Sasikumar Punnekkat, Professor

Sasikumar Punnekkat is a Professor in dependable software engineering at MDU and the leader of the Dependable Software Engineering research group. He has more than 15 years industrial experience as a scientist at the Indian Space research Organization, and was the Head of the Software test and reliability engineering. He was recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship and was awarded Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science by the University of York, UK in 1997 for his research on schedulability analysis of fault-tolerant systems. He was the Director of BITS-Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus during Mar 2015-Aug 2016. He is also a visiting researcher at Ericsson since April 2022, with funding from the SSF's strategic mobility program.

He has/had a lead role in many EU/National Projects such as InSecTT, SUCCESS, DAIS, ESCAPE-CD, DAISY, SIMCON, FORA, RETNET, Progress, Synopsis, FiC , SafeCoP and SafeCer. He was the coordinator of large EU-funded projects EUROWEB, EUROWEB+ and EURECA, for research and educational collaboration between Europe and Western Balkan/Asia. He was the program director of the Master Programs in Software Engineering at MDH (2004-2015). His research interests include multiple aspects of Real-time Systems, Dependability, and Software Engineering. Dr Sasikumar Punnekkat has over 160 research publications in international conferences and journals (including 6 best paper awards). He is a senior memebr of IEEE and had been member of several Program commitees such as ETFA, IS, QoSA, HASE, DATE, SRDS, QSIC, RTCSA, SRDS, EFTS, RTiS,CONSEG, QUATIC, CERTS.

Real-time systems, fault-tolerant computing, software engineering, functional safety, cyber security, software reliability, and software testing

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Latest publications:

InSecTT Technologies for the Enhancement of Industrial Security and Safety (Jun 2024)
Sasikumar Punnekkat, Tijana Markovic, Miguel Leon Ortiz, Björn Leander, Alireza Dehlaghi Ghadim, Per Erik Strandberg
Intelligent Secure Trustable Things, Studies in Computational Intelligence (SCI), Springer (SCI-INSECTT)

Modeling and Safety Analysis for Collaborative Safety-Critical Systems Using Hierarchical Colored Petri Nets (Jan 2024)
Nazakat Ali, Sasikumar Punnekkat, Abdul Rauf
Journal of Systems and Software (JSS)

A Systematic Review of β-factor Models in the Quantification of Common Cause Failures (Jan 2024)
Sirisha Bai Govardhan Rao, Julieth Patricia Castellanos Ardila, Sasikumar Punnekkat
Euromicro Conference Series on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA2023)

CAMP: A Hierarchical Cache Architecture for Multi-core Mixed Criticality Processors (Dec 2023)
Arun Sukumaran Nair , Geeta Patil , Biju Raveendran , Sasikumar Punnekkat
International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems (IJPEDS2024)

The Westermo network traffic data set (Oct 2023)
Per Erik Strandberg, David Söderman , Alireza Dehlaghi Ghadim, Miquel A. Ribot , Tijana Markovic, Sasikumar Punnekkat, David Buffoni
Data In Brief 23 (DIB 23)

Remaining Useful Life Estimation for Railway Gearbox Bearings Using Machine Learning (Sep 2023)
Lodiana Beqiri, Zeinab Bakhshi , Sasikumar Punnekkat, Antonio Cicchetti
5rd International Conference Reliability, Safety and Security of Railway Systems (RSS-RAIL-2023)

