Faculty Profile

Dr. Shahna K U
Assistant Professor, Senior Grade


Dr. Shahna K U is presently working as Assistant Professor (Senior Grade) in the Department of Computer Applications. She completed her PhD in the area of Cryptography from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala. Shahna completed Master’s Degree (MCA) and Bachelor’s Degree (BCA) from MES College, Marampally in the year 2005 and 2002 respectively.

She started off the career in FISAT in the year 2008 in Department of Computer Applications. Prior to joining FISAT, she worked as Lecturer in Depaul Institute of Science and Technology, Angamaly and MES College, Marampally. She has over 17.5 years of teaching experience in Computer Applications. Dr. Shahna published research articles in SCI indexed Journals with high Impact Factors. All of her publications are Scopus indexed.

Over this period of time, she delivered lectures on many subjects including Data Structures, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Structured Programming in C, Object Oriented Programming with C++, Cryptography and Cyber Security, Computer Security, System Software, Artificial Intelligence, Operating Systems, Advanced Operating Systems, Mathematical Foundations for Computer Science, Digital System and logic Design, Software Engineering, Micro Processors, and Client Server Computing.


Educational Qualification






School of Computer Sciences



Computer Applications



MES College , Marampally


Sl.No. Position Institution Period
1 Assistant Professor Federal Institute of Science and Technology (FISAT), Angamaly 26/05/2008

to  till date

2. Lecturer MES College , Marampally 3rd January 2006 –

17th September 2007

3. Lecturer Depaul Institute of Science and Technology (DIST),  Angamaly 19th September 2007-

24th May 2008


Awards and honours


  1. Research grant from BIIC (Business Innovation and Incubation Centre), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam


Administrative & Institutional Support

Department Representative FISTAA

Department Representative, IEDC  cell

NAAC Criteria 6 Coordinator

Department NBA Coordinator

Department staff coordinator -Alumni Rewind

Class In charge 2023 B Batch


Research & Publications


Research Area:

  • Cryptography
  • Image Encryption
  • Image Processing

Research Publications

Google Scholar link: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=3dFDt2UAAAAJ&hl=en

  • Novel Chaos Based Cryptosystem Using Four-Dimensional Hyper Chaotic Map with Efficient Permutation and Substitution Techniques”, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, Volume 170, May 2023, 113383 , Elsevier. (SCI Impact Factor: 9.992) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chaos.2023.113383

  • Novel Hyper Chaotic Color Image Encryption Based on Pixel and Bit Level Scrambling with Diffusion”, Signal Processing: Image Communication, Volume 99, November 2021, 116495, Elsevier. (SCI Impact Factor: 3.256)  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.image.2021.116495

  • A novel image encryption scheme using both pixel level and bit level permutation with chaotic map“, Applied Soft Computing, Volume 90, May 2020, Elsevier. (SCI Impact Factor: 8.263)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asoc.2020.106162

  • A Novel Image Encryption Technique Using Multiple One-Dimensional Chaotic Map”, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (AISC), Vol 1383, pp.891-903, December 2020, Springer, Cham. (SCOPUS)

  • An Image Encryption Technique using Henon Map and Josephus Traversal”, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (AISC), Vol 939, pp. 375-385, 2019, Springer, Cham. (SCOPUS)

  • An image encryption technique using logistic map and Z-order curve“, In 2018 International Conference on Emerging Trends and Innovations in Engineering and Technological Research (ICETIETR), pp. 1-6, July 2018, IEEE. (SCOPUS)

