Dr. Sajal K. Das whose academic genealogy includes Thomas Alva Edison, is a professor of Computer Science and Daniel St. Clair Endowed Chair at Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T), where he was the Chair of Computer Science Department during 2013-2017. Prior to that he was a University Distinguished Scholar Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and the founding director of the Center for Research in Wireless Mobility and Networking (CReWMaN) at the University of Texas at Arilington. During 2008-2011 he served the US National Science Foundation as a Program Director in Computer Networks and Systems division of the CISE Directorate.
Dr. Das’ interdisciplinary research interests include cyber-physical systems, IoT, cybersecurity, data science, machine learning, wireless sensor networks, mobile and pervasive computing, smart environments, parallel and cloud computing, social and biological networks, applied graph theory and game theory. He contributed significantly to these areas and published extensively (375+ papers in high quality journals, 500+ papers in peer-reviewed conferences, and 57 book chapters).He coauthored four books – Smart Environments: Technology, Protocols, and Applications (John Wiley, 2005); Handbook on Securing Cyber-Physical Critical Infrastructure: Foundations and Challenges (Morgan Kaufman, 2012); Mobile Agents in Distributed Computing and Networking (Wiley, 2012); and Principles of Cyber-Physical Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Cambridge University Press, 2020). A holder of 5 US patents, Dr. Das directed over $22 million funded projects. His h-index is 95 with 36,500+ citations according to Google Scholar.
Dr. Das is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Pervasive and Mobile Computing journal (since 2005) and serves as an Associate Editor of several journals including the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, and Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. A founder of IEEE PerCom, WoWMoM, SMARTCOMP and ACM ICDCN conferences, he has served as General and Program Chair of reputed conferences. He is a recipient of 12 Best Paper Awards in prestigious conferences including ACM MobiCom and IEEE PerCom; and numerous awards for teaching, mentoring and research including the IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Achievement award for pioneering contributions to sensor networks and mobile computing, and the University of Missouri System President’s Award for Sustained Career Excellence. Dr. Das has mentored 11 postdoctoral fellows, 48 Ph.D., 31 MS thesis, and numerous undergraduate research students. He is a Distinguished alumnus of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and an IEEE Fellow.