Sumit Ghosh

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Sumit Ghosh serves as the chair of the Computer Science Department at The University of Texas at Tyler. Prior to UT Tyler, Ghosh held the title of Thomas E. Hattrick Endowed Chaired Professor of Information Systems Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. At Stevens, he served as the director of the computer engineering program, founded the Secure Network Systems Design Laboratory (SENDLAB), architected the Graduate Certificate Program in Secure Network Systems Design, served on the Advisory Board of the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) of the School of Technology Management, and co-organized the “Management of Technologies” (MOT) Annual Symposium Series. Prior to Stevens, he served as the associate chairman for research and graduate programs in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Arizona State University. At ASU, he also chaired the faculty search committee for three consecutive years, was responsible for assessing the quality and content of graduate courses, and founded the Networking and Distributed Algorithms Laboratory. Before ASU, Ghosh had been on the faculty of Computer Engineering at Brown University, Rhode Island, and even before that he had been a member of technical staff (principal investigator) of VLSI Systems Research Department at Bell Laboratories Research (Area 11) in Holmdel, New Jersey. His additional industrial experience includes Silvar-Lisco in Menlo Park, CA., Fairchild Advanced Research and Development, and Schlumberger Palo Alto Research Center. Ghosh was the founding VP for Education in the Society for Computer Simulation and Modeling International (SCS) and presently serves on the Board of Directors. He is the primary author of five reference books and he has written five invited book chapters. He has written 95+ transactions/journal papers and 95 refereed conference papers.

Ghosh’s research focuses on fundamental and challenging yet practical problems that are of potential benefit to society. His research pursuits have included next generation nVHDL, next generation secure ATM network design, next generation IP router architecture, determining network operating point for operational networks, network architecture to resist lightning-fast intrusions, novel computer architectures to defeat next generation viruses, deep space networking and distributed visualization, next generation asynchronous distributed simulation-based net-centric complex systems design, validation, and testing, impact of topology on network performance, wireless mobile networks, principles of network security, hardening networks through synthesis and modeling of security attacks, mobile computing, intelligent transportation systems, stability and absolute performance of asynchronous distributed algorithms, integrating continuous and discrete simulations within a single framework, distributed resources allocation, continuity of care in medicine, patient medical record integration, modeling synthetic creativity in artificial life, point location algorithm in computational geometry for 3-space, compiler-driven reconfigurable computer architecture, qualitative metrics for evaluating advanced graduate courses, issues in the PhD process, physics of computer engineering problems, creative design in UG engineering education, and practical techniques for engineering ethics education. Sumit’s current professional aspirations are two-fold. First, he is developing an original interdisciplinary research area that integrates networked computational systems, which underlines all of engineering and computer science, with the disciplines of chemistry, biology, medicine, business, and law, at a fundamental level. While the research problems will be exceptionally challenging yet practical, the promise that they will lead to a quantum leap in our civilization’s advancement, is undeniable. Second, with inspiration and guidance from Emeritus Prof. C.V. Ramamoorthy of UC Berkeley and others, Sumit is developing the foundation of an entirely new educational infrastructure, grounded in creativity and humbleness, that will enable future citizens to thread through multiple careers in vastly different professional disciplines throughout their very long working lives as they grow from young adults into their 80s, 90s, and even 100s, still in sound mental and physical health, all the while actively contributing toward the progress of society. These two efforts underlie a new model of interaction between academia and industry that will help train a new cadre of engineers for the high-tech industry at the next level.

Ghosh presented the keynote speech at many conferences. He serves as associate editor for the Transactions of the Society for Computer Simulation International, had served as associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, and is on the editorial board of the IEEE Press Book Series on Microelectronic Systems Principles and Practice. His research is the result of support from the IEEE Foundation, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, US Army Research Office, DARPA, Telcordia (formerly Bellcore), Nynex, National Library of Medicine, NSF, Intel Corp., US Army Research Lab, US Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, National Security Agency, US Air Force Research Labs (Rome, New York) through Motorola Corp., Sandia National Labs (Albuquerque, New Mexico), Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), FIPSE-US Department of Education, US Army CECOM (Ft. Monmouth, NJ) through Mitre Corporation, and The University of Texas Research Office. He has also served as consultant to the US Army Research Lab, Raytheon Corporation, US Air Force Rome Labs, and Scientific Systems Company Inc. Sumit founded the Networking and Distributed Algorithms Lab at ASU in 1995 and has held visiting professor positions at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Ecole Polytechnic University of Marseilles (France), and Kuwait University (Kuwait).


2004 Technical Achievement Award
“For fundamental contributions towards a comprehensive engineering measure of network security.”
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