Deepti Joshi



The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
171 Moultrie St.· Charleston, SC 29409
Thompson Hall 224 · (843) 953-7895
djoshi@citadel.edu

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela.

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Research

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Improving Situational Awareness

Spatio-Temporal Big Data Analytics

Mining traditional and social media, including text, photos, and video for anticipatory analysis, strategic planning and operation.

K-12: Infusing Computing in Core Disciplines

STEM+C

Design and develop a team-based professional development (PD) model to help middle and high school teachers create and implement interdisciplinary, computing-infused lessons using equitable pedagogies.

Work supported by NSF STEM+C Grant Award #1742332
          Collaborative Research: Integrating computing in STEM: Designing, developing, and investigating a team-based professional development model for middle- and high-school teachers

Cyber-Security Education

Integrating cybersecurity in all CS courses

Our world today is changing rapidly with the advent of smartphones, self-driving cars, smart meters, and even smart houses, where everything is connected to the Internet. In this new world of Internet of Things (IoTs), cybersecurity has become a very important concern in public, private, and government sectors. Cybersecurity focuses on protecting computers, networks, programs, and data from unintended or unauthorized access, change, or destruction, where unauthorized access can be in the form of cyber-terrorism, cyber-warfare, or cyber-espionage [https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/documentation/glossary/what-is-cyber-security]. Strong actions need to be taken to protect ourselves from these massive threats.

Under the NICE framework and other CNAP educational initiatives, it is clear that the strongest action of all is the right education for the users and developers of the technology that can potentially come under attack. It is important to change the mindset of future generations with respect to cybersecurity, and make it an integral part of their education. The vision behind this goal is to avoid security being an afterthought, and to work towards producing cybersecurity-aware generations. Thus it is critical to invent creative ways to provide the correct education to our students at all levels.

For this huge and very important task, I am working with colleagues at The Citadel to revise our CS curriculum to embed cybersecurity principles and concepts in all our CS courses required for the major. We have already develop a proposal for both our beginning programming classes – CSCI 201 and CSCI 202.

The results are published in the following:

  1. Banik,S. & Joshi, D. (2015). Embedding Cybersecurity in Introduction to Programming I. Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON 2015), Orlando, Florida, USA.
  2. Verdicchio, M., Joshi, D. & Banik, S.M. (2016). Embedding Cybersecurity in the Second Programming Course (CS2), Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Vol 32 (2), Pages: 165-171.

In addition, I have modified my Database Design to include a heavy emphasis on database security by including in-depth discussions on SQL Injections, Database Administration, and User roles and privileges, and database security models.


Teaching

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Fall 2018

  • CSCI 202 - Introduction to Computer Science -- Download Syllabus
  • CSCI 216 - Web Programming I -- Download Syllabus
  • CSCI 405 - Operating Systems -- Download Syllabus

Spring 2019

  • CSCI 202 - Introduction to Computer Science
  • CSCI 217 - Web Programming II
  • CSCI 320 - Database Design
  • CSCI 399 - Junior Research Project
  • CSCI 499 - Senior Research Project

Summer 2019

  • CSCI 499 - Senior Research Project
  • CSCI 663 - Programming for STEM Educators

Projects

Social Unrest Reconnaisance Gazetteer and Explorer (SURGE)