Shashi Phoha is Professor of electrical engineering and Director of the Information Science and Technology Division of the Applied Research Laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University. She has led multiorganizational advanced research programs and laboratories in major US industrial and academic institutions. She pioneered the use of formal methods for the scientific analysis of distributed information for decision support, multistage coordination, and intelligent control of complex dynamic systems. She formulated the concept of information-based fault prognosis and maintenance planning over the National Information Infrastructure derived from online physics-based analysis of emerging damage. She has established in situ analysis of correlated time-series data collected by a selforganizing sensor network of undersea robotic vehicles. She is the Principal Investigator for the Surveillance Sensor Networks MURI funded by DARPA, and the Project Director of the Complex Systems Failures MURI funded by the ARO. Dr. Phoha received her M.S. degree in 1973 from Cornell University and Ph.D. degree in 1976 from Michigan State. She is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Dr. Phoha chaired the Springer-Verlag Technical Advisory Board for the Dictionary of Internet Security, published in May 2002.
Biography Updated on 5 October 2002