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Assistant Professor in Mathematics
N S S College, Kerala University


K. Reji Kumar, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor and the Head of the Department
P. G. Department of Mathematics
N. S. S. College, Cherthala
Kochuramapuram (P.O.) Alappuzha
PIN: 689 501


• Awarded summer research fellowship of Indian Academy of Sciences and did post-doctoral
research in Indian Statistical Institute, at the Delhi center for two months (1st April 2007 to 30th May 2007), under the supervision of Prof. R. B. Bapat.
• Did post-doctoral research in Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, University of
Victoria, Canada, from 1st April 2008 to 1st November 2008. I got the BOYSCAST fellowship of the Department of Science and Technology, India.


MSc (Mathematics), MA (Philosophy), B. Ed,
M. Phil (Applied Mathematics), Ph. D (Mathematics)


Graph Theory, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematical Modeling, Consciousness Research


Mathematical Modeling of Consciousness

The aim of the project is to develop a mathematical theory of Human Consciousness. An axiomatic approach to the study of consciousness is already under consideration. According to this theory, models form the basic units of consciousness. There are three types of models

Applications Invited

Domination in Graph Theory and Related Topics

Domination is an established area of research in Graph Theory. The project aims at further research in this area.

Applications Invited

Mathematics for Social Change and Development

Mathematics is not a subject just for study and teaching. It has the fascinating potential of applications in all fields of knowledge. This project aims at exploring all such possibilities.

Applications Invited

Scopus Publications


Scholar Citations


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Scopus Publications

  • A Comparative Study of Kerala School of Mathematics with European School: Based on Network Analysis
    K. Reji Kumar, C. M. Indukala, and E. N. Satheesh

    Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, ISSN: 18761100, eISSN: 18761119, Volume: 711, Pages: 349-358, Published: 2021 Springer Singapore

  • Safe Eternal m - Secure sets in Graphs
    K. Reji Kumar and E.N. Satheesh

    Journal of Physics: Conference Series, ISSN: 17426588, eISSN: 17426596, Volume: 1706, Published: 22 December 2020 IOP Publishing
    Abstract An eternal 1-secure set, in a graph G = (V, E) is a set D ⊂ V having the property that for any finite sequence of vertices r 1, r 2,…,rk , there exists a sequence of vertices v 1,v 2,…,vk and a sequence D = D 0, D 1, D 2,…, Dk of dominating sets of G, such that for each i, 1 ⩾ i ⩾ k, Di = (D i-1 − {vi }) ∪ {ri }, where vi ∈ D i−1, and ri ∈ N[vi ], where ri = vi is possible. The cardinality of a smallest eternal 1 - secure set in a graph G is called the eternal 1 - security number of G. This situation can be interpreted as defending an attack at the place ri by moving a guard from vi to ri , where guards are deployed at the places, which are represented by the vertices in D i−1. An eternal m - secure set is defined in a similar way with only one exception that in response to an attack more than one guards can move to its adjacent locations to defend an attack. A vertex is safe eternal m - secure if it is either adjacent to exactly one vertex in an eternal m - secure set or present in the set itself. In this paper we study some properties of safe eternal m - secure sets. Safe eternal m - security number (σsm ) is the minimum cardinality of all safe eternal m - secure sets in a graph. We also find the safe eternal m - security number of some classes of graphs.

  • Developing an Efficient Waste Management System: An Approach by Using Some Methods of Mathematical Modelling
    K Reji Kumar and E N Satheesh

    IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, ISSN: 17578981, eISSN: 1757899X, Volume: 872, Published: 26 June 2020 IOP Publishing

  • An Approximation to m-Ranking Method in Networks
    K. Reji Kumar and Shibu Manuel

    Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies, ISSN: 23674512, eISSN: 23674520, Pages: 344-352, Published: 2020 Springer International Publishing
    Identifying important nodes in a network is an important area of research in network science. m-ranking method is a method proposed Reji Kumar et al. [18] for ranking the nodes in a network which avoids the chance of assigning same rank for two nodes with different physical characteristics. This ranking takes into account the degree of all nodes and weights of all edges in a network. As the network becomes bigger and bigger the m-ranking method takes more and more time to complete. To overcome this difficulty in this paper we propose an approximation to this method, which simplifies the calculations without undermining the ranking outcome. We illustrate the procedure in some example networks.

