James B.D. Joshi is a professor of School of Computing and Information at the University of Pittsburgh and the director/founder of the Laboratory of Education and Research on Security Assured Information Systems (LERSAIS), which has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance /Cybersecurity Education and Research (CAE and CAE-R). He is an elected Fellow of the Society of Information Reuse and Integration (SIRI), a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a distinguished member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). His research interests include access control models, security and privacy of distributed systems, trust management, and network security. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in 2006. Also in 2006, he established the NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program at Pitt.
Joshi has served as program cochair and/or general cochair of several international conferences and workshops, including ACM Symposium on Access Control Models (SACMAT) in 2009–10, IEEE Big Data 2016, IEEE/EAI CollaborateCom, IEEE Information Reuse and Integration for Data Science (IRI), IEEE Collaboration and Computing (CIC) 2015, and IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ICME) 2014. He currently serves as the steering committee chair of IEEE CIC, and has served as the steering committee member of Association of Computing Machinery - Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies, IEEE IRI, IEEE/EAI CollaborateCom and IEEE ICME. Joshi was a founder and co-editor-in-chief of EAI Endorsed Transactions on Collaborative Computing. Currently, he is editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. He has also served on or is on the editorial board of several international journals. His work has been recognized with Best Paper award in ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Policy in 2011 and BigData Congress in 2017. He is a coeditor of the book Information Assurance: Dependability and Security of Networked Systems, published in 2007. Joshi has published over 120 articles as book chapters and papers in journals, conferences, and workshops, and has served as a special issue editor of several journals including Elsevier Computer & Security, ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (now Transactions on Privacy and Security), Springer Mobile Networks and Applications, International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, and Information Systems Frontiers. His research has been supported by NSF, National Security Agency/Department of Defense, and Cisco Systems, Inc.