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Dr. Niharika Kumar

Designation : Professor

Area of specialization : Computer Networks,Blockchain,Data Science

Date of Joining BNMIT : 7/7/2016

Nature of Association (Regular/Contractual/Adjunct) : Regular

E-mail Id : niharikakumar@bnmit.in

No. of years of Experience : 16 Years 2 Months(Teaching)

Department : Computer Science & Engineeering


DegreeInstitutionMonth & Year of Passing% of marks obtained
(Computer Science),
Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgavi, IndiaMay, 2016Awarded
( Network and Internet Engineering),
Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgavi, IndiaFeb, 200474.2
(Computer Science and Engineering)
Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgavi, IndiaJuly, 200268.4



SI. No.DesignationInstitutionDuration
1ProfessorBNMIT, Bangalore, IndiaFebruary 2021- till date
2Associate ProfessorBNMIT, Bangalore, IndiaJuly 2016 – January 2021
3Associate Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science and Engg.BNM Institute of Technology, Bangalore, IndiaJuly 2016–June 2016
4Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Information Science and EnggRNSIT, Bengaluru,IndiaAug 2011 – June 2016
5Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Computer Science and EnggPESIT, Bengaluru, India,Aug 2004 – Aug 2011


  • 16.1 years
  • Organized Two days workshop on “Cyber Safety” at BNMIT on 18th and 19th January, 2021 under CSI – BNMIT Student Chapter.
  • Organized One day workshop on “Modern Methods in Machine Intelligence” at BNMIT on 10th November, 2020 under CSI – BNMIT Student Chapter
  • Organized Two Days Webinar on “Industry Based Emerging Technologies” in association with Metamor Technologies Bengaluru on 18th and 19th June,2020 under CSI-BNMIT Student Chapter.
  • Organized Two days workshop on “Node.js and Express Development with MongoDB” at BNMIT on 6th and 7th March, 2020 under CSI – BNMIT Student Chapter./
  • Organized Two days workshop on “Circuit Prototyping” at BNMIT on 20th and 21st September, 2019 under CSI – BNMIT Student Chapter.
  • Organized Two days workshop on “Application development using Microservices Architecture” at BNMIT on 25th and 26th October, 2019 under CSI – BNMIT Student Chapter.
  • Member of the Organizing Committee in the 2nd International Conference on Data Engineering and Communication Systems jointly organized by Dept. of Computer Science & Engg. and Information Science & Engg, RNSIT during 28th-29th December 2015.
  • Convener of Faculty Development Programme on “Research Frontiers in Networking – A Tool Driven Approach” organized by Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, BNMIT, Bengaluru from 16th to 21st January,2017.

 Awards and Achievements

  • Filed a Patent on co-operative bandwidth allocation to reduce frame overhead in Broadband Wireless Communications
  • Won the Best Paper award titled “A Blockchain-Based Secure and Sustainable Electronic Healthcare Record System” in the All India Paper Writing Competition on Emerging Research(PaCER) July 2020.
  • Won the Best Paper award titled “A Blockchain-Based Secure and Sustainable Electronic Healthcare Record System” in the All India Paper Writing Competition on Emerging Research(PaCER) July 2020.
  • Participated in Faculty Enablement Program on “Python Programming through INFYTQ Platform” organized by Infosys Ltd. from 6th-13th July 2020 and awarded with “A+” Grade
  • Initiated Memorandum of Understanding with Metamor Technologies, Bengaluru at BNMIT, September 2020.
  • Conducted three days training program on Soft Skills for faculties in BNMIT under Train-the-Trainer programme during Aug 31st-Sep 2nd ,2020.
  • Delivered a lecture on “Design and Analysis of Algorithms” at  Bahubali College of Engineering on 5th May 2012
  • Part of the recruitment committee for selection to the Junior Scientist for DRDO in the year 2011.
  • IEEE Reviewer for the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Communications, Computer Technologies and Optimization Techniques (ICEECCOT) organized by GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women, Mysuru on 14th and 15th December 2018


  • Completed “Blockchain Basics” course offered by Coursera in August 2020
  • Completed “How to build your first Blockchain” course offered by Udemy in May 2020.
  • Completed “Python Programming for Beginners in DataScience” course offered by Udemy in May 2020.
  • Completed Machine Learning with Python: A Practical Introduction course of study offered by IBM ,an online initiative of IBM in Nov 2019.
  • Completed NPTEL Online Certification Course in Cloud computing with an Elite Score during the term Feb-Apr 2019.
  • Scored 81% in the NPTEL certification course on Introduction to Blockchain Technology and Applications, Feb-Apr 2020.

