Dr. Jaideep Vaidya is a Distinguished Professor in the MSIS Department at Rutgers University and the Director of the Rutgers Institute for Data Science, Learning, and Applications. He received the B.E. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai, the M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Purdue University. His general area of research is in data mining, data management, security, and privacy. He has published over 200 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and has received best paper awards from the premier conferences in data mining, databases, digital government, security, and informatics. He has also received the NSF Career Award, the IFIP WG 11.3 Outstanding Research Award, the Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence, as well as the Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research. He is an IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, and ACM Distinguished Scientist.