Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. Shashank Pushkar
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engg
Ph.D.(Computer Applications, National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur), MCA ( Assam Engineering College, Guwhati),MBA(SMU, Sikkim)
Contact Address
Permanent Address S/o Sri Someshwar Prasad(Retd. Engineer), Near M S college Gate, New chandmari, Motihari, Bihar, 845401
Local Address Unit 1 Third Floor, Sai Dham Apartment, CH Road, Bariatu, Ranchi-834009
Phone (Office) 06512275548
Phone Residence 09470141130
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 3-Jun-2008

  Work Experience
Teaching : 22 Years

Research : 17 Years

  Professional Background

1) Worked As Lecturer at Sikkim Manipal Institute of technology During 2001-2007

2) Worked as Sr. Lecturer IT & Systems at Asia Pasific Institute of Management, New Delhi During 2007-2008


  Research Areas
  • Machine Learning 
  • Optimization Heuristics 
  • Data mining  and Computational Intelligence
  • Soft Computing 
  • Remote Sensing Data Analytics
  • Software Engineering and Software Project Management
  Award and Honours

·         Received Best Paper award for the following paper presented by Dr. Shashank Pushkar in Oct 2016 at the  Conference in  University of California,Berkley:Sweta Kumari, and Shashank Pushkar, "A Framework for Analogy-based Software Cost Estimation using Multi-objective Genetic Algorithm," Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science: Proceedings of The World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2016, 19-21 October, 2016, San Francisco, USA, pp508-515


·         Worked as Session Chair for  International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Technologies 2016 ( ICIMT ) at University of California,Berkley, U S A






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List of Publications Year-wise

Year 2018-Current 


International Journal

 Tejaswini Bhosale, Shashank Pushkar (2024). ATiTHi: Deep Learning and Hybrid Optimization for Accurate Tourist Destination Classification. International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications in Engineering12(10s), 423–433. Retrieved from [SCOPUS indexed]

 Tejaswini Bhosale, Shashank Pushkar(2023) “ATiTHi: A Deep Learning Approach for Tourist Destination Classification using Hybrid Parametric Optimization”, IJRITCC, vol. 11, no. 10, pp. 607–622, Nov. 2023. ATiTHi: A Deep Learning Approach for Tourist Destination Classification using Hybrid Parametric Optimization | International Journal on Recent and Innovation Trends in Computing and Communication ([SCOPUS indexed]

Rashmi Kumari, Subhranil Das, Akriti Nigam & Shashank Pushkar (2023) Patch-Based Siamese 3D Convolutional Neural Network for Early Alzheimer's Disease Using Multi-Modal Approach, IETE Journal of Research, DOI: 10.1080/03772063.2023.2205857[SCIE]

Ashu Sharma, Shashank Pushkar (2023). Detection of Plant Diseases using Convolutional neural network & Augmented Techniques. International Journal of Microsystems and Iot, 1(3), 184–194.

Vishnu Kumar Saxena , Shashank Pushkar (2023)”Innovation of Digital Infrastructure Outgrowth of Cloud and 5G in Industrial Internet of Things" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Special Issue | Special Issue on Advanced Studies of Multidisciplinary Research and Analysis, November 2023, pp.132-154, URL:

Prakash, R., & Pushkar, S. (2022). Green vehicle routing problem: Metaheuristic solution with time window. Expert Systems, e13007.[SCI]

Kumari, R., Nigam, A. & Pushkar, S. An efficient combination of quadruple biomarkers in binary classification using ensemble machine learning technique for early onset of Alzheimer disease. Neural Comput & Applic (2022).[SCIE)

Ravi Prakash and Shashank Pushkar, An Approach Using Heuristic Pheromones-Based ACO Modeling for Green Vehicle Routing Optimization, International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous ComputingVolume 40,Issue 1-3 pp 187-193[SCIE indexed]


Rashmi Kumari, Akriti Nigam, Shashank Pushkar  “Multi-Layered Convolutional Neural Network on Multi-Modal Images for Classifying Alzheimer Disease “ Turkish Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation  Volume 32(3)Pages : 14506 – 14511 (2021)ESCI ,  SCOPUS indexed]]

