Gautam Barua

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
IIT Guwahati
Guwahati 781039

Currently, also acting as

Mentor Director

Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati

Ambari, GNB Road, Guwahati 781001
email:  gb[*AT]

Phones: +91-361-2630015, 2132460 (office), 2452088(res.)

Areas of Interest:

    Operating Systems, Networks

Educational Qualifications

         B.Tech: Department of  Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 1976

         M.Tech:  Department of Electrical Engineering (Computer Science stream), Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 1978

         Ph.D:  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. (Thesis Title: Demand Based  Concurrency Control), 1981.



Visiting Faculty, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, 1981.
Faculty, IIT Kanpur, 1982-1995 (Professor since 1991)
Faculty, IIT Guwahati, 1995

Head Computer Centre, IIT Kanpur, 1991-1995

Head Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur, 1993-1995.

Head  Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Guwahati, 1995-2003

Dean Research and Development, IIT Guwahati, 1996-2003

Dean Administration, IIT Guwahati, 1997-2001

Deputy Director, IIT Guwahati, 2001-2003

Director IIT Guwahati, March 2003- August 2013

Acting Director, NIT Silchar (Additional Charge), July 2003 November 2005

Chairman Board of Governors, NIT Silchar, 2003 2012

Chairman Board of Management, NERIST, Itanagar, 2009-2012

Chairman, Board of Governors, Central Institute of Technology Kokrajhar, Assam, 2013 -


Members of Boards and Committees (current)

Member High Level Committee, and Technical Advisory Committee, National Knowledge Network (NKN), Govt. of India, 2010-

Member CSIR Society

Independent Director, Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd (BCPL), 2012

Independent Director, Oil India Limited (OIL), 2012 -

Member, Governing Council, Insurance Information Bureau of India (IIB), 2012

Member Executive Council and Court, North East Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, 2012-2015

Member Executive Council, Cotton College State University, Guwahati, 2013-2016.

Member Governing Board, Indian Institute of Banking Management, Guwahati, 2010-



 Consultant in computer hardware procurement (desktops, servers, network elements, printers, scanners, UPS systems, etc.), computer network planning and acquisition; Data Centre Selection, Disaster Recovery, and Private Cloud planning and implementation; Computerisation of Organisations including:  ERP implemenations, Document Management Systems, Security planning, Security and IT audit, Portals, ; E-governance Systems; Consultant to State Governments, PSUs, and Govt. Organisations. Experience working in the power sector, in the insurance sector, and in State Government Finance sector (treasury, tax, registration, budgeting, debt management, HR).

Linux Kernel internals, database clustering, storage area networks, Virtualization.


Operating Systems: Storage systems, concurrency control, virtual memory, kernel internals

Networking: DDOS, Routing, Pricing.

PhD Students

Completed:  4, Current: 4

M.Tech Student projects

Completed : approx. 85, Current : 1

B.Tech Student projects

Completed : approx. 80, Current : NIL


Since 1999:

1.      Smriti Sinha, Gautam Barua, An Architecture for Document Production Workflow in an Office , Proceedings of International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT) 1999, December 1999, Bhubaneshwar.

2.      Smriti Sinha, Gautam Barua, A Protocol for Secure Flow of Persistent Multi-Part Documents in an Office, Proceedings, of the International Conference on Information Technology and Communication at the Dawn of the New Millenium, Bangkok, Thailand, August 2000.

3.      Smriti Sinha, Gautam Barua, Page Cube: A Model for Storage and Retrieval of Documents Relevant to a Document Production Workflow in an Office, Proceedings of the DASFAA 2001, Hongkong, April 2001.

4.       P. Hemantha Kumar, Gautam Barua, Design of a Real-Time Auction System, 4th International Conference on Electronic Commerce Research, November 8-11, 2001, Dallas, Texas, USA.

5.      Srinivas Palnati, Gautam Barua, Persistent Storage for 64-bit Systems, International Conference on Information Technlogy (CIT-2001), Gopalpur-on-the-sea, India, December 20-22, 2001.

6.      Bishal Kumar Lacchirmka, Gautam Barua, Switch Based Traffic Distribution for Web Based Farms, National Communications Conference, Mumbai January 2002.

7.      Manish Agarwal, Gautam Barua, Caching of Routes in Ad Hoc On-Demand Distance Vector Routing for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Proceedings of the 15th Internationl Conference on Computer Communication (ICCC2002), August 2002, Mumbai, India, pp. 768-778.

