Shanmugathasan (Shan) Suthaharan, PhD, FIET


I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I am also an elected Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and an elected member of Sigma Xi-the Scientific Research Society.

My aspiration is to educate and train my students so that they can prosper in the field of understanding current real-world and complex problems, and developing efficient techniques and technologies.

I enjoy investigating real-world complex applications, and developing and implementing Algorithms to solve problems in those applications. The main theme of my current research agenda is “Signature Discovery and Event Detection for a Secure and Reliable Environment.” The ultimate goal of this research is to build a secure and reliable environment using modern and emerging technologies.

My research is primarily focused on the characterization and detection of environmental events, the exploration of Machine Learning (ML) techniques, and the development of advanced statistical and computational techniques to discover relevant signatures and detect emerging events from structured and unstructured environmental data sets.

The three applications that my current research focuses on are: information security, network management, and public-space surveillance. I have studied the structured and unstructured data and learned interesting properties of the environment events in these application areas. Subsequently I developed statistical and computational techniques to characterize and detect events using descriptive and predictive models.

For a detailed list of my research works and publications use the tabs on the webpage or view my CV.