Director, Professor, Intel Charles E. Young Preeminence Endowed Chair Professor
Hardware Security and Trust, Electronics Supply Chain Security, Counterfeit IC Detection and Prevention, and Reliable Circuits and Systems Design.
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-Oriente Security and Trust (HOST) and the Trust-HUB forum.
Associate Director, Associate Professor, Arnold and Lisa Goldberg Rising Star Professor in Computer Science
Computer Systems Security, Embedded Systems, Firmware Analysis, Mobile Security, Network Security, Adversarial Machine Learning.
Kevin Butler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. Dr. Butler received his B.Sc. from Queen’s University, his M.S. from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining the University of Florida in 2014, Dr. Butler founded and led the Oregon Systems Infrastructure and Information Security (OSIRIS) Lab and co-directed the Center for Cyber Security at the University of Oregon. Dr. Butler is a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM, and received an NSF CAREER Award in 2013.
Diversity Director, Associate Professor
Interdisciplinary Computer Security, employing biology and warfare strategies to protect OS kernels and understanding the nature of software vulnerabilities and social engineering attacks.
Daniela Oliveira received her BS and MS degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazi in 1999 and 2001, respectively. After working as a software engineer for three years, she started her Ph program at the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. In June 2010, she received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the UC Davis, where she specialized in computer security and operating systems.
SCAN Lab Director, Associate Professor
Hardware Security, Hardware Trojan Detection and Prevention, Security of the Electronics Supply Chain, Reverse Engineering, and Anti-Reverse Engineering.
Domenic Forte is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2013. Before coming to the University of Florida, Dr. Forte was an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department a the University of Connecticut. He is a co-author of the book “Counterfeit Integrated Circuits- Detection an Avoidance.” Dr. Forte received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2019, an NSF CAREER award in 2017, and an ARO Young Investigator Award in 2016.
SCAN Lab Assistant Director, Assistant Professor
Counterfeit detection and prevention, system and chip level reverse engineering, anti-reverse engineering, nano-imaging
Dr. Navid Asadizanjani is currently an Assistant Research Professor at the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS). H completed his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut in summer 2014 and continue his research as Post-doctoral fellow at UConn CHASE prior to this position. He investigates the novel technique 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 Ph.D. such as ISFA best paper award and D.E. Crow innovation prize.
Security and Privacy, Data Privacy, Applied Cryptography, Adversarial Machine Learning
Vincent Bindschaedler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering at the University of Florida. He earned his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2018. His research interests include data privacy, applied cryptography, and the intersection of machine learning with security and privacy.
Embedded Vision, Embedded Systems, Reconfigurable Computing, Computer Architecture, Cybersecurity, System-Level Design
Professor Bobda received the Licence in mathematics from the University of Yaounde, Cameroon, in 1992, the diploma of computer science and the Ph.D. degree (with honors) in computer science from the University of Paderborn in Germany in 1999 and 2003 (In the chair of Prof. Franz J. Rammig) respectively. In June 2003 he joined the department of computer science at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany as Post doc, under the direction of Prof JÃ¼rgen Teich. Dr. Bobda received the best dissertation award 2003 from the University of Paderborn for his work on synthesis of reconfigurable systems using temporal partitioning and temporal placement. In 2005 Dr. Bobda was appointed assistant professor at the University of Kaiserslautern. There he set the chair for Self-Organizing Embedded Systems that he led until October 2007. From 2007 to 2010 Dr. Bobda was Professor at the University of Potsdam and leader of The working Group Computer Engineering.
Computer networks, Internet security, wireless communications, and distributed computing.
Dr. Shigang Chen is a Professor with Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at University of Florida. His research interests include computer networks, Internet security, wireless communications, and distributed computing. He published more than 190 peer-reviewed journal/conference papers. He holds University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professorship and University of Florida Term Professorship from 2017 to 2020. He is a Fellow of IEEE, an ACM Distinguished Member, and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communication Society.
Natalie C. Ebner
Usable Security, Social Engineering
Dr. Natalie Ebner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at University of Florida. 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 and usable security, Her research interests include defending Internet users against social engineering and cueing developers about security blind spots in APIs. Dr. Ebner is a University of Florida Term Professor (2016-2019).
Yuguang (Michael) Fang
Cybersecurity, cognitive radio networks, smart grid and energy management, as well as wireless network and mobile computing.
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 America 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.