Professional Memberships

  • Life member of Computer Society of India, Membership No: I1505633

Expertise / list of Subjects handled

  • Data Communication,
  • Computer Networks
  • Graph Theory and Combinatorics
  • Discrete Mathematical Structures
  • OOPs with C++
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Mobile Computing
  • Statistical and Switching in Telecommunication
  • C# Programming and .NET
  • Wireless Sensor Networks,
  • Datastructures in C/C++
  • Computer Organization
  • Advanced Algorithms
  • Cloud Computing,
  • Operating Systems
  • Object Oriented Software Engineering

Research Interest

  • Computer Networks
  • Data Science
  • Blockchain


  • Funding received

  • Received DST Travel grant of Rs. 62,996/- to present IEEE paper in Malaysia in the year 2013

International Journal

  • Aiswariya Milan and Niharika P. Kumar, “Machine Learning Techniques in Healthcare—A Survey”, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, Vol. 17, No. 9/10, 4276–4279 (2020).
  • Siddu P. Algur, Niharika Kumar, “Novel user centric, game  theory based bandwidth allocation mechanism in WiMAX”,  Springer Journal on Human-centric Computing and Information  Sciences, 2013, 3:20, doi:10.1186/2192-1962-3-20, ISSN 2192- 1962.
  • Niharika Kumar, Siddu P. Algur, “Three-Strike Algorithm for  Bandwidth Allocation and Packet Scheduling”, International  Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, Inderscience Journal,  Volume 7, Number 6, 2014, ISSN 1741-1092(online), ISSN 1741-   1084 (print), pp. 517-52
  • Siddu P. Algur, Niharika Kumar, ”Novel Graded, Priority  Oriented Admission Control Mechanism in WiMAX”, Turkish  Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2014,  ISSN 1300-0632
  • Niharika Kumar, Balasubramanya Murthy, “User Oriented  Network Aware Bandwidth Allocation in WiMAX”, International  Journal on Recent Trends in Engineering & Technology, Volume  5,  Number 1, March 2011, ISSN 2158-5555 (Print), pp. 8-14
  • Bhanu Prakash HN, Niharika Kumar,”Scaling Distributed Associative Classifier using Big Data”, International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, Volume 5,Issue 6,June 2018,e-ISSN:2395-0056, p-ISSN:2395-0072.
  • Akshatha S R, Niharika Kumar, ”Evaluation of BIRCH Clustering Algorithm for Big Data”, International Journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology, Volume 4,Issue 4,April-2019, ISSN No:2456-2165.
  • Vijayalakshmi, Niharika Kumar, ”Survey on Risk Estimation of Chronic Disease using Machine Learning”, International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, Volume 6,Issue 6,June 2019.
  • Niharika Kumar, Y.M Kruthi, P. Anjali George, K.S Anouksha, A. Likhitha,”Sketch to Image Generation Using Generative Adversarial Network”,Journal of Critical Reviews,June 2020,Vol. 7,Issue 11,ISSN -2394-5125.
  • Tina P.,Shravya A, Vedant Jain, Niharika Kumar, ”Unification of KYC process using Blockchain”, Journal of Critical Reviews, June 2020,Vol. 7,Issue 18,ISSN-2394-5125.
  • Niharika Kumar, Shreyas B, Srinidhi SP,”A Blockchain-Based Secure and Sustainable Electronic Healthcare Record System”, International Journal of Perspectives in Communication, Embedded-Systems and Signal-Processing(PiCES),July 2020,ISSN: 2566-932X

International Conference

  • Brinda, B Sathish Babu, “Application of Partitioned EDF Scheduling in Cloud Computing Scenario”, International Conference on Emerging computation and Information Technology (ICECIT), Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur, Vol 2, 2013
  • Siddu P. Algur, Niharika Kumar, “Mutually shared bandwidth  allocation mechanism in IEEE 802.16e”, IEEE Symposium on  Wireless Technology and Applications (ISWTA), Malaysia, 2013,  ISSN : 2324-7843, ISBN: 978-1-4799-0155-5 (Print), pp.142-146
  • Siddu P. Algur, Niharika Kumar, “Novel Priority Based  Reservation Algorithm for Admission Control in WiMAX”,  International Conference on Data Engineering and  Communication Systems, ICDECS 2011, Bangalore, December  2011, pp. 310-313.
  • Niharika Kumar, K. N. Balasubramanya Murthy, Amitkeerti M.  Lagare, “DBAM: Novel User Based Bandwidth Allocation  Mechanism in WiMAX”, Second International Conference on  Advances in Communication, Network, and Computing,CNC  2011, Bangalore, India, Volume 142, March 2011, ISBN 978-3-  642-19541-9 (Print), ISBN 978-3-642-19542-6 (Online), pp. 229-  236.
  • Niharika Kumar, Akshata D Joshi, Ashwini V, Sreevidya S  Sastry, Tanuja G, “A Hybrid Scheduling Algorithm for Mobile  WiMax Networks” ,at the International Conference on Electrical,  Electronics & Computer Engineering, ICEECE 2013, Delhi, May  2013, pp 54-56.
  • Niharika Kumar, “IoT Architecture and System Design for Healthcare Systems”, IEEE International Conference on Smart Technologies for Smart Nation,17-19 August 2017.
  • Niharika Kumar, “Sentiment Analysis of Twitter Messages: Demonetization a Use Case”, IEEE 2nd International Conference on Computational Systems and Information Technology for Sustainable Solution, 21-23 December 2017.

National Conference

  • Ashwini, Niharika Kumar, “An Efficient Connection Admission  Control Bandwidth Reservation Scheme for WiMAX Networks”,  AMC College of Engineering, Bangalore, 15th May,2013.

Book Chapter

  • Siddu P. Algur, Niharika Kumar, User Oriented Quality of Service Framework for WiMAX, Wireless Communications and Networks – Recent Advances, Intech Publishers, Croatia, March 2012, ISBN 978-953-51-0189-5, pp. 405-428.
  • Hobbies

  • Classical Dance
  • Folk Dance
  • Carnatic music – vocal
  • Sports


  • Music


  • Any other things