Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

Center for Cybersecurity

In the August 2015 PCAST (President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology) report, the working group and PCAST members chose to examine closely eight specific areas that are critical to the future of Information Technology—cybersecurity being listed first. The Center for Cybersecurity has two main goals. The first goal is to research in the highly critical areas of information security and biometrics, privacy protection, trusted software engineering, security in mobile computing and wireless communications. The second goal is to advance the practice and public awareness of cybersecurity through various education and outreach activities.

Michigan Tech is in the application process for the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE – CDE).

Center Resources

  • Computer Science System Group Labs
  • College of Computing System Group Labs


Guy C. Hembroff

  • Associate Professor, Applied Computing
  • Director, Health Informatics Graduate Program
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Data Science

Research Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Biometric development
  • Health care information systems security
  • Human computer interaction
  • Intelligent medical devices

Links of Interest

Personal Webpage 

Teaching Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Medical/health informatics
  • Network engineering
  • Health care information systems security

Yu Cai

  • Professor, Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Professor, Computational Science and Engineering

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Cybersecurity
  • Computer Network
  • Green Computing
  • Computing Education

Bo Chen

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Mobile Device Security
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Named Data Networking Security
  • Big Data Security
  • Blockchain

Steven Goldsmith

  • Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Instructor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Research Professor, Computer Science

Jean Mayo

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Graduate Program Director, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Distributed Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Security
  • Computer Science Education

Jeffrey Wall

  • Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, College of Business
  • Richard and Joyce Ten Haken Faculty Fellow in Business

Teaching Interests

  • Web programming
  • Business Process Analysis
  • Information Security
  • Database Design

Research Interests

  • Information security behavior
  • Individual deviance
  • Organizational deviance
  • Organizational controls
  • Small business/entrepreneurship