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UNH Professor Named Editor of Cyber Forensics Journal

Release Date:
8/26/2014 12:00 AM

Aug. 26, 2014

Ibrahim Ibrahim Baggili

WEST HAVEN, CONN. - A leading journal in digital forensics has named Ibrahim Baggili, assistant professor of computer science at the University of New Haven, as its editor-in-chief.

The “Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law,” a multidisciplinary periodical published quarterly in print and online by the Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, is read by both academics and practitioners. 

“The editorship demonstrates the tremendous momentum of the UNH cyberforensics program,” said Ronald Harichandran, dean of the Tagliatela College of Engineering.  “Begun only last fall, this program already has demonstrated its excellence.”

Glenn Dardick, publisher of the journal, noted that Baggili has been active with the JDFSL since its inception. “Dr. Baggili has exhibited energetic leadership in our field, and we are very much looking forward to the future of the journal.”

Baggili is a long-time leader in the field of digital forensics in academia. Prior to joining UNH, Baggili was the director of the Advanced Cyber Forensics Research Laboratory at the College of Technical Innovation at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates.

Baggili, who received his Ph.D. from Purdue, was one of the first to introduce this emerging academic discipline into the Middle East and the Gulf Region, said Gary Kessler, professor of homeland security at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

“As a former editor-in-chief of the journal myself - one of the only peer-reviewed academic journals in this field - I know the commitment to excellence that is required,” said Kessler.

Simson Garfinkel, associate professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, said Baggili’s decision to make the journal open-access “benefits students and practitioners alike. Open access is the future of academic publishing.”

Baggili also has established relationships with several conferences to publish selected papers in the journal. Additionally, Baggili submitted the journal for indexing at all the top, relevant databases.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for UNH,” said Baggili. “It provides us with strong synergistic activities and academic validation for our work in cyber forensics and cyber security.”

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