Kalyan Nakka

Computer Science Ph.D. Student
Graduate Assistant - Research
SPIES Research Lab, Texas A&M University at College Station



I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Texas A&M University at College Station (TAMU). I am advised by Dr. Nitesh Saxena at SPIES research lab. My current research interest lies in the intersection of Deep Learning (DL) and Adversarial Machine Learning (AdvML) domains, with a slight use of Computational Geometry.

I received my M.S. degree (Thesis) from Texas A&M University at Kingsville (TAMUK) in 2023. At TAMUK, I had the oppurtunity to work with Dr. Habib M. Ammari at WiSeMAN Research Lab, on the problem of reliable and fault-tolerant coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks, and with Dr. Taesic Kim at CPPES Lab, on the problems pertaining to Cybersecurity of Smart Grid. Prior to this, I received my B.Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Dhanbad in 2016. Also, I'm a Mid-Senior level professional with 5 years of Software Engineering experience from 2016 to 2021.


2024.05.    One conference paper at ECCE'24 accepted.
2023.11.    One journal article in Elsevier AdHoc Networks accepted.
2023.10.    One conference paper at ISGT'24 accepted.
2023.08.    One journal article in Elsevier JPDC accepted.
2023.05.    One conference paper at ISCC'23 accepted.
2023.05.    I received the M.S. degree from EECS@TAMUK. I deeply appreciate all the support and help from my family, advisor, collaborators, and friends!
2023.05.    I was awarded the Distinguished Student Award from College of Graduate Studies, TAMUK. Many thanks for the acknowledgment.


Full publications on Google Scholar.

Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC)-Grade IEEE 2030.5 for Quantum Secure Distributed Energy Resources Networks

Kalyan Nakka, Seerin Ahmad, Taesic Kim, Logan Atkinson, Habib M. Ammari

ISGT'24: IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference

An Energy-Efficient Irregular Hexagonal Tessellation-based Approach for Connected k-Coverage in Planar Wireless Sensor Networks

Kalyan Nakka, Habib M. Ammari

Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks

k-CSqu: Ensuring Connected k-Coverage using Cusp Squares of Square Tessellation

Kalyan Nakka, Habib M. Ammari

Elsevier JPDC: Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing

Square Tessellation for Stochastic Connected k-Coverage in Planar Wireless Sensor Networks

Kalyan Nakka, Habib M. Ammari

ISCC'23: IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications

Experience & Education

Full CV in PDF.

Honors & Awards

2023.05.    Distinguished Student Award (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), TAMUK.
2022.10.    Research Assistant Scholarship (Fall'22 - Spr'23).
2022.08.    A&M's In-State Scholarship (Fall'22 - Spr'23).
2022.08.    Dean's Merit Scholarship (Fall'22 - Spr'23).
2021.08.    A&M's In-State Scholarship (Fall'21 - Spr'22).
2021.08.    Computer Science Graduate Scholarship (Fall'21 - Spr'22).
2021.08.    Rockwell International Scholarship (Fall'21 - Spr'22).
2018.01.    Insta Award, Infosys, India.
2015.10.    MCM Scholarship (Fall'15 - Spr'16).
2014.09.    MCM Scholarship (Fall'14 - Spr'15).
2013.10.    MCM Scholarship (Fall'13 - Spr'14).