Dr. B. M. Mehtre


e-mail : bmmehtre(at)idrbt(dot)ac(dot)in

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1991
  • M. Tech. (Automation & Control Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1985
  • B.E. (Electronics & Communication Engineering) with distinction (II Rank), Gulbarga University, 1983.

Research Interests

  • Cyber Defence
  • Digital Forensics
  • Biometrics

Courses Taught

Ph.D. M. Tech. PGDBT
  • Cyber Security
  • Cyber Forensics
  • Biometrics
  • System Security
  • Computer Networks
  • Cyber Defence

Professional Experience

  • Over 25 years of Industrial R&D Experience in Biometrics and other areas
  • Worked at the Research & Development Centre, CMC Ltd. for over 22 years
  • Worked as Scientist at National University of Singapore for 3 years (1992-95)
  • Was a visiting Scholar at Michigan State University, USA (1990)
  • Held academic positions at the IIIT Hyderabad (adjunct faculty, 2000-01).

Executive Education offered in the areas of:

  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing
  • Malware Analysis

Research Grants Received

  • Technologies for e-Commerce, 1997-2001, Rs. 7.5 Crores from DeitY, Government of India
  • Development of Electronic Copyright Management System, 1998-2001, Rs. 85 Lakh from DeitY, Government of India.


  • STAR - A System for Trademark Archival and Retrieval; CP Lam, JK Wu, B Mehtre - World Patent Information, 1996
  • Hiran Viswanath, and B M Mehtre. "System and method for zero-day privilege escalation malware detection." U.S. Patent US15093690, 2016
  • Hiran Viswanath, and B M Mehtre. "A System and method for Detection and Prevention of Data Breach and Ransomware Attacks". USPTO, 2017

Ph.D. Guidance

  • Ongoing
  • Yaswanth Gavini, Intermodal face Recognition (Jointly with Prof Arun Agarwal, University of Hyderabad)
  • N Anand, Cyber Security (Jointly with Prof Arun Agarwal, University of Hyderabad )
  • KV Subramanyam, (Jointly with Dr Digambar Powar, University of Hyderabad)
  • Malvika Singh, EUBA for Cyber Security (Jointly with Dr S. Sangeetha, NIT Tiruchi)
  • Submissions
  • Manu V T, Image Tamper Detection Techniques for Social Media, Submission, June 2018
  • K Sitara, Video and camera tampering detection techniques for securing video surveillance systems, submission June 2018
  • Awarded
  • Hiran V. Nath, Novel Approaches to Surveillance of Advanced Persistent Threats, Oct 2017
  • Ghanshyam S Bopche, Attack Graph based Approach to Network Security Hardening, Jan 2018


  • His seminal work on fingerprint identification led to the development of the first automated fingerprint identification system in India, which was later deployed in many state police departments in India and some countries outside India
  • Best Paper Award at the ICCIC 2014 Conference in the area of Cyber Defense
  • Best Paper Award at the ICCIC 2013 Conference in the area of Cyber Defense
  • Associate Editor, Pattern Recognition Journal, USA (only member from India)
  • Outstanding Contribution Award 2007, CMC Limited
  • Outstanding Creativity Award – 2004, CMC Limited
  • Gold Project Award – 2004, CMC Limited
  • Fellow, Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India)
  • Best Paper Awards for the work on Automated Fingerprint Identification (Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India), 1991, 1989, 1988, 1987
  • KS Krishnan Memorial Award 1986 for Best System Oriented Paper (based on M.Tech. Thesis)
  • Google Scholar Citations 2500+

Recent Publications

  • Journals
    • K. Sitara, B.M. Mehtre, Detection of Inter-Frame Forgeries in Digital Videos, Forensic Science International, Elsevier Journal, Available online 26 May 2018, ISSN 0379-0738
    • Sitara K. and B. M. Mehtre, Automated Camera Sabotage Detection for Enhancing Video Surveillance Systems, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer Journal, May 2018 (Accepted)
    • Manu, V. T., and B. M. Mehtre. "Copy-move tampering detection using affine transformation property preservation on clustered key points." Signal, Image and Video Processing(2017): 1-8.
    • Ghanshyam S. Bopche, Babu M. Mehtre, "Graph Similarity Metrics for Assessing Temporal Changes in Attack Surface of Dynamic Networks", Computers & Security, Volume 64, pp. 16–43, January 2017
    • K Sitara, BM Mehtre, "Digital Video Tampering Detection: An Overview of Passive Techniques", Digital Investigation, Volume 18, pp. 8-22, September 2016
    • Hiran V Nath, Babu M. Mehtre, "Analysis of a Multistage Attack Embedded in a Video File", Information Systems Frontiers, Springer, June 2015, DOI 10.1007/s10796-015-9570-5
    • Sugandh Shah, and B.M. Mehtre, "An Overview of Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing Techniques", Journal of Computer Virology and Hacking Techniques, Springer, November 2014
    • Vivek Kumar Yadav, B M Mehtre, "An Automated Network Security Checking and Alert System: A New Framework", ICTACT Journal on Communication Technology, Vol. 4, Issue 3, September 2013
    • Sugandh Shah, and B.M. Mehtre, "A Modern Approach to Cyber Security Analysis using Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing", International Journal of Electronics Communication and Computer Engineering, IJECCE – 2013, Volume 4, Issue (6), pp. 47 – 52.
  • Conferences
    • Manu V. T., B. M. Mehtre, "Detection of Copy-Move Forgery in Images using Segmentation and SURF", 2nd International Symposium on Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition Systems, December 16–19 2015, IITMK Trivandrum, India
    • Sitara K., B. M. Mehtre, "Real-Time Automatic Camera Sabotage Detection for Surveillance Systems", 2nd International Symposium on Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition Systems, December 16–19 2015, IITMK Trivandrum, India
    • Hiran V Nath, B. M. Mehtre, "Ensemble Learning for Detection of Malicious Content Embedded in PDF Documents", IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Informatics, Communication and Energy Systems 2015 (IEEE SPICES), February 19-21 2015, National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NITC), Kerala, India
    • Jai Narayan Goel, BM Mehtre, "Dynamic IPv6 Activation based Defense for IPv6 Router Advertisement Flooding (DOS) Attack", 5th IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research (ICCIC), December 18-20 2014, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - The Best Paper, Track 3
    • Ghanshyam Bopche and B. M. Mehtre, "Exploiting Domination in Attack Graph for Enterprise Network Hardening", 3rd International Symposium on Security in Computing and Communications (SSCC'15), August 10-13 2015, Kochi, Kerala, India.

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