1)Cybersecurity Research at FIU, 2)The Interdisciplinary Future of Cybersecurity Work
Session 1 - Cybersecurity Research at FIU By Dr. Selcuk Uluagac, Florida International University (30 min)
Florida International University emphasizes research as a major component in the university's mission. Dr. Uluagac will provide an overview of various cybersecurity research programs at FIU.
Session 2 - The Interdisciplinary Future of Cybersecurity Work By Dr. David Schuster of San Jose State University (30 min)
What will be the cybersecurity career opportunities for social science and other majors in the near future? In this presentation, Dr. David Schuster will argue that a massive unmet need for cybersecurity professionals and better solutions will lead to new opportunities for early career professionals within and beyond computer science and engineering pathways. Taking from his own research, Dr. Schuster will explain what we know and what we are still discovering about cybersecurity work.
About Dr. Selcuk Uluagac, Florida International University:
Dr. Uluagac is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida International University (FIU), where he directs the Cyber-Physical Systems Security Lab (CSL). Before FIU, he was a Senior Research Engineer in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to Georgia Tech, he was a Senior Research Engineer at Symantec. Dr. Uluagac earned his Ph.D. from the School of ECE at Georgia Institute of Technology. He also received a M.S. in Information Security from the School of Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology and a M.S. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. His research is on security and privacy of Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and has hundreds of scientific/creative works in practical and applied aspects of these areas.
In 2015, Dr. Uluagac received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the US National Science Foundation (NSF), which is NSF’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. In 2015, he was awarded the US Air Force Office of Sponsored Research (AFOSR)’s Summer Faculty Fellowship. In 2016, he received the Summer Faculty Fellowship from the University of Padova, Italy.
He is an active member of IEEE (senior grade), ACM, and, USENIX and a regular contributor to national panels and leading journals and conferences in the field. Dr. Uluagac has served on the program committees of top-tier security conferences such as IEEE S&P (Oakland), NDSS, ASIACCS, ACSAC, inter alia. He was the General Chair of ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (ACM WiSec) in 2019. He was the TPC Co-Chair of IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization & Software Defined Networks in 2016 and 2017 and IEEE International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Security (CPS-Sec) in 2014-18, which he initiated. In 2018, he co-chaired the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Annual Expo and Conference, which is one of the largest events in the cyber education domain. Currently, he serves on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Communications and Surveys and Tutorials (network security lead area editor), Elsevier Computer Networks, and served between 2015-2020 as an editor at Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications. He has been very active in external funding efforts during his tenure at FIU on IoT and CPS security topics, and successfully been awarded competitive grants by US NSF, Department of Energy, Department of Labor, Air Force Research Lab, Cyber Florida, Trend Micro, and Cisco. He is very entrepreneurial and visionary with his research. Many of his research ideas have resulted in patents. And, he is very active in the local and national community; his research has been covered by different media outlets (TV, online, published) numerous times. More information can be obtained from http://nweb.eng.fiu.edu/selcuk/
About Dr. David Schuster of San Jose State University:
David Schuster is an Associate Professor of Psychology at San José State University and Principal Investigator at the Virtual Environments, Cognition, and Training Research (VECTR) Lab since 2013. He earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, specializing in Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology. Dr. Schuster’s research centers on understanding individual and shared cognition in complex environments. He has conducted research in domains such as aviation, transportation security training, and military human-robot interaction. Currently, he is interested in how complex sociotechnical systems support or hinder people, with a particular focus on decision making among cybersecurity professionals. In 2015, he was awarded a five-year NSF CAREER award to study human cognition in cyber defense. Since that time, he has been awarded supplemental scholarships from NSF to fund undergraduate research training and has mentored over 50 students in his lab. He was a co-investigator of an NSF-funded technology pathway program, which led to a minor in computer programming for CoSS majors. In 2017, he received the Early Career Investigator Award from the SJSU Research Foundation.
He is faculty in the MA Program in Research and Experimental Psychology and the MS Program in Human Factors/Ergonomics. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in research methods and statistics, as well as undergraduate human factors and general psychology.
Dr. Schuster has co-authored over 30 papers in journals, edited books, and conference proceedings. His work has appeared in Ergonomics and Human Factors. Dr. Schuster has presented at the IEEE Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support and the NATO Information Systems and Technology Panel Symposium on Emerged and Emerging Disruptive Technologies. He is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
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