Cyber Degree for Professionals - Engineering & Natural Sciences

Cyber faculty collaborate to offer degree for working professionals

cyberCreated in 2017, the TU Master of Science in Cyber Security Professional Track degree is an interdisciplinary program made possible by the following faculty from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Psychology and the Tandy School of Computer Science. These faculty members reside in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the Kendall College of Arts and Sciences with various specialties and research interests. Learn more about the cyber security professional track degree.

Tyler Moore

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Faculty Director Tyler Moore (BS ’04) is the Tandy Assistant Professor of Cyber Security and Information Assurance in The University of Tulsa’s Tandy School of Computer Science. His research areas include the economics of information security, electronic crime and policy development for strengthening security. Other areas of interest are digital currencies and critical infrastructure protection.

Moore is director of the Security Economics Lab at TU and StopBadware, a nonprofit anti-malware organization. He is founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cybersecurity published by Oxford University Press. He has served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Research on Computation and Society at Harvard University, the Norma Wilentz Hess Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Wellesley College and an assistant professor at Southern Methodist University.

Moore is a recipient of a 2017 National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award — one of the most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who are role models in research and education. As a CAREER Award winner, Moore is principal investigator of the project Developing Robust Longitudinal Indicators and Early Warnings of Cybercrime. The research seeks to improve the process of cybercrime data collection and analysis to reduce harm. Moore and a team of student researchers are studying the feasibility of devising and deploying a prototype early warning system that proactively alerts defenders to prevent spikes in cybercriminal activity. The project’s educational objective is to advance the science of cybersecurity by contributing public datasets of cybercriminal activity to be shared with other researchers and incorporated into curriculum modules.

Other federally funded projects directed by Moore include a data sharing grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate. He and a group of students are studying data production and usage to address the interdependency of cyber risk environments.

Moore is nationally recognized as a specialist in the digital currency Bitcoin and has conducted extensive research on its suspicious activity and security risks. He also has testified at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee of the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law regarding the 2017 Equifax data breach.

Moore is past team adviser for TU’s Collegiate Cyber Defense competition team that won the southwest regional competition and finished second at the national competition in 2017. He also was named a Cyber Security Fellow by the New American Cyber Security Initiative in 2016.

He has published in the Journal of Cybersecurity; the Journal of Information Security; and the Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, among many others. He has also contributed to several books such as The Oxford Handbook of the Digital Economy; Algorithmic Game Theory; and Advances in Digital Forensics II. Moore is the author of Economics of Information Security and Privacy.

He earned his Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge as a British Marshall Scholar and received bachelor’s degrees in computer science and applied mathematics from TU.

Jeremy Daily

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Jeremy Daily is an associate professor of mechanical engineering in The University of Tulsa Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research involves traffic crash reconstruction, digital forensics of heavy trucks and entrepreneurship. He works closely with undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of vehicle systems and solid mechanics and analysis. Daily is a member of the National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists, Society of Automotive Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

His expertise as a traffic reconstruction specialist led to a Tulsa startup based on technology created at TU under a federal cooperative agreement. With help from TU faculty and students, Daily developed equipment that extracts heavy vehicle crash data from a vehicle’s engine control module in a more efficient and sound way than other existing methods. He and a group of founders established Synercon Technologies LLC to meet the demands of crash investigators, insurance companies, law enforcement agencies and other entities interested in the product. The technology has been commercialized through Synercon and also received an official patent in 2018. Daily is the author of Fundamentals of Traffic Crash Reconstruction (2006) and has published in several journals and other books such as Situational Awareness in Computer Network Defense: Principles, Methods and Applications; Advances in Digital Forensics IV; and Advances in Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering.

Daily is a graduate of Wright State University where he received his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering.

Sal Aurigemma

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Sal Aurigemma is an assistant professor in the School of Accounting and Computer Information Systems in the TU Collins College of Business. He teaches telecommunications, information security and business programming concepts.

A Navy veteran of 20-plus years on active duty and the reserves, Aurigemma worked more than a decade in the information technology field supporting the Department of Defense, serving in a variety of roles from system administration, project management and system architecture analysis and design. The major emphasis of his IT work dealt with managing the fusion of disparate geospatial information systems and tactical data links and sharing data securely across multiple security domains and infrastructures.

Aurigemma’s research explores employee information security policy compliance, improving end-user and small business information security practices and end-user computing focused on business spreadsheet error detection.

Aurigemma, who has published in Computers & Security; Information and Computer Security; Decision Support Systems; the Journal of Organizational and End User Computing; and the Journal of Information Systems Security, was awarded the Collins College of Business Mayo Teaching Excellence Award for 2015-2016.

He earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Florida, a master of science from Hawaii Pacific University and a doctorate from the University of Hawaii-Manoa.

Bradley Brummel

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Associate Professor of Psychology Bradley Brummel works in the Department of Psychology in the Kendall College of Arts and Sciences. His teaching interests include training and development, job attitudes, psychology of work, psychological measurement and social psychology. His research involves professional development coaching, employee engagement and personality in the workplace. Brummel is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology, among other professional organizations. His cyber-related research has been published in the books The Psychosocial Dynamics of Cyber Security and the Multi-Agent Systems for Education and Interactive Entertainment: Design, Use and Experience as well as the journals such as Science and Engineering Ethics; Proceeding of the Colloquium for Information System Security Education; and Educational Technology Research and Development.

