Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta
Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta
William Hill Professor in Cyber Security
Director, Center for Information Assurance
Director, Intelligent Security Systems Research Laboratory
Dr. Dasgupta will organize symposium on Computational Intelligence in Cyber Security (CICS) at the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI) in Xiamen, China from Dec 6 - 9, 2019.Click here for more details    Dr. Dasgupta has organized symposium on Computational Intelligence in Cyber Security (CICS) at the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI) in Bengaluru, India from November 18-21, 2018.Click here for more details    Dr. Dasgupta has organized IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Cyber Security (CICS 2017) at Hawaii, USA from November 27-December 1, 2017.     Program Committee Member of the 1st IEEE International Workshop on Cyber Resiliency Economics (CRE 2016) , Vienna, Austria, August 1-3, 2016.   

Cyber Security

Among different research areas Negative Authentication, Adaption Multi-Factor Authentication, Smart-Grid Security are the current focus. Also Game Theory and Cyber Security (GTCS) group conducts cutting-edge research to explore how they can apply game theoretic approaches to address network security issues. Current projects that students are working on include Game Theory Inspired Defense Architecture (GIDA), and AVOIDIT: A Cyber Attack Taxonomy.

Artificial Immune Systems

This emerging field is sometimes referred to as Immunological Computation, Immunocomputing, or Artificial Immune Systems (AIS). Although it is still relatively new, AIS, having a strong relationship with other biology-inspired computing models, and computational biology, is establishing its uniqueness and effectiveness through the zealous efforts of researchers around the world.

Evolutionary Computation

Dipankar Dasgupta has been involved in the investigation of a more biologically motivated genetic search model - called the Structured Genetic Algorithm (sGA). The model uses some complex mechanisms of biological systems for developing a more efficient genetic search technique. Specifically, this model incorporates redundant genetic material and a gene activation mechanism which utilizes multi-layered genomic structures for the chromosome. The additional genetic material has many advantages in search and optimization. It mainly serves two purposes: primarily, it can maintain genetic diversity at all time during the search process, where the expected variability largely depends on the amount of redundancy incorporated in the encoding.

Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta published more than 292 research papers in book chapters, journals, and international conferences. He authored several books, published two edited volumes and co-edited several conference proceedings over the last 20 years. A search for "Dipankar Dasgupta" on Google Scholar shows a total count: 17,825+ citations. To get the current list of his publications from Google Scholar click here.

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(h-index: 59)

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137 co-authors

His name is listed among the top computer scientists whose h-index is above 56 (available at UCLA site ), thus, influencing the research community. One of his current researches is applying Computational Intelligence techniques in Network and Internet Security. For more information, please click here .

Editorial Board of journals

His work on "Password Immunizer" (based on Negative Authentication System) was submitted for patent. A demo illustrating the concept is available here.

His published books include:

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Academic / Honorary Positions

William Hill Professor in Cybersecurity

The University of Memphis

Dr. Pat E. Burlison professorship

The University of Memphis

Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty

The University of Memphis

Dunavant Professorship

The University of Memphis

Full Professor

Computer Science, The University of Memphis

Visiting Scientist (Sabbatical Position)

NSA Ames Research Lab, California

2001- 2004
Associate Professor

Computer Science, The University of Memphis

1997- 2001
Assistant Professor

Computer Science, The University of Memphis

Visiting Assistant Professor

Computer Science, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Post Doctoral Research Associate

Computer Science, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque