Dr. Debanjan Sadhya

Dr. Debanjan Sadhya

Designation: Assistant Professor

Department: Computer Science

Honour: Ph.D. (IIT-BHU)

Area of Interest: Biometric security and identification, Data privacy.

Office Phone : +91-751-2496341

Address: Room No - 213, Block F, ABV-IIITM Gwalior, Gwalior-474015 (M.P.)

Email: debanjan@iiitm.ac.in

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/debanjansadhya/


Dr. Debanjan Sadhya is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Atal Bihari Vajpayee - Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management Gwalior, India. Prior to this, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India for one and a half years. He completed his Ph.D. from IIT(BHU), India in the area of biometric encryption in 2017. Before this, he completed his Master's (M-Tech, Specialization - Wireless Communication and Computing) from IIIT-Allahabad, India in 2013, and Bachelor's (B-Tech, Specialization - Computer Science and Engg.) from WBUT, India in 2010. His main areas of interest include biometrics, information security, data privacy, and cryptography. He has been a member of IEEE since 2015.



Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior, February 2019 to present.

Post Doctoral Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, July 2017 to February 2019.


Academic Credentials

Ph.D.: Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), 2017.

M.Tech.: Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad,  2013.

B.Tech.: West Bengal University of Technology, West Bengal, 2010.


Sponsored Projects

Title: Design of privacy-preserving and efficient mechanisms for handling heterogeneous biometric data in the context of Aadhaar

Role: Principal Investigator (PI)

Funding Agency: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India

File Number: SRG/2021/000051

Grant Amount: Rs. 15.08 lakhs

Duration: 2 years


Title: Identifying privacy risks due to contact tracing during COVID-19 and their mitigation

Role: Principal Investigator (PI)

Funding Agency: Technology Innovation and Incubation Center (TIIC), ABV-IIITM Gwalior (under TIDE 2.0 Scheme)

File Number: TIIC/COVID-19/CFP/28

Grant Amount: Rs. 3.50 lakhs

Duration: 1 year


List of Publications



  1. Debanjan Sadhya, Bodhi Chakraborty, "Quantifying the Effects of Anonymization Techniques over Micro-databases'', IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, 2022. DOI: 10.1109/TETC.2022.3141754

  2. Joy Brahma, Debanjan Sadhya, "Preserving Contextual-Privacy for Smart home IoT devices with Dynamic Traffic Shaping'', IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2021. DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2021.3126453

  3. Gaurav Yadav, Santosh Singh Rathore, Debanjan Sadhya, ''Named entity recognition for weather domain text in Hindi'', International Journal of Swarm Intelligence, 2021. DOI: 10.1504/IJSI.2021.118623

  4. Debanjan Sadhya, Utkarsh Utsav, Zahid Akhtar, ''Generation of Cancelable Locality Sampled Codes from Facial Images'', IET Biometrics, 2021. DOI: 10.1049/bme2.12016

  5. Ashish Sharma, Nikita Sharma, Yatharth Saxena, Anuraj Singh, Debanjan Sadhya, ''Benchmarking Deep Neural Network Approaches for Indian Sign Language Recognition'', Neural Computing and Applications, 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s00521-020-05448-8

  6. Debanjan Sadhya, Kanjar De, Balasubramanian Raman, Partha Pratim Roy, ''Efficient Extraction of Consistent Bit Locations from Binarized Iris Features'', Expert Systems With Applications, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2019.112884

  7. Debanjan Sadhya, Sanjay Kumar Singh, ''A Comprehensive Survey of Unimodal Facial Databases in 2D and 3D Domains'', Neurocomputing, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.neucom.2019.05.045

  8. Debanjan Sadhya, Kanjar De, Balasubramanian Raman, Partha Pratim Roy, ''Development of a Clustering Based Fusion Framework for Locating the Most Consistent IrisCodes Bits'', Information Sciences, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.ins.2019.04.001

  9. Debanjan Sadhya, Balasubramanian Raman, ''Generation of Cancelable Iris Templates via Randomized Bit Sampling'', IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, 2019. DOI: 10.1109/TIFS.2019.2907014

  10. Amit, Balasubramanian Raman, Debanjan Sadhya, ''Dynamic Texture recognition using Local Tetra Pattern - Three Orthogonal Planes (LTrP-TOP)'', The Visual Computer, 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s00371-019-01643-4

  11. Debanjan Sadhya, Sanjay Kumar Singh, ''Design of a cancelable biometric template protection scheme for fingerprints based on Cryptographic hash functions", Multimedia Tools and Applications, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s11042-017-5095-x

  12. Debanjan Sadhya, Sanjay Kumar Singh, ''Construction of a Bayesian Decision Theory Based Secure Multimodal Fusion Framework for Soft Biometric Traits", IET Biometrics, 2017. DOI: 10.1049/iet-bmt.2017.0049

  13. Debanjan Sadhya, Sanjay Kumar Singh, ''Privacy risks ensuing from crossmatching among databases: A case study for soft biometrics", Information Processing Letters, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.ipl.2017.08.001

  14. Debanjan Sadhya and Sanjay Kumar Singh, ''Providing robust security measures to Bloom filter based biometric template protection schemes'', Computers & Security, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.cose.2017.02.013

