Dr V. Prem Prakash
Assistant Professor (Grade II)
Educational Qualification - B.Tech. (Hons.) (IIT Kharagpur), M.Tech. (DEI, Agra),,Ph.D. (DEI, Agra in collaboration with Christian-Albrechts-Universitat-zu-Kiel, Kiel, Germany)
Area of Specialization Computer Science, Engineering Systems
Department of Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University)
Dayalbagh, AGRA - 282005 (UP), India  
Tel: 0562-6548399
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Dr. V. Prem Prakash is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering. He has fifteen years of teaching experience in academia, and teaches Operating Systems, Systems Optimization using Evolutionary Algorithms, Introduction to Programming using C, Data Structures and Computer Architecture. His research interests include heuristic optimization, machine learning, and nature-inspired computation. He has published several research papers in various national and international conferences and reputed journals. He has an Erdös number of 4. He was a visiting scientist at the University of Kiel, Germany (May-June 2019). He is a recipient of the Director’s Medal, DEI and has received several best paper awards in various conferences. He is a member of ACM and life member of SSI, ISTE and CSI.



Areas of Research

  • Nature-inspired Computation, Machine Learning, Heuristic Optimization


Research Interests

  • Parallel Computation, Memetic algorithms, Multi-objective optimization, Deep Learning


Courses Taught

Odd Semester:

  • RDC 181/182, Agricultural Operations/Social Service
  • EEM 303, Data Structures, B.Tech. (Second Year)
  • EEM 304, C Lab., B.Tech. (Second Year)
  • EEM 513, Computer Architecture, B.Tech. (Third Year)
  • EEM 514, Advanced Programming Lab., B.Tech. (Third Year)
  • EEM 705, B. Tech Major Project I
  • RDC 781, Rural Engineering Project
  • PEE 300, Major Project I (M.Tech.)
  • PEE 311, Minor Project (M.Tech.)


Even Semester :

  • EEM201, Computer Concepts and C Programming, B.Tech. (First Year)
  • EEM612, Computer Science Lab, B.Tech. (Third Year)
  • PEE211/EEM812, Operating Systems, M.Tech. (2nd Year)/B.Tech. (Final Year)
  • EEM823, Systems Optimization using Evolutionary Algorithms, B.Tech. (Final Year)
  • EEM 802, B. Tech Major Project II
  • RDC 881, Rural Engineering Project
  • EEM 803, Seminars
  • EGC 281, Industrial Visits
  • PEE 400, Major Project II(M.Tech.)
  • PEE 411, Minor Project (M.Tech.)


Honors and Recognitions

  • Best Paper Award, 32nd National Systems Conference, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (2008).
  • Best OR Application in Engineering Award (sponsored by Operations Research Society of India and AU-Trichy), International Conference on Operations Research Applications in Engineering and Management, Tiruchirappalli (2009).
  • Director’s Medal for ranking first in the Master of Technology Program in Engineering Systems at Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Agra (2009).
  • Best Technical Paper Award, 34th National Systems Conference, National Institute of Technology, National Institute of Technology, Surathkal (2010).
  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on Agile Manufacturing Systems (ICAM-2011), Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra (2011).
  • Best Paper Award, 39th National Systems Conference, JNTU, Hyderabad (2014).
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE-Sponsored XLII NSC, DEI, Dayalbagh (2017).


Invited Talks

  1. “Hybrid Meta-heuristic Strategies for Constrained MST Generation”, Indo-German Workshop on Engineering and Analysis of Evolutionary Algorithms (EAEA 2013), DEI, Agra, 17th January, 2013.
  2.  “Applications of Machine-learning – An Analytics Perspective,” Workshop on Fundamental of Artificial Intelligence in Education,  School of Education DEI, under PMMMNMTT (MHRD). 27th May 2019.
  3. “Fast Heuristics for generating Euclidean Leaf Constrained Minimum Spanning Trees”, Mathematisches Seminar, Christian-Albrechts-Universitat-zu-Kiel, Kiel, Germany, 10th June 2019.