  • A Network Analysis of the Contributions of Kerala in the Field of Mathematical Research Over the Last Three Decades
    K. Reji Kumar and Shibu Manuel

    Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies, ISSN: 23674512, eISSN: 23674520, Pages: 585-590, Published: 2020 Springer International Publishing
    In this paper we compare the performance made by higher educational institutions in Kerala (a southern state in India) in the field Mathematical research for the period from 1981 to 2015. The entire period is conveniently divided into periods of five years. We use some techniques from social network analysis to compare the performance of institutions over time. His study is based on the research papers published by the faculty of the institutions in the national and international journals which are indexed and listed by MatScinet of American Mathematical Society, which is a prominent abstracting agency in the field of Mathematics. Data available in the data base of MatScinet is used to prepare the network of collaborations of the institutions. These networks are further analyzed and compared to arrive at many valuable conclusions.

  • Collaborations of Indian institutions which conduct mathematical research: A study from the perspective of social network analysis
    K. Reji Kumar and Shibu Manuel

    Scientometrics, ISSN: 01389130, eISSN: 15882861, Volume: 117, Pages: 1041-1051, Published: 1 November 2018 Springer Science and Business Media LLC
    Expansion of knowledge in the realm of higher mathematics is highly important when progress of human society is concerned. As a fast developing country, in India we need a monitoring system which would tell us the exact nature of changes taking place in the field of mathematics. This is the motivation behind this paper. In this paper we present an analysis of the network formed by institutions which conduct research and publish articles in the field of Mathematics. Collaboration between a member of one institute and a member of another institute make a connection between the institutions. We make a comparative study of the network formed in consecutive years over a period of time giving emphasis to importance of institutions in the research network.

  • Interior exterior and boundary of fuzzy soft multi topology in decision making
    K. Reji Kumar and S. A. Naisal

    2016 International Conference on Control Instrumentation Communication and Computational Technologies, ICCICCT 2016, Pages: 147-152, Published: 21 July 2017 IEEE
    In this paper we define some properties of soft multi sets. We also define soft multi set topology, its interior, exterior, boundary and their properties. We discuss mathematical modeling of spacial objects using fuzzy soft interior, fuzzy soft exterior, fuzzy soft boundary. A decision making problem is also included. Main aim of this study is to give an extension of the existing studies of special objects and to give better result using fuzzy soft set theory. An application of fuzzy concepts and the topological interior, exterior, and boundary is clearly available [11] in the literature. Here we find the maximum affected area of Mikania micrantha using interior, boundary and exterior by taking row maximum and row minimum using the numerical value of resultant fuzzy soft sets. It also provides conceptual definition and explanation along with a quantitative description of topological aspects between spacial objects.

  • The m-Ranking of nodes in complex networks
    K. Reji Kumar, Shibu Manuel, and Deepu Benson

    2017 9th International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, COMSNETS 2017, Pages: 413-414, Published: 9 June 2017 IEEE
    Identifying influential nodes in complex networks has attracted much attention because of its great theoretical significance and wide application. The m-Ranking method takes into account degree of all nodes and weight of all edges to rank nodes of the network with different weight. This ranking method can be used for unweighted networks also by fixing the value of the parameter α = 1. In addition, we demonstrate our new method on a real air traffic network and show that the ranks calculated using the new method is more meaningful compared with other methods.

  • Spreading information in complex networks: A modified method
    Rejikumar Karunakaran and Shibu Manuel

    Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technological Trends in Computing, Communications and Electrical Engineering, ICETT 2016, Published: 7 March 2017 IEEE
    Spreading information in complex networks is studied by researchers using methods such as k — shell decomposition, degree k, closeness centrality etc. In this paper we discuss the importance of increase in degree of vertiees in a network in spreading information. We also pinpoint some important flaws in the existing methods and propose a modified method to do the identification of the most influential nodes as spreaders.

