Dr. Anil Saini

Scientist

Work Email: anil@ceeri.res.in
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Research Interest

Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, IoT Security,  Blockchain Technology, Cloud Computing.

Academic Details

Ph.D in Computer Science and Engineering (2016)
Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Supervisors: Prof. Manoj Singh Gaur, Director, IIT Jammu, India and Prof. Vijay Laxmi, Professor, MNIT, Jaipur.

M.E. in Software Systems (2010)
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan, India

B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering (2007)
M.B.M Engineering College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

Polytechnic Diploma in Computer Science and Engineering (2004)
B.T.T.I, Pilani, Rajasthan, India.

Professional Career

Research

  • Scientist (Feb 2016 – Present), CSIR-CEERI, Pilani, India

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (June 2016 – Present),  in Engineering Sciences, Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR), India
  • Assistant Professor (June 2015 – Dec 2015), Manipal University, Jaipur, India.
  • Project Faculty (Dec 2010 – Dec 2011),  in Information Security Education and Awareness, MeiTY at MNIT, Jaipur.

Administrative

  • IT Infrastructure Head, CSIR-CEERI, Pilani.
  • AI Computation Facility, Coordinator, CSIR-CEERI, Pilani.

R&D Projects (As PI/CoPI/Activity Leader)

Industry Funded Projects

  1. Document Image Enhancement to boost Existing OCR Performance.
    Industry Sponsored Project: Cognizant Technologies Solution, Pvt. Ltd.
    Project Budget: Rs. 25 Lakhs.
    Duration: 2017-2018 (9 Months.)
  2. Detection and Mitigation of Sybil Attack Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs)
    Industry Sponsored Project: Cognizant Technologies Solution, Pvt. Ltd
    Participating Institute: CSIR-4PI
    Project Budget: Rs. 12.0 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Duration: 2018-2020 (18 Months)

Government Agencies Sponsored Projects

  1.  AI Computational Facility Center
    R&D Project Funded by: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India
    Project Budget: Rs. 309.44 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Duration: 2018-2020 (2 Yrs.)
  2. Intelligent Biometric Authentication System: “Financial Transaction and Access control” as use-case
    R&D Project Funded by: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India
    Project Budget: Rs. 36 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Participating Institute: CSIR-4PI
    Duration: 2018-2020 (2 Yrs.)
  3. Development of Technologies for Connected Vehicular Security and its Application to Healthcare as a Proof-of-concept.
    R&D Project Funded by: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India
    Project Budget: Rs. 68 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Participating Institute: CSIR-4PI
    Duration: 2018 – 2020 (2 Yrs.)
  4. OncoMechanics: Software & Diagnostic Tool for Cancer-related Predictions and Drug Target Screening
    R&D Project Funded by: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India
    Project Budget: Rs. 51.82 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Participating Institute: CSIR-NCL
    Duration: 2018-2020 (2 Yrs.)
  5. Design and development of remote 3D Virtual Reality (VR) system framework with cloud connectivity for Heritage Structures
    R&D Project Funded: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India
    Project Budget: Rs. 100 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Duration: 2018 – 2020 (2 Yrs.)
  6. Information Access from Document Images of Indian Language
    R&D Project Funded by: Meity, Govt. of India
    Project Budget: Rs. 80.0 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Duration: 2017-2021 (3 Yrs.)

R&D Projects (As Team Member)

  1. Security and Surveillance
    R&D Project Funded by: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India
    Project Budget: Rs. 300 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Duration: 2018-2020
  2. Data Analytics of Air Quality Monitoring System
    R&D Project Funded by: Indo-Taiwan CSIR-ITRI Joint Project
    Duration: 2018-2020
  3. Behavioural Video and Audio Analytics System
    Sponsored Research Project Funded by: United White Metals Limited, Mumbai – 400101, India.
    Project Budget: Rs. 196.12 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Participating Institutes: CSIR-CEERI Pilani and Comm-IT Israel
    Duration: 2017 – 2019
  4. Design of Cloud-based Monitoring System for Milk Supply Chain Management.
    R&D Project Funded by: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India
    Duration: 2018 – 2019

Publications

  • Sharma, Manoj, Avinash Upadhyay, Ajay Pratap Singh, Megh Makwana, Swati Bhugra, Brejesh Lall, Santanu Chaudhury, and Anil Sain. “Gradually Growing Residual and Self-attention Based Dense Deep Back Projection Network for Large Scale Super-Resolution of Image”. International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence, Tezpur University, 2019.
  • Sharma, Manoj, Megh Makwana, Avinash Upadhyay, Ajay Pratap Singh, Anuj Badhwar, Akkshita Trivedi, Anil Saini and Santanu Chaudhury. “Robust Image Colorization Using Self Attention Based Progressive Generative Adversarial Network”. IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW), USA, 2019.
  • Anil Saini,  Shreyansh Sharma, Palash Jain, Vikash Sharma, Arvind Kumar Khandelwal. ” A secure priority vehicle movement based on blockchain technology in connected vehicles”.  International Conference on Security of Information and Networks, Sochi, Russia 2019.
  • Anil Saini, Manoj Singh Gaur, Vijay Laxmi, and Mauro Conti. “You Click I Steal: Analyzing and Detecting Click Hijacking Attacks in Web Pages.” International Journal of Information Security, 2018 (SCI)
  • Anil Saini, Manoj Singh Gaur, Vijay Laxmi, Mauro Conti., “Colluding Browser Extension Attack on User Privacy and its Implication for Web Browsers”, in Elsevier Computer and Security (SCI), 2016.
  • Anil Saini, Manoj Singh Gaur, Vijay Laxmi., “sandFOX: Secure Sandboxed and Isolated Environment for Firefox Browser”, International Conference on Security of Information and Networks. ACM, 2015.
  • Anil Saini, Manoj Singh Gaur, Vijay Laxmi, “Colluding Browser Extensions: A Threat to Banking Domains”, in 4th Doctoral Colloquium, 2014.
  • Anil Saini, Manoj Singh Gaur, Vijay Laxmi, Tushar Singhal and Mauro Conti, “Privacy Leakage Attacks in Browser by Colluding Extensions”, in proceeding of 10th International Conference on Information Security and Systems, 2014. Springer.
  • Anil Saini, Manoj Singh Gaur and Vijay Laxmi, “A Taxonomy of Browser Attacks”, Book Chapter- Handbook of Research on Digital Crime, Cyberspace Security, and Information Assurance, IGI-Global, 2014.
  • Anil Saini, Manoj Singh Gaur and Vijay Laxmi, “Modeling Clickjacking Attacks”, Poster- SIS-SNDA-2013 at BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
  • Anil Saini, Manoj Singh Gaur and Vijay Laxmi, “The Darker Side of Firefox Extensions”, in proceeding of 6th International Conference on on Security of Information and Networks, SIN ’13, pages 316–320, Turkey. ACM.
  • Anil Saini, Manoj Singh Gaur and Vijay Laxmi, “Towards Understanding Browser Behavior using API Calls”, in DEFCON-Kerala Hacking Conference, 2013.