School of Information Sciences

James Joshi promoted to full professor at School of Information Sciences

02/09/2016James Joshi

The University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences (SIS) is pleased to share the news that Chancellor Gallagher has promoted SIS Council Chair and Associate Professor, James Joshi, to the rank of Full Professor, effective January 1, 2016. Joshi teaches in the Information Science & Technology and the Telecommunications & Networking programs at SIS. He also holds a secondary appointment as professor of health information management in the School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences.

The promotion recognizes his many accomplishments in research, teaching, and administration. He holds a PhD in computer engineering and an MS in computer science from Purdue University, and a BS from Motilal Nehru NIT, India. Prior to joining SIS’ faculty, he was a research assistant at Purdue University.

Joshi was recruited to build a cybersecurity program of research and education for SIS, an aspiration that the school had long entertained but for which it lacked expertise and faculty. Joshi launched an exceptional effort to build a curriculum that met all of the NSA/DHS requirements for a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE-IAE), achieving this in two short years. He is the director and co-founder of the Laboratory for Education and Research on Security Assured Information Systems (LERSAIS), which is housed at SIS.

Throughout his 13-year career at Pitt, he has established himself as an international scholar and intellectual leader, defining and shaping a rapidly evolving discipline of trust, security, and privacy challenges in large scale collaborative environments, data-intensive applications, and cloud computer environments.

Joshi’s research areas have distinguished himself internationally as an expert and academic leader in cybersecurity and, in so doing, has contributed notably to the school’s reputation for advancing knowledge, particularly in information security and privacy. He has authored four books, 17 book chapters, 28 journal papers, over 75 refereed symposium/conference/workshop papers, and 17 technical reports. His work has been published in top tier journals and at leading conferences, and has been cited more than 4,200 times.

Please join us in congratulating James Joshi on this well-deserved promotion!


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