Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Computer Science (courtesy)
Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Dependable distributed systems, Network security, Reliable high performance computing, Embedded wireless networks, Bioinformatics.
Enclave and Nework Security Incident Detection, Response, Investigation
AT&T Labs Research VURI Award, 2016; IEEE Computer Society Board of Governor, 2017-19; Google Faculty Research Award, 2015, for project titled “Man with machine in the battle against fake consumer reviews”; Program Chair – DSN (2011), ISSRE (2014); ACM Distinguished Scientist (2013).
June 2022: Elevated to Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).
June 2022: Awarded the Test-of-Time at the IEEE International Symposium on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN). DSN is the most prestigious conference in the area of dependability and the flagship conference organized by the IEEE Technical Committee on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance (TCFT). This award is given to the work published 10 years back that has had the most impact on the dependability community. �
April 2022: Awarded the Test-of-Time award by the IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), the premier conference in the area of dependable computing. The award recognizes two papers published ten years ago that has had the greatest impact in the area of dependable computing.�
September 2021: Elected to the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors. Each board member serves a three-year term, mine is from 2022 to 2025.
September 2021: Selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to organize the Grand Challenges in Resilience Workshop, 2022.
April 2021: Awarded the Amazon Research Award in the Applied Machine Learning category.
Best papers at ACM Sigmetrics (2022), ACM International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN) (2020), International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) (2019), IEEE ICST (2019), ACM BCB (2015), ACM Sensys (2011), International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SecureComm) (2008), IEEE International Conference on Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous, and Trustworthy Computing (SUTC) (2006); Runner-up for best paper award at IEEE/ACM Supercomputing Conference (2009, 2012), IEEE High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC) (2006), IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) (2005), and IEEE International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) (2005).
December 2020: Selected as IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor (DV) for January 2021 through December 2023. These are selected as �the most accomplished leaders in tech� who are sponsored by IEEE to be speakers at IEEE chapter events.
July 2020: Selected as member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), Working Group on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance. The group consists of a select set of research leaders in the field of dependable computing. Membership is by invitation only, upon the nomination of a group member, discussion and a majority vote by the members. Its current membership is at 60 with 1-2 new members being added each year.
October 2019: Re-elected to the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors.
March 2019: Lead organizer of NSF-supported Workshop on Grand Challenges in Resilience. Held on Purdue campus with approximately 85 attendees.
February 2019: Purdue College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award for Graduate Student Mentorship. One faculty member is awarded from the College of Engineering each year.
March 2018: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation research award winner for the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award. �Scientists and scholars, internationally renowned in their field, who completed their doctorates less than 18 years ago and who in future are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements which will have a seminal influence on their discipline beyond their immediate field of work, are eligible for a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award.� There are 20 given annually across the world (minus Germany) across all disciplines.
March 2018: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, appointed the inaugural International Visiting Professor in Computer Science and Engineering for 3 years.
October 2017: Founding Director, Purdue College of Engineering Center for Resilient Infrastructures, Systems and Processes (CRISP), 2017: A multi-disciplinary center, involving 6 faculty members in leadership team and 23 affiliate faculty members, developing design and implementation principles for resilient systems, in the domains of cyber, physical, and civil infrastructures. �
IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors, 2017-20. IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award, 2018.
Conference leadership: Steering Committee member of the IEEE/IFIP Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2018-present (this is the premier conference on dependability). Program Chair for the 22nd ACM/IFIP International Conference on Middleware, 2022;� 25th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE), 2014 (this is the premier conference on software systems reliability); 41st IEEE/IFIP Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2011.
AT&T Labs Research VURI Award, 2016.
Google Faculty Research Award, 2015, for project titled �Man with machine in the battle against fake consumer reviews�.
Elevated to ACM Distinguished Scientist, 2013. Citation: �for laying the software basis for designing distributed systems that can tolerate faults under a variety of operating conditions�.
Re-appointed Visiting Scientist to IBM Research, 2015 (originally started in 2012).
Selected as a faculty fellow of the IMPACT program at Purdue (for 2013-14), sole ECE fellow. IMPACT is a program at Purdue which seeks to change the learning culture on the West Lafayette campus to become more student-centered. Faculty fellows are competitively selected to lead this transformation.
Appointed ACM Distinguished Speaker, 2012.
Organizing Committee of the premier dependability conference, IEEE International Symposium on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2006, 2010, 2011, 2014.
Appointed Visiting Scientist to IBM Research, Austin (2012 � current)
Purdue Seed for Success Award, 2011 � two, for the NEEScomm and the MDA grants (given to Purdue PIs who bring in more than $1M in a single grant).
Editor of Elsevier Computers and Security (CoSE) (2013-current). Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) 2008-13 (3 year term, extended by 2 more years). �
Appointed as the Assistant Director of CERIAS, the inter-disciplinary computer security center on the Purdue campus, January 2011. (One of four Assistant Directors)
Purdue Co-PI on the NEES Operations grant 2009-2014 (CMMI-0927178), the largest grant ever awarded to Purdue at $105M.
Awarded the Eta Kappa Nu Purdue Student Chapter �Outstanding Professor Award� Spring 2010. This is awarded to one or two faculty members in one academic year.
Awarded �Teaching for Tomorrow� Award from Purdue University in May 2009, one of ten university-wide awards given for excellence and promise in undergraduate teaching
Senior member of IEEE (since 2007) and ACM (since 2009)
Selected as Member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society
Nominated by the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering for the Purdue University A. A. Potter Award for Teaching Excellence, 2008 (a single faculty is nominated by ECE based on performance in undergraduate teaching)
Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (appointed February 2008)
CWSA, CERIAS, IEEE, ACM.
Best paper at ACM BCB (2015), ACM Sensys (2011), International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SecureComm; 2008), IEEE International Conference on Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous, and Trustworthy Computing (SUTC; 2006); Runner-up for best paper award at IEEE/ACM Supercomputing Conference (2009, 2012), IEEE High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC; 2006), IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS; 2005), and IEEE International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN; 2005).