  • Mathematical modeling of consciousness: A foundation for information processing
    Rejikumar Karunakaran

    Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technological Trends in Computing, Communications and Electrical Engineering, ICETT 2016, Published: 7 March 2017 IEEE
    Human consciousness is modeled mathematically, using models as fundamental units [6]. It is hypothesized that consciousness is the effect of all model based activities taking place in our mind. In this paper we initiate a study to explain how the complex phenomenon of consciousness evolves from a very simple, fundamental level.

  • Mathematical modeling of consciousness: Subjectivity of mind
    K. Reji Kumar

    Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Circuit, Power and Computing Technologies, ICCPCT 2016, Published: 2 August 2016 IEEE
    In this article, our research focuses on the subjectivity of human experiences. We discuss the possible reasons for subjectivity and present a mathematical model which explains this phenomenon. Also an objective way to measure the subjectivity of human thinking is introduced.

  • A mathematical modeling of Ayurveda doshas: Application of fuzzy soft topology
    International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, ISSN: 13118080, eISSN: 13143395, Volume: 106, Pages: 33-43, Published: 2016

  • Efficient domination in circulant graphs
    K. Reji Kumar and Gary MacGillivray

    Discrete Mathematics, ISSN: 0012365X, Volume: 313, Pages: 767-771, Published: 2013 Elsevier BV
    Abstract Results about wreath products of circulant graphs are used to construct infinitely many circulant graphs with efficient dominating sets whose elements need not be equally spaced in Z n . It is proved that if a circulant graph of large degree has an efficient dominating set, then either its elements are equally spaced, or the graph is the wreath product of a smaller circulant graph with an efficient dominating set and a complete graph.

  • Topological properties of the set of all minimal total dominating functions of a graph
    Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing, ISSN: 08353026, Pages: 213-223, Published: February 2011

  • Structure of the set of all minimal total dominating functions of some classes of graphs
    K.Reji Kumar and Gary MacGillivray

    Discussiones Mathematicae - Graph Theory, ISSN: 12343099, Pages: 407-423, Published: 2010 Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Econometrics, University of Zielona Gora
    In this paper we study some of the structural properties of the set of all minimal total dominating functions (FT ) of cycles and paths and introduce the idea of function reducible graphs and function separable graphs. It is proved that a function reducible graph is a function separable graph. We shall also see how the idea of function reducibility is used to study the structure of FT (G) for some classes of graphs.

  • On the ideal convergence of sequences of fuzzy numbers
    Vijay Kumar and Kuldeep Kumar

    Information Sciences, ISSN: 00200255, Volume: 178, Pages: 4670-4678, Published: 15 December 2008 Elsevier BV
    In this paper we introduce and study the concepts of I-convergence, I^*-convergence and I-Cauchy sequence for sequences of fuzzy numbers where I denotes the ideal of subsets of N, the set of positive integers.

  • Basic minimal dominating functions
    Utilitas Mathematica, ISSN: 03153681, Pages: 235-247, Published: November 2008

  • On maximal fractional independent sets in graphs
    Ars Combinatoria, ISSN: 03817032, Pages: 205-212, Published: April 2008


  • Effect of cell size on the microarchitectural and physicomechanical response in open-cell Al foam made through template method
    A Pandey, R Dubey, H Jain, A Abhas, R Kumar, GK Gupta, S Siram, ...
    Materials Chemistry and Physics 296, 127341 2023

  • Decomposing the linear momentum transfer components in break-up fusion reactions: An experimental study of the system
    MS Asnain, M Shuaib, I Majeed, MK Sharma, A Yadav, DP Singh, ...
    Physical Review C 106 (6), 064607 2022

  • Towards the development of a task oriented robotic assistance in vertical farming
    A Dogra, R Kumar, E Singla

  • High-speed interconnects: History, evolution, and the road ahead
    BK Kaushik, R Sharma, PP Paltani, VR Kumbhare, R Kumar, S Kumar, ...

