Areas of Expertise
Artificial intelligence for cybersecurity, cyber threat intelligence, deep learning, smart vulnerability assessment, Internet of Things, Dark Web analytics, cybersecurity, mobile health analytics, mental health analytics
- PhD, University of Arizona, 2018
- MSMIS, University of Arizona, 2014
- BSBA, University of Arizona, 2013
- Associate Editor, ACM Digital Threats: Research and Practice (2022 - Present)
- Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (2021 - Present)
- Indiana University, 2020-present
- University of South Florida, 2018 – 2020
- National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship-for-Service (SFS) Fellowship. 2014 – 2017
- Research Associate, Artificial Intelligence Lab, University of Arizona. 2014-2018
Awards, Honors & Certificates
- National Science Foundation Grant: “CyberCorps SFS: Preparing the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals,” $2.3M, 2020-2025 (added as Co-PI in 2022)
- National Science Foundation Grant: “Cultivating the Next-Generation of “Cyber AI” Professionals: Reviewing the Present to Provide Recommendations for the Future,” $242K, 2021-2025
- National Science Foundation Grant: “SaTC EAGER: AI for Cybersecurity (AI4Cyber) Research Education at Scale,” $300K (IU Share: 100K), 2020 – 2022.
- National Science Foundation Grant: “CICI: SSC: Proactive Cyber Threat Intelligence and Comprehensive Network Monitoring for Scientific Cyberinfrastructure: The AZSecure Framework,” $1M (IU Share: $120K), 2019 – 2022.
- National Science Foundation Grant: “CRII: SaTC: Identifying Emerging Threats in the Online Hacker Community for Proactive Cyber Threat Intelligence: A Diachronic Graph Convolutional Autoencoder Framework,” $175K, 2019 – 2021.
- Winner, IU Outstanding Junior Faculty Award (the most prestigious award at IU for untenured faculty). 2023.
- Winner, IEEE Big Data Security Junior Research Award (for outstanding contributions to Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Threat Intelligence). 2023.
- Winner, Indiana University Kelley School of Business Early Career Research Impact Award. 2023.
- Winner, IU Trustees Teaching Award. 2023.
- Winner, AIS Early Career Award. 2022.
- Winner, Kelley School of Business Research Award. 2022.
- AIS Distinguished Member. 2022.
- Elected to the Top 50 Undergraduate Professors of 2022, Poets and Quants. 2022.
- Inductee, NSF/CISA CyberCorps Scholarship-for-Service (SFS) Hall of Fame. 2022.
- Winner, Best Associate Editor. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS). 2022.
- Best Student Paper Nominee, INFORMS Workshop on Data Science. 2022.
- Nominee, Kelley Doctoral Student Association (DSA) for Faculty Exceptional Inspiration and Guidance Award. 2022, 2023.
- Winner, IU Faculty Academy on Excellence on Teaching (FACET) Mumford Excellence in Extraordinary Teaching Award. 2021.
- Nominee, Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award. 2021, 2022.
- Winner, Best Paper Award. IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI). 2020.
- Grant Thornton Scholar, Indiana University. 2020 – 2023.
- ACM SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation Award. 2019.
- NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Award. 2019.
- Runner-up, Best Paper Award. IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI). 2017, 2018.
- Runner-up, INFORMS Information Systems Society (ISS) Nunamaker-Chen Dissertation Award. 2018.
- Paul S. and Shirley Goodman Award in International Computer Technology. 2017.
- National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship-for-Service (SFS) Fellowship. 2014 – 2017.
- James F. LaSalle Award for Teaching Excellence. University of Arizona. 2016.
- Samtani, S., Zhu, H., Padmanabhan, B., Chai, Y., Chen, H., and Nunamaker, Jr., J. F. (2023). Deep Learning for Information Systems Research. Journal of Management Information Systems, 40(1), 271-301.
- Samtani, S., Zhao, Z., and Krishnan, R. (2023). Secure Knowledge Management and Cybersecurity in the Era of Artificial Intelligence. Information Systems Frontiers (ISF), 25, 425-429.
- Yu, S., Chai, Y., Samtani, S., Liu, H., and Chen, H. (2023). Motion Sensor-Based Fall Prevention for Senior Care: A Hidden Markov Model with Generative Adversarial Network Approach. Information Systems Research, in press.
- Chai, Y., Liang, R., Samtani, S., Zhu, H., Wang, M., Liu, Y., and Jiang, Y. (2023). Additive Feature Attribution Explainable Methods to Craft Adversarial Attacks for Text Classification and Text Regression. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, in press.
- Samtani, S., Chai, Y., and Chen, H. 2022. Linking exploits from the dark web to known vulnerabilities for proactive cyber threat intelligence: An attention-based deep structured semantic model. MIS Quarterly, 46(2), 911–946.
- Samtani, S., Chen, H., Kantarcioglu, M., and Thuraisingham, B. (2022). Explainable Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Threat Intelligence (XAI-CTI). IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 19(4), 2149-2150.
- Ebrahimi, M., Chai, Y., Samtani, S., and Chen, H. (2022). Cross-Lingual Security Analytics: Cyber Threat Detection in the International Dark Web with Adversarial Deep Representation Learning. MIS Quarterly, 46(2), 1209-1226.
- Samtani, S., Kantarcioglu, M., and Chen, H. (2021). A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective for Conducting Artificial Intelligence-enabled Privacy Analytics: Connecting Data, Algorithms, and Systems. ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, 12(1), 1-18.
- Samtani, S., Zhu, H., and Chen, H. (2020). Proactively Identifying Emerging Hacker Threats on the Dark Web: A Diachronic Graph Embedding Framework (D-GEF). ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security, 23(4), 1–33.
- Zhu, H., Samtani, S., Brown, R., and Chen, H. A (2020). A Deep Learning Approach for Recognizing Activity of Daily Living (ADL) for Senior Care: Exploiting Interaction Dependency and Temporal Patterns. MIS Quarterly, 45(2), 859-896.
- Liang, Y., Samtani, S., Guo, B., and Yu, Z. (2020). Behavioral Biometrics for Continuous Authentication in the Internet of Things Era: An Artificial Intelligence Perspective. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 7(9), 9128-9143.
- Zhu, H., Samtani, S., Chen, H., and Nunamaker, J. F. (2020). Human Identification for Activities of Daily Living: A Deep Transfer Learning Approach. Journal of Management Information Systems, 37(2), 457-483.
- Pour, M., Mangino, A., Friday, K., Rathbun, M., Bou-Harb, E., Iqbal, F., Samtani, S., Crichigno, J., and Ghani, N. (2020). Into Data-driven Curation, Learning and Analysis for Inferring Evolving IoT Botnets in the Wild. Computers and Security, 91(101707).
- Samtani, S., Yu, S., and Zhu, H. (2019). Fear Appeals and Information Security Behaviors: An Empirical Study on Mechanical Turk. AIS Transactions on Replication Research, 5(5), 1-22.
- Samtani, S., Yu, S., Zhu, H., Patton, M., Matherly, J., and Chen, H. (2018). Identifying SCADA Systems and their Vulnerabilities on the Internet of Things: A Text Mining Approach. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 33(3), 63-73.
- Samtani, S., Chinn, R., Chen, H., and Nunamaker, J. F. (2017). Exploring Emerging Hacker Assets and Key Hackers for Proactive Cyber Threat Intelligence. Journal of Management Information Systems, 34(3), 1023-1053.
Edited on May 1, 2023