Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research, Education and Outreach

Vision Statement

The Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research, Education and Outreach (CREO) is an inclusive community of stakeholders distinguished by interdisciplinary and innovative approaches that translate knowledge into solutions for cybersecurity challenges.

Thrust Areas

  • Data Visualization — We will investigate how machine learning can improve data visualization as well as how it can improve the security of large amounts of visualization data.
  • Biometrics — We will continue research in biometrics and expand by applying machine learning techniques.
  • Big Data Analytics —W e will derive new statistical and predictive model by applying the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to historical data.
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning — Based on the idea that systems can learn from data, we will identify patterns and make decisions with minimal human intervention, we will investigate various techniques aimed at protecting large data sets
  • Public Policy — We will utilize expertise from social, political, economic, business and criminal justice disciplines to address the loss of intellectual property through cyber espionage, the cost of not reporting cyber intrusion, civil liberties concerns when government authorities conduct surveillance of data networks, and the invasion of privacy.


Capabilities Areas

We have several research labs that support these five thrust areas. These labs are:

  • Center for Advanced Studies in Identity Science (CASIS)
  • Center for Cyber Defense
  • Cyber Identity Biometrics Lab

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