Professional Service

  • Editorial Assistant, Paritantra: Journal of Systems Science and Engineering,  Systems Society of India (2016)
  • TPC Member/reviewer in various conferences such as CONMEDIA 2017, AR4MET 2017, AR4MET 2016, ISCAIE 2014, IEEE ROBIONETICS 2017, IEEE ROBIONETICS 2016, ICAIS 2013, TIME-E 2013, IEEE ICCSII 2013.
  • Reviewer, Computers and OR (Elsevier), Mathematical Reviews (AMS), Expert Systems (Wiley), Soft Computing (Springer).
  • Mentor in Smart India Hackathon 2017 and Smart India Hackathon 2020 Finals.


Selected Publications



  1. V. Prem Prakash and C. Patvardhan, “Serial and Parallel Memetic Algorithms for the Bounded-diameter Minimum Spanning Tree Problem”, Expert Systems, Wiley (Impact factor 1.546), https://doi.org/10.1111/exsy.12610, 2020
  2. V. Prem Prakash and C. Patvardhan, “Novel Heuristics for the Euclidean Leaf-constrained Minimum Spanning Tree Problem”, Springer Nature Computer Science, Springer-Verlag, 1 (113) April 2020
  3. V. Prem Prakash, C. Patvardhan and A. Srivastav, “A novel Hybrid Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithm for the bi-Objective Minimum Diameter-Cost Spanning Tree (bi-MDCST) problem”, Vol. 87, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (Elsevier), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engappai.2019.103237, 2020. (Impact factor 4.201).
  4. C. Patvardhan, Prakash, V.P and A. Srivastav. “Fast Heuristics for Large Instances of the Euclidean Bounded Diameter Minimum Spanning Tree Problem”, pp. 281–292, Informatica, Volume 39 (3), 2015.  (Impact factor 0.640)
  5. C.  Patvardhan, Prakash, V.P and A. Srivastav.  “Novel Quantum-inspired Evolutionary Algorithms for the Quadratic Knapsack Problem”, International Journal of Mathematics in Operations Research, Inderscience, pp 114 – 127, Vol. 4(2), 2012. (CiteScore 1.2)
  6. C. Patvardhan and Prakash, V.P. “On heuristic approaches towards building Diameter Constrained Minimum Spanning Trees”, DEI Journal of Science and Engineering Research, ISSN-0970-0463, Vol. 15(1), 2011.
  7. C. Patvardhan and Prakash, V.P.  “Deterministic Heuristics  and  an Evolutionary Algorithm  for  the Bounded Diameter  Minimum  Spanning  Tree  Problem”,  Indian  Journal  of  Industrial  and  Applied Mathematics, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 2 (1), pp 56 – 66, July 2009.
  8. E. Agarwal, Bansal A., Prakash V.P. and Maheshwari U.  “Finite State Models  of Generic Web Ontologies using  Description  Logics-Based  Web  Ontology  Language  (OWL-DL)”,  pp  40-42, CSI Communications,  September 2007.