Brummel earned his undergraduate degree from Calvin College and his master of science and PhD degree from the University of Illinois.

Rose Gamble

Rose Gamble, Tandy Professor of Computer Science Engineering and professor of computer science, is the director of the Software Design Laboratory, which supports software engineering research and development projects. Her research projects are currently funded by the National Science Foundation to develop the remote heavy truck testbed for cyber security experimentation, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Human Performance Wing (Dayton, Ohio) to develop the platform and stimuli for human studies into why programmers trust certain code over others, and the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate (Rome, NY) to determine how a self-adaptive system can verify its dynamic changes do not violate key requirements.

Gamble also directs the Applied Research Center for Cloud of Things, which engages with industry to create experimental testbeds for developing, securing, and analyzing the impact of internet enabled devices on the business. Big data analytics, network security assessment, and algorithm analyses are involved in two currently funded projects from industry partners, eLynx, LLC and QuikTrip, Inc., both headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2015, Gamble and Robert Baird, (PhD ’11) were awarded a patent on a Multi-claim Auditable Security Token (U.S. Patent 9,038,155) that gathers service identity and message transmission data to perform web service and cloud security forensics. Among her many published works, she has contributed to Multi-Agent Systems for Education and Interactive Entertainment: Design, Use and Experience: Design, Use and Experience and Multi-Agent Systems for Education and Interactive Entertainment: Design, Use and Experience.

She is an alumnus of Westminster College and Washington University.

Mauricio Papa

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Associate Professor of Computer Science Mauricio Papa is an expert in network security, distributed process control, network intrusion detection and protocol analysis. His courses focus on operating systems, computer networks, network security, computer graphics, cyber physical systems and critical infrastructure protection. Papa’s research has been published in Critical Information Infrastructure Protection and Resilience in the ICT Sector; IFIP International Federation for Information Processing; Journal of Network and Systems Management; and Journal of Computer Security and Control Systems, IEEE. He has contributed to books such as Optimization and Security Challenges in Smart Power Grids; Securing Critical Infrastructures and Critical Control Systems: Approaches for Threat Protection, Global Security, Safety and Sustainability & e-Democracy; Developments in Wireless Network Prototyping, Design and Deployment; Situational Awareness in Computer Network Defense: Principles, Methods and Applications; and Security and Privacy in the Age of Uncertainty.

Papa earned his undergraduate degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and both is master’s and PhD degrees The University of Tulsa.

John Hale

Professor of Computer Science and Tandy Professor of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology John Hale is a founding member of the TU Institute of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (IBCB), and a faculty research scholar in the Institute for Information Security (iSec). His research has been funded by the US Air Force, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). These projects include research in the fields of information assurance and bioinformatics. He has testified before Congress on three separate occasions as an information security expert and in 2004 was awarded a patent on technology he codeveloped to thwart digital piracy on file sharing networks. In 2000, Hale earned a prestigious NSF CAREER award for his educational and research contributions to the field of information assurance.

Hale’s courses reflect computer architecture, information security, high-performance computing, computational biology, neuroinformatics, medical informatics and enterprise computing. He has been published in many journals such as the International Journal of Computational Models and Algorithms in Medicine; the Journal of Medical Systems; the Journal of Network and Systems Management; and the Journal of Computer Security. He has also contributed to several books including the Psychosocial Dynamics of Cyber Security; Research Directions in Data and Applications Security; and Data and Application Security.

Hale holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from The University of Tulsa.

Peter Hawrylak

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Associate Professor Peter J. Hawrylak, a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a joint appointment in the Tandy School of Computer Science, has published more than 40 publications and holds 13 patents in the radio frequency identification (RFID), energy havesting and cyber security areas. His research interests include RFID (radio frequency identification), security for low-power wireless devices, Internet of Things (IoT) applications and digital design.

Hawrylak is a member of the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society and is currently the secretary of the Tulsa Section of the IEEE. He served as chair of the RFID Experts Group (REG) of Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM) in 2012-2013. He received AIM Inc.’s Ted Williams Award in 2015 for his contributions to the RFID industry.

Hawrylak is the publication chair of the International IEEE RFID Conference and is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications (IJRFITA) Journal published by InderScience Publishers, which focuses on the application and development of RFID technology. Hawrylak is also editor-in-chief of the IEEE RFID Virtual Journal, which provides a single source for high-quality and high-impact publications in the areas of RFID and Internet of Things (IoT). Among his many research articles and books, he has published in the International Journal on Computational Methods and Algorithms in Medicine; Wireless Personal Communications; International Journal of Modelling and Simulation; and International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications as well as the books Handbook of Research on Progressive Trends in Wireless Communications and Networking; Optimization and Security Challenges in Smart Power Grids; and Developments in Wireless Network Prototyping, Design and Deployment: Future Generations.

He received a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, a master’s and doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, in 2002, 2004 and 2006 respectively.