Yu Cai

Yu Cai


  • Professor, College of Computing
  • Affiliated Professor, Computational Science and Engineering
  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 2005
  • MS, Management, Colorado Technical University, 1999
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Zhongshan University (Sun Yat-Sen University), 1996


Yu Cai is a professor in the College of Computing at Michigan Tech. His areas of interest include cybersecurity, computer network, and computing education. He is particularly interested in applying his research and techniques to real-life applications. Cai has extensive industry experience as a software analyst and system architect, with his past clients including IBM and Ford. His credentials include the following:

  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)
  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
  • Sun Certified Java Developer (SCJP)

Dr. Cai's research and teaching activities are partially funded by National Science Foundation(NSF), National Security Agency (NSA), and other sources. He is an IEEE senior member, ACM member, and ABET CAC evaluator.

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Cybersecurity
  • Computer Network
  • Green Computing
  • Computing Education