About FICS Research

About FICS Research

The Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research (FICS  Research) was established to be the nation’s premier multidisciplinary research institute in the advancement of cybersecurity as a basis for long-term partnership and collaboration among industry, academe, and government. FICS  Research’s mission is to directly support research needs of industry and government partners in a cost-effective manner with pooled, leveraged resources and maximized synergy and to enhance the educational experience for a diverse set of top-quality graduate and undergraduate students. FICS Research will advance knowledge and technologies in this emerging field and ensuring commercial relevance of the research with rapid and effective technology transfer.

FICS Research is unique. It is arguably the only institute in the country that provides expertise in all aspects of cybersecurity and assurance including hardware, network, mobile, big data, internet of things (IoT), applied crypto, social sciences, law, and more.


Kevin Butler
University Term Professor
CISE Department
University of Florida

Associate Director 

Farimah Farahmandi
Assistant Professor
ECE Department
University of Florida

Billing address:

PO BOX 116200
Gainesville, FL 32611-2026

Research Coordinator :

Moriah Henderson


Physical address:

1889 Museum Road
Gainesville, FL 32611