Sasikumar Punnekkat, Professor

Sasikumar Punnekkat is a Professor in dependable software engineering at MDH and the leader of the Dependable Software Engineering research group. He has more than 15 years industrial experience as a scientist at the Indian Space research Organization, and was the Head of the Software test and reliability engineering. He was recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship and was awarded Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science by the University of York, UK in 1997 for his research on schedulability analysis of fault-tolerant systems. He was the Director of BITS-Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus during Mar 2015-Aug 2016.

He is the coordinator of large EU-funded projects EUROWEB, EUROWEB+ and EURECA, for research and educational collaboration between Europe and Western Balkan/Asia. He is the program director of the Master Programs in Software Engineering at MDH. He is also the leader of the research work packages in the EU-Artemis funded SafeCer Projects. His research interests include multiple aspects of Real-time Systems, Dependability, and Software Engineering. Dr Sasikumar Punnekkat has over 100 research publications in international conferences and journals (including 5 best paper awards). He is a senior memebr of IEEE and had been member of several Program commitees such as QoSA, HASE, DATE, SRDS, QSIC, RTCSA, SRDS, EFTS, RTiS,CONSEG, QUATIC.  

Real-time systems, fault-tolerant computing, software engineering, functional safety, software reliability, and software testing

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Latest publications:

Self-Configuration of IEEE 802.1 TSN Networks (Sep 2017)
Marina Gutiérrez, Wilfried Steiner , Astrit Ademaj , Radu Dobrin, Sasikumar Punnekkat
International Conference on Emerging Technologies And Factory Automation (ETFA'17)

Analyzing Hazards in System-of-Systems: Described in a Quarry Site Automation Context (Apr 2017)
Stephan Baumgart, Joakim Fröberg, Sasikumar Punnekkat
11th Annual IEEE International Systems conference (SysCon17)

Synchronization Quality of IEEE 802.1AS in Large-Scale Industrial Automation Networks (Apr 2017)
Marina Gutiérrez, Wilfried Steiner , Radu Dobrin, Sasikumar Punnekkat
23rd IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS'17)

Do Software Reliability Prediction Models Meet Industrial Perceptions? (Feb 2017)
Sanjay. L. Joshi , Bharat Deshpande , Sasikumar Punnekkat
Proceedings of the 10th Innovations in Software Engineering Conference (ISEC-2017)

An Empirical Investigation of Eager and Lazy Preemption Approaches in Global Limited Preemptive Scheduling (Jun 2016)
Abhilash Thekkilakattil, Kaiqian Zhu , Yonggao Nie , Radu Dobrin, Sasikumar Punnekkat
The 21st International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe (Ada-Europe'16)

Error Handling Algorithm and Probabilistic Analysis Under Fault for CAN-Based Steer-by-Wire System (Mar 2016)
M Badril Nor Shah , Abdul Rashid Husain , Hüseyin Aysan, Sasikumar Punnekkat, Radu Dobrin
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics 2016 (IEEE-TII 2016)

Project TitleStatus
CHESS finished
CONTESSE - Contract-Based Components for Embedded Software finished
DAVID - Development of an Autonomous VehIcle Demo on-hold
EURECA finished
EUROWEB - European Resaerch and Education Collaboration with Western Balkan finished
FIA - Strategic research into safety and security for the automation industry finished
FLEXI - Flexible Global Product Development and Integration finished
Future factories in the Cloud active
Hi5 - A Holistic and Improved Infrastructure for Increased Industrial Impact of research finished
IDEAS - Innovation and Design for Euro-Asian Scholars finished
ISE - Industrial Software Engineering finished
ITS-EASY Post Graduate School for Embedded Software and Systems active
OPEN-SME Open-Source, Software Reuse, Service for SMEs finished
PG-Dep-ET – Enabling Technologies for Evaluating/Ensuring Dependability finished
PG-Dep-FRAMES – Faults and Reliability Aware Methodologies for Efficient Scheduling finished
PG-Dep-PEARLS – Parameterized Evaluation of Attributes of Reliable Systems finished
PG-DEP-REMAP - Reliability Modeling and Analysis for Predictability Assurance finished
PROGRESS finished
RetNet - The European Industrial Doctorate Programme on Future Real-Time Networks active
SafeCer - Safety Certification of Software-Intensive Systems with Reusable Components finished
SafeCOP - Safe Cooperating Cyber-Physical Systems using Wireless Communication active
SAVE finished
SAVE++ finished
SoftIn - Introducing methods and tools for software development in small and medium-sized enterprises finished
SSpiia - Safety & Security in Process Industrial IT and Automation finished
SYNOPSIS - Safety Analysis for Predictable Software Intensive Systems active
TIMERS - Timing analysis, modeling and evaluation of RTS finished
MSc theses supervised (or examined):
Thesis TitleStatus
Frequency and voltage scaling in real-time systems available
Development of a Common Architecture in the Context of Safety Critical Product Lines available
Development of a Concept for Cost Modeling for Safety Critical Product Lines available
Development of a Concept for Cost Modeling for Safety Critical Product Lines available
Development of Concepts for Hazard Analysis and Traceability in Product Lines available
Master thesis - Fault Classification and Taxonomy available
Master Thesis - Fault Injection and Mutation Testing available
Modeling and Analyzing Collaborating Heavy Machines available
Reliability framework for distributed real-time systems available
Change Impact Analysis of testing Component Based Software selected
Development of a Variant-management for safety-critical product lines selected
A study on effective Test-combinations for test coverage in product-line engineering of industrial systems in progress
Ensuring Reliability of software in Safety critical systems environment in progress
Event-Based Messaging Architecture for Vehicular Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms in progress
Implementation of a foreign system in SSP in progress
A failure behaviour analysis framework for Progress IDE finished
A framework for the analysis of failure behaviours in component-based model-driven development of dependable systems finished
A Mapping Study of Automation Support Tools for Unit Testing finished
A Software Engineering approach to Network Administration finished
Advanced Intranet Seach Engine finished
An Evaluation Framework on Telecommunication System Test Suites finished
An Investigation of the Dual Priority Scheduling Paradigm finished
Analyzing Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in open source products finished
Building high-security web applications finished
Challenges and Opportunities of Automating Performance Testing: An Industrial Case Study finished
Comparative Study of Web Application Development with SQL Server and Db4o finished
Cost and Efforts in Product Lines for Developing Safety Critical Products – An Empirical Study finished
Evaluating What Should Be Logged in a Real-Time System Using Log-Selection Strategies finished
Improvement of Search Engine in a Distributed Real-Estate Sales Management System Network finished
Master Thesis - Automatic Input domain definition for Test Design Techniques finished
Master Thesis - Comparing Applicability of Test Design Techniques for Telecom systems finished
Master Thesis - Comparing Test Design Techniques for Open Source Systems finished
Master Thesis - Global mobility optimization framework finished
Methods for Modeling of Product Lines for safety-critical systems finished
User Interface Test Automation and its Challenges in an Industrial Scenario finished
Development of a Concept for Cost Modeling for Safety Critical Product Lines on-hold
Intranet solutions for large companies using SharePoint on-hold