Dr. Manoj Singh Gaur assumed charge of Director, Indian Institute of Technology, in June, 2017. Prior to joining IIT Jammu he was a Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India. Additionally, he was Professor In Charge (Coordinator) of IIIT Kota, which is currently mentored by MNIT Jaipur. He has been Dean (Students) and Head, Central Computer Centre at MNIT Jaipur as well. He also served as Chairman, Senate UG Board at MNIT Jaipur. He completed his Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore and PhD from University of Southampton. In his teaching and research career, he has been Investigator of a number of funded research projects in the area of Information Security and Networks on Chip. He has been part of core group of Project ISEA which is a major multi Institutional project in the domain of Information Security. His current research areas include Computer and Network Security (Network Attack Models and Countermeasures), Mobile Platform Security, Cloud Security, Malware Analysis, Networks-on-Chip, and SDN. He has published more than 170+ papers in reputed journals and conferences. He has also contributed a number of contributed book chapters. He has a number of funded international collaborations with many countries. He has supervised sixteen PhDs till date and currently twelve research scholars are working in his research group. He has served technical program committees of many IEEE/ACM conferences and is a contributing reviewer of a number of ACM/IEEE/Elsevier/IET/Springer journals.