Manoj Prasad, PhD

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Dr. Manoj Prasad is a passionate and innovative leader in the field of security engineering. He has over 10 years of experience in leading and managing teams, developing security features, and implementing security controls. He is also a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. 

Dr. Prasad is currently the Head of Security Engineering at Aloft, where he is responsible for building and leading a team of security engineers. He is also a CISSP-certified information systems security professional. In his previous role at Microsoft, Dr. Prasad led a team of security and software engineers over two major releases of Windows (10 & 11). He also developed the roadmap for supply chain security of Windows Source code and Machine learning products within Microsoft. 

Dr. Prasad is also a passionate educator. He has taught courses on HCI and Machine Learning in Texas A & M University. He is also a mentor to several junior engineers and security professionals. Dr. Prasad is a highly accomplished and respected leader in the field of security engineering. 

Educational & Professional Experience:

Head of Security Engineering, Aloft

Security Software Engineering Manager, Microsoft

Researcher, Sketch Recognition Lab


Ph.D., Computer Science

Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas


B.E., (Honors) Computer Science

Birla Institute of Science and Technology, Pilani, India


Recent Publications:

CISSP – ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Santosh Bhonsale, Manoj Prasad, et. al. System and Method for configurable and proactive application diagnostics and recovery.

Manoj Prasad, Paul Taele, Daniel Goldberg, and Tracy Hammond. HaptiMoto – Turn-by-Turn Haptic Route Guidance Interface for Motorcyclists. In Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Toronto.