The Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research (FICS  Research) was established to be the nation’s premier multidisciplinary research institute in the advancing of cybersecurity as a basis for long-term partnership and collaboration among industry, academia, and government. FICS  Research’s mission is to directly support the research needs of industry and government partners 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 ensure commercial relevance of the research with rapid and effective technology transfer and establishment of spin-off companies.

FICS Research is unique. It is arguably the only institute in the country that provides excellent expertise in all aspects of cybersecurity and assurance including hardware, networks, mobile, big data, internet of things (IoT), applied cryptography, machine learning, 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 116550
Gainesville, FL 32611-2026

Physical address:

1889 Museum Road
Gainesville, FL 32611