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Research Summaries

Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham

Executive Director

Database and Applications Security, Inference and Aggregation Problem, Secure Social Media, Secure Cloud Data Management, Secure Semantic Web and Web Services. Read more.

Dr. Alain Bensoussan


Risk-based access control, Game theory for cyber security, Economics aspects of security. Read more.

Dr. Yvo Desmedt


Research includes outsourcing computation to untrusted platforms and functional based access control, which is designed to overcome the limitations of functional encryption. Read more.

Dr. Zygmunt Haas


Research includes focus on secure mobile cloud computing, processing, storage and networking through the general approach of homomorphic computing and garbled circuits. Read more.

Dr. Latifur Khan


Research areas include social network data analytics, stream-based novel class detection for text and cloud processing of big data. Read more.

Dr. Yiorgos Makris


Hardware security-centric research focused on hardware Trojan detection in wireless cryptographic Integrated Circuits (ICs), identification of counterfeit ICs, security of 3rd- party Intellectual Property (IP), microprocessor forensics, and cryptographic hardware. Read more.

Dr. Kevin Hamlen

Associate Professor

Research areas include cyber-offensive reactively adaptive malware, automated software security retrofitting for malware defense, formal methods software verification, honey- potting for attacker deception, secure cloud computing, and secure virtual machines. Recently recognized for novel approach to dealing with the Heartbleed and Shellshock vulnerabilities. Read more.

Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu

Associate Professor

Focused on data security and privacy issues related to data mining and cloud computing; applying data mining techniques in cyber security; building risk management frameworks for sensitive data. Research includes the ecologically inspired framework for assured information cloud with the goal of leveraging public clouds to store sensitive data. Read more.

Dr. Kamil Sarac

Associate Professor

Network Measurements and Security, NSF SFS Program Head at UTD. Read more.

Dr. Alvaro Cardenas

Assistant Professor

Specializing in critical infrastructures and control systems to include hardening of industrial control systems and smart grids and the analysis and design of secure control architectures for cyber physical systems. Read more.

Dr. Zhiqiang Lin

Assistant Professor

Systems security activities including securing virtual machine monitors, automated cloud management and incident response and Android security. Software security activities including reverse engineering, vulnerability discovery, binary code analysis and malware analysis. Read more.