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Shivakant Mishra



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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Pervasive Personalized Intelligence: PPI Center: NSF Industry University Cooperative Research Center

Social Justice & Environmental Quality-Denver: NSF Smart & Connected Community Project

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 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, Boulder Faculty Assembly and the newly formed Faculty Governance Council in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He served as associate chair of the Computer Science Department as chairs of the undergraduate or graduate programs for over 20 years. 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, and investigating cybersafety issues in social networks. 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, multiplayer online game analytics, 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.




Good news: Our project titled Design and Development of Microservice-Based Fog-Enabled Infrastructure for Smart Agriculture has been funded by NSF as part of US-India Collaborative Research. See details at research page links/smart agriculture.html


Our paper titled Deradicalizing YouTube: Characterization, Detection, and Personalization of Religiously Intolerant Arabic Videos has been accepted in CSCW 2022.


Our IUCRC (PPI Center) Industry Advisory Board meeting was held in Rochester, Michigan in April 2022. We welcome Oakland University as the newest site joining the PPI center. See details at https://hopin.com/events/nsf-center-on-pervasive-personalized-intelligence-meeting-workshop/registration


The PPI Center is a multi-university, industry-focused research center under the supervision of the US National Science Foundation (NSF). The pre-competitive and industry-applied research projects we work on are funded by industry members, our universities, and by the NSF. 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 today at https://www.ppicenter.org/contact


I am looking for a computer science undergraduate student to participate in our SJEQ research project during Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. See details at open-position - undergraduate student.pdf


I have multiple openings 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.


I am looking for a computer science graduate student to participate in our SJEQ research project during Fall 2022. See details at open-position.pdf


See press releases and interviews of our article titled Analyzing Twitter Users Behavior Before and After Contact by the Internet Research Agency (CSCW 2021) at:


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