Center for Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies

 

Faculty

 

Dr. Bo Yang,
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
Director, Center for Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies
Room: CSB 322
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, MD 20715
Tel: (301) 860-4459
Fax: 301-860-3979
Email: byang@bowiestate.edu

Dr. Bo Yang received B.S. and M.E. degrees in Computer Science from Shandong University of China. His Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, earned in 2007 with a focus on large-scale data processing in networks, is from the Pennsylvania State University. His primary area of research focuses on various issues in cyber security, network and data protection, and information privacy. His other research interests include big data processing, distributed systems, and cloud computing. He has published over 40 journal and conference papers, and received the Outstanding Journal Publications Award from CAS. He is the POC of Center for Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies at Bowie State.

 

Dr. Frank Xu,
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
Director, Center for Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies
Room: CSB 216
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, MD 20715
Tel: (301) 860-3965
Email: wxu@bowiestate.edu

Dr. Weifeng Xu is an associate professor of cybersecurity in the Department of Computer Science at Bowie State University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from Southeast Missouri State University and Towson University at Maryland, respectively. He also received his Ph.D. in Software Engineering from North Dakota Statement University. His areas of expertise include software security, secure software engineering, and software testing. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and conference proceedings, including IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing and IEEE Transactions on Reliability. Dr. Xu mainly teaches security related courses, including Software and Operating System Security, Foundations of Computer and Network Security, Principles & Methods of Intrusion Detection & Prevention, and Fundamentals of Cryptography and Applications. Prior to joining BSU, he was the director of the Keystone Software Development Institute at Gannon University. Currently, he is the Point of Contact of Center for Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies at Bowie State University.


Dr. Azene Zenebe

Dr. Azene Zenebe, Associate Professor
Management Information Systems Department
Co-director, Center for Information Technology
Coordinator of Graduate Program
Center for Business and Graduate Studies
Room 3330
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, MD 20715
Tel: 301-860-3641
Fax: 301-860-3593
Email: azenebe@bowiestate.edu

Dr. Azene Zenebe is an Associate Professor of management information systems in the School of Business at Bowie State University and the coordinator of the Master of Science in management information systems program. Dr. Zenebe earned a PhD in 2005 and a Master of Science in information systems in 2003 from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, a Graduate Certificate in information systems security from the University of Maryland University College, and a Bachelor of Science in statistics from Addis Ababa University. He has more than ten years of experience as a data analyst, systems analyst, designer, developer, and administrator. Dr. Zenebe has more than seven years of experience in teaching courses in information systems, database systems, decision support systems, knowledge management systems, digital business and e-commerce, information systems security, computer programming with Java, computer applications in business, and statistical methods.

Dr. Zenebe's research focus is on the role of information systems in small and mid-size businesses, design and evaluation of enterprise-wide information systems, information systems, and computer security, crime in electronic business systems, and business intelligence and decision support using data mining and various data representation and inference methods. Dr. Zenebe has presented and published more than 14 articles in refereed professional conferences and scientific journals such as that of IEEE.

Dr. Zenebe has been participating in the Globalization Project and in the Nurturing Leaders in Liberia Project (with Dr. Jennifer Bailey). He also is leading the initiative for establishing the Center for Information Systems Security Education and Research (CISSER) at the Department of Management of Information Systems.

 


Dr. Seonho Choi

Dr. Seonho Choi , Professor
Computer Science Department
Room: CSB 223
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, MD 20715
Tel: (301) 860-3967
Fax: 301-860-3979
Email: schoi@cs.bowiestate.edu

Dr. Seonho Choi is Professor of Computer Science at Bowie State University, Bowie, MD. For the past 13 years he has been actively involved in education and research in various aspects of computer science.


He received the B.S. degree from Seoul National University, Seoul Korea, in 1990, and earned Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, in 1997.


Dr. Choi’s research interests include computer/network security, communication networks, and real-time systems. In his dissertation, he addressed the problem of designing a dynamic mechanism to schedule and dispatch real-time tasks in real-time operating systems, espeCCS&ETlly in the presence of complex timing constraints between task instances. During his study in the University of Maryland, he actively participated in the design of Maruti Hard Real-Time Operating System which is distributed and fault-tolerant. As an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Bowie State University, he has become interested in the problem of end-to-end design of distributed real-time systems with heterogeneous quality of service(QOS) requirements such as end-to-end deadline, latency, jitter, dependability, security, precision, accuracy, and application-specific tradeoffs among them.


In addition, a new technique, named as Temporally Enhanced Erasure Codes (TEEC), was developed as an enhancement to the existing erasure codes technique. In TEEC the scopes of encoding/decoding are expanded beyond block boundaries, and they may overlap with scopes of neighboring blocks. In terms of average packet loss rates and end-to-end delays for packet delivery, it was shown that the protocol employing TEEC outperforms block-by-block based protocols. He designed and developed reliable non-real time protocol and a real-time protocol incorporating TEEC.


Also, he conducted a research on designing security tools for XML technology as part of an externally funded research project in 2001-2003. A new tool was designed espeCCS&ETlly for applications that have strict security requirements along with user-friendly GUI components.


Recently, he has developed an efficient multicast/broadcast authentication schemes for real-time streaming applications and for wireless sensor networks that are resistant to denial-of-service attacks while consuming much less resources (CPU and buffer) at receivers compared to previously proposed schemes. Also, the developed scheme was applied to detect and isolated compromised traffic/node in wireless sensor networks. These schemes are more comprehensive compared to other approaches in terms of the types of attacks that may be tolerated as well as their capability to isolated the compromised links in the network.


Between August of 1997 and now, Dr. Choi has taught courses on computer systems, including Computer Networks I, II for graduate students, Computer Networks for undergraduate students, Operating Systems, Computer Organization, Computer Architecture, Senior Seminar, Advanced Problem Solving, Senior Capstone courses, etc.


He has more than 15 technical papers mostly published in peer-reviewed conferences and journals.

Department of Computer Science
Department of Management Information Systems
Center for Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies
Office Location: 14000 Jericho Park Road, CSB 322

Phone: 301-860-3960
Fax: 301-860-3979
E-Mail: byang@bowiestate.edu or azenebe@bowiestate.edu

 

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