Sagar Samtani

Kelley School of Business/Department of Operations and Decision Technologies IU Bloomington

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Cybersecurity, explainable AI, AI, dark web, cyber threat intelligence, AI for cybersecurity, data mining, deep learning, network science, scientific cyberinfrastructure.

Expert Bio

Sagar Samtani is an assistant professor and Grant Thornton Scholar in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington. His research centers on AI for cybersecurity and cyber threat intelligence topics, including developing deep learning, network science, and text mining approaches for smart vulnerability assessment, scientific cyberinfrastructure cybersecurity, and dark web analytics.

Samtani earned his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona’s AI Lab. He has published over two dozen journal and conference papers on these topics in leading venues such as MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security, IEEE Intelligent Systems, Computers and Security, and IEEE Security and Privacy. His research has received nearly $1.8 million (in PI and co-PI roles) from the NSF Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure, CISE Research Initiation Initiative, and Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Education programs.

Samtani has won several awards for his research and teaching efforts, including the ACM SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation award in 2019. He has received media attention from outlets such as Miami Herald, Fox, Science Magazine, AAAS and the Penny Hoarder.

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Additional Information


"Cyber Threats Rise in Times of Uncertainty, Fear":

"Why shakedown artists find it so easy to bamboozle Florida cities out of cash and data":

"ISDS Assistant Professor's NSF Grant Will Fund Research Aimed at Protecting Scientific Instruments from Cyber Attack":

Updated on: July 6, 2021