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.
This session will summarize the Computing Accreditation Commission’s ongoing program criteria initiatives and discuss possible directions for future growth. Current efforts include proposed revisions to the information technology program criteria, the recently proposed associate cybersecurity program criteria and a draft proposal for a new data science program criteria. Possible future growth could be in other […]