Kumari, R., Nigam, A. & Pushkar, S. Machine learning technique for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Microsyst Technol 26, 3935–3944 (2020).[[SCIE indexed]

Kumari, S., Pushkar, S. Cuckoo search based hybrid models for improving the accuracy of software effort estimation. Microsyst Technol 24, 4767–4774 (2018).[SCIE indexed]

V.K. Saxena and Shashank Pushkar. “Managing Privacy of Sensitive Attributes using Fuzzy based Data Transformation Methods in Privacy Preserving Data Mining Environment “ , International Journal of Business Information Systems,31 (2), 249-264[Scopus indexed]

V.K. Saxena and Shashank Pushkar.Risk Reduction Privacy Preserving Approach for Accessing Electronic Health Records"International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI)   Vol :16 (3),46-57[Scopus indexed]

International Conference:

Ashu Sharma and Shashank Pushkar, “ Detection of Plant Disease using Convolution Neural Networks and Augmented Techniques” 3rd International Conference on Nanoelectronics, Machine Learning, Internet of Things & Computing Systems(NMIC-2023) organized by ISVE Ranchi Jharkhand at Advanced Regional Telecom Training Center, BSNL , Hazaribag Road, Ranchi-835217, Jharkhand , India during April 29h to April 30th (2023).

R. Prakash and S. Pushkar, "Implementation of GVRP in Reducing Environmental Impacts and GHG Emission," 2021 5th International Conference on Electronics, Communication and Aerospace Technology (ICECA), 2021, pp. 172-178, doi: 10.1109/ICECA52323.2021.9676098.

R. Prakash and S. Pushkar, "Solution to Multi-Objective GVRP With Genetic Algorithm and Time Window," 2021 2nd International Conference on Smart Electronics and Communication (ICOSEC), 2021, pp. 1475-1482, doi: 10.1109/ICOSEC51865.2021.9591675.

Bhosale, Tejaswini and Pushkar, S., Tourist spot classification using convolution neural network (July 12, 2021). Available at SSRN: or

Kumari, R., Nigam,A. & Pushkar, S. (2021) “Classification of MRI images for detecting Alzheimer Disease using Convolutional
Neural Network”. International Conference on Soft Computing, Optimization Theory and Applications , Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS,volume 404) Classification of MRI Images for Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease Using Convolutional Neural Network | SpringerLink

TBhosale, T., Pushkar, S. (2021). Discrete Cuckoo Search Algorithm for Tour Recommendation System. In: Mahapatra, R.P., Panigrahi, B.K., Kaushik, B.K., Roy, S. (eds) Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Recent Trends in Computing. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 177. Springer, Singapore.

 Book Chapter:

V K saxena and Shashank Pushkar,” Protecting Sensitive Knowledge with Effective Privacy Preservation” , Advanced ENgineering Research and Applications, Chapter 20, PP 247-256, RM Research International Publications Pvt., Singapore(2023) 

Kumari, R., Nigam, A., Pushkar, S. (2022). Classification of MRI Images for Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease Using Convolutional Neural Network. In: Jabeen, S.D., Ali, J., Castillo, O. (eds) Soft Computing and Optimization. SCOTA 2021. Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, vol 404. Springer, Singapore. 

Tejaswini Bhosale, Shashank Pushkar, "Discrete Cuckoo Search Algorithm for Tour Recommendation System"  Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, Pages 261-268 volume 177)(2020) 2367-3370 (print) ISSN:2367-3389.

Rashmi Kumari and Shashank Pushkar ,"Analysis of Biomedical Image for Alzheimer's Disease Detection", ISBN :9781799800668, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0066-8.ch012

International Conference Organized :

Co-Coordinator  of International Conference on Computational Intelligence(ICCI2018)

Year 2017-2018

International Conference:

V K Saxena and Shashank Pushkar"Enhancing the Privacy Preserving Data Mining Techniques by using Anatomisation with Slicing Approach for Multiple Susceptible Attributes without Loss of Accuracy", International Conference on Applied Sciences, Engineering Technology and Management(ICASETM 2017), 2-3 November 2017, Hydrabad.

