Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune


Established u/s 3 of the UGC act 1956. 

MHRD, Government of India  has placed DIAT (DU) in Category 'A' Deemed University  & 'NAAC' and NBA Accredited

(An Autonomous Organization, Department of Defence Research & Development, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India)

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Dr. Sunita Dhavale
Dr. Sunita Vikrant Dhavale
PhD ,M.Tech (Computer Science Engineering)
Assistant Professor,
EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH-v9)
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Academic Experience :
  • 08 Years
Industry Experience
  • 04 Years
Professional Membership :


Awards and Honors :
  • Received NVIDIA Hardware Research Grant - TITAN V GPU for carrying out research in deep learning based research projects, Jan 2019.
  • IETE-M N Saha Memorial Award -2016 for research paper titled, “State Transition Based Embedding in Cepstrum Domain for Audio Copyright Protection” published in IETE Journal of Research Vol 61 No 1, Jan-Feb 2015 issue, as the Best Application Oriented Paper, September-2016. The paper is authored by Sunita Dhavale, Dr. R. S. Deodhar, Prof. L. M. Patnaik and Dr. Debasish Pradhan.
  • Received Outstanding Women Achiever Award for Engineering Category by VENUS International Women Awards (VIWA-2016), March 2016.
  • Selected as one of the top performers in Four Week online FDP titled “FDP301x : Mentoring Educators in Educational Technology”, organized by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission for Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT), MHRD, GoI, IIT Bombay, during May 17th, 2018 to June 27th, 2018.
  • Selected as one of the top performers in Four Week AICTE approved online FDP by IIT Bombay on - Use of ICT in Education for Online and Blended Learning, May 2nd, 2016 to July 10th, 2016
  • Received Full Time PhD Research Scholarship for 2010-2011 from DIAT, Pune
  • EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH-v9)

Microsoft Certified Professional for WINNT 4.0

Area’s of Research :

Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Image/Video Security and Forensics, Cyber Security

Publications (Total) Journals Conference Proceedings Patents Book Book Chapter
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  • Sunita Dhavale, “Constructing an Ethical Hacking Knowledge Base for Threat Awareness and Prevention”, Book published by IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA. ISBN13: 9781522576280|ISBN10: 1522576282|EISBN13: 9781522576297|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7628-0
  • Sunita Dhavale, “Advanced Image-Based Spam Detection and Filtering Techniques”, Book Published by CyberTech: An Imprint of MKP Technologies, Hershey, PA, USA IGI Global, March 2017, ISBN13: 9781683180135|ISBN10: 1683180135|EISBN13: 9781683180142|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-68318-013-5.

Book Chapter:

  • 1. Adrita Barari and Sunita Dhavale, “Video Saliency Detection for Visual Cryptography – based Watermarking”, Section 1, Chapter 6, Innovative Research in Attention Modelling and Computer Vision Applications Book, A volume in the Advances in Computational Intelligence and Robotics (ACIR) Book Series,  Editor: Rajarshi Pal, pp. 132-170, IGI Global Publisher, 30 Oct. 2015. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-8723-3.
  • 2. Sunita Dhavale, "Insiders Attack Analysis in Building an Effective Cyber Security for an Organization", Book Chapter published online in book titled Psychological and Behavioral Examinations in Cyber Security, ISBN13: 9781522540533, IGI Global, Jan 2018

Articles :

  • 1. V. Prasad and Sunita V. Dhavale, “H.264/AVC Video Protection Model based on Private Cloud for Military Organization”, IEEE International Conference on Circuit, Power and Computing Technologies (ICCPCT–2016), Noorul Islam University, Tamilnadu, 18th-19th March 2016. (Received Best Paper Award).
  • 2. Akshay Kapoor and Sunita V. Dhavale, “Control Flow Graph Based Multiclass Malware Detection Using Bi Normal Separation”, Defence Science Journal, DESIDOC, March 2016, Vol. 66, No. 2, March 2016, pp. 138-145, DOI: 10.14429/dsj.66.9701. Impact Factor: 0.29
  • 3. Sunita V. Dhavale, Rajendra S. Deodhar, Debasish Pradhan and L. M. Patnaik, “State Transition Based Embedding in Cepstrum Domain for Audio Copyright Protection”, IETE Journal of Research, Vol. 61, Issue 1, 2015, pp. 41-55, Taylor and Francis publisher, 2015 (IETE-M N Saha Memorial Award -2016 - Best Application Oriented Paper)
  • 4. Sunita V. Dhavale and Priyadarshani M. Kate,”Two Phase Static Analysis Technique for Android Malware Detection”, Third International Symposium on Women in Computing and Informatics WCI '15, August 10-13, 2015, Kochi, India ACM. Pages: 650-655 doi:10.1145/2791405.2791558
  • 5. Shashank Sharma and Sunita V. Dhavale, “Passive Video Forgery Detection using DWT and Spatio-Temporal Analysis”, 3rd International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communication Systems, ICACCS-2016, Coimbatore, IEEE, 22nd – 23rd Jan 2016.
  • 6. Sunita V. Dhavale, Rajendra S. Deodhar, Debasish Pradhan and L. M. Patnaik, “A Robust Zero Watermarking Algorithm for Stereo Audio Signals”, International Journal of Information and Computer Security, Inderscience Publishers, 2016, In Press, SJR:0.18
  • 7. B Lokhande, S Dhavale,”Overview of information flow tracking techniques based on taint analysis for android”, International Conference on Computing for Sustainable Global Development (INDIACom), 2014, IEEE pp. 749-753, DOI:·10.1109/IndiaCom.2014.6828062.
  • 8. A Barari, S Dhavale, “An Overview of Visual Cryptography based Video Watermarking Schemes: Techniques and Performance Comparison”, Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Computer Science, AETACS-2013, Association of Computer Electronics and Electrical Engineers Publisher, 2013
  • 9. Sunil Jaiswal, Sunita Dhavale, “Temporal Forensics of MPEG Video Using Discrete Wavelet Transform and Support Vector Machine “, International Conference onAdvanced Computing, Networking, and Informatics (ICACNI 2013), Raipur, 12-14 June 2013. Proceedings in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing , Springer India, Volume 243, 2014, pp 645-651.
  • 10. Ruchir Prasad, SV Dhavale, Scaling and Translation Resistant Tchebichef Moments in Image Watermarking, International Proceedings of Computer Science & Information Technology, 2012

Received NVIDIA Hardware Research Grant - TITAN V GPU for carrying out her research in deep learning based research projects, Jan 2019.