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Faculty

Hari Narayanan

Director
David Umphress

The Auburn Cyber Research Center brings together faculty across disciplines and areas of cybersecurity research. ACRC Director David Umphress has worked over the past 35 years in various software and system engineering capacities in military, industry, and academic settings. He is the COLSA Corporation Cyber Security and Information Assurance Professor in Auburn University's Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE). The faculty listed below include CSSE professors as well as professors from other departments within the College of Engineering that are conducting research on critical areas of cybersecurity. A recent addition to the team, ACRC’s Huntsville-based chief technologist Jason Cuneo, brings extensive industry experience having previously owned a security consulting business focused on security assessments, compliance, and technical training.

Frank Cilluffo

Director, McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security

Dean's Office
McCrary Institute
2326 Shelby Center
cilluffo@auburn.educilluffo@auburn.edu
334.844.2254

B.A. International Affairs, George Washington University

James Cross

Professor

Computer Science and Software Engineering
3127D Shelby Center
crossjh@auburn.educrossjh@auburn.edu
334.844.6315

Ph.D. Computer Science, Texas A&M University
M.S. Mathematics, Sam Houston State University
B.S. Mathematics, University of Houston

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
3127E 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
3101H 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

Ujjwal Guin

Assistant Professor

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

Gregory Harris

Associate Professor
Director, Southern Alliance for Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing

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

Gregory Purdy

Assistant 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

Rodrigo Sardinas

Lecturer

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

Ph.D. Computer Science, Auburn University
M.S. Computer Science, Columbus State University
B.S. Computer Science, Columbus State University

Daniel Tauritz

Associate Professor
Chief Cyber AI Strategist, Auburn Cyber Research Center

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

David Umphress

COLSA Corporation Cyber Security and Information Assurance Professor
Director, Auburn Cyber Research Center

Computer Science and Software Engineering
2116 Shelby Center
david.umphress@auburn.edudavid.umphress@auburn.edu
334.844.6335

Ph.D. Software Engineering, Texas A&M University
M.S. Computer Science, Texas A&M University
B.S. Computer Science, Angelo State 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, Germany
Diploma (M.S.) in Computer Science, Technical University Munich, Germany
B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Moscow State Institute of Radiotechnics, Electronics and Automation, Russia