Maanak Gupta

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Institute for Cyber Security

University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas, USA

Maanak Gupta is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Computer Science at The University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas, USA, where he works with Prof. Ravi Sandhu at the Institute for Cyber Security. His area of concentration is security and privacy in computer and cyber systems with focus on access control models and enforcement in technology domains including IoT, Smart Cars, Cyber Physical Systems, Big Data and Cloud Computing. He is also interested in secure Blockchain, AI and Machine Learning derived solutions for malware classification and clustering. Prior to joining UTSA, he received MS in Information Systems from Northeastern University, Boston, USA, in year 2012.

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Research Interests

I am primarily interested in Security and Privacy in Cyber space. My current focus is mainly on:

  1. Foundational aspects in authorization including Access Control Models and Formal safety analysis.
  2. Application of formalized models in:
  • Internet of Things, Smart Connected Cars and Cyber Physical Systems.
  • Hadoop, Big Data and Cloud Computing.
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency.

My publications can be found here. My research statement can be found here.

Work Experience

  • Research Assistant, Institute for Cyber Security, University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2015 - present.
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2014 - 2015.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, DIT University, Dehradun, India, 2012 - 2014.

Personal Briefing

I was born in Karnal, Haryana, India where I was raised in local vicinity playing cricket, volleyball, badminton etc. I like to travel and visit new places, play outdoor sports, and cardio exercise. I am an enthusiast of current affairs and avid listener of television debates. I am keen to learn new vocabulary words, idioms and phrases. I am also a freelance event manager and have worked with several associations to organize cultural and social events.

I am married and have a son.