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Mark Tehranipoor (Co-Director)

Mark M. Tehranipoor is currently the Intel Charles E. Young Professor in Cybersecurity at the University of Florida. Prior to joining University of Florida, Dr. Tehranipoor served as the founding director of the Center for Hardware Assurance, Security, and Engineering (CHASE) and the Comcast Center of Excellence in Security Innovation (CSI) at the University of Connecticut. He also co-founded a new IEEE International Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) and the Trust-HUB forum.
Research Interests : Hardware Security and Trust, Electronics Supply Chain Security, Counterfeit IC Detection and Prevention, and Reliable Circuits and Systems Design.
Webpage : http://tehranipoor.ece.ufl.edu/

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Patrick Traynor (Co-Director)

Patrick Traynor is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the University of Florida. Dr. Traynor earned his Ph.D and M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 2008 and 2004, respectively, and his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Richmond in 2002. After promotion and tenure in the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech, he joined the University of Florida in 2014 as part of the UF Rising Preeminence Hiring Program.
Research Interests : Security of Mobile Systems with a concentration on Telecommunications Infrastructure and Mobile Devices, Internet security, Applied cryptography
Webpage : http://www.cise.ufl.edu/~traynor/

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Daniela Oliveira (Diversity Director)

Daniela Oliveira received her BS and MS degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil in 1999 and 2001, respectively. After working as a software engineer for three years, she started her PhD program at the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. In June 2010, she received her PhD in Computer Science from the UC Davis, where she specialized in computer security and operating systems.
Research Interests : Interdisciplinary Computer Security, employing biology and warfare strategies to protect OS kernels, and understanding the nature of software vulnerabilities and social engineering attacks.
Webpage : http://www.daniela.ece.ufl.edu

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Swarup Bhunia (Education Director)

Swarup Bhunia is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Florida. Dr. Bhunia received his B.E. (Hons.) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, M.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, and Ph.D. from Purdue University, IN, USA. He currently leads research efforts in Nanoscape, the nanocomputing research laboratory at the University of Florida.
Research Interests : Hardware Security and Trust, Adaptive Nano-Computing and Novel Test Methodologies.
Webpage : http://swarup.ece.ufl.edu/

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Kevin Butler

 

Kevin Butler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the University of Florida. He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award and has been extensively involved in technical conference organization, including chairing the ACSAC conference.
Research Interests : Security of Computer Systems, Storage, and Networks
Webpage : http://www.kevinbutler.org

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Domenic Forte (SCAN Lab Director)

Domenic Forte is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2013. Before coming to the University of Florida, Dr. Forte was also an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the University of Connecticut. He is co-author of the book “Counterfeit Integrated Circuits- Detection and Avoidance”.
Research Interests : Hardware Security, Hardware Trojan Detection and Prevention, Security of the Electronics Supply Chain, Reverse Engineering, and Anti-Reverse Engineering
Webpage : http://dforte.ece.ufl.edu/

 

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Prabhat Mishra

Prabhat Mishra is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the University of Florida, where he leads the CISE Embedded Systems Lab. He received his B.E. from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 1994, M.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1996, and Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine in 2004 -all in Computer Science and Engineering. Prior to joining University of Florida, he spent several years in various companies including Intel, Motorola, Synopsys and Texas Instruments.
Research Interests : Embedded Systems, Energy-Aware Computing, Hardware Security and Trust, System Validation and Verification, Reconfigurable Architectures and Post-Silicon Debug
Webpage : http://www.cise.ufl.edu/~prabhat/

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Yuguang ‘Michael” Fang

Dr. Fang is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering where he founded and directs the Wireless Networks Laboratory (WINET) and participates in the Wireless Information Networking Group (WING), which supports theoretical and experimental research on wireless communication systems and networks. In 2015, he was elected as an AAAS Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his distinguished research and contributions to the field of electrical and computer engineering, particularly for wireless network design and cybersecurity.
Research Interests :Cybersecurity, cognitive radio networks, smart grid and energy management, as well as wireless networks and mobile computing.
Webpage : http://www.fang.ece.ufl.edu/

 

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Tom Shrimpton

Tom Shrimpton is an associate professor in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering at the University of Florida. Recently, he has worked more broadly in applied cryptography. In 2009, Dr. Shrimpton was the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award.
Research Interests : Cryptography, with an emphasis on the theory and practice of hash functions, Authenticated Encryption, and other symmetric-key primitives.
Webpage : https://www.cise.ufl.edu/~teshrim/

