Shambhu Upadhyaya


Shambhu Upadhyaya


Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
Director, Center of Excellence in Information Systems Assurance Research and Education (CEISARE)

Research Topics

Computer security; distributed systems; fault-tolerant computing (hardware/software); information assurance

Contact Information

329 Davis Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-3183

Biography Teaching Research


  • PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Newcastle, Australia, 1987
  • ME, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1982.
  • BE, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1979.


  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship & Creative Activities (2019)
  • Research Initiation Award, NSF, 1989.
  • Lilly Endowment Teaching Fellow, 1989.
  • Certificate of Recognition of Service to IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 1997.
  • IBM Faculty Partner Fellow in recognition of contribution to Fault Tolerance and VLSI Testing, 2000 01.
  • Elected Senior Member of IEEE, 2001.
  • National Research Council Faculty Fellow, 2001 02.
  • Best Paper Award at nd IEEE International Swarm Intelligence & Other Forms of Malware Workshop (Malware'07), New Orleans, LA, held in conjunction with IPCCC 2007, April 2007 (with M. Chandrasekaran and S. Vidyaraman). Award sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
  • Best Paper Award at 11 th Annual New York State Cyber Security Conference, Albany, NY, June 2008 (with B. Gilbert, R. Sharman, M. Gupta, H.R. Rao and . Mortensen
  • Invited to participate in the Cyber Security Research Initiative sponsored by leading industries such as Intel, IBM, Lockheed Martin and Honeywell at Washington DC, April 2012. The purpose was to set the agenda for industry research in the area of cyber security.
  • Tan Chin Tuan (TCT) Exchange Fellow, Singapore, 2013.
  • Sustained Achievement Award – UB Exceptional Scholars, 2013.
  • Best Paper Award at 6 th International Conference on Secure Knowledge Management in the Big Data Era, Dubai, UAE, December 2014 (with R. Mehresh).
  • SEAS Senior Teacher of the Year Award, 2015.
  • Best Poster Award at th IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications, and Systems (BTAS), Niagara Falls, NY, September 2016 (with H. Ceker).

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