FDPs/Trainings attended

FDPs/Conferences /Workshops/Seminar

  • FDP on Outcome Based Education (OBE) organized by JPM Arts and Science College from 16th to 22nd February 2023.
  • International Winter school on Cyber Security and Threat Intelligence organized by CUSAT, Kochi from 17th to 28th January 2022.
  • Outcome Based  Education from 10/05/2023 to 17/05/2023 organized by Nirmala College,Muvattupuzha
  • ChatGPT & AI Tools  14/06/2023 to 21/06/2023 organized by Marian College,Kuttikkanam
  • ATAL Academy FDP on Ability and Inability of AI organized by Gandhi Institute for Technology (GIFT) from 21st to 26th June 2021.
  • ATAL Academy FDP on Stress Management organized by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences from 6th to 9th September 2021.
  • FDP on Data Analytics in Machine Learning Techniques organized by Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering from 23rd to 28th August 2021.
  • FDP on Fine Tune Your Research Planning organized by Govt. Engineering College, Palakkad from 22nd to 26th March 2021.
  • Workshop on Network and System Administration organized by FISAT on 10 may 2021.
  • FDP on Digital tools for Writing, Authoring and Reviewing Manuscripts organized by IIT, Guwahathi from 12th to 23rd July 2021.
  • FDP on Deep Learning and Neural Network organized by Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology from 5th to 9th July 2021.
  • FDP on Learning Management System organized by St. Jeoseph’s College of Engineering and Technology from 10th to 15th August 2020.
  • FDP on IT Infrastructure and Cyber Security organized by Oriental College of Technology from 25th and 26th July 2020.
  • FDP on Recent Trends and Advancements in Information Technology organized by FISAT from 27th July to 1st august 2020.
  • Springer Conference on Innovations in Bio-Inspired Computing and Applications (IBICA 2018) organized by Toc H Institute of Science and Technology from 17th to 19th December 2018.
  • IEEE International Conference on Emerging Trends and Innovation In Engineering and Technological Research organized by Toc H Institute of Science and Technology from 11th to 13th July 2018.
  • Workshop on Digital Fabrication Techniques organized by FISAT from 12th to 13th July 2018.
  • FDP on Agile Methodology organized by FISAT on 3rd
  • Work shop on Data Analytics, Mining and Machine Learning Using R organized by School of Computer Sciences, MG University from 27th to 31st March 2017.
  • Workshop on R-Programming organized by FISAT from 13th to 14th July 2016.
  • FDP on Team Work organized by TCS, Cochin on 28th April 2015.
  • FDP on Diverse Learning Methods organized by TCS, Cochin 28th April 2015.
  • ISTE Workshop on Networking organized by FISAT from 30th June to 5th July 2015.
  • ISTE Workshop on DBMS organized by FISAT from 21st may to 31st may 2013.
  • Faculty Development Programme organized by TCS, Cochin on 9th Oct 2013.
  • Workshop on NPTEL organized by FISAT on 12th December 2012.
  • Work shop on High Impact Teaching Skills Conducted by WIPRO – Mission 10X at Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Kakkanad from 20th  to 25th  April 2009.


Resource Person


  1. Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (Indexed in Scopus, Web of Science and SCIE)
  2. Reviewer:   Peer J Computer Science Journal (Indexed in Scopus, Web of Science and SCIE)
  3. Reviewer:   Sensing and Imaging (SSTA) Journal-Springer
  4. Reviewer:   Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology
  5.  Reviewer:   Bulletin of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (BEEI)
  6. Reviewer:   Journal of supercomputing- Springer
  7. Editorial Board Member and Reviewer:   Proceedings of International Conference on Advancements in Computer Applications (ICACA 2021) , Department of Computer Applications, FISAT
  8. Session Chair and Reviewer:  Sixth International Conference on “Advanced Computing and Communication Technologies for High Performance Applications” – ACCTHPA’23, Department of Computer Science, FISAT.


Projects Guided

Scene Generation

Alliance For Sustainability

Stemclass – Competency Education Management

Vehicle Statistics Monitoring And Classification

Speech Synthesizer

Object Detection Using Yolo

Intrusion Detection System

Transparent Charity Application Using Blockchain


Courses offered

Cryptography and Cyber Security

System Software

Advanced Operating System

Mathematical Foundations for Computimg

Computer networks

Object oriented programming

Data structures

Algorithm analysis and design






Staff Room 2

North Block (NB 204)- Post Graduate Section


Email: shahnakakkatt@fisat.ac.in