Florida Center for Cybersecurity

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

The Florida Center for Cybersecurity is pleased to announce the confirmed recipients of this year's annual Seed Award Program:

  • FraudHunt: Online Crowdsourced Fraud Attribution

             Bogdan Carbunar, PI, Florida International University
             Damla Turgut, Co-PI, University of Central Florida

  • Resilience and Mission Assurance of Intelligent Machines for Secure Internet of Things

             Kwang-Cheng Chen, PI, University of South Florida
             Zhihua Qu, Co-PI, University of Central Florida

  • Detecting cognitive hacking in the U.S. financial market: A Social media study

             Wingyan Chung, PI, University of Central Florida
             Yu-Kai Lin, Co-PI, Florida State University

  • Utility-based Approach to Detecting Compromised Machines

             Zhenhai Duan, PI, Florida State University
             Hongmei Chi, Co-PI, Florida A&M University

  • Software-defined Overlay Virtual Networks – Enforcing Private Device-to-Device Communication through Social Contexts

              Renato Figueiredo, PI, University of Florida
              Adriana Iamnitchi, Co-PI, University of South Florida

  • Helmet: Deep Neural Network Protection Against Adversarial Attacks

             Yier Jin, PI, University of Central Florida
             Wujie Wen, Co-PI, Florida International University

  • Collaborative Authentication for the Internet of Things

             Jay Ligatti, PI, University of South Florida
             Daniela Oliveira, Co-PI, University of Florida

  • Cybersecurity Protection for Software Defined Networking Applying Machine Learning

             Alexander Perez-Pons, PI, Florida International University
             Nasir Ghani, Co-PI, University of South Florida

  • Proactive Defense Against Cyber-Physical Smart Grid Attacks

             Yufei Tang, PI, Florida Atlantic University
             Zhuo Lu, Co-PI, University of South Florida

  • Defensive and Resilient Cyberspace with Threat Tracking and Prediction based on Temporal-Spatial Network/ Data Activity Profiling

             Shigang Chen, PI, University of Florida
             Patrick Kreidl, Co-PI, University of North Florida

  • Resilient Smart Grid Control for Load Switching Cyber Attacks

             Zhixin Miao, PI, University of South Florida
             My T. Thai, Co-PI, University of Florida

  • Securing the Internet of Things (IoT) from the Hardware and Deep Learning Perspectives

             Jiann-Shiun Yuan, PI, University of Central Florida
             Xiaolin Li, Co-PI, University of Florida

For details on the 2016-2017 Collaborative Seed Award Program, click here