Dr. Ghani is a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at University of South Florida and Research Liaison for Cyber Florida. Earlier he was Associate Chair of the ECE Department at the University of New Mexico and a faculty at Tennessee Tech University. He has also spent several years working at Blue Chip organizations (IBM, Motorola, Nokia) and hi-tech startups. He is involved in a range of research activities in cyberinfrastructure networks, cybersecurity, cloud computing, disaster recovery, and cyber-physical systems. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications, and his research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Department of Energy, Qatar Foundation, and Sprint-Nextel. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2005 and best paper awards at IEEE PIMRC 2017 and IEEE ANTS 2010. He has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical and Communications and Networking, IEEE Systems, and IEEE Communications Letters. He has also edited special issues of IEEE Network and IEEE Communications Magazine and has chaired symposia for IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE ICCCN, and workshops for IEEE INFOCOM. He was also the chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on High Speed Networking (TCHSN) from 2007-2010. He received the Bachelors in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, the Masters in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University (supervisor Dr. Simon Haykin, IEEE Life Fellow) and the Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo (supervisor Dr. Jon. W. Mark, IEEE Life Fellow).