Mr. Vadiraja Acharya holds an M.Tech degree in Computer Networking and Engineering from VTU, Belagavi. He has over 14 years of Teaching experience. He was a Project Assistant at SERC, IISc for a year. He was an intern at VMWare, India for a year. His areas of interests include, IoT, IoT Security Frameworks, Cloud for IoT and ICT in Education. He has presented papers in conferences and guided many student projects. He has given numerous talks at various SDPs & FDPs. He mentored the winning team of JIT at SIH-2020. He is a Member of ACM, Life member of CSI and ISTE. Currently he is associated with the PESU-IoT centre at the RR campus.