Dr. Bhavani uraisingham is the Louis A. Beecherl, Jr. Distinguished Professor
in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University
of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and the executive director of UTD’s Cyber Security
Research and Education Institute. Her current research is on integrating cyber
security, cloud computing, and big data analytics. Prior to joining UTD in October
2004, she worked at the MITRE Corporation for 16 years, which included a three-
year stint as a program director at the National Science Foundation (NSF). At
MITRE, she led team efforts on developing secure data management systems and
data mining tools. She initiated the Data and Applications Security program at
NSF and was part of the Cyber Trust theme. Prior to MITRE, she worked for the
commercial industry for six years, conducting research in data security, data man-
agement, and distributed systems.
Dr. uraisingham is the recipient of numerous awards, including the IEEE
Computer Society’s 1997 Technical Achievement Award, the ACM SIGSAC
2010 Outstanding Contributions Award, the IEEE SMC and Transportation
Systems Societies’ 2010 joint award on Research Leadership in Intelligence and
Security Informatics, the Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS) 2012
Transformative Achievement Gold Medal for interdisciplinary research on inte-
grating computer sciences, with social sciences, and a 2013 IBM Faculty Award.
She is a fellow of IEEE, AAAS and the British Computer Society. She has published
over 100 journal articles, over 200 conference papers, and 12 books, and has deliv-
ered over 100 keynote and invited addresses. She has five patents (two pending)
and is the founder of Knowledge and Security Analytics, LLC. Dr. uraisingham
received her PhD from the University of Wales, Swansea in theory of computation
and her earned higher doctorate (Doctor of Engineering) from the University of
Bristol, England for her published work in data security.

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