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Karuna Pande Joshi

karuna_joshiResearch Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering


Karuna Pande Joshi is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and her primary research area is Cloud Computing, Cloud Services lifecycle, Big Data Analytics and Healthcare IT systems. She has developed a framework to automate the acquisition and consumption of cloud based services. She teaches courses in Software Engineering and Systems Design. She received her MS and PhD in Computer Science from UMBC, where she was twice awarded the IBM PhD Fellowship, and her Bachelors in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai, India.

Dr. Joshi also has extensive experience of working in the industry primarily as an IT manager. She worked at the International Monetary Fund for nearly a decade. She has also worked for MORENet, Missouri and Silverline Industries Ltd. in India. Her managerial experience includes IT portfolio management, program/project management and change management.

Her extensive industrial and research experience provides her a deep understanding of the practical issues faced by organizations that are transitioning or plan to move their IT systems to the Cloud.

She is a faculty member in UMBC’s Ebiquity Research Group and the Center for Hybrid Multi-core Productivity Research (CHMPR) .

Research Projects
  •  Cloud Services Broker
    Dr. Joshi has been awarded the TEDCO MII award to develop a Cloud Services Broker that will allow users to compare the various cloud offerings and determine which best meet their needs.
  • Cloud Security and Privacy Policy
    Our research takes a policy based approach to address the cloud security and data privacy issues. We are developing an ontology to capture the security and privacy attacks on cloud based systems and means to prevent the same.
  •  Cloud Usability Standards
    In collaboration with NIST, Dr. Joshi has developed a framework to define the Usability elements and measures of Cloud based applications . This framework will allow organizations to determine their organizational policy on Usability of cloud applications.

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