas of Interest
  • Cybersecurity
  • Real-world Crypto Protocols
  • Quantum-safe Cryptography
  • IoT security
Significant Projects
1. Project Title: Design and Development of Message Authentication Techniques for NavIC, Funding Agency: ISRO, Govt. of India, Role: Principal Investigator, Funding Amount: 21.78 Lakhs.
2. Project Title: Outsourcing Large-Scale Computations to the (Google) Cloud, Funding Agency: Google Inc. USA , Role: Principal Investigator , Grant: 4 lakhs , Duration: 1 year (2022-2023).
3. Project Title: Design and Development of Fast and Robust Authentication and Key Distillation Schemes for QKD systems,  Funding Agency: DST-QuEST,  Role: Principal Investigator,  Grant: 140 lakhs,  Duration: 3 years (2019-2022).
4. Project Title: Development of Key Distillation Engine for Quantum Key Distribution,  Funding Agency: O/o PSA to GoI, Role: Principal Investigator,  Grant: 15 lakhs,  Duration: 1 year (2016-2017).
5. Project Title: Advanced DDoS-attack detection and mitigation systems,  Funding Agency: DAE,  Role: Principal Investigator,  Grant: 40 lakhs,  Duration: 4 years (2013-2017).
6. Project Title: Development of algorithms for computing Linear Complexity , Funding Agency: NTRO GoI, Role: Co-Investigator,  Grant: 53.99 lakhs,  Duration: 1.5 years (2006-2008).
Supervision of Ph.D

Ongoing: 2

Supervision of MTech(Research): Completed: 01


1. Information Security Institute Fellowship from QUT to pursue research leading to a doctoral degree in the area of cryptography during the period July 2009 - June 2012.
2. Qualified UGC-CSIR NET 2008 (JRF), 2005 (LS) and GATE 2008.
3. Secured First rank in M.Phil in Mathematics, Pondicherry Central University, 2006.
4. National Board for Higher Mathematics MSc Scholarship during the year 2005.
5. Best Outgoing Student Award in B.Sc, 2003.


Contact us

Dr. P. Sam Johnson, Professor and Head
Department of MACS, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

  • Hot line: +91-0824-2474048

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