Jit Biswas

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Senior Lecturer

Telephone: +65 6486 7049
Office #: 1.502-25
Pillar / Cluster: Information Systems Technology and Design, Science and Math
Research Areas:Networking and Computing Systems, Data Science


Dr Jit Biswas is a Senior Lecturer in the ISTD Pilllar at SUTD where he has taught computer science courses at Freshmore and Junior levels (terms 3, 4 and 6). Previously he was in various positions and departments at the A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore. His most recent research focus has been Healthcare applications using Ambient Intelligence and Sensor Networking technologies. His work focused on services and applications for eldercare, and involved collaboration with hospitals and nursing homes for the purpose of deploying and testing new ways of monitoring and taking care of the elderly. Prior to this he worked in the area of computer networking, mainly on collaborative research projects in areas such as broadband networking, network management and optical networking.


  • 1987 – PhD, University of Texas at Austin (Computer Science)
  • 1983 – M.S., Southern Methodist University (Computer Science)
  • 1979 – Post Grad Dip. in Ind Engg., National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, INDIA (Industrial Engineering)
  • 1977 – B.E. Hons, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan, INDIA (Electrical and Electronics Engineering)

Research Interests

Networking, Internet of Things, Healthcare IT

Selected Journal Publications

  • Hamdi Aloulou, Mounir Mokhtari, Thibaut Tiberghien, Romain Endelin and Jit Biswas, “Uncertainty Handling in Semantic Reasoning for Accurate Context Understanding”, in Knowledge-Based Systems, December 2014
  • Yan Liu, Xian Zhang, Liu Yang, Dong J.S., Jun Sun, J. Biswas, M. Mokhtari, “Towards formal modeling and verification of pervasive computing systems”, LNCS Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence, Sept 2014
  • Aloulou H., Mokhtari M., Tiberghien T., Biswas J. and Yap P.,”An Adaptable and Flexible Framework for Assistive Living of Cognitively Impaired People”, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Healthcare Engineering, August 2013
  • Aloulou H., Mokhtari M., Tiberghien T., Biswas J., Phua C., Lin J. H. K. and Yap P., “Deployment of Assistive Living Technology in a Nursing Home Environment: Methods and Lessons Learned”, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, April 2013
  • Lu Z., Wen Y., Fan R., Tan S. and Biswas J., “Distributed Algorithm for In-Network Operator Tree Placement in Wireless Sensor Networks”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication (JSAC),  Vol. 31, Issue 4., Pages 743-755, 2013.
  • Biswas J, Tolstikov A, Maniyeri J, Foo V, Aung A P W, Phua C, Huang W, Shue L, Kavitha G, Lee J-E and Yap P, “Health and Wellness Monitoring through Wearable and Ambient Sensors: Exemplars from Home-based Care of Elderly with Mild Dementia”, Annals of Telecommunications, Vol. 65. No 9/10 September/October 2010
  • Tolstikov A, Hong X, Biswas J, Nugent C D, Chen L and Parente G, “Comparison of Fusion Methods Based on DST and DBN in Human Activity Recognition”, Journal of Control Theory and ApplicationsSpecial Issue: ‘Wireless Sensor Networks: from Theory to Practice’, Springer, 2010
  • Aung A P W, Foo V, Biswas J, Hsia C, Koujuch L and Huang W, “Sleeping Posture Classification for Pressure Ulcer Prevention”, Journal of Healthcare Engineering, 2010
  • Jit Biswas, Maniyeri Jayachandran, Louis Shue, Kavitha Gopalakrishnan and Philip Yap, “Design and Trial Deployment of a Practical Sleep Activity Pattern Monitoring System”,  International Journal of Assistive Robotics and Systems (IJARS) Vol. 10 Number 4, December 2009, pages 61-75
  • Feki M A, Biswas J and Tolstikov A, “Model and Algorithmic Framework for Detection and Correction of Cognitive Errors”, International Journal of Healthcare Engineering, August 2009
  • Aung A P W, Foo S, Maniyeri J, Biswas J and Yap P, “Smart Wireless Continence Management System for Persons with Dementia”, Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health, Vol 14 No 8, pages 825-832, (2008)

