Update: UTSA's ongoing monitoring of the Coronavirus outbreak


Featured Paper: NDSS 21
Exploiting Video Calls for Keystroke Inference Attacks by Murtuza Jadliwala (UTSA), Mohd Sabra, Anindya Maiti
Featured Conference Paper: AAAI 21
Interpretable Self-Supervised Facial Micro-Expression Learning to Predict Cognitive State and Neurological Disorders (Paul Rad, Ph.D)
San Antonio Express-News: Smart Device Hacking
Research finds "smart device" hacks way up during pandemic.
$400,000 Grant from Raytheon Technologies
The Cyber Center for Security and Analytics is partnering with Raytheon Intelligence & Space to study the use of artificial intelligence to detect malicious attacks.
New IoT Textbook
featured Journal article: IOT-Generated Scanning
Inferring and Investigating IoT-Generated Scanning Campaigns Targeting A Large Network Telescope
AAAI Conference feature
FuzzE: Fuzzy Fairness Evaluation of Offensive Language Classifiers on African-American English
San Antonio Business Journal: Cybersecurity Experts
Cybersecurity professionals on handling a data breach, featuring Philip Menard, Ph.D.
CAREER Award presented to Murtuza Jadliwala, Ph.D.
by the National Science Foundation (NSF)
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The Cyber Center For Security and Analytics conducts high-impact, applied cyber security and data science research, development, operations and training to address imperative societal issues and national challenges.


A university-wide initiative, the cyber center contributes to science and technology by innovating bleeding-edge, end-to-end practical solutions, rooted in strong theoretical foundations and validated through large-scale empirical experimentation.


The Cyber Center fosters sustainable academic, private and public sector collaborations to empower and facilitate translational research activities. The Cyber Center also executes hands-on research workforce development activities to empower the next-generation of trainees in focused and multidisciplinary research areas, including cyber forensics, data science and machine learning, systems security, cyber-physical systems, self-driving networking, and advanced cyber infrastructure.


As a contractor, the Cyber Center designs, develops, evaluates, delivers and maintains cyber security and data science tooling capabilities and plugable agile software to private, state and federal entities.


For more information, please contact the Director of the Cyber Center:

Elias Bou-Harb, Ph.D.


The Cyber Center is currently funded via several federal and state competitive grants and industry contracts.

We thank all the agencies and entities for their continuous support!

    • Air Force Research Laboratory
    • U.S. Department of Defense
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    • Office of Naval Research

Active Research Areas and Experts

AI for/in Security
Authorization and Access Control
Behavioral Information Security
Biomedical Informatics
Cyber-Physical Systems
Cyber Forensics
Cyber Security
Cyber Training
Data Science and Statistics
Digital Forensics
Internet of Things
Machine/Deep Learning
Machine Vision
Malware Forensics
Mathematics and Optimization
National Security Policy
Natural Language Processing
Privacy (Enhancing) Technologies
Social Engineering

Education and Training Programs

Contact Us

The Cyber Center for
Security and Analytics

North Paseo Building (NPB), Room 3.126
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX

Phone: 210-458-8040
Office Hours: Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Elias Bou-Harb, Ph.D.

Director – Cyber Center for Security and Analytics
elias.bouharb@utsa.edu | 210-458-6391