Gaurang Bansal is doctoral student at the National University of Singapore (NUS) under Prof. Biplab Sikdar at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a recipient of the President Graduate Fellowship, 2020. He is also currently serving as Web Editor for ACM XRDS Magazine. Previously, he had completed his Master’s and Bachelor’s from BITS Pilani in 2020 & 2018, respectively. He is currently working on designing “Scalable Authentication Solutions for UAV Networks”. Having worked as mentor at IoT lab, BITS Pilani (2017-2020), with Dr. Vinay Chamola, his research interests also includes IoT, network security, blockchain, machine learning, and operating systems.

Gaurang has co-organiser of “AI and Blockchain-Enabled Secure and Privacy-Preserving Air and Ground Smart Vehicular Networks (SVNs)” workshops at IEEE INFOCOM, 2022 and IEEE Globecom 2021. He is also serving as TPC memeber for IEEE INFOCOM,2022, IEEE Globecom Workshop, 2021, and IEEE ICI Conference, 2022.

Gaurang has received “Best Scholar Award” by International Research Awards on Science, Health and Engineering and Distinguished Scientist Fellow nomination from King Saud University. He also serves as a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). He has been a member of STEM Ambassador, United Kingdom, and a participant of IEEE Sensors and IEEE Systems Council.

He has authored more than 25 publications in top-tier conferences and journals such as IEEE Network Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE INFOCOM, etc. He is also an invited reviewer for over 15 journals and conferences like IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Systems Journal, etc.