CAD for Hardware Security, Formal Verification, Post-silicon Validation and Debug, High-level Synthesis Security
Farimah Farahmandi is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida. Her research has resulted in two books, seven book chapters, and several publications in premier ACM/IEEE journals and conferences. Her research has been recognized by several awards including IEEE System Validation and Debug Technology Committee Student Research Award, Gartner Group Info-Tech Scholarship, and a nomination for the Best Paper Award in ASPDAC 2017. She also has served on many technical program committees as well as organizing committees of premier ACM and IEEE conferences. Her research has been sponsored by SRC, AFRL, DARPA, and Cisco.
Renato J. Figueiredo
Virtualization, Distributed Systems, Overlays and Security in the context of Virtualized Environments
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 technique in the context of Grid and cloud computing, including In-VIGO, IPOP, and Grid Appliance.
Juan E. Gilbert
CISE Department Chair, Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor
Human Centered Computing (HCC) , Natural Interactive Systems (NIS), Advanced Learning Technologies/ Intelligent Tutoring Systems, voting technologies, and data analytics.
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.
Security & Trust, Reverse Engineering, Hardware Security
Dr. Yier Jin is an Associte Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida. Dr. Jin’s research has focused on developing methods for ensuring security and trustworthines 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 an Security Protection. Dr. Jin is an Endowed IoT Term Professor and Academic Director of the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World, and received an ONR Young Investigator Award in 2019.
Analog/Mixed Signal IC Design
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 converter (DAC), phase-locked-loops (PLL), low power regulators (LDOs) and other mixed-signal circuits and systems.
Associate Research Professor
Trusted and Assured Microelectronics, reverse engineering, hardware security, secure manufacturing, Electronic Design Automation, 3D integrated circuits, and trust in 3rd party IP.
Dr. Lisa McIlrath joined the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research on June 1, 2019, coming from Draper Labs in Cambridge, MA, where she was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and Group Leader for High-Speed and Reliable Processing and Computational Electronics. Prior to Draper, Dr. McIlrath spent two years at Raytheon/BBN Technologies as a Hardware Security expert within their Cyber-Security Business Unit. Until the end of 2014, she was the President & CEO of R3Logic, Inc., a small company that she founded in 2000 and ran successfully for 14 years, raising over $12M in contracts from DARPA/DoD and other sources.
Hardware Security and Trust, Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems, Energy-aware Computing, System-on-Chip Security Validation, Formal Verification, Post-Silicon Debug
Prabhat Mishra is a Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California at Irvine in 2004. His research has been recognized by several awards including the NSF CAREER Award, IBM Faculty Award, three Best Paper Awards, and EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award. Prof. Mishra is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a Senior Member of IEEE.
Richard E. Newman
Security, Distribute Systems, and Computer Networking.
Richard E. Newman is an Assistant Professor of Computer & Information Science & Engineering at the University o 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 powerlined communications. Dr. Newman has received over $ million in grants and contracts and published over 80 technical papers. He is a member of the IEEE and it Computer Society, and of the ACM.
Electronic Communications Laboratory Director, Research Associate Scientist at UF
FGPA-based and DSP-based signal processors for radar applications, prototype waveform generation.
Mr. Overman is the Director at the Electronic Communications Laboratory and a Research Associate Scientist within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Florida. He received his M.S.E.E. from the University of Florida in 2001. He is currently Principal Investigator for Army projects developing radar simulations; FGPA-based and DSP-based signal processors for radar applications; and prototype waveform generation, data acquisition, transceiver, and signal processing hardware. He has eighteen years of experience in radar and digital signal processing (DSP) at the ECL. He is currently working on the design of small-size RF sensor digital signal processors in Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) and accelerated RADAR simulation of complex targets in NVIDIA Tesla parallel processing GPUs.
Side-channel disassembly, side-channel attacks, SCA resistant hardware design, quantum random number generator, and hardware Trojan.
Jungmin Park is an assistant research scientist at the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS). He 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 joined the FICS research as a postdoctoral fellow in 2016.
Hardware-assisted Cybersecurity, Security Evaluation of Emerging Nanodevices, Hardware Security Primitive Design.
Fahim Rahman is currently a Research Assistant Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. He received his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA in 2018. He received his BS in electrical and electronic engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh and MS in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Connecticut, USA in 2015, respectively. His current research is in the domain of hardware and cybersecurity and trust including investigation of hardware security primitives, CAD for security and automatic assessment, FPGA security, electronic supply-chain security, and hardware-assisted cybersecurity. He published 3 book chapters and 15+ peer-reviewed papers. His research has been sponsored by SRC, AFOSR, AFRL, DARPA, Cisco, TI, and NIST. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.
