Cybersecurity and Assured Systems Engineering (CyBASE) Center

CyBASE hosts a group of researchers composed of faculty members from different programs as well as professionals from different departments at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach Campus.

CyBASE performs research in cybersecurity associated with critical infrastructures and assured systems such as aviation and aerospace systems. CyBASE researchers are currently involved in projects in the following areas:

  • Aviation and Aerospace Cybersecurity
  • Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems Security
  • Safety and Security Analysis for End-to-End System Assurance
  • Cloud/Fog Computing and Software-Defined Networking Security
  • Machine Learning Applications to Systems Assurance
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Control, Safety Assurance, and Security

CyBASE projects are carried out in the Cybersecurity Engineering Lab (CybEL) or in the Digital Systems Laboratory, or both depending on the needs of a project.  Both labs also host students who are associated with the projects and CyBASE researchers. Students interested in cybersecurity and cybersecurity engineering can check the Cybersecurity Application and Management Minor and Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management & Policy offered by the Department of Security Studies & International Affairs, as well as the Cybersecurity Engineering Minor and Cybersecurity Engineering Area of Concentration in the Computer Science program and the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering (MSCybE) degree offered by the Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, & Systems Engineering. Students can also check out The White Hat Eagles Cybersecurity Student Club page and participate in their activities.

CyBASE Researchers

Radu Babiceanu, Ph.D.  (Director)
Associate Professor of Systems Engineering
Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering
Research Areas: System Assurance, Safety and Security, Cyber-Physical Systems, System Resilience Modeling

Glenn S. Dardick, Ph.D., CCFP, CCE
Associate Professor of Security Studies and International Affairs
Department of Security Studies & International Affairs
Research Areas: Cyber Forensics, Cyber Forensics Assurance, Cyber Security

Richard G. Davis, CISSP, CCNP/CCNP-S, GCFE
IT Security Director, Information Technology Security Services
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Research Areas: Usable Security, Network Forensics.

Keith Garfield, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering
Research Areas: AI applications in Cybersecurity, Data Governance in NextGen

Gary C. Kessler, Ph.D. CCE, CCFP, CISSP
Professor of Cybersecurity and Department Chair
Department of Security Studies & International Affairs
Research Areas: Computer Forensics, Mobile Device Forensics, Information Security, Cybersecurity Education

Remzi Seker, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science
Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering
Research Areas: Cybersecurity in Aerial Systems, Digital Forensics for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), UAS as a Service.

Houbing Song, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering
Research Areas: Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Cybersecurity and Privacy, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Communications and Networking, Big Data Analytics.

Thomas Yang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering
Research Areas: Statistical Signal Processing, Multi-agent Autonomous Systems, Wireless Communications.

Jiawei Yuan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering
Research Areas: Cloud Computing Security, Cloud Storage Integrity and Privacy, eHealth Privacy, Applied Cryptography

Lab Information

Location: Lehman Building 

Lab Director: Dr. Radu Babiceanu

Contact Us: To learn more or to schedule an appointment to speak with a faculty member, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email DaytonaBeach@erau.edu.

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