Dr Ankit Thakkar is working as an Associate Professor at Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Dr Thakkar has more than 17 years of teaching experience. He received his BE degree in Computer Engineering from North Gujarat University, MTech and PhD degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Nirma University, Ahmedabad, in 2002, 2009 and 2014, respectively. His research interests include Computational Intelligence Techniques, Wireless Sensor Networks, Machine Learning, and Network Security. He has published several research papers in the international journals and conferences. He is an Associate Editor for the Swarm and Evolutionary Computation Journal of Elsevier. He has been a reviewer for many international journals and conferences. He received Gold Medal for securing the highest CPI among all graduating 2007 to 2009 batch MTech students of Computer Science and Engineering Branch, Institute of Technology, Nirma University. He is a recognized PhD guide at Nirma University and currently guiding three PhD scholars. He is serving as the Coordinator for IDEA Lab running under Institute of Technology, Nirma University. He served as the Cyber Chair for VDAT-2015 and NUiCONE 2019. He is a Life Member of ISTE. He is a member of IEEE.