Director of Research, NYS Center for Information Forensics and Assurance, UAlbany;
Chair, Information Technology Management Department, School of Business, UAlbany
Sanjay Goel is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Information Technology Management Department in the School of Business, and the Director of Research at the NYS Center for Information Forensics and Assurance at UAlbany. He represents UAlbany in the Capital Region Cyber Crime Partnership. Dr. Goel received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from RPI. His research includes information security, risk analysis, security policies, music piracy, cyber warfare and self-organization in complex systems. His latest research on self-organizing systems includes traffic light coordination, nano-bio computing and social networks. He and his team have worked with CSCIC in developing the information classification policy for New York. He is currently leading an effort launched by IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Standards Association to create a vision for the Smart Grid future 15 years ahead. He won the promising Inventor’s Award in 2005 from the SUNY Research Foundation. In 2006, he was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the UAlbany Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Graduate Student Organization Award for Faculty Mentoring. He was named an AT&T Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellow for 2009-2010. He has received grants and funding from NIJ, NSF, UTRC, NYSERDA, US Department of Education, McDonnell Foundation, and AT&T Foundation.
He has over 50 articles in refereed journals and conference publications including top journals such as the California Management Review, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communication, Decision Support Systems, and the Information & Management Journal. In addition, he has been invited to present at 30 other conferences including over 10 keynotes and plenary talks. He is a recognized international expert in information security and cyber warfare and has given plenary talks in events across several countries including, U.S., Germany, Russia, Serbia, Croatia, and India that have been sponsored by NATO, OSCE, and other professional organizations. For the last six years, he has given a plenary talk with a demonstration of cyber hacking each year at the NYS Cyber Security Conference that garners attendance of over eight hundred people. He is a part of the “Group of Experts” for the Office of Security Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Action against Terrorism Unit. He is also the UAlbany representative of the Capital Region Cyber Crime Partnership and is one of the key members of the international volunteer group Project Grey Goose, which investigates incidents of cyber warfare around the world. He established the Annual Symposium on Information Assurance as an academic symposium held in conjunction with the NYS Cyber Security Conference and has served as its chair. In its fifth year now, it has received praise from academics as well as practitioners in the field based on feedback from attendees. He also initiated and served as the general chair for the International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime (ICDF2C) and hosted the first event in Albany in collaboration with the NYS Police and the NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services. He won the promising Inventor’s Award in 2005 from the SUNY Research Foundation. In 2006, he was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the UAlbany Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Graduate Student Organization Award for Faculty Mentoring. In 2010 he was awarded the UAlbany Excellence in Research Award. He was named one of the three AT&T Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellows for 2009-2010. He has received grant funding from multiple sources including: National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, Region II University Transportation Research Center, New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA), and James S. McDonnell Foundation.