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 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, network, mobile, big data, internet of things (IoT), applied crypto, social sciences, law, and more.


Mark Tehranipoor
Intel Charles E. Young Professor in Cybersecurity
ECE Department
University of Florida

Associate Director 

Kevin Butler
University Term Professor
CISE Department
University of Florida

Research Coordinator

Lesly Galiana
Email: lesly@ufl.edu
Call: 352-294-3945

Billing address:

PO BOX 116200
216 Larsen Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-2026

Mailing/Delivery address

968 Center Drive
124 Larsen Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-2026

Physical address:

601 Gale Lemerand Drive
Gainesville, FL 32603