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RESEARCH

Texas A&M University has an internationally renowned group of faculty who are engaged in groundbreaking cybersecurity research. The University, a premier land-grant institution, also benefits from having great facilities and fantastic students, which enable much of this impressive research portfolio. The combination of great faculty, great facilities and great students ensures that A&M will soon move to the very forefront of cybersecurity research and education.

RESEARCH THEMES

Resilient Adversary-Tolerant Systems

Malware and Malware Infrastructure Analysis

Cybersecurity Assessment and Vulnerability Analysis of the “Internet of Things”

Predictive Cyber Modeling

Cryptography and Information

Theory The Human Dimensions of Cybersecurity

Including: Business, Psychology and Behavioral Science, Policy and Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Cultural Georgraphyand Anthropology, Mathematics and Statistics, Law, Ethics and Philosophy, History, among others

RESEARCH APPLICATION AREAS

Critical Infrastructure Protection

Focusing on these critical infrastructure sectors: Energy, Transportation, Emergency Services, Public Health and Agriculture

 

Interconnected and Autonomous Systems

Mobile Platforms and Communications

Privacy and Cyber Ethics

Cybersecurity Workforce Development and Cyber Operations

FEATURED CYBERSECURITY RESEARCH PROJECTS

Dr. Jyh-Charn (Steve) Liu

Protecting GPS Signals

Dr. Jyh-Charn Liu, professor and director of the Real Time Distributed Systems Lab, is currently working on developing algorithms to detect incorrect signals of the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).

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Dr. Guofei Gu

Proactive Cyber Defense

Dr. Guofei Gu, associate professor and director of the Secure Communication and Computer Systems (SUCCESS) lab at Texas A&M, has developed techniques to automatically uncover unknown vulnerabilities in existing software so that defenders can detect the problems ahead of cyber attackers.

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Smart Grid Center awarded grant from Department of Energy

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Smart Grid Center has received a new grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) that will further the center’s mission to strengthen and protect the nation’s power grid.

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FACULTY

Texas A&M faculty are involved in research that addresses a broad array of important cybersecurity topics. Moreover, the sheer number of publications produced by these scholars, as well as the thousands of citations to their scholarly works combined, indicate that A&M researchers are making significant contributions to the advancement of cybersecurity knowledge. Because the A&M faculty is so large and diverse, their research is not restricted to a small number of specific areas or approaches that may lose their relevance over time. The cybersecurity research topics addressed by A&M faculty span the full range of scholarly inquiry, from foundational basic research to problem-oriented applied research.