Dr Priyanka Verma

B.Eng, M.Tech, PhD

Contact Details

SMART 4.0 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow
IDA Business Park
University of Galway
M: +353894086776
E: priyanka.verma@universityofgalway.ie
Marie Curie Fellow
E: priyanka.verma@nuigalway.ie


Priyanka Verma is a Research Fellow at the University of Galway's Data Science Institute, funded under the competitive SMART 4.0 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action. Her main areas of research are focused on novel cybersecurity methods to detect and mitigate attacks in smart manufacturing systems, and to develop innovative security solutions for such systems against cyber threats.

Priyanka received her PhD from the ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management (an Institution of National Importance), and a first class Master's degree from the State Technological University of Madhya Pradesh (NAAC Grade A University), for which she was ranked 1st in her class.

Priyanka has significant teaching experience, most recently as an Assistant Professor at the Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology. While there, she taught on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at university level. As well as speaking at national/international workshops and conferences over the years, she has also taught at ABV-IIITM in India as a teaching assistant during her PhD.

In addition, Priyanka has published multiple scientific contributions in journals and conferences, and her citation record has been on an upward trend, with an increased number of citations so far this year. She has also spoken about cybersecurity in various conferences and workshops and public events, including a number of talks at both academic and industry events. In her academic and teaching career, she has received various awards and has been appreciated by both her students and colleagues for her dedication and high quality work.

Priyanka has been working in the USS research group at the Data Science Institute, Priyanka also supervises projects, students and interns in her domain of expertise, which aligns to the "Excellence" priority of the University of Galway's 2020-2025 Strategy: "Realising potential through data and enabling technologies / advanced computing platforms and services", and its associated activities in the national Confirm SFI Centre for Smart Manufacturing.

Adjunct Lecturer at University of Galway; Awardee of Young Scientist; Member IEEE; Life Member IETE

Research Interests

Industry 4.0, Cloud Security, Distributed Systems, Machine Learning, AI Applications

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2021 Young Scientist Award MPCST, India
2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action Fellow European Union
2015 SRIJAN Award MPCST, India
2015 Recipient of PhD Scholarship Ministry of HRD, Government of India
2014 Achiever of the Month Sagar Group of Institutions
2011 Achiever of the Quarter Achiever Zensoft Technologies Private Limited, India
2011 Recipient of Postgraduate Scholarship Ministry of HRD, Government of India

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
IEEE Member 01-JAN-14 /
IETE Life Member 01-MAR-20 /


  Patent Number Title Granted
201721003190 Cobweb cleaning broom with non-electric rotating head for effective cleaning


  Committee Function From / To
International Conference on Advanced Network Technologies and Intelligent Computing (ANTIC-2022) Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member 22-DEC-22 / 24-DEC-22
ABV-IEEE Student Branch Program Committee Head 03-JUN-19 / 31-AUG-20
Student Gyan Movement Teacher 03-AUG-15 / 31-JUL-17
ICIREMPS 2K15 Printing & Publicity 25-FEB-15 / 28-JAN-23
ICIREMPS 2K14 Printing & Publicity 21-FEB-14 / 23-JAN-23
Youth Cell of AWGP Volunteer 10-MAR-11 / 14-JUL-15


  Employer Position From / To
ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, India Teaching Assistant 15-JUL-15 / 25-MAY-18
College of Science & Engineering, University of Galway Adjunct Lecturer 01-MAY-23 /
Anglia Ruskin University Academic Visitor 02-MAY-16 / 10-JUN-16
Zensoft Technologies Private Limited Educator 01-JUL-10 / 29-JUL-11
University of Galway Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow - SMART 4.0 01-FEB-22 /
University Institute of Technology, RGPV, India Lecturer 12-AUG-11 / 31-MAY-12
SIRT, India Assistant Professor 01-AUG-14 / 14-JUL-15
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, India Assistant Professor 26-AUG-20 / 28-JAN-22


  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2014 Rajiv Gandhi Prodyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, India M.Eng. Computer Science & Engineering
2020 ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management PhD Information Technology / Cloud Security
2010 Rajiv Gandhi Prodyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, India B.Eng. Computer Science & Engineering
2022 MIT Professional Education Professional Education Leadership & Innovation



Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Teaching (e.g. Service learning / comunity based learning) Student Gyan Movement 01-SEP-15 / 29-JUN-18


  Journal Role
Wireless Personal Communications Reviewer
Arabian Journal For Science And Engineering Reviewer
Cluster Computing-The Journal Of Networks Software Tools And Applications Reviewer

Other Activities


WORKSHOP & TRAINING PROGRAMS -Online Training on Research Integrity offered by Oxford University Press. -E-Workshop on Recent Advancements in Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things organized by NIT Hamirpur. - ISEA Workshop on Selected Advanced Topics in Cryptography at IISc Banglore. - International Research Workshop on Cloud Computing (RWCC-2015) at JNU Delhi. - Workshop on Big Data Benchmarks (WBDB-2015) conducted by ISI Delhi. - Workshop on Cyber Physical System at IIT Hyderabad. - Workshop on NS3 at ABV-IIITM Gwalior. - Short Term Training Program on NS-2 at MANIT Bhopal. - Workshop on Digital Forensics (DIGFORENSIC-2016) at ABV-IIITM Gwalior. - Workshop on Deep Learning and Applications at ABV-IIITM Gwalior (Volun- teer). - Online FDP on advance optimization techniques and hands-on with MATLAB/SCILAB jointly organized under E & ICT academies by MeitY, GoI. - Online Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Data Analytics organized by MITS, Gwalior.

Teaching Interests

Over my years of teaching, I taught many subject of Computer Scince & Engineering / Information Technology stream which includes:

Computer System Organization,
Cryptography, Digital Image Processing, Compiler Design, Python Programming, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Computer & Network Security, Data Communication, Analysis and Design of Algorithm, Data Structure, Theory of Computation, Basic Computer Engineering, Operating Systems