 

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Juan E. Gilbert

Dr. Juan E. Gilbert is the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and Chair of the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department at the University of Florida where he leads the Human Experience Research Lab (HXRL). His research focuses on Human-Centered Computing (HCC) which integrates people, technology, information, policy, culture and more to address societal issues. The goal of his research is to design, implement and evaluate innovative solutions to real world problems. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati and his B.S. in Systems Analysis from Miami University in Ohio.
Research Interests : Human Centered Computing (HCC) , Natural Interactive Systems (NIS), Advanced Learning Technologies/ Intelligent Tutoring Systems, voting technologies, and data analytics.
Webpage : http://www.juangilbert.com/

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Joseph N. Wilson

Joseph N. Wilson is an Assistant Professor in the Depatment of Computer and Information Science and Engineering. His primary goal is to help our next generation of graduates avoid designing and writing malware-ready programs. He is the holder of the GPEN (Penetration Tester), GXPN (Exploit Research and Advanced Penetration Tester), and GWAPT (Web Application Penetration Tester) GIAC Certifications.
Research Interests : Programming Languages, Machine Learning, Cyber Security
Webpage : http://www.cise.ufl.edu/~jnw/

 

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Shigang Chen

Dr. Shigang Chen is a Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at University of Florida. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996 and 1999, respectively. Prior to that, he obtained his B.S. degree in Computer Science from University of Science and Technology of China in 1993. He has worked with Cisco Systems on network security, started a network security company (Protego Networks), and holds 12 US patents.
Research Interests : computer networks, Internet security, wireless communications, and distributed computing
Webpage : http://www.cise.ufl.edu/~sgchen/

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Damon L Woodard

Dr. Woodard received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2005, his M.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from Penn State University in 1999, and his B.S. in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems from Tulane University in 1997. He is currently an Associate Professor within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also a founding member of the Center of Advances Studies in Identity Science (CASIS), which is the Office of the Director National Intelligence’s (ODNI) first science and technology-based Center of Academic Excellence (CAE).
Research Interests: Biometrics / Identity Science, Machine Learning Based Cyber Security, Signal / Image Analysis
Webpage:http://dwoodard.ece.ufl.edu

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Kemal Akkaya

Dr. Kemal Akkaya is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Florida International University (FIU). He received his BS degree in Computer Science from Bilkent University, MS degree in Computer Engineering from Middle-East Technical University, Turkey and PhD in Computer Science from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He leads the Advanced Wireless and Security (ADWISE) Research Lab at FIU. Previously, he was an associate professor at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.
Research Interests : Wireless and Network Security, Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things and Ad Hoc Networks
Webpage : http://web.eng.fiu.edu/kakkaya/

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Selcuk Uluagac

Dr. A. Selcuk Uluagac is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida International University, where he leads the Cyber-Physical Systems Security Lab (CSL). He has served as a member of the research faculty as a Senior Research Engineer in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Georgia Institute of Technology and prior to Georgia Tech, he was a Senior Research Engineer at Symantec.
Research Interests : Security for Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Security for Critical Infrastructure Networks, Wireless and Mobile Device Security, Big Data Security
Webpage : http://web.eng.fiu.edu/selcuk/

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Renato J. Figueiredo

Renato J. Figueiredo is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Florida. He has co-chaired the technical programs of the ICAC-2010 and HPDC-2013 conferences. Dr. Figueiredo’s research has contributed to systems that were among the first to apply resource virtualization techniques in the context of Grid and cloud computing, including In-VIGO, IPOP, and Grid Appliance.
Research Interests : Virtualization, Distributed Systems, Overlays and Security in the ontext of Virtualized Environments
Webpage : https://www.acis.ufl.edu/people/renatof

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Xiaolin (Andy) Li

Dr. Xiaolin (Andy) Li is an Associate Professor and Area Chair in the Computer Engineering Division of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at University of Florida. He is also the Director of the Scalable Software Systems Laboratory at UF. His team has created many scalable software systems for clouds, big data, HPC, SDN, CPS, mobile social networks, indoor localization and LBS, sensor networks, trust, privacy, and graphical passwords. He is a recipient of National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the Internet2 Innovative Application Award, and several best paper awards.
Research Interests : Parallel and Distributed Systems (PDS), Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), and Network Security & Privacy (S&P)
Webpage : http://www.andyli.ece.ufl.edu/

