:: Research Group Members ::

Faculty
Sajjan Shiva
Professor and Director
Department of Computer Science
Research Interests :
Computer Architecture/ Distributed and Parallel Processing; Computer System Security; Software Engineering/ Process Improvement/Software Testing; Artificial Intelligence/ Expert Systems; Modeling and Simulation.

Website : http://web0.cs.memphis.edu/sshiva/

Abdullah Abu Hussein
Assistant Porfessor
Research Interests :
Abdullah is an assistant professor in the Department of Information System at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN. He graduated with a PhD degree in Computer Science. He has a BSc Degree in Computer Sceicne (1999) and a MSc Degree in Information Systems (2003). His research involves the challenges and solutions of cloud computing security and privacy.

Website :  Personal Page

Vivek Shandilya
Assistant Professor
Research Interests :
Vivek Shandilya is an assistant professor in the Department of Computing Sciences at Jacksonville University. He graduated with a PhD degree in Computer Science. He received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Bangalore University, India and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from University of Memphis. His research areas are optimization and security.

Website :  Personal Page


Graduate Students

Eiman Aldhahri
PhD Student
Research Interests :
Eman is a PhD Candidate in Computer Science at The University of Memphis. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer science from Taibah University, Saudi Arabia and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her research involves Software Crowdsourcing, Cloud Computing, and Software Engineering.

Saikat Das
Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant
Research Interests :
Saikat Das is a PhD graduate student at the Computer Science Department of The University of Memphis. He graduated his M.Sc in Computer Science from The University of Memphis in Fall 2016. Also, he has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Engineering degree from Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, Khulna, Bangladesh. His research interest involves Runtime Monitor, Moving Target Defense, Cyber Security, Cryptography, Computer Networks, and Software Engineering.

Website :  Personal Page |   Personal Website
Ahmed Mosbah Elsaeed Mahfouz
PhD Student
Research Interests :
Ahmed is a PhD graduate student at the Computer Science Department of University of Memphis and a graduate assistant at Mid-South Access Center for Technology. He has a Bachelor Degree in Pure Math and Computer Science from Al-Azhar University, Egypt (2007) and a Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems (2015) from University of Memphis (2015).

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Rodrigo Silva-Lugo
Graduate Student
Research Interests:
Rodrigo is a PhD student at the Computer Science Department, and a research assistant in the STEP Program, both at The University of Memphis. His research interests include Machine Learning, Mathematical Optimization, Formal Methods, and Software Testing.
Website: Personal Page
Faisal Alsubaei
PhD Student
Research Interests:
Faisal is a PhD student at the Computer Science Department. His research interests include Internet of Things and Security.

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Former Members
Dipankar Dasgupta
Research Interests :
Dr.Dasgupta's research interests are broadly in the area of scientific computing, tracking real-world problems through interdisciplinary cooperation. His areas of special interests include: Artificial Immune Systems, Intelligent techniques in computer and network security, and Evolutionary Computation.

Website : http://www.cs.memphis.edu/~dasgupta/

Qishi Wu
Associate Professor
He is now an Associate Professor at NJIT -Department of Computer Science
Research Interests :
Computer networking, large-scale computational science, scientific visualization, distributed high-performance computing, distributed sensor networks, algorithms, artificial intelligences.

Website : http://www.cs.memphis.edu/~qishiwu/

Md. Lutfar Rahman
Graduate Student
Research Interests :
Md. Lutfar Rahman is a PhD graduate student at the Computer Science Department of University of Memphis. He received a B.Sc degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology(BUET). His research involves Cloud Computing, Network Security and Game Theory.

Website :  Personal Page
Md. Fahad Iqbal Polash
Graduate Research Assistant
Research Interests :
Fahad graduated with a master degree in Computer Science and is currently working at Intel. His research interest involves Computer Networks, Network Security.

Chris Simmons
Assistant Professor
Research Interests :
Chris Simmons graduated with a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Memphis. He is now a Visiting Assistant Professor at Lipscomb University - Nashville, TN. He developed a cyber attack taxonomy that classifies vulnerabilities with associated defense strategies. This taxonomy is integrated into a Taxonomy of Game Theoretic Defense Solutions.

