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The Centre for Software and Information Technology Management (CSITM) at IIM Bangalore will host a two-day seminar titled, ‘Enlightening Talks by Prof. H. Raghav Rao’, on July 18 and 19 (Monday and Tuesday), 2022, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, in Classroom N-001. Prof. Raghav Rao is Distinguished Chair Professor, The University of Texas at San Antonio.

CSITM will conduct two sessions during the event, which will be held as part of its initiative to promote dissemination and application of knowledge for the benefit of academics and professionals from the industry.

It will be a hybrid event. The sessions on both days of the seminar will be for one hour and 30 minutes. Remote participants can join the sessions via Zoom. Those who register, will be sent a Zoom link for the webinar.

Please register through this link for the session on July 18 on Cybersecurity

Please register through this link for the session on July 19 on Publishing in Top Journals

Candidates who wish to participate in person, need to click here to confirm participation mentioning specific session

Talk 1, to be held on July 18, is titled, ‘Beyond Cybersecurity – Behavioral Approaches to Information Assurance’. While many people know about aspects of cybersecurity such as hackers and viruses, there is much more beyond these under the umbrella of Information Assurance (IA). IA concerns operations that protect information systems by ensuring availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality and nonrepudiation. In addition, it brings to attention human nature which is now a legitimate part of the study of cyber security. In this talk, Prof. Raghav Rao will touch upon various behavioral aspects of IA through anecdotes. This will be of interest to academics and professionals from all walks of industry.

Talk 2, to be held on July 19, is titled, ‘Preparing for Publishing in Top Journals – Some Thoughts’. Publishing in top journals has a lot to do with the research stream that is chosen. Candidates aspire to choose a stream that has not been over saturated or one that is a great fit for the researcher’s natural skills and talents. In this seminar, Prof. Raghav Rao will articulate his views on what to look out for in choosing an interesting research problem followed by some examples from his own past and current research. This will be of big value to young researchers.

About the speaker: Dr. H. Raghav Rao is AT&T Distinguished Chair in Infrastructure Assurance and Security at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He also holds a courtesy appointment as Full Professor in the UTSA Department of Computer Science. Prior to working at UTSA, Professor Rao was the SUNY Distinguished Service Professor at the University at Buffalo. He holds a B Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, an MBA from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University, and a PhD from Purdue University.

His interests are in the areas of management information systems, decision support systems, e-business, emergency response management systems and information assurance and artificial intelligence. He has chaired sessions at international conferences and presented numerous papers. He also has co-edited four books, including ‘Information Assurance, Security and Privacy Services’ and ‘Information Assurance in Financial Services’. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 technical papers, of which over 125 are published in archival journals.

Dr. Rao is a recipient of many prestigious awards. He received the AIS Fellow Award for the year 2021, Outstanding Service Award by International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) in 2018, to name a few.

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