Conference Proceedings

  1. Vaibhav Gupta, Shivam Gautam, Pranjal Agarwal, Vikrant Jain and V. Prem Prakash, “Wildfire Notification Device (WIND 1.0): An IOT-based system for timely notification of fires in National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries and Forests,” (to appear) In Proc. of  International Conference on Innovative Engineering Design – ICoIED 2020, Advances in Engineering Design, Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-981-334-017-6, January, 2021, Dehradun, India.
  2. Rishabh Singhal, Ayushi Sengar, V. Prem Prakash and Mayank Agrawal, “A novel heuristic for estimating two colorability for conflict free coloring in simple graphs,” (to appear) In Proc. of Forty Third National Systems Conference, IIT Roorkee, Advances in Engineering Design, Springer-Verlag, January 2021, DOI:10.1007/978-981-15-8025-3.
  3. Mahima Yadav and V. P. Prakash, “A comparison of the effectiveness of two novel clustering-based heuristics for the p-centre problem”, In Proc. ICDIS 2019, Advances in Data and Information Sciences, Springer Verlag LNNS Vol 94, February 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-0694-9_24
  4. Mudit Goswami, V. Prem Prakash, and Dhruv Goswami, “Animal-Vehicle Collision Mitigation Using Deep Learning in Driver Assistance”, in M. Singh et al. (Eds.): ICACDS 2019, pp. 284–295, CCIS 1045, Springer Nature Singapore, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-9939-8_26.
  5. Gupta, B.C., Prakash, V.P.: Greedy heuristics for the travelling thief problem. In: 39th National Systems Conference (NSC), IEEE Conference Proceedings, pp. 1–5 ,2016.
  6. V. P. Prakash, C.  Patvardhan and A. Srivastav.  “Novel Fast and Effective Heuristic approaches for the Leaf Constrained Minimum Spanning Tree Problem”, Proceedings of the IEEE Sponsored 41st NSC, December, 2017.
  7. V. P. Prakash, C.  Patvardhan and A. Srivastav.  “Novel Heuristics for the Bi-objective Diameter Constrained Minimum Spanning Tree Problem”, Next Generation Computing Technologies, Springer CCIS 1865-0929, October, 2017.
  8. Bishwas C Gupta and V. P. Prakash. “Heuristics for the Travelling Thief Problem”, Proceedings of XXXIX National Systems Conference, IEEE Xplore, December 2015.
  9. C.  Patvardhan, Prakash, V.P and A. Srivastav.  “Parallel Heuristics for the Bounded Diameter Minimum Spanning Tree Problem”, XIth IEEE India Annual Conference (INDICON 2014), pp. 1 – 5, December, 2014.
  10. Prakash V.P. and Patvardhan C., “Hybrid Metaheuristic Strategies for Constrained MST Generation”, Indo-German Workshop on Engineering and Analysis of Evolutionary Algorithms (EAEA 2013), January 16th-18th, 2013, D.E.I., Agra (invited talk).
  11. C. Patvardhan, Prakash, V.P and A. Srivastav. “An improved evolutionary algorithm for the Quadratic Knapsack Problem”, Proceedings of International Conference on Agile Manufacturing Systems, Narosa, December 2011.
  12. C. Patvardhan and Prakash, V.P. “A Fast Heuristic for  large instances of the Bounded Diameter Minimum Spanning Tree Problem”,  Proceedings  of  the  34th National  Systems  Conference,  NIT,  Surathkal, India, December 2010. (Best Technical Paper Award)
  13. C. Patvardhan and Prakash, V.P. “Novel Deterministic Heuristics for building Minimum Spanning Trees with Constrained  Diameter”,  accepted  in  Third  International  Conference  on  Pattern Recognition  and Machine Intelligence (PReMI’09), Proc. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg LNCS, December 2009.
  14. C. Patvardhan, Prakash, V.P and A. Srivastav.  “A Novel QiEA for solving the QKP Problem”,  pp. 1083-1087, Proceedings  of  the  International  Conference  on  Operations  Research Applications  in  Engineering  and  Management  (ICOREM),  Tiruchhirapalli,  India,  May  2009.  (ORSI/AU-Trichy Best OR Application in Engineering Award).


Administrative Responsibilities/Positions

  • Member, B.Tech. Major Projects’ Evaluation Committee (2012 onwards)
  • Member of various sub-committees, DEI Admissions Committee (2012 onwards)
  • Class Proctor, M.Tech. (P.T.), (2012 - 2015)
  • Member, Department Moderation Committee (2013 onwards)
  • Member, Departmental DST SAP / FIST proposal submission Committee (2012 – 2013)
  • Expert, Civil Engineering Curriculum Development Workshop (2014)
  • Lab In-charge, Engineering Computer Center, Faculty of Engineering (2014 onwards)
  • Faculty Mentor, Co-op Training for Pre-Final Year B.Tech. Electrical Engineering students (2014 onwards)
  • Member, M.Tech. Major and Minor Projects’ Evaluation Committee (2014, 2017 onwards)
  • Teacher In-charge, Industrial Visits of B.Tech. (2nd year) Electrical Engineering (2011, 2013, 2018)
  • Faculty Co-ordinator, Classical/Light Vocal and Instrumental Activities (2015 onwards)
  • Faculty Co-ordinator, Select Literary Activities (2014-16)
  • Class Proctor, B.Tech. (1st Year) (2016 onwards)
  • Program Officer, NSS (2015 – 2019)
  • Departmental Co-ordinator for Faculty Placements (2016 – 2018)
  • Faculty Co-ordinator, Youth Parliament (2018 – 2020)
  • Mentor, Faculty of Engineering, DEI teams in Smart India Hackathon Finals (2017, 2020)
  • Member, Academic Council of DEI (2020-2021)


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