Cyber Security

EECS researchers develop, verify, and field high assurance information systems. Expertise includes theoretical modeling, synthesis and verification, security modeling and analysis, network and database security. Additionally, researchers explore user privacy and security issues in centralized, distributed, and Web environments. Expanding leading-edge cyber security and defense mechanisms earned EECS a federal National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education designation.

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Associated Faculty

2038 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interest:

  • Hardware Trust Verification
  • Hardware IP protection from piracy and reverse engineering 
  • CAD tool development for hardware security and trust
AT&T Foundation Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Director of the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center
2022 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Formal Methods, Verification, and Synthesis
  • Trusted Computing
  • System-Level Design Languages and Semantics
  • Specification Languages
Alexandru Bardas
Assistant Professor
2040 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Cybersecurity from a systems perspective
  • Moving target defenses
  • Enterprise network security
  • Bringing social sciences into cybersecurity
Assistant Professor
2050 Eaton

Primary Research Interests

  • Security
  • Privacy
  • Secure Design
  • Mobile and Embedded Software
  • Program Analysis


Joseph Evans
Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Primary Research Interests

  • High-Performance Networks
  • Mobile Networking and Wireless Systems
  • Pervasive Computing Systems
  • System Implementations
Jerzy Grzymala-Busse
Professor Emeritus
3014 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Knowledge Discovery
  • Data Mining
  • Machine Learning
  • Expert Systems
  • Reasoning Under Uncertainty
Associate Professor
2032 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests:

  • IoT Security and privacy
  • Adversarial Machine Learning
  • Social network privacy
  • Network security
  • Secure data sharing and publishing

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Bo Luo
2044 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Information security and privacy, database security
  • Information retrieval, Web and online social networks
  • Security and privacy issues in smart grid systems
  • XML and conventional database systems, data management
Gary Minden
Professor Emeritus

Primary Research Interests

  • Digital systems
  • Microprocessors
  • Embedded Systems
Hossein Saiedian
Professor, Associate Chair, Director of IT Graduate Programs
2001 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Software architecture
  • Formal methods in software engineering
  • Cybersecurity and information assurance
  • Secure software engineering
  • Software process and project management
  • Software engineering education

Associated Facilities

  • SELinux installation
  • Virtualization environment
  • SAL, PVS, and Isabelle verification tools and expertise
  • Rosetta specification and analysis capabilities
  • Computational cluster with over 1,000 processors connected to 37 TB of on-line storage

Program Objectives

  • Understand the cryptographic foundations of information security.
  • Understand and able to employ common encryption/decryption protocols.
  • Understand the fundamental principles, models and algorithms in information and systems security.
  • Understand the risks, vulnerabilities, threats, and attacks in computer and communications systems.
  • Understand the state-of-art protection and defense mechanisms, and the theoretical foundations behind the mechanisms.
  • Understand the theories, principles, and state-of-art practices on dependably and fault-tolerant systems.
  • Understand user privacy issues and protection mechanisms, in centralized, distributed, and Web environments.

Core Coursework (MS)

Elective Coursework (MS)

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