Sagar Samtani

Sagar Samtani

Assistant Professor
Room: CIS 2071
Phone: (813) 974-6708
Fax: (813) 974-6749

Sagar Samtani is an assistant professor with the Muma College of Business' Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department. He comes to USF  from the University of Arizona's Management Information Systems Department where he designed and developed cyber threat intelligence courses in the master's program. He also taught undergraduate courses in computers and internetworked society and in 2016, he earned the James F. LaSalle Award for Teaching Excellence.

His research interests are within the cybersecurity domain, specifically on cyber threat intelligence and large-scale vulnerability assessment. Samtani employs and develops novel data/text/web mining algorithms and systems, specifically, deep learning and network analysis within these contexts. His work has been published in several journals, including the Journal of Management Information Systems and IEEE Intelligent Systems. He has presented at several conferences including Woman in Cybersecurity, IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics and the INFORMS annual meeting. He recently was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to help develop systems to protect scientific data from cyberthreats.

Samtani earned a PhD and a master's degree in management information systems from the Univesity of Arizona and a bachelor's degree from the same institution. He served as National Science Foundation Scholarship-for-Service Fellow from 2014-17.


ISM 6328 - Info Security & Risk Management

Recent Research

  • S. Samtani, S. Yu, H. Zhu, M. Patton, J. Matherly, and H. Chen, (2018), "Identifying SCADA Systems and their Vulnerabilities on the Internet of Things: A Text Mining Approach," IEEE Intelligent Systems, Volume 33, Issue 2, Pages 63-73.
  • S. Samtani, R. Chinn, H. Chen, and J. F. Nunamaker Jr., (2017), "Exploring Emerging Hacker Assets and Key Hackers for Proactive Cyber Threat Intelligence," Journal of Management Information Systems, Volume 34, Number 3, Pages 1023-1053.
  • S. Samtani, K. Chinn, C. Larson, and H. Chen, (2016), "AZSecure Hacker Assets Portal: Cyber Threat Intelligence and Malware Analysis," presented at the 2016 IEEE Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics. Tucson, Arizona.
  • S. Samtani, S. Yu, H. Zhu, M. Patton, and H. Chen, (2016), "Identifying SCADA Vulnerabilities using Passive and Active Vulnerability Assessment Techniques," presented at the IEEE Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics. Tucson, Arizona.
  • S. Samtani and H. Chen, (2016), "Using Social Network Analysis to Identify Key Hackers for Keylogging Tools in Hacker Forums," presented at the 2016 IEEE Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics. Tucson, Arizona.


  • Guest editor, ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, 2019
  • Ad hoc reviewer, nine journals focused on information systems and computer science, 2019
  • Director: Information Assurance Concentration for USF's MS in cybersecurity, 2018-present