Sanjay K. Jha is a Professor, head of the Networked Systems and Security Group (NetSyS) and director of CySPri Laboratory at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales. This group founded by Sanjay in July 1999, has become a leading network research group and consists of 4 academic staff members, several postdoctoral fellows and over 20 PhD and Masters by Research students. Prof. Jha holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Sanjay has published over 180 articles in high quality journals and conferences. He is the principal author of the book Engineering Internet QoS and a co-editor of the book Wireless Sensor Networks: A Systems Perspective. He has been very active in attracting research grants from ARC, industry and other funding agencies.
His current research focuses on Cybersecurity. In particular, he is interested in research at the intersection of networking, both wired and wireless networking, and security. His research areas include:
- Wired and Wireless Network Security
- Security of Mobile Devices and Internet of Things (IoT)
- Wireless Localisation Systems
- Wireless Networks ( Mesh and Sensor)
- Multimedia content distribution over Internet (Past interest)
- Quality of Service and Peformance in Wired and Wireless Network (Past interest)
Sanjay is supervising a large number of graduate students (graduated 20 Phd candidates so far). He has been working as a consultant for major organizations such as Canon Research Lab (CISRA), DSTO, Lucent and Fujitsu. In his previous job, he was a Lecturer at the School of Computing Sciences, University of Technology (UTS), Sydney. He also worked as Systems Engineer for the National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. He was a visiting scholar at the Distributed Computing and Communications Laboratory, Computer Science Department, Columbia University, New York and a visiting professor with IIT-Bombay. He has also been a visiting researcher with Fujitsu Australia Ltd, Sydney and CSIRO ICT Center, Australia.
Sanjay is currently on the editoral board of the ACM Computer and Communication Review journal. He was an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) for five years and a member of editorial advisory board of Wiley/ACMInternational Journal of Network Management. He was a Member-at-Large, Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC), IEEE Computer Society for a number of years.
Sanjay has served at Technical Program Committee Chair of a number of conferences: WowMoM'2014, ICC'14 (vice chair), WPMC'14, LCN'04 and ATNAC'04. He has served on program committees of several high quality conferences. He is a member of technical program committee of the ACM WiSec 2014 and ACM CCS'2014 security conferences. Sanjay was the General Chair of ACM Sensys 2007 symposium, co-chair and general chair (founder) of the Ements-1 and Emnets-II workshops respectively. Currently he was on the steering committee of the ACM Sensys and Emnets. He is a senior member of IEEE and has been involved with IEEE Computer Chapter NSW, Australia as chair/secretary for number of years.