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V.S. Subrahmanian

Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Computer Science
Buffett Faculty Fellow, Buffett Institute for Global Affairs


Areas of Focus

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • AI & counter-terrorism
  • Predictive modeling
  • Malicious behavior on social media
  • Shaping national and multinational cybersecurity policy
  • Foundational research on running and detecting social influence campaigns


  • Foundational research on using AI to understand, predict, explain and shape behaviors of individuals and groups
  • Developing machine learning to detect malware, malicious/anomalous cyber behavior
  • Developing machine learning methods to generate early warning systems for cyber attacks
  • Developing methods to run and detect social media influence campaigns, detect bots, sockpuppets and fraud
  • Develop methods to model terror group behavior (specific focus on the Indian subcontinent and Nigeria), make predictions and reshape behavior
  • Shape international counter-terrorism policy


Prior roles include:

  • Dartmouth College Distinguished Professor in Cybersecurity, Technology and Society
  • Director, Institute for Security, Technology & Society, Dartmouth College
  • Director, University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies

Invited to speak at:

  • United Nations
  • Capitol Hill
  • Bombay Stock Exchange