Dr. Shabnam Sodagari is an Associate Professor (tenured) in the Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department at CSULB. She received her Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University. Her current research interests include data-analytic-centered and machine-learning-based IoT systems (e.g., in healthcare) and secure next-generation information systems. She is a senior member of IEEE and has several publications at impactful journals and major conferences. She has organized workshops and conferences on information security. She has been on the Editorial Board of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Open Journal since 2019. She has taught courses on information security.