Suman Kundu
Suman Kundu

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Short Biographical Sketch

Suman Kundu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur. He leads the research group SoNAA: Social Network Analysis and Application in the department. Dr. Kundu received his Ph.D. degree from Jadavpur University in 2017. His doctoral research work was carried out at the Center for Soft Computing Research, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata between 2010 and 2015. Prior to that he had done his Masters in Software Engineering from Jadavpur University in 2009. He visited Engine group at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology in 2018-2019 for his postdoctoral research.

Dr. Kundu has more than 6 years of industrial software development experience with Zinfi Software Systems Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata. He published several articles in the area of social network analysis, network science, granular computing, soft computing and streaming graph algorithms. His research interests includes social network analysis, network science, streaming algorithms, big data, fuzzy and rough set, and granular computing.


  1. Assistant Professor

    Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur

    Responsibilities include:

    • Taught 46+ Credits (Cumulative Students about 880+) in 5 years with average feedback of 4 out of 5.
    • UG Level- Data Visualization (2023,2024), Social Networks (2022), Software Engineering (2020, 2021), Design and Analysis of Algorithms (2019)
    • PG Level- Social Network Analysis (2020, 2021, 2022, 2024), Algorithms for Big Data (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2022 Summer for Executive), Distributed Algorithms (2023)
    • Lectures- Malware Analysis and Risk Management for Cybersecurity Bootcamp, Database Management under Archiving Course of Digital Humanities
    • Courses Developed- Learning on Graphs and its Applications, Social Networks, Social Network Analysis, Software Engineering, Randomized Algorithms, Soft Computing Techniques, Advanced Data Structure, Algorithms for Big Data etc.
    • Research (Supervising six Ph.D. students apart from several masters and UG students)
  2. Adiunkt (Postdoctoral Research)

    Department of Computational Intelligence, Politechnika Wrocławska
    Worked with Prof. Przemysław Kazienko & Prof. Nitesh Chawla on project Fusion and uncertainty in information diffusion.
  3. Consultant

    Zinfi Software Systems Pvt. Ltd.
    • Managing Research and Development
    • Responsible for designing architecture of the product
    • Total value earned: ≈ US$20,500
  4. Senior Software Engineer

    Zinfi Software Systems Pvt. Ltd.
    • Started with Trainee Software Engineer, eventually promoted to Senior Software Engineer
    • Responsible for manage team of 3‑5 software developer.
    • Designed and developed software architecture of three modules


  1. Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering on Social Network Analysis

    Center for Soft Computing Research, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

    Thesis on Granular Model for Social Networks, Target Set Selection and Fuzzy‑Rough Community Detection. Supervised by Padma Shri Prof Sankar Kumar Pal. The major contributions are summarized as below.

    • Proposed two new centrality measures and a deprecation‑based greedy strategy for influence maximization.
    • Developed a new fuzzy granular model for social network and defined fuzzy‑rough community.
    • Formulated an index Normalized Fuzzy Mutual Information (NFMI) for compare two fuzzy partition matrices.
    • Published 6 peer‑reviewed articles (1 conference, 4 journals and one book chapter)
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  2. M.Eng. Software Engineering

    Jadavpur University

    GPA: 8.84/10

    Thesis on Reconstructing a Minimum Weighted Spanning Tree After Topological Changes. Supervised by Prof. Uttam K. Roy. Contributions include:

    • Proposed a distributed algorithm to reconstruct MST in a distributed environment after a link failure.
    • Published one international peer‑reviewed conference article
Skills & Hobbies
Research Interests
Network Science
Streaming Graphs
GenAI for Education
Skills & Hobbies
Technical Writting
Software Development