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Vir Phoha, Ph.D.

Company: Louisiana Tech
Email: phoha@coes.latech.edu

Short Biography

Dr. Vir V. Phoha is a professor of computer science in the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University, US. He holds the W. W. Chew Endowed Professorship at Louisiana Tech and is directing the Center for Secure Cyberspace. He has won various distinctions including: (1) Elected Fellow (2010) Society of Design and Process Sciences (SDPS); (2) ACM Distinguished Scientist, 2008; (3) IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Engineering Educator Runner-Up award, 2008; (4) Research commemoration awards at Louisiana Tech University (2002, 2006, 2007, 2008); (5) Outstanding research faculty and faculty circle of excellence award at Northeastern State University, Oklahoma, and (6) as a student was awarded the President's Gold medal for academic distinction.

Professor Phoha has received funding from National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Air Force Research Laboratory, Louisiana Board of Regents among others. He is a PI of currently active grants of over $9.5 M and a Co-PI of grants over $ 6 M.

Professor Phoha holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas Tech University. He has done fundamental and applied work in anomaly detection in network systems, in particular in the detection of rare events. He has eight patent applications and many reports of inventions. He is author of over 100 publications and author/editor of five books: (1) Fundamentals of Sensor Network Programming: Applications and Technology, Wiley (2010); (2) Introduction to Contextual Processing: Theory and Applications, CRC Press (2010); (3) Internet Security Dictionary, Springer-Verlag (2002) and (4 Foundations of Wavelet Networks and Applications, CRC Press/Chapman Hall (2002), and (5) Quantitative Measure for Discrete Event Supervisory Control, Springer (2005).