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Cybersecurity Faculty

Jim Alves-Foss, Ph.D.

University Distinguished Professor, CSDS Director

Janssen 225


Campus: Moscow
Courses: Programming Languages, Network Security, Computer and Network Forensics, Programming Language Theory
Areas of Expertise: computer security, formal methods, design and analysis of high assurance systems, cryptographic protocol design, security policy engineering, multi-level secure systems and MILS architecture (Multiple Independent Levels of Security)

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Brian Johnson, Ph.D., P.E.

University Distinguished Professor, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Endowed Chair in Power Engineering

Gauss-Johnson 201


Campus: Moscow
Courses: Digital Logic, Logic Circuit Laboratory, Energy Systems I, Introduction to Power Systems, Power Systems Analysis, Power Electronic Circuits, Power Systems Planning and Resources, Symmetrical Components, Transients in Power Systems, Power System Protection and Relaying, Understanding Power Quality, Utility Applications of Power Electronics
Areas of Expertise: Power electronic applications for the control of power transmission and distribution systems, power system protection, power quality, superconductivity applications in transmission and distribution, energy storage systems, real time simulation of traffic systems and intelligent transportation systems

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Gauss-Johnson 213


Campus: Moscow
Courses: Introduction to Power Systems, Power Systems Analysis
Areas of Expertise: Cyber-security for the smart grid, Power transmission and distribution systems, Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) integration in the power systems, Power state estimation

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Daniel Conte de Leon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Janssen 233


Campus: Moscow
Courses: Introduction to Information Assurance, Applied Security Concepts
Areas of Expertise: Development of methods and tools for the design, construction and maintenance of safe and secure computing systems, critical infrastructure protection systems

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Cybersecurity Faculty - University of Idaho College of Engineering

Gauss-Johnson 205


Campus: Moscow
Courses: Energy Systems I, Advanced Electronics
Areas of Expertise: Power electronics, Electric machines and drives, Power quality

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Campus: Idaho Falls
Courses: Network Security
Areas of Expertise: Security and privacy for the Internet of Things (IoT), Security for Industrial Systems, Smartgrid and Critical Infrastructures, Distributed and Privacy-preserving Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Wireless communications security, Development of testbeds for security purposes

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Bhaskar Rimal, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Jannsen 235

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Network Security, IoT Security
Areas of Expertise: Internet of Things (IoT) Security, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Security, Wireless Communications Security, Hardware Security, Quantum Machine Learning

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Dakota Roberson, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

CAES 278


Campus: Idaho Falls
Areas of Expertise: Power System Control (Wide-area damping using active power modulation such as HVDC, energy storage, etc., Detection and correction of latency in closed-loop controllers, Variable loop gain strategies, Coupling of distributed systems, Energy storage controller technology for smoothing, arbitrage, AGC, etc.), Statistical Signal Processing (Estimation/Detection Theory, Cramer-Rao Lower Bound, Saddlepoint Approximations and other high-order approximation techniques)

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Jia (Cindy) Song, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Janssen 340


Campus: Moscow
Areas of Expertise: Cybersecurity, security issues in computer systems, software and networks, high assurance computing systems design, implementation and verification

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Hedlund Building 202E


Campus: Coeur d'Alene
Areas of Expertise: software engineering, specification (formal methods) requirements engineering and analysis, information assurance, cyber and information security, cybernomics, modeling and simulation

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Ata Zadehgol, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Buchanan 208


Supporting Cybersecurity Faculty

Lori Baker-Eveleth

Associate Professor of Information Systems

327 J.A. Albertson Building


Campus: Moscow
Courses: Integrated Business Curriculum, Data and Information Management
Areas of Expertise: Technology acceptance, user interfaces, communities of practice and social media.
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Gregory Donohoe, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Areas of Expertise: embedded and reconfigurable computing, high performance digital system design, digital image processing and analysis

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Paul Oman, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Janssen Engineering Building 233

Areas of Expertise: Information assurance, critical infrastructure protection

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Mark Rounds

Instructor of Information Systems

326 J.A. Albertson Building


Dilshani Sarathchandra

Assistant Professor

Phinney Hall 114


Campus: Moscow
Courses: Introduction to Sociology; Methods of Social Research; Responding to Risk; Science, Technology and Society; Quantitative Social Science Methods
Areas of Expertise: Science and technology studies; Science communication; Risk, judgment and decision-making; Health and medicine
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