Vinay Sachidananda currently serves as a Programme Director for CyberSG R&D Programme Office (CRPO), a National Centre hosted at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he previously held the position of Principal Scientist. His research primarily focus on AI for Cyber Security, underscores his expertise in areas such as Threat Detection, Threat Intelligence, IoT Security, Malware Research, and Smart Nation Cyber Security.

Prior to his roles at Nanyang Technological University, Vinay garnered extensive experience as an R&D Manager at Trustwave, delving into research domains concerning Enterprise Security and Threat Intelligence. In this capacity, he led various projects as a Principal Security Research Lead, acting as both a Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI while overseeing multiple teams.

Vinay's career also includes appointments as a Senior Researcher (honorary adjunct) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and as a Research Scientist at iTrust, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). His significant contributions to the field of IoT security and privacy involved developing innovative techniques to uncover vulnerabilities in IoT devices, utilizing methods such as penetration testing and fuzzing.

In addition to his academic and research endeavors, Vinay co-founded two start-ups, Senseable and idatase. At Senseable, he served as CEO until 2018, focusing on smart wearables with funding from the European Space Agency (ESA). Prior to that, at idatase, Vinay played a key role in the realms of IoT and Big Data analytics.

Vinay earned his Master’s degree in Mobility and Networking from the University of Trento, Italy in 2008, followed by a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany in 2014. Throughout his career, he has actively participated as a technical committee member in various conferences and has collaborated closely with esteemed professors such as Prof. Yuval Elovici and Prof. Liu Yang.