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A U.S. computer scientist originally from India, he presently serves as the Chair of the Computer Science Department at The University of Texas at Tyler. He is the Principal Investigator of a proposal on "Organic Semiconductor Modeling and Simulation," that has been funded by U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives under Special Appropriations through the U.S. Army Research Lab. He received his B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur (India), and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University, California. Prior to the University of Texas at Tyler, he held the title of Thomas E. Hattrick Endowed Chaired Professor of Information Systems Engineering in the ECE Department at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey where he founded the Secure Network Systems Design Laboratory (SENDLAB). He served as the Associate Chairman For Research and Graduate Programs in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Arizona State University; been on the faculty of Computer Engineering at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; served as Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs Research (Area 11) in Holmdel, New Jersey; and worked as a Member of the Technical Staff at Fairchild Advanced Research and Development Labs in Palo Alto, California. He has held visiting professor positions at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Ecole Polytechnic University of Marseilles (France), and Kuwait University (Kuwait). While at Stevens, he served as the Director of the Computer Engineering Program, architected the Graduate Certificate Program in Secure Network Systems Design, served on the Advisory Board of the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) of the School of Technology Management, and co-organized the “Management of Technologies” (MOT) Annual Symposium Series. At Stevens, he also led an effort to organize a roundtable workshop, “Networked Systems Security for the Financial Services Industry: Need for an Industry-University Research Consortium,” in which 30 senior executives at the level of CIOs/CSOs/SVPs/VPs from leading financial services industries covering all major areas of this immense industry, participated. He also co-organized two NSF-sponsored workshops: Modeling and Simulation for Design of Large Software-Intensive Systems: Challenges and New Research Directions (DLS’03) and Secure Ultra Large Networks: Capturing User Requirements with Advanced Modeling and Simulation Tools (ULN’03). Participants in ULN’03 included researchers from academia, practitioners from industry, vendors of network security products, and representatives from the legal community, and the workshop focused on developing a logical set of principles to help design and validate networks with desired attributes such as security and high performance. Prior to Stevens, he had served as the Associate Chairman for Research and Graduate Programs in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Arizona State University. At ASU, he also chaired the faculty search committee for three consecutive years, was responsible for assessing the quality and content of graduate courses, and founded the Networking and Distributed Algorithms Laboratory. Before ASU, he had been on the faculty of Computer Engineering at Brown University, Rhode Island, and even before that he had been a member of technical staff (principal investigator) of VLSI Systems Research Department at Bell Laboratories Research (Area 11) in Holmdel, New Jersey. His additional industrial experience includes Silvar-Lisco in Menlo Park, California, Fairchild Advanced Research and Development, and Schlumberger Palo Alto Research Center. He was the founding VP for Education in the Society for Computer Simulation and Modeling International (SCS) and presently serves on the Board of Directors. As VP for Education, his efforts had included (1) architecting an undergraduate curriculum in modeling and simulation and developing the accreditation procedures; and (2) developing a list of graduate-level courses along with their contents and a comprehensive certification examination to be administered by the SCS. His research pursuits have included next generation nVHDL, next generation secure ATM network design, next generation IP router architecture, determining network operating point for operational networks, network architecture to resist lightning-fast intrusions, novel computer architectures to defeat next generation viruses, deep space networking and distributed visualization, next generation asynchronous distributed simulation-based net-centric complex systems design, validation, and testing, impact of topology on network performance, wireless mobile networks, principles of network security, hardening networks through synthesis and modeling of security attacks, mobile computing, intelligent transportation systems, stability and absolute performance of asynchronous distributed algorithms, integrating continuous and discrete simulations within a single framework, distributed resources allocation, continuity of care in medicine, patient medical record integration, modeling synthetic creativity in artificial life, point location