- Rekhi Hall 110
- Professor, Applied Computing
- Affiliated Professor, Computational Science and Engineering
- PhD, Computer Science, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 2005
- BS, Electrical Engineering, Zhongshan University, 1996
Yu Cai is a professor in the College of Computing at Michigan Tech. He is the program coordinator of the Computer Network and System Administration BS Degree and the Cybersecurity BS degree at the College of Computing. Dr. Cai serves as the Director of the Computing Education Center at Michigan Tech's Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC). He is the faculty advisor of RedTeam, a on-campus student organization focused on cybersecurity.
Dr. Cai's areas of research interest include cybersecurity and computing education. His research and teaching activities are partially funded by National Science Foundation(NSF), National Security Agency (NSA), and other sources. Dr. Cai is particularly interested in applying his research and techniques to real-life applications. He has been a consultant to many companies including IBM and Ford. Dr. Cai is an ABET CAC evaluator and IEEE senior member.
Area of Expertise
- Computer Network
- Computing Education