Dipankar Dasgupta obtained his bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering in 1981 and his masters degree in Computer Engineering in 1986 in India. He received his Ph. D. in Computer Science from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, in 1993. Before obtaining his Ph. D., he was teaching Computer Science in India as an assistant professor.
He was a post doctorate researcher at the University of New Mexico from January of 1994 until August of 1995 and worked on an immune system based model for Novelty Detection in sensory data. He was a visiting faculty at the University of Missouri - St. Louis until December of 1996.
He is the founding Director of the Center of Information Assurance at the University of Memphis, a nationally designated center of Academic Excellence. In 2007, he received Dunavant Professorship for 3 years, and was recently nominated for a distinguished research award (the Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award for 2008-09) of the university. Other awards include 3 Best Paper Awards at International Conferences; Sigma Xi Research Paper Award, Distinguished Research Award (CASDRA) twice, Early Career Research Award (ECRA) from the University of Memphis. He regularly serves as panelist, keynote speaker and offer tutorials in leading conferences, and has given more than 50 invited talks in different universities and industries. His research activities and achievements appeared in Computer World Magazine, NASA site, and in local newspapers. A search for "Dipankar Dasgupta" on Google Scholar shows a total count: 13,000+ citations.