James Joshi is a professor of School of Computing and Information at the University of Pittsburgh, and the director/founder of the Laboratory of Education and Research on Security Assured Information Systems (LERSAIS), which has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance /Cyber Defense Education and Research (CAE and CAE-R). He is an elected Fellow of the Society of Information Reuse and Integration (SIRI), a Senior member of the IEEE and a Distinguished Member of the ACM. His research interests include access control models, security and privacy of distributed systems, trust management and network security. He is a recipient of the US NSF-CAREER award in 2006. He established and has been managing the NSF CyberCorp Scholarship for Service program at Pitt since 2006.
He has served as program co-chair and/or general co-chair of several international conferences/workshops, including, ACM SACMAT(2009/10), IEEE BigData2016, IEEE/EAI CollaborateCom, IEEE IRI, IEEE CIC2015, IEEE ISM2014. He currently serves as the steering committee chair of IEEE CIC, and has served as the steering committee member of ACM SACMAT, IEEE IRI, IEEE/EAI CollaborateCom and IEEE ICME. He was a founder and co-Editor-in-chief of EAI Endorsed Transactions on Collaborative Computing. Currently, he is the EiC of the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. He had also served in or is in the editorial board of several international journals. His work has been recognized with Best Paper award in ACM CODASPY 2011 and BigData Congress in 2017. He is a co-editor of the book titled “Information Assurance: Dependability and Security of Networked Systems” published in 2007. He has published over 120 articles as book chapters and papers in journals, conferences and workshops, and has served as a special issue editor of several journals including Elsevier Computer & Security, ACM TISSEC (now TOPS), Springer MONET, IJCIS, and Information Systems Frontiers. His research has been supported by NSF, NSA/DoD, and Cisco. Earlier in 1995, he had led the efforts to establish the first Computer Science undergraduate degree program in Nepal.
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James Joshi is a professor of School of Computing and Information (SCI) at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his MS in Computer Science and PhD in Computer Engineering degrees from Purdue University in 1998 and 2003, respectively. He is an elected Fellow of the Society of Information Reuse and Integration (SIRI), a Senior member of the IEEE and a distinguished member of the ACM.
His research interests include Access Control Models, Security and Privacy of Distributed Multimedia Systems, Trust Management and Information Survivability. He is a recipient of the NSF-CAREER award in 2006. His current research activities include Security and Privacy issues in Cloud Computing and Collaborative systems, Social networks (including access control anonymization techniques and privacy attack analysis), and Intrusion detection/prevention systems in networks (Trust based approaches, collaborative detection, etc.)
He has served as Program Co-Chair for the IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IEEE IRI; several years), IEEE BIGDATA 2016, IEEE CIC 2015, the International Workshop on Information Assurance, and the International Workshop on Trusted Collaboration, IEEE/ICST CollaborateCom (multiple times), IEEE SafeConfig2013, COMPSAC2009 (as track chair) and ACM SACMAT2009. He has served as General chair of CollaborateCom (multiple times) and SACMAT 2010. He currently serves as a Steering Committee Chair of IEEE CIC (Collaboration and Internet Computing) and was a Co-Chair of CollaborateCom; he is a Steering Committee member of IEE ICME, IEEE IRI and SACMAT. He was a founding Co- Editor-in-Chief of EAI Endorsed Transactions on Collaborative Computing. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. He has also served as an editorial board member of the International Journals of E-Business research, Network Security and Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering.
He has served as a program committee member in many international conferences including the ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT), International Workshop on Systems and Network Security (SNS), and European Conference on Information Warfare and Security (ECIW). He serves in the editorial review board of the International Journal of E-Business Research and the International Journal of Network Security. He is a co-editor of the book titled “Information Assurance: Dependability and Security of Networked Systems” to be published in 2007.
At Pitt, he co-founded and is the director of the Laboratory of Education and Research in Security Assured Information Systems (LERSAIS), which is one of only about dozen in the nation with five CNSS certifications, and manages the DoD Information Assurance Scholarship Program and the NSF-Federal Cyber Service Scholarship for Service program. His efforts has resulted in the CAE and CAE-Research designation of LERSAIS jointly by NSA and the DHS.
Earlier in 1995, he led the efforts to create the first Computer Science department and the first CS undergraduate degree program in Nepal.
He is avid soccer fan and a reasonable player. He has written and composed many songs in Nepali, English and Nepal – some of which have been recorded and available online.