Project TitleStatus
ARRAY - Automation Region Research Academy active
CHESS finished
CONTESSE - Contract-Based Components for Embedded Software finished
DAIS - Distributed Artificial Intelligent Systems active
DAISY- Dependable Autonomous System of Systems active
DAVID - Development of an Autonomous VehIcle Demo on-hold
Efficient Safety in Complex Autonomous Production Environments - Concept Development active
ESCAPE - Efficient and effective functional safety for complex autonomous production systems finished
EURECA finished
EUROWEB - European Resaerch and Education Collaboration with Western Balkan finished
FIA - Strategic research into safety and security for the automation industry finished
FLEXI - Flexible Global Product Development and Integration finished
FORA - Fog Computing for Robotics and Industrial Automation finished
Future factories in the Cloud finished
Hi5 - A Holistic and Improved Infrastructure for Increased Industrial Impact of research finished
IDEAS - Innovation and Design for Euro-Asian Scholars finished
InSecTT: Intelligent Secure Trustable Things active
ISE - Industrial Software Engineering finished
ITS-EASY Post Graduate School for Embedded Software and Systems finished
OPEN-SME Open-Source, Software Reuse, Service for SMEs finished
PG-Dep-ET – Enabling Technologies for Evaluating/Ensuring Dependability finished
PG-Dep-FRAMES – Faults and Reliability Aware Methodologies for Efficient Scheduling finished
PG-Dep-PEARLS – Parameterized Evaluation of Attributes of Reliable Systems finished
PG-DEP-REMAP - Reliability Modeling and Analysis for Predictability Assurance finished
PROGRESS finished
RetNet - The European Industrial Doctorate Programme on Future Real-Time Networks finished
SafeCer - Safety Certification of Software-Intensive Systems with Reusable Components finished
SafeCOP - Safe Cooperating Cyber-Physical Systems using Wireless Communication finished
Safety Assurance in Continuous Deployment active
SAVE finished
SAVE++ finished
SoftIn - Introducing methods and tools for software development in small and medium-sized enterprises finished
SSpiia - Safety & Security in Process Industrial IT and Automation finished
SUCCESS: Safety assurance of Cooperating Construction Equipment in Semi-automated Sites finished
SYNOPSIS - Safety Analysis for Predictable Software Intensive Systems finished
TIMERS - Timing analysis, modeling and evaluation of RTS finished
TRYM: Trust your Metrics! active
V-trustEE finished
MSc theses supervised (or examined):
Thesis TitleStatus
Frequency and voltage scaling in real-time systems available
Development of a Common Architecture in the Context of Safety Critical Product Lines available
Development of a Concept for Cost Modeling for Safety Critical Product Lines available
Development of Concepts for Hazard Analysis and Traceability in Product Lines available
Master thesis - Fault Classification and Taxonomy available
Master Thesis - Fault Injection and Mutation Testing available
Reliability framework for distributed real-time systems available
Change Impact Analysis of testing Component Based Software selected
A study on effective Test-combinations for test coverage in product-line engineering of industrial systems in progress
Ensuring Reliability of software in Safety critical systems environment in progress
Implementation of a foreign system in SSP in progress
Virtual reality, presence and it's relaxing effects in progress
A failure behaviour analysis framework for Progress IDE finished
A framework for the analysis of failure behaviours in component-based model-driven development of dependable systems finished
A Mapping Study of Automation Support Tools for Unit Testing finished
A Software Engineering approach to Network Administration finished
Advanced Intranet Seach Engine finished
An Evaluation Framework on Telecommunication System Test Suites finished
An Investigation of the Dual Priority Scheduling Paradigm finished
Analyzing Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in open source products finished
Building high-security web applications finished
Challenges and Opportunities of Automating Performance Testing: An Industrial Case Study finished
Comparative Study of Web Application Development with SQL Server and Db4o finished
Cost and Efforts in Product Lines for Developing Safety Critical Products – An Empirical Study finished
Evaluating What Should Be Logged in a Real-Time System Using Log-Selection Strategies finished
Event-Based Messaging Architecture for Vehicular Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms finished
Graphical Approach for Variability Management in Safety-Critical Product Lines finished
Improvement of Search Engine in a Distributed Real-Estate Sales Management System Network finished
Master Thesis - Automatic Input domain definition for Test Design Techniques finished
Master Thesis - Comparing Applicability of Test Design Techniques for Telecom systems finished
Master Thesis - Comparing Test Design Techniques for Open Source Systems finished
Master Thesis - Global mobility optimization framework finished
Methods for Modeling of Product Lines for safety-critical systems finished
User Interface Test Automation and its Challenges in an Industrial Scenario finished
Development of a Concept for Cost Modeling for Safety Critical Product Lines on-hold
Intranet solutions for large companies using SharePoint on-hold