Sajal K. Das is the Chair of the Computer Science Department and Daniel St. Clair Endowed Chair at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla. From 2008 to 2011, he served the National Science Foundation as a Program Director in the Division of Computer Networks and Systems. Prior to 2013, he was a University Distinguished Scholar Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and founding director of the Center for Research in Wireless Mobility and Networking (CReWMaN) at the University of Texas at Arlington.
His current research interests include theory and practice of wireless and sensor networks, mobile and pervasive computing, cyber-physical systems, smart environments including smart healthcare and smart grid, distributed and cloud computing, big data analytics, Internet of Things, security and privacy, and biological and social networks. He has directed numerous funded projects of over $15M and published extensively with more than 600 research articles in high-quality journals and refereed conference proceedings. He holds five US patents, and has co-authored 51 book chapters and four books: Smart Environments: Technology, Protocols, and Applications (2005), Handbook on Securing Cyber-Physical Critical Infrastructure: Foundations and Challenges (2012), Mobile Agents in Distributed Computing and Networking (2012), and Principles of Cyber-Physical Systems (2016). He is one of the most prolific authors in computer science and his h-index is 73 with more than 21,500 citations according to Google Scholar.
Das is an IEEE Fellow. He received 10 Best Paper Awards at such prestigious conferences as ACM MobiCom’ ’99, IEEE PerCom ’06 and IEEE SmartGridComm ’12. He is a recipient of numerous awards for research, teaching and mentoring including the IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Achievement Award for pioneering contributions to sensor networks and mobile computing, Lockheed Martin Teaching Excellence Award, Graduate Dean’s Award of Excellence for mentoring doctoral students, and Outstanding Advisor of the Year.
Das serves as the founding editor in chief of the Pervasive and Mobile Computing journal (since 2005), and as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, and several others. He is a co-founder of the IEEE PerCom, IEEE WoWMoM, ICDCN, and IEEE SMARTCOMP conferences, and served on the numerous conference committees as General Chair, Program Chair, or Program Committee member.
Das received a BS degree from Calcutta University, MS degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and PhD degree from University of Central Florida, Orlando, all in computer science. He has graduated 40 PhD and 31 MS thesis students.