Darsana Josyula

Darsana Josyula

Darsana P Josyula PROFESSOR Dept of Computer Science

Phone 301-860-4456 djosyula@bowiestate.edu

Main Campus Computer Science Bldg, Room 218

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  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
  • B.Tech., Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala University, India

Areas of Expertise

Knowledge representation, Reasoning architectures,  Explainable Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive modeling, Anomaly detection and Autonomous Adaptation

Laboratory: Autonomous Technologies Laboratory


Dr. Darsana Josyula is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Bowie State University. She earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA in 2005. Her research interests are in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning including knowledge acquisition, pattern recognition, observational learning, resource-bounded reasoning, anomaly detection, natural language understanding, metacognition and concept learning in self-adjusting autonomous systems. She has given keynote lectures nationally and internationally, and has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications. 

Dr. Josyula is the Director of the Autonomous Technologies Lab at Bowie State University - BSUL@b - and is affiliated with the Active Logic, Metacognitive Computation, and Mind Group at UMIACS, UMD  and Cognitive Informatics & Cognitive Computing Lab at Universidad de Córdoba. She is also a member of IEEE and American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). 

Dr. Josyula is a founding member of the Climate Commitment Coordinating Committee (C4) and is involved in sustainability awareness initiatives on and off-campus. She serves on the Faculty evaluations committee, Academic Policies and Standards committee and the Graduate Council.  Prior to joining BSU, she was a Faculty Research Associate at UMIACS, UMD, College Park. 

Research Interests

Primary Research Theme: Artificial Intelligence

Primary Research Expertise

  • Designing Autonomous Systems

Primary Research Projects

  1. Self Adaptive Systems
  2. Research Institute for Tactical Autonomy (RITA)

Significant Funding Sources

  • Cooperative agreement between ARL and University of Maryland for Self Adaptive Systems.
  • University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) grant for Research Institute for Tactical Autonomy.

Bios of Students

  • Several doctoral and master's students are working on projects related to active logic based robots, neural network predictions, acoustic data analysis, and secure federated learning.

Secondary Research Interests:

  • BSU Autonomous Technologies Lab

Service Interests

Women in Computing, STEM education,  For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), Sustainability and Ethical awareness - C4 Committee

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