Omprakash Kaiwartya

Omprakash Kaiwartya

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)
Computing and Technology


Dr. Omprakash is involved in Communication Networking oriented teaching and research in the department, focusing on his expertise in Internet of Connected Vehicles (IoV), Electronic Vehicles Charging Management (EV), and IoT use case Implementations of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs).

More details are available on Dr. Omprakash's personal website.

Career overview

Prior to joining NTU, Dr. Omprakash was associated as a Researcher with Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

Academic positions

  • Research Associate, gLINK project

Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Northumbria University, UK since August 2017-March 2018.

Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) from July 2015 to July 2017

School of Computer and Systems Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, July 2012 to June 201.

Research areas

  • Internet of Connected Vehicles (IoV): Heterogeneous Network Architecture and Geo-enabling Protocol Development
  • Electronic Vehicles (EV): Charging Management Framework Development
  • IoT use case Implementation: Smart applications of Wireless Sensor Networks

Dr. Omprakash’s research interests have revolved around wireless communication, where design and development of protocols, and service provisioning techniques have been the major goals. Broadly speaking, these protocols and techniques span the areas of Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs), Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), and Electronic Vehicles (EV). Thus, his research deals with Geo-enabling technologies for vehicular communication including location verification, location accuracy, geographic routing, caching, opportunistic routing, and medium access congestion control.

Green communication as energy consumption optimisation, deployment pattern analysis, sensor virtualisation, and three-dimensional localisation have been explored under IoT use cases in WSNs.  Development of frameworks for charging management, integration of IoV architecture, enabling edge computing architecture, and optimal deployment of edge servers, and location prediction in case of GPS outage have been investigated under EV for sustainable smart cities

Particularly in his doctoral research, he focused on design and development of geographic protocols for information dissemination in vehicular traffic environments. A common thread in his research is to enhance Geo-location based information dissemination by leveraging information related to traffic environment, mobility pattern, road infrastructure, route availability, source and destination. In his postdoctoral research, he developed an architecture for the Internet of Vehicle (IoV) to integrate vehicular communication with existing networks. A virtualisation technique for WSNs, analysis of deployment patterns for precision agriculture use of WSNs, and location prediction in case of GPS outage have been investigated as Research Associate.

Some charging management frameworks have been developed for EV by estimating arrival time, driving uncertainty, and traffic pattern at charging stations. In future, He will expand his research interests towards IoT for sustainable city development. Specifically, he would like to focus on the integration of the network architecture of IoV to communication for EV towards sustainable and smart Electro-Mobility (E-Mobility) for green Intelligent Transportation System (ITS).

More details about his current research and future plans are available on his personal website.

External activity

He is serving as Editor of many reputable journals including IEEE IoT, IEEE Acess, Sensors MDPI, Adhoc and Sensor Wireless Networks, and the Journal of Computer Networks and Communications.

Guest Editor

Reviewer of IEEE and SCI indexed journals

  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2017
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2016
  • IEEE Electronics Magazine 2017
  • IEEE Sensor Journal, 2016
  • IEEE Access, 2016
  • IET Intelligent Transport Systems, 2015
  • IET Wireless Sensor Systems, 2015
  • Elsevier, Ad-hoc Networks, 2015
  • Elsevier, Computer Communication, 2017
  • Elsevier, Sustainable Cities and Society, 2017
  • Elsevier, Computers and Electrical Engineering, 2017
  • Elsevier, Applied Mathematical Modelling, 2017
  • Elsevier, Neurocomputing, 2015
  • Wiley, International Journal of Communication Systems, 2017
  • Springer, Wireless Personal Communication, 2014
  • Springer, Wireless Networks, 2015
  • Transaction on Internet and Information Systems, 2015

Sponsors and collaborators

Sponsored Projects

  • (120k GBP) Innovate UK - supported Postdoc Research Grant with School of Engineering, Manchester Metropolitan University, Innovations in Cyber-Physical Systems, Co-Supervisor (with Dr. Rupak Kharel)
  • (3.05M EUR) EU Erasmus Mundus Sustainable Green Economies through Learning, Innovation, Networking and Knowledge Exchange (gLINK), Northumbria University, August 2017 – December 2018, Key Researcher.
  • (75k GBP [300k RM]) Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Enhancing Information Dissemination using Geometry-based Approach in VANETs for Mobility as a Service (MaaS), July 2015-July 2017, Key Researcher.
  • (50k GBP [200k RM]) Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia Research Grant Scheme, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia “IoT-Based Scalable Intelligent Central Control System for Nutrient Management in Recirculating Hydroponic Culture”, July 2017-July 2018, Key Researcher.
  • (25k GBP [2.5M Rs]) Innovation Grant University Project (GUP-II), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India “Towards Green Wireless Communication focusing on IoT use case Implementations”, July 2015-July 2018, Key Researcher.



Omprakash Kaiwartya, Abdul Hanan Abdullah, Yue Cao, Jaime Lloret, et. Al “Geometry-based Localization for GPS Outage in Vehicular Cyber Physical System”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 67(5), 3800-3812, 2018.

Omprakash Kaiwartya, Abdul Hanan Abdullah, Yue Cao, Jaime Lloret, et. al ”Virtualization in Wireless Sensor Networks: Fault Tolerant Embedding for Internet of Things”, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 5(2), 571-580, 2017.

Omprakash Kaiwartya, Abdul Hanan Abdullah, Yue Cao, Ayman Altameem, et. al ”Internet of Vehicles: Motivation, Layered Architecture, Network Model, Challenges and Future Aspects”, IEEE Access, 4(1), 5356-5373, 2016.

Omprakash Kaiwartya, Abdul Hanan Abdullah, Yue Cao, Ram Shringar Raw, et. al ”T-MQM: Testbed based Multi-metric Quality Measurement of Sensor Deployment for Precision Agriculture - A Case Study”, IEEE Sensors Journal, 26(23), 8649-8664, 2016.

Y. Cao, Omprakash Kaiwartya, R. Wang, et al. "Towards Efficient, Scalable and Coordinated EV Charging Management”, IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine, 24(2), 66-73, 2017.

Y. Cao, Houbing Song, Omprakash Kaiwartya, Mobile Edge Computing for Big Data-Enabled Electric Vehicle Charging”, IEEE Communication Magazine, 56(3), 150-156, 2018.

Yue Cao, Xing Zhang, Tong Wang, Omprakash Kaiwartya, Mahmoud Hashem Eiza and Ghanim Putrus. “Towards Anycasting-driven Reservation System for Battery Switch-Based Electric Vehicle Charging”, IEEE Systems Journal, 2018. (Online Published)

Reena Kasana, Sushil Kumar, Omprakash Kaiwartya, Nauman Aslam, Jaime Lloret “Fuzzy-based Channel Selection for Location Oriented Services in Multi-channel Vehicular Cyber Physical Environments”, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2018. (Online Published)

Yue Cao, Chong Han, Xu Zhang, Omprakash Kaiwartya, Nauman Aslam and Mehrdad Dianati. “A Trajectory-driven Opportunistic Routing Protocol for Vehicular Cyber-Physical System”. IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronics, 2018. (Online Published)

Y. Cao, W. Tong, Omprakash Kaiwartya, et al. “An EV Charging Management System Concerning Drivers' Trip Duration And Mobility Uncertainty”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 48(4), 596-607, 2016.

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