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Shivakant Mishra


Professor and Associate Chair

Department of Computer Science

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA.







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mishras at cs dot colorado dot edu

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IUCRC: Pervasive Personalized Intelligence

The Colorado Research Center for Democracy and Technology

The CU CyberSafety Research Center

Department of Computer Science

University of Colorado Boulder




Shivakant Mishra is a professor and associate chair in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the site co-director of the NSF IUCRC  (Industry University Cooperative Research Center) on Pervasive Personalized  Intelligence. He co-founded The Colorado Research Center for Democracy and Technology as well as The CU CyberSafety Research Center at CU-Boulder. He serves as a member of the CU Honor Code Advisory Board and The Boulder Faculty Assembly. He was the General Chair of The 47th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2017) and The First and Second International Workshop on Computational Methods for CyberSafety (CyberSafety 2016. And CyberSafety 2017) which he co-founded. He has also served as the Program Committee Chair/Co-Chair of CyberSafety 2020, CyberSafety 2018 and MobiCASE 2014.


He enjoys doing research in Distributed Computing and Networking as well as in Social Computing. His current research includes developing system-level support for edge computing, building socio-technical systems to empower environmental justice communities, strengthening democracy through technology, investigating cybersafety issues in social networks, and multi-player online game analytics. In the past, he has conducted extensive research in the areas of mobile group recommendations, cyberbullying in social networks, misbehavior detection in online video chat systems, secure and intrusion-tolerant sensor networks, delay-tolerant networking, and group communication systems,


He teaches systems courses both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. These include Computer Systems and Operating Systems at the undergraduate level and Distributed Systems, Computer Networks and Advanced Operating Systems at the graduate level. In addition, he has taught several special topics courses including Strengthening Democracy through Technology, Sustainable Computing and Dependable Distributed Systems.




Ph.D. Computer ScienceUniversity of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA.

M.S. Computer ScienceSouthern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA.

B.Tech. Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Bombay, India.




Our paper titled Analyzing Twitter Users' Behavior Before and After Contact by the Russia's Internet Research Agency has been accepted for publication in The ACM Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT) and will be presented in CSCW 2021.


Good news: NSF has just funded our research project titled Empowering Environmental Justice Communities with Smart and Connected Technology: Air and Noise Pollution, Wellbeing, and Social Relations in Times of Disruption under Smart & Connected Communities program within the CNS division.


Our NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) on Pervasive Personalized Intelligence has been officially launched. See the center details at https://www.ppicenter.org/.

If you are working in industry on areas related to AI/ML/system support/security-privacy for IoT systems, we would love to talk to you and hold a discovery session with you. Please contact us by email.


I have multiple opening for Ph.D. students in my research group. If you are interested in research areas related to systems and networking, IoT or social computing, please check out my current research and contact me.


See press releases and interviews of our article titled Analyzing Twitter Users Behavior Before and After Contact by the Internet Research Agency (arXiv:2008.01273 [cs.CY]) at:


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