Dr Girish Bekaroo


Dr Girish Bekaroo
NameDr Girish Bekaroo
Job titleMRU- Associate Professor in Computer Science
Research institute
Primary appointmentMauritius Campus
Email addressG.Bekaroo@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1753-4300
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Dr Girish Bekaroo (SMIEEE) is an Associate Professor in Computer Science and the Interim Head of School: Science and Technology at Middlesex University Mauritius. He has a PhD in Sustainable Computing from the University of Technology Mauritius in 2016. Dr Bekaroo was a Scholar at the University of Hull, UK, and a Fulbright Research Scholar at the University of California, Davis, USA. Dr Bekaroo has also been the Campus Lead – Research and Knowledge Exchange at Middlesex University Mauritius, responsible to promote a research culture and to build research capacity at the university. As a researcher, Dr Bekaroo has been the Principal Investigator, co-Investigator and Research Consultant of over 12 funded research projects related to the application of cutting-edge technologies to address topical research issues including carbon footprint estimation, flash flood nowcasting and hazard perception evaluation. He has over 70 research publications in proceedings of international conferences published in IEEE Xplore, ACM and Springer, as well as publications in journals of impact including Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Journal of Cleaner Production and Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing.

Projects

  • Real-Time Air Quality Measurement in Mauritius – The Integration of Various Innovative Monitoring Techniques to Create an Air Quality Index (AQI)

Research outputs

Security in web applications: a comparative analysis of key SQL injection detection techniques

Veerabudren, K. and Bekaroo, G. 2022. Security in web applications: a comparative analysis of key SQL injection detection techniques. 4th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering (ELECOM). Mauritius 22 - 24 Nov 2022 IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/elecom54934.2022.9965264

Detecting vulnerabilities in smart contract within blockchain: a review and comparative analysis of key approaches

Kissoon, Y. and Bekaroo, G. 2022. Detecting vulnerabilities in smart contract within blockchain: a review and comparative analysis of key approaches. 3rd International Conference on Next Generation Computing Applications (NextComp). Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius 06 - 08 Oct 2022 IEEE. pp. 1-6 https://doi.org/10.1109/nextcomp55567.2022.9932169

RaspiMonitor: a Raspberry Pi based smart home monitoring system

Sharma, M., Assotally, A. and Bekaroo, G. 2022. RaspiMonitor: a Raspberry Pi based smart home monitoring system. 3rd International Conference on Next Generation Computing Applications (NextComp). Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius 06 - 08 Oct 2022 IEEE. pp. 1-6 https://doi.org/10.1109/nextcomp55567.2022.9932198

A review and comparative analysis of vulnerability scanning tools for wireless LANs

Kejiou, A. and Bekaroo, G. 2022. A review and comparative analysis of vulnerability scanning tools for wireless LANs. 3rd International Conference on Next Generation Computing Applications (NextComp). Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius 06 - 08 Oct 2022 IEEE. pp. 1-6 https://doi.org/10.1109/nextcomp55567.2022.9932245

Impacts of sea-level rise on coastal zones of Mauritius: insights following calculation of a coastal vulnerability index

Beeharry, Y.D., Bekaroo, G., Bokhoree, C. and Phillips, M.R. 2022. Impacts of sea-level rise on coastal zones of Mauritius: insights following calculation of a coastal vulnerability index. Natural Hazards. 114 (1), pp. 27-55. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-022-05378-9

Enhancing student support via the application of a voice user interface system

Seeroo, O. and Bekaroo, G. 2021. Enhancing student support via the application of a voice user interface system. icARTi 2021. Virtual Event, Mauritius 09 - 10 Dec 2021 ACM. pp. 1-6 https://doi.org/10.1145/3487923.3487936

An automated personal carbon footprint calculator for estimating carbon emissions from transportation use

Ajufo, C. and Bekaroo, G. 2021. An automated personal carbon footprint calculator for estimating carbon emissions from transportation use. icARTi 2021. Virtual Event, Mauritius 09 - 10 Dec 2021 ACM. pp. 1-7 https://doi.org/10.1145/3487923.3487935

5G smart and innovative healthcare services: opportunities, challenges and prospective solutions

Bekaroo, G., Santokhee, A. and Augusto, J. 2020. 5G smart and innovative healthcare services: opportunities, challenges and prospective solutions. in: Bojkovic, Z., Milovanovic, D. and Fowdur, T. (ed.) 5G Multimedia Communication Technology, Multiservices, and Deployment Boca Raton CRC Press. pp. 279-297

Calculating carbon emissions from personal travelling: insights from a top-down analysis of key calculators

