Raghav Sampangi

Senior Instructor


Connect with me

Email: raghav@cs.dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-7849
Mailing Address: 

Location: Room 222

Faculty of Computer Science
Dalhousie University
6050 University Avenue
PO BOX 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Learning and teaching strategies
  • Innovations in pedagogy
  • Context-aware and usable security and privacy
  • Security (key management and authentication)
  • Internet of Things and resource-constrained systems
  • User interaction with mobile devices/applications
  • Director, Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS)
  • Instructor, Faculty of Computer Science
  • Faculty Associate, Centre for Learning and Teaching
  • PhD - Dalhousie University, Canada (2015)
  • M.Tech - University of Mysore, India (2011)
  • B.Engg - VTU, Belgaum, India (2007)
  • CSCI1170: Introduction to Web Design and Development
  • CSCI1206 / INFX1606: Introduction to Web Site Creation
  • CSCI2170 / INFX2670: Introduction to Server-Side Scripting
  • CSCI4176 / CSCI5708: Mobile Computing
  • CSCI3190/3191 and INFX2691/3600/3601/4600/4601: Community Outreach
Select publications (Journal publications):
  • R. V. Sampangi and S. Sampalli, “HiveSec: Security in Resource-Constrained Wireless Networks Inspired by Beehives and Bee Swarms,” International Journal of Information Security (2016), July 2016, pp.1-17, doi:10.1007/s10207-016-0341-1.
  • R. V. Sampangi and S. Sampalli, “Metamorphic Framework for Key Management and Authentication in Resource-Constrained Wireless Networks,” International Journal of Network Security, Vol.19, No.3, pp.430-442, May 2017.
  • R. V. Sampangi and S. Sampalli, “Butterfly Encryption Scheme for Resource-Constrained Wireless Networks,” in Sensors 2015 (Special Issue Identification, Information & Knowledge in the Internet of Things), Vol. 15, No. 9, pp. 23145-23167, September 2015.
  • R. V. Sampangi and S. Sampalli, “RFID Mutual Authentication Protocols based on Gene Mutation and Transfer,” in the Special issue on RFID & Internet of Things of the Journal of Communications Software and Systems (JCOMSS), Vol. 9, No. 1, March 2013.
  • R. V. Sampangi, S. Dey, S. R. Urs and S. Sampalli, “A Security Suite for Wireless Body Area Networks,” International Journal of Network Security and Its Applications (IJNSA), Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 97-116, January 2012.
Select publications (Conference publications):
  • A. Waje, K. Tearo, R. V. Sampangi, and D. Reilly. 2016, “Grab This, Swipe That: Combining Tangible and Gestural Interaction in Multiple Display Collaborative Gameplay,” In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 433-438.
  • R. V. Sampangi and K. Hawkey, “Who Are You? It Depends (On What You Ask Me!): Context-Dependent Dynamic User Authentication,” Who are you?! Adventures in Authentication: WAY Workshop, Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) 2016, June 22-24, 2016, Denver, Colorado, USA.
  • R. V. Sampangi and S. Sampalli, “RFID Encryption Scheme Featuring Pseudorandom Numbers and Butterfly Seed Generation,” Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM) 2014, September 2014, Split, Croatia. 
    Recognized as the Best Conference Paper in the General Conference Program.
  • R. V. Sampangi and S. Sampalli, “HiveSign: Dynamic Message Signatures for Resource-Constrained Wireless Networks,” Proceedings of the 10th ACM International Symposium on QoS and Security for Wireless and Mobile Networks (Q2SWinet) 2014, September 2014, Montreal, Canada. 
    Recognized with the Best Paper Award.
  • J. Narayanaswamy, R. V. Sampangi and S. Sampalli, “SCARS: Simplified Cryptographic Algorithm for RFID Systems,” Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE RFID Technology and Applications Conference (RFID-TA), September 2014, Tampere, Finland.
  • M. Alabdulhafith, R. V. Sampangi and S. Sampalli, “NFC-Enabled Smartphone Application for Drug Interaction and Drug Allergy Detection,” Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Near Field Communication (NFC 2013), February 2013, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • R. V. Sampangi and S. Sampalli, “Tag-Server Mutual Authentication Scheme based on Gene Transfer and Genetic Mutation,” Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defence Applications (CISDA 2012), July 2012, Ottawa, Canada.
  • R. V. Sampangi, S. Dey, S. R. Urs and S. Sampalli, “IAMKeys: Independent and Adaptive Management of Keys for Security in Wireless Body Area Networks,” Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2012, Vol. 86, pp.482-494.
  • R. V. Sampangi, S. R. Urs and S. Sampalli, “A Novel Reliability Scheme Employing Multiple Sink Nodes for Wireless Body Area Networks,” Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE Symposium on Wireless Technology and Applications (ISWTA 2011), pp. 162-167, September 2011, Langkawi, Malaysia.
Awards received:
  • The Srini Award for Teaching Excellence (2018)
  • Best Presentation Award at DCSI 2015 (A Context-specific Dynamically Re-Configurable Security Framework)
  • Faculty Appreciation Award 2015 (special one-time award in recognition of my contributions to the Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University)
  • Best Paper Award at Q2SWinet 2014 (HiveSign: Dynamic Message Signatures for Resource-Constrained Wireless Networks)
  • Best Paper in General Conference Program at SoftCOM 2014 (RFID Encryption Scheme Featuring Pseudorandom Numbers and Butterfly Seed Generation)
  • Dalhousie Impact Leadership Award (Computer Science) 2014
  • 3rd Prize, Dalhousie App Challenge (Tiger Park: A Social Parking Application)
  • Dalhousie University Faculty of Computer Science Citizenship Award
  • Parvathamma Subbaraya Gold Medal, University of Mysore, India
    Awarded to the student securing the highest overall CGPA in the M.Tech (Information Systems and Management) program