• $1 Million NSF Award

    Flow-based computing using nanoscale memristors receives a $1 million award from the National Science Foundation

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  • AFOSR Young Investigator Award

    Prof. Sumit Jha receives the Air Force Young Investigator Award

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  • NIPS 2019 Paper on AI

    Jha lab publishes a new confidence metric for AI at NIPS 2019!

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Selected Publications

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Attribution-Based Confidence Metric For Deep Neural Networks

Susmit Jha, Sunny Raj, Steven Fernandes, Sumit Kumar Jha, Somesh Jha, Brian Jalaian, Gunjan Verma, Ananthram Swami

Attribution-driven Causal Analysis for Detection of Adversarial Examples

Susmit Jha, Sunny Raj, Steven Fernandes, Sumit Kumar Jha, Somesh Jha, Jalaian Brian, Gunjan Verma, and Ananthram Swami

On the Susceptibility of Deep Neural Networks to Natural Perturbations (BEST PAPER Candidate)

Mesut Ozdag, Sunny Raj, Steven Fernandes, Alvaro Velasquez, Laura Pullum, Arvind Ramanathan, Sumit Kumar Jha

Directed Adversarial Attacks on Fingerprints using Attributions

Steven Fernandes, Sunny Raj, Iustina Vintila, Eddy Ortiz and Sumit Kumar Jha

Integrating symbolic and statistical methods for testing intelligent systems: Applications to machine learning and computer vision

Arvind Ramanathan, Laura L. Pullum, Faraz Hussain, Dwaipayan Chakrabarty, and Sumit Kumar Jha

Statistical Hypothesis Testing using CNN Features for Synthesis of Adversarial Counterexamples to Human and Object Detection Vision Systems

Sunny Raj, Sumit Kumar Jha, Laura L. Pullum, and Arvind Ramanathan

Testing Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems using Fuzzing Features Derived from Convolutional Neural Networks

Sunny Raj, A. Ramanathan, Laura L. Pullum, and Sumit Kumar Jha

SATYA: Defending against Adversarial Attacks using Statistical Hypothesis Testing (BEST PAPER Award)

Sunny Raj, Sumit Kumar Jha, Arvind Ramanathan and Laura Pullum

Mathematically Rigorous Verification and Validation of Scientific Machine Learning

Laura Pullum, C Steed, Arvind Ramanathan and Sumit Kumar Jha

Contact Information


Prof. Sumit K. Jha

Prof. Sumit K. Jha

Associate Professor

University of Central Florida

Dr. Sumit K. Jha is the Director of the FinTech program and an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando. Dr. Jha joined the University of Central Florida in 2010 after receiving his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Before joining Carnegie Mellon, he graduated with B.Tech (Honors) in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 2004. Dr. Jha has worked on R&D problems at Microsoft Research India, General Motors, INRIA France and the Air Force Research Lab Information Directorate. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Florida Center for Cybersecurity, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. He is a full member of the Sigma Xi and is a recipient of the IEEE Orlando Engineering Educator Excellence Award. Dr. Jha was awarded the prestigious Air Force Young Investigator Award in 2016 and his research has led to three Best Paper awards. His research students occupy leadership positions in academia, government and research, including elite institutions such as the Air Force Research Lab and the Oak Ridge National Lab. His research team has been selected by National Science Foundation to lead a $1 million project. DARPA has recently selected Dr. Sumit Jha for a $1 million award on Artificial Intelligence. 

Steven L. Fernandes

Preeminent Post-Doctoral Fellow

Sunny Raj

PhD Candidate

Dwaipayan Chakraborty

PhD Alumnus; Post-doctoral research scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Arfeen Khalid

PhD Candidate

Alvaro Velasquez

PhD Alumnus; Research Scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory

Amad Ul Hassen

PhD Alumnus; Manager at the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission

Emily Sassano

PhD Alumnus; Research Scientist at Sanofi Pasteur VaxDesign

Arya Pourtabatabaie

MS Thesis Alumnus. Currently Manager, Security Innovation Research, Royal Bank of Canada Innovation Lab, Orlando

Mesut Ozdag

PhD Candidate

Faraz Hussain

PhD Alumnus. Assistant Professor at Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York.

Jim Pyrich

PhD Candidate graduating in 2019. President, Software First, Inc.