Yu Cai

Yu Cai


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


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 (CNSA) B.S. Degree and the Cybersecurity B.S. 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 which is an 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 the PI of the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program and the GenCyber program at Michigan Tech. 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 program evaluator.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cybersecurity
  • Computer Network
  • Computing Education