  15. Debanjan Sadhya, Sanjay Kumar Singh, Bodhi Chakraborty, ''Review of keybinding-based biometric data protection schemes'', IET Biometrics, 2016. DOI: 10.1049/iet-bmt.2015.0035

  16. Debanjan Sadhya, Sanjay Kumar Singh, ''Privacy preservation for soft biometrics based multimodal recognition system'', Computers & Security, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.cose.2016.01.003



  1. Himanshi Kalra, Abhishek Pratap Singh, Debanjan Sadhya, "Anomaly detection in Border Gateway Protocol using supervised machine learning'', 3rd IEEE Bombay Section Signature Conference (IBSSC), India, 2021. DOI: 10.1109/IBSSC53889.2021.9673281

  2. Divya, Sunil Kumar, Debanjan Sadhya, Santosh Singh Rathore, "Efficient Text Normalization via Hybrid Bi-directional LSTM'', 3rd IEEE Bombay Section Signature Conference (IBSSC), India, 2021. DOI: 10.1109/IBSSC53889.2021.9673310

  3. Himanshu Choudhary, Debanjan Sadhya, Vinal Patel, "Automatic Speaker Verification using Gammatone Frequency Cepstral Coefficients'', 8th International Conference on Signal Processing & Integrated Networks (SPIN), India, 2021. DOI: 10.1109/SPIN52536.2021.9566150

  4. Arun Negi, Santosh Singh Rathore, Debanjan Sadhya, "USB Keypress Injection Attack Detection via Free-Text Keystroke Dynamics'', 8th International Conference on Signal Processing & Integrated Networks (SPIN), India, 2021. DOI: 10.1109/SPIN52536.2021.9566083

  5. Nishant Raj, Debanjan Sadhya, "Securing Biometric Data over Cloud via Shamir's Secret Sharing", 5th IAPR International Conference on Computer Vision & Image Processing (CVIP), India, 2020. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-16-1086-8_25

  6. Saurabh Mishra, Debanjan Sadhya, "LiARX: A lightweight cipher based on the LTS design strategy of ARX", 16th International Conference on Information Systems Security (ICISS), India, 2020. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-65610-2_2

  7. Saloni Nanwate, Debanjan Sadhya, "Similarity Attack on Cancelable Biometric Templates using Particle Swarm Optimization", IEEE International Conference on Computing, Power and Communication Technologies (GUCON), India, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/GUCON48875.2020.9231257

  8. Sanyam Rajpal, Debanjan Sadhya, Kanjar De, Partha Pratim Roy, Balasubramanian Raman, ''EAI-NET: Effective and Accurate Iris Segmentation Network'', 8th International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence (PReMI), India, 2019. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-34869-4_48

  9. Debanjan Sadhya, Zahid Akhtar, Dipankar Dasgupta, ''A Locality Sensitive Hashing Based Approach for Generating Cancelable Fingerprints Templates'', 10th IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications, and Systems (BTAS), USA, 2019. DOI: 10.1109/BTAS46853.2019.9185991

  10. Debanjan Sadhya, Bodhi Chakraborty, ''A Quantitative Study of Attribute-based Correlation in Micro-databases and its Effects on Privacy'', 24th Australasian Conference on Information Security and Privacy (ACISP), New Zealand, 2019. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-21548-4_37

  11. Debanjan Sadhya, Akshay Agarwal, Balasubramanian Raman, ''Perfectly Secure Shamir's Secret Sharing Scheme for Privacy Preserving Image Processing Over Cloud'', 11th Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing (ICVGIP), India, 2018. DOI: 10.1145/3293353.3293360

  12. Anjali Gautam, Debanjan Sadhya, Balasubramanian Raman, ''A Modified FCM Based Brain Lesion Segmentation Scheme for Medical Images'', 3rd IAPR International Conference on Computer Vision & Image Processing (CVIP), India, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-32-9291-8_13

  13. Bodhi Chakraborty, Debanjan Sadhya, Shekhar Verma, Krishna Pratap Singh, ''Information Theoretic Analysis of Privacy in a Multiple Query-Response Based Differentially Private Framework'', International Conference on Communication, Networks and Computing (CNC), 2018, India. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-2372-0_23

  14. Debanjan Sadhya, Ankit Gautam, Sanjay Kumar Singh, ''Performance Comparison of Some Face Recognition Algorithms on Multi-covariate Facial Databases'', 4th International Conference on Image Information Processing (ICIIP), India, 2017. DOI: 10.1109/ICIIP.2017.8313741

  15. Debanjan Sadhya, Bodhi Chakraborty, Sanjay Kumar Singh, ''Capturing the Effects of Attribute-Based Correlation on Privacy in Micro-databases", 14th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT), Spain, 2017. DOI: 10.5220/0006417504300436

  16. Debanjan Sadhya, Parth Pahariya, Rishi Yadav, Apoorv Rastogi, Ayush Kumar, Lakshya Sharma, Sanjay Kumar Singh, ''BioSoft - A Multimodal Biometric Database Incorporating Soft Traits'', 3rd IEEE International Conference on Identity, Security and Behavior Analysis (ISBA), India, 2017. DOI: 10.1109/ISBA.2017.7947693

  17. Debanjan Sadhya, Sanjay Kumar Singh, ''An Improved and Robust Fusion Framework for Soft Biometric Traits'', IEEE UP Section Conference on Electrical Computer and Electronics (UPCON), India, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/UPCON.2015.7456718



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