Faculty and Staff

Uttam Ghosh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Cybersecurity, Computer Science and Data Science

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Ph.D., E&ECE, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
M.S., E&ECE, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
B.Tech., Information Technology, WBUT, India

Uttam Ghosh joined Meharry Medical College as an associate professor of cybersecurity in the School of Applied Computational Sciences in January 2022. Earlier, he worked as an assistant professor of the practice in the Department of Computer Science at Vanderbilt University, where he was awarded the 2018 – 2019 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow (JFTF).

Dr. Ghosh obtained his Master’s of Science and doctorate in electronics and electrical communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India in 2009 and 2013 respectively.  He has post-doctoral experiences at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Fordham University, and Tennessee State University.

Dr. Ghosh has published more than 80 papers at reputed international journals including IEEE Transactions, Elsevier, Springer, IET, Wiley, InderScience and IETE, and also in top international conferences sponsored by IEEE, ACM, and Springer. He has coedited and published three books: Internet of Things and Secure Smart Environments, Machine Intelligence and Data Analytics for Sustainable Future Smart Cities, andEfficient Data Handling for Massive Internet of Medical Things.  

Dr. Ghosh has conducted several sessions and workshops related to Cyberphysical Systems (CPS), SDN, IoT and smart cities as co-chair at top international conferences including IEEE GLOBECOM 2020-2021, IEEE MASS 2020, SECON 2019-20, CPSCOM 2019, and ICDCS 2017. He has also served as a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member at renowned international conferences.

Dr. Ghosh is associate editor of Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences and International Journal of Computers and Applications. He is also a reviewer for international journals including IEEE Transactions, Elsevier, Springer and Wiley. He serves as a guest editor for special issues with IEEE Sensors, IEEE Transaction on Industrial Informatics (TII), IEEE Journal of Health Informatics (JBHI), IEEE Transaction on Network Science and Engineering (TNSE), ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), Elsevier Computer Communications, Springer Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP), Wiley Internet Technology Letters (ITL), MDPI Sensors, and Future Internet. 

Dr. Ghosh is co-editing five books on Smart IoT, Security, and Data Analysis with CRC Press and Springer. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of ACM and Sigma-Xi.

Research Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Wireless 5G Networks,
  • Information Centric Networking (ICN) and Software-Defined Networking
  • Internet of Things and Cloud Computing
  • Machine Learning