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News: Fall 2023

Dr. Anitha Chennamaneni was promoted to Full Professor of Subhani Department of Computer Information Systems.

  • Bowen, B., Chennamaneni, A., Goulart, A., & Lin, D. “BLoCNet: a hybrid, dataset-independent intrusion detection system using deep learning”. International Journal of Information Security, 2023, 1-25.
  • Torre, D., Chennamaneni, A. and Rodriguez, A., Privacy-Preservation Techniques for IoT Devices: A Systematic Mapping Study. IEEE Access, 2023, 11, pp. 16323-16345
  • Torre, D., Mesadieu, F. and Chennamaneni, A., Deep learning techniques to detect cybersecurity attacks: a systematic mapping study. Empirical Software Engineering, 2023, 28(3), pp.1-71.
  • Lorenz, S., Steinhour, S. Chennamaneni, A, Subhani, A & Torre, D. “Forensic Analysis of IoT Devices: Amazon Echo Show Family”. Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation. Volume 45, 2023, 301541, ISSN 2666-2817.


  • Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL grant: Development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Deep Learning (DL) based techniques and solutions for threat detection and protection against cyber-attacks. Anitha Chennamaneni (Principal Investigator), Taylor Harvey (Co-PI) United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Amount Funded $2,750,000, 2023-2027
  • National Science Foundation, NSF grant: Collaborative Research: HCC: Buenas - Giving All a Seat at the Table Using Mixed Reality. Anitha Chennamaneni (Principal Investigator), Walter Murphy (Co-PI), Voicu Popescu (Co-PI), Edgar Rojas-Mu˜noz (Co-PI). National Science Foundation, $600,000, 2023-2026. 

Dr. Abhijit Kumar Nag received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor of Subhani Department of Computer Information Systems.

Dr. Nag submitted a competitive grant proposal to the Texas A&M Semiconductor Institute (TSI). Dr. Nag is the representative of Texas A&M University-Central Texas to the semiconductor research for the system collaboration.

Dr. Deepti Gupta gave a talk at the ACM Tapia conference on September 15, 2023. More details will be found at

She also received a scholarship to attend the CRA Early Career Mentoring workshop.

Dr. Piyush Vyas presented two papers at the AMCIS 2023 conference. In addition, he published a co-authored journal article in IEEE Access (Q1 Journal). Another paper was published in the Journal of Computer Information Systems related to recent advancements in ML for Cybercrime prediction. Two journal articles were also co-authored by Dr. Lavanya Elluri of the Subhani Department of Computer Information Systems.

More details of his publications are listed here:


Dr. Shuyang Gu published a paper in the Journal of Theoretical Computer Science, which is ranked #6 in the area of theoretical computer science.
Journal Title: Profit maximization in social networks and non-monotone DR-submodular maximization.

More details can be found at

Dr. Rahul Dwivedi published one journal article (22 June 2023) in the Journal of Computer Information Systems, which has a 9% acceptance rate as per Cabell’s list. It is also ranked as A journal in ABDC journal ranking.

He also published another journal in the Journal of Information Management Data Insights (November 2023). [cite score: 14.7]. He also published another peer-reviewed conference paper in the International Association of Computer Information Systems.

Dr. Lavanya Elluri published one conference paper on IEEE TPS based on privacy policy compliance of wearables with IOT regulations. More details about this publication will be found at

She also co-authored another peer-reviewed conference paper in IEEE ISI related to MITRE Att&ck framework domains. More details about this publication will be available at

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