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Yier Jin

Yier Jin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Jin’s research has focused on developing methods for ensuring security and trustworthiness of integrated circuits and systems and has contributed several key solutions in the area of trusted hardware, including hardware IP/SoC Formal Verification, Security Enhanced Processor Architectures for Cybersecurity, Gate-Level Netlist Reverse Engineering, Emerging Devices in Hardware Security, and Smart Device Hacking and Security Protection.
Research Interests : Security & Trust, Reverse Engineering, Hardware Security
Webpage : http://www.eecs.ucf.edu/~jinyier/

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Richard E. Newman

Richard E. Newman is an Assistant Professor of Computer & Information Science & Engineering at the University of Florida. He has taught classes in computer and network security, cryptography, cryptographic protocols, anonymity, operating systems, computer networks, algorithms, formal languages and computation theory, computational complexity, distributed operating systems, and powerline communications. Dr. Newman has received over $3 million in grants and contracts and published over 80 technical papers. He is a member of the IEEE and its Computer Society, and of the ACM.
Research Interests : Security, Distributed Systems, and Computer Networking
Webpage : http://www.cise.ufl.edu/~nemo/

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Natalie C. Ebner

An Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at University of Florida (UF). She holds an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Aging & Geriatric Research in the College of Medicine at UF and also affiliated with the Institute on Aging and the McKnight Brain Institute on campus. She is currently working on human factors on security/usable security: Defend Internet user against social engineering, cue developers about security blind spots in APIs.
Research Interests : Usable Security, Social Engineering
Webpage : http://www.psych.ufl.edu/~ebner/

 

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Nima Maghari

An Assistant Professor at ECE department of University of Florida. His main area of research is analog/mixed-signal IC design and includes designing high performance analog-to-digital converters (ADC), digital-to-analog converters (DAC), phase-locked-loops (PLL), low power regulators (LDOs) and other mixed-signal circuits and systems.
Research Interests : Analog/Mixed Signal IC Design
Webpage : http://www.maghari.ece.ufl.edu/

 

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Dapeng Oliver Wu

Dr. Wu is a Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA in 2003. He is director of UF’s  Multimedia Communications and Networking Laboratory (MCN) and is also affiliated with Wireless Information Networking Group (WING) and the Genetics Institute at UF. His most recent research projects included work on topics such as Large-Scale Real Hybrid Network Emulator and Large-Scale Power Grid Communication Networks.
Research Interests : Networking, communications, signal processing, computer vision, machine learning, smart grid, and information and network security.
Webpage : http://www.wu.ece.ufl.edu

 

Navid Asadizanjani (Assistant Research Professor, SCAN Lab Assistant Director)

Dr. Navid Asadizanjani is currently an Assistant Research Professor at the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS). He completed his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from University of Connecticut in summer 2014 and continued his research as Post-doctoral fellow at UConn CHASE prior to this position. He investigates the novel techniques for integrated circuits counterfeit detection and prevention, System and chip level reverse engineering, Anti reverse engineering, etc. His results are published in several journals and conferences. He has received several awards during his PhD such as, ISFA best paper award and D.E. Crow innovation prize.

 

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Haoting Shen (Post-doctoral Fellow)

Dr. Shen is a post-doctoral fellow at the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS). He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Science and Engineering and M.S. degree in Materials Science from Fudan University. Dr. Shen received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Penn State University in 2013. His research area includes materials, nano-structure and device fabrication.

 

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Jungmin Park (Post-doctoral Fellow)

Jungmin Park received his B.S. degree and M.S. in electrical engineering from Kyunghee University, Korea, in 2007, and the M.S. in computer engineering from Kyunghee University, Korea, in 2009 and Ph.D. in computer engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, IA, in 2016. He is currently working on postdoctoral associate in computer engineering at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. His research interests include Side-channel disassembly, side-channel attacks, SCA resistant hardware design, and hardware Trojan and logic obfuscation.

 

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Xiaolin Xu (Post-doctoral Fellow)

Dr. Xu is a post-doctoral fellow at the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS). He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Science and Engineering at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2008 and 2011 respectively. Dr. Xu received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2016. He is broadly interested in advancing cybersecurity from a computer engineering perspective, his research spans security, reverse engineering, circuit design and machine learning.