Educating the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Leaders

Florida International University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is committed to educating diverse, knowledgeable and capable cybersecurity professionals with experience in information technology, networking, computer engineering, information assurance, malware and reverse engineering, digital forensics and cyber-physical systems.

Cybersecurity is a top priority across all sectors of government, institutions and corporations, requiring individuals that possess a multitude of skills and knowledge. The next generation of cybersecurity leaders will be positioned to meet the growing demands of highly skilled cybersecurity experts.

Providing security and assurance to information systems has emerged as one of the most challenging technological and social endeavors in the 21st century. Ubiquitous computing and the social reliance on these systems, has given rise to various threats that our undergraduate and graduate students are trained to manage and handle.

FIU students who take computer engineering path courses with a Cyber Defense concentration are eligible to receive a certification from the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) program sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Cybersecurity education:

Cybersecurity team @ FIU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering:

Kemal Akkaya


Office: EC 3915
Phone: (305) 348-3017

Osama A. Mohammed

Associate Dean of Research

Office: Engineering Dean's Office
Phone: (305) 348-3040

Alexander Pons


Office: EC 3145
Phone: (305) 348-7253

Selcuk Uluagac

Assistant Professor

Office: EC 3141
Phone: (305) 348-3710