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Hi folks! I am Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science at University of Texas, SA, USA. Prior to that, I was with Texas A&M University as a Visiting Assistant Professor.

For couple of years, I worked as a Data Scientist and Program Manager at Hiller Measurements, Austin, USA. Prior to that, I was a post-doctorate researcher on US-Qatar Joint Collaborative Project on “Wireless Medical Device Security”. The project was a joint research between Temple University (USA), University of Idaho (USA) and Qatar University (Qatar). I also worked as a visiting researcher at Wichita State University, Kansas, USA.

My research is broadly in the area of distributed, intelligent systems, especially focusing on Security!

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2020 Upcoming Talks and News!

  • Declared as “Educationist Empowering India”, by National Awareness Times, India on the occasion of National Education Day 2020.
  • Invited Speaker and session chair at “2020 International Symposium on Automation, Information and Computing”, ISAIC, Beijing, China, December 2020.
  • Invited Speaker at Short Term Training Program on Cyber Security and Forensics, organized by Sri Aurobindo Institute of Technology, India, 15 October 2020.
  • Appointed to serve on the Curriculum Advisory Board for the Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science for Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia for a period of 5 years.
  • Keynote Speaker at SES International Conference, University of Cambridge, Rome, Italy, September 10-11, 2020.
  • Invited Speaker at IEEE Life Members Affinity Group September Meeting, “Using Machine Learning Algorithms for Public Health Policy Management in Pandemic Situations“. September 17, 2020.

Research interests:

  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Blockchain, IOTA, cryptocurrency,
  • Deep Learning,
  • Machine Learning,
  • Wireless Networks,
  • Security and Privacy,
  • Distributed Systems,
  • Biologically inspired computing.
  • Complex Networks,
  • Software Defined Networking,
  • Internet of Things.

Background

I was a Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Research Scholar at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jodhpur, India. My Ph.D. dissertation revolved around “Improving Security in Wireless Sensor Network through Bio-Inspired Approaches” in Computer Science and Engineering. My research area is interdisciplinary in nature which combines ideas from machine learning, psychology, biology and sensor networks. I have developed solutions for the detection and removal of fraudulent nodes in sensor networks based on ideas borrowed from the above-mentioned fields.

I received my bachelor’s in Computer Science Engineering from College of Technology and Engineering in 2010 with Honors. Academically, I worked as Assistant Professor for computer science department with SS College of Engineering. Professionally, I have also worked as Design Executive with Phosphate India Private Limited, India.