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Karan Mitra is an Associate Professor at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. He received his Dual-badge Ph.D. from Monash University, Australia and Luleå University of Technology in 2013. He received his MIT (MT) and a PGradDipDigComm from Monash University in 2008 and 2006, respectively. He received his BIS (Hons.) from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India in 2004. His research interests include quality of experience modelling and prediction, context-aware computing, cloud computing and mobile and pervasive computing systems. From January 2012 to December 2013 he worked as a researcher at CSIRO, Canberra, Australia. He is a member of the IEEE and ACM. He is serving as an associate editor for ACM Computing Surveys.

Karan Mitra är docent vid Luleå tekniska universitet, Sverige. Han fick sin Dual-badge Ph.D. från Monash University, Australien och Luleå tekniska universitet 2013. Han fick sin MIT (MT) och en PGradDipDigComm från Monash University 2008 respektive 2006. Han fick sin BIS (Hons.) från Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, Indien 2004. Hans forskningsintressen inkluderar kvalitet på erfarenhetsmodellering och förutsägelse, kontextmedveten datoranvändning, molnberäkning och mobila och genomgripande datorsystem. Från januari 2012 till december 2013 arbetade han som forskare vid CSIRO, Canberra, Australien. Han är medlem i IEEE och ACM. Han tjänstgör som associerad redaktör för ACM Computing Surveys.

Email: karan[dot]mitra[at]ltu[dot]se

Skype: karanmitra

Links: Research page and list of publicationsResearchGate Profile; LinkedIn and my university page.

My current research focusses on Cloud and mobile Cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT),  heterogeneous access networks and Quality of Experience (QoE).

  1. Cloud and  Mobile Cloud Computing
    • Cloud performance benchmarking, diagnosis and prediction
    • Cloud orchestration
    • Simulation tools for Clouds
    • Developing mobile Cloud computing systems that offer seamless application continuity while users roam in HANs
  2. Quality of Experience
    • Methods for QoE modeling, measurement and prediction
    • Proactive QoE provisioning in HANs and Cloud systems
  3. Internet of Things
    • Distributed data storage and processing, for example, using edge computing
    • Sensor discovery and annotation mechanisms
    • Context-aware reasoning and adaptation

Latest News

  • [Co-chair for PhD Forum] at IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management 2023.
  • [TPC] CCNC 2023
  • [Accepted article] K. Fizza, A. Banerjee, P.P. Jayaraman, N. Auluck, R. Ranjan, K. Mitra; D. Georgakopoulos, “A Survey on Evaluating the Quality of Autonomic Internet of Things Applications,” in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 2022, doi: 10.1109/COMST.2022.3205377.
  • [Accepted paper] H.S. Rossi, N. Ögren, K. Mitra, I. Cotanis, C. Åhlund, and P. Johansson, “Subjective Quality of Experience Assessment in Mobile Cloud Games,” in Proceedings of the 2022 IEEE Global Communications Conference (IEEE Globecom).
  • Contribution to ITU-T standards with Infovista regarding QoE in mobile cloud games.
  • [27th Nov. 2021] Serving as an Associate Editor for ACM Computing Surveys.
  • Paper titled “Smart Contract Design Considerations for SLA Compliance Assessment in the Context of IoT,” in The 2021 IEEE International Conference on Smart Internet of Things (IEEE SmartIoT2021), selected for (Best paper candidate award)
  • [29th Oct. 2021] Dimitar defended his PhD thesis titled: Quality of Experience in Industrial Internet of Things“!
  • Paper titled “Augmented Reality-Assisted Healthcare System for Caregivers in Smart Regions,” (Recieved the best paper award)
  • [Accepted paper] A. Alzubaidi, K. Mitra, P. Patel, E. Solaiman,“Smart Contract Design Considerations for SLA Compliance Assessment in the Context of IoT,” in The 2021 IEEE International Conference on Smart Internet of Things (IEEE SmartIoT2021).
  • [Accepted paper] D. Minovski, C. Åhlund, K. Mitra, I. Cotanis, “Anomaly Detection for Discovering Performance Degradation in Cellular IoT Services,” in The 46th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN).
  • [2nd June 2021] mid-term PhD opponent for Kazi Masum Sadique at Stockholm University.
  • Serving as PC chair for 2021 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things Melbourne, Australia.
  • Serving as a TPC member for IEEE Cloud 2021 and IEEE CCNC 2022.
  • U. Demirbaga, Z. Wen, A. Noor, K. Mitra, K. Alwasel, S. Garg, A. Y. Zomaya, R. Ranjan, “AutoDiagn: An Automated Real-time DiagnosisFramework for Big Data Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2021.
  • Ayman Noor, my PhD student with Prof. Rajiv Ranjan at Newcastle University passed his viva.
  • A new book titled: Handbook of Integration of Cloud Computing, CyberPhysical Systems and Internet of Thingsis published by Springer.
  •  K Fizza, A Banerjee, K Mitra, PP Jayaraman, R Ranjan, P Patel, QoE in IoT: a vision, survey and future directions,” Discover Internet of Things 1 (1), 1-14, 2021.
  • A. Alzubaidi, K. Mitra, P. Patel, E. Solaiman,A Blockchain-based Approach for Assessing Compliance with SLA-guaranteed IoT Services,” In Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Smart Internet of Things (SmartIoT), 14-16 August 2020, Beijing, China (pp. 213-230). IEEE(Best paper candidate award)