Welcome to the

Security and OPtimization of

Stochastic Systems Lab,

of the

Security and Optimization Group

at Bowie State University, Bowie, MD.

Our work involves investigating and establishing the structures in the interaction of intelligent agents with conflicting & mutually unknown motivations in stochastic systems. This problem manifests in optimization & security situations of computational, biological, and socio-economic systems.

In SOPSS Lab we work on many related areas of computational sciences. The work involves

  • mathematical modeling,

  • information theory, and

  • the design & analyses of algorithms for learning & optimization,

  • design and development of optimization and security and recommendation systems.


Vivek Shandilya Ph.D.

Director, SOPSS Lab.,

Assistant Professor,

Department of Computer Science,

14000 Jericho Park Road

Bowie, MD 20715-9465.

Voice: 301 860 3963

Email: ,

Updates are at

Twitter: @IdeasSop



  • Dr. Shandilya is now on technical committee of The 6th International Conference on Big Data and Education will be held in Jinan, China during May 19-21, 2023.

  • Dr. Shandilya was attending GAMESEC 2022 ( at CMU. (26-29 Oct)

  • Dr. Shandilya took a BSU team to Hackathon (6Oct-9Oct2022) ( at American Airlines Campus, Dallas,TX.

  • Dr. Shandilya is now on the Technical committee for the 2022 4th International Conference on Control and Robotics (ICCR 2022 –

  • "Network Security Game Model", Invited Lecture in SONG Lab ( , Emre-Riddle University, on 22 Apr 2022.

  • SmartSEAT's Annual Conference Cyberdatacon on 1April in Downtown Nashville, TN. It is cofounded by Dr. Chris Simmons and Dr. Shandilya. (

  • Our paper ( Faisal Alsubaei, Abdullah Abuhussein, Vivek Shandilya, Sajjan Shiva, IoMT-SAF: Internet of Medical Things Security Assessment Framework) got accepted in Elsevier's journal on Internet of Things.

  • Dr. Shandilya accepted the invitation to be on the technical committee of The 4th International Conference on Information Systems Engineering (ICISE2019).

  • A guest lecture by Dr. Peeyush Sahay, Research Associate at Bionano Photonics lab, at University of Memphis, on "Computational aspects of cancer detection using optical methods" on 8 March 2018, at 9:30AM in 270 DCOB.

  • Our Paper (E. Aldhahri, V. Shandilya, S. Shiva. Crowdsourcing multi-objective recommendation system got accepted in the The Web Conference 2018 (WWW2018), April 23rd, Lyon, France).

  • Dr. Shandilya was a visiting scientist at cognaction lab (now Communicative Mind Lab at UCLA) at University of California, Merced in July 2017.

  • Our paper ( Shandilya, V. and Shiva, S. On a Generic Security Game Model ) was accepted in Int. J. Communications , Network and System Sciences .

  • Our paper (Denise Ferebee, Vivek Shandilya, et al. A secure framework for mHealth data analytics with visualization. ) was accepted in 35th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC), 2016.