Karuna P Joshi is an Associate Research Professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, whose primary research area is Cloud Computing, Data Science and Healthcare IT. She is working on projects related to Secure and Oblivious Cloud storage and automating Legal Cloud Documents. She has developed a framework to automate the acquisition and consumption of cloud based services. She has also worked in collaboration with NIST to develop standards for Cloud Usability. She received her MS and PhD in Computer Science from UMBC, where she was twice awarded the IBM PhD Fellowship.