Workshop attended/conducted/organized:

1) Attended :TEQIP Phase - III: Summer Training Program on Active Learning at IIT, Gandhinagar.(Duration : 18-22 June, 2018)

2)Attended : National workshop on Cyber Crime and investigation at BIT, Mesra(Duration : 18-22 December, 2017) 

Year 2016-2017

International/ National Conferences:

1.      Sweta Kumari, and Shashank Pushkar, "A Framework for Analogy-based Software Cost Estimation using Multi-objective Genetic Algorithm," Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science: Proceedings of The World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2016, 19-21 October, 2016, San Francisco, USA, pp508-515(  Best Paper Award received for the paper).(Scopus Indexed).


2.       Saxena V.K and Shashank PushkarPrivacy Preserving using Encryption Proxy in Data Security, National Conference on Computational Sciences, NCCS-2017, Sponsored by M.P. Council of Science & Technology, Vigyan Bhawan, Bhopal, M.P. and Organized by Department of Computer Science, Govt. Holkar (Model, Autonomous) Science College, Indore, M.P., March 30-31, 2017.


International Journal:

3.       Saxena V.K and Shashank PushkarPrivacy Preserving using Encryption Proxy in Data Security, International Journal of Scientific Research in Computer Science and Engineering, (UGC approved list of journals), E-ISSN: 2320–7639, Vol.5, Issue 2, pp.36-41, Apr., 2017.

4.      V K Saxena and Shashank Pushkar, Privacy preserving in cloud computing in the field of cultivation International Journal of Innovations in Engineering and Technology (IJIET),Volume- 7, issue-2, August 2016, pp . 337-343, ISSN: 2319 – 1058.

5.      V K Saxena and Shashank Pushkar, Protecting Sensitive Knowledge with Effective Privacy Preservation, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Volume 11, Number 6 (2016) pp 4049-4052 ,ISSN 0973-4562.

Workshop attended/conducted/organized:

1. Workshop on Essentials of Outcome based Education  ?organized by National Institute of Tecnical Teaches'Training and Research , Kolkata -700106 during 20-02-17 to 24 -02 17(One week).

2. National Workshop on Evolutionary Optimization for Engineering and Scientific Applications(EOESA2016) at BIT, Mesra , Ranchi during 03-07 Oct 2016(One week)

3. National Integration Camp Conducted by NSS at BIT, Mesra, Ranchi during 14-20 December  , 2016 (One Week)






Year 2015-2016

International Journal :

1.     V K Saxena and Shashank pushkar , Protecting Sensitive Knowledge with Effective Privacy Preservation ,International Journal of Applied Engineering Research  Vol.11(6)  (2016) pp.4049-4052.(Scopus Indexed).


Book chapter :

2.     Sweta Kumari  and Shashank pushkar, A Genetic Algorithm approach for Multi-Criteria Project Selection for Analogy-based Software Cost Estimation. Computational Intelligence in Data Mining, Springer,2015,pp.13-24.(Scopus Indexed).


International Conference:

3.     Saxena, V. K., and Shashank Pushkar. "Fuzzy-Based Privacy Preserving Approach in Centralized Database Environment." Advances in Computational Intelligence: Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Intelligence 2015. Springer Singapore, 2017.(Scopus Indexed).

4.     Kumari, Sweta, and Shashank Pushkar. "Software Cost Estimation Using Cuckoo Search." Advances in Computational Intelligence: Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Intelligence 2015. Springer Singapore, 2017(Scopus Indexed).

5.     Saxena V.K and Shashank PushkarCloud Computing Challenges and Implementations,  International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, and Optimization Techniques (ICEEOT) – 2016 with IEEE catalog “978-1-4673-9939-5/16/$31.00©2016”, organized by DMI College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India, March, 3-5, 2016.(Scopus Indexed).

6.     Saxena V.K and Shashank Pushkar, Improvements of Key Factors for Quality Development in Technical Education, International Conference on Vaidik evam Adhyatmik Mulyon tatha Bhartiya Vidyaon ka Takniki Shiksha me Samavesh, organized by Ujjain Engineering College, Ujjain, M.P., March, 29-30, 2016.

National Conference:

7. V. K Saxena and Shashank Pushkar, Enhancing Communication Service Provider performance with Big Data : A growing Torrent, National Seminar on Advanced Communication Technologies, NCACT 1-2 December 2015 uec , Ujjain.

