Prof. Ciza Thomas is currently working as the Senior Joint Director at the Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Kerala, India. She holds a doctoral degree in the area of cyber security with additional research interest in the fields of machine learning, data mining, artificial intelligence, sensor fusion, pattern recognition, information retrieval, digital signal processing, and image processing. She has published in more than 70 international journals and international conference proceedings, as well as 50 national conference publications. She has edited seven books and published seventeen book chapters. She is a reviewer of more than ten reputed international journals including IEEE transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE transactions on Neural Networks, International Journal of Network Security, International Journal of Network Management, and IEEE-John Wiley International Journal on Security and Communications Network. She is a recipient of an achievement award in 2010 and the e-learning IT award in 2014 from Government of Kerala.