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Director

Daniel Tauritz

Interim Director
Daniel Tauritz

The Auburn Cyber Research Center (ACRC) brings together faculty and students across disciplines and areas of cyber security research. ACRC Interim Director Daniel Tauritz has worked over the past 25 years in various scientific capacities in academic, government, military, and industry settings on innovating artificial intelligence solutions to complex national security problems. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) at Auburn University (AU), a Guest Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the founding AU director of the LANL/AU Cyber Security Sciences Institute (CSSI), a cyber consultant at Sandia National Laboratories, and the founding director of AU’s Biomimetic National Security Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (BONSAI Lab). Below are listed the ACRC affiliated faculty members, representing a variety of academic departments within AU’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, and all conducting research in critical areas of cyber security.

Advisory Board

ACRC’s Advisory Board is constituted by the Business Advisory Council of the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE). The advisory board is composed of a select group of alumni and other members of department constituency groups who hold senior leadership and executive positions in companies including Google, Morgan-Stanley, Visa International, Microsoft, and Siemens. The advisory board meets regularly each academic year, providing both our faculty and students direct and informal contacts with alumni working in industry, while also providing programmatic guidance and input for strategic planning and forging corporate partnerships.

Faculty

Sanchuan Chen

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3116 Shelby Center
schen@auburn.eduschen@auburn.edu
334.844.4756

Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University
M.E. Computer Software and Theory, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences
B.E. Computer Software and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China

Frank Cilluffo

Director, McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security

Dean's Office
McCrary Institute
1214E Shelby Center
cilluffo@auburn.educilluffo@auburn.edu
334.844.2254

B.A. International Affairs, George Washington University

Jason Cuneo

Principal Research Scientist/Engineer, Auburn University Huntsville Research Center
Chief Technologist, Auburn Cyber Research Center
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101 Shelby Center
jzc0105@auburn.edujzc0105@auburn.edu
256.327.3181

M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville
B.S. Electrical Engineering, United States Military Academy

Gerry Dozier

Charles D. McCrary Eminent Chair Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127G Shelby Center
doziegv@auburn.edudoziegv@auburn.edu
334.844.8834

Ph.D. Computer Science, North Carolina State University-Raleigh
M.S. Computer Science, North Carolina State University-Raleigh
B.S. Computer Science, Northeastern Illinois University

SueAnne Griffith

Assistant Professor


Electrical and Computer Engineering
323 Broun Hall
sagriffith@auburn.edusagriffith@auburn.edu
334.844.1853

Ph.D. Computer Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville
M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville
B. Wireless Engineering, Auburn University
B. Electrical Engineering, Computer Option, Auburn University

Ujjwal Guin

Godbold Associate Professor
Graduate Program Co-Officer

Electrical and Computer Engineering
325 Broun Hall
ujjwal.guin@auburn.eduujjwal.guin@auburn.edu
334.844.1835

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Connecticut
M.S. Electrical Engineering, Temple University
B.S. Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, IIEST Shibpur-India

Davide Guzzetti

Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering
328 Davis Hall
guzzetti@auburn.edu guzzetti@auburn.edu
334.844.5277

Ph.D. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University
M.S. Space Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
M.S. Space Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Gregory Harris

Department Chair
Forehand/Accenture Distinguished Professor
Director, The Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Manufacturing Systems (ICAMS)
Associate Director for Digital Strategy, the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME)

Industrial and Systems Engineering
3312 Shelby Center
gah0015@auburn.edugah0015@auburn.edu
334.844.1407

Ph.D. Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Alabama-Huntsville
M.B.A. Management-Operations, St. Edward's University
B.S. Industrial Engineering, Auburn University

Dean Hendrix

Associate Professor
Associate Department Chair
Director, Computer Science and Software Engineering Undergraduate Programs
Director, Global Programs, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101D Shelby Center
hendrtd@auburn.eduhendrtd@auburn.edu
334.844.6305

Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering, Auburn University
M.S. Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. Mathematics and Computer Science, Jacksonville State University

Farah Kandah

Associate Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101L Shelby Center
farah-kandah@auburn.edufarah-kandah@auburn.edu
334.844.4330

Ph.D. Computer Science, North Dakota State University
M.S. Computer Science, University of Jordan
B.S. Computer Science, The Hashemite University

Samuel Mulder

Associate Research Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3139E Shelby Center
szm0211@auburn.eduszm0211@auburn.edu
334.844.6321

Ph.D. Computer Science, Missouri S&T
M.S. Computer Science, Missouri S&T
B.S. Computer Science, Texas Tech University

Anh Nguyen

Associate Professor
Ginn Faculty Fellow

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101R Shelby Center
anhnguyen@auburn.eduanhnguyen@auburn.edu
334.844.6318

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Wyoming
M.S. Computer Science, University of Wyoming
B.S. Computer Science, Assumption University

Gregory Purdy

Associate Professor

Industrial and Systems Engineering
3310 Shelby Center
greg.purdy@auburn.edu greg.purdy@auburn.edu
334.844.1390

Ph.D. Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.S. Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University

Akond Rahman

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3104 Shelby Center
akond@auburn.eduakond@auburn.edu
334.844.6352

Ph.D. Computer Science, North Carolina State University
M.S. Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut
B.S. Computer Science and Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Rodrigo Sardinas

Senior Lecturer

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127H Shelby Center
ras0054@auburn.eduras0054@auburn.edu
334.844.6320

M.S. Computer Science, Columbus State University
B.S. Computer Science, Columbus State University

Tao Shu

Associate Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101K Shelby Center
tshu@auburn.edutshu@auburn.edu
334.844.5170

Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona
M.S. Electronic Engineering, South China University of Technology
B.S. Electronic Engineering, South China University of Technology

Drew Springall

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101H Shelby Center
aaspring@auburn.eduaaspring@auburn.edu
334.844.6660

Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
M.S. Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
B.S. Computer Science, University of Alabama

Daniel Tauritz

Associate Professor
Interim Director and Chief Cyber AI Strategist, Auburn Cyber Research Center
Director for National Laboratory Relationships

Dean's Office
Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127E Shelby Center
dtauritz@auburn.edudtauritz@auburn.edu
334.844.6353

Ph.D. Computer Science, Leiden University
M.S. Computer Science, Leiden University
Propaedeutic Computer Science, Leiden University
Propaedeutic Mathematics, Leiden University

Yazhou Tu

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127H Shelby Center
yzt0065@auburn.eduyzt0065@auburn.edu
334.844.6301

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
M.S. Software Engineering, Tsinghua University
B.S. Software Engineering, Wuhan University

Mark Yampolskiy

Associate Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127B Shelby Center
mzy0033@auburn.edumzy0033@auburn.edu
334.844.4330

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Ludwig Maximilian University
Diploma (M.S.) in Computer Science, Technical University Munich
B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Moscow State Institute of Radiotechnics, Electronics and Automation