Saptarshi received a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (formerly known as West Bengal University of Technology), West Bengal, India, in 2013 and the Master of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from IIEST Shibpur, India, in 2015. He joined the Department of Electrical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India as a Ph.D. student under Professor Manav Bhatnagar and Professor Bijaya K. Panigrahi, where his research activities were mainly related to the security of communication networks used for enabling smart grids with delay-sensitive traffic. He received his Ph.D. in 2021. After graduation, he started his academic career as an Assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering of GHRCE, Nagpur, India. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the SENTRY lab, CEMSE division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, working on cyber-security aspects of the power grid.
His research interests comprise the application of distributed optimization methods and game theory for the security and resilience of cyber-physical systems. His passion for cybersecurity was developed during my Master’s studies, where he had the chance to work on game-theoretic concepts related to mobile networks and different wireless access technologies. He was fascinated by this discipline which is an appropriate methodology to model the interactions between attackers and network operators and to determine the best countermeasure strategy against attacks.