Dr Prosanta Gope

Lecturer in Computer Science (Cyber Security)

Faculty of Science and Engineering


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Dr Gope previously working as a research fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore.

He was associated with two research projects, NETS and NUS-Singtel Cyber Security Project, which were funded by Singapore's Ministry of Defence, the Singtel telecoms company, and the Prime Minister's Office.

Dr Gope has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in several reputable international journals and conferences, and has four patents.

He received the Distinguished PhD Scholar Award from the National Cheng Kung University in 2014. He is currently an Editor of the IEEE Sensors Journal, the Security and Communication Networks Journal, and  the Mobile Information Systems journal. 


Research Interests

  • Lightweight and anonymous authentication

  • Authenticated encryption

  • Access control

  • Security in mobile communication

  • Cloud security

  • Healthcare security

  • Security in the 'internet of things' (IOT)

  • Radio-frequency identification (RFID) security

  • Security in wireless sensor networks (WSN)

  • Quantum cryptography

  • Security in smart grids

  • Hardware security of IoT devices


Gope P, Lee J and Quek T Q S, 'Lightweight and Practical Anonymous Authentication Protocol for RFID Systems Using Physically Unclonable Functions', IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, vol 13(11), pp 2831-2843 (2018)

Gope P and Hwang T, 'A Realistic Lightweight Anonymous Authentication Protocol for Securing Real-time Application Data Access in Wireless Sensor Networks', IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol 63(11), pp 7124-7132 (2016)

Gope P and Sikdar B, 'Privacy-Aware Authenticated Key Agreement Scheme for Secure Smart Grid Communication', IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2018.2844403 (2018)

Gope P and Hwang T, 'Lightweight and Energy Efficient Mutual Authentication and Key Agreement Scheme with User Anonymity for Secure Communication in Global Mobility Networks', IEEE Systems Journal, vol 10(4), pp 1370-1379 (2016)

Gope P and Sikdar B, 'An Efficient Data Aggregation Scheme for Privacy-Friendly Dynamic Pricing-based Billing and Demand-Response Management in Smart Grids', IEEE Internet of Things Journal, DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2018.2833863 (2018)

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Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (2015)

  • MTech Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India (2009)

  • BTech Computer Science and Engineering, West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata, India (2006)

External roles

  • Associate Editor of the IEEE Sensors Journal

  • Associate Editor of the Security and Communication Networks Journal

  • Associate Editor of the Mobile Information Systems journal

Awards and accolades

Distinguished PhD Scholar Award, National Cheng Kung University, for his outstanding research performance (2014)

Professional highlights

Since 2012, worked on several areas of network and information security and cryptography, designing various lightweight authenticated encryption modes and lightweight and anonymous authentication protocols for wireless communication security.

Published more than 30 SCI-index papers in reputable journals such as IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (Impact Factor 7.1), IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (Impact Factor 4.33), IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (Impact Factor 6.64), IEEE IoT Journal (Impact Factor 7.58), IEEE Systems Journal (Impact Factor 3.88), IEEE Sensors Journal (Impact Factor 2.5), Computer and Security (Elsevier) (Impact Factor 2.6), Journal of Network and Computer Applications (Elsevier) (Impact Factor 2.17).

Filed four patents (one in the US, one in Taiwan and two in Singapore)