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Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science+44 (0) 191 33 44080


Dr. Anish Jindal is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Durham University since July 2024, a fellow of Durham Energy Institute, and a visiting fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Princeton University, USA. Before this, he worked as an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Durham University, UK (Jan. 2022 - June 2024), a Lecturer in CSEE, University of Essex (Apr. 2020 - Dec. 2021), and a Senior Research Associate at the School of Computing & Communications, Lancaster University, UK (Oct. 2018 - Mar. 2020). He completed his Ph.D., M.Engg., and B. Tech. degrees from India in computer science engineering in 2018, 2014, and 2012, respectively. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award, 2019 from the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC), the IEEE Communication Society's Outstanding Young Researcher Award for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Region, 2019, and conferred with the IEEE Hyper-intelligence Technical Committee (HITC) Award for Excellence (Early Career Researcher) 2023. He was a visiting researcher at OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology, Germany in 2019.

His research interests are in smart cities, data analytics, artificial intelligence, cyber-physical systems, wireless networks, and security. Some of the particular aspects of his research relate to resource-aware computing, energy optimization, programmable and scalable networking, and wireless network & security. He is one of the Co-Is for the EPSRC's £3M early communications hub, CHEDDAR (EP/X040518/1) and DSIT's £8.5M CHEDDAR TMF uplift (EP/Y037421/1), EPSRC's £10M National Edge AI Hub for Real Data: Edge Intelligence for Cyber-disturbances and Data Quality (EP/Y028813/1),  UKRI's £1.84M AI for Net Zero grant, VPP-WARD (EP/Y005376/1). Apart from these, he is PI and Co-I of several fundings received from UK Research and Innovation (GCRF), Innovate UK (KTP)The Royal Society (International Exchanges), British Council (Going Global Partnerships), Alumnode, Durham Seed Corn, and startup grant for some of his research ideas.

Many of his research findings are published in top-cited journals such as IEEE JSAC, IEEE TSC, IEEE TII, IEEE TIE, IEEE TVT, IEEE TITS, IEEE TNSE, IEEE TCE, IEEE TGCN, IEEE JBHI, IEEE Communication Magazine, IEEE Network, IEEE IoTJ, Future Generation Computer Systems, Ad-hoc Networks, and Computer Networks. In addition to it, his research works have also been presented at various conferences of repute such as IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, IEEE WiMob, IEEE PES General Meeting, ACM MobiHoc, etc. He has served as General co-chair, TPC co-chair, TPC member, Publicity chair and Session chair of various reputed conferences and workshops including IEEE ICC, IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE COINS, and IEEE GLOBECOM. He is also the guest editor of various journals including Software: Practice and Experience (Wiley), Neural Computing & Applications (Springer), Computer Communications (Elsevier), IET Smart Cities (IET), and IJCS (Wiley). He has also delivered many invited talks and lectures in various international avenues. He is an environment champion for Durham Greenspace and a member of the ACM and IEEE. He is actively involved with various working groups and committees of IEEE and ACM related to smart grids, energy informatics, and smart cities.

Ongoing research calls

Research contributions are invited from prospective authors for the ongoing special calls:

- There are no open calls at the moment.

Open positions

Always looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students having aligned research interests. Prospective students are encouraged to contact me by email with their CV and a brief outline of their vision. (Some competitively funded studentships will be available for exceptional candidates by March 2024 for which an early discussion is advised.)

For research internships, please follow the university guidelines.

Research Groups
  • NESTiD: Network Engineering, Science and Theory in Durham
  • DEI: Durham Energy Institute
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Research interests

  • Data analytics
  • Smart City Applications (smart homes, smart grids, healthcare, transportation, etc.)
  • Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Cyber-physical systems and Internet-of-things
  • Programmable and scalable networking
  • Resource aware computing
  • Wireless network & security
  • Energy optimization

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