  • 214P Versican G3 domain promotes myeloma cell proliferation, migration and invasion via activation of FAK/STAT3 signaling
    N Gupta, R Kumar, A Sharma
    Annals of Oncology 33, S1518 2022

    LC Kimeto, B Reel, R Kumar, O Yanay
    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 23 (Supplement 1 11S) 2022

  • Phase 2 study evaluating safety, PK/PD, biomarkers, and efficacy of ANX005 in patients with Huntington's disease (HD)
    R Kumar, D Claassen, A Mongan, A Grover, B Hoehn, P Lin, R Arnold, ...
    MOVEMENT DISORDERS 37, S300-S301 2022

  • (131) Iodine scan image denoising using deep neural network
    A Pandey, J Chaudhary, A Hemrom, PD Sharma, C Patel, CS Bal, ...

  • Prognostic role of F-18-FDG PET/CT in different molecular subtypes of breast cancer
    R Kumar, SK Velliangiri, A Mahalik, D Khan, S Arora, A Passah, C Bal

  • Response Assessment in Neuroblastoma Using 131I-MIBG Scintigraphy by Semi-quantitative (Curie and SIOPEN) Scoring
    A Hemrom, A Tupalli, A Kumar, R Seth, S Agarwala, R Kumar

  • Optimization of parameters for PET CT image compression using singular value decomposition
    J Chaudhary, AK Pandey, PD Sharma, C Patel, R Kumar

  • 929MO Platform study of neoadjuvant durvalumab (D) alone or combined with novel agents in patients (pts) with resectable, early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC
    J Spicer, T Cascone, G Kar, Y Zheng, J Blando, TH Tan, M Cheng, ...
    Annals of Oncology 33, S971 2022

  • Microbiome analysis of fecal and mucosal samples from patients without inflammatory bowel disease
    R Kumar, L Simms, A Lord, M Zakrzewski, S Navarro, G Radford-Smith

  • Involvement of Estrogen Receptor and Mitochondrial KATP Channels in Cardioprotective Effect of Remote Aortic Preconditioning in Isolated Rat Heart
    A Kumar, O Goshain, B Sharma, BM Sharma, S Sharma, A Gupta, ...
    Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 84 (4), 969-978 2022

    HemaSphere 6, 38-39 2022

  • Further investigations towards luminescence dating of diatoms
    P Morthekai, P Tiwari, MK Murari, P Singh, B Thakur, MC Manoj, SN Ali, ...
    Radiation Measurements 156, 106803 2022

  • Shape coexistence in proton rich Se isotopes
    AK Jain, RP Singh, S Bhattacharya, S Rajbansh, SC Pancholi, S Sihotra, ...

  • Influence of artificial roughness parametric variation on thermal performance of solar thermal collector: An experimental study, response surface analysis and ANN modelling
    C Ahamed Saleel, A Razak, M Sharifpur, R Kumar, HS Aybar, S Kumar, ...

  • Systematic study of fusion suppression for tightly bound projectiles at above-barrier energies
    VR Sharma, R Prasad, I Majeed, MS Asnain, PP Singh, M Shuaib, ...

    J Mathew, KR Kumar
    Palestine Journal of Mathematics 11 (2) 2022


  • Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with an altered gastric microbiota in children
    KM Brawner, R Kumar, CA Serrano, T Ptacek, E Lefkowitz, CD Morrow, ...
    Mucosal immunology 10 (5), 1169-1177 2017
    Citations: 79

  • Substrate preference profiles of proteases released by allergenic pollens.
    F Widmer, PJ Hayes, RG Whittaker, RK Kumar
    Clinical and experimental allergy: journal of the British Society for 2000
    Citations: 55