8.      Ashu Razdan, Gautam Barua, Dynamic Management for Enabling QoS in a Campus Network, Proceedings of the 15th Internationl Conference on Computer Communication (ICCC2002), August 2002, Mumbai, India, pp. 119-133.

9.      Matulya Bansal, Gautam Barua, Performance of TCP over IEEE 802.11 based Ad hoc Networks, CIT 2002, Bhubaneshwar, December 2002.

10.  Gautam Barua, Indraneel Chakraborty Adaptive Routing for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks Providing QoS Guarantees, ICPWC 2002, New Delhi, December, 2002.

11.  Matulya Bansal, Gautam Barua, Performance Comparison of two On-Demand Routing Protocols for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, ICPWC 2002, New Delhi, December, 2002.

12.  Puneet Sethi, Gautam Barua, Dynamic Cluster Management in Ad hoc Networks, HPC 2002, Bangalore, December 2002.

13.  Puneet Sethi, Gautam Barua, CRESQ: Providing QoS and Security in Ad hoc Networks, PDP 2003, Italy, February, 2003.

14.  R. K. Ghosh, Abhinav Arora, Gautam Barua, Smart Card Based Protocol for Secure and Controlled Access of Mobile Hosts in IPV6 Compatible Foreign Networks, Proceedings of an International Workshop on Mobile Commerce, Bhubaneswar, November 2003, Allied Publishers. Revised version in Advances in Security and Payment Methods for Mobile Commerce, Edited by Wen-Chen Hu et. al., Idea Group Publishing, 2005, Chapter XIV, pp. 312-337.

15.  Shravan K. Rayanchu, Gautam Barua, Tracing Attackers with Deterministic Edge Router Marking (DERM), Distributed Computing and Internet Technology, First International Conference, ICDCIT 2004, Bhubaneswar, December 2004 (also published as Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 3347, Springer, 2004).

16.  Shyam Antony, Gautam Barua, Lean-DFS: A Distributed File System for Resource Starved Clients, Sixth International Workshop on Distributed Computing, IWDC 2004, Kolkata, December 2004 (also published as Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 3326, Springer, 2004).

17.  Shravan K. Rayanchu, Gautam Barua, Defending Against Slave and Reflector Attacks with Deterministic Edge Router Marking (DERM), Invited Lecture, Proceedings of the National Conference on Communications, NCC-2005, Kharagpur, January 2005.

18.  Kotaiah, A. Rama, Gautam Barua, Efficient Metadata Maintenance in Versioning File Systems, Thirteenth International Conference on Advanced   Computing & Communication - ADCOM 2005, Coimbatore, India, December 14-17 2005.

19.  Ashok Singh Sairam, Gautam Barua,  Bandwidth Management Using Load Balancing,  First International Conference on  Communication System Software and Middleware (COMSWARE 2006), New Delhi, India,  January 8-12, 2006.

20.  Prateek Mittal, Gautam Barua, Sameer Narang, Defeating Reflector Attacks: Signature Conflict Triggered Filtering, Proceedings Fifth European Conference on Information Warfare and Security (ECIW 2006), Helsinki, June 2006.

21.  Ashok Singh Sairam, Gautam Barua,  Load Balancing Inbound Traffic in Multi-homed Stub Autonomous Systems,  Proceedings  First International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS 2009), Bangalore, India,  January 5-10, 2009.

22.  Ashok Singh Sairam, Gautam Barua, Survey of Bandwidth Estimation Techniques, IEEE International Advanced Computing Conference, Patiala, India, March 6-7 2009.

23.  Ashok Singh Sairam, Gautam Barua, Distributed Route Control Schemes to Load Balance Incoming Traffic in Multihomed Stub Networks, Proceedings of the  Sixteenth National Conference on Communications, NCC-2010, Chennai, January 2010.

24.  Ashok Singh Sairam, Late Ashish Subramaniam, Gautam Barua, Defeating Reflector Based Denial-of-Service Attacks using Single Packet Filters, 5th International ICST Conference on Communications and Networking in China (Chinacomm 2010), August 2010, Bejing, China.

25.  Lipika Deka and Gautam Barua, On-line Consistent Backup in Transactional File Systems, First ACM Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems (APSys2010), August 2010, New Delhi.

26.  Ravi Tandon and Gautam Barua, Recovery Protocols For Flash File Systems, The 9th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technologies (ICDCIT 2013), February 2013, Bhubaneswar.


Unpublished Papers

1.      Gurmeet Singh, Gautam Barua, Managing Main Memory Augmented with NOR Flash in Handheld Devices, July 2011, IIT Guwahati Unpublished Report.