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 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 establishing 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

Mailing/Delivery address

432 Newell Drive
Suite E301
Gainesville, FL 32611-2026

Physical address:

601 Gale Lemerand Drive
Gainesville, FL 32603