Dr. Ram Dantu, Director of the Network Security Lab, won the "Outstanding Technology Advocate" award at the inaugural D CEO CIO/CTO awards ceremony on September 27, 2016! A partnership between D CEO magazine and the Information Systems Security Association, this program honors chief information officers, chief technology officers, and other in top IT posts in the North Texas Region. A list of winners can be found here.
Dr. Ram Dantu, the Director of the Network Security Lab, has been selected as a finalist for D CEO Magazine's inaugural CIO/CTO award. This award, which is a partnership between D CEO magazine and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), honors people in important IT positions in the North Texas region. More information about the finalists and the award can be found in this article.
Jagannadh received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from JNTU in 2010. He worked for nearly 2 years as a Software Engineer for Cognizant Technology Solutions.
He began his Doctoral study in Spring 2014 under Dr. Ram Dantu. His research focuses on modeling, analyzing and identifying security vulnerabilities in a network. He also worked on integrating VoIP services in SDN (Software defined networks) architecture. He was awarded with the College of Engineering Graduate Scholarship for the 2014-15 school year.
Garima received her bachelor’s degree in technology, electronics and communication engineering from Mody Institute of Technology and Science in India. She learned about Dr. Dantu’s research on a new 9-1-1 software system using smart phone technology while she was earning her master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Waterloo in Canada. She came to UNT specifically to work with Dr. Dantu and joined his group in Fall 2011.
Congratulations to Rajasekhar Ganduri on winning the People’s Choice award at the UNT Toulouse Graduate School’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition for M.S. students on April 9, 2016! His prize for winning the award was $1,000. Rajasekhar is a student of Dr. Ram Dantu, CSE Professor and Director of the Center for Information and Computer Security. After several preliminary contests, ten finalists emerged to explain their thesis to a general audience in only three minutes. The finalists presented their thesis research methods, findings, and its significance in non-technical language.
Logan Widick is an undergraduate research assistant in the Network Security Laboratory (NSL) at the University of North Texas. At the NSL, Logan has designed, developed, and tested vital sign monitoring applications for Android smartphones. He participated in a webcast at the National Science Foundation and presented the vital sign monitoring applications, and helped conduct field trials of these applications in Boston, MA. Logan plans to begin his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering at UNT in the Fall after completing his BS in Computer Science this summer.
Congratulations to Shanti Thiyagaraja on winning the Spirit of Innovation Competition, sponsored by the US India Chamber of Commerce DFW (USICOC), on December 4, 2014. Shanti is a CSE graduate student in Dr. Ram Dantu's Network Security Lab. Shanti won $5,000 for her presentation on "Smart Phone Monitoring of Second Heart Sound Split." Students from local universities, including Southern Methodist University (SMU), the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and the University of North Texas, participated in the competition.
UNT IA/CD student Mohamed Fazeen Mohamed Issadeen defended his dissertation and will graduate with his PhD in computer science in December 2014. He is attached to the department of Computer Science and Engineering and his major professor is Dr. Ram Dantu. His dissertation title was "Modeling and Analysis of Intentional and Unintentional Security Vulnerabilities in a Mobile Platform ".
Dr. Ram Dantu attended the TIA'2014 Network of the Future conference on June 3rd to 5th, 2014 at Dallas, TX and presented under the "Big Data & Privacy" track. His topic of the day was "The Connected Car". Part of his discussion was described as follows; "Most automakers are developing multimedia for infotainment, mobile device support and such functions as touch and voice recognition, radar, video, way-finding, real-time diagnostics and online services.