Aditya P. MATHUR
Founding Centre Director, iTrust, Singapore University of Technology and Design
Director, National Satellite of Excellence DeST-SCI
Professor of University, Singapore University of Technology and Design
Professor Emeritus, Department of Computer Science, Purdue University
Prof. Aditya Mathur has designed and taught numerous courses in Computer Science ranging from freshman to senior graduate levels. Focus on student engagement and active learning are two critical components of Aditya’s teaching style. He has authored several textbooks. His most well-known book “Introduction to Microprocessors” was first published in 1980 by Tata McGraw Hill and its third edition is now in its 36th reprint. This book, the first on the subject in India, led to the initiation and subsequent proliferation of undergraduate courses in microprocessors. His most recent book is titled “Foundations of Software Testing” and was published by Addison Wesley Professional in 2008. In collaboration with Barry Wittman and Tim Korb, Prof. Mathur has coauthored “A Gentle Introduction to Programming Using Java”. This book is intended to serve as a text in freshman programming courses.
Aditya’s recent research contributions focus on the design of secure public infrastructure. As Center Director Aditya manages a 50+ group of researchers in cyber security and has led the design and operationalization of three fully operational research testbeds for water treatment, water distribution, and power generation, transmission, and distribution. Aditya is a co-inventor of Distributed Attack Detection (DAD) that makes use of invariants derived from plant design for detecting anomalies in process behavior that may arise due to cyber or physical attacks.
Aditya was a member of a small team of faculty members who started the first computer science department in India. Subsequently Aditya served as the head of this department. Later Prof. Mathur served as the associate head and head of Computer Science, Associate Dean of College of Science, and Director of the Software Engineering Research Center – all at Purdue University. Aditya was awarded BITS Pilani Distinguished Alumnus Award in July 2020.