SFS News

News:

2017

  • Four student authored papers will be presented at the IEEE ISI conference in Beijing, China on July 22-24, 2017 and published in the conference proceedings.
  • Current SFS students and mentors attended WiCyS (Women in Cybersecurity Conference) held in Tucson, Arizona March 31st and April 1st. SFS Ph.D. student, Sagar Samtani, presented on his Hacker Web Portal work during the Cybersecurity Big Data and Analytics Sharing Workshop lead by Dr. Hsinchun Chen.
  • Drs. Sue Brown and Hsinchun Chen, SFS mentors, addressed WiCyS.

 

  • Current SFS students attended the SFS Job Fair during the Scholarship for Service Principal Investigators' Meeting in Arlington, Virginia January 2017. SFS Ph.D. student, Sagar Samtani, presented on his Hacker Web Portal work at the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Principal Investigators' Meeting.

2016

  • Cybersecurity Innovation in the Artificial Intelligence Lab: Dr. Hsinchun Chen and Ph.D. student Sagar Samtani discuss the AI Lab's innovative cybersecurity research in an interview aired on Arizona Public Media's Arizona Week (program title, "Post-Snowden: More Conversations About Privacy, Cyber Security Innovation at The University of Arizona").  The interview begins at time signature 10:23 and follows a recap of the University of Arizona panel discussion, "A Conversation on Privacy."  Available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp4eRFMvu0k&list=PL8306C8F702BE72FE&index=3.

2015

  • A new grant has been awarded by the NSF to PI Hsinchun Chen to create a Cybersecurity Education and Research portal.  The funding of approximately $350,000 has been awarded as a Supplement to the primary SFS award made in 2013.  The award will be used to support student explorations and analysis on cybercriminal assets such as hacking tools, malware, source code, etc., across different geopolitical regions. Tools, visualizations, and tutorials embedded within the system will guide users through their exploration of relevant content within a safe and secured environment
  • The Gen Cyber camps:  "Summer Camp, N.S.A-Style:  There's a Lot Less Hiking Than Hacking."  Read more about the GenCyber Camps, affiliated with NSF's Scholarship-for-Service program, on the New York Times website.

2013

  • Advancing Cyber Security: Dr. Salim Hariri, Director, UA’s Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center. - Dr. Hariri, a cyber security expert and a professor in the UA’s College of Engineering, dreams of computer systems that manage and protect themselves from cyber attacks. And slowly but surely, he and his team are turning that dream into reality. Read more about his ground-breaking work!
  • AI Lab Director and SFS PI Hsinchun Chen appeared on the Forensics Colleges list of top 15 cybersecurity professors. "Cybersecurity may seem like a sophisticated concept, and ... can include strategies for protecting identities and private information on the web as well as making the transference of information more secure on e-commerce sites. Our list of Top 15 Cybersecurity Professors includes those teaching and researching in the field or doing both," says the Colleges blog.
  • "$5.4M in Cybersecurity Big Data Grants Awarded" - Congratulations to MIS faculty Hsinchun Chen, Paulo Goes and Mark Patton for being awarded two security big data grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) totaling $5.4 million. The projects will address the significant cybersecurity research and education challenges facing the U.S. and the international community today. The first project, Cybersecurity Scholarship-for-Service at the UA or AZSecure, has been funded through 2018 with $4.2 million in total. The second project focuses on understanding cyber attackers and attacks via social media analytics. The project is funded through 2016 in the amount of $1.2 million.
  • The National Science Foundation administers the funding for SFS programs around the country. For proposal due dates, see the program solicitation, available in HTML, PDF, or TXT formats.