Cyber Security

Cyber Security is a growing field encompassing both confidentiality and integrity threats to computer and engineered systems and preserving privacy and anonymity. Research themes are secure and privacy-preserving operations in cyber-physical infrastructure and mobile systems, enterprise IT security, cloud, edge, and sensor security.  The campus is a NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance, primarily led by Computer Science with participation by Computer Engineering and the Computer Science curriculum maps to the National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education (NICE) standards.  A graduate certificate in computer security is offered via streaming distance.    This work is funded by NSF, NIST, AFRL, DOE, and some industrial support.  The department leads a $3M Scholarship for Federal service grant and a Department of Education GAANN targeted on US Ph.D. student production.  Additionally over $1.5M NSF funding is held by three faculty over three active projects.

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Interested in discussing the research we are working on or learning more? Please contact:

Dr. Sajal K. Das

Professor/Daniel St. Clair Endowed Chair

Areas of Interest

Cyber-Physical Systems, Security and Privacy, Smart Environments (Smart City, Energy, Healthcare), IoTs, Wireless Sensor Networks, Mobile and Pervasive Computing, Big Data Analytics, Parallel and Cloud Computing, Social Networks, Systems Biology, Graph Theory and Game Theory

Dr. Tony Luo

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest

Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Security, Trust, and Privacy 

Dr. Sanjay Madria

Curators’ Distinguished Professor

Areas of Interest

Cloud Computing, Security, Wireless Computing and Mobile Data Management

Dr. George Markowsky

Professor/Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

Areas of Interest

CyberSecurity 

Dr. Bruce McMillin

Professor

Areas of Interest

Cyber-Physical Systems, CyberSecurity and Smart Grid

Dr. Venkata Sriram Siddhardh Nadendla

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

Cyber-Physical-Human Systems; Statistical Inference & Machine Learning; Nudge & Persuasion; Security, Fairness, Transparency and Trust

Dr. Patrick Taylor

Assistant Teaching Professor

Areas of Interest

Data Structures, Introduction to Computer Security, Introduction to Programming, and Bioinformatics