Dr. Vijay Atluri received her B.Tech. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, India, M.Tech. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and Ph.D. in Information Technology from George Mason University, USA. She is a Professor of Computer Information Systems in the MSIS Department, and research director for the Center for Information Management, Integration and Connectivity (CIMIC) at Rutgers University. She is currently a program director at the National Science Foundation in the Information & Intelligent Systems division.
Dr. Atluri's research interests include Information Security, Privacy, Databases, Workflow Management, Spatial Databases and Distributed Systems. Her research has been sponsored by NSF, DHS, DoD, NSA, ARO, NOAA, EPA, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission and SAP Research. She has published over 150 technical papers in such journals and conferences as the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, ACM Transactions on Information Systems Security, The VLDB Journal, Distributed and Parallel Databases: An International Journal, IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, IEEE Conference on Data Engineering and ACM Conference on Computer and Communication Security. She is the co-author of the book, Multilevel Secure Transaction Processing, Kluwer Academic Publishers (1999). She served as a member of the Steering Committee for the ACM Special Interest Group on Security Audit (SIGSAC). She served as the Vice-chair for SIGSAC from 2009-2013 and Chair of the IFIP WG11.3 Working Group on Data and Application Security from 2008-2013. She served as the general chair for the 2004 and 2005 ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), co-general chair for the 2005 International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, member of the steering committee of the ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Architectures (SACMAT), program chair for the 2003 CCS, 2008 IFIP WG11.3 Working Conference on Data and Application Security, and on the program committees of a number of conferences in the security and database areas. Currently she is on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, Journal of Computer Security, International Journal on Digital Libraries and International Journal of Information and Computer Security. In the past, she served as the associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. In 1996, she was the recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. In 1999, she received the Rutgers University Research Award for untenured faculty for outstanding research contributions. Dr. Atluri is a senior member of the IEEE Computer Society and member of the ACM.