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

Center Director

Guy Hembroff

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

Center Members

Yu Cai

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Cybersecurity
  • Computer Network
  • Computing Education

Bo Chen

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

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

Xinyu Lei

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Research Focus

  • Machine Learning

  • Cybersecurity

Jean Mayo

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

Area of Expertise

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

Tripti Singh

  • Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems (MIS), College of Business

Teaching Interests

  • Information Security and Privacy
  • Database Design
  • Information systems/Technology Mgt.
  • IT Based Project Management

Research Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Healthcare Information Systems
  • Information privacy

Jeffrey Wall

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

Teaching Interests

  • Business Process Analysis
  • AI and machine learning for business
  • Information Security
  • Systems analysis and design

Research Interests

  • Information security behavior
  • Power and control
  • Individual and organizational deviance
  • Business applications for AI and machine learning

Xiaoyong (Brian) Yuan

  • Assistant Professor, Applied Computing
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise  

  • Machine Learning
  • Security and Privacy
  • Cloud Computing