Selected Conference Publications

  • Ibrahim Sadek, Biswas J., Foo S. F. Victor, Mounir Mokhtari, IEEE BHI2017, “Continuous and Unconstrained Vital Signs Monitoring with Ballistocardiogram Sensors in Headrest Position”, Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, Florida, February 16-19, 2017, Feb 2017
  • Ibrahim Sadek, Jit Biswas, Zhu Yongwei, Zhang Haihong, Jayachandran Maniyeri, Chen Zhihao, Teo Juteng, Ng Soonhuat and Mounir Mokhtari, “Sensor Data Quality Processing for Vital Signs with Opportunistic Ambient Sensing”, Proceedings of the 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Orlando, August 2016
  • Ibrahim Sadek, Biswas J., Foo S. F. Victor, Mounir Mokhtari, “Automatic Detection of Heart Rate from FBG Sensors using Sensor Fusion and CEEMDAN”, IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT), Nov 2015
  • Srinivasan A., Zhang H.H., Lin Zhiping, Biswas J. and Chen Z. H., “Towards numerical temporal-frequency system modelling of associations between electrocardiogram and ballistocardiogram”, IEEE International EMBS Neural Engineering Conference (EMBS), Aug 2015
  • Zhu Y.W., Foo S. F. Victor, Hao J.Z. Emily, Maniyeri J., Guan C.T., Zhang H. H., Phua J. L. Eugene and Biswas J., “Heart Rate Estimation from FBG Sensors using Cepstrum Analysis and Sensor Fusion”, International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Aug 2014
  • Biswas J., Zhu Y.W., Zhang H.H., Maniyeri J., Chen Z.H., and Guan C.T., “Information processing of optical sensor data in ambient applications”, International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP), Apr 2014
  • Aung A.P.W., Lin J. H. K., Lee V. Y. A., Phua C., Tiberghien, T., Aloulou H., Zhan X., Yan L., Biswas J. and Yap P., “Challenges, Experiences and Lessons Learned from Deploying Patient Monitoring and Assistance System at Dementia Care Hostel”, International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, June 2013
  • Yan Liu, Xian Zhang, Jin Song Dong, Yang Liu, Jun Sun, Jit Biswas and Mounir Mokhtari, “Formal Analysis of Pervasive Computing Systems”, Proceedings of the 17th IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS2012), July 18th – 20th 2012.
  • Nirmalya Roy, Misra A., Julien C,. Das S. K., Jit Biswas, “An Energy Efficient Quality Adaptive Multi-Modal Sensor Framework for Context Recognition”, IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2011, (nominated for best paper award)
  • Andrei Tolstikov, Phua C.W.C., Biswas J., Huang W.M., “Multiple People Activity Recognition using MHT over DBN”, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Smart Home and Health Telematics (ICOST2011), LNCS6719 Springer – Toward Useful Services for Elderly and People with Disabilities, 20th June 2011 pg 313
  • Kelvin Sim, Phua C.W.C, Yap G. E., Biswas J., Mokhtari M., “Activity Recognition using Correlated Pattern Mining for People with Dementia”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS2011), Published by IEEE, 30th August 2011.
  • Biswas J, Maniyeri J, Gopalakrishnan K, Shue L, Phua J E, Palit H N, Foo Y S and Li X, “Processing of wearable sensor data on the cloud – a step towards scaling of continuous monitoring of health and well-being”, Proceedings of the IEEE EMBC 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug-Sept 2010
  • Aung A. P. W., Huang W., Foo V., Biswas J., Hsia C. C. and Koujuch L., “Situation Aware Patient Monitoring In and Around the Bed using Multimodal Sensing Intelligence”, Proceedings of Intelligent Environments 2010 (IE2010), 19-21 June 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Hwang S-M, Kim K-J, Islam M, Hun E-N, Huang W, Foo V, Tolstikov A, Aung A P W, Maniyeri J and Biswas J, “Multi-Modal Sensing Smart Spaces Embedded with WSN Based Image Camera”, Proceedings of Special Workshop, PETRA 2010, June 2010, Samos Greece
  • Jit Biswas, Mounir Mokhtari, Jin-Song Dong and Philip Yap, “Mild Dementia Care at Home – Integrating Activity Monitoring, User Interface Plasticity and Scenario Verification”, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST2010, Seoul Korea, June 2010, pages 160-170
  • Huang W, Aung A P W, Foo V, Biswas J, Hsia C and Koujuch L, “Multimodal Sleeping Posture Classification”, Proceedings of International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) 2010
  • Koujuch L, Hsia C C, Aung A P W, Foo V, Huang W and Biswas J, “An Approach for Incorporating End User Knowledge into Applications of Information Extraction, Classification and Fusion in Institutional Eldercare”, International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms and Networks (ISPAN2009), Kao-Hsiung, Taiwan, December 2009