Bekaroo, G., Roopowa, D., Zakari, A. and Niemeier, D. 2021. Calculating carbon emissions from personal travelling: insights from a top-down analysis of key calculators. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 28 (7), pp. 8853-8872. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-11179-z

Low cost air quality monitoring: Comparing the energy consumption of an arduino against a raspberry Pi based system

Okigbo, C., Seeam, A., Guness, S., Bellekens, X., Bekaroo, G. and Ramsurrun, V. 2020. Low cost air quality monitoring: Comparing the energy consumption of an arduino against a raspberry Pi based system. Madhavje, K. and Soyjaudah, S. (ed.) ICONIC: 2020 International Conference on Intelligent and Innovative Computing Applications. Plaine Magnien, Mauritius 24 - 25 Sep 2020 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). pp. 1-8 https://doi.org/10.1145/3415088.3415124

Application of augmented reality in aviation: Improving engagement of cabin crew during emergency procedures training

Gangabissoon, T., Bekaroo, G. and Moedeen, W. 2020. Application of augmented reality in aviation: Improving engagement of cabin crew during emergency procedures training. Madhavjee, K. and Soyjaudah, S. (ed.) ICONIC: 2020 International Conference on Intelligent and Innovative Computing Applications. Plaine Magnien, Mauritius 24 - 25 Sep 2020 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). pp. 1-8 https://doi.org/10.1145/3415088.3415120

A smart fish feeding system for internet of things based aquariums

Auliar, R. and Bekaroo, G. 2020. A smart fish feeding system for internet of things based aquariums. Madhavjee, K. and Soyjauah, S. (ed.) ICONIC: 2020 International Conference on Intelligent and Innovative Computing Applications. Plaine Magnien, Mauritius 24 - 25 Sep 2020 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). pp. 1-8 https://doi.org/10.1145/3415088.3415119

An evolutionary Multilayer Perceptron algorithm for real time river flood prediction

Suddul, G., Dookhitram, K., Bekaroo, G. and Shankhur, N. 2020. An evolutionary Multilayer Perceptron algorithm for real time river flood prediction. 2020 Zooming Innovation in Consumer Technologies Conference (ZINC). Novi Sad, Serbia 26 - 27 May 2020 IEEE.

COVID-19 and The ICT industry: a mix of prospects and hurdles

Bekaroo, G. 2020. COVID-19 and The ICT industry: a mix of prospects and hurdles. Le Defi Media Group (Defimedia.info).

Using tangible user interfaces for teaching concepts of internet of things: usability and learning effectiveness

Nathoo, A., Bekaroo, G., Gangabissoon, T. and Santokhee, A. 2020. Using tangible user interfaces for teaching concepts of internet of things: usability and learning effectiveness. Interactive Technology and Smart Education. 17 (2), pp. 133-158. https://doi.org/10.1108/ITSE-09-2019-0061

Going digital for diabetes management: the time is now

Bekaroo, G. 2019. Going digital for diabetes management: the time is now. Le Defi Media Group (Defimedia.info).

TangiNet: a tangible user interface system for teaching the properties of network cables

Gajadur, D. and Bekaroo, G. 2019. TangiNet: a tangible user interface system for teaching the properties of network cables. 2nd International Conference on Next Generation Computing Applications, NextComp 2019. Mauritius 19 - 21 Sep 2019 IEEE. pp. 1-6 https://doi.org/10.1109/NEXTCOMP.2019.8883538

Mobile-based Carbon footprint calculation: insights from a usability study

Bekaroo, G., Roopowa, D. and Bokhoree, C. 2019. Mobile-based Carbon footprint calculation: insights from a usability study. 2019 International Conference on Next Generation Computing Applications (NextComp). Mauritius 19 - 21 Sep 2019 IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/NEXTCOMP.2019.8883622

Hazard perception training and assessment of young drivers in Mauritius: investigating the acceptance of the MauHazard tool

Santokhee, A., Bekaroo, G. and Roopowa, D. 2019. Hazard perception training and assessment of young drivers in Mauritius: investigating the acceptance of the MauHazard tool. 2nd International Conference on Next Generation Computing Applications, NextComp 2019. Mauritius 19 - 21 Sep 2019 IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/NEXTCOMP.2019.8883629

IPv4 and IPv6 protocols: a comparative performance study

Zakari, A., Musa, M., Bekaroo, G., Bala, S., Hashem, I. and Hakak, S. 2019. IPv4 and IPv6 protocols: a comparative performance study. ICSGRC 2019: 10th Control and System Graduate Research Colloquium . Shah Alam, Malaysia, Malaysia 02 - 03 Aug 2019 IEEE. pp. 1-4 https://doi.org/10.1109/icsgrc.2019.8837050