Workshop attended/conducted/organized:

1.     National Workshop on High Performance Computing(HPC -2016) Sponsored by TEQIP-II) during 02-06 May, 2016(One week)


Year 2014-2015

International Journal:

1.     Sweta Kumari and Shashank Pushkar,Fuzzy Clustering and Optimization Model for Software Cost Estimation, International Journal of Engineering and Technology(IJET),Vol. 6(6),pp2531-2545 Dec 2014. ISSN 0975-4024(SCOPUS)

National Conference :

2.     V. K Saxena And Shashank Pushkar,Privacy Preserving using multidimensional k-anonymity, National Conference on Innovation in Management and Computer Science, NCIMCS 2015, organized by Advanced College of Science & Commerce, Ujjain,   January, 31, 2015.

3.     V. K Saxena And Shashank Pushkar, Privacy Preserving Data Classification in Cloud Computing,  2014. National Conference on Emerging Trends in  Computing Technologies, NCETCT 2014, Organized by School of Engineering & Technology, Vikram University, Ujjain, M.P., pp.36-41, August, 26-27,2014.

4.     V. K Saxena And Shashank Pushkar,New privacy preserving approach towards cloud computing, National Conference on Communication, Cloud and Big Data, CCB-2014, organized by Department of Information Technology, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Majitar, East Sikkim, India, published by ACCB Publishing, England,  pp. 125-129, December,  2014.

5.     Sweta Kumari and Shashank Pushkar,Search Based Software Engineering, Current State and Future Direction” National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Computing Technologies” held on 26-27th August, 2014 at School of Engineering & Technology, Vikram University, Ujjain.

Workshop attended/conducted/organized:

1. Workshop Conducted on "Big Data, Issues and challenges at Gujrat Technological University Gandhi Nagar, Gujrat duirng during 6-7 April, 2015.

2. Seminar  Keynote speaker on "Big Data Challenges"at National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Computing Technologies” Vikram University , Ujjain during 26-27 August 2014.

3. Workshop on "Know yourself as a Teacher" conducted by BIT, Mesra , Ranchi during 24-28 November 2014(One Week)

Year 2013-2014


International Journal:

1.     Shashank Pushkar, P Kumari , A Mishra,IT Project Selection using Fuzzy Real Option Optimization Model. International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IJEEI) 3(3 )(2013): 37-49[Scopus indexed]

2.     V K Saxena and Shashank pushkar, Security aware Data Storage and Processing in Cloud Computing Architecture, International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management(IJAIEM),Vol.3, Issue 1, January, 2014, pp. 19-27. ISSN 2319-4847.

3.     V K Saxena and Shashank pushkar,State-of-art in Storage Model using Encryption Technique for privacy preserving in Cloud Computing, International Journal of  Computer Science and Information Technologies (IJCSIT), Vol. 5(1). 2014, pp.64-69. ISSN 0975-9646,

4.     Sweta Kumari and Shashank Pushkar,Performance Analysis of the Software Cost Estimation Methods: A Review , International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering,Vol. 3, Issue 7, July 2013, pp:- 229-238, ISSN: 2277 128X

International Conference:


5. Saxena V.K. and Shashank PushkarPrivacy Preserving Model in Cloud Environment, International  Conference on IT in Business, Industry & Govt., CSIBIG 2014, Organized by CSI Indore Chapter, Division III, IV and SIG-DS in association with Sri Aurobindo Institute of Technology, Indore, M.P., ISBN: 978-1-4799-3063-0, March 8-9, 2014, published in IEEE, 2014.(Scopus Indexed).

6.   Saxena V.K. and Shashank Pushkar,  Anonymization approach for privacy preserving in cloud computing, International Conference on Cloud, Big Data, and Trust, ICCBDT, organized by RGPV, Bhopal, M.P., pp.179-182, November, 13-15, 2013.


7.     V . K Saxena and Shashank Pushkar,Mathematical Modelling of Privacy Preserving in Cloud Environment, International Conference on Recent Advances in Mathematical Sciences and applications, ICRAMSA 2013, organized by RGPV, Bhopal, M.P., December,  Dec, 24-26, 2013.

