Professor Dasgupta, Dipankar

Professor of Computer Science, University of Memphis (USA)


Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Memphis.  He has more than 200 publications which are widely being cited; a search with his name in Google Scholars indicates more than 3,800 citations and according to Scholar indexing[1], Dipankar Dasgupta’s h-index: 51  and g-index: 87 and an academic search at Microsoft shows that he collaborated with 106 co-authors—extraordinary testimony to the broad influence of his contributions within the research community.  His name is in the list of top computer scientists whose h-index is above 40 (maintained by UCLA: list here


Dr. Dasgupta is at the forefront of research in applying bio-inspired approaches to cyber defense. Some of his groundbreaking works, like digital immunity, negative authentication, Cloud Insurance model put his name in Computer World Magazine, and other News media. The quality and innovation of Professor Dasgupta’s research has been widely recognized through receipt of grant awards nearly $10.5 million from many funding agencies. Prof. Dasgupta is an Advisory Board member of Geospatial Data Center (GDC), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ( since 2010, and worked on joint research projects. 


Dr. Dasgupta has received Four Best Paper Awards at international conferences (1996, 2006 and 2009, 2012) and special recognitions from international organizations in which he is involved. He also received several prestigious awards at the University of Memphis. In 2007, the University’s College of Arts and Sciences awarded Professor Dasgupta the Dunavant Professorship, a 3-year award for exceptional achievement in teaching, scholarship, service, and outreach. He has twice received the College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Research Award (2002, 2006), the Sigma Xi Research Paper Award (2003), and the Early Career Research Award (1999). He was nominated for the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) Distinguished Scientist Award. He is the recipient of 2012 Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award, the highest distinction and most prestigious honor given to a faculty member by the University of Memphis.


Due to his reputation as a top scholar, Dr. Dasgupta is frequently invited to speak (given more than 150 talks) at leading conferences and at other universities; he has been involved in the program organization and review structure of more than 85 international academic conferences, also serving as a speaker, panelist at many.  Dr. Dasgupta is a senior member of IEEE and Life Member of ACM, and is the chair of IEEE Task Force on Artificial Immune Systems.  He is currently the Associate Editor-in-Chief of  Immune Computation Journal and the editorial board of 5 other journals.


In addition to Prof. Dasgupta’s research and creative activities, he also spearheads the University of Memphis’s education, training and outreach activities on Information Assurance (IA). He is the founding Director of the Center for Information Assurance (CfIA) ( which is a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE-IAE) and in Research (CAE-R).  The Center has organized seven large outreach events during the past six years related to cyber security involving industry professionals, leading academics, and students.


[1] NOTE: "The index h, defined as the number of papers with citation number higher or equal to h, as a useful index to characterize the scientific output of a researcher”.The g-index is the (unique) largest number such that the top g articles received on average at least g citations”.