Prashanth Podili Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Dr. Prashanth Podili is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Mahindra University. He has completed his Ph.D at, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad, India, in Computer Science & Engineering in 2021. The thesis is titled Trust-aware Network Coordination using Blockchain. This thesis is aimed at identifying trusted domains and verifying the integrity of (resource) information shared among different administrative network domains. 

The main contributions of the thesis are as follows: 1) Design of trust-aware E2E QoS routing framework for provisioning and verification of E2E QoS services that stretch across multiple network domains using SDN and Blockchain. 2) Performance study of linear Blockchains and Directed Acylic Graph (DAG) based Blockchains. 3) Design and evaluation of lightweight and scalable DAG-based distributed ledger for verifying IoT data integrity stored in the cloud. 4) Design and evaluation of Inter-domain Prefix and Route Validation framework for preventing BGP hijacking attacks on the Internet using Fast and Scalable DAG-based distributed ledger.

  • Education
    • Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad, India, Computer Science & Engineering. 2015 - 2021
    • M.Tech, Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Gwalior, India, Computer Science & Engineering. 2012- 2014
    • B.Tech, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Kakinada Campus, Andhra Pradesh, Computer Science & Engineering. 2004-2008
    • Intermediate, Alphores Junior College, Karimnagar, Telangana, 2001 2003
    • SSC, Vani Niketan High School, Karimnagar, Telangana, 2000- 2001
  • Publications


    • Prashanth Podili, and Kotaro Kataoka. "TRAQR: Trust aware End-to-End QoS routing in multi-domain SDN using Blockchain." Journal of Network and Computer Applications (2021): 103055.
    • Prashanth Podili, K.K Pattanaik, and Prashanth Singh Rana, "BAT and hybrid BAT meta-heuristic for quality of service-based web service selection." Journal of Intelligent Systems 26.1 (2017): 123-137.
    • Prashanth Podili, Srinivas Boga, Sumanth Reddy Cherupally, and Kotaro Kataoka, "Inter-domain Prefix and Route Validation using Fast and Scalable DAG-based Distributed Ledger." in Elsevier Computer Networks.

    Conferences and Posters

    • Sumanth Cherupally, Srinivas Boga, Prashanth Podili, and Kotaro Kataoka, "Lightweight and Scalable DAG-based Distributed Ledger for verifying IoT Data Integrity", 35th International Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN) 2021. 
    • Kodali Siva Sairam Prasad, Prashanth Podili, and Kotaro Kataoka. "Tagging based Packet Loss Detection and Recovery of IP Multicast in SDN." Proceedings of the Asian Internet Engineering Conference. 2019. 
    • Toshniwal Bhavesh, Prashanth Podili, Ravula Jayasimha Reddy, and Kotaro Kataoka. "PACEX: PAtient-Centric EMR eXchange in Healthcare Systems using Blockchain." In 2019 IEEE 10th Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEMCON), pp. 0954-0960. IEEE, 2019. 
    • Podili Prashanth, and Kotaro Kataoka. "Effective resource provisioning for QoS-aware virtual networks in SDN." NOMS, IEEE IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium. IEEE, 2018.
    • Kataoka Kotaro, Saurabh Gangwar, and Prashanth Podili. "Trust list: Internetwide and distributed IoT traffic management using blockchain and SDN." 2018 IEEE 4th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT). IEEE, 2018. 


    • Prashanth Podili, and Kotaro Kataoka. "Trust Management in Multidomain SDN networks using Blockchain, Internet Conference 2019, Japan. 
  • Experience

    Teaching experience

    • Advanced Topics in Networks 2017,2018,2019. IIT Hyderabad
    • Advanced Computer Networks, 2017,2018, IIT Hyderabad
    • Data Structures and Algorithms, 2016, IIT Hyderabad
    • Introduction to C Programming, 2015, IIT Hyderabad 

    Work experience

    • System Engineer, Tata Consultancy Services, Hyderabad (July 2014- Dec 2014).
    • Test Lead, Tata Consultancy Services, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (Jan 2011- Sep 2011).
    • System Engineer, Tata Consultancy Services, Chennai & Hyderabad (Aug 2008- Dec 2010).