Ankur Chattopadhyay

Ankur Chattopadhyay

Assistant Professor

MAC C312

Dr. Chattopadhyay is currently an Assistant Professor in the department of Information and Computing Sciences at UWGB. He is the co-PI and lead faculty of the UWGB GenCyber program. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, with a graduate certification of accomplishment in information assurance. He is the founder and director of the new upcoming 'Center of Cybersecurity Education' at UWGB. He is also the PI and faculty mentor of the UWGB Google Ignite CS program, where he supervises undergrad students in K-12 computing educational research. As a cybersecurity educator and researcher, he is a professional member of IEEE and ACM, and has memberships with the IEEE Cybersecurity chapter plus the ACM SIGSAC. He is an editorial board member with IEEE Internet Initiative Newsletter on Internet Policy as well as IEEE Future Directions Newsletter on Policy and Ethics in Technology. He is a technical committee member on Security and Privacy in Complex Information Systems, IEEE Systems Council. He does active research on content and pedagogy (curriculum delivery) at undergrad level and for K-12 outreach. He has several publications on privacy topics in computer vision (surveillance technology) and on cybersecurity topics as well as information security education in places like IEER CVPR, IEEE Privacy & Security, ACM SIGCSE, IEEE FIE and Journal of the Consortium of Computing Sciences. He has collaborated with the nationally renowned Security Injections group based on a NSF project at Towson University. As an active researcher in cybersecurity education, he has also contributed to the first ever set of global curricular guidelines in cybersecurity as drafted by the ACM Joint Task Force. He is currently the faculty advisor in charge of the UWGB Computer Science program’s new Information Assurance & Security emphasis track, which he designed and developed. He teaches computing security topics, like software security, secure coding, computer networking, etc., as part of this undergraduate emphasis program. His research interests and endeavors are in security & privacy, computing education & K-12 outreach and computer vision & pattern recognition.

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PhD in Engineering with Computer Science Emphasis, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS), 2015; Grad Certificate of Accomplishment in Information Assurance & Security, UCCS, 2012; B.Tech in Computer Engineering, Kalyani University, Salt Lake, India, 2001.