Dr. Vandana Janeja

Associate Professor


Information Systems Department,

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC),

ITE 429, 1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, MD, 21250, USA


Phone:+1 (410) 455-6238

Fax: +1 (410) 455-1073

                                         Email: vjaneja ‘at’ umbc ‘dot’ edu

























 Professional Activities








Short Biography

Vandana Janeja is an Associate Professor at the Information Systems department at UMBC. She has taught various courses including Advanced data analytics for cybersecurity, Data Mining. Her research is in the area of Big Data Analytics with a focus on data mining and anomaly detection across multiple application areas. She has published in various refereed conferences such as ACM SIGKDD, SIAM Data Mining, IEEE ICDM, National Conference on Digital Government Research, IEEE ISI and journals such as IEEE TKDE, DMKD, KAIS and IDA. She holds a Ph.D. in Information Technology from Rutgers University. She completed her MBA from Rutgers University and MS in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Her research is funded through federal, state and private organizations including NSF, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, MD State Highway Administration.




·         Congratulations to Dr. Ali Azari for successfully defending his dissertation, Dec, 2015,

Celebration Dinner (Left to Right) Mary Oke, Yanan Sun, Prathamesh Walkikar, Mohammad Aloodadi, Josephine Namayanja, Ali Azari, Vandana Janeja, Faisal Quader




·         Dr. Janeja receives new grant from the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, awarded September 2015.

·         Dr. Vandana Janeja Awarded National Science Foundation Grant, June 2015

‘Integrating Cybersecurity with Undergraduate IT Programs’,



·         Josephine Namayanja, PhD, featured in class of 2015: http://www.umbc.edu/classof2015/josephine-namayanja.html


·         Congratulations to Dr. Yanan Sun (Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton) and

Dr. Josephine Namayanja (Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston):  Graduation May, 2015



·         Dr. Janeja attends the NSF sponsored Security Education workshop at Atlanta, GA, May 2015, https://www.gtisc.gatech.edu/

·         Celebration , May 2015,  (Left to Right) Faisal Quader, Ali Azari, Yanan Sun, Josephine Namayanja, Vandana Janeja, Akshay Grover, Jay Gholap, Mohammad Aloodadi and Anuja Kench



·         Congratulations to Josephine Namayanja and Ali Azari on advancing to PhD candidacy 11/6/2014




·         Josephine Namayanja presents her research at IEEE Big Data conference 2014,



·         Dr. Janeja presents research paper at the ACM SIGKDD 2014 Workshop, ODD2 Outlier Detection & Description under Data Diversity at New York on August 24, 2014. 

The paper presented work with Dr. Yanan Sun on “STOUT: Spatio-Temporal Outlier detection Using Tensors”


·         Dr. Janeja Attends the NSF/DIMACS Workshop for Aspiring PIs in Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace at San Diego on June 17, 2014


·         Faisal Quader at the poster session at the Third ASE International Conference on Cyber Security at Stanford, California, May 30th 2014, Presenting our work on “Computational models to capture Human Behavior in Cybersecurity Attacks”


·         Congratulations Dr. Sun (Health Integrity) and Dr. Shi (Facebook) on their successful PhD dissertation defense (April 2014)

·         Celebrating with Yanan and Lei on their successful defense (Picture on 4/25/14, From left: Faisal, Yanan, Vandana, Lei, Ahmed (Advisor: Dr. Karabatis), Josephine, Mohammad and Ali). All work and some fun :->




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