Mr. Vadiraja Acharya holds an M.Tech degree in Computer Networking and Engineering from VTU, Belagavi. He is pursuing PhD in VTU, Belagavi. He is working as an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of CSE in PESU. Prior to this he was working as an Assistant Professor at Jyothy Institute of Technology. He has over 14 years of Teaching experience. He was a Project Assistant at SERC, IISc for a year. He was an intern at VmWare, India for a year. His areas of interests include, IoT, IoT Security Frameworks, Cloud for IoT and ICT in Education. He has presented papers in conferences and guided many student projects. He has given numerous talks at various SDPs & FDPs. He mentored the winning team of JIT at SIH-2020. He is a Member of ACM, Life member of CSI and ISTE. He is associated with the IoT-C and is working on couple of projects with interns.