  • Single-step catalytic liquid-phase hydroconversion of DCPD into high energy density fuel exo-THDCPD
    MG Sibi, B Singh, R Kumar, C Pendem, AK Sinha
    Green chemistry 14 (4), 976-983 2012
    Citations: 48

  • Efficient Domination in Circulant Graphs
    GMG K. Reji Kumar
    Discrete Mathematics 313, 767–771 2013
    Citations: 32

  • LBA42 COAST: an open-label, randomised, phase II platform study of durvalumab alone or in combination with novel agents in patients with locally advanced, unresectable, stage
    A Martinez-Marti, M Majem, F Barlesi, EC Costa, Q Chu, I Monnet, ...
    Annals of Oncology 32, S1320 2021
    Citations: 25

  • Platinum (IV) thiohydrazide, thiodiamine and thiohydrazone complexes: A spectral, antibacterial and cytotoxic study
    AK Mishra, SB Mishra, N Manav, R Kumar, R Chandra, D Saluja, ...
    Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 66 (4-5 2007
    Citations: 24

  • The effect of exchange cations on acidity, activity, and selectivity of faujasite cracking catalysts
    R Kumar, WC Cheng, K Rajagopalan, AW Peters, P Basu
    Journal of Catalysis 143 (2), 594-600 1993
    Citations: 19

  • Indo-French high-resolution thermal infrared space mission for earth natural resources assessment and monitoring-concept and definition of trishna
    JP Lagouarde, BK Bhattacharya, P Crbassol, P Gamet, D Adlakha, ...
    ISPRS-GEOGLAM-ISRS Joint International Workshop on “Earth Observations for 2019
    Citations: 15

  • The CDMA Limits of C/A Codes in GPSApplications-Analysis and Laboratory Test Results
    S Raghavan, R Kumar, S Lazar, M Zeitzew, R Wong, J Michaelson, ...
    Proceedings of the 12th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite 1999
    Citations: 14

  • An improved k-shell decomposition for complex networks based on potential edge weights
    S Manuel, KR Kumar
    Int. J of Applied Mathematical Sciences, 163-168 2016
    Citations: 13

  • A phase I study of MEDI1873, a novel GITR agonist, in advanced solid tumors
    CS Denlinger, JR Infante, R Aljumaily, A Naing, A Chintakuntlawar, ...
    Annals of Oncology 29, viii411 2018
    Citations: 12

  • One-dimensional wave propagation in a non-homogeneous fluid-saturated incompressible porous medium
    R Kumar
    Bull. Allahabad Math. Soc. 18, 1-13 2003
    Citations: 12

  • Method and System for Crowd-Sourcing Customer Care
    HS Garia, R Kumar
    US Patent App. 14/217,579 2015
    Citations: 11

  • Management concerns of pediatric congenital atlantoaxial dislocation in the developing milieu
    R Kumar, KS Kalra
    Pan Arab J Neurosurg 11, 28-37 2007
    Citations: 10

  • A study of spherical and cylindrical wave propagation in a non-homogeneous fluid saturated incompressible porous medium by method of characteristics
    R Kumar
    Current Trends in Industrial and Applied Mathematics 2002
    Citations: 10

  • Preparation and characterization of fluid cracking catalysts containing pollucite
    R Kumar, EF Rakiewicz, K Rajagopalan
    Journal of Catalysis 143 (1), 304-307 1993
    Citations: 10

  • Spreading information in complex networks: A modified method
    K Reji Kumar, S Manuel
    Proceedings of International Conference on Emerging Technological Trends 2016
    Citations: 9

  • Large traumatic pneumatocele in a 2-year-old child
    NK Cheung, A James, R Kumar
    Case reports in pediatrics 2013 2013
    Citations: 9

  • Fractional independence and fractional domination chain in graphs
    S Arumugam, K Rejikumar
    AKCE International Journal of Graphs and Combinatorics 4 (2), 161-169 2007
    Citations: 9

  • Genetic analysis of malt yield and some of its components in barley
    VK Yadav, R Kumar, L Ram
    Plant Arch 2 (2), 269-273 2002
    Citations: 9