Florida Center for Cybersecurity

The Florida Center for Cybersecurity (FC2) supports and encourages collaboration across the State University System of Florida (SUS) to promote research innovation and productivity in cybersecurity. The competitive FC2 Collaborative Seed Award Program funds research teams with investigators from two or more different SUS institutions leading projects that align with FC2 strategic priorities and have significant potential to attract external funding.

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 recipients:

  • Cyber-Physical Attacks Recovery in Smart Grids: Security, Resiliency, and Interdependency
    Wei Sun, Ph.D., University of Central Florida and Mahshid Naeini, Ph.D., University of South Florida
  • Quantum-Resistant Zero-Knowledge Proofs Applied to Anonymity-Preserving Data Collection and Anonymous Cryptocurrencies
    Jean-François Biasse, Ph.D., University of South Florida, and Reza Azarderakhsh, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
  • Thwarting Advanced Persistent Threats in Internet of Things
    Aziz Mohaisen, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, and My T. Thai, Ph.D., University of Florida
  • Software Defined Network (SDN)-Based Attack-Resilient Smart Grid Sensor Network: PMU Placement, Self-Healing Algorithm Design and Network Topology Design
    Lingling Fan, Ph.D., P.E., University of South Florida, and Elias Bou-Harb, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
  • A Reinforcement Learning Approach to Detecting Persistent Threats
    Xiuwen Liu, Ph.D., Florida State University, and Xinming Ou, Ph.D., University of South Florida
  • Data Integrity and Energy Optimizations of Blockchains
    Swapnoneel Roy, Ph.D., University of North Florida, and Mainak Chatterjee, Ph.D., University of Central Florida
  • Defending Against Adversarial Attacks on Deep Learning Systems
    Sumit Kumar Jha, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, and Prabhat Mishra, Ph.D., University of Florida
  • Preventing, Detecting, and Responding to Attacks on Safety-Critical Cyber-Physical Systems
    Arman Sargolzaei, Ph.D., Florida Polytechnic University, and Kang K. Yen, Ph.D., Florida International University
  • Security-Aware Virtual Machine Management on Cloud Platform Using the Game-Theoretic Approach
    Gang Quan, Ph.D., Florida International University, and Liqiang Wang, Ph.D., University of Central Florida
  • Anonymity in Secure Tagged IoT Systems
    Shigang Chen, Ph.D., University of Florida, and Kwang-Cheng Chen, Ph.D., University of South Florida

Since 2015, the Florida Center for Cybersecurity has awarded more than $1.6 million to research teams throughout the State University System of Florida.