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Shambhu J. Upadhyaya is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo where he also directs the Center of Excellence in Information Systems Assurance Research and Education (CEISARE), designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to July 1998, he was a faculty member at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. His research interests are information assurance, computer security, behavioral biometrics authentication and fault tolerant computing. He has authored or coauthored about 300 articles in refereed journals and conferences in these areas. His current projects involve insider threat assessment, continuous authentication and deception to deal with advanced persistent threats. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Rome Laboratory, the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, DARPA, National Security Agency, IBM, Intel Corporation and Harris Corporation. In May 1999, IBM sponsored a new Electronic Test and Design Automation Lab to support his teaching and research on VLSI Testing. He has been awarded an IBM Faculty Partnership Fellowship for year 2000-01 in recognition of his research accomplishments in the area of VLSI. He was also an NRC faculty fellow in 2001 and 2002. In 2005, he received Cisco equipment donation to build a computer security lab. He has held visiting research faculty positions at the Center for Reliable and High Performance Computing, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Intel Corporation, Folsom, CA, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY and the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC. He was the Program Co-Chair of the Fifth IEEE/ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI, 1995. He was the publicity chair of 1998 IEEE International Computer Performance and Dependability Symposium, and has served as the Program Co-chair of IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems, 2000 held in Nuernberg, Germany and the International Conference and Indo-US Bilateral Workshop on Cyber Security, Cybercrime and Cyber Forensics, August 19-21, 2009, held in Cochin, India. He is a Program Co-Chair of the 27th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2018), August 2018, Hangzhou, China. He was the General Chair of the 28th IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems, Niagara Falls, NY in September 2009 and the 2nd International Symposium on Data, Privacy and E-Commerce, Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY, September 2010. He was the General Co-Chair of the International Conference on Security in Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (SNDS 2012), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, October 2012. He was an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers from 2001 to 2006, is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal on Reliability, Quality, and Safety Engineering published by the World Scientific Publishers and the ICST Transactions on Security and Safety. He was a guest co-editor of the book series Interfaces in OR/CS on Mobile Computing: Implementing Pervasive Information and Communication Technologies, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001 and was a guest co-editor of a special issue on Secure Knowledge Management in IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, May 2006 and a co-Guest Editor of a special issue on Emerging Security Trends for Deeply-Embedded Computing Systems in IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, July 2016. He was an invited speaker at the 3rd Annual IFIP WG 11.9 Digital Forensics Conference at Orlando, FL, Jan. 2007, a keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual Symposium on Information Assurance, Albany, NY, June 2007, a keynote speaker at the DIMACS/DyDAn Workshop on Mathematical & Computational Methods for Information Security, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, December 7, 2007, a distinguished invited speaker at the 1st International Symposium on Cyber Security, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, January 2013, and a keynote speaker at the 3rd ACM International Workshop on Security and Privacy Analytics (Co-located with ACM CODASPY 2017), March 24, 2017, Scottsdale, AZ. He was a panelist on the 4th International Workshop on Dependable Network Computing and Mobile Systems (DNCMS), Madrid, Spain, October 2011 and  on the 1st Workshop on Computer Security Research Institute, Washington DC, April 2012. He received the Tan Chin Tuan (TCT) Exchange Fellowship at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in summer 2013. He is recipient of the Sustained Achievement Award, UB Exceptional Scholars, 2013 and also a recipient of SUNY Chancellors Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities, 2019. He received the Best Poster Award at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications, and Systems (BTAS) for his paper Adaptive Techniques for Intra-User Variability in Keystroke Dynamics in 2016. In 2018, he recevied the IEEE Region 1 Technological Innovation in Academic Award. He is Fellow of IEEE.


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