Mahesh Maddumala
Assistant Professor
Library 412

Mahesh Maddumala has been teaching at Mercyhurst for more than four years in the department of Computing and Information Science. He has worked in software industry for five years on various mobile technologies in USA and India. He teaches cybersecurity courses both in undergraduate and graduate programs. He loves programming and teaches at least one programming course in every semester. He is currently working on American Sign Language (ASL) translator using machine learning algorithms. If he is not at office or home, then you will definitely find him at Presque Isle state park.


  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Missouri – Kansas City, 2017
  • M. Tech, Computer Science Technology, Andhra University

Teaching Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Web Security
  • Network Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Programming
  • Data Science

Courses Taught

  • Python Programming
  • Operating Systems
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Network Security
  • Web Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Cryptography

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Natural Language Processing

Student Research Opportunities

  • Actively working with students on research projects. Looking for more students to work on interesting and applied cybersecurity and data science related projects.

Recent Publications and Presentations 

  • Albakri, Ashwag, Lein Harn, and Mahesh Maddumala. "Polynomial-based Lightweight Key Management in a Permissioned Blockchain." 2019 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS). IEEE, 2019.
  • Albakri, Ashwag, Mahesh Maddumala, and Lein Harn. "Hierarchical Polynomial-Based Key Management Scheme in Fog Computing." In 2018 17th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications/12th IEEE International Conference On Big Data Science And Engineering (TrustCom/BigDataSE), pp. 1593-1597. IEEE, 2018.
  • Sheyda Mehr, Parikshit Juluri, Mahesh Maddumala, and Deep Medhi, “An Adaptation Aware Hybrid Client-Cache Approach for Video Delivery with Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP”. IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, 2018.
  • Maddumala, Mahesh Nath, and Vijay Kumar. "Dynamic Firewall Policy Management Framework for Private Cloud." In International Symposium on Sensor Networks, Systems and Security, pp. 113-123. Springer, Cham, 2017
  • Mahesh Nath Maddumala, Vijay Kumar, “Efficient Design of Firewall Temporal Policies”, 2016 IEEE 40th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference: 449-454, 2016.
  • Mahesh Nath Maddumala, Vijay Kumar, “A Logic-Based Security Framework for Mobile Perimeter”. 2015 16th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM): 30-33, 2015.