Devanjan Bhattacharya, PhD
Associate Professor

General Introduction


Tel: +91- 9916581819 

General Introduction

Devanjan is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing Skills, BSDU since March 2019. He is a doctorate (2011) and M. Tech. (2007) from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee in Geomatics Engineering and holds a Bachelor of Information Technology from Delhi University (2004). Previously he held an invited position as Assistant Professor, GIS, in a central university in Turkey. He has held several post-doctoral fellowships in European Union projects sponsored by European Commission in Portugal, Italy and Czech Republic since 2013. He was a senior software engineer at Sasken Bangalore. 


His research is in the areas of geospatial technologies for smarter cities, geo-semantic sensor web and IoT, GIS, remote sensing satellite image processing, knowledge based expert systems, spatial intelligence and allied topics from information technology. He intends to start geoinformatics centered analytics and computing skills in BSDU based on advanced software systems, developing instructive medium and research on such topics. 

Qualifications : PhD (Geomatics Engineering, IIT Roorkee)
Experience : 8
Designation : Associate Professor

S.Mishra, D. Bhattacharya, A. Gupta

Congestion Adaptive Traffic Light Control and Notification Architecture Using Google Maps APIs, Data, 3(4), 2018, 67-77.


A.Degbelo, C. Granell, S. Trilles, D. Bhattacharya, S. Casteleyn, C. Kray

Opening up Smart Cities: Citizen-Centric Challenges and Opportunities from GIScience. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 5(16), 2016.


D.Bhattacharya, J. K. Ghosh, J. Komarkova, S. Banerjee, H. S. Kutoglu

Distributed GIS for Automated Natural Hazard Zonation Mapping Internet-SMS Warning towards Sustainable Society, Cogent Engineering, Taylor & Francis Online, 1(1), 2014,


J.K. Ghosh, D. Bhattacharya, P. Boccardo, N.K. Samadhiya

Automated Geo-Spatial Hazard Warning System GEOWARNS: Italian Case Study, American Soc. of Civ. Engg. J. Computing in Civ. Engg., 29(5), 0401-4065,online 2013 in print 2015,

Type of grant



Awarding body


Grant amount

Research Grant

Principal Investigator (Manager, Science and Technology)


European Union under agreement 642332 GEO-C H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014


Euros 80,000/-

Research Grant

Principal investigator

Interlinking Open GeoDatabases OSM, Natural Earth, GeoNames for Ranking



Euros 11,000/-

Research Grant

Principal investigator

Popular Usage based Hazard Warning System

Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR)

2009 - 2010

Euros 15,000/-

Two full-time PhD positions with institute funding would be available soon. The research topics are in the area of geoinformatics and geospatial technologies for smart cities and climate data analytics. Good programming skills are necessary, students with a Master’s degree (MTech/ME) in computer science / information technology / geoinformatics / allied areas are eligible for this position. Interested applicants must apply through University’s admission portal and against the advertisement. Please contact me if you are interested to know more by sending an email to In your resume, please highlight your experience and skills that match the position. Thank you for your interest in the position.

  1. Best Doctoral Thesis Award 2012 Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) New Delhi.
  2. Ministry of University and Research Italy (MIUR) Grant for Young Indian Researcher 2009-2010.
  3. Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award-2013 by National Innovation Foundation & SRISTI, @ IIM-Ahmedabad.
  4. FIG (International Federation of Surveyors) Foundation 2009 Grant winning paper at Eilat Israel.

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