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Professional Life in a Nutshell

[’18-Present] Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, UK.
[’20-Present] Fellow HEA, Higher Education Academy, UK.
[’19-Present] IEEE Senior Member
[’19-Present] BCS Professional Member
[’18-Present] Associate Editor, IET Intelligent Transport System
[’18-Present] Associate Editor, Springer EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communication and Networking
[’19-Present] Associate Editor, MDPI Sensors, and MDPI Electronics

[’17-’18] Research Associate (equivalent to Senior Lecturer), Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

[’15-’17] Postdoctoral Research Fellow (equivalent to Lecturer), University of Technology (UTM), Malaysia
[’12-’15] PhD on Internet of Connected Vehicles, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India
[’10-’12] MTech in Computer Science and Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India 
[’00-’03] BSc in Computer Science, Ghansidas Central University, Bilaspur, Chattisgarh, India
[2000] HSC in Mathematics, M.P. State-Merit Rank Holder, 83%, MP Board, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India


Omprakash Kaiwartya is currently working at the Department of Computer Science,  Nottingham Trent University (NTU), UK as a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for MSc Engineering (Electronics). Previously, he was a Research Associate (equivalent to Senior Lecturer) in the Department of Computer and Information Science at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK, where, he was working on a European Union project. Prior to this, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow (equivalent to Lecturer) in the Faculty of Computing, University of Technology (UTM), Malaysia. Before moving to Malaysia, he completed his BSc in Computer Science from Guru Ghansidas Central University, Bilaspur Chhattisgarh, India and Master’s combined Ph.D. Degree from School of Computer and Systems Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. Overall, he has authored/co-authored over 100 international publications including IEEE Journal articles, Conference Proceedings, Book Chapters, and books. Dr. Omprakash’s research interest focuses on Cyber Security in Connected Systems for diverse domain areas including Transport, Healthcare, and Industrial Production. His recent scientific contributions are on Internet of Connected Vehicles (IoV), E-Mobility, Electronic Vehicles Charging Management (EV), Internet of Healthcare Things (IoHT), Smart use case implementation of Sensor Networks, and Next Generation Wireless Communication Technologies (6G and Beyond).

Furthermore, Omprakash is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), IEEE Senior member and BCS Professional member. He has served as a TPC Member or Reviewer in 100+ International Conferences and Workshops including IEEE Globecom, IEEE ICC, IEEE CCNC, IEEE ICNC, IEEE VTC, IEEE INFOCOM, ACM CoNEXT, ACM MobiHoc, ACM SAC, and many more. Furthermore, he has been reviewing papers for 30+ International Journals including IEEE Magazines on Wireless Communications, Networks, Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Sensors Letters, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Vehicular Technologies, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Big Data, and Mobile Computing. Moreover, Omprakash has been an editorial member of various Special Issues with top-ranked journals in Communication Society and serving as an Associate Editor of IET Intelligent Transport Systems, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Springer, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communication and Networking, MDPI Electronics, Ad-Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks, and KSII Transactions on Internet & Information Systems.
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Research Interest

  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Cyber Security and Protocol Providing 
  • Drone Enabled Networking: Security and Automation 
  • E-Mobility: EV Charging Network Security and Infrastructure Optimization  
  • IoT centric Next Generation Wireless Systems 

Research Grants (current & recently submitted)

  • £100K, 50/50 Match Funded Industrial Partnership Project (JMVL Ltd, and NTU),  “Cyber Security in Smart EV Charging Network”, 2022-25, PI
  • £25K, ECR Fund (NTU),  “DroNET-Cyber Security in Drone Enabled Networking”, 2022-22 (6-months), PI
  • £15K, British Council Seed Fund Project, (UK, and South Africa Collaboration),  “F4CJ-Farming for Climate Justice, Solidarity Networks in South Africa, Significance and Role of IoT”, 2021-22, PI (from UK side)
  • £120K, Innovate UK supported Postdoctoral research fellow Fund “E-Health Cyber-Physical Systems for Smart Cities”, in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, 2019-21, Co-PI
  • £180K, KTP project with Innovate UK, “Software-Defined Drone Traffic Management Systems”, NTU collaboration with industry partner JMVL ltd London (, 2020-2022, PI
  • £75K, “CanalPlus: Canal Enabled E-Mobility for Small Freight”, Innovate UK Geospatial call, NTU collaboration with industry partner CleanCar (, submitted, 4th Nov 2021, PI
  • £480K, “Hybrid Arts: Digitalization of traditional arts for mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable people in CVOID-19 disruptions”, in Collaboration with University of Derby and MHA (, UKRI COVID-19 call, submitted 25th Nov 2021, Co-PI
  • £50K SBRI Project call on Connected Vehicles, “TRACE: Secured Next Generation Self-Managed Inter-Connected Mobility”, NTU collaboration with University College London (UCL) and industry partner DONEEEN (, submitted, PI
  • £15K Strategic Research Fund, “DroNTU-Drone Research at NTU”, in collaboration with industry partner DONEEEN (, submitted March 2022, PI