Dr. Himanshu Upadhyay is serving Florida International University’s Applied Research Center as Senior Research Scientist/Program Manager for the past 17 years, overseeing the IT / Cybersecurity / Data Science research group. He has BS in mechanical engineering, MBA and Ph.D. in business management, as well as multiple Microsoft IT certifications. He brings more than 28 years of experience in cybersecurity, information technology, data science, management and engineering to his role, serving as co-principal Investigator for multimillion – dollar cybersecurity research project for the Department of Defense and knowledge/waste management research projects for the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management. He has published multiple papers in the area of cybersecurity, machine learning, knowledge management, nuclear waste management and service-oriented architecture. His current research focuses on cyber forensics, malware analysis, cyber analytics/visualization, big data and machine learning. He has architected a range of tiered and distributed application system using Microsoft.Net technology to address strategic business needs, managing a team of researchers and scientists building secured enterprise information systems and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.