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About Dr. Sumeet Dua

Dr. Sumeet Dua


Dr. Sumeet Dua serves as the Executive Vice President for Research and holds the Max. P. & Robbie L. Watson Eminent Scholar Chair as a Professor of Computer Science and Cyber Engineering at Louisiana Tech University. In his current role, he leads the development and execution of strategies to enhance campus-wide research, grantsmanship, and collaborative activities. He plays a pivotal role in organizing the University's partnerships with federal, state, and corporate entities as well as other external stakeholders. Additionally, he devises strategies to leverage the University's research enterprise, academic programs, and other assets to support the community, creative activity, training, and workforce development mission.

Prior to his current role, Dr. Dua was the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and the Director for the Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Cyber Engineering, and Electrical Engineering Technology programs at Louisiana Tech. He is widely recognized as a subject matter expert, often invited to develop enterprise-wide data strategies and data science implementation plans for large governmental and corporate entities.

Dr. Dua specializes in Data Mining, Computational Decision Support, Structural Bioinformatics, Biological System Modeling, Multi-modality Fusion, and Biomedical Imaging. His laboratory focuses on designing high-performance algorithms to identify trends, patterns, and anomalies in specialized datasets and develops semi-supervised algorithmic routines for pattern discovery in spatiotemporal spaces.

Recent bioinformatics research by Dr. Dua's team has concentrated on identifying protein structural features that remain invariant across evolutionary-related proteins by analyzing hydrophobicity and other physicochemical properties. This work aims to computationally characterize biological resistance to extreme conditions, potentially aiding in technologies for microorganism detection and sampling in environments like Mars.

Dr. Dua has co-authored/edited five books, including a textbook on Data Mining and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity, published by CRC Press in 2011. He has over 70 peer-reviewed publications, 34 research abstracts, 9 book chapters, and holds 2 U.S. patents related to data mining and its applications. As a respected figure in computer science, Dr. Dua has served on more than 65 federal review panels for the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation, delivered 15 workshops, 17 keynotes, plenary talks, and over 67 other invited lectures worldwide on data mining and artificial intelligence. He has mentored over 25 Ph.D. and M.S. thesis students and 8 M.S. practicum students in AI-related fields, focusing on cybersecurity and biomedical informatics applications. His research has received funding from prestigious organizations including the NSF, NIH, AFOSR, AFRL, NASA, and LA-BOR.


Present Faculty Member, Louisiana Tech University Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science
Present Associate Vice President, Louisiana Tech University Research and Partnerships
Present Professor, Louisiana Tech University Computer Science
Present Professor, Louisiana Tech University Cyber Engineering


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Honors and Awards

  • Nominated to and received an invitation from the Secretary of the Air Force for National Security Forum, Air War College, Air War University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL.
  • Max P. & Robert L. Watson Eminent Scholar Chair, Louisiana Tech University
  • Louisiana Tech University Foundation Professorship Award for Recognition of Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service (May 2016)
  • Outstanding Leadership Award, Louisiana Tech COES (September 2012)
  • Distinguished Researcher (2004-2010), Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (NIH-sponsored) (January 2010)
  • Outstanding Poster Award (2009), NIH/NCI caBIG - NCRI Informatics Joint Conference
  • Biomedical Informatics without Borders: From Collaboration to Implementation
  • Inventor Recognition Award, Louisiana Tech University (November 2009)
  • Senior Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (July 2008)
  • Senior Member, IEEE (May 2008)
  • Best Research Poster Award, 12th Annual Conference for Research in Computational Biology (RECOMB-08)
  • Research Recognition Award, Louisiana Tech COES (September 2007)
  • Early Promotion and Tenure, Louisiana Tech University (August 2007)
  • Foundation Award for Dedication and Service, Louisiana Tech University Engineering and Science Foundation (October 2006)
  • Upchurch Endowed Professorship in College of Engineering and Science (first in Computer Science), Louisiana Tech University (March 2005)
  • Awarded Sigma Xi’s Grant-in-Aid Research Grant at the national level to support my research as a student
  • Nominated and Awarded Full Membership of Sigma Xi, International Honor society for scientific research for “showing noteworthy achievement as an original investigator in a field of pure and applied science” (while a student)
  • Awarded Delhi Municipal Corporation (India) Merit Scholarship throughout school and college

Contact Information

Phone: 318.257.2871
Office: Wyly Tower 1642

Books (10)

Research Works (50)