Hi folks! I am Assistant Professor at Texas State University in Department of Computer Science. Academically, I have worked as Assistant Professor of Practice in Department of Computer Science at University of Texas at San Antonio and with Texas A&M University at Texarkana (TAMUT) 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 applied machine learning for distributed, intelligent systems with complimentary areas of security.

2022 News!

  • Panelist for NSF CPS CRII. December 2022
  • Interview with ACM Ubiquity November 2022
  • NSF PI CRII: CPS: Cooperative Neuro-Inspired Actor Critic Model for Anomaly Detection in Connected Vehicles

Research interests:

  • Cognitive Artificial Intelligence,
  • Cyber physical systems,
  • Security and Privacy,
  • Distributed Systems,
  • Biologically inspired computing.


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.