Scientist & Poet

Hi! I am Barun Saha. I am a Scientist at Hitachi ABB Power Grids, Bangalore, India. I work on network communications and digital technologies, focusing on Intent-based Networks and Systems. Previously, I was in ABB Corporate Research Center, Bangalore, India.

Barun Saha

I have a PhD degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. In my PhD thesis, titled "Content Dissemination in Opportunistic Mobile Networks (OMNs)," I investigated different modes of distributing content to the users in OMNs. You can read more about my research. I also received an MS (by Research) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Prior to that, I worked at Wipro Technologies at Bangalore and Chennai, India.

In the past I have extensively worked with Opportunistic Mobile Networks, and co-authored a textbook on the subject. I also co-organized the first ACM MobiCom Workshop on Future Industrial Communication Networks at New Delhi, India in 2018.

When not wearing the cape of a researcher, I indulge in poetry. I primarily write tanka and related Japanese short forms of poetry. My poems are published in a few journals and blogs. Others can be found in my Twitter account.

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Some of my humble contributions towards the community are highlighted below. Many of these projects are open sourced, and available in GitHub.


The DTN Blog

The DTN blog is aimed to help users get familiar with executing network simulations using the ONE simulator. At present, the DTN blog has 131K+ page views from 120+ countries.

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The ONE Knowledge Base

The ONE Knowledge Base is a self-help tool created to help users of the community search the archives for finding answers to various simulation-related problems.

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Virtual Labs

The Software Engineering and Advanced Network Technologies virtual labs are developed to allow students to perform simulation-based experiments on different topics related to the concerned subjects.

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Software Engineering Lite

Software Engineering Lite is an offline Android app that allows users to access the content of the Software Engineering Virtual Lab.

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A list of research publications


Services rendered to the community


Tutorials on network simulation


A list of software developed


Musings on the use of technology

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P.S. My full name is Barun Kumar Saha. However, on informal occasions, I often use just my first and last names.