Sanjay Goel

Cybersecurity expert directs research at the New York State Center for Information Forensics and Assurance

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Sanjay Goel

School of Business
Department: Information Technology Management

Information security; hacking; computer forensics; risk analysis; cybersecurity; wireless security; botnets (zombie computers); nanosensor networks; optimization

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Sanjay Goel is an associate professor and director of research at the NYS Center for Information Forensics and Assurance (CIFA). Previously, he worked at GE Global Research Center and received his doctorate in mechanical engineering in 1999 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Goel serves as the director of UAlbany's digital forensics program, a multidisciplinary undergraduate degree program that educates students to deal with the evolving complexity of information systems. The program provides a high level of training to meet the information forensics and security demands for organizations in all sectors of the economy, including health care, government, financial services, and private industry. It is one of a handful of such programs in the entire country and the only one in the SUNY system.

Dr. Goel is invited to present seminars at several conferences in information security with topics including, wireless security, hacking, botnets, etc. and has several publications in leading journals. Goel teaches several classes including Computer Networking & Security, Information Security Risk Analysis, Security Policies, Enterprise Application Development, Database Design and Java Language Programming.

Goel is also on the faculty of UAlbany's Institute for Financial Market Regulation.



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