Anita Raja

Professor of Computer Science, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs

Doctoral Student Supervision


  1. Ph.D. Defense Chair, June 26, 2014, Mohammad Rashedul Hasan, Title: Topology-aware Approach to Emergence of Social Norms in Multiagent Systems” Ph.D. Proposal Defense Committee Chair, November 5, 2013, Title: “Towards a Generalized Theory of Communication Convention in Multiagent Systems; Ph.D. Qualifying Exam Chair, April 2013, Mohammad Hasan, Areas of Concentration: Multiagent Systems, Network Science, Application Security.  (Graduated December 2014)
  • Won Department of Software and Information Systems Chair's Best Poster Award in SIS 2013 Ph.D.  Poster Competition for poster on Coalition in Complex Networks.


  1. Ph.D. Defense Chair, August 15, 2012, Ph.D. Proposal Defense Committee Chair, June 14, 2011, and Ph.D. Qualifying Exam Chair, December 2009, Shanjun Cheng, Topic: “Coordinating Meta-level Control Across Agent Boundaries”.
    • Employed as Research Scientist at AltiSource, Greensboro NC since July 2012.
    • First author of publication that won IEEE IAT 2010 Best paper award.
  1. Ph.D. Proposal Defense Committee Member, December 2013, Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman, Topic: Automated Formal Analytics for Smart Grid Security and Resiliency.
  2. Ph.D. Qualifying Exam Committee Member, May 2012, Osarieme Omokaro, Area of Concentration: Networks.
  3. Ph.D. Proposal Defense Committee Member, December 2, 2011, Nadia Najjar, Topic: “Group-based Recommender Systems”.
  4. Ph.D. Qualifying Exam Chair, December 2008, George Alexander, Area of Concentration: Artificial Intelligence.
  1. Ph.D. Proposal Committee Member, December 2007 and Ph.D. Defense Committee Number, September 2008, Gautam Singaraju, College of Computing, “Toward Sender Accountability on Email Infrastructure Using Sender Identity and Reputation Management”.