Cyber-physical System Security, Sensor Security, Embedded System, Interdisciplinary Cyber Security & Privacy
Dr. Sara Rampazzi is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. Dr. Rampazzi’s research areas include cyber-physical systems security, embedded systems design, modeling, and simulation techniques with applications in Healthcare, Automotive, and the Internet of Things. Dr. Rampazzi’s work focuses on investigating security risks and developing hardware and software defense strategies against hardware-based attacks. Her research has been published in several journals and conferences and has been covered by several media outlets. Dr. Rampazzi has received the Medtronic Outstanding Research Contributor Recognition in 2020 and her research on secure sensor technology for N95 masks decontamination processes has been sponsored by NSF.
Professor, University of Florida
SoC and platform security; IoT and automotive robustness; Functional Safety; Domain-Specific System Architecture; Post-Silicon Validation; Formal Methods
Sandip Ray is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida. His research involves developing trustworthy, secure, reliable computing devices and systems through a combination of architecture, synthesis, and validation technologies. Before joining University of Florida, Dr. Ray worked for several years in various capacities in industrial research labs and R&D organizations, leading research on various topics including automotive safety and security, System-on-Chip (SoC) security architecture and validation for mobile and IoT devices, post-silicon validation, and formal methods.
Cryptography, with an emphasis on the theory and practice of hash functions, Authenticated Encryption, and other symmetric-key primitives.
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.
Physical Attacks, Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs), FPGA Security, Countermeasures for the IC backside
Dr. Shahin Tajik is a Research Assistant Professor at the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research at University of Florida. Before coming to the University of Florida, Dr. Tajik was a postdoctoral fellow at the working group SECT, a collaboration of the Technical University of Berlin and Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories in Germany. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2017 from the Technical University of Berlin. His field of research includes non-invasive and semi-invasive attacks, Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs), security evaluation of FPGAs, and providing tamper protection mechanisms against attacks conducted from the IC backside. His ACM CCS’17 paper with the title “On the Power of Optical Contactless Probing: Attacking Bitstream Encryption of FPGAs” was awarded the 1st place in Applied Research Competition of European Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) in 2017.
Professor, John and Mary Lou Dasburg Preeminent Chair in Engineering
Security of Mobile Systems with a concentration on Telecommunications Infrastructure and Mobile Devices, Internet security, Applied Cryptography.
Patrick Traynor is an Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) a 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.
Software Security, Security Analytics & Metrics, Secure Software Development
Byron Williams is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering at the University of Florida. Dr. Williams’s research has focused on the intersection of software engineering and cybersecurity. Specifically, his research interests include investigating approaches to secure software development, vulnerability assessment using static and dynamic analysis, and security modeling applying statistical and machine learning techniques. Dr. Williams received his PhD from Mississippi State University.
Joseph N. Wilson
Programming Languages, Machine Learning, Cyber Security
Joseph N. Wilson is an Assistant Professor in the Department 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 i the holder of the GPEN (Penetration Tester), GXPN (Exploit Research and Advanced Penetration Tester), an GWAPT (Web Application Penetration Tester) GIAC Certifications.
Damon L. Woodard
Biometrics / Identity Science, Machine Learning Based Cyber Security, Signal / Image Analysis.
Dr. Woodard received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, his M.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from Penn State University, and his B.S. in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems from Tulane University. He is currently an Associate Professor within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Florida where he is a member of the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) He is an IEEE Senior Member, an ACM Senior Member, and a National Academy of Science Kavli Frontiers Fellow. His research interests include biometrics/identity Science, applied machine learning/pattern recognition, and signal/image Analysis. Before becoming a faculty member, Dr. Woodard was a Director of Central Intelligence postdoctoral fellow. His postdoctoral research focused on the development of advanced iris recognition systems using high-resolution sensors. His current research projects include behavioral-based biometric recognition, author attribution (stylometry) via natural language processing, computer vision/machine learning based hardware assurance, and cyber deception detection via natural language processing.
Dapeng Oliver Wu
Networking, communications, signal processing, computer vision, machine learning, smart grid, and information and network security.
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 Multicol-12 col-sm-5 col-md-3 Communications and Networking Laboratory (MCN) and is also affiliated with Wireless Information Networking Group (WING) and the Genetic 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.
Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Formal Methods, Software Analysis, Systems Security, IoT Security
Dr. Tuba Yavuz is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida. She has received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2004. Her research is in the intersection of formal methods, software engineering, and systems security. She has developed techniques and tools to formally verify infinite-state systems (ALV), to detect concurrency bugs in Java programs (JRF and CHIMP), and to perform model extraction for firmware (FirmUSB, ProXray) and device drivers (MOXCAFE). She is also interested in IoT security and privacy.
Full Professor, Florida International University
Wireless and Network Security, Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things and Ad Hoc Network
Dr. Kemal Akkaya is a full professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida International University. He received his PhD in Computer Science from University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2005 and joined the department of Computer Science at Southern Illinois University (SIU) as an assistant professor. Dr. Akkaya was an associate professor at SIU from 2011 to 2014. He was also a visiting professor at The George Washington University in Fall 2013. Dr. Akkaya leads the Advanced Wireless and Security Lab (ADWISE) in the ECE Dept. His current research interests include security and privacy, security and privacy, internet-of-things, and cyber-physical systems. Dr. Akkaya is a senior member of IEEE. He is the area editor of Elsevier Ad Hoc Network Journal and serves on the editorial board of IEEE Communication Surveys and Tutorials. Dr. Akkaya was the General Chair of IEEE LCN 2018 and TPC Chair for IEEE ICC Smart Grid Communications. He has served as the guest editor for many journals and in the OC/TPC of many leading network/security conferences including IEEE ICC, Globecom, INFOCOM, LCN and WCNC and ACM WiSec. He has published over 180 papers in peer reviewed journal and conferences. He has received “Top Cited” article award from Elsevier in 2010.
Security for Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Security for Critical Infrastructure Networks, Wireless and Mobile Device Security, Big Data Security.
Dr. A. Selcuk Uluagac is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florid International University, where he leads the Cyber-Physical Systems Security Lab (CSL). He has served 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.
Hardware Security, Cryptography, and Machine Learning Theory.
Dr. Fatemeh Ganji is a postdoctoral fellow at the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS). She received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin in 2017. She has focused her research activities on the applied and theoretical machine learning techniques as well as mathematical tools for the security assessment of hardware primitives, for instance, Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs). Before joining FICS, Dr. Ganji was a postdoctoral research fellow at T-Labs, Telekom Innovation Laboratories and the Technical University of Berlin. She has served as a TPC member for IEEE and Elsevier conferences and journals.
Applied Machine Learning, Computer Programming, Signal Processing, Behavior-Based Continuous Authentication, Concept Drift.
Dr. Luiz Giovanini is a post-doctoral fellow at the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS). Dr. Giovanini is also an assistant professor and researcher at the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR), Brazil. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science (2018), an M.Sc. degree in Computer Science (2015), and a B.S. degree (with honors) in Electrical Engineering (2012), all earned from PUCPR. His current research focuses on the development of continuous authentication systems, concept drift detection mechanisms, and analysis of vulnerabilities in programming languages.
Modeling, performance analysis and optimization of next-generation networks, mobile wireless and wireless communications, 5G systems, optimization and queueing theory, cybersecurity, Dynamic Information Flow Tracking (DIFT) systems.
Dr. Nikolaos Sapountzis is a post-doctoral fellow at the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS). He received his diploma in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete (TUC) in Greece. Then, he started his Ph.D. program at the Institute of Eurecom (affiliated with Telecom ParisTech), in southern France. In December 2016, he received his Ph.D. where he specialized in network modeling and optimization. After working for a couple of months at FORTINET as a network security engineer, he joined the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) center, where he is currently a Post-doctoral Fellow.
Materials, nano-structure and device fabrication.
Haoting Shen received his B.S and M.S in Electronic Science from Fudan University, Shanghai, China and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University at University Park in 2014. He is currently a research assistant scientist with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. His current research is focused on the development of nano-electronic devices for different hardware security applications, such as hardware security primitives, supply chain security, and anti-reverse engineering.
Hardware Security and Trust; VLSI Testing
Qihang Shi is currently a Post-doctoral research associate at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida. He received his B. E. degree from Tsinghua University, M. Sc. degree from Lund University, and Ph. D. degree from University of Connecticut in 2005, 2009, and 2017, respectively. His current research interests include hardware security and trust and VLSI testing.