algorithm in computational geometry for 3-space, compiler-driven reconfigurable computer architecture, qualitative metrics for evaluating advanced graduate courses, issues in the Ph.D. process, physics of computer engineering problems, creative design in UG engineering education, and practical techniques for engineering ethics education. His research has been funded by U.S. Army Research Office, U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, U.S. Army Research Lab, U.S. Air Force Research Lab (Rome, NY), U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command (NJ), National Security Agency, Sandia National Labs, National Library of Medicine, MOTOROLA, INTEL, BELLCORE, NYNEX, MITRE, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (Korea), IEEE Foundation, and U.S. Congress. His current professional aspirations are two-fold. First, he is developing an original interdisciplinary research area that integrates networked computational systems, which underlines all of engineering and computer science, with the disciplines of chemistry, biology, medicine, business, and law, at a fundamental level. While the research problems will be exceptionally challenging yet practical, the promise that they will lead to a quantum leap in our civilization’s advancement, is undeniable. Second, with inspiration and guidance from Emeritus Prof. C.V. Ramamoorthy of U.C. Berkeley and others, he is developing the foundation of an entirely new educational infrastructure, grounded in creativity and humbleness, that will enable future citizens to thread through multiple careers in vastly different professional disciplines throughout their very long working lives as they grow from young adults into their 80s, 90s, and even 100s, still in sound mental and physical health, all the while actively contributing toward the progress of society. These two efforts underlie a new model of interaction between academia and industry that will help train a new cadre of engineers for the high-tech industry at the next level. He is the recipient of the 2004 IEEE Computer Society's Technical Achievement Award, "For fundamental contributions towards a comprehensive engineering measure of network security." He is the primary author of 5 reference books: “Hardware Description Languages: Concepts and Principles” (IEEE Press); “Modeling and Asynchronous Distributed Simulation of Complex Systems” (IEEE Press); “Intelligent Transportation Systems: New Principles and Architectures” (CRC Press); “Principles of Secure Network Systems Design” (Springer-Verlag); and “Algorithm Design for Networked Information Technology Systems: Principles and Applications” (Springer-Verlag). He has co-edited the book titled, “Guarding Your Business: A Management Approach to Security” (Kluwer) and co-edited a book titled, "Cybercrimes," with a former Asst. U.S. Attorney of the U.S. Department of Justice. He is completing his sixth reference book for Springer-Verlag that will present the discipline of networking from an entirely new perspective and provide new research directions. He has written over 95 transactions/journal papers and over 100 refereed conference papers. He presented the keynote at the 13th Society for Modeling and Computer Simulation International European Simulation Symposium, ESS2001 in Marseilles, France, Oct 18-20, 2001, titled, “A New Era in Complex Information System Design: Bootstrapping Modeling and Simulation with FPGA-based Hardware Synthesis.” He presented the keynote at the MAJECSTIC 2003 conference held at Ecole Polytechnique University of Marseille in Oct. 29-31, 2003, titled, “Secure Network Design: New Directions,” and the keynote at the SCS Summer Simulation Multi-conference (SummerSim2005), July 24-28, 2005, Hilton Philadelphia, titled, “Modeling and Simulation in an Unprecedented Role in Business: Enabling a New Technical Stock Market Index.” He serves as associate editor for the Transactions of the Society for Computer Simulation International, had served as associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, and is on the editorial board of the IEEE Press Book Series on Microelectronic Systems Principles and Practice. His research is the result of support from the IEEE Foundation, U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, U.S. Army Research Office, DARPA, Telcordia (formerly Bellcore), Nynex, National Library of Medicine, NSF, Intel Corp., U.S. Army Research Lab, U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, National Security Agency, U.S. Air Force Research Labs (Rome, New York) through Motorola Corp., Sandia National Labs (Albuquerque, New Mexico), Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), FIPSE-U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Army CECOM (Ft. Monmouth, NJ) through Mitre Corporation, and The University of Texas Research Office. He has also served as consultant to the U.S. Army Research Lab, Raytheon Corporation, U.S. Air Force Rome Labs, and Scientific Systems Company Inc. He founded the Networking and Distributed Algorithms Lab. at ASU in 1995.
Noted For:Researcher in computer architectures for next generation secure ATM network design, next generation IP router architecture to defeat next generation viruses
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