Avinash Srinivasan is a faculty member in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University. Dr. Srinivasan earned his B.E. (Industrial & Production Engineering, 1999) from University of Mysore (INDIA) with Honors, and an M.S. degree (Computer Science, 2003) from Pace University, New York (USA) with Distinguished Achievement Award for Academic Excellence. He received Ph.D. in Computer Science from Florida Atlantic University in Aug. 2008. Prof. Jie Wu (IEEE Fellow) was his Ph.D. dissertation advisor. During doctoral studies Dr. Srinivasan was a recipient of the two prestigious fellowships – Dr. Daniel B. & Aural B. Newell Doctoral Fellowship (2005–2006), and Graduate Fellowship for Academic Excellence (2006–2007).
His research interests include network security and forensics, forensic analysis of file systems, forensic file carving, and Cloud computing security and forensics, and Critical Infrastructure security and forensics. He has published 38 refereed papers in scholarly conferences and journals, including IEEE INFOCOM, ACM SAC, IEEE MALWARE, IEEE ICDCS, and IEEE ICC.
Dr. Srinivasan has held several consulting assignments over the years and he is also a Certified Ethical Hacker. Dr. Srinivasan has over 400 hours of formal training in Cybersecurity and digital forensics and has trained local, state, and federal Law enforcement officers.
At Temple University, he oversees the United States Air Force/DC3 Education Partnership Agreement as the Program Manager. He is also the Program Coordinator for the undergraduate certificate in Security and Digital Forensics. Most recently, Dr. Srinivasan has spearheaded the establishment of a Professional Science Masters program in Cyber Defense and Information Assurance at Temple University, for which he will be serving as the Founding Program Director.