Professor Sachin Shetty to Lead Consortium to Improve Cyber Security

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With an ever growing threat to cyber security, resulting in the world’s biggest threat/war being fought in the cyber world, nations, businesses and educational institutions are doing their every bit possible to safeguard their data from cyber threats. Professor Sachin Shetty will lead a consortium of 11 universities and national laboratories to improve the nation’s cyber security.

A cyber-security and networking systems expert, Shetty, an Indian American associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the  Tennessee State University, will lead the effort as project director. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the five-year, $28.1 million initiative seeks to improve the resilience and security of cyber networks.

These networks serve as the backbone of the infrastructure that delivers energy to the nation for the electric power, oil and gas industries. TSU will receive $930,000 to conduct studies in security risk assessment, software-defined networking, and robust control systems.

Shetty received his M.S. in computer science from the University of Toledo in 2002 and his doctorate degree in modeling and simulation from Old Dominion University in 2007. He has previously served as an adjunct assistant professor at ODU, teaching undergraduate classes in computer networking, network design and modeling and simulation; and an assistant professor at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., teaching data communications, wireless networking, electronics and circuits, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Shetty’s research interests lie at the intersection of computer networking, network security and machine learning, according to his bio on the TSU website. Recently, he has been working on security issues in cloud computing, cognitive radio networks and wireless sensor networks.

He has authored and coauthored more than 80 technical papers in various conferences, international journal articles, book chapters in research and pedagogical techniques. Shetty will be assisted in the cyber security project by L.H. Keel, professor of electrical and computer engineering at TSU.

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