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My primary research interest is in the domain of Opportunistic Mobile Networks (OMNs), which are a variant of the Delay Tolerant Networks (DTNs). In my MS thesis, I attempted to explore some previously unaddressed issues in this context. In particular, I considered the effects of certain human aspects such as, innate intelligence and emotions, upon the performance of the network. As such, the otherwise mechanical nodes of a typical OMN evolve into supernodes, which are a combination of the mobile devices together with their human owner.

In my PhD thesis, I am exploring different avenues of content dissemation in OMNs. Recently, my proposed routing scheme for OMNs, SeeR, got accepted for publication in IEEE TMC, whereas, CHARM, a proposed scheme for content searching, has been published in IEEE CL.

Additionally, I have also worked a bit related to online education technologies. You would find a few such publications in IEEE WCM and some other conferences.


A list of my selected publications till date is as follows. Full-texts of some of the articles are available in ResearchGate.



  1. B. K. Saha, S. Misra, and S. Pal, “SeeR: Simulated Annealing-based Routing in Opportunistic Mobile Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, DOI: 10.1109/TMC.2017.2673842, 2017. Full text BibTeX
  2. S. Pal, B. K. Saha, and S. Misra, “Game Theoretic Analysis of Cooperative Message Forwarding in Opportunistic Mobile Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, DOI: 10.1109/TCYB.2016.2611686, 2017. BibTeX
  3. B. K. Saha and S. Misra, “Named Content Searching in Opportunistic Mobile Networks,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 20, no. 10, pp. 2067–2070, October 2016. BibTeX
  4. B. K. Saha, S. Misra, and S. Pal, “Utility-based Exploration for Performance Enhancement in Opportunistic Mobile Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 1310–1322, April 2016. Full text BibTeX
  5. S. Misra, S. Pal, and B. K. Saha, “Distributed information- based cooperative strategy adaptation in opportunistic mobile networks,” IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 724–737, March 2015. Full text BibTeX
  6. S. Misra and B. K. Saha, “On Emotional Aspects in Mission-Oriented Opportunistic Networks,” IET Networks, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 228–234, September 2014. BibTeX
  7. B. K. Saha and S. Misra, “Effects of Heterogeneity on the Performance of Pocket Switched Networks,” IET Networks, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 110–118, June 2014. Full text BibTeX
  8. B. K. Saha, S. Misra, and M. S. Obaidat, “A web-based integrated environment for simulation and analysis with NS-2,” IEEE Wireless Communications, vol.20, no.4, pp.109–115, August 2013. (Feature article) Full text BibTeX
  9. S. Maity, S. Saha, Sk Sahnawaj, B. K. Saha, and C. T. Bhunia, “Pre-emptive dynamic source routing: a repaired backup approach and stability based DSR with multiple routes,” Journal of Computing and Information Technology, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 91–99, 2008. Full text BibTeX


  1. S. Pal, S. Misra, and B. K. Saha, “Rock-Scissors-Paper cycle of cooperation strategies in Opportunistic Mobile Networks,” in Proc. of 2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC), pp.1062–1066, 9-13 June 2013. BibTeX
  2. B. K. Saha and S. Misra, “Could Human Intelligence Enhance Communication Opportunities in Mission-Oriented Opportunistic Networks?” in Proc. of the 1st ACM MOBICOM Workshop on Mission-Oriented Wireless Sensor Networking (MiSeNet '12), Istanbul, Turkey. ACM, Aug. 2012, pp. 15–20. BibTeX

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Valar Dohaeris

All men must serve, and so must every researcher! I am honored to serve as a referee for the following journals and symposiums.

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