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Faculty

Data analytics facultyThe Cyber Center for Security and Analytics enjoys strong relationships with affiliated faculty across a wide variety of disciplines internal and external to UTSA. The center’s multi-disciplinary approach to developing high-impact, applied research brings together great minds from business, cyber security, information systems, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, statistics, management science, criminal justice, psychology and others.

The center has several secured lab and computing spaces on campus, as well as access to high performance computing, cloud and advanced visualization labs both on campus and at off-campus UT System sites. Affiliated faculty leverage strong working relationships with UTSA’s Institute for Cyber Security, Open Cloud Institute, Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute and the Center for Simulation, Visualization and Real Time Protection.

Faculty

Sos Agaian, professor of electrical engineering, UTSA
Research Interests: multimedia analytics

Miltos Alamaniotis, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, UTSA
Research Interests: applied artificial intelligence, machine learning in national security, smart city and nuclear security applications, intelligent control methods in power systems, intelligent systems for signal processing and detection algorithms

Nicole Beebe, director of The Cyber Center for Security and Analytics, Melvin Lachman Distinguished Professor, professor of information systems, UTSA
Research Interests: digital forensics, cyber security and data analytics

Elias Bou-Harb, associate director of The Cyber Center for Security and Analytics, associate professor of information systems and cyber security, UTSA
Research Interests: operational cyber security, cyber forensics, critical infrastructure security, data analytics, digital investigation and internet measurement

Qian (Guen) Chen, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, UTSA
Research Interests: malware, cloud, SCADA security

Raymond Choo, associate professor and Cloud Technology Endowed Professor, UTSA
Research Interests: cloud, mobile, IoT forensics and security

David Dampier, professor of computer science and associate dean for research, Marshall University
Research Interests: digital forensics

Yuanxiong (Richard) Guo, assistant professor of information systems and cyber security, UTSA
Research Interests: data analytics, security and privacy with applications to IoT, cyber-physical systems and edge computing

David Han, associate professor of management science and statistics, UTSA
Research Interests: failure analysis analytics

Murtuza Jadliwala, assistant professor of computer science, UTSA
Research Interests: wearable cyber-physical systems security

Brian Kelley, associate professor and assistant-associate dean fellow of electrical and computer engineering, UTSA
Research Interests: 5G/4G cellular communications, signal processing algorithms for wireless communications, OFDMA, MIMO, ultra wideband communications, systems on an integrated circuit chip, digital radios and software definable radio

Max Kilger, associate professor in practice, UTSA
Research Interests: cyber security social science

Daijin Ko, emeritus professor of management science and statistics, UTSA
Research Interests: anomaly detection/analytics

Myung Ko, professor of information systems and cyber security, UTSA
Research Interests: cyber economics

Ram Krishnan, endowed professor in electrical and computer engineering, UTSA
Research Interests: cloud security

Michele Maasberg, assistant professor, Louisiana Tech University
Research Interests: insider threat

Rita Mitra, director of College of Business Online Programs and associate professor in practice of information systems and cyber security, UTSA
Research Interests: cyber education

Jianwei Niu, professor of computer science, UTSA
Research Interests: policy formalization/verification

Paul Rad, associate professor of information systems and cyber security, UTSA
Research Interests: deep learning, multimedia analytics, cloud security

H. Raghav Rao, professor and AT&T Distinguished Chair in Infrastructure Assurance and Security, UTSA
Research Interests: emergency response, phishing

Anthony Rios, assistant professor of information systems and cyber security, UTSA
Research Interests: biomedical informatics, computational social science, natural language processing and machine learning

Rohit Valecha, assistant professor of information systems and cyber security, UTSA
Research Interests: social networking analytics, phishing

Xiaolu Zhang, lecturer of information systems and cyber security, UTSA
Research Interests: digital forensics and malware threat metric

Hongyi Zhu, assistant professor in practice of information systems and cyber security, UTSA
Research Interests: SCADA and IoT security

Students

  • Eric Bachura, Ph.D. student, UTSA
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