Prof. Suri’s Bio

Suri holds the Distinguished Professorship and Chair in Cybersecurity at Lancaster University where he co-directs the university-wide Lancaster Security Institute. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Dept. of CS at UMass-Amherst. Suri previously held the Chair Professorship on “Dependable Systems & Software” at TU Darmstadt, Germany. Following his PhD at UMass-Amherst, he has held positions at AlliedSignal/Honeywell Research, Boston Univ, Saab Endowed Chair Professorship, multiple sabbaticals at Microsoft Research, and visiting positions at the Univ of Texas at Austin, Academia Sincia, PolyU Hong Kong and Technion.

His research broadly spans the design, analysis, and assessment of trustworthy (dependable & secure) systems. His current focus is on a) Compositional Security, b) Robust and Secure ML and c) Secure Autonomous Systems including threat profiling and the quantification of security. His research has received extensive trans-national funding from the UK: PI for EPSRC Trustworthy Autonomous Systems node on Security (TAS-S), EU: EC FP6/FP7/H2020 (CONCORDIAESCUDO-CLOUDNECSCIPSECSLA-READY, SPECSABC4TRUSTBIC, INDEXYS, COMIFIN, INSPIRE, INCO-TRUST, THINK-TRUST, GENESYS, DECOS, RESIST, DBENCH, NEXTTTA), German DFG/BMBF/DAAD/Loewe, Swedish SSF/VINNOA/NUTEK, US: NSF/DARPA/DHS/ONR/AFOSR, Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, Apple, Google, Boeing, GM, NASA, Airbus, SAP, NEC, Hitachi, Saab, Volvo, Daimler among others. 

Suri’s professional services span the Associate EIC for IEEE Transactions on Dependable & Secure Computing, editorial boards for IEEE Trans. on Software Engineering, IEEE Trans. Big Data, IEEE Trans. Cloud Computing, IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Systems, ACM Computing Surveys, IEEE Security & Privacy, etc. He has PC-chaired multiple dependability conferences (e.g., DSN, ICDCS, SRDS, HASE). He is the co-organizer for the 2020 Dagstuhl seminar on ‘Characterizing & Modeling Residual Software Bugs.’ Suri is a member of IFIP WG 10.4 on Fault Tolerance and Dependability and served on multiple US/EU/Asian industry and academic advisory boards for IBM, Intel, NASA, Uppsala University, EC’s RISEPTIS Board for Trust and Security, and a member of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board (TCAAB). Suri is an IEEE Distinguished Visitor. He chaired the IEEE Technical Committee on Dependability and Fault Tolerance, and its Steering Committee. He recently chaired the Steering Committee for the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Cloud Engineering. Suri is a recipient of the NSF CAREER, Microsoft and IBM Faculty Awards.