Professor of Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
Rajendra K. Raj, Ph.D., is a professor of computer science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. His research is at the nexus of distributed computing, big data analytics and cybersecurity, as applied to critical infrastructure protection and healthcare. Interested in cybersecurity education, Raj helped to launch RIT’s M.S. program in computer security in 2004, and to found its computing security department in 2012. He currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee of ABET’s Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC). As co-chair of the CAC/CSAB Criteria Committee, Raj led the effort to revise accreditation criteria for all computing programs and to create the draft cybersecurity program criteria. He was previously a vice president in information technology at Morgan Stanley & Co., where he designed, developed and managed proprietary, private-cloud global-infrastructures to support secure financial applications operating in several international offices. Raj holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Washington in Seattle.
ABET just accredited the first programs in cybersecurity in the 2017-18 cycle. Come hear representatives from the first four accredited cybersecurity programs discuss major features of their curriculum, their motivation for participating in the initial accreditation, the effort needed to prepare for accreditation, and the benefits anticipated both for their programs and the larger community […]