Rohit Valecha, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Cyber Security


  • Ph.D. University at Buffalo
  • M.S. University at Buffalo
  • B.S. University at Buffalo


Dr. Rohit Valecha is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He joined the UTSA faculty in 2016. His Ph.D. is from the University at Buffalo in management science and systems, and his undergraduate in electrical engineering and master’s degree in computer science are also from University at Buffalo.

Dr. Valecha has research interests in crisis response, social media and information security and privacy. In particular his research focuses on detection, mitigation and prevention of information anomalies. He also specializes in methodologies using Natural Language Processing, Text Mining, Social Network Analysis and Machine Learning. Dr. Valecha has teaching interests in network security, information technology and business intelligence and analytics.

Dr. Valecha has published in the ACM Transactions on Information Systems, and the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. He has also received NSF grants: EAGER and RAPID. He is an ad hoc reviewer for Information Systems FrontiersInformation and Management and ACM Transactions on Information Systems.

Research Interests

  • Crisis response
  • Social media
  • Security and privacy


  • 2016–19: NSF grant #IIS1651475, $199,999, “EAGER: An Investigation of the Propagation of Error-Resistant and Error-prone Messages over Large-Scale Information Networks,” by H.R. Rao (PI), Manish Agrawal (Co-PI), Varun Chandola (Co-PI) and Rohit Valecha (Co-PI). See Project Details

Selected Publications

  • “A Dispatch-mediated Communication Model for Emergency Response Systems” with Raj Sharman, H. Raghav Rao and Shambhu Upadhyaya. ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2013.