Somanath Tripathy received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, in 2007. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department of the Indian Institute of Technology, Patna. He joined the faculty in December 2008. His research interest includes lightweight cryptography, Security issues in resource restrained devices, Blockchain and Machine learning Security. He has published more than 90 research papers in different journals and conferences of repute. He has been PI of several projects related to security. Dr. Tripathy is currently serving as an associate editor of Sadhana-Academy Proceedings in Engineering Science of the Indian Academy of Sciences and editor of IETE Technical review.