Balakrishnan Dasarathy, PhD is currently Professor and the Chair for the Information Assurance program at the Graduate School, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD. Dr. Dasarathy leads all aspects of the program including its curriculum and course development and recruitment of faculty and their development.
Prior to joining UMUC in September 2012, Dr. Dasarathy has had more than thirty years of industry R&D and R&D management experience in information assurance and cybersecurity, and related areas of computer sciences. He has worked for the telecom (GTE Laboratories (now a part of Verizon), Bellcore and Telcordia) and finance (JP Morgan) industries. Dr. Dasarathy has applied his cybersecurity, software and network engineering skills to commercial and military systems. He was Chief Scientist at Telcordia and Vice President of Global Technology at JP Morgan.
Dr. Dasarathy's current research interests include election system security, IoT security and privacy, secure software engineering, and models and platforms for adult learning.
His PhD is in Computer and Information Science from the Ohio State University.