Website : http://www.chrisbsimmons.com

Ramya Dharam
Research Interests :
Ramya Dharam graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science. She currently works at Fedex. Her research involved study of different approaches available for monitoring the execution of the software at runtime.


Sandeep Ramesh
Research Interests :
He joined the lab as a graduate Student in Computer Science at the University Of Memphis. He is currently working at Fedex. he has a Bachelors of Engineering degree in Computer Science from the Visvesvaraya Technological University.


Deveeshree Nayak
Research Interests :
Deveeshree Nayak joined as a graduate student in Computer Science at University of Memphis, Tennessee. She has a Master in Technology(M.tech) in Computer Science and Information Security Specialization from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar and Bachelor in Technology(B.tech) from Bijupatnaik University of Technology, Rourkela.


Harkeerat Singh Bedi
Research Interests :
Harkeerat graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science. He is a research scientist at Verizon. He completed his Masters in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in August 2009. His current research involves application of game theory in network security for its analysis and enhancement.

Website : http://sites.google.com/site/harkeeratbedi/

Nisrine Ait Khayi-Enyinda
Research Interests :
Nisrine's has spent time researching data mining based intrusion detection systems. Her current research interests are in applying Game Theory in Netowrk Security, Real-Time anomaly based intrusion detection systems, Data Mining, and Risk Assessment. She received her BS from the University of Technology and Science Moulay Ismail in Errachidia, Morocco. Her Masters in Computer Science was earned from the University of Sidi Ben Abdellah Faculty of Science in Fes, Morocco.


Beata Kubiak
Research Interests :
Beata graduated with a Master degree in Computer Science Department at the University of Memphis. Her research interests include applications of Mathematics in Computer Science, especially applications of Game Theory in Network Security, Numerical Analysis, and Software Engineering.

Website : https://umdrive.memphis.edu/bmchnwsk/public/index.html

Vivek Datla
Research Assistant
Research Interests :
Vivek Datla graduated with a PhD degree in computer science. He is a scientist at National Laboratory, WA. Previously he has worked on cognitive agents and his masters thesis title was "Implementation of Perception-Action cycle in LIDA". His reseach interests include Data mining, Simulation, Artificial Agents.

Website : http://www.madresearchlab.org/Folks/Vivek_Varma.html

Mustafa H. Hajeer
Graduate Assistant
Research Interests :
Mustafa graduated with a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University Of Memphis. He works at Intel. He received his Bachelors in Computer Science from the Yarmouk University in Jordan in 2009. He worked on a formal study of social networking with an emphasis on enhancing cyber security.

Sankardas Roy
Postdoctoral Researcher
Location: Washington
Research Interests :
Sankar presently is working on Application of Game Theory in Network Security. His research interests include attribute-based encryption systems, security and performance issues of Wireless Sensor Networks and Wireless Ad Hoc Networks. He is currently an Assiatant Professor at Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio.

Website : https://www.cis.ksu.edu/user/479
Danielle L. Jones
Research and Teaching Assistant
Research Interests :
Danielle is a PhD graduate student at the Computer Science Department of University of Memphis. She is a graduate assistant for the department TAing for different professors. She received Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2009.


Charles Ellis
Lab Engineer
Research Assistant
Research Interests :
Charles has over ten years of professional experience as a network engineer for such companies as: FedEx, Cargill Inc., Buckman Laboratories, and Promus Hotel Corporation (Hilton). His research interests are regarding information security. These aspects are: honeypot systems, intrusion technologies, OS hardening, vulnerability exploitation, and cryptographic systems. Charles is currently under the employ of Dell as a cryptographic specialist.

Sharif Mehedi Tanmay
Graduate Student
Research Interests :
Sharif is a PhD graduate student at the Computer Science Department of University of Memphis. He completed his Masters from University of Rostock, Germany and BSc from Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh. His research involves Cloud Computing, Network Security and Software Engineering.

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