Workshop attended/conducted/organized:

1. Workshop on "Advanced Computational Mathemathematics" conducted by NIT, Jamshedpur  during 23-27 June 2014(One Week)

2.Workshop on "Applications of Artificial Intelligence techniques in Engineering and research" conducted by BIT, Mesra Ranchi during 23-27 September , 2013(One Week).


Year 2012-2013


International Journal:

1.     Sushant Chamoli and Shashank Pushkar Accessing Invisible  Web, International Journal on Information and Communication technologies, Vol 06 Number 1-2*PP 210-214 , 2013.

2.     Sweta Kumari, Shashank Pushkar. “Comparison and Analysis of Different Software Cost Estimation Methods”. Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, Vol. 4, No.1, 2013, pp:-153-157.[SCOPUS}

Workshop attended/conducted/organized:

1. Refresher Course on "Advanced VLSI Design" Conducted by BIT, Mesra, during 16-30 Spetember 2012(Two Weeks).



Year 2011-2012 and before

International Journal :

1.     Shashank Pushkar and A Mishra ,A Metaheuristic Approach for IT Projects Portfolio , OptimizationJournal of Computer Science and Engineering Vol 1(1), (2010)pp. 42-47.


2.     Shashank Pushkar , R R Sharma and A Mishra, Dynamic Programming Approach to Optimize Portfolio of Interdependent IT Projects, CIIT International Journal of Artificial Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning vol 1( 4) (July-2009)pp 127-131.

Book chapter :

3.     Shashank Pushkar and A Mishra ,  IT Project Selection Model using Real Option Optimization with fuzzy Set Approach, Communications in Computer and Information Science  Vol 194,PP 116-128, Springer 2011.(Scopus Indexed).

Workshop attended/conducted/organized:

1. Workshop on Mission10X conducted by Wipro at BIT, Mesra during 22-26 November 2010(One Week).







  Member of Professional Bodies


Life Member of  Indian Society of Technical Education( Membership no: LM 68871)


  Current Sponsored Projects

Project titled "Multi-Source Optimization using Deep Learning framework for Downscaling Satellite-Derived Thermal Data".( Sponsored by SERB-CRG) , Jan 2023 Amount: Rs. 1908240.

  Text and Reference Books




  Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  1. “Hospital Environment Monitoring Robotic Devise” , Design Number 377265-001, Class 10-5(CURRENT STATUS : Design Accepted and Published, Journal No is 12/2023 and Journal Date is 24/03/2023)
  2. “DUAL ACCESS CLOUD CONTROL DEVICE” Design Number- 381084-001 (CURRENT STATUS : Design Accepted and Published,The Patent Office Journal No. 23/2023 Dated 09/06/2023)
  3. “Portable Environmental Data Monitoring Box” Application Number : 390497-001 Dated :17/07/2023 (CURRENT STATUS: Design Accepted and Published,The Patent Office Journal No. 40/2023 Dated 06/10/23)
  4. “: A SMART SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC THREAT ASSESSMENT AND BEHAVIOUR-BASED ANOMALY DETECTION IN IOT DEVICE”Application No.202321079775  Dated : 24/11/2023 CURRENT STATUS:  Accepted and Published,The Patent Office Journal No. 52/2023 Dated 29/12/2023
  5. “HEART DISEASE DETECTOR”, Applocation No: 408436-001 Dated : 23/02/24 CURRENT STATUS: Accepted and Published, The Patent Office Journal No.. 17/2024 Dated: 26/04/24
  Member, Editorial Board

      Reviewer of “International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice”(SCIE Indexed)

      Reviewer of "Journal of systems  and Software" (SCIE Indexed)

Editor of Journal of IOT Applications for smart city (JIOTA) 


Editor of Computer and Innovations: An International Journal of Computer Engineering 


Technical Program Committee member of 2017 First International Conference on Advanced Computational and Communication Paradigms  (ICACCP2017)


Technical Program Committee member of  International Conference on Computational Intelligence(ICCI2015)


Technical Program Committee member of  International Symposium on Advanced Computing and Communication (ISACC2015) organized by NIT, Silchar


Technical Program Committee member of 2nd National Conference on COMMUNICATION, CLOUD AND BIG DATA (CCB) 2017