Bogdan Carbunar

Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director

2005 Ph.D., Computer Science, Purdue University

Bogdan Carbunar is an Associate Professor in the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences at FIU, and directs the Cyber Security and Privacy Research (CaSPR) Lab, where he develops secure and usable systems.  His research interests are at the intersection of security, privacy and distributed systems, where he derives novel insights through the use of machine learning, applied cryptography and user studies. His recent interests include fraud and abuse detection in online systems (e.g., Google, Facebook, Yelp), mobile authentication and cryptocurrency-based censorship resistance. He has published papers in top tier conferences and journals (see link above for details) some of which have received best paper awards. He holds a PhD in computer science from Purdue University and a BS from Politehnica University Bucharest.



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Scott Graham

Assistant Director, Research Programs

Dr. Graham is the Assistant Director, Research, for FIU’s Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS), Managing Co-Director of FIU’s NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Advanced Knowledge Enablement (I/UCRC CAKE), and Associate Director, Coordination & Strategy, of FIU’s NSF Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment (CAChE). He has also served as Program Coordinator for FIU SCIS’s NSF PIRE and CREST awards. As Assistant Director for Government Relations of FIU’s High Performance Database Research Center and Managing Co-Director of I/UCRC CAKE, he has assisted in overseeing projects totaling over $55 million. His areas of interest include program management, computer ethics, broadening participation, database modeling, Internet applications, and computer architecture. Dr. Graham received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from FIU and his BSE in Computer and Information Engineering Science from the University of Florida. He has authored more than forty publications covering his areas of interest and is a member of both Tau Beta Pi and Upsilon Pi Epsilon honor societies.



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Steven Luis

Executive Director for Technology

Mr. Luis holds a Masters in Computer Science from Florida International University.

Mr. Luis serves as Executive Director for Technology in FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing. Over the last thirty years he has successfully lead higher education IT research and instructional enterprise services for one of the state’s largest Engineering and Computing programs. He manages cluster computing/networking platform and professional IT support services. Mr. Luis collaborates with FIU faculty, industry research staff, and government agencies on computing-related R&D, via the acquisition and execution of millions of dollars in state, local, and federal funded projects, industry contracts. He conducts business development and outreach for the South Florida IT industry and created with management the SCIS Executive Industry Advisory Board. He has overseen dozens of in-house software development projects, establishing business requirements, designing software frameworks, implementing, and deploying them for administrative or R&D purposes.



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Jerry Miller

Associate Director Academic Support Services

2011 MS, Telecommunications and Computer Networking, Florida International University
1982 MA, Management and Human Resources
1979 BS, Basic Sciences (engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics), United States Air Force Academy

Colonel Jerry Miller, USAF (Ret.) is an Associate Director Academic Support Services and Adjunct Faculty member. He joined FIU in 2006 as Associate Director and Principal Investigator for renewable energy, international security, and technology research at the Applied Research Center before joining the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences. He spent over 27 years in the US Air Force, serving as a Foreign Area Officer for Latin America, Strategic Plans Officer, and Resource Staff Officer in the Planning, Programming and Budgeting System (PPBS). He served at the US Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay, and in Honduras. Mr. Miller received his BS in Basic Sciences from the United States Air Force Academy and holds an MA in Management and Human Resources, as well as an MS in Telecommunications and Computer Networking. He is a graduate of the Air University’s Air War College, the Air Command and Staff College, Eaker College Joint Doctrine Air Campaign Course, as well as the On-Scene Commander’s Disaster Management Course and is a DoD certified Spanish Linguist.  He conducts research in the privacy and security of wireless and sensor networks, robotics. and other related areas.



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Ana Torres

Financial Analyst I



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Lian Zhang

Finance Manager



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