Improving effectiveness of honeypots: predicting targeted destination port numbers during attacks using J48 algorithm

Gangabissoon, T., Nathoo, A., Ramhith, R., Gopee, B. and Bekaroo, G. 2019. Improving effectiveness of honeypots: predicting targeted destination port numbers during attacks using J48 algorithm. Fleming, P., Lacquet, B.M., Sanei, S., Deb, K. and Jakobsson, A. (ed.) ELECOM 2018: 2nd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering. Mauritius 28 - 30 Nov 2018 Cham, Switzerland Springer. pp. 225-234 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-18240-3_21

Analyzing the prospects and acceptance of mobile-based marine debris tracking

Thanacoody, A., Bekaroo, G., Santokhee, A. and Juddoo, S. 2019. Analyzing the prospects and acceptance of mobile-based marine debris tracking. ELECOM 2018: 2nd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering. Mauritius 28 - 30 Nov 2018 Springer. pp. 256-267 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-18240-3_24

AIML and sequence-to-sequence models to build artificial intelligence chatbots: insights from a comparative analysis

Teckchandani, N., Santokhee, A. and Bekaroo, G. 2019. AIML and sequence-to-sequence models to build artificial intelligence chatbots: insights from a comparative analysis. Second International Conference on Emerging Trends in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering (ELECOM 2018). Mauritius 28 - 30 Nov 2018 Cham Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-18240-3_30

Air quality monitoring in Mauritius

Towakel, P., Guness, S., Seeam, A., Bekaroo, G. and Bellekens, X. 2018. Air quality monitoring in Mauritius. 2018 International Conference on Intelligent and Innovative Computing Applications (ICONIC). Mon Tresor, Mauritius 06 - 07 Dec 2018 IEEE. pp. 1-5 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICONIC.2018.8601245

Cloud robotics platforms: review and comparative analysis

Dawarka, V. and Bekaroo, G. 2018. Cloud robotics platforms: review and comparative analysis. MAURICON: 2018 International Conference on Intelligent and Innovative Computing Applications (ICONIC). Plaine Magnien, Mauritius 06 - 07 Dec 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). pp. 1-6 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICONIC.2018.8601220

Cloud robotic architectures: directions for future research from a comparative analysis

Dawarka, V. and Bekaroo, G. 2018. Cloud robotic architectures: directions for future research from a comparative analysis. MAURICON: 2018 International Conference on Intelligent and Innovative Computing Applications (ICONIC). Plaine Magnien, Mauritius 06 - 07 Dec 2018 IEEE. pp. 1-7 https://doi.org/10.1109/iconic.2018.8601264

Enhancing awareness on green consumption of electronic devices: The application of Augmented Reality

Bekaroo, G., Sungkur, R., Ramsamy, P., Okolo, A. and Moedeen, W. 2018. Enhancing awareness on green consumption of electronic devices: The application of Augmented Reality. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. 30, pp. 279-291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seta.2018.10.016

Investigating personal carbon emissions of employees of higher education institutions: Insights from Mauritius

Bekaroo, G., Bokhoree, C., Ramsamy, P. and Moedeen, W. 2019. Investigating personal carbon emissions of employees of higher education institutions: Insights from Mauritius. Journal of Cleaner Production. 209, pp. 581-594. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.10.238

JarPi: A low-cost raspberry pi based personal assistant for small-scale fishermen

Vora, M., Bekaroo, G., Santokhee, A., Juddoo, S. and Roopowa, D. 2017. JarPi: A low-cost raspberry pi based personal assistant for small-scale fishermen. IEEE 4th International Conference on Soft Computing and Machine Intelligence (ISCMI). Port Louis, Mauritius 23 - 24 Nov 2017 IEEE. pp. 159-163 https://doi.org/10.1109/iscmi.2017.8279618

Fruitify: Nutritionally augmenting fruits through markerless-based augmented reality

Kulpy, A. and Bekaroo, G. 2017. Fruitify: Nutritionally augmenting fruits through markerless-based augmented reality. IEEE 4th International Conference on Soft Computing and Machine Intelligence (ISCMI). Port Louis, Mauritius 23 - 24 Nov 2017 IEEE. pp. 149-153 https://doi.org/10.1109/iscmi.2017.8279616

Exploring the application and usability of NFC for promoting self-learning on energy consumption of household electronic appliances

Ramrecha, V., Bekaroo, G., Santokhee, A. and Juddoo, S. 2017. Exploring the application and usability of NFC for promoting self-learning on energy consumption of household electronic appliances. IEEE 4th International Conference on Soft Computing and Machine Intelligence (ISCMI). Port Louis, Mauritius 23 - 24 Nov 2017 IEEE. pp. 154-158 https://doi.org/10.1109/ISCMI.2017.8279617

Cam-Wallet: fingerprint-based authentication in M-wallets using embedded cameras

Okpara, O.S. and Bekaroo, G. 2017. Cam-Wallet: fingerprint-based authentication in M-wallets using embedded cameras. IEEE 17th EEEIC and IEEE 1st I&CPS Europe. Milan, Italy 06 - 09 Jun 2017 IEEE. pp. 1-5 https://doi.org/10.1109/eeeic.2017.7977654

Sustaining anti-littering behavior within coastal and marine environments: through the macro-micro level lenses

Beeharry, Y.D., Bekaroo, G., Bokhoree, C., Phillips, M.R. and Jory, N. 2017. Sustaining anti-littering behavior within coastal and marine environments: through the macro-micro level lenses. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 119 (2), pp. 87-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.04.029

A hybrid three-phased approach in requirement elicitation

Zakari, A., Lawan, A.A. and Bekaroo, G. 2017. A hybrid three-phased approach in requirement elicitation. Fleming, P., Vyas, N., Sanei, S. and Deb, K. (ed.) ELECOM 2016. Bagatelle, Mauritius 25 - 27 Nov 2016 Springer. pp. 331-340 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-52171-8_30

Towards improving the security of low-interaction honeypots: insights from a comparative analysis

Zakari, A., Lawan, A.A. and Bekaroo, G. 2017. Towards improving the security of low-interaction honeypots: insights from a comparative analysis. Fleming, P., Vyas, N., Sanei, S. and Deb, K. (ed.) ELECOM 2016. Bagatelle, Mauritius 25 - 27 Nov 2016 Springer. pp. 314-321 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-52171-8_28

Improving wireless charging energy efficiency of mobile phones: analysis of key practices

Bekaroo, G. and Seeam, A. 2016. Improving wireless charging energy efficiency of mobile phones: analysis of key practices. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies (EmergiTech). Balaclava, Mauritius 03 - 06 Aug 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). pp. 357-360 https://doi.org/10.1109/emergitech.2016.7737366

Self-tuning flowcharts: a priority-based approach to optimize diagnostic flowcharts

Bekaroo, G. and Warren, P. 2016. Self-tuning flowcharts: a priority-based approach to optimize diagnostic flowcharts. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies (EmergiTech). Balaclava, Mauritius 03 - 06 Aug 2016 IEEE. pp. 279-285 https://doi.org/10.1109/emergitech.2016.7737352

Power consumption of the Raspberry Pi: A comparative analysis

Bekaroo, G. and Santokhee, A. 2016. Power consumption of the Raspberry Pi: A comparative analysis. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies (EmergiTech). Balaclava, Mauritius 03 - 06 Aug 2016 IEEE. pp. 361-366 https://doi.org/10.1109/emergitech.2016.7737367

Impacts of ICT on the natural ecosystem: A grassroot analysis for promoting socio-environmental sustainability

Bekaroo, G., Bokhoree, C. and Pattinson, C. 2016. Impacts of ICT on the natural ecosystem: A grassroot analysis for promoting socio-environmental sustainability. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 57, pp. 1580-1595. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.12.147

Personal carbon footprint reduction: ICT as a key enabler

Bekaroo, G., Moedeen, W., Bokhoree, C. and Ramsamy, P. 2015. Personal carbon footprint reduction: ICT as a key enabler. ERPBSS 2015: Third International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences. Dubai, UAE 24 - 26 Nov 2015

Green cryptography: energy performance optimization of 3DES

Musumhiri, M., Bekaroo, G. and Ramsurrun, V. 2015. Green cryptography: energy performance optimization of 3DES. ERPBSS 2015: Third International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences. Dubai, UAE 24 - 26 Nov 2015 pp. 554-558

Computer power management awareness: an insight from youngsters in Mauritius

Bekaroo, G., Akhal, S., Padaruth, D., Bokhoree, C. and Pattinson, C. 2012. Computer power management awareness: an insight from youngsters in Mauritius. Arabnia, H., Gravvanis, G. and Solo, A. (ed.) International Conference on Foundation of Computer Science (FCS'12), The 2012 World Congress in Computer Science (WorldComp 2012). Las Vegas 16 - 19 Jul 2012 CSREA Press. pp. 120-126

Towards emerging green information and communication technologies: a review

Bekaroo, G. and Bokhoree, C. 2011. Towards emerging green information and communication technologies: a review. The 2011 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering (IKE'11) Conference. Las Vegas, U.S. 18 - 21 Jul 2011
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