Sushil Jajodia is professor and the founding director of the Center for Secure Information Systems in the Volgenau School of Engineering at the George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. He is also the founding site director of the NSF I/UCRC Center for Configuration Analytics and Automation at Mason. He received his PhD from the University of Oregon, Eugene. His research interests include security, privacy, databases, and distributed systems. He has authored or coauthored seven books, edited 44 books and conference proceedings, and published more than 450 technical papers in the refereed journals and conference proceedings. He is also a holder of 18 patents. His current research sponsors are the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, National Security Agency, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and The MITRE Corporation.
Jajodia received the 1996 IFIP TC 11 Kristian Beckman award, 2000 Volgenau School of Engineering Outstanding Research Faculty Award, 2008 ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award, 2011 IFIP WG 11.3 Outstanding Research Contributions Award, and 2015 ESORICS Outstanding Research Award. He was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in January, 2013. He was recognized for the most accepted papers at the 30th anniversary of the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. His h-index is 89 and Erdos number is 2.
Jajodia has supervised 27 doctoral dissertations. Nine of these graduates hold tenured positions at US universities, four are NSF CAREER awardees, and one is DoE Young Investigator awardee. Two additional students are tenured at foreign universities. Jajodia has served in different capacities for various journals and conferences. He is the founding consulting editor of the Springer Series on Advances in Information Security and the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Computer Security.
2020 W. Wallace McDowell Award
“For contributions to the scientific and engineering principles that enable effective adaptive cyber defense.”
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2016 Technical Achievement Award
“For outstanding contributions in network vulnerability analysis and cyber situation awareness, resulting in seminal papers, patents, and a commercial system.”
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