SI in MDPI Electronics on Vehicular Communications


SI in Wiley ETTT Journal on Internet of Connected Vehicles


SI in MDPI Applied Sciences on Soft Computing and Applications


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
[’10 – ’15] MTech + PhD in Computer Science & Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India
[’05 – ’08] MS in Computer Science (University Topper, 4th Semester), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India
[’00 – ’03] BS in Computer Science, Ghansidas Central University, Bilaspur, Chattisgarh, India
[2000] HSC in Mathematics, State-Merit Rank Holder, 83%, MP Board, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
[1998] HS in Science, 74%, SSM High School Sheorinarayan, Chhattisgarh, India

Biography

Omprakash Kaiwartya is currently working at the School of Science & Technology,  Nottingham Trent University (NTU), UK as a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for MSc Engineering (Electronics, Cybernetics & Communications). 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 involved in the gLINK, 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 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 Journal articles, Conference Proceedings, Book Chapters, and books. Dr. Omprakash’s research interest focuses on IoT centric smart environment for diverse domain areas including Transport, Healthcare, and Industrial Production. His recent scientific contributions are in 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

  • Drone Enabled Networking
  • E-Mobility Centric Electric Vehicles
  • IoT Enabled Smart Services
  • Connected Vehicles
  • Next Generation Wireless Systems  

Travel & Development Grants

  • £2.5K Professional research development fund, publications and conference visits, 2019-20, School of Science & Technology, Nottingham Trent University, PI
  • £3K, Newton research fund supported international travel grant “Electrification of Road Transport”, December 2018 (Tianjin University, China and Loughborough University, UK cooperation), PI
  • £2K, International collaboration development fund with UTS Australia and IIIT Delhi, June 2019, Funder: B11 unit, Nottingham Trent University, PI

Research Grants

  • £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
  • £166K, KTP project with Innovate UK, “Software-Defined Drone Traffic Management Systems”, NTU collaboration with industry partner JMVL ltd London (https://www.jmvl.co.uk/), submitted 2020, PI
  • £800K, Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM) funding “DECIDE: Data-Enabled Connected Infrastructure Development for E-Mobility”, NTU collaboration with industry partner CleanCar (https://cleancar.io/), submitted, 2020, PI
  • £900K, SBRI Project call on Clean Road Infrastructure “EV Charging Infrastructure Planning: Vehicular Dynamics and People-centric Optimization for Smart Cities”, NTU collaboration with industry partner Franklin Energy (https://franklinenergy.co.uk/), submitted 2020, PI
  • £500K 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 (https://donneeen.com/), submitted 2020, PI
  • 3.5M EURO, EU ERASMUS Funding “Sustainable Green Economies through Learning Innovation Networking and Knowledge Exchange (gLINK) “, at Northumbria University, UK,  2017-18, Key Researcher
  • £75K, [300k RM] Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), UTM Malaysia, “Enhancing Information Dissemination using Geometry based Approach in VANETs for Mobility as a Service (MaaS)”, July 2015-July 2016, Key Researcher
  • £50K, [200k RM] Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia Research Grant Scheme, UTM Malaysia, “IoT-Based Scalable Intelligent Central Control System for Nutrient Management in Recirculating Hydroponic Culture”, July 2016-July 2017, Key Researcher 
  • £25K, [2.5M Rs] Innovation Grant University Project (GUP-II), JNU, India “Green Wireless Communication for IoT”, July 2012-July 2015, Key Researcher