Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Purdue University
Distributed Systems, Authentication, Key Management, Fault-Tolerance and Quality of Service as a Security Parameter, Digital Library, Multi-Media Databases, Secure Mobile Systems.
Assurable Software and Architecture
Enclave and Nework Security
Identification, Authentication, Privacy
Chairman of the IEEE Symposium on Reliable and Distributed Systems held at Purdue in October 1998. Editorial board of three international journals. Implemented a robust and adaptable distributed database system called RAID, an adaptable video conferencing system. Involved in networking research that uses ideas of active routers, diffserv, and mobileIP.
Fellow, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) 
IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award 
Fellow, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE0) 
IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award 
Listed in Purdue University Book of Great Teachers 
Purdue Research Foundation Inventors Recognition 
Focus Award 
Purdue Helen B. Schleman Gold Medallion 
Fellow of IEEE and Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers.
Author of over 250 technical articles in conferences
and journals. Ph.D. Thesis: Hierarchical Error Detection Protocols in a Software Implemented Fault Tolerance (SIFT) Environment. M.S. Thesis: Chameleon: A Software Infrastructure for Adaptive Fault Tolerance in Distributed Systems
Professor Bhargava's research involves both theoretical and experimental studies in distributed systems. His research group has implemented a robust and adaptable distributed database system called RAID, an adaptable video conferencing system and is involved in networking research using ideas of active routers, diffserv, and mobileIP. Prof. Bhargava has conducted experiments in large scale distributed systems, communications, authentication, key management, fault-tolerance and Quality of Service. He is conducting experiments with large scale communication networks to support emerging applications such as digital library and multi-media databases. His current interests are in secure mobile systems, multimedia security and QoS as a security parameter. Professor Bhargava was the chairman of the IEEE Symposium on Reliable and Distributed Systems held at Purdue in October 1998. Professor Bhargava is on the editorial board of three international journals. In the 1988 IEEE Data Engineering Conference, he and John Riedl received the best paper award for their work on "A Model for Adaptable Systems for Transaction Processing." Professor Bhargava is a fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers. He has been awarded the charter Gold Core Member distinction by IEEE Computer Society for his distinguished service. He received Outstanding Instructor Awards, from the Purdue chapter of the ACM in 1996 and 1998. He has received IEEE Technical Achievement award for a major impact of his decade long contributions to foundations of adaptability in communication and distributed systems in 1999. Prof. Bhargava's students have received best paper awards in International conferences and have started a Nasdaq listed company. Bharat Bhargava has been